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Sandisk Ultra 3D SSDs pack a punch at affordable prices
— 2:47 PM on August 4, 2017

The various varieties of 3D NAND are quite a bit of a hot topic lately. Every NAND maker is set on stacking layers ever...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Deals of the week: mobos, lots of hard drives, and more
— 11:46 AM on August 4, 2017

Greetings, gerbils! It truly is the season of hardware. This year has barely let up in hardware releases, and we're betting that more than a...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Displays Memory

Gigabyte's X299 Aorus Gaming mobo offers Kaby Lake-X exclusivity
— 5:04 PM on August 3, 2017

Despite sharing the same socket, Intel's Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X processors have a few key differences that buyers need to know about. Notably, Skylake-X...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Sony and IBM team up to create 330 TB tapes
— 3:30 PM on August 3, 2017

The oldest gerbils probably think about magnetic tape in the context of data storage for Commodore VIC-20s and the like. The youngest gerbils probably...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

Toshiba BG3 SSDs fit 512 GB in 3.2 cm²
— 12:30 PM on August 3, 2017

That Toshiba XG5 is a pretty nice SSD, eh? Toshiba's storage division has been knocking it out of the park lately. That group...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Stick four graphics cards in ASRock's X399 motherboards
— 11:30 AM on August 2, 2017

There's a fairly convincing argument to be made that AMD's Ryzen Threadripper CPUs are best suited for workstations rather than gaming rigs. AMD and Nvidia...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Vega goes pro on the Radeon Pro WX 9100 and Radeon Pro SSG
— 3:30 PM on July 31, 2017

AMD led off its Vega assault by releasing two Vega Frontier Edition graphics cards at the very end of last month. The Frontier cards were...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage

Threadripper finds a fancy home in the Asus ROG Zenith Extreme
— 2:00 PM on July 31, 2017

Looming large like an alien spacecraft, Ryzen Threadripper is upon us. The size of AMD's new high-end desktop CPUs cannot be overstated, and such a...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Gigabyte X399 Aorus Gaming 7 mobo enters the Threadripper fray
— 12:30 PM on July 31, 2017

Between Vega graphics cards and Threadripper, AMD is dominating headlines in the realm of PC hardware over the last few days. Gigabyte is...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Gaming

MSI X399 Gaming Pro Carbon AC gets Threadripper going
— 11:10 AM on July 31, 2017

MSI wasted no time announcing its first motherboard for AMD's upcoming Ryzen Threadripper CPUs. The X399 Gaming Pro Carbon AC surrounds the mammoth...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Gaming

Deals of the week: a ton of mobos, peripherals, and audio gear
— 10:32 AM on July 28, 2017

Howdy, gerbils! Much to your collective chagrin, I'm back from my U.S. trip, wherein I discharged firearms, acquired explosives, enjoyed great portions of food, marvelled...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Input devices

Toshiba puts 64-layer flash to work in the TR200 SSDs
— 11:30 AM on July 27, 2017

At the end of May, Toshiba introduced the OEM-focused XG5 NVMe SSD, the company's first product based on its own 64-layer BiCS 3D flash...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Alphacool Eisblock HDX-2 and HDX-3 help M.2 SSDs beat the heat
— 4:00 PM on July 21, 2017

In our experience, modern desktop M.2 SSDs rarely throttle under even the most strenuous real-world conditions, but that hasn't stopped PC component manufacturers from coming...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage

Asus Crosshair VI Extreme pulls out all the stops for AM4
— 9:00 AM on July 20, 2017

Asus just announced what is likely to be the flagship of its fleet of Ryzen-ready motherboards. The Republic of Gamers Crosshair VI Extreme takes...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Adata ISSS314 TLC and MLC SSDs are ready for extremes
— 10:30 AM on July 18, 2017

A month ago Adata took the wraps off its IM2P3388 series of industrial-grade M.2 NVMe SSDs. The company's product planners must be aware that...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Viking UHC-Silo SSDs put 25 TB or 50 TB in business-friendly homes
— 2:02 PM on July 17, 2017

Do you have a big pile of data that you can't bear to put on moldy old spinning platter hard drives? If you have the...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

ROG Rampage VI Apex shows simple tweaks can tame X299 VRMs
— 3:30 PM on July 14, 2017

Roman "der8auer" Hartung recently cast shade on a handful of motherboards based on Intel's X299 chipset. According to the extreme overclocker, the boards' voltage-regulation...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Deals of the week: cheap motherboards, a nice case, and speakers
— 11:25 AM on July 14, 2017

Howdy, gerbils! I have to say, I'm getting accustomed to the American way of things. I've been here for three days now (for the first...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Storage Memory Mobile computing