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INTEL DC P4500 SSD

INTEL DC P4500 SSD

Intel has a new SSD designed to squeeze even more storage into a 1U rack box, The form factor is likened to a ruler as it is a long assembly with a connector on the end. The DC P4500 is code named Cliffdale. The goal of the new design is to reduce cooling costs while …

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WINDOWS 10 BUILD 17735.1000

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Windows 10 build 17735.1000 is an interim version as Microsoft continues to work to eliminate as many problems as they can before general release. Microsoft also changed the naming from redstone 6 for 19H1 for the skip ahead to the following release. This suggests Microsoft has more work on the following version to do than …

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ADATA SU800 SATA SERIES NOW HAS 2TB MODEL

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ADATA SU800 series SSD drives are now available at up to 2TB in capacity, ADATA originally launched the SU800 series back in 2016 but now they have new capacity points to offer. The SU800 series are standard 2½” laptop size SSD drives. The SU800 are 7mm thick so they can fit most any machine. The …

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NEW CERTIFICATE

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We have installed a new certificate for the site as the old one was nearly expired. The canonical www.hardcoregames.biz is the primary URL base for the site, those who use the non-www version are automatically redirected. The certificate is good for 90 days which will keep Google off our back for a while. We are …

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AMD BUNDLES 3 GAMES

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Buy an AMD Radeon RX Vega, RX 580 or RX 570 graphics card and get Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Strange Brigade, and Star Control: Origins FREE! Forge your destiny in war-torn Ancient Greece as you live an epic adventure in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, stand against an ancient forgotten evil power in Strange Brigade and fast-forward to the year 2086 …

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INTEL LAGS RIVALS

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Intel is now facing some serious headwinds in the competitive semiconductor sector. Intel has a problem with 14nm lines working at capacity while their 10nm lines are floundering with poor yields. Global Foundries has been able to develop their so-called 7nm line and are now transitioning from risk production to mass production for 2019. Samples …

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WINDOWS 10 BUILD 17733.1000

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Windows 10 build 17733.1000 is an interim release for debugging. The version sill shows 1803 but this build is actually 1809 which is under active development. This will change once a release candidate is available. The reboot bug has been fixed so at least wear and tear on the power button is now relieved. Changed …

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SK HYNIX DEVELOPS 96-LAYER SSD

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SK hynix has a new 96-layer TLC NAND SSD which will move the capacity limits up another notch. The announcement was seen at the Flash Memory Summit 2018 at Santa Clara. They indicated that the new chips will be available in volume in the the first half of 2019. We expect these chips will find …

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398.86 HOTFIX

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GeForce Driver 398.86  was released August 7, 2018 for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. Avoid the spyware GeForce experience. This driver supports Kepler and above and 64-bit Windows. Windowed G-Sync mode may stutter after upgrading to Windows 10 April 2018 Update. Some issues reported with monitoring programs. We removed MSI Afterburner long ago as …

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INTEL H310C CHIPSET

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Intel after back orders for the H310 chipset has introduced a new H31C to replace it. Meanwhile the Z390 was originally expected to be taped out  at 14nm, but due to the yield Intel is using  22nm.  Intel is still taping out 200 series chipsets. 7th generation Kaby Lake processors need a 200 series chipset based motherboard. …

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FLASH MEMORY EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FALLING

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At present mobile phones with 64GB are now very mainstream. 128GB phones are quickly moving to mainstream as well. Market saturation suggests H2-2108 will be flat year over year at best. SSD sales for data centers has been the most lucrative but even this market has started to level off as servers are retrofitted or …

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TSMC HIT BY MALWARE

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Today, it is reported that TSMC’s 8-inch and 12-inch fabs have been attacked by viruses, causing the production line to shut down, causing wafers on the production line to be scrapped. The TSMC official statement confirmed the encounter with the virus, but denied that it was a hacker attack, and the specific loss situation is …

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WINDOWS 10 BUILD 17730.1000

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WIndows 10 build 17730.1000 is a n interim version while the bug bashing continues towards release. Lot of fixes and more are likely to become available towards release day. Android 7 and above work well with the new app. iPhones are well supported. Lot of security fixes with Windows and Edge. Fixed the audio slider …

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ASUS PROVIDES FAN FOR VRM ON TR4 MOTHERBOARDS

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Asus is providing a free regulator fan for those who need one for the socket TR4 platform and the new AMD Threadripper 250W processors. The kits include a fan bracket that lets you strap a 40 mm fan onto your CPU VRM heatsink, and a so-called “SoC heatsink,” designed to cool the SoC power phase …

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AMD B450 MOTHERBOARDS

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AMD’s motherboard partners have started releasing the new B450 socket AM4 motherboards. Asus, Asrock, Biostar, Gigabyte and MSI will have news of new B450 motherboards very soon. AMD wants to leverage their advantages over Intel heading into the important Q4 season The B450 replaces the older B350 and it brings with it a wide range of …

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