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Stormforce Prism GTX 1080Ti Review
     Tue, Jun 19 2018 | 11:43A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Those with deep pockets often feel the urge to splash a large amount of cash on something particularly special; the Stormforce Prism deserves every letter of that definition, with a GTX 1080Ti providing the graphics horsepower and an AMD Ryzen ThreadRipper 1950x CPU to coordinate everything.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

The Tech ARP BIOS Guide.
     Tue, Jun 19 2018 | 11:43A | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The PIO Mode BIOS feature allows you to set the PIO (Programmed Input / Output) mode for the IDE drive. Find out what you should set it to, and why!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

In Win 305 Computer Case Review
     Tue, Jun 19 2018 | 11:43A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The In Win 305 is a sleek and well built computer case made out of thick sheet metal and tempered glass.
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

PS5 powered by Navi in 2020, AMD making Navi with Sony input
     Tue, Jun 19 2018 | 9:03A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
PlayStation 5 will feature next-gen Navi GPU technology, should also feature Zen CPU cores"
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Silicon Power PCIe Gen3x2 P32A80 256GB SSD Review
     Tue, Jun 19 2018 | 9:02A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The NVMe P32A80 SSD solution from Silicon Power is able to provide good performance values for an entry-level solution and is available with capacities of 128, 256 and 512GB. The product comes with a 3-year warranty and for avoiding data transfer slowdowns, it is recommended to have it installed inside a well-ventilated chassis."
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

Samsung 970 PRO 1TB SSD Review
     Tue, Jun 19 2018 | 9:01A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Launched at the same time as the 970 EVO, the 970 PRO is Samsung’s 3rd generation flagship NVMe consumer drive, taking over the mantle from the legend that is the 960 PRO. Coming in at £599.99 it is certainly not cheap, but can the performance justify that hefty price tag?
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Synology DiskStation DS1618+ Review
     Tue, Jun 19 2018 | 9:00A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Designed to allow easy sharing of files on a network, and even more advanced features like multimedia transcoding and playback, Network-Attached Storage (NAS) devices are becoming more and more commonplace in today’s homes and businesses. Most units offer not only their file and resource sharing benefits, but they typically also provide other great features like automated backups to cloud services and fault tolerant disk configurations that can be of great benefit to business users. Many companies offer NAS devices spanning the gamut from single or dual-drive systems, all the way up to rack-mounted enterprise solutions capable of supporting dozens of local disks. Synology, a tried and true provider of NAS, networking, and surveillance products, recently released the DiskStation DS1618+, a NAS aimed at providing both home and small-to-medium sized businesses with a scalable storage solution. Offering room for up to six drives, and the ability to upgrade to a 10Gbps NIC or M.2 SSD caching, the DiskStation DS1618+ looks to be a powerhouse system. Follow along as we explore its features and give it a bit of a workout in our review."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

 
World's First Analog Mechanical Keyboard
     Mon, Jun 18 2018 | 12:03P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Wooting one is, to my knowledge, the world's first true tenkeyless, analog mechanical keyboard. It features pressure-sensitive keys that are specifically designed to give PC gamers the same benefits console gamers have access to. You can move at any speed you'd like, which is particularly useful for racing games, first-person shooters and stealth titles.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

AMD Threadripper 2 - Everything You Need To Know
     Mon, Jun 18 2018 | 12:02P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
One of the key moment of the AMD Computex 2018 press conference was when Jim Anderson revealed that the AMD Threadripper 2 processor will have up to 32 cores and 64 threads, to loud hoots and cheers from the crowd! In this article, we will share everything we know about the AMD Threadripper 2 processor. Enjoy, and check back for more updates!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Samsung 970 EVO 2TB SSD Review
     Mon, Jun 18 2018 | 12:01P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We’ve been waiting quite a while to find out what Samsung had in mind to replace the hugely popular SSD 960 series, after all, it was launched back in 2016 – which seems like an eternity given how fast the NVMe market has been moving. Well, the wait is over as the new drives are here, and today we assess the 2TB 970 EVO.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

ASRock X470 Taichi
     Mon, Jun 18 2018 | 12:00P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASRock is back in da house, this time with the X470 Taichi. A motherboard that positions itself in the high-end range of X470, nicely built motherboard really and good looking is what it screams.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

Toshiba OCZ RC100 240GB & 480GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD Review
     Mon, Jun 18 2018 | 9:03A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Fast, affordable and tiny, Toshiba's OCZ RC100 BGA M.2 NVMe SSD comes to market."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Corsair K70 RGB RapidFire MARK II keyboard
     Mon, Jun 18 2018 | 9:02A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Let us meet and greet with the K70 RGB, released and upgraded in an MK.2 version. You'll spot aesthetic tweaks, some new features and a diverse range of Cherry MX switches and iCUE compatibility. The MK.2 is the successor of the K70 RGB and in terms of the overall basis and concept it looks and feels the same, but there are subtle differences alright.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

Corsair's Strafe RGB MK.2 levels
     Mon, Jun 18 2018 | 9:01A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair's Strafe RGB MK.2 levels up today with some of the features introduced on the company's flagship K95 RGB Platinum keyboard a while back. We get the Strafe RGB MK.2 under our fingers to see whether those buffs keep it in the game.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

Toshiba OCZ RC100 SSD Review: Tiny, Affordable NVMe Storage
     Mon, Jun 18 2018 | 9:00A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although we first caught a glimpse of the SSD that would become the Toshiba OCZ RC100 back at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, they are now ready for public consumption and Toshiba has just begun shipping the drives. If you’re not hip to the OCZ RC100, it’s a new family of solid state drives that’s specifically designed to push the NVMe interface and smaller M.2 form factor further down into mainstream price points. Toshiba accomplishes this feat by using a single-package design that packs the NAND flash memory and controller into a single chip. The drive’s design is also DRAM-less to further reduce costs. The end result is a tiny, power-efficient product that offers better performance than more common SATA-based drives, at lower power and prices than higher-end NVMe M.2-based drives...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

VROC as a CPU-attached RAID technology
     Sun, Jun 17 2018 | 12:03P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While we are familiar with VROC as a CPU-attached RAID technology for NVMe devices on the Intel X299 and Xeon Scalable platforms, it has never been mentioned as an available option for the enthusiast grade Z-series chipsets. Could this be a preview of a feature that Intel has planned to come for the upcoming Z390 chipset?
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

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