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SK Hynix: We‘re Planning for DDR5-8400 at 1.1 Volts

Back in November last year, we reported that SK Hynix had developed and deployed its first DDR5 DRAM.Fast forward to the present, and we also know SK Hynix has recently been working on its DDR5-6400DRAM, but today the company has showcased that it has plans to offer up to DDR5-8400, with on-die ECC, and an operating voltage of just 1.1 Volts. WIth CPU core counts rising with the fierce battle ongoing between Intel and AMD in the desktop, profes

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SK Hynix Dishes On DDR5: Up To 8400Mbps at 1.1 Volts

Back in November last year, we reported that SK Hynix had developed and deployed its first DDR5 DRAM.Fast forward to the present, and we also know SK Hynix has recently been working on its DDR5-6400DRAM, but today the company has showcased that it has plans to offer up to DDR5-8400, with on-die ECC, and an operating voltage of just 1.1 Volts. WIth CPU core counts rising with the fierce battle ongoing between Intel and AMD in the desktop, profes

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SK Hynix: Up to DDR5-8400 at 1.1 Volts

Back in November last year, we reported that SK Hynix had developed and deployed its first DDR5 DRAM.Fast forward to the present, and we also know SK Hynix has recently been working on its DDR5-6400DRAM, but today the company has showcased that it has plans to offer up to DDR5-8400, with on-die ECC, and an operating voltage of just 1.1 Volts. WIth CPU core counts rising with the fierce battle ongoing between Intel and AMD in the desktop, profes

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Folding@Home Coronavirus Race, AnandTech vs. Tom‘s Hardware: Two Week Check-In

As many of us are stuck at home these days and are slowly quickly going mad, a couple of weeks ago we kicked off a race of sorts with our loyal opposition, Tom‘s Hardware. Challenging each other to put an end to the very thing that‘s keeping us at home the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 we have been racing to see which team can contribute the most work towards the Folding@Home project‘s coronavirus distributed computing researc

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Razer Refreshes Blade 15 Series With Intel 10th Gen Comet Lake

Along with many other OEMs in the notebook segment at the moment, Razer has joined in the fray with thelaunch oftwo new models of its Blade 15 series of gaming notebooks. Building upon Intels newly announced 10th generation Comet Lake-H processors, both models also include options for using NVIDIAs new RTX Super mobile GPUs. Starting offwith the new flagshipBlade 15 Advanced model, Razer claims it to be the worlds smallest laptop with with a 15

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The Samsung Galaxy S20+, S20 Ultra Exynos & Snapdragon Review: Megalomania Devices

It‘s been a long couple of weeks, but the wait is now finally over. Today we‘re ready to go on a deep dive into Samsung‘s most important phones of 2020; the new Galaxy S20 series represents a huge jump for the Korean company, and also for the wider smartphone industry. The new devices have a lot of brand-new features premiering for the first time in mainstream flagship devices, and some cutting-edge capabilities that are outrig

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ASUS Launches ROG Strix XG27WQ Curved 165Hz Monitor: FreeSync Premium Pro Certified

AMD‘s FreeSync Premium Pro certification promises quite a lot when it comes to features and quality, but unfortunately there are less than a dozen of such displays available on the market today. Thankfully, that market will be getting one more entry courtesy of ASUS, who recently announced its second FreeSync Premium Pro monitor, theROG Strix XG27WQ. Touting support for superior capabilities, the 27-inch monitor is one of the most feature-

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NVIDIA Details Dynamic Boost Tech & Advanced Optimus (G-Sync & Optimus At Last)

Alongside this morning‘s launch of their new laptop SKUs, NVIDIA is also rolling out a couple of new technologies aimed at high-end laptops. Being placed under their Max-Q banner, the company is unveiling new features to better manage laptop TDP allocations, and for the first time, the ability to have G-Sync in an Optimus-enabled laptop. These new technologies are separate from the new hardware SKUs being launched today they can technical

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Lenovo Legion Laptop Launch: 10th Gen Intel Core And RTX Super Updates

