Category: hardware

AMD RYZEN 3000 SERIES PRICE LEAK?

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We have seen some leaks of prices for the AMD Ryzen 3000 series which are expected to be announced on July 7 at Computex.  The product catalog also highlights a full range of Ryzen 3000 series, including Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5, and Ryzen 3 SKUs. If once again basing specs on prior leaks, here is …

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VRAM IN GAMES WE PLAY 2019 EDITION

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We use the MSI Afterburner OSD to watch the video card for problems. We we looked at the future of video games back in 2011 we speculated about 4GB and 8GB video cards which are now widely available. After noticing some cards thermally throttle we want to make sure expensive video cards are …

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NVIDIA GTX 1660 TI

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The nVidia GTX 1660 Ti was launched on February 22, 2018.  With a MSRP of $279, the new card is launching at $30 above the GTX 1060 6GB it replaces. nVidia Turing TU116 1536 CUDA 96 TMUs 48 ROPs 1500 MHz GPU clock 1770 MHz GPU boost 192-bit memory 6144MB GDDR6 288 GB/s 7680×4320 @ …

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SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2 SSD

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The 970 EVO Plus achieves significant performance improvements – up to 53 percent in write speed – as well as increased power efficiency over its predecessor. The new drive delivers sequential read and write speeds of up to 3,500 megabytes per second (MB/s) and up to 3,300 MB/s. The 970 EVO  Plus is a 96 …

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SEAGATE 16GB HAMR DISKS

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Seagate has finally shipped their first 16TB HAMR disks for general data center use. The new HAMR technology has been under development for a very long time. Now Seagate has developed it enough that concerns over the plates being damaged seem to be mitigated enough for general use. Hard disk plates are now mostly made …

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MSI B350 MOTHERBOARD MEMORY CONSIDERATIONS

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We have been looking at the R3 2200G CPU for the MSI B350 Bazooka motherboard we have available. The R3 2200G runs at 3.5 GHz which is fast enough but we also looked at other processors with more cores. The R3 2200G is a very affordable $99 and uses only 65W max. The more expensive …

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AMD 2990WX VS INTEL I9-9900K

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We have seen many articles about AMD’s flagship CPU vs Intel’s flagship CPU we felt was time to clarify some things most never consider. This article is very cynical for reason. The AMD 2990WX is a large die that is segmented into 4 pieces. Each piece is interconnected by a fast bus but it does …

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MORE 32GB DDR4 MEMORY

Our  MSI B350M can support 64GB with the R5 2400G using 16GB sticks which is actually our target for the machine. With available 16GB sticks this can be realized but the BIOS may need to be updated to handle the higher speeds. More recently 32GB sticks are available but so far AMD has not responded …

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SURFACE PRO 4 PATCH

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We have noticed Microsoft has released a BIOS for the Surface Pro 4. Immediately more reports are coming in that it did not fix the touch screen problems. Recall we reported the problems earlier and the forum posts have since become flooded with hundreds of posts. We are speculating again that a corrupt Windows …

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INTEL MOVES 3DXP TO DDR4 SOCKETS

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Intel has been redesigning their 3D Xpoint memory product to be able to install it in corporate servers with DDR4 sockets. The new design is almost as fast as DRAM and it is persistent like SSD and hard disks. This move will change the paradigm of the PC for consumers as eventually this technology …

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