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Kingston Launches DDR4 Memory, PCIe SSDs for Intel Skylake

Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4 memory kit.

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


Gaming, Graphics, Hardware, VR World

Gigabyte GA-F2A88XN-WIFI : The Start Of A HTPC

Gigabyte F2A88XN-WIFI

We take a look at the Gigabyte GA-F2A88XN-WIFI and see how it does as a choice for a HTPC build .


Hardware, Memory & Storage Space, VR World

Kingston Launches HyperX Savage Memory Modules


Kingston has launched new memory modules in the HyperX Savage line. The modules are targeted at the enthusiast segment and will be replacing HyperX’s mid-tier Genesis line. Featuring a bright red heatspreader cast out of aluminium, the Savage line of memory modules are designed to offer high performance and reliability. With dimensions of 133.35 mm x 32.8 mm, the modules are fairly low profile and are ideal in builds that feature large CPU coolers like the Noctua NH-D15. We first saw this memory back in Taipei at Computex 2014 and were given the low-down on the company’s efforts to re-brand their three different tiers of memory into


Android, Cloud Computing, Hardware, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, Software Programs, VR World

Amazon's Fire Phone, Lots of Fluff?

Amazon Fire Phone

So, everyone’s been eagerly awaiting Amazon’s Fire Phone for many months, that includes the rumors that they were shopping around for hardware partners as well as possibly launching with AT&T, which we now know as true. There were countless rumors stating that Amazon would build a 3D-capable phone, likely leaked by none other than Amazon. Even though we repeatedly stated that it would likely not be a 3D display but rather a 3D-like effect that you can find with HTC’s One M8 3D parallax effect using the phone’s accelerometer and gyroscope to help the GPU render based on the person’s perspective. The phone is jam


2014, Comic-Con, Event, Gaming, Hardware, Mobile Computing, VR World

Kingston's Newest Products Shown at Computex 2014

Kingston HyperX Computex 2014

At Computex 2014, Kingston had a lot of products to show attendees at their HyperX suite which also featured Kingston’s HOT (HyperX OC Takeover) where overclockers competed for a share of $10,000 in prize money. The rest of the floor was shared by Kingston’s various new products, some never seen before, and others updated since CES. The main stage was where Kingston would show off these products as well as host their League of Legends competition. We got a private tour of all of the products that Kingston currently has to offer, including the lowdown on how the company is rebranding their HyperX line of


Business, Hardware, VR World

Xi3 Announces They Build NUCs, Too


In a bizarre twist of the company’s product strategy, they have decided to go with Intel and start to sell customized NUCs. That’s right, you can now buy a fully customized NUC (they add the SSD, RAM and OS) from Xi3 Corporation and they’ll send it to you. Don’t mind the fact that almost ANYONE can build a NUC PC by simply following the instructions and essentially requires 10 minutes to build. Or don’t mind the fact that Xi3 has been building NUC competitors for years and wasn’t really getting much traction, so I guess if you can’t beat ’em join ’em? Xi3 was originally


Cloud Computing, Enterprise, VR World

HP Moonshot Using ARM 64-bit SoC


Last week ARM invited a group of journalists and analysts to Austin Texas to hear about their server, mobile, and wearable developments. ARM and their partners presented in-depth explanations of their version of the ARM architecture. On the first day of the conference, HP’s Dwight Barron gave an overview of their Moonshot system.  They have been refining the specifications since its late 2009 inauguration. Moonshot’s design differs from the traditional servers which have been the general-purpose workhorses of the data center. These boxes have proved to be jacks-of-all-trades, able to run operations for organizations of every shape and size. They started with proprietary operating systems and a


Enterprise, Hardware

SK.Hynix Enables 1TB of Processor Memory with a 128GB DDR4 Module


Back in 2003, AMD introduced the Opteron processor, world’s first 64-bit x86 processor capable of addressing more than 4GB of memory (32-bit) – no less than massive 1TB of memory, courtesy of its 40-bit allocation table. Processors of today are capable of addressing up to 8TB of SDRAM memory thanks to extended (46-bit) allocation table. However, until now, finding a high-capacity memory module with 32GB density was as rare as finding hen’s teeth and usually you would pay top dollar for it. Upcoming 20nm manufacturing process enabled the creation of ultra-dense memory modules and with SK.Hynix launching its 20nm 8Gbit memory chip, there was no


AMD, Companies, CPU, Hardware, Intel

Something weird happened… RAM dies, CPU dies too?

With the trend of integration of Northbridge inside the CPU, one of questions that fall into place is what happens with the CPU if memory decides to give up the ghost. In the past, it wasn’t a rare thing to see memory modules driving the motherboard to the ground as well, and it was always an open question what will happen with the memory controller inside the CPU. Intel even went far to state that the company won’t warranty the Core i7 CPUs that have DDR3 modules with more than 1.65V voltage. Well, sadly, I got my answer earlier today. System consisted out of AMD