Intel’s “tick-tock” development cycle is actually slowing down, now we have a 3-launch cadence per silicon fab process. For the 14nm process we’ve had “Broadwell” and “Skylake” and later this year we will have “Kaby Lake”. Intel will launch its first 10 nm CPU in 2017 and the process will host no less than three micro-architectures.
OWC today announced the all-new Mercury Electra MAX 6G 2.0TB SSD, the highest capacity 2.5″ solid state drive ever offered by OWC. Shipping this January, the Electra MAX 6G is a high-performance 6.0Gb/s solid-state drive that combines extraordinary capacity with the award-winning performance and reliability of the OWC Mercury SSD lineup.
Both AMD and NVIDIA will be making use of HBM2 in their next-generation graphics cards that will be launching later this year. The JEDEC standards for HM2 were recently released and with that Samsung has just started mass production of their HBM2 memory chips.
Fractal Design’s Nano series has been very popular and they are adding a new case to the series in the form of the Define Nano S. The new case will allow you to build a compact system using a mini-ITX motherboard, but take full advantage of full size components. So for example you have room for dual-slot graphics cards up to 315 mm in length, ATX power supplies up to 160 mm in length, and even room for a 240 mm AiO liquid cooling unit!
MSI proudly presents the upgraded Gaming All-in-One PC: MSI Gaming 24. Equipped with more powerful hardware than its predecessor, this system is capable and ready to run the newest PC games in full glory. The large 24″ Full HD display offers an outstanding gaming experience with fast response times for improved gaming performance. By using the HDMI input, the display can also be used to connect a game console.
Performance meets style with the new Malik Customs Edition of Fortis 3 CPU Cooler – the fruit of collaboration between SilentiumPC and Malik, owner of Malik Customs, world renowned custom system builder and hardware photographer. Based on the regular model it offers unparalleled thermal capabilities coupled with new level of customizability and aesthetics. The heatsink is coated in dark nickel and it’s complimented by interchangeable top plates. Four different color plates are included to match the cooler with most popular high-end components.
In a recent interview with Venture Beat AMD Radeon Technologies Group (RTG) head Raja Koduri confirmed that the company is currently working on two 14 nm FinFET GPUs that are based on the “Polaris” architecture. He referred to the two chips as “Polaris 10” and “Polaris 11” and said that both chips are “extremely power efficient”.
Corsair, a world leader in enthusiast memory, PC hardware and components, is pleased to announce the global availability of its fastest ever Vengeance LPX 128GB, 64GB and 32GB DDR4 kits. Boasting frequencies of up to 3,600MHz, these new XMP 2.0 kits bring high-frequency performance to even the largest capacity DDR4 modules.
Looks like Intel is going to be breaking the 5.0 GHz barrier soon. They are readying a new Xeon processor that is rumored to ship with a staggering 5.10 GHz clock speed out of the box. The chip will be the Xeon E5-2602 V4 quad-core chip based on the company’s 14 nm “Broadwell-EP” silicon.
AMD has confirmed that its next generation Polaris graphics cards will feature HBM2 as well as GDDR5 memory. This makes sense as the more high-end cards will feature HBM2 and as we move down the product stack we will see graphics cards make use of GDDR5 memory.
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