Intel is undergoing a transformation. The company, which at the point ballooned to over 140,000 employees is shedding 11% of its workforce and realigning itself into a new technology / product driven company which will not fight for the market by loosing billions of dollars (look at the ill-fated attempt to buy market share in mobile). Intel will push the ‘logic to memory’. The logic is now being focused around x86 and FPGAs, while the memory will evolve from SRAM / DRAM / NAND to new memory types such as 3D X-Point. In order to drive the (new) message home, Brian published another letter to its employees.
Following the announcement of Intel Skylake-K processor for gamers and enthusiasts and the new chipset, known as the Z170 PCH (Processor Communications Hub), memory manufacturers introduced new products to support the platform. HyperX, a division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc. announced several new products optimized for Skylake. The company launched several 8GB and 16GB memory kits from the Fury family and now offers memory kits with two and four DIMM modules. Memory kits are available in low-latency 2133MHz (CL14), and CL15 versions at 2400 and 2666MHz. With Intel Core i5-6600K and i7-6700K, we are looking at very good bandwidth of 34.1GB/s for the 2133MHz, 38.4GB/s for 2400
Asus’s Rampage V Extreme show why it is the king of the X99 motherboards with its sunning performance and the unbeatable uncore/cache overclocking.
We take a look at the Gigabyte GA-F2A88XN-WIFI and see how it does as a choice for a HTPC build .
Nvidia has responded to Samsung’s lawsuit, which is really a response to Nvidia’s lawsuit where they claim that Qualcomm and Samsung infringe upon patents.
The HyperX Predator line from Kingston is fresh on the scene and is hoping to be the choice for many enthusiasts with its competitive pricing.
SanDisk reported record revenues for the third quarter of 2014, but disappointed on profit, showing a quarterly and year over year decrease.
Corsair’s new DDR4 Vengeance LPX 2666 CL 15 quad channel kit is reviewed. It proves to be a capable set of RAM with headroom for overclocking and tweaking.
HP is trying to solve the big data problem, just like all of their competitors. The company has slowly been preparing the building blocks for their strategy to attack big data with things like HP’s Moonshot. Many believed that HP’s Moonshot was the company’s sole hardware answer to the big data problem, but in reality it was merely a piece of what HP is calling The Machine. Essentially, The Machine combines three technologies that HP is developing or has already developed in order to accelerate things beyond Moonshot and its space and power savings. Here’s a short video that explains what The Machine’s really is
As you would expect, Gigabyte has announced their new line of 9 series Intel chipset motherboards, with the primary focus being on their Z97 chipset motherboards. This time around, Gigabyte will have four different flavors of Z97 boards, which will support both 4th and 5th generation Intel Core processors. Gigabyte has rolled over a lot of the things from their Z87 line of motherboards, but also made some modifications and improvements to make the Z97 a worthwhile upgrade. Gigabyte’s four different lines are their Gaming line, Ultra Durable line, Overclocking line and a new Black Edition line. The bulk of Gigabyte’s boards are going to
It’s been a while since we last met, but it is always to hear good news when friends earn respect in their businesses. It is my great pleasure to announce that Jadranko Jelavic became General Director of Sales for the entire distribution team at takeMS International AG. Prior to this role, Jadranko was responsible for Eastern and South East Europe. Thanks to his team effort, the company expanded to 25 countries in the afore mentioned regions, and the logical step for the takeMS management was to promote Jadranko to the role of General Director of Sales for the whole company. “We enjoy having won Jadranko