Our favorite overclocker, der8auer is back again with a new video, this time de-lidding AMD’s new Ryzen Threadripper CPU.
According to the video, we can see that AMD is once again using proper solder to interface the CPU dies and the integrated heatspreader rather than the cheap thermal interface material Intel has been using on their mainstream and HEDT CPUs. This should be exciting for overclockers as they won’t need to remove the IHS on Ryzen Threadripper for overclocking.
Interestingly enough, the video also reveals another surprise. Underneath the massive headspreader is actually a four die configuration, similar to the die configuration of [...]
Ever since Intel’s Ivy Bridge CPUs launched back in 2012, Intel has consistently caught flak for using cheap TIM (Thermal Interface Material) to interface the CPU die with the IHS (Integrated Heat Sink). This unfortunately created a necessity for those looking for even decent overclocks to have to remove the IHS, or de-lid the CPU.
With AMD’s Ryzen CPU launching soon, many have wondered what type of TIM (Thermal Interface Material) AMD is using with their upcoming processors. In a recent video posted to YouTube, German overclocker der8auer not only demonstrates how to de-lid an AMD Ryzen 7 1700 CPU, but also provides us with the good news that AMD is using [...]
Last month, we heard rumblings in the industry that Apple may be launching a complete redesign of the MacBook Pro for the first time in 4 years. Since then we haven’t heard much about the rumored notebook launch despite Apple launching the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus earlier this month.
That said, in a recent interview by Forbes, Director of Tablet and Notebook PCs at IHS Market Technology, Rhonda Alexander believes that not only will a there be a refresh of the 13.3″ and 15.3″ MacBook Pro, but the 13.3″ MacBook Air will be refreshed as well. According to Alexander, production of these laptops already started in calendar 2Q2016 and the products are [...]
According to a recent press release by Samsung, the company has recently announced that they’ve begun mass production of the first 3-bit per cell MLC NAND (TLC) based enterprise SSD, intuitively dubbed the PM853T.
“Utilizing Samsung’s 10 nanometer (nm)-class* 3-bit NAND flash components and advanced controller technology, the new drive features a sequential read speed of 530 megabytes per second (MB/s), while writing sequentially at 420MB/s. It also will read data randomly at 90,000 IOPS and handle sustained random writes at 14,000 IOPS. “
While Samsung had already begun offering consumer oriented TLC NAND SSDs since late 2012, at the time TLC [...]
The numbers are out and according to a recent report published by global information company, IHS Technology, SSD (Solid State Drive) shipments in 2013 have gone up a whopping 82% while HDD (Hard Disk Drive) and ODD (Optical Disk Drive) shipments fell 7% and 12% respectively. While the news isn’t a big surprise for those familiar with the computer storage industry, it’s always good to see solid numbers backing projections.
“In contrast to the stable but declining HDD market, the SSD industry is in aggressive expansion mode… Improved price points have led to a recent decrease in the cost of SSDs and a resulting higher adoption of the drives by [...]