CES 2020

For consumer storage, CES 2020 brought a new wave of competition for PCIe 4.0 SSDs and promise of faster portable SSDs, but the most intriguing product demo was from Enmotus. They are planning a profound change to how consumer SSDs work, ditching drive-managed SLC caching in favor of host-managed tiered storage. Enmotus is a well-established provider of storage management software. Their most familiar product to consumers is probably FuzeDrive, a limited edition of which is bundled with recent generations of AMD motherboards as AMD StoreMI. This serves as AMD's answer to Intel's Smart Response Technology (SRT) and Optane Memory storage caching systems. Enmotus also has enterprise-oriented products in the same vein. Their new MiDrive technology builds on their existing tiering software to manage a combination...

The Lian Li Strimer Plus, For When You Need an RGB 24-pin ATX Cable

During our tour of the Lian Li suite at CES 2020, we saw a variety of updated case designs, some impressive and others with minor tweaks. One of the...

26 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/15/2020

MSI Shows Off New White Creator Peripherals Range

During CES 2020 at the MSI booth, the company unveiled its latest range of peripherals for professionals. The MSI CK40 keyboard, the CM30 mouse, and CH40 wireless earbuds are...

15 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/15/2020

Want a $50k Mac Pro Cheese Grater? Get a $60 PC Cheese Grater!

One of the more bemusing aspects of 2019 was the launch of the new Mac Pro. Powered by Intel’s Xeon W CPUs, it offered a range of options such...

60 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/14/2020

CES 2020: be quiet! Unveils New Pure Rock 2 CPU Cooler For Entry Level

Adding to its extensive selection of CPU air coolers, be quiet! has announced its latest entry-level model, the Pure Rock 2. Building on the success of the original Pure...

2 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/14/2020

CES 2020: Clevo & XMG Prepare Notebooks w/ 12-Core AMD Ryzen 9 3000 CPUs

AMD attracted a lot of attention at CES 2020 with its launch of the Ryzen 4000-series Mobile APUs with up to eight cores in a 15W TDP form factor...

19 by Anton Shilov on 1/14/2020

CES 2020: MSI Preparing Creator 17 Laptop with Mini LED Monitor

Mini LED-based Full Array Local Dimming (FALD) backlighting significantly improves brightness and contrasts of contemporary LCD monitors particularly when it comes to HDR games and videos. By now, a...

13 by Anton Shilov on 1/14/2020

CES 2020: ASUS Unveils Dual-Screen ZenBook Duo UX481 Notebook

Last year ASUS introduced its exclusive ZenBook Pro Duo laptops with a secondary display aimed at creative professionals with performance-hungry color critical workloads. At CES 2020, the company revealed...

12 by Anton Shilov on 1/14/2020

CES 2020: ASUS Showcases Full White Concept System

At the ASUS suite at CES 2020, the company showcased quite a few concepts in addition to many new products ranging from laptops, Chromebooks, chassis, and peripherals. One of...

10 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/14/2020

AMD Ryzen Mobile 4000: Measuring Renoir’s Die Size

I’m pretty sure that the next time I go to a trade show where new silicon is being announced, the next tool I need in my backpack is a...

103 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/14/2020

Here's Some DDR5-4800: Hands-On First Look at Next Gen DRAM

Just like all major makers of DRAM, SK Hynix produced its first DDR5 memory chips a couple of years ago and has been experimenting with the technology since then...

39 by Anton Shilov on 1/13/2020

TRX80 and WRX80 Don’t Exist: Neither Does the ‘Intel LGA1159’ Socket

For anyone that isn’t following the minutiae of desktop computing, one of the more prominent rumors in AMD land is the presence of upcoming sockets called TRX80 and WRX80...

49 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/13/2020

CES 2020: ASUS Reveals Portable 15.6-inch ZenScreen MB16ACE USB-C Monitor

ASUS has introduced its latest external display for laptops that features a USB Type-C connector that is used to transfer both video signal as well as power. To simplify...

17 by Anton Shilov on 1/13/2020

CES 2020: MSI's 300 Hz Gaming Laptops, the GS66 Stealth & GE66 Raider

MSI demonstrated a revamped version of its sleek and light GS-series Stealth gaming notebook at CES 2020 this week. The GS66 Stealth laptop continues to feature a low-profile design...

32 by Anton Shilov on 1/13/2020

CES 2020: ASUS Unveils ROG Z11 Mini ITX Chassis For Gamers

In addition to its new notebook, Chromebook, and system announced during CES 2020, ASUS has unveiled a new gaming chassis designed for mini-ITX motherboards. The ASUS ROG Z11 features...

16 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/13/2020

CES 2020: Corsair Announces The A500 CPU Cooler, Back to Air Cooling

Although Corsair's cooling division is more widely known for its extensive range of CLC CPU cooling solutions, Corsair has once again moved back into the air-cooled CPU cooler business...

8 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/13/2020

CES 2020: ASUS’ Latest VivoBook S Packs 10th Gen, Lots of Colors

ASUS has introduced its new VivoBook S-series laptops that attempt to fuse style with performance in a reasonably priced package. The new notebooks are based on Intel’s latest 10th...

8 by Anton Shilov on 1/13/2020

I Ran Off with Intel’s Tiger Lake Wafer. Who Wants a Die Shot?

One of the surprises at CES from Intel was the presence of Tiger Lake, Intel’s next generation platform beyond Ice Lake. Tiger Lake is Intel’s vehicle for delivering the...

107 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/13/2020

Asustor, QNAP, and Synology Introduce New NAS Units at CES 2020

The network-attached storage (NAS) vendors had a relatively quiet presence at CES 2020 compared to what we used to see in earlier years. We have a few announcements and...

65 by Ganesh T S on 1/10/2020

Got a Spare $10,000? Here’s Your Keyboard: ADATA’s 24K Gold Design

RGB has been the main ‘feature’ of the gaming PC market of late, with all the fancy lights adding to the ‘bling’ of a standard machine. But what if...

40 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/10/2020

CES 2020: Kingston’s HyperX Adds 32 GB UDIMMs & New Fury Speed Bins to Lineup

Kingston’s HyperX division introduced a stack of new memory modules at CES 2020. Firstly, the company added 32 GB unbuffered DIMMs and SO-DIMMs to its Fury and Impact families...

11 by Anton Shilov on 1/10/2020

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