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Intel SSD 660p brings QLC and NVMe to the masses
— 12:43 PM on August 7, 2018

Samsung announced yesterday that it's mass-producing QLC SATA SSDs for consumers, but Intel has beaten the NAND giant to the punch with a QLC...

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Tuesday deals: a 2-TB solid-state drive for $250 and much more
— 11:10 AM on August 7, 2018

Greetings folks. It's nice and balmy today at my location, but unfortunately not everywhere. After a relatively calm July, Portugal's fire season is now...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Miscellaneous Displays Mobile computing

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In the lab: Gigabyte's X399 Aorus Xtreme motherboard
— 4:29 PM on August 6, 2018

We're drowning in Threadripper test hardware at The Tech Report right now, as you can see in our second-gen Threadripper unboxing video. Gigabyte has...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Samsung begins mass-producing a QLC SSD for consumers
— 11:41 AM on August 6, 2018

The Flash Memory Summit is underway in Santa Clara, CA this week, and NAND news is likely to fly hard and fast. For its part,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Gigabyte and MSI tout firmware support for Intel 9000-series CPUs
— 1:15 PM on August 3, 2018

A plethora of leaked roadmaps this week suggests that Intel's ninth-generation Core or 9000-series CPUs are on their way sooner rather than later. To...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Thursday deals: a Radeon RX 580 8 GB for $230 and more
— 11:21 AM on August 2, 2018

Hi there, folks. It's with much joy that I recently noticed that there's a "second season" to Steins;Gate called simply Steins;Gate 0. The...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Power Storage Memory

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ASRock revs up for AMD B450 with five new motherboards
— 9:00 AM on August 1, 2018

Although we've been covering AMD's B450 motherboards as details have become available over the past couple of weeks, the official launch of those mobos happened...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Tuesday deals: a high-end Dell XPS 13 for $1560, big screens, and more
— 11:11 AM on July 31, 2018

Howdy, folks. Europe is under a massive heat wave right now, and it's getting to be Serious Business. Where before I was poking fun...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Samsung posts a soft second quarter on weak flagship phone sales
— 9:00 AM on July 31, 2018

It's quarterly financial reporting season, and Samsung Electronics recently posted its second-quarter results. The company raked in $52.1 billion in revenue (58.48 trillion South...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Miscellaneous Memory Mobile computing

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Deals of the day: a 120-GB SSD for $28 and a 256-GB drive for $50
— 2:45 PM on July 30, 2018

Have an older system that could really do with an SSD upgrade? Our deal-scouting today turned up a couple drives that could take the mechanical-hard-drive...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Miscellaneous

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Asus' WS C246 Pro boards are ready to cradle Xeon E chips and ECC RAM
— 3:45 PM on July 27, 2018

Intel's Coffee Lake-based Xeon E chips have been around for a little bit now, and every major vendor is peddling products meant for those CPUs....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Chipsets Workstations

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Thursday deals: a Ryzen 7 1700 for $200 and more
— 12:04 PM on July 26, 2018

Greetings, folks! I hope you're enjoying the summer weather. Around here it's warm and balmy enough, and there haven't been reports of massive fires—at least...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Storage Displays Memory

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Backblaze publishes its hard drive obituary for Q2 2018
— 12:58 PM on July 25, 2018

We're into the third quarter of 2018, and that means it's time for yet another Backblaze quarterly report. It's interesting to see the results...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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David Kanter dissects Intel's plans for Optane Persistent Memory
— 9:34 AM on July 24, 2018

Intel's Optane Persistent Memory sticks put 3D Xpoint memory chips in DIMM slots. While that may sound straightforward enough, the shift from DRAM to...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Servers

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Toshiba's XG6 SSDs put 96-layer NAND to good use
— 9:05 AM on July 24, 2018

When we reviewed Toshiba's XG5 NVMe SSD, it was one of the fastest drives we'd tested. Although that was the first drive we fondled...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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MSI adds 10 B450 motherboards to its Dragon Army
— 12:49 PM on July 20, 2018

We've already examined Gigabyte and Asus' takes on the AMD B450 platform, and MSI is ready for action with a whopping 10 new...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Asus fuels up a quartet of AMD B450 motherboards
— 2:22 PM on July 19, 2018

Any new chipset means a slew of new motherboards is bound to follow, and Asus is joining the AMD B450 party with four fresh boards...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Thursday deals: a Ryzen 5 2600X for $189 and more
— 12:14 PM on July 19, 2018

How's it going, folks? Motherboards bearing AMD's revamped B450 chipset have begun hitting e-tailers everywhere, ready to take in often-discounted Ryzen 2000-series CPUs. We've already...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Displays Memory

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