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Intel Launches 8th Generation Core CPUs, Starting with Kaby Lake Refresh for 15W Mobile

This year has been enjoyably eventful for processor releases. Intel launched their 7th Generation processors, Kaby Lake, in January. Then we had AMD release their new high-performance microarchitecture in Ryzen, EPYC and Threadripper. Intel then launched their Skylake-SP Xeon Scalable Platform, based on an upgraded 6th Generation core design, and we‘re expecting new AMD APUs for mobile later this year. And adding to that list this morning

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Intel Launches 8th Generation CPUs, Starting with Kaby Lake Refresh for 15W Mobile

This year has been enjoyably eventful for processor releases. Intel launched their 7th Generation processors, Kaby Lake, in January. Then we had AMD release their new high-performance microarchitecture in Ryzen, EPYC and Threadripper. Intel then launched their Skylake-SP Xeon Scalable Platform, based on an upgraded 6th Generation core design, and we‘re expecting new AMD APUs for mobile later this year. And adding to that list this morning

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More Denverton Noise: GIGABYTE‘s MA10-ST0 Features Unannounced 16-Core C3958

Today GIGABYTE Server (the server arm of GIGABYTE, a different BU to the motherboard team) has lifted the lid on their new MA10-ST0 motherboard and SoC combination, aimed squarely at the cold storage or edge storage market. This includes base support for up to 16 SATA drives via SFF8087, a PCIe x8 slot, 10 gigabit Ethernet via two SFP+ ports, and server management features via the Aspeed AST2400. For server/enterprise features, a TPM header and

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Seagate Demos New SSD Features And Prototypes At FMS

In spite of a fire that closed the exhibition floor last week at Flash Memory Summit, Seagate managed to set up several live demos and display their latest SSDs along with a few prototypes, all in a meeting room safely away from the ruined exhibits. Weve previously covered the new products Seagate announced at the beginning of the show last week. Pictures of the Nytro 5000 M.2 SSD, the 15TB Nytro 3000 series SAS SSD, and the 64TB demo based on

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Geil Announces EVO Spear Series DRAM: Up to DDR4-3466

Geil recently announced the availability of its new EVO Spear series of memory, with kits labeled specifically for either Intel and AMD Ryzen based systems. Geil states the EVO Spear series is intended for gamers, enthusiasts, and case modderslooking for a cost-effective upgrade. The two flavors give one for Inteland the other for AMD Ryzen with capacities up to 64GB and speeds reaching 3600 MT/s (although not at the same time). Geil says the E

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Intel Officially Reveals Post-8th Generation Core Architecture Code Name: Ice Lake, Built on 10nm+

In an unusual move for Intel, the chip giant has ever so slightly taken the wraps off of one of their future generation Core architectures. Basic information on the Ice Lake architecture has been published over on Intels codename decoder, officially confirming for the first time the existence of the architecture and that it will be made on Intels 10nm+ process. The Ice Lake processor family is a successor to the 8th generation Intel Core proces

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Samsung Portable SSD T5 Review: 64-Layer V-NAND Debuts in Retail

Samsung has been an active participant in the high-performance external SSD market with their Portable SSD series. The T1 was introduced in early 2015, while the T3 came out in early 2016. The T3 was the first retail product to utilize Samsungs 48-layer TLC V-NAND. Today, Samsung is launching the Portable SSD T5. It is a retail pilot vehicle for their 64-layer TLC V-NAND as they ramp up its production. The Portable SSD T5 also moves up to a USB

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Analyzing Falkor‘s Microarchitecture: A Deep Dive into Qualcomm‘s Centriq 2400 for Windows Server and Linux

Developing a custom microarchitecture is difficult. Even with all the standards in place and licensing an instruction set such as ARM, the actual development takes time and the right people to put together, then the infrastructure to deploy at scale. In the mobile space, we‘ve seen custom cores most notably from Apple deviating from the regular ARM design, but also Samsung and Qualcomm are playing in that space. Qualcomm however is goin