Lenovo is announcing some updated products today featuring the new 10th generation Intel Core H-Series and NVIDIA RTX Super mobile GPUs, and Lenovo is taking advantage of the new NVIDIA Advanced Optimus as well, allowing better battery life while still providing G-SYNC. The Lenovo Legion 7i and Legion 5i are replacing the Legion Y740 and Y540 models, with the 7i being a 17-inch gaming laptop, and the 5i being a 15-inch version. Both will featur

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MSI Launches New 10th Gen Core Laptops With NVIDIA RTX Super And Mini LED

To coincide with today‘s launch of both the latest 10th generation Intel Core H-Series parts, as well as NVIDIA‘s launch of their new RTX Super laptop GPUs, MSI is announcing a trio of new models to cover a wide-spectrum of the market, with two gaming-focused models in the GS66 Stealth and GE66 Raider, as well as the content-creator focused Creator 17. MSI 10th Gen Intel Core Launch Lineup GS66 Stealth GE66

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NVIDIA‘s 2020 Laptop Refresh: Launches GeForce RTX 2080 Super, 2070 Super, & GTX 1650 Ti

With this week marking the launch of AMD‘s Ryzen Mobile 4000 APUs and Intel‘s Comet Lake-H mobile CPUs, this week is essentially the kick-off point for the next generation of laptops. OEMs and vendors across the spectrum are gearing up to roll out new and updated laptops based on the latest silicon, as they set themselves up for the next year or so of laptop sales. Not one to be left out, NVIDIA is also using this week‘s launc

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Acer Gaming Laptop Updates: 10th Gen Intel Core And NVIDIA RTX Super

With the announcement of the latest Intel Core H-Series and NVIDIA‘s RTX Super lineup, Acer is announcing a refresh today of a couple of their gaming laptop models. Both make the jump to the 10th generation Intel Core lineup of processors, and the Triton 500 also gets the new RTX Super GPUs. Acer Predator Triton 500 Updates We got a chance to review this laptop back in 2019, and it offered quite a bit of performance in a very small and

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Intel Details 10th Gen Comet Lake-H for 45 W Notebooks: Up to 5.3 GHz*

Two of the big announcements out of CES this year were both mobile related: Intel and AMD announced they would be launching new gaming laptop processors into the market in the first half of this year. 45 W parts, also known as H-series in the business, provide the basis for productivity and gaming notebooks that use additional graphics to give some oomph. These systems span from thin and light with GPU requirements, through ‘luggables&lsqu

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KINGMAX Joins PCIe 4.0 SSD Club with PX4480 Drives

As AMD‘s latest Ryzen 3000/X570 platforms with PCIe 4.0 support become more widespread on the market, SSD vendors are continuing to ramp up the releaes of their matching PCIe 4.0-based SSDs. Joining the party, KINGMAX, a known maker of components for enthusiasts, has revealed its first PCIe 4.0 SSD family, the PX4480. The KINGMAX Zeus PX4480 SSDs are based on the Phison PS5016-E16 controller paired with 3D TLC NAND memory, and are availab

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Micron to Start Volume Production of 128-Layer 3D NAND with RG Architecture This Quarter

As part of the companys second quarter financial earnings call, Micron has revealed that it is about to start volume production of its 4thGeneration 3D NAND memory devices. Based around the companys new replacement gate (RG) architecture, the memory manufacturer is gearing up to begin production in the current fiscal quarter (Q3FY20), with commercial shipments set to begin in the fourth quarter. Overall, this will mark the start of a major techn

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Micron to Launch HBM2 DRAM This Year: Finally

Bundled in their latest earnings call, Micron has revealed that later this year the company will finally introduce its first HBM DRAM for bandwidth-hungry applications. The move will enable the company to address the market for high-bandwidth devices such as flagship GPUs and network processors, which in the last five years have turned to HBM to meet their ever-growing bandwidth needs. And as the third and final of the big three memory manufactu

