IBM and AMD to Advance Confidential Computing

Earlier this year, we wrote a news segment about AMD and Google’s announcement about bringing confidential virtual machines to the cloud using features enabled through 2nd Gen AMD EPYC...

9 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/11/2020

Apple Intros First Three ‘Apple Silicon’ Macs: Late 2020 MacBook Air, 13-Inch MacBook Pro, & Mac Mini

As previously announced by Apple this summer, the company is embarking on a major transition within its Mac product lineup. After almost a decade and a half of relying...

47 by Ryan Smith on 11/10/2020

Compute eXpress Link 2.0 (CXL 2.0) Finalized: Switching, PMEM, Security

One of the more exciting connectivity standards over the past year has been CXL. Built upon a PCIe physical foundation, CXL is a connectivity standard designed to handle much...

4 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/10/2020

Kioxia Announces XG7 PCIe 4.0 Client SSDs

Last week, Kioxia rounded out their lineup of PCIe 4.0 enterprise and datacenter SSDs with the announcement of the XD6. Now, they're bringing PCIe 4.0 support to their client...

9 by Billy Tallis on 11/9/2020

Micron Announces 176-layer 3D NAND

Just in time for Flash Memory Summit, Micron is announcing their fifth generation of 3D NAND flash memory, with a record-breaking 176 layers. The new 176L flash is their...

27 by Billy Tallis on 11/9/2020

Razer Book 13: It’s a 4K 16:10 Notebook, with 3840x2400 Resolution!

According to Razer, among the top requests from its users (aside from a toaster) is a more work-focused commercial style product using the same design identity as its popular...

56 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/9/2020

MSI Confirms Fire at PCB Factory in Bao’an, China

After initial reports through third-party sources on social media, MSI has confirmed to AnandTech that there has been an incident at one of its largest manufacturing facilities in Bao’an...

5 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/9/2020

Kioxia Announces XD6 Datacenter SSDs: PCIe 4.0 and EDSFF At Scale

Kioxia (formerly Toshiba Memory) is announcing the new XD6 series datacenter NVMe SSDs, featuring PCIe 4.0 support and using the EDSSF E1.S form factors. The XD6 is Kioxia's first...

10 by Billy Tallis on 11/3/2020

Apple Announces Event for November 10th: Arm-Based Macs Expected

We don’t normally publish news posts about Apple sending out RSVPs for product launch events, but this one should be especially interesting. This morning Apple has sent notice that they’re...

67 by Ryan Smith on 11/2/2020

Intel’s DG1 GPU Coming to Discrete Desktop Cards Next Year; OEM-Only

Alongside today’s launch of Intel’s DG1-based Iris Xe MAX graphics for laptops, the company is also quietly confirming that DG1 will be coming to desktop video cards as well...

73 by Ryan Smith on 10/31/2020

NVIDIA Launches Call of Duty Game Bundle for GeForce RTX 3080 & 3090 Cards

For those of you fortunate enough to be able to find one of NVIDIA’s new GeForce RTX 30 series video cards, the GPU maker has launched a new game...

45 by Ryan Smith on 10/30/2020

Sabrent Rocket Nano Rugged IP67 Portable SSD Review: NVMe in a M.2 2242 Enclosure

Portable bus-powered SSDs are a growing segment of the direct-attached storage market. The ongoing glut in flash memory (and the growing confidence of flash vendors in QLC) has brought...

11 by Ganesh T S on 10/30/2020

Xbox Series X Unboxed: Our First Look At Microsoft’s Next Gen Console

After over a year of official teases, naming, and plenty of performance details, Microsoft is on the cusp of launching their first proper new generation of the Xbox since...

35 by Brett Howse on 10/28/2020

AMD Reports Q3 2020 Earnings: Making Money and Setting Records Yet Again

As part of this morning’s announcement from AMD that the company would be buying FPGA maker Xilinx for $35 billion in stock, the company also released its Q3 earnings...

42 by Ryan Smith on 10/27/2020

Launching This Week: NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3070; 1440p Gaming For $499

It’s a couple of weeks later than originally planned, but this week NVIDIA is finally amping up the last of its high-end video card lineup with the release of...

38 by Ryan Smith on 10/27/2020

Intel: DG1 GPU Now Shipping, Xe-HPG DG2 GPU In Labs

Alongside today’s profitable-but-uneasy earnings report from Intel, the company’s earnings presentation also offered a short update on the status of their discrete GPUs. As of today, Intel’s DG1 GPU...

49 by Ryan Smith on 10/22/2020

Intel Reports Q3 2020 Earnings: Still Very Profitable, But Challenging Times Ahead

Once again kicking off our earnings season coverage for the tech industry is Intel, who reported their Q3 2020 financial results this afternoon. The traditional leader of the pack...

28 by Ryan Smith on 10/22/2020

Acer’s New Swift 3X Notebook, with Intel Iris Xᵉ MAX Discrete Graphics, from $900

At Acer’s global press conference today, one of the hot ticket items was the announcement of an upcoming laptop featuring an Intel’s discrete graphics option. The new Intel Xe...

39 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/21/2020

Silicon Motion Launches PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD Controllers

Silicon Motion has announced the official launch of their first generation of PCIe 4.0-capable NVMe SSD controllers. These controllers have been on the roadmap for quite a while and...

23 by Billy Tallis on 10/20/2020

New Cadence Transient EM Simulation Tools: 3D Clarity

In the realm of processor and product design, having the right series of tools to actually build and simulate a product has been a key driver in minimizing time...

8 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/19/2020
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