Boutique PC maker CyberPowerPC has just announced the FangBook 4 Xtreme gaming laptop series equipped with Intel’s 6th generation Skylake CPUs.
Targeted towards enthusiast gamers looking for a desktop replacement, the CyberPowerPC FangBook 4 Xtreme is loaded with the latest and fastest hardware. When fully decked out, the CyberPowerPC FangBook 4 Xtreme can feature up to 32GB of DDR4 memory and an Intel Core i7-6700K CPU. Yes, that’s the desktop chip with the 91W TDP. CyberPowerPC claims that the CPU will maintain a clock speed of 4.0GHz and can be over-clocked to 4.2GHz. Even with the incredible power efficiency of the the Skylake architecture, it will [...]
Samsung has just launched its 950 Pro M.2 NVMe SSD at the 2015 Samsung SSD Global Summit in Seoul, Korea.
As the latest addition to the consumer SSD line, the 950 Pro is Samsung’s first consumer-ready M.2 SSD with Vertical NAND (V-NAND) and the NVMe protocol. V-NAND enables Samsung to cram more storage space onto a small form factor as well as improved power savings while NVMe protocol removes the limitations of AHCI by offering better multi-core support, higher queue depth, and lower latency. With the introduction the 950 Pro, enthusiasts and professionals now have a high-performance storage option in the consumer market space without the throughput bottleneck [...]
With the upcoming IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) Consumer Electronic Show in Berlin set to begin on September 4th, many companies have begun to announce their latest products. One of the notable announcements came from Asus with a new flagship gaming laptop, the GX700. This monstrosity is an ode to the desktop replacement laptop as it favours the bulky chassis and follows the sharp, aggressive angular lines signature of ASUS’s Republic of Gamers products such as the the ASUS G751 gaming notebook. In terms of physical stature, the GX700 is comparable to the MSI GT80 Titan, but the headline feature of the GX700 is not a built-in Cherry MX mechanical keyboard, but [...]
It’s been a little over half a year since Samsung launched their 3D NAND based Samsung 850 PRO, and it looks like Toshiba and SanDisk are finally making some inroads with their own 3D NAND technology as well.
According to recent press releases from both companies, Toshiba and SanDisk announced that they’ve completed development of the world’s first 48-layer 3D NAND product using their BiCS (Bit-Cost Scalable NAND) technology. As of now, very little information is known about the finalized BiCS product that’s being sampled however, we do know that BiCS will be based on charge trap technology rather than the older floating gate technology which is [...]
According to a recent joint press release, Toshiba and SanDisk has recently announced plans to build a new fab to replace Fab 2 in Yokkaichi Japan to help the companies’ transition to 3D NAND technology. Toshiba/SanDisk expects to begin construction on the new fab in September this year with a completion date sometime in Summer 2015.
Given the difficulty and increased cost of shrinking NAND further than 1xnm, 3D NAND is expected to be the logical successor to current 2D Planar NAND. Currently, the only NAND/SSD manufacturer mass producing 3D NAND is Samsung with their 40nm V-NAND technology. Micron recently pushed back sampling of their 3D NAND and SK Hynix is [...]
Earlier this month, SanDisk’s made some huge announcements in the enterprise SSD space by unveiling the 4TB Optimus MAX SSD and Lightning Gen. II SAS SSDs, and recently they’re also making some moves in their business SSD line as well with the announcement of a brand new business oriented client SSD, the SanDisk X300s.
While the SanDisk X300s performance (520/460MB/s sequential read/write) is relatively similar compared to the older SanDisk X210, the SanDisk X300s’ key improvement is that it will feature Self Encrypting Drive (SED) technology (support for TCG Opal 2.0/IEEE-1667). This will allow the SanDisk X300s to be encrypted using any TCG Opal [...]
With the increasing popularity of GPU cryptocurrency mining and multi-GPU configurations, Corsair has recently launched their first 1,500w PSU, the AX1500i. Whether you’re trying to break overclocking records, trying to break GPU khash/s records, or simply a hardcore PC enthusiast, the AX1500i has practically everything you’ll need to feed 1,500 watts of stable, digitally-controlled power to your system, even on typical North American 115V 15A circuits. By using a Digital Signal Processor (DSP) to regulate the power output, it’s also the world’s first 1,500W PSU to receive the 80 PLUS Titanium certification by carrying a 94% efficiency rating at 50% [...]
Along with the recent refresh of SanDisk’s Optimus SSD lineup and the introduction of the SanDisk Optimus MAX, SanDisk also announced the launch of their new Lightning Gen. II enterprise SSDs which now fully support 12Gb/s SAS. By using 12Gb/s SAS, SanDisk Lightning Gen. II SSDs are capable of up to double the performance capable from SATA/SAS 6Gb/s.
“The new Lightning Gen. II SSD product family doubles interface speeds over previously available 6Gb/s SSDs, providing the highest performance possible for mission-critical and virtualized data center application workloads. Additionally, the Lightning Gen. II family of drives has a feature-rich, robust design [...]
According to a recent press release, flash storage giant SanDisk is announcing the industry’s first 4TB Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Solid State Drive (SSD), the SanDisk Optimus MAX. The SanDisk Optimus MAX is SanDisk’s answer for businesses and enterprise users who have traditionally been limited by either cost or performance when looking for high density, high performance storage options.
“Customers have been looking for a way to transition their data centers from HDDs to NAND flash, but have been forced to decide between cost and performance, or give up important functionality,” said John Scaramuzzo, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Storage [...]
In response to AMD’s Never Settle Forever bundle, Nvidia has recently launched their own gaming bundle, which gives prospective buyers of Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 660, 660 Ti, 670, 680, 690, 760, 770, 780, 780 Ti, or Titan Black a free copy of the highly anticipated open world action game, Watch Dogs. Watch Dogs, developed by the famous Ubisoft Montreal (Assassin Creed, Far Cry, etc.) game studio, makes heavy use of Nvidia’s TXAA and HBAO+ technologies to achieve its stunning visual effects.
Those looking to take advantage of this sweet, sweet bundle can head on over to Amazon or your favorite retailer/system integrator (full list here) to pick up a [...]