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AMD Zen Expected to Feature Up to 32 Cores, 40% Improved IPC, SMT

A major bit of news has been circulating the interwebs this weekend as CERN engineer Liviu Valsan recently revealed some key information about AMD’s upcoming “Zen” processors during a presentation on the data...



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Review: MSI GS40 6QE Phantom 14″ Gaming Laptop

MSI’s New 14″ Portable Gaming Powerhouse With the introduction of more power efficient CPUs and GPUs along with the introduction of more flexible storage form factors such as M.2, the once massive gaming laptop is...



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Samsung Mass Producing 4GB HBM2 DRAM, Boasting Fastest DRAM in the World

Samsung recently announced that they’re now mass producing second generation HBM (High Bandwidth Memory), known as HBM2. Samsung claims that HBM2 is up to 7 times faster than the current DRAM performance limit, which will...



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Review: Creative Sound Blaster ROAR 2 Wireless Speaker

20% Smaller, 100% Power Several years ago, I reviewed the Creative Sound Blaster ROAR which I awarded with the CPCR Gold Awesome Award. It was an excellent prdouct that was portable, had great battery life, had fantastic soun...



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AMD Reveals Next Gen GCN 4.0 Architecture, aka Polaris

Today, AMD’s Radeon Technologies Group is finally revealing their 4th generation GCN GPU architecture, aka Polaris. AMD’s Polaris architecture will include a number of new improvements to the previous generation GC...



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AMD Manufacturing Next Gen CPUs, GPUs on Samsung’s 14nm FinFET Process

Good news for AMD fans as a recent report from Electronic Times revealed that Samsung has secured AMD as a foundry customer for their upcoming chips. It’s expected that Samsung will begin production of AMD’s upcomin...



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Best Gaming PC Build Under $1,500 [November 2015]

$1,500 Mid-Range Gaming System With a number of AAA games being released for the holiday season as well as a number of new hardware announcements for the holiday season, we thought we’d do a new gaming PC build article, ...



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Samsung Mass Producing 128GB DDR4 RDIMMs

Following the launch of Samsung’s 64GB DDR4 RDIMM modules late last year, Samsung recently announced that they’re now mass producing 128GB DDR4 RDIMMs designed for the enterprise server and data center market. Util...



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Review: Samsung PM863, SM863 960GB Enterprise SSD

TLC 3D V-NAND in the Enterprise Last year we reviewed the Samsung 845DC EVO and the Samsung 845DC PRO, which at the time was two of Samsung’s newest SSDs designed for the rapidly growing datacenter/cloud/hyperscale marke...



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Samsung Launches Three New USB Flash Drives

Over the past few years, Samsung has been aggressively pushing into the consumer storage market. Several years ago, Samsung first introduced branded SSDs which saw huge success, claiming well over 50% market-share within a cou...