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13 January 2015. .

Samsung SM951 M.2 PCIe SSD released

One thing that caught our attention during CES 2015 in Las Vegas was the launch of the Samsung SM951 M.2 PCI-Express SSD. This is the successor of the XP941 and the biggest changes reside in the switch to PCIe 3.0 x4 interface and support for NVMe. Unfortunately the SM951, similar to the XP941, will be an OEM-only product but it is possible that select resellers will […]

11 December 2014. .

GALAXY GeForce GTX 750 Ti GC Review

GALAXY GeForce GTX 750 Ti GC We looked in the past at different offerings from Galaxy and their Hall of Fame series aimed for the enthusiast and the professional overclockers. They were all great, especially the limited edition GALAXY Geforce GTX 780 Ti HOF V2, but being premium high-end graphic cards they come with a steep price. Today we are looking at a model from […]

23 September 2014. .

IDF 2014 – Intel Core M: architecture, performance, 2-in-1 designs

The tick-tock concept is very well known when it comes to Intel’s commitment of respecting Moore’s Law. Haswell was a tick having a new microarchitecture but being based on the same manufacturing process as Ivy Bridge (22nm), while Broadwell has the same basic microarchitecture but it’s based on the 2nd generation Tri-Gate manufacturing process on 14nm. The 14nm process is highly optimized for low-voltage operation […]

22 September 2014. .

IDF 2014 – Wearables – IoT powered by Galileo and Edison

The Internet of Things is a very important part of Intel’s strategy for the future, where the goal is that every connected device will be Intel based. To make this future possible, Intel introduced on the market two developer kits (Galileo and Edison) supporting through contests the maker and hobbyist community. The Galileo was developed in cooperation with Arduino so that all modules developed for […]

16 September 2014. .

IDF 2014 – New Moorefield tablets from ASUS, Dell & Lenovo

The Intel Atom Z3500 series based on the Moorefield platform are designed for smartphones and small tablets (7-8 inch). The SoC itself is based on the same Silvermont quad-core out-of-order architecture as BayTrail while the GPU is based on a PowerVR solution, G6430 more exactly clocked at 533MHz (Apple uses the same GPU but clocked at just 200MHz). This enables lower thermals and smaller package, […]

12 September 2014. .

IDF 2014 – Gigabyte introduces X99 SOC Force LN2

As you may already know, GIGABYTE has two flavours of their SOC Force motherboards, the regular model and a LN2 optimized variant. Taking advantage of all the media attending this years IDF in San Francisco, GIGABYTE announced the latest addition in their X99 line-up, the X99 SOC Force LN2. As you may already seen some photos of this motherboard before, we come with some really […]

10 September 2014. .

IDF 2014 – Edison, Skylake and Cancer research

This week, San Francisco is once again home for the Intel Developer Forum and Lab501 is reporting live and will bring you the hottest news and trends. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich opened the show through the traditional keynote, showing the direction in which Intel efforts are focusing through the following years. IDF 2014 is focused on developers and on what they can accomplish using the […]

11 August 2014. .

ASUS Crossblade Ranger Review

ASUS Crossblade Ranger AMD’s line of mainstream APUs has been on the market for some while, but ASUS didn’t think they were in need of a ROG motherboard. All through the FM1 (Llano) and FM2 (Trinity, Richland) users all over the world expressed their disappointment to ASUS about not launching a ROG motherboard for these platforms. The wait is over now because ASUS just launched […]

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