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CES 2019: ASRock‘s Five New B365 Motherboards

ASRock unveiled five new B365 motherboards at CES 2019 with a mixture of features similar to its Z390 offerings. The B365 Pro4 and B365M Pro are targeted towards professional users while B365 and B365M Phantom Gaming 4 mark a lower cost entry point onto the Intel 8th and 9th generation processors. The last of the five new models is the mini-ITX sized B365M-ITX/ac. ASRock B365 Pro4 ATX Motherboard In an effort to free up some capacity for the

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CES 2019: Colorful iGame GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Kudan at 1.8 GHz GPU Clocks

Colorful has introduced its new limited-edition graphics card that will belong to its top-of-the-range Kudan* tier. The company plans to make only 1,000 of its iGame GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Kudan graphics cards, but those lucky who will lay their hands on one of these collectible boards will not only get an exclusive high-tech device, but will also get extreme performance right out of the box. The Colorful iGame GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Kudan graphics c

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CES 2019: MSI‘s Gaming Laptop Lineup With NVIDIA RTX Graphics

MSI is one of the latest manufacturers to launch a new range of gaming laptops with two new gaming models with upgraded graphics. Hitting the market is the slimlinebut powerful MSI GS75 Stealth,and the MSI GE75 Raider which is one of the first 17 notebooks to harness the power of an RTX 2080. MSI GS75 Stealth The newly revamped version of the MSI GS75 Stealth comes installed a new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics card and an Intel 8th genera

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CES 2019: MSI PS63 Modern Notebook, a 15.6-inch with 16 Hours Battery Life

Designed with content creators and designers in mind, the new 15.6 MSI PS63 Modern looks to make a bold statement. The key feature for this new notebook is the specifications: under the hood we get Intels latest Whiskey Lake processor, combined with a GTX 1050 Max-Q graphics card, a 15.6-inch 1080p display, and yet MSI claims that this system will hit 16 hours of battery life. Thats one hell of a combination. Also included is Qualcomms Quick

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CES 2019: Kingston A2000 NVMe SSD Aiming for Below SATA Pricing

Manufacturers of SSDs have traditionally sold drives with a PCIe interface at a premium when compared to devices featuring a SATA interface because of higher performance and despite of the fact that most SATA SSDs use drive form-factor and are more expensive to make than M.2 modules. Later this year Kingston plans to launch its A2000-series SSDs featuring a PCIe 3.0 x4 interface that will be priced below SATA SSDs. The Kingston A2000-series dri

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CES 2019: Digital Storm Entry-Level Vanquish PC with Bespoke Chassis

Digital Storm is known for beautiful-looking gaming PCs semi-customized but mostly built from off-the-shelf components. In a bid to differentiate itself from other makers, as well as DIY builds, the company plans to move away from standard cases and use only unique build-to-order chassis for all of its systems, including the entry-level Vanquish series. The first of such PCs was demonstrated at CES earlier this month. The new chassis for Digi

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CES 2019: Deepcool Unveils 280W Capacity Assassin III Air Cooler

In a world where closed-loop liquid cooling systems have become a default choice for enthusiast-class PCs, the evolution of air coolers has inevitably slowed down. Nonetheless, there are manufacturers that keep introducing rather interesting air coolers that can cool down even high-end desktop processors. One of such devices is Deepcool‘s Assassin III, which was demonstrated at this years CES. The 165-mm tall Deepcool Assassin III is comp

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CES 2019: Dell Alienware Area-51m DTR Laptop with Core i9-9900K & GeForce RTX

In the recent years a number of PC makers have introduced desktop replacement-class notebooks with processors originally developed for desktops. Meanwhile, large OEMs tend to be more conservative and kept using mobile CPUs for their high-end laptops. However, there is a first time for everything and this month Dell‘s Alienware announced its first DTR notebook featuring Intel‘s desktop six-core and eight-core processors. In fact, the

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Google Acquires Smartwatch Tech and R&D Personnel from Fossil

Google and watch marker Fossil on Thursday announced that Google would be acquiring smartwatch-related intellectual property and personnel from Fossil. The technology is currently under development and will only be used for future products. The acquisition means that Google now has IP and developers that will help the company more directly address the smartwatch and broader wearables industries.. Under the terms of the deal, Google will pay Fos

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Quick Look: Using WD‘s Black SN750 SSD as a Thunderbolt 3 External Drive

External SSDs with a Thunderbolt 3 interface are still the only option for users looking to get high-end performance in a bus-powered portable device. These SSDs have become possible due to the emergence of NVMe drives in the compact M.2 form-factor, which are fully capable of saturating the Thunderbolt 3 interface, never mind slower interfaces like 10Gbps USB 3.x. The TEKQ Rapide was one of the first Thunderbolt 3 external SSD that we reviewed

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The Western Digital WD Black SN750 SSD Review: Why Fix What Isn‘t Broken?

