Howdy from Quakecon. This is a very cool event, and we'll have lots to share with you guys over the next few days.
An interesting observation: AMD and NVIDIA are both title sponsors for this year's Quakecon, and one can't help but notice the closeness of cooperation between the two companies. AMD and NVIDIA share a press briefing room, and they're doing joint briefings. Folks are talking in hushed tones about what it all means, and there are rumors of similarities in future product naming between the two, as well. What will it all add up to? I dunno. Maybe nothing other than some friendly CPU/chipset synergy. But, as one observer put it, it's "cute" to see AMD and NVIDIA so cuddly.
Another juicy tidbit: Turns out the star of Abit's engineering ranks left a while back to head up DFI's motherboard development efforts. This cuddly engineer designed a number of great Abit boards, including the classic dual-Celeron BP6. His arrival helps explain how DFI was able to crank out those swanky LANParty boards after making stodgy OEM mobos for so many years.
|Intel Core i5-8500 appears in SiSoft database||0|
|Here's all of TR's CES 2018 coverage in one place||2|
|Tuesday deals: cheap SSDs, motherboards, and a sweet laptop||4|
|Report: Intel TLC SSD 760p and QLC SSD 660p on the way soon||7|
|be quiet! displays its Dark Rock 4 and Dark Rock Pro 4 coolers||20|
|Gigabyte, Asus, and MSI prep updates against Meltdown and Spectre||41|
|EVGA teases its 2200-W power supply and Z10 keyboard at CES||25|
|Intel acknowledges Haswell and Broadwell reboots after patches||48|
|AMD will issue optional Ryzen and Epyc microcode updates for Spectre||27|
|There's finally an SSD with a Quad-Damage feature! Unfortunately it's self-inflicted quad damage.||+18|