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ASMedia ASM1352R USB 3.1 Host Controller Sports Near 750 MB/s Speeds

ASMedia’s ASM1352R USB 3.1 Host Controller is the first USB-IF licensed USB 3.1 Host Controller chip and it was on display today at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco. The ASMedia ASM1352R is a USB Host Controller chip designed for bridging SuperSpeed+ USB 3.1 10G to SATA 6G. It also supports hardware RAID functionality and …more

G.SKill TridentZ DDR4 Memory

G.SKILL Prepares TridentZ DDR4 4266MHz and DDR4 4133MHz Memory Kits

Corsair, Crucial, G.SKILL and Kingston are all are demonstrating their latest dual-channel DDR4 memory kits for the Intel Z170 platform at the IDF2015. Not all the companies were showing off their fastest kit, but G.SKILL most certainly was and they were showing off both their DDR4 4133 MHz and 4266 MHz memory kits on the show floor. G.SKILL …more

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Cooler Master Releases MasterCase 5 and MasterCase 5 Pro Modular Cases

Earlier today on their official Facebook page, CoolerMaster announced that the cases shown off previously at Computex 2015 that generated lots of interest, the MasterCase 5 and MasterCase 5 Pro, have been released and are now available for sale to the public.  These Mid-Tower ATX cases offer an updated take on classic CoolerMaster case design and …more

Skylake Intel NUC

Intel Swift Canyon NUC Shown At IDF with Skylake-U CPU and DDR4 Memory!

Earlier this summer our friends over at FanlessTech leaked out a slide that showing that Intel was going to be releasing a pair of Skylake-U power NUCs in the second half of 2015. Other than seeing that leaked Intel roadmap slide three months back we’ve yet to see any real images of the two new Intel …more

OCZ Revodrive 400 M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD

OCZ RevoDrive 400 M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD Displayed at IDF15

OCZ looks like they are getting pretty close to releasing the RevoDrive 400 NVMe PCIe SSD as it was spotted on the Intel Developer Forum exhibitors floor looking nearly done. From what we were told the OCZ RevoDrive 400 PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 device will feature a Toshiba controller and NAND Flash memory. You’ll also be …more

Intel RealSense

Razer Announces Partnership with Intel for RealSense Technology

Earlier this week at the Intel Developers Forum in San Francisco, California, Razer announced that it is actively working with Intel to deliver a cutting-edge desktop and VR-enabled camera system based on Intel’s new RealSense technology for a variety of applications.  Razer expects that its new products will allow computer users to get the most out of …more

HyperX Predator M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD

HyperX Predator M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD Spotted At IDF 2015

Legit Reviews had the opportunity to review the Kingston HyperX Predator M.2 PCIe SSD earlier this year and found it to be a very capable AHCI device that used the Marvell 88SS9293 controller. That drive has been Kingston’s flagship PCIe SSD, but it’s successor going to be the HyperX Predator M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD. Kingston happened to …more

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Intel RealSense Cameras Could Make Twitch Broadcasting Easy!

    Today at IDF 2015 it was clear that Intel RealSense cameras are going to be a pretty big deal for Intel and it appears that the developer community is already embracing the new technology. This morning we got to see Intel CEO Brian Krzanich demonstrated how the motion-sensing Intel RealSense-powered cameras could easily do 3D scans …more

Intel Optane SSD Performance

Intel Optane SSDs Coming in 2016 w/ 3D XPoint – Shown to Be Over 5x Faster Than Current SSDs

At this morning IDF 2015 opening keynote presentation Intel announced Optane Technology using 3D XPoint non-volatile memory media as being the next breakthrough for the storage industry. Intel Optane technology will be coming to market in 2016 in a new line of high-endurance, high-performance Intel SSDs. The new class of memory technology will also power a …more

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Intel HD Graphics 530 Has 24 Execution Units – Intel gen9 Graphics Architecture Detailed

The Intel 6th Generation Core i7-6700K and Core i5-6600K ‘Skylake’ processors feature Intel HD Graphics 530, but when the processors were released little was said about the Intel HD 530 Graphics. We knew that Intel HD 530 Graphics was the based on Intel processor graphics gen9 architecture, but other than being told that the graphics …more

CPU-Z 1.73

CPU-Z 1.73 Now Available with New Benchmark Tool

CPUID released version 1.73 of their popular freeware utility called CPU-Z that gathers the most critical system information on your PC. This new version features a new validation system, a new built-in CPU benchmark, the ability to show L4 cache (eDRAM) clock frequency and Windows 10 support. Download the latest version of CPU-Z here if you would …more

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ATTO Disk Benchmark Tool V3.05 Released

The ATTO Disk Benchmark Tool is one of the most popular storage drive benchmarks as it is widely used by both the storage drive manufacturers to get their peak sequential read/write ratings and consumers to check drive speeds. ATTO Disk Benchmark Tool v2.47 was released in 2011 and hasn’t been updated in years. Many were …more

Ashes of the Singularity

NVIDIA GeForce 355.60 WHQL Video Card Driver Released

  NVIDIA has released GeForce 355.60 WHQL drivers that are the Game Ready driver for the DirectX 11 and DirectX 12 preview edition of Ashes of the Singularity. Ashes of the Singularity is a massive-scale Real Time Strategy (RTS) game that was developed and published by Stardock. Until now, terrestrial strategy games have had to substantially limit the number …more

Toshiba Highlights Industry Firsts at Flash Media Summit

Toshiba Highlights Industry Firsts at Flash Media Summit

Toshiba Highlights Industry Firsts at Flash Media Summit This week at the 10th Anniversary Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, California, Toshiba will be showcasing its latest memory and storage solutions – including two world firsts: a 16-die stacked NAND flash memory utilizing TSV (Through Silicon Via) technology; and its 256Gb, 48-layer BiCS FLASH. Toshiba’s …more