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INTEL DC P4500 SSD

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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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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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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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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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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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ABSTRACTISM PULLED

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The game Abstractism has been discovered to have Monero digital coin mining in it. Steam reviews are completely negative. Many security programs are now recognizing trojan mining programs. Steam has now pulled the game after weeks of reports that the game was a front for coin mining. Cryptojacking is a term used to describe the actions …

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ASUS READIES 19 Z390 MOTHERBOARDS

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 As you’d recall, ith Z390 s a re-branding of the Z370 Express with a stronger reference CPU VRM design, to cope with overclocking Intel’s upcoming flagship  8-core Whiskey Lake processors better. Speculation is rampant and we prefer to wait until a product photo surfaces. The Asus motherboard is only one of many they are expected …

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INTEL WHISKEY LAKE LAUNCHING SOON

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Intel is reportedly launching its first 9th generation Core Whiskey Lake processors as early as mid August, 2018. The Whiskey Lake processors will be the third refinement of the Skylake architecture following Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake. Whiskey Lake is expected to be a quad-core CPU with GT2 integrated graphics. The flagship Whiskey Lake CPU is …

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SAMSUNG LPDDR4

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Samsung is now ramping up their second generation LPDDR4. This new memory is about 10% less power hungry which will be welcome news for mobile users. The new DRAM will be on mobile devices launching late in the year or early 2019, Samsung said. Samsung has combined four of the 10nm-class 16Gb LPDDR4X DRAM chips …

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CHROME 68

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Chrome 68 today will now flag sites that are not using https with a new stronger warning. Backers of https maintain that certificates are free, but we have only seen them for 90 days, Nobody has a 365 day one for free to coincide with the domain registration period. There is nothing on this site …

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