Last year I was fortunate enough to be among the first to review the Samsung T3 Portable SSD. The drive was small, durable, fast, available in capacities up to 2TB, and relatively good looking making it not only my favorite portable SSD, but also my most highly recommended as well.
Of course, with Samsung’s annual release cycles, Samsung recently launched the new Samsung T5 Portable SSD which we’ll be reviewing today.Samsung Portable SSD T5 SpecificationsManufacturer SamsungModel T5Capacity 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, 2TBInterface Type-C USB 3.1 (Gen 2), USB 3.0, USB 2.0Transfer Speed Up to [...]
Though Intel’s Coffe Lake family of processors have yet to launch, Intel has already started the motion of preparing Ice Lake, the successor to the Cannon Lake family of CPUs.
Ice Lake will succeed Cannon Lake as Intel’s 9th generation Core processor family. Though there’s little information to go by, we do know that it will use Intel’s 10nm+ FinFet.
The foundations for Ice Lake will be laid by Cannon Lake, Intel’s 8th generation Core processor. Cannon Lake will be the first to use 10nm FinFET, the first node shrink since the release of Broadwell CPUs in 2014. Intel touts that its 10nm FinFETs can deliver up to 25% better [...]
Just a few months after the launch of their mainstream Ryzen CPUs, AMD is launching their highly anticipated HEDT Ryzen Threadripper CPUs based on the Zen micro-architecture. The new AMD Threadripper 1950X and 1920X now make up the most powerful CPUs in AMD’s consumer CPU lineup.Manufacturer AMDModel Threadripper 1950X Threadripper 1920XCore Count 16 Core / 32 Threads 12 Core / 24 ThreadsBase Clock 3.4GHz 3.5GHzMax Turbo Clock 4GHz 4GHzL3 Cache 32MB 32MBUnlocked Yes YesTDP 180W 180WPCIe Lanes 64 64Memory Support Quad-Channel 2,667MHz DDR4 (ECC) Quad-Channel 2,667MHz DDR4 (ECC)
It’s no secret that Intel was the dominant [...]
As we creep towards the August 21 launch date for Intel’s Coffee Lake CPUs, more details continue to pour out, this time in the form of a specifications sheet for the Coffee Lake i3 SKUs.
According to the leaked specs sheet from the site ptt.cc, there will be two SKUs available for the Core i3 segment. The Core i3-8350K is a quad-core part with a TDP of 91W and unlocked multipliers, while the Core i3-8100 has a similar configuration but is rated for a 61W TDP and cannot be overclocked. The integrated graphics is also shown to be overclockable for the Core i3-8359K but locked for the Core i3-8100.
The release of its Coffee Lake CPUs will be the [...]
For FMS 2017, Samsung shared several new releases along with its SSD/NAND flash roadmap for the coming years. Among the new releases include Samsung’s 96-Layer QLC (Quad Level Cell) NAND and a few new enterprise SSDs.
64-Layer 3D V-NAND Transition
Samsung is already transitioning its entire line of products to utilize 4th Generation 64-layer 3D V-NAND. Their 64-Layer 3D V-NAND has been in mass production since June of this year and promises to be 30% faster, 30% more power efficient, and 20% more reliable than previous generation 48-layer 3D V-NAND.
This could potentially mean that Samsung’s successor to the 960 Pro and 960 [...]
In a recent press release, Intel announced that they’ll be launching the 8th Generation Core Processors, codename Coffee Lake, on August 21 at 8AM PDT. For users of Facebook, the launch of the new processors will be live-streamed via Facebook Live on Intel’s Facebook page or another live-stream will be available at Intel’s Newsroom.
Intel’s upcoming Coffee Lake 8th Generation Core Processors are expected to be Intel’s fourth iteration of processors on their 14nm manufacturing process following Intel’s Broadwell, Skylake, and Kaby Lake architectures.
Aside from rumors, very little is known about Coffee Lake however, [...]
As the Intel’s upcoming 8th Generation Core Processors, codename Coffee Lake, nears its official launch, numerous leaks have been springing up on the CPUs. However, little was previously known about the Coffee Lake platform and chipset. Until now.
In a new leak, we now have what appears to be official Intel presentation slides on the upcoming processors as well as information about the chipset and platform.
For starters, here’s the roadmap for Intel’s desktop CPUs from 2Q2017 to 2Q2018. We can see that Coffee Lake-S CPUs along with Kaby Lake Refresh PCH are expected to launch sometime towards the tail end of 3Q2017 with the Cannon [...]
When Intel launched their latest Core-X Series CPUs at Computex 2017, full specifications on the new Core i9 series CPUs were not available at the time. However, in a recent press release, Intel detailed their entire upcoming lineup of Core i9 series CPUs.
Of course, the official specification list isn’t new. Several weeks ago, this information was already leaked however, was not officially confirmed by Intel at the time.
The Intel Core i9 CPUs will become available beginning August 12th for the 12-core i9-7920X and September 25 for the 14-core i9-7940X, 16-core i9-7960X, and 18-core i9-7980XE. The 4-core to 10-core Intel Core X-Series CPUs are [...]
At SIGGRAPH 2017, PNY announced that they’ll soon be jumping into the mobile workstation market with their latest PNY Prevail Pro P3000 and Prevail Pro P4000 mobile workstations.
The new mobile workstations which are just 0.78-inches thin and weigh in at just 4.8Lbs, feature up to a 15.6-inch 4K UHD(3840×2160) display, an Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor, up to 32GB of DDR4 2400MHz RAM, and Nvidia’s Quadro Mobile P3000 for the Prevail Pro P3000 and the Quadro Mobile P4000 (Max-Q) for the Prevail Pro P4000. Storage options include up to 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSDs and up to a 2TB HDD.
I/O options include a [...]
After recently releasing the HP Omen X Compact Desktop designed for VR gamers, HP is back at it again with another VR backpack, this time at SIGGRAPH 2017 to release the professional oriented HP Z VR for VR developers and creative professionals.
The HP Z VR Backpack is fairly similar to the HP Omen X. The device itself is a sleek and thin unit that’s capable of morphing from backpack mode to a docked desktop workstation. Specifications on the HP Z VR include an Intel Core i7-7820HQ, 32GB DDR4 RAM, up to 1TB of storage and a Nvidia Quadro P5200 GPU, a new Nvidia flagship mobile workstation GPU currently available only on the HP Z [...]