CORSAIR ONE Gaming PC Released

CORSAIR ONE Gaming PC Released

First announced in February, the new Corsair ONE pre-built gaming PC is now shipping. The Corsair ONE is the first ready-to-run system from the manufacturer that has mostly been known for their PC components and peripherals. Selling and supporting entire systems is a new venture for Corsair, but the design and capabilities of the Corsair ONE are a good fit for the company’s

Intel Launches Kaby-Lake based Xeons: The E3-1200 v6 Family

Intel Launches Kaby-Lake based Xeons: The E3-1200 v6 Family

For the several generations previous, it has become customary for the Xeon equivalents of consumer processors to hit the market several months later. We saw the launch of Kaby Lake on the consumer desktop in January, with quad-core parts up to 4.0 GHz coming to retail. The Xeon E3 launch will be in the similar vein to previous years, designed for entry-level workstations,

Galaxy S7 can now be yours for just $399.99

Galaxy S7 can now be yours for just $399.99

Sure, the Galaxy S8became official this week and it’s impressive and exciting and already up for pre-order. Yet it’s only going to be shipping in mid-to-late April, so maybe you don’t want to wait that long to have a new high-end smartphone in your hands. Or perhaps you don’t necessarily care for the latest and greatest (and Infinity Display-est). What then? One option would be to go for last year’s flagship. You’d expect this to

AMD Launches Ryzen: 52% More IPC, Eight Cores for Under $330, Pre-order Today, On Sale March 2nd

AMD Launches Ryzen: 52% More IPC, Eight Cores for Under $330, Pre-order Today, On Sale March 2nd

The biggest x86 launch for AMD in five years is today: Ryzen is here. As always before a major launch, AMD gives a ‘Tech Day’ for relevant press and analysts, and through this event AMD’s CEO, Dr. Lisa Su lifted the lid on one of the most anticipated products in the semiconductor industry. AMD knows how to control the level of enthusiasm for its fans, and today

NVIDIA announces GTX 1080 Ti at $699

NVIDIA announces GTX 1080 Ti at $699

NVIDIA has announced the much anticipated flagship of the GeForce series, the GTX 1080 Ti. Based on the same GP102 GPU as the Titan X (Pascal), the 1080 Ti promises to offer nearly the same gaming performance as NVIDIA’s most powerful single GPU graphics card but at nearly half the price. The 1080 Ti is closer to the Titan X than it is to the 1080. It takes the GP102 GPU from the Titan X but with two of the 30 SM units disabled. Both

Roku Premiere+

Roku Premiere+

Turning on the Roku Premiere+ for the first time feels a lot like coming home. There have been some small improvements around the house since you last visited – this new Roku model supports 4K and HDR, for example, the most important technical qualifications for a new streaming player in 2017. And the remote is subtly different as well, it’s matte black with rubber buttons instead of the old glossy plastic. But mostly, it’s

Computers of 2017: the best PCs ranked

Computers of 2017: the best PCs ranked

Update: No, it’s not an Alienware, but the Dell XPS Tower Special Edition packs in everything the company’s gaming sector would without the ostentatious design. Check it out for yourself at number 3! Just a few years ago, it was the beginning of the end of the traditional desktop computer – or so we thought. Even as entirely new classes of hardware such as 2-in-1 laptops and tablets begin to take the lead, desktop PCs

AMD Files Patent Infringement Complaint Against LG, MediaTek, Sigma Designs, and Vizio

AMD Files Patent Infringement Complaint Against LG, MediaTek, Sigma Designs, and Vizio

Late last month, AMD filed a legal complaint against a number of companies accusing them of infringing its patents covering graphics processing technologies. The company requested the United States International Trade Commission (US ITC) to investigate the matter and, if the ITC finds in their favor, ban products based on chips that infringe on AMD’s intellectual property

Intel SSD 600p (512GB) Review

Intel SSD 600p (512GB) Review

Intel’s SSD 600p was the first PCIe SSD using TLC NAND to hit the consumer market. It is Intel’s first consumer SSD with 3D NAND and it is by far the most affordable NVMe SSD: current pricing is on par with mid-range SATA SSDs. While most other consumer PCIe SSDs have been enthusiast-oriented products aiming to deliver the highest performance possible, the Intel

LaCie Launches 6big and 12big: Up to 60/120 TB External Storage with Thunderbolt 3

LaCie Launches 6big and 12big: Up to 60/120 TB External Storage with Thunderbolt 3

LaCie this week has introduced two new workstation-grade external storage solutions using Thunderbolt 3 with the focus on big on-the-desk data storage. The 6big and 12big devices pack in six or twelve enterprise-grade hard drives respectively and can provide up to 60 TB or up to 120 TB of storage space. The HDDs can be implemented as a JBOD or work in various RAID modes.

Zotac ZBOX CI523 nano Fanless Skylake-U mini-PC Review

Zotac ZBOX CI523 nano Fanless Skylake-U mini-PC Review

Passively cooled computing systems are popular amongst consumers worried about noise from fans and their associated maintenance requirements (particularly, for industrial use-cases). Traditionally, fanless high-performance PCs have come with a high price tag. However, with the focus on low-power Core-series CPUs by Intel, we have many vendors targeting this market segment

HP Z240 Workstation With The Core i7-6700K

HP Z240 Workstation With The Core i7-6700K

HP has an interesting announcement today – they are refreshing their existing Z240 workstation, which is targeted towards small and medium-sized businesses, with a non-Xeon Core i7 based processor. It was already available with Skylake based Xeon CPUs, up to the Intel Xeon E3-1280 v5. That’s a 3.7-4.0 GHz Xeon, with 4 cores, 8 MB of cache, with an 80-Watt Thermal Design Power (TDP).

Toshiba OCZ RD400 M.2 NVMe SSD on a Skylake NUC

Toshiba OCZ RD400 M.2 NVMe SSD on a Skylake NUC

The Skylake NUCs have faced plenty of issues since their introduction late last year. However, stability has improved with the latest BIOS updates. One of the issues with the early BIOS versions was the M.2 SSD slot being effectively limited to PCIe 2.0 rates despite the chipset supporting PCIe 3.0. The latest BIOS version resolves this issue. We had carried a detailed evaluation of