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 [...]
In a recent announcement, Razer is launching an updated version of their flagship desktop replacement notebook, the Razer Blade Pro.
Aimed at high end gamers, enthusiasts, and content creators, the 0.88-inch thin Razer Blade Pro is one of the most feature packed notebooks in existence featuring a 17.3-inch IGZO UHD G-Sync display, an Intel Core i7-7820HK Quad Core CPU, 32GB DDR4 2667Mhz RAM, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Graphics and up to 2TB M.2 PCIe SSD in RAID 0. Connectivity options include Killer Wireless AC 1535 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth 4.1, Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet, Thunderbolt 3, three USB 3.0, HDMI 2.0, 3.5mm headphone/microphone combo port and [...]
The SD Association recently took the wraps off SD Specification 6.0 which includes the A2 (Application Performance Class 2) standard, designed for newer Android devices with the capability of using microSD cards as Adoptable Storage. Adoptable Storage is a new Android feature which rolled out with Android 6.0 Marshmallow allowing SD cards to be used as internal storage.
According to the announcement, A2 class memory cards will be required to include features such as command queue, cache, and self-maintenance as well as deliver performance meeting or exceeding random read performance of 4000 IOPS, random write performance of 2000 IOPS, and sustained [...]
Continuing our coverage of CES 2017, we arrive at Zotac, a company best known for manufacturing NVIDIA graphics cards. While the company did have the full range of GTX 10 series cards on display, including their recently announced GTX 1080 Mini, it was clear that Zotac has another passion: making powerful miniature PCs.Zotac at CES 2017
Starting with the slew of mini PCs, the first of which was the ZBOX C1549 Nano, a small fanless design which features a 7th generation Core i5 processor, 16GB of RAM and Intel HD Graphics. This passively-cooled powerhouse is specifically tailored to HTPC usage with its completely silent operation. However, we did see a demo with a [...]
Western Digital recently announced that they’re now demoing the new 1TB SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC memory card prototype at the Photokina show now happening in Cologne, Germany.
“Showcasing the most advanced imaging technologies is truly exciting for us,” said Dinesh Bahal, vice president, product management, Content Solutions Business Unit, Western Digital. “Sixteen years ago we introduced the first SanDisk 64MB SD™ card and today we are enabling capacities of 1TB. Over the years our goal has remained the same; continue to innovate and set the pace for the imaging industry. The SanDisk 1TB SD card prototype represents another significant achievement as growth of [...]
PNY, a leading manufacture of flash memory modules, has recently released its PRO Elite series of memory cards.
The PNY PRO Elite series is the new performance champion in PNY’s memory card arsenal. Designed for drones, smartphones, and professional photographers, the PNY PRO Elite boasts maximum read/write speeds of up to 95MBps/90MBbps to meet the demands of today’s most intensive photography needs. With the introduction of the PRO Elite series, PNY brings high-performance speeds to an entry level price point and capacity. It comes in 32GB SDHC and 64GB SDXC formats and has a limited lifetime warranty.Manufacturer PNY Model PRO [...]
Back in late 2012, we rounded up a total of thirteen memory cards from a number of memory card vendors and put them to the test in both synthetic and real world applications. At the time, we tested both SD and CF cards from various vendors to find out which of the cards performed the best, which of the cards provided best value, and at which point do returns begin to diminish in the real world. Ever since we published that article, many of you have asked us for an update which is already in the works pending a couple more samples from various memory card vendors.
Now one type of memory card we’ve never addressed is the [...]
Last week at IBC, SanDisk unveiled the SanDisk Extreme PRO 512GB SDXC UHS-I, making SanDisk the first manufacturer to produce a 512GB SD card, and this week SanDisk is revamping their microSD cards by introducing the world’s fastest, high capacity microSD card, the SanDisk Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-I.
Capable of up transfer speeds up to 95 MB/s, the SanDisk Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-I is designed for content creation applications such as photography or video recording.
“4K video capture is being implemented in smartphones and ‘prosumer’ cameras and camcorders much more quickly than was the case when HD was launched. SanDisk understands where the [...]
According to a recent press release, SanDisk is announcing the world’s first 512GB SDHC/SDXC UHS-I memory card, the SanDisk Extreme PRO, designed for professionals shooting 4K video, HD video, and high speed photography. Previously, the largest capacity SDXC memory cards on the market were 256GB and were only offered by a few companies such as SanDisk, Lexar and PNY. As far as I know, currently the largest NAND dies on the market is 128Gb, which means SanDisk has managed to cram a staggering 32 dies into the Extreme PRO to reach a 512GB capacity. This is likely why SanDisk is currently the only company on the market to reach this capacity.
Given that 4K [...]
Following SanDisk’s earlier launch of their latest Extreme PRO USB 3.0 flash drive, SanDisk also launched their latest Extreme PRO SDHC/SDXC UHS-II memory cards which SanDisk claims to be the world’s fastest SDHC/SDXC memory cards in existence.
“The new SanDisk Extreme PRO SD UHS-II card shatters the existing barrier of UHS-I limitations, delivering speeds up to three times faster than current cards,” said Susan Park, director, product marketing, SanDisk. “As leaders in the flash storage industry, our goal is to deliver the fastest memory cards on the market, enabling next generation cameras to take advantage of new levels of performance. This is [...]