Category: hardware

SUPERMICRO X12DPL-NT6 MOTHERBOARD

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SuperMicro never lets a gamer down with their latest dual CPU motherboard for EATX chassis or server boxes. The new X12DPL-NT6 is ATX compatible, X12DPL-NT6 ATX 12.23″ x 10″ (31.06cm x 25.4cm) 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors Dual Socket LGA-4189 (Socket P+) supported 2TB RDIMM, DDR4-3200MHz maximum Intel C621A controller for 12 SATA3 (6 …

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INTEL CORE I9-11900K

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The Intel Core i9-11900K is the latest processor for socket FCLGA1200. Intel had to reduce the core count in order to make some major architectural changes. The MSRP is $539. i9-11900K 14 nm 8 cores, 16 threads 3.50 GHz base, 5.30 GHz max boost 16MB L3 cache DDR4-3200, 128GB maximum Intel UHD Graphics 750 64 …

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INTEL 11TH GEN ROCKET LAKE-S

The Intel 11th generation Rocket Lack is the first chipset to support PCI Express 4.0. The Rocket Lake cores contain significantly more transistors than current Skylake-derived Comet Lake cores. Comet Lake is made in an Intel 14nm line so that volume production will be possible. Rocket Lake will feature the same LGA1200 socket as Comet …

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RTX 3070 WITH 16GB MOD

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Somebody over in Russia decided to doctor has Palit RTX 3070. The card comes with 8GB GDDR6. The OEM RAM was removed and Samsung 16GB memory was installed, After some research the resistor was found that enabled 16GB of VRAM. So the accusation that video card vendors are screwing PC gamers over VRAM is proved. …

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DO HARD DISKS AND SSD CONVERGE?

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Everyone knows that prices per MB/GB/TB/EB of hard disks and SSD have fallen substantially over time. The data can be explained as exponential decay. With two curved however it gets slightly more advanced and a jump to honors math is needed. No problem! SSD prices are falling at about 45% annually. Hard disks have also …

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FUJIFILM DEVELOPS NEW TAPE MATERIALS

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The Japanese FujiFilm has been developing new magnetic materials for tape with an eye towards higher capacity designs. The latest material is Barium Ferrite, but work with Strontium Ferrite has shown even finer grain structures. The scale of the material is large by semiconductor standards but the improvement with Strontium Ferrite is obvious. Hard disk …

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SSD AND SMART WARNINGS

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SMART was originally developed for hard disks using the IDENT command. IDENT provides operating hours, sector count and spare sector use among many other fields. IDENT is a 512 byte block patterned over the original sector size of hard disks long ago. Fields vary with some larger ones for product name and serial numbers. Many …

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LX-3600W PSU

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Somebody on Twitter posted a photo of a bizarre PSU marked as LX-3600W. The rest of the labels are in Chinese which I cannot read. With dual cable assemblies and fans this PSU will only fit open frame chassis typically used by coin miners. It does not seem to have a warranty period, but it’s …

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SAMSUNG 870 EVO SSD

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Samsung has introduced their new 870 EVO SSD lineup. Samsung said they should be available in the coming months. The 870 EVO SSD easily saturate the SATA interface. Samsung offers 5 years or TBW warranty on the 870 EVO SSD. MODEL CAPACITY MSRP TBW MZ-77E250 250GB $39.99 150TBW MZ-77E500 500GB $69.99 300TBW MZ-77E1T0 1TB $129.99 …

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SAPPHIRE GPRO X070

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The Sapphire GPRO X070 is a passively cooled video card intended for rack mounted servers with adequate air flow. Sapphire is positioning the GPRO X070 for blockchain applications. GPRO X070 RX 5700 XT graphics 40 Compute Units 2560 Stream Processors Base Clock:  1605 MHz Boost Clock: 1905 MHz 8GB 256-bit GDDR6 1 x HDMI / …

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