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Shuttle Unveils SZ270R9 SFF PC with ‘Turbo‘ Button: Core i7, Long GPU, 6 Drives & More

Shuttle has introduced its new high-end PC barebones designed for gamers and enthusiast who are not afraid of overclocking. The new XPC SZ270R9 features the R9 chassis that can accommodate a modern desktop graphics card, several 3.5‘ hard drives and even has a programmable RGB lighting. One of the important features of the newcomer is the ‘Turbo‘ button on the front panel that loads overclocking configuration when users need it

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Colorful‘s GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Kudan Hits the Market: 1.8 GHz GPU, Hybrid Cooling, 4 Fans

Colorful has started to sell its highest-performing video card to date, the iGame GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Kudan. The graphics adapter features a large three-wide hybrid cooling system with four fans in total and the manufacturer guarantees that the GPU will hit nearly 1.8 GHz in boost mode once a factory overclocked setting is activated. The Colorful iGame GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Kudan is the company‘s flagship card based on NVIDIA‘s GP102

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Corsair Launches Vengeance 32 GB Quad-Channel DDR4-4000 SO-DIMM Kit for 595

Corsair on Wednesday introduced its new quad-channel 32 GB DDR4-4000 SO-DIMM kit designed specifically for ASRock‘s X299E-ITX/ac platform and Intel‘s latest Core i7/Core i9 processors. The kit hits the psychologically important DDR4-4000 interface speed and enables enthusiasts and system builders to put together higher-performance Mini-ITX builds. Meanwhile, as a rather unique SO-DIMM kit, Corsairs new kit wont come cheap. The Corsa

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Iiyama Unveils Its First Curved Gaming Display: 31.5-inch, FHD, 144 Hz, FreeSync

Iiyama has announced the G-Master G3266HS-B1, its first curved monitor for gamers. The new display belongs to entry-level class and offers an FHD resolution along with dynamic refresh rate of up to 144 Hz enabled by AMD‘s FreeSync technology. Pricing of the LCD looks rather competitive in Europe, but the U.S. MSRP remains to be seen. The Iiyama G-Master G3266HS-B1 monitor is based on a 31.5‘ VA panel with a 19201080 resolution, a 14

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The Intel Optane SSD 900p 480GB Review: Diving Deeper Into 3D XPoint

Our first look at the Intel Optane SSD 900p only included the smaller 280GB capacity. We now have added the 480GB model to our collection, and have started analyzing the power consumption of the fastest SSDs on the market.

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LG Gram 2018 Laptops Unveiled: Quad-Core i5/i7, TB3, ~2.2 Lbs, 22 Hrs

LG on Thursday formally announced its next-generation LG gram ultra-thin notebooks. The new laptops will be as sleek as their predecessors, but will get a more durable chassis, Intel‘s latest quad-core 8th generation Core i5/i7 processors, optional Thundebolt 3 connectivity and a higher-capacity accumulator that enables 19 22.5 hours battery life. The new LG gram 2018 notebooks will continue to be offered with 13.3‘, 14‘, and

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The Intel Optane SSD 900p 480GB Review

Our first look at the Intel Optane SSD 900p only included the smaller 280GB capacity. We now have added the 480GB model to our collection, and have started analyzing the power consumption of the fastest SSDs on the market.

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DeepCool Releases QuadStellar Four-lobed Chassis: ‘Smart‘ Case, Unique Shape

DeepCool recently started selling the QuadStellar four-lobed chassis on the market nearly a year after it made its debut at CES 2017 in January. The QuadStellar design follows its predecessor, the TriStellar, with its lobed designlookingmore like a high-tech black dronethan a traditional PC case. The lobes each hold a different heat producing component - for example Storage, Power, and Video cards while the central hub housesthe motherboard. The

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Baidu Announces An EPYC Deployment: Single Socket Scorpio Systems

As part of the end-of-year news melee, Baidu and AMD have announced the next phase of EPYC in the cloud, with a large scale deployment of single socket servers as part of Baidu‘s ABC next-generation strategy. The lynchpin in the deployment will be AMD EPYC CPUs, which will be available to Baidu‘s customers with ‘immediate availability‘. Baidu, the largest search engine in China, announced back at the June 20th EPYC launc

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Spotted: 960 GB & 1.5 TB Intel Optane SSD 900P

Intel‘s Optane SSD 900P featuring 3D XPoint memory have an edge over SSDs based on NAND flash when it comes to performance and promise to excel them in endurance. Meanwhile the Optane SSD 900P lineup is criticized for relatively low capacities - only 240 GB and 480 GB models are available now, which is not enough for hosting large virtual machines. Apparently, Intel has disclosed that there are 960 GB and 1.5 TB models up its sleeve. Inte

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Samsung Announces New Notebook 9 Pen and Three New Notebook 9 (2018) Laptops

Just in time for, or before CES 2018, Samsung unveiled three new laptops in their Notebook 9 family, starting with the Notebook 9 Pen. The Pen is a 13.3-inch 2-in-1 notebook with a 360-degree convertible hinge, includes the built-in S-Pen for mixed laptop/tablet functionality. The other new laptops are updates of its Notebook 9 devices, the 13.3 and 15-inch models. They, like the Pen, will include 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processors and enha

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Western Digital to Use RISC-V for Controllers, Processors, Purpose-Built Platforms

Western Digital recently announced plans to use the RISC-V ISA across its existing product stack as well as for future products that will combine processing and storage. The company plans to develop RISC-V cores internally and license them from third parties to use in its own controllers and SoCs, along with using third-party RISC-V based controllers. To develop the RISC-V ecosystem, Western Digital has already engaged in partnerships and invest

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Toshiba Launches MN06ACA 10 TB HDD for NAS: 7 Platters, Up to 249 MB/s