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Xiaomi Globally Launches Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro; Snapdragon 865 & 108MP Cameras

Whilst the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro haven‘t been secret devices, having been launched in China over a month ago, today Xiaomi is catching up on what was originally planned to be a MWC2020 global product reveal and global launch event. The new Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro represent Xiaomi‘s mainline flagship devices for 2020, featuring the latest Snapdragon 865 SoC, as well as a slew of different camera hardware, including thefamed HMX 108MP camer

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PowerColor Extends Product Warranty by Three Months Due to Coronavirus

PowerColor this week has announced that it is extending its warranties to existing customers by three months. The second manufacturer this month to extend its existing prodcut warranties, PowerColor is making the extension due to the SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus global pandemic and all of the resulting lockdown-related restrictions on non-essential shipping. With the novel Coronavirus affecting many daily aspects of life and industry, provisions of b

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Greenliant Launches 1.92 TB M.2 Industrial SSDs

Greenliant revealed on Wednesday that it has started shipments of its new industrial-grade ArmourDrive M.2 SSDs. The enhanced-durability drives are rated to operate in a much wider range of temperatures than commercial drives and are available in both NVMe and SATA formats, with capacities from 240 GB up to 1.92 TB. Greenliant‘s ArmourDrive 88PX-series NVMe M.2-2280/PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs and ArmourDrive 87PX-series SATA M.2-2280 SSDs are desig

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TeamGroup Announces 32GB T-Force Vulcan Z and Dark Z DDR4 Modules

One of the worlds largest DRAM memory manufacturers TeamGroup has unveiled its first DDR4 memory kits featuring 32 GB sticks under its gaming-focused T-Force brand. The T-Force Vulcan Z and T-Force Dark Z will the first from the brand to be offered in 32 GB x 2 kits in dual-channel kits. Starting with its T-Force Vulcan Z range, TeamGroup intends to release two different speeds with its 32 GB single stick options. It will be made available in D

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Cadence DDR5 Update: Launching at 4800 MT/s, Over 12 DDR5 SoCs in Development

JEDEC still has not published the DDR5 specification officially, yet it looks like DRAM makers and SoC designers are preparing for the DDR5 launch at full steam. Cadence, which was vocal about the new technology back in 2018, and has since released provisional DDR5 IP (the DDR5 controller and PHY)commercially, this week presented some additional information about the upcoming DDR5 market release as well as the technologys progress. DDR5 Platfor

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Gone in 0.5 ms: BenQ Unveils Zowie XL2746S 240 Hz Monitor w/ 0.5 ms Response Time

IPS technology has recently evolved to the point where240 Hz refresh rates have started enter the territory of displays for hardcore gamers that were previously dominated by TN panels. However, TN technology still has a trick up its sleeve, and that is a very low grey-to-grey response times. Taking advantage of this last technical superiority, BenQ this week introduced its latest gaming display for e-sports professionals, the Zowie XL2746S. As e

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Dell & HPE Issue Updates to Fix 40K Hour Runtime Flaw in Enterprise SSDs

In a second SSD snafu in as many years, Dell and HPE have revealed that the two vendors have shipped enterprise drives with a critical firmware bug, one will eventually cause data loss. The bug, seemingly related to an internal runtime counter in the SSDs, causes them to fail once they reach 40,000 hours runtime, losing all data in the process. As a result, both companies have needed to issue firmware updates for their respective drives, as cust

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I Need Speed: MSI Reveals Optix MAG251RX 240Hz IPS Gaming Monitor

MSI has announced its first display that uses a Fast IPS panel, which boasts a 240 Hz refresh rate. Like many gaming LCDs, the Optix MAG251RX is NVIDIA G-Sync compatible as well as VESA DisplayHDR 400 certified. Meanwhile, unlike most gaming monitors, the new product comes with a USB-C input. Based on a 24.5-inch 8-bit+FRC IPS panel, the MSI MAG251RX features a 19201080 resolution, 400 nits brightness, a 1000:1 contrast ratio, 178/178 viewing a

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