Samsung’s Z-SSD Uses New NAND Design Threatens Intel’s Optane Earlier this year, Samsung started talking about a new NAND storage technology it planned to bring to market. The company has been close-mouthed about its new Z-NAND and the Z-SSD it powers, though it did share the technology is based on its three-dimensional V-NAND, otherwise known as 3D NAND. Early performance data on Z-NAND and its first PCI Express SSD has begun to surface and .
Samsung Introduces 16Gbps GDDR6 Memory 2GB Capacities Samsung has announced that it’s bringing new, advanced GDDR6 modules to market with higher capacities and clock rates. It’s a step forward for the state of GDDR memory as a whole, with higher data transfer rates (up to 16Gbps) and larger capacities (16Gb, or 2GB per die). In other words, a system could now field 8GB of RAM in just four GDDR6 chips while maintaining a respectable .
Details Leak on Intel’s Upcoming Radeon-Powered Hades Canyon NUC Earlier this week, Intel confirmed it would work with AMD to develop a new GPU for use in its NUC (Next Unit of Computing) systems. The news sent waves through the tech community, both because it had been previously rumored (and specifically denied), by Intel and because it’s the first such collaborative product effort between AMD and Intel in… well, basically ever. The two companies may work .
Wooting One Keyboard Hands On: Are Analog Switches the Future of Gaming? Most of the mechanical keyboards marketed as “gaming” boards don’t have many features that make them demonstrably better for gaming. That’s not the case with the Wooting One, an intriguing mechanical keyboard that was launched on Kickstarter earlier this year. It looks like a fairly standard keyboard, but the switches are an entirely new design that feature optical analog input–it’s not just on or .
Custom AMD Vega Boards Reportedly Delayed By Technical Issues When Nvidia or AMD launch a new GPU, there’s a typical rollout pattern. The first cards out the door are reference designs, based on a package Nvidia and AMD provide. Later, companies like MSI, Gigabyte, EVGA, Asus, and PowerColor debut their own custom designs. These custom boards are generally clocked higher, have better, quieter coolers, or may be built on a custom smaller PCB. This .