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EKWB Unveils Threadripper Edition EK Supremacy EVO CPU Water Blocks

Since Threadripper was first spotted in the wild, enthusiasts interested in the CPU noticed just how big the CPU actually was. For the past several CPU generations, the size of the integrated heat spreader (IHS) on high-end platforms has not changed too much from either Intel nor AMD. Threadripper, however, is a game changer. It is nearly twice the size of an Intel LGA2066 CPU, and that much larger surface area is expected to have heatsink conta

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EVGA Launches SC17 1080 Laptop: Core i7-7820HK, GeForce GTX 1080, TB3

EVGA has launched its new flagship 17.3‘ laptop with a new CPU, a new GPU, and with Thunderbolt 3 support. The new SC17 1080 gaming notebook is thicker than its predecessors, but it features higher performance due to Intel‘s latest Core i7-7820HK mobile CPU as well as NVIDIA‘s flagship GeForce GTX 1080 graphics processor for laptops. Just like predecessors, the SC17 has a 4K display and allows its owners to overclock the CPU.

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SilverStone Shrinks Depth of Strider Titanium PSUs: 180 mm, Up to 1.5 kW, 80 Plus Titanium

SilverStone has announced its new high-wattage 80 Plus Titanium PSUs for high-performance desktop computers. The new Strider Titanium power supplies are rated for up to 1500 W output. The main selling point of the new power supplies is their depth, which has been shrunk to 180 mm, making them compatible with smaller chassis and builds. There is an ongoing trend towards miniaturization of all kinds of computers, whether they are mobile or statio

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ADATA Launches XPG SX9000: 2.8 GB/s Seq. Read, Marvell Controller, Up to 1 TB of MLC

ADATA has announced its new SSD aimed at the very high end of the market. The new flagship XPG SX9000 drives are based on the Marvell 88SS1093 BTB2 controller and are paired with Toshiba‘s 2D MLC NAND flash memory. Later on, the company plans to switch to Toshiba‘s 3D MLC NAND for a product that will succeed the SX9000 SSD series. The ADATA XPG SX9000 SSDs use the Marvell 88SS1093 BTB2 controller, which sports three processor cores

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AnandTech Parent Company Employee Killed in Terrorist Attack

We lost a friend and a colleague to terrorism yesterday (Aug. 17). Bruno Gulotta, 35, an employee of Toms Hardware Italy - a brand owned by AnandTech parent company Purch - was on holiday in Barcelona, Spain, strolling along Las Ramblas with his partner and two young children, when he was struck and killed by a van that also took the lives of 13 others and injured more than 100. When he was hit by the van, Bruno was holding his 5-year-old son

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Dell Now Offers Aquantia AQtion AQN-108-Based 5 GbE Cards with Select PCs

Aquantia and Dell this week began to offer Aquantia‘s AQtion AQN-108 5 GbE network controller as a build-to-order option for the OptiPlex 7050 workstations. Dell is the first major PC brand to offer an Aquantia AQtion card with its systems, and since Dell is one of the world‘s largest suppliers of computers, the collaboration is a good news for Aquantia. This is also equally good news for the adoption of higher bandwidth Ethernet sta

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Lian-Li releases PC-Q39 Tempered Glass Mini-ITX Tower

On Tuesday, Lian-Li announced a new Mini-ITX Tower chassis with its PC-Q39. A progression from the PC-Q37 case, the PC-Q39 is a bit larger and can now house an ATX form factor PSU, up to 2x120mm radiator, and a triple slot graphics card. The outside of the chassis uses tempered glass on the side with an updated aluminum front panel giving it a high-end look many are after. Lian-Li PC-Q39 Like its predecessor, the PC-Q39 maintains a dual chambe

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Unannounced 8th Generation Core 15W U-Series CPUs Appear on Intel‘s Public Price List

More news from Intel this morning, this time published directly on their website. With the upcoming announcement of the 8th Generation Core next week to which Intel has already posted teasers to the media, it would seem that someone at Intel decided to add processor details and pricing into Intel‘s official Price List today. New to the document are four CPUs, all in the U-series range, which usually indicates TDPs of 15W for non-Iris prod

