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Month Archives: December 2018

Hardware News

Intel Details “Sunny Cove” Clean-Slate CPU Core Architecture

Yesterday Intel detailed their first clean-slate CPU core micro-architecture since "Nehalem", which is codenamed "Sunny Cove". Over the past 10 years the 9 generations of Core processors have been basically refinements of "Nehalem", even the most recent "Coffee Lake" parts. Intel is now planning a clean-slate core design, much like what AMD did with "Zen". This will allow Intel to introduce significant IPC gains over the current generation. If you look at the past 3 generations of Intel micro-architectures the IPC growth curve has remained flat.

Podcast #157
Podcast

ThinkComputers Podcast #157

This week on the Podcast we talk about the possibility of NVIDIA launching mobile RTX products at CES, a massive 3rd generation Ryzen leak, and Epic Games announcing the Epic Games Store.

Hardware News

ADATA Launches UE700 Pro USB Flash Drive

ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules, NAND Flash products, and mobile accessories today launched the UE700 Pro USB flash drive. Featuring read/write speeds of up to 360/180MB/s[1]and up to 256GB of storage capacity, the drive offers users fast data transmissions and plenty of space for high-resolution movies, videos, and other data. What's more, it sports an ultra-thin 7mm form factor and a brushed aluminum surface that's highly portable and stylish.

Arctic Z2-3D Dual Monitor Arm
Displays

Arctic Z2-3D Dual Monitor Arm Review

When you make the jump from a single monitor to dual monitors you'll notice that a lot of real estate on your desk is taken up by these monitors and their stands. Also many monitor stands are junk and do not offer much in terms or adjusting viewing angles of your monitor. That is where a monitor arm comes in, it removes the stand giving you back that room on your desk and offers far more adjustment. Today we have the Z2-3D monitor arm from Arctic. It supports two monitors up to 27-inches, offers tilt, swivel, and rotation adjustments, and even comes with a USB 3.0 hub. Let's get some monitors on the Z2-3D and see what it can do!

Cooler Master MasterFan MF120R ARGB Fans
Cooling

Cooler Master MasterFan MF120R ARGB Fans Review

When it comes to RGB accessories for your computer probably the most popular over the past year has been fans. Pretty much every manufacturer is making them, but with so many out there it is hard to distinguish a good kit from a pretty terrible kit. We've already reviewed a handful of RGB fan kits and today we have Cooler Master's flagship RGB fans, the MasterFan MF120R ARGB. These of course as the same suggests feature addressable RGB's, which allow for even more customization. Are these the perfect RGB fans for your system? Read on as we find out!

Hardware News

Thermaltake Introduces Pacific R1 Plus Memory Lighting Kit

The Pacific R1 Plus will latch on to your 4-slot DIMM cluster much like air coolers we've seen in the past. But instead of cooling it provides four LED diffusers that gives the appearance of four RGB LED illuminated modules. This accessory is compatible with any type of standard height memory, DDR2-DDR4.

Hardware News

Vega II Logo Trademarked by AMD

Late in November AMD filed a trademark application with the USPTO for a new logo for its second generation "Vega" graphics architecture. The logo itself looks very similar to the original Vega "V". but has two bands marking out the Roman numeral II (2).

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