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Hardware Roundup: Friday, June 23, 2017, Edition

Today, 06:55 AM

Friday is here, with some items for you to check out before the weekend arrives in earnest. We have some looks at the new Intel Core i9 series, with the 7900X reviewed, as well as the i7 7820X and 7800X for some more affordable high-end CPU bliss. If you're after some portable storage, perhaps the Silicon Power Mobile C31 Dual Interface USB 3.1 flash drive is for you, especially with 155MB/s read speeds. Wrapping things up is a podcast covering the latest news and reviews from the past week.

Intel Core i9-7900X, i7-7820X, and i7-7800X @ TechSpot
Intel Core i9-7900X 10-Core Processor @ ThinkComputers

Storage/Hard Drives
Silicon Power Mobile C31 Dual Interface USB 3.1 Flash Drive @ Madshrimps

Podcast #455 @ PC Perspective

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Hardware Roundup: Thursday, June 22, 2017, Edition

Yesterday, 06:25 AM

The week is starting to wind down, with a couple of items to help out today. We have a review on the ASUS Prime X299 Deluxe motherboard, featuring support for the new Intel Core-X CPUs and all the goodies that come with the new enthusiast chips. Our other item for the day also features the ASUS Prime X299 Deluxe motherboard, but it's focused on 802.11ad (WiGig) testing to see how these promised 4.6Gbps wireless transfer speeds play out in the real world.

ASUS Prime X299 Deluxe @ LanOC Reviews

802.11ad (WiGig) Tested with ASUS Prime X299-Deluxe and Netgear Nighthawk X10 @ PC Perspective

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NVIDIA Announces the Tesla V100 GPU Architecture

21 June 2017 - 09:24 PM

NVIDIA has announced a new addition to the Tesla product line featuring the Volta V100 GPU architecture. The Volta V100 has been dubbed the "World’s Most Advanced Data Center GPU." At the heart of Volta's GV100 GPU lies 21.1 billion transistors crammed into an 815 mm2 die. Not only does the new Volta architecture offer considerably more power than previous generations, it incorporates many new features, ultimately simplifying GPU programming. Below are some of the features included in the Tesla V100 architecture to give you an idea of just what's inside each card.

  • New Streaming Multiprocessor (SM) Architecture Optimized for Deep Learning
  • Second-Generation NVIDIA NVLink™
  • HBM2 Memory: Faster, Higher Efficiency
  • Volta Multi-Process Service
  • Enhanced Unified Memory and Address Translation Services
  • Maximum Performance and Maximum Efficiency Modes
  • Cooperative Groups and New Cooperative Launch APIs
  • Volta Optimized Software

According to NVIDIA, the Volta architecture offers a leap forward in "deep learning performance" thanks to the new Tensor cores. The GV100 GPU reportedly offers up to 7.5 teraflops of double precision performance and 15 teraflops of single precision performance. The Volta GPU accomplishes this performance by utilizing a total of 640 Tensor cores. According to NVIDIA, these Tensor cores offer six times higher peak TFLOPS over the standard FP16 operations on the older P100 line. For more information on the Volta architecture, hit up the source below to check out the entire white paper!

Source: NVIDIA

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Hardware Roundup: Wednesday, June 21, 2017, Edition

21 June 2017 - 06:44 AM

The middle of the week is here, with several items to get you over the hump. We have a look at the AMD EPYC 7000 Series Data Center Processor launch, with Xeon squarely in its sights in order to gain some market share back. If you only have $100 to spend on a video card, have no fear, as we have a look at which one is the best you can get for that amount. There's a review on the Logitech G413 Carbon Mechanical Keyboard, which packs in a ton of features for a model under $100 that should be appealing to many. If you're after a new wireless mouse, perhaps the Roccat Leadr Gaming Mouse, with its 12000 DPI optical sensor and 20 hour battery life, is the one to get. We finish off with a review on the Creative Sound BlasterX H5 Tournament Edition Gaming Headset, which has a tweak to the audio output to deliver a clearer sound while gaming or listening to music.

AMD EPYC 7000 Series Data Center Processor Launch @ PC Perspective

Video Cards
The Best $100 Entry-Level GPU: Radeon RX 560 vs. GeForce GTX 1050 @ TechSpot

Logitech G413 Carbon Mechanical Keyboard @ TechSpot
Roccat Leadr Gaming Mouse @ Benchmark Reviews

Creative Sound BlasterX H5 Tournament Edition Gaming Headset @ Madshrimps

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Hardware Roundup: Monday, June 19, 2017, Edition

19 June 2017 - 06:51 AM

June is more than halfway over, with the month flying along to its conclusion. We have several reviews for you to check out today to help pass the time, starting with a look at the Intel Core i9 7900X and i7 7740K CPUs. These are the latest and greatest from Intel, packed to the brim with features and improvements sure to handle every task you can think of. There's a review of the Gigabyte Aorus GTX 1060 Xtreme Edition 9 Gbps video card, featuring faster memory that just might help it compete for longer. For keeping a PC cool, we have a review on the Cooler Master MasterLiquid Pro 280 Liquid CPU Cooler, featuring a large radiator and the cooling capabilities for the hottest CPUs. There are several other things you can check out, too, including an HTPC system and a guide to some cryptocurrencies, among others.

Intel Core i9-7900X 10-core Skylake-X @ PC Perspective
Intel Core X Series i9-7900X and i7-7740X @ LanOC Reviews

Video Cards
Gigabyte Aorus GTX 1060 Xtreme Edition 9 Gbps @ LanOC Reviews

CPU Cooling
Cooler Master MasterLiquid Pro 280 Liquid CPU Cooler @ Madshrimps

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Mini-Test @ TechSpot

AVADirect Affinity HTPC System @ ThinkComputers

The State of Mining: Guide to Ethereum @ TechSpot
Podcast #454 @ PC Perspective

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