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Intel Provides Partners Preliminary 8th Gen Desktop Details: Core i7-8700K to Core i3-8100

At a closed-session partner in China, Intel revealed a number of preliminary details about its upcoming 8th generation Core processors for desktops. As expected, Intel is telling its business customers that is increasing core count of its CPUs for mainstream PCs in a bid to drive performance, catalyze upgrades and better compete against its rival. Intel has previously unveiled that theyre working on what will be their 8thGeneration Core process

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Retesting AMD Ryzen Threadripper‘s Game Mode: Halving Cores for More Performance

For the launch of AMD‘s Ryzen Threadripper processors, one of the features being advertised was Game Mode. This was a special profile under the updated Ryzen Master software that was designed to give the Threadripper CPU more performance in gaming, at the expense of peak performance in hard CPU tasks. AMD‘s goal, as described to us, was to enable the user to have a choice: a CPU that can be fit for both CPU tasks and for gaming at th

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MSI Launches the X299M Gaming Pro Carbon AC: Going Micro-ATX

MSI has announced a new Micro ATX motherboard added to the X299 lineup in the X299M Gaming Pro Carbon AC. Based on the ATX sized X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC, it has a similar I/O cover shape as well as the painted carbon pattern on the black board. MSI states itshares nearly all features the bigger brother offers, such as multiple PCIe x16 slots for multi-GPU, the same amount of SATA ports, dual M.2 slots, and even the same 10 phase DrMOS PWM make

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Samsung & SK Hynix Graphics Memory Prices Increase Over 30% In August

In the midst of a global DRAM shortage, Digitimes reports that the market prices for graphics memory from Samsung and SK Hynix have increased by over 30% for August. This latest jump in memory prices is apparently due to the pair of DRAM manufacturers repurposing part of their VRAM production capacities for server and smartphone memories instead. As Digitimes‘ sources report, this VRAM pricing is expected to increase further in September,

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NVIDIA Announces Earnings Of 2.2 Billion For Q2 2018

NVIDIA announced its earnings this afternoon for the second quarter of their 2018 fiscal year (not a typo). As we‘ve seen over the past several quarters, NVIDIA has been growing their business at a very brisk pace, and that growth was reflected in their earnings statement once again. For the second quarter, ending July 30, NVIDIA reported revenues of 2.23 billion, up 56% from a year ago. Gross margin was up half a percent as well to 58.4%.

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G.Skill Unwraps Flare X 32 GB and 128 GB DDR4 Kits for AMD Threadripper: Up to 3600 MT/s

G.Skill has announced its lineup of DDR4 memory kits compatible with AMD‘s new Ryzen Threadripper CPUs. The Flare X quad-channel kits are offered in 32 GB and 128 GB configurations and feature 2933 3600 MT/s data transfer rates. The company plans to make the new kits available in the coming weeks. As reported multiple times, AMD‘s processors based on the Zen microarchitecture have a number of peculiarities with their memory control

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ASUS ROG Strix XG27VQ Available: 27‘ Curved, FHD@144Hz & FreeSync w/ELMB

ASUS is about to start shipments of its ROG Strix XG27VQ display - an inexpensive curved 27‘ screen with a high refresh rate and AMD‘s FreeSync technology designed for gamers and modders. The monitor has all the features that one expects from the ROG trademark as well as one brand new tech from ASUS, the so-called Extreme Low Motion Blur (ELMB). Besides, the XG27VQ is among the first monitors to have the ASUS Aura RGB lighting on the

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The Corsair Neutron NX500 (400GB) PCIe SSD Review: Big Card, Big Pricetag

Today were taking a look at Corsairs Neutron NX500 SSD . This is the companys second PCIe SSD, again based on the Phison E7 controller, but this time distinguishing itself with a custom heatsink, larger overprovisioning than almost any consumer SSD, and twice the DRAM cache of a typical consumer SSD. The price tag matches the premium specifications, but the real-world performance does not justify the premium.

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