USB-C Power Metering with the ChargerLAB KM003C: A Google Twinkie Alternative?

The last few years have seen an increase in adoption of the USB Type-C connector. It has simultaneously been accompanied by additional technological innovations on top of it. This...

20 by Ganesh T S on 7/5/2023

AMD To Release Limited Run Ryzen 5 5600X3D for $230, Micro Center Exclusive

With AMD now several months post release of their current AM5 platform, I figured that the sun was setting on AMD’s previous-generation AM4 platform. But, it would seem, AM4...

39 by Ryan Smith on 7/1/2023

PNY Pro Elite V2 and Elite-X PRO Portable SSDs Review: Performance on a Budget

PNY Technologies is well known in the computing industry for its NVIDIA-based graphics cards, but the company also participates in the DRAM and flash-based storage products markets. In the...

5 by Ganesh T S on 6/30/2023

Transcend ESD310C Dual-Interface UFD Review: Silicon Motion Powers Portable SSD in a Thumb Drive

Transcend recently introduced the ESD310C portable SSD in a thumb drive form-factor. A compact device with both Type-A and Type-C USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps) interfaces, the ESD310C...

28 by Ganesh T S on 6/22/2023

The Razer Blade 14 (2023) Laptop Review: Ryzen 9 7940HS Tested With GeForce RTX 4070 Graphics

Perhaps one of the most popular brands in the realm of gaming, if not the most popular, is Razer. Offering products across multiple categories, although primarily renowned for their...

32 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/20/2023

Intel To Launch New Core Processor Branding for Meteor Lake: Drop the i, Add Ultra Tier

As first reported on back in late April, Intel is embarking on a journey to redefine its client processor branding, the biggest such shift in the previous 15 years...

45 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/15/2023

AMD Expands AI/HPC Product Lineup With Flagship GPU-only Instinct MI300X with 192GB Memory

Alongside their EPYC server CPU updates, as part of today’s AMD Data Center event, the company is also offering an update on the status of their nearly-finished AMD Instinct...

28 by Ryan Smith on 6/13/2023

AMD Intros EPYC 97x4 “Bergamo” CPUs: 128 Zen 4c CPU Cores For Servers, Shipping Now

Kicking off a busy day of product announcements and updates for AMD’s data center business group, this morning AMD is finally announcing their long-awaited high density “Bergamo” server CPUs...

14 by Ryan Smith on 6/13/2023

AMD Data Center and AI Technology Premiere Live Blog (Starts at 10am PT/17:00 UTC)

AMD this morning is hosting their first data center and server-focused event in quite some time. Dubbed the "AMD Data Center and AI Technology Premiere," we're expecting a sizable...

0 by Ryan Smith & Gavin Bonshor on 6/13/2023

AMD Ryzen Pro 7000 and 7040 Series Processors : Zen 4 For Commercial Deployments

As is a constant whenever AMD launches their latest desktop and mobile processors, they typically deploy and release a professional and commercial line-up of these processors a few months...

8 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/13/2023

The AlphaCool Core Storm XT45 & Core Hurrican XT45 Liquid Cooling Kits Review

As summer kicks off in the Northern Hemisphere, today we're bringing the water to our PC cooling testbed with a look at a pair of kits from AlphaCool’s range...

10 by E. Fylladitakis on 6/9/2023

The Apple WWDC 2023 Keynote Live Blog (Starts at 10am PT/17:00 UTC)

As we round the corner after Computex and transition into June, it's time once more for Apple's annual World Wide Developers Conference. As always, Apple kicks off WWDC with...

21 by Ryan Smith on 6/5/2023

Intel Details PowerVia Chipmaking Tech: Backside Power Performing Well, On Schedule For 2024

At next week’s annual VLSI Symposium, Intel will be presenting a pair of highly-anticipated papers about their progress with their upcoming PowerVia chip fabrication technology – the company’s in-development...

31 by Ryan Smith on 6/5/2023

Intel Discloses New Details On Meteor Lake VPU Block, Lays Out Vision For Client AI

While the first systems based on Intel’s forthcoming Meteor Lake (14th Gen Core) systems are still at least a few months out – and thus just a bit too...

17 by Ryan Smith on 5/29/2023

Arm Unveils 2023 Mobile CPU Core Designs: Cortex-X4, A720, and A520 - the Armv9.2 Family

Throughout the world, if there's one universal constant in the smartphone and mobile device market, it's Arm. Whether it's mobile chip makers basing their SoCs on Arm's fully synthesized...

52 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/28/2023

Intel HPC Updates For ISC 2023: Aurora Nearly Done, More Falcon Shores, and the Future of XPUs

With the annual ISC High Performance supercomputing conference kicking off this week, Intel is one of several vendors making announcements timed with the show. As the crown jewels of...

15 by Ryan Smith on 5/22/2023

Voltage Lockdown: Investigating AMD's Recent AM5 AGESA Updates on ASRock's X670E Taichi

It's safe to say that the last couple of weeks have been a bit chaotic for AMD and its motherboard partners. Unfortunately, it's been even more chaotic for some...

39 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/16/2023

Micron Updates Data Center NVMe SSD Lineup: 6500 ION TLC and XTR SLC

Micron is expanding its data center SSD lineup today with the introduction of two new products - the 6500 ION and the XTR NVMe SSDs. These two products do...

7 by Ganesh T S on 5/16/2023

AMD Unveils Ryzen Mobile 7040U Series: Phoenix To Fly Into Thin Notebooks

Back at CES 2023, AMD announced a wave of upcoming Ryzen Mobile SKUs based on its Zen 4 silicon to launch in Q1 2023. Despite experiencing several delays in...

71 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/3/2023

AMD Issues Second Statement on Ryzen 7000 Burnout Issues: Caps SoC Voltages

Yesterday, AMD issued a statement surrounding the burnout issues some users have been experiencing with their Ryzen 7000X3D processors. The problem, reported in multiple Reddit subforums, includes some Ryzen...

43 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/27/2023
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