Samsung Intros 2024 Odyssey OLED Gaming Monitors: Up to 49-Inches and 360Hz

Ahead of CES, Samsung has introduced a new lineup of Odyssey OLED monitors aimed at the gaming market. The Odyssey OLED family all carry AMD's FreeSync Premium Pro certification...

13 by Anton Shilov on 1/4/2024

Rambus Preps Updated RCD for Server-Grade DDR5-7200 Modules

Rambus has introduced its fourth-generation registering clock driver (RCD) chip for server-grade DDR5 memory modules. The updated RCD chip brings support for higher clockspeeds on DDR5 RDIMMs, allowing for...

7 by Anton Shilov on 1/3/2024

VESA Updates Adaptive-Sync Display Spec to 1.1a, Adds Dual-Mode and Overclocked Gaming Monitors

Ahead of next week’s CES 2024 trade show, this morning VESA is releasing an update to their Adaptive-Sync Display variable refresh certification standard to accommodate some forthcoming “dual-mode” gaming...

9 by Ryan Smith on 1/3/2024

Seagate IronWolf Pro 22TB HDD Capsule Review

Seagate's IronWolf Pro lineup of hard drives for network-attached storage units has consistently offered good value for money, particularly at the highest capacity points. I purchased two 22TB IronWolf...

15 by Ganesh T S on 1/2/2024

InfiRay P2 Pro and TOPDON TC001 Thermal Cameras Capsule Review

Low-cost infrared cameras have been flooding the market since FLIR and Seek Thermal opened up the consumer thermal camera market in the late 2010s. The rise of smartphones has...

12 by Ganesh T S & Nethra Iyler on 12/31/2023

ASRock Industrial 4X4 BOX 8040 and NUC(S) Ultra 100 BOX Series Bring Accelerated AI to Mini-PCs

ASRock Industrial maintains a lineup of ultra-compact form-factor machines in the NUC BOX (Intel-based) and 4X4 BOX (AMD-based) series. These systems have gained significant market acceptance (evidenced by the...

10 by Ganesh T S on 12/23/2023

Apple to Halt Sales of Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 in the U.S. Due to Patent Dispute

Apple on Monday said it would pause sales of its Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 in the U.S. due to an ongoing patent dispute. The patents in question...

14 by Anton Shilov on 12/19/2023

Intel Reiterates: We Are Not Going to Spin Off IFS

When Intel struggled with its 10nm process technology a few years ago, some investors suggested that the company would be better-off spinning its chip production into an independent foundry...

42 by Anton Shilov on 12/15/2023

Zhaoxin Unveils KX-7000 CPUs: Eight x86 Cores at Up to 3.70 GHz

Zhaoxin, a joint venture between Via Technologies and Shanghai Municipal Government, has introduced its Kaixian KX-7000 series of x86 CPUs. Based on the company's Century Avenue microarchitecture, the processor...

19 by Anton Shilov on 12/13/2023

Adata, OWC, and Stardom Roll Out USB4 SSDs and Enclosures for Faster External Storage

When the USB4 specification emerged several years ago, it was quickly positioned as a less expensive alternative to the Thunderbolt 3 technology which ruled the market of high-performance direct-attached...

22 by Anton Shilov on 12/13/2023

Minisforum Launches AR900i: A $559 Core i9-13900HX Mini-ITX Platform

Minisforum has launched a new high-performance Mini-ITX motherboard that's based on Intel's 13th Generation Core HX mobile parts. The upsized, highly integrated AR900i platform promises to bring together the...

12 by Anton Shilov on 12/12/2023

Phison To Unveil 14.7 GB/s PCIe 5.0 SSD and Cheap USB4 Drives at CES 2024

CES 2024 is a few weeks away, so Phison shared its plans for the consumer electronics industry's biggest trade show this week. Among the headliners of the event will...

8 by Anton Shilov on 12/8/2023

TSMC Solidifies Leadership on Foundry Market as Intel Jumps into Top 10

The global foundry industry witnessed a substantial rise in demand in the third quarter of 2023, according to TrendForce. The Top 10 foundries collectively saw their revenue soar to...

7 by Anton Shilov on 12/6/2023

AMD Widens Availability of Ryzen AI Software For Developers, XDNA 2 Coming With Strix Point in 2024

Further to the announcement that AMD is refreshing their Phoenix-based 7040HS series for mobiles with the newer 'Hawk Point' 8040HS family for 2024, AMD is set to drive more...

21 by Gavin Bonshor on 12/6/2023

Intel Wins Appeal on VLSI Case, $2.18B Judgement Reversed

A U.S. appeals court on Monday overturned a 2021 patent infringement ruling against Intel that awarded patent holding company VLSI $2.18 billion over multiple patent violations. In a two-part...

1 by Anton Shilov on 12/5/2023

Micron Intros 3500 NVMe SSD: 232L 3D TLC and Phison E25 for the OEM Market

Micron has been on a roll lately with new product introductions despite the downturn in the flash market. The company is currently the only NAND manufacturer shipping products based...

7 by Ganesh T S on 12/5/2023

Amkor to Build $2 Billion Chip Packaging Fab in Arizona Primarily for Apple

Amkor, the world's second largest independent outsourced semiconductor assembly and test (OSAT) service provider, has announced their intention to build a new advanced chip packaging facility in the U.S...

12 by Anton Shilov on 12/4/2023

Amazon's Trainium2 AI Accelerator Features 96 GB of HBM, Quadruples Training Performance

Amazon Web Services this week introduced Trainium2, its new accelerator for artificial intelligence (AI) workload that tangibly increases performance compared to its predecessor, enabling AWS to train foundation models...

19 by Anton Shilov on 11/30/2023

Amazon Unveils Graviton4: A 96-Core ARM CPU with 536.7 GBps Memory Bandwidth

Nowadays many cloud service providers design their own silicon, but Amazon Web Services (AWS) started to do this ahead of its rivals and by now its Annapurna Labs subsidiary...

35 by Anton Shilov on 11/29/2023

Best Portable SSDs: Holiday 2023

Once the domain of external, bus-powered hard drives, these days the market for external storage has been almost completely consumed by portable SSDs. Rapid technological advancements in NAND flash...

5 by Ganesh T S on 11/29/2023
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