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Intel Demos 3D XPoint at IDF Shenzhen

First unveiled mid last year, 3D XPoint has been hailed as the next step for memory. Created in cooperation between Intel and Micron, the new memory technology is expected to serve as both a DRAM and…

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ASRock E3V5 WS (Intel C232) Super Alloy Motherboard Review

Introduction, Specifications, and Packaging Today’s motherboard review lands right in the middle of everything. Not because it’s all over the place, but because it has a lot of usage scenarios and support for pretty much any…

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Micron Prepping MX300 With 3D TLC NAND For April

In addition to launching a new series of enterprise SSDs, Micron has also updated us on their plans for their consumer and OEM client business. While it’s interesting and all to read about enterprise drives, most of you…

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Micron Announces Enterprise 9100 and 7100 NVMe PCIe SSDs

NVMe has been hailed as the next big storage protocol supplanting the aging ACHI that many SSDs still use. While NVMe is still slowly making its way into the consumer market, the enterprise segment has been…

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Intel Announces New 3D NAND SSD Lineup

Intel has had a set of super-fast high-speed SSDs based on the cutting edge 3D NAND flash storage chips in the works for some time now, with the first of these drives having been announced on…

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Micron Starts Sampling GDDR5X to Customers

Even when much of the excitement about VRAM is coming from HBM2, that technology isn’t quite ready for prime time yet. For now, HBM2 is still a ways away and still a premium product. To hold…

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Supermicro X11SAE Workstation (Intel C236) Motherboard Review

Introduction, Specifications, and Packaging Intel recently released their Greenlow based Skylake series Xeon CPUs and it’s a pleasure to take a look at the first enterprise-grade motherboard built for these processors today. I have Supermicro’s X11SAE…

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Micron Declares GDDR5X Right on Track

Engineers at the Micron Development Center in Munich have announced that they have gotten their first samples of GDDR5X back from their fab before schedule and have started testing. In addition to that, Micron is expecting…

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Flash Memory Density Surpasses Traditional Hard Drives

SSDs are most definitely on the rise, being the go-to source of faster boots and the best loading experience for software and games. Traditional disk-based hard drives have always continued to rule the domain of mass…

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D-Link DXE-820T Dual Port 10Gbase NIC Adapter Review

Introduction Among our recent upgrade to 10 Gbit networking here in the eTeknix review section wasn’t just the awesome 12-port smart switch that we saw a little while ago, D-Link also supplied me with a DXE-820T…

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Micron Forecasts Surprise Loss In Current Quarter

Being one of the biggest DRAM and NAND manufacturers in the market, Micron have chugged along steadily, with the rise of smartphones and tablets helping offset the losses on the PC side. This is set to…

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D-Link DXS-1210-12TC 12-Port 10GBASE-T Switch Review

Introduction As a review site, we need to keep our testing equipment above or at least on the same level as the hardware that we test in order to provide you with relevant reviews and in…

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Micron to Acquire Taiwanese Chip Company Inotera For $3.2 Billion

Micron Technology Inc. is an American manufacturer of memory chips, including dynamic random-access memory, flash memory, and solid-state drives. The company announced today it will purchase the remaining 67% of shares in Taiwan’s Inotera Memories Inc. This is…

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GDDR6 Memory Coming to Graphics Cards in 2016?

The graphics card market is full of interesting power struggles and if recent reports are true, it seems 2016 will be one of the biggest battles yet. AMD may have already put out some cards with…

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Crucial DDR4 2400MT/s 8Gb-based Server Memory Now Available

Crucial is ready with the next step in their server memory and announced the availability of the Crucial DDR4 2400MT/s 8Gb-based RDIMM, LRDIMM and ECC UDIMM server modules which enable increased performance, bandwidth, and energy efficiency. The…

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Micron Buys Tidal Systems – Acquires In-House SSD Controller

Right after announcing their 16nm TLC plans, Micron has acquired an SSD controller firm. Tidal Systems, made up of engineers from Link-A-Media Devices (LAMD) and SandForce was founded last year and has managed to create 2…

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Micron to start selling TLC SSDs this quarter

Micron Technologies is finally moving into the TLC (Triple-Level Cell) NAND market, with shipments of consumer SDDs starting in Q4 this year. TLC is generally cheaper than MLC, holding up to 3 bits compared to the…

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Supermicro X10DAX (Intel C612) Workstation Motherboard Review

Introduction, Specifications, and Packaging Today I’m taking a look at a motherboard for those that need that extra bit of power behind the curtains for heavy workstation or server tasks. The Supermicro X10DAX is aimed at…

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Gigabyte MW70-3S0 (Intel C612) Dual CPU Workstation Motherboard Review

Introduction Gigabyte’s motherboard series based on the Intel C612 chipset is quite an impressive one and I’ve already had the pleasure to test the MU70-SU0 server motherboard. Today I’m taking a look at its bigger brother,…

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Intel’s High-Speed SSD Coming in 2016

Intel has unveiled the Optane, its new high-speed SSD brand, at the Intel Developer Conference in San Francisco. The super-fast solid state drive, produced in conjunction with Micron, could be released as early as next year, Intel…

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ASRock Rack EPC612D4U-2T8R (Intel C612) mATX Server Motherboard Review

Introduction, Specifications, and Packaging The motherboard that I am taking a look at today is a little bit special as it is considered to be the first mATX motherboard featuring Intel Xeon E5 V3 series with…

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Intel and Micron Introduce the Next Generation of Memory

Intel has teamed up with Micron to create the next generation of memory and today’s press event was to announce this to the world. It was done with big words and as we’ve learned from the…

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Supermicro X10SDV-F Xeon D-1540 SoC Motherboard Review

Introduction, Specifications, and Packaging The motherboard I’m taking a look at today is a little something special. It is a tiny board yet it packs a punch that is worthy of a large right hook. The…

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Gigabyte MU70-SU0 (Intel C612) Server Motherboard Review

Introduction, Specifications, and Packaging Intel’s C612 chipset brought along a lot of improvements for the workstation and server platform, not just support for Haswell-EP Xeon E5 processors, but also DDR4 memory support at full speed. Today I’m…

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Crucial and Lexar Showcase Latest Storage Products @ Computex 2015

Computex 2015 – While, at the Crucial booth, we were contemplating how far storage technology has come in just a few years. With the humble hard drive being the ‘standard’ storage device with its technology dating back…

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Crucial Showcase its Latest Memory Products @ Computex 2015

Computex 2015 – Memory is one of the few technology sectors that take a massive leap every few years; once a new standard is released, it can take a few months or even years for manufacturers to…

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Samsung Has Quite the Lead in the World of SSDs

Samsung isn’t always the first company that comes to mind when thinking of SSDs, but they are doing more than great in this area. The market research firm IHS recently released the report for the global…