Toshiba continues to apply its seven-platter HDD platform to new applications and market segments, increasing hard drive capacity to 10 TB and slightly improving performance. Recently the company introduced its 10 TB HDD for SOHO and SMB NAS appliances that is designed to operate for 24/7 in vibrating multi-drive environments. The drive promises to be faster than competitors of the same class (and even some higher-end rivals), at a cost of a hig

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Synaptics Unveils Clear ID In-Display Fingerprint Sensor for 18:9, 20:9 Smartphones

Synaptics this week introduced its first Clear ID FS9500 in-display optical sensor that can be installed under the surface of an OLED screen. The fingerprint reader works faster than facial recognition and can be used in any environments, including dark rooms and sunny beaches, Synaptics says. The first smartphones featuring the technology are due in Q1 2018. Biometric authentication has become a mandated feature of every smartphone in the rece

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PowerColor Announces Gaming Station: The Devil Box‘s Spawn, TB3 eGFX Enclosure

PowerColor recently announced its second eGFX enclosure named, Gaming Station. The Gaming Station, like the Devil Box preceding it, is an accessory which enables gamers to connect desktop level video cards to laptops, AIOs, or SFF PCs using the Thunderbolt 3 interface. The Gaming Box is slightly smaller and moved away from the angular look of the Devil Box to a more traditional black, rectangular, almost UPS-like, appearance. It supports select

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PowerColor Announces Gaming Box: The Devil Box‘s Spawn, TB3 eGFX Enclosure

PowerColor recently announced its second eGFX enclosure named, Gaming Station. The Gaming Station, like the Devil Box preceding it, is an accessory which enables gamers to connect desktop level video cards to laptops, AIOs, or SFF PCs using the Thunderbolt 3 interface. The Gaming Box is slightly smaller and moved away from the angular look of the Devil Box to a more traditional black, rectangular, almost UPS-like, appearance. It supports select

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The DeepCool Captain 240 EX RGB AIO Cooler Review: Pump it Up, Without the Noise

Today we are taking a look at the latest AIO liquid cooler from DEEPCOOL, the Captain EX 240 RGB. As its name hints, one of the major features of the cooler is RGB lighting. Its design and stock fans suggest a product designed for low-noise operation, trying to combine the fanciness of RGB lighting with good everyday performance.

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MediaTek Launches Sensio MT6381 Biosensor

In a change of pace from the normal SoC related MediaTek news, today we see the announcement of a new discrete biosensor from the Taiwanese chip manufacturer. The new Sensio MT6381 is a health monitoring solution which integrates six key measurements data points into an all-in-one package which can be integrated into smartphones. While the Helio series includes the popular SoC lineup of MediaTek, the Sensio branding is a new marketing effort by

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Toshiba Announces 14 TB PMR MG07ACA HDD: 9 Platters, Helium-Filled, 260 MB/s

Toshiba is announcing its first family of helium-filled hard drives today. It includes the industry‘s first 14 TB HDD with nine platters featuring perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) technology without shingled platters. The drives are primarily aimed at operators of cloud and exascale datacenters that need all the capacity they can get. It is a market segment that Toshiba has barely been able to address in the past. In addition, Toshib

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NVIDIA Announces ‘NVIDIA Titan V" Video Card: GV100 for 3000, On Sale Now

Out of nowhere, NVIDIA has revealed the NVIDIA Titan V today at the 2017 Neural Information Processing Systems conference, with CEO Jen-Hsun Huang flashing out the card on stage. A mere 7 months after Volta was announced with the Tesla V100 accelerator and the GV100 GPU inside it, NVIDIA continues its breakneck pace by releasing the GV100-powered Titan V, available for sale today. Aimed at a decidedly more compute-oriented market than ever befor

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Lite-On Announces Enterprise EPX M.2 NVMe SSDs: 3D TLC, Up to 1920 GB, 1800 MB/s

Lite-On has added its new EPX-series enterprise-class SSDs to its lineup. Based around 3D TLC NAND memory and in the uncommon M.2-22110 form-factor, the new drives are aimed at read-intensive applications and come with a host of enterprise-class features to maximize performance, data integrity and overall reliability. At present, Lite-On is testing the EPX SSDs internally and will start their sample shipments in the coming weeks or months. The

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AMD Ryzen CPU Giveaway: Win A Ryzen 5 1600X, Ryzen 5 1500X, or Ryzen 3 1300X

In the mood for some free hardware? Well then youre in luck: our awesome community team has collected a few of AMD‘s Ryzen CPUs and put together a giveaway for this weekend. Altogether we‘re giving away one each of the six-core Ryzen 5 1600X, the four-core Ryzen 5 1500X, and the four-core Ryzen 3 1300X. Ryzen Processor Giveaway Prizes Cores/ Threads Base/ Turbo XFR L3 TDP Ryzen 5 1600

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Apple Starts iMac Pro Sales on Dec. 14: 8/10-Core Models At Launch, 14/18-Core Models Due in 2018

Apple has announced that sales of its previously announced iMac Pro all-in-one workstations will start on Thursday, December 14. On that day, the company is expected to make its new systems available at least in some retail locations as well as through its website. Initially, Apple is expected to release iMac Pro workstations with eight- and ten-core processors, whereas the higher-end models featuring CPUs with up to 18 cores will hit the market

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AMD Releases Radeon Pro Software Adrenalin Edition 17.12.1: Adrenalin and ProRender Updates

Alongside the much more expansive Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition, today AMD has released Radeon Pro Software Adrenalin Edition. As implied by the name, 17.12.1 Pro includes Radeon Pro ReLive, Radeon Pro Overlay, and a Pro-oriented ‘Connect Tab,‘ with the same functionality covered in our primary Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition article. Supporting Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and Mixed Reality, today‘s release also bring

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