Last year Western Digital overhauled their WD Black NVMe SSD with an upgrade to 3D NAND and a new in-house SSD controller, transforming the product line from one of the slowest NVMe drives to one of the top high-end competitors. Now the third generation WD Black SSD is here, with the model number SN750 to avoid confusion with its predecessors. (Internally, last years model was known as the SN700, and the OEM version was the SN720.) The new WD Bl

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CES 2019: ECS SF110-A320 Ultra-Compact PC using AMD Ryzen

One of the market segments that AMD has not yet established a meaningful presence in with its Ryzen processors is the ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) PC market. AMDs limited progress here comes despite the fact that the company introduced suitable low-power Ryzen APUs for desktops a while ago. However things have finally begun to change as of late, after a number of PC makers introduced miniature systems featuring Ryzen chips. One of these comp

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CES 2019: ASUS Reveals StudioBook S W700 Workstation with Xeon & Quadro

At CES this year, ASUS introduced its first mobile workstation aimed at professionals who work with graphics applications. The new system can be equipped with six-core Intel Core or Xeon processors, NVIDIA‘s Quadro GPUs, and a factory-calibrated 17-inch display panel validated by Pantone. These days a leading supplier of premium laptops for consumers, gamers, and prosumers, ASUS inevitably needed a new market to enter in a bid to keep its

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CES 2019: A Monitor from GIGABYTE? The 1440p 144 Hz IPS FreeSync ‘Aorus AD27QD‘

Over the past few years GIGABYTE has expanded to a variety of new businesses. The company started to offer memory modules, SSDs, mice, keyboards, and a lot of other gear aimed at gamers. This year GIGABYTE enters the market of gaming displays with a rather interesting offering: the Aorus AD27QD. The monitor combines a 8-bit panel with a 10-bit scaler, and a 144 Hz IPS QHD panel with a plethora of features aimed at gamers, including FreeSync. The

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CES 2019: 900 InWin 928 Chassis for Intel‘s 28-Core Xeon W-3175X

The emerging category of extreme workstations has brought with it a new market for larger PC cases better suited for housing this high-end equipment. To that end, at CES this year InWin demonstrated its new 928 chassis, which is specifically designed for machines using Intel‘s Xeon W-3175X processors. The PC case can accommodate an Extended-ATX motherboard, two PSUs, and a sophisticated cooling system. And with a price tag of 900 almost a

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CES 2019: GIGABYTE‘s High-Performance Aorus PCIe and M.2 SSDs

Last year when GIGABYTE introduced its first SSDs, the company took a cautious approach only released entry-level drives. At this year‘s CES the company finally unveiled its high-performance SSDs aimed at high-end PCs, which like other high-end GIGABYTE parts will be sold under the Aorus brand. Traditional and typical for GIGABYTE, the drives are based on controllers and reference designs developed by Phison. GIGABYTE‘s Aorus family

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TSMC: 7nm Now Biggest Share of Revenue

As process node technology gets ever more complex, it costs big dollars to develop and then building chips on the process is also a very costly process. The big foundries often have many process nodes running in parallel across a wide range of price brackets in order to both diversify the revenue streams but also offer multiple competitive options for the market. The latest numbers out of TSMC are stating that in Q4, the revenue generated from t

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The Microsoft Surface Go LTE Review: Unmatched Mobility

Microsoft‘s Surface Pro lineup has been a design win for the company for several years now. The Surface Go was launched in July of 2018 as a lower-cost version of the Surface Pro, offering buyers a less expensive way to become a Surface customer, and by the nature of its smaller size compared to the Surface Pro, an even more portable convertible Surface tablet. When the device was initially announced, a model with LTE connectivity was also

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Samsung at CES 2019: 219-Inch and 75-Inch Micro LED Ultra-HD TVs Demonstrated

Samsung showcased its new ultra-large television with a 219-inch diagonal at CES 2019. Dubbed ‘The Wall‘, the TV uses the company‘s Micro LED technology that offers very high brightness and deep inky blacks, essentially competing against OLED TVs when it comes to picture quality. Separately, Samsung introduced its 75-inch Micro LED Ultra-HD TV aimed at general consumers. The new 219-inch ‘The Wall‘ TV features an

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CES 2019: MSI Unveils GUNGNIR 100 Chassis and Vigor GK60 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

MSI has added to its ever-growingrange of peripherals with the new Vigor GK60 gaming keyboard. CES 2019 also marks the unveiling of its Norse mythology inspired GUNGNIR 100 chassis aimed at gamers looking to add some RGB sparkle to their system. MSI GUNGNIR 100 Chassis MSIs new GUNGNIR 100 case is named after the Norse God Odins legendary spear and looks to wield plenty of RGB LED lighting.The GUNGNIR 100 allows users to install motherboards

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ASUS at CES 2019: ProArt PA32UCX 4K Monitor with 1000-Zone FALD Unveiled

ASUS introduced its new flagship professional display at CES. The ProArt PA32UCX supports everything that one might expect from a 2019 professional monitor, including a 4K Ultra-HD resolution along with support of the DCI-P3 and Rec. 2020 color spaces as well as Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, but its key feature is a unique FALD backlighting with 1000 zones. The ASUS ProArt PA32UCX monitor is based on a 10-bit 32-inch IPS panel that can reproduce

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Intel‘s Graphics-Free Chips Are Also Savings-Free: Same Price, Fewer Features

We recently reported on the fact that a range of new mainstream Intel desktop processors are coming onto the market without the integrated graphics enabled. This processors, indicated by the ‘F‘ designation (not to be confused with Intel‘s chips with an integrated fabric, also called ‘F‘), have had their specifications released for a short while, except for the price. Intel is now happy to fill that part in.

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