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Analyst predicts AMD could triple its CPU marketshare in 2019 September 21, 2018 - 18:34
AMD preps X499, Z490, and A420 chipsets September 21, 2018 - 17:03
Fractal Design has new Dynamic X2 and Venturi fans September 21, 2018 - 16:57
MSI MEG Z390 GODLIKE and other Z390 mobos leak September 21, 2018 - 15:25
NVIDIA DLSS technique gets analyzed (video) September 21, 2018 - 12:10
NVIDIA: OC Scanner tool does not void warranty September 21, 2018 - 11:26
Security flaw gives everyone access to your WD My Cloud disks September 21, 2018 - 09:28
Alphacool Eiswolf GPX Plexi Light shown for GeForce RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti September 21, 2018 - 08:50
Samsung to slow down memory output expansion in 2019 September 20, 2018 - 16:51
Intel prepping Pro 7000P BGA SSDs September 20, 2018 - 16:10
Thermaltake Pacific V-RTX 2080 Plus Series Founders Edition arrives for Turing September 20, 2018 - 15:47
Is this time different for the DRAM market? September 20, 2018 - 15:34
3DMark ray tracing benchmark expected in Q4 2018 September 20, 2018 - 15:10
NewEgg got hacked, attackers got hands on credit card data September 20, 2018 - 14:38
China to mass produce 64-layer 3D NAND in Q4 2019 September 20, 2018 - 14:30
NVIDIA GeForce 411.63 WHQL adds support for Turing and RTX September 20, 2018 - 14:25
Alibaba is designing its own AI inference chip September 20, 2018 - 14:18
ASUS Z390 ROG Maximus XI, STRIX, PRIME and TUF motherboards leak September 20, 2018 - 14:14
AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.9.2 promises Fortnite performance boost September 20, 2018 - 13:44
Intel now fabbing H310C chipset on 22nm September 20, 2018 - 13:37

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Posted on Friday, September 21 2018 @ 18:34:21 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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A new report from Jefferies analyst Mark Lipacis predicts AMD is in for a big increase in marketshare in the processor market. There are several factors at play here.

First up, Lipacis predicts AMD will have a transistor lead in 2019. Secondly, Intel is currently hit by 14nm supply issues. The chip giant has delayed its 10nm node so many years due to ongoing issues with the process technology, while more and more of the firm's product mix is going to 14nm. This results in shortages of 14nm parts, and has stalled Intel's architectural advance.

As a result, AMD is seen as capable of hitting a marketshare of 30 percent next year, up from an estimated 10 percent:
As a result, the analyst predicts AMD may be able to triple its market share to 30 percent of the processor market from 10 percent today.

There is “share shift potential to 70/30 from 90/10,” he said. “Assuming our assessment of AMD’s transistor lead in 2019 is correct, and Intel’s supply constraints linger through mid-19, we think a market share of 70/30 is not out of the question.”

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Posted on Friday, September 21 2018 @ 17:03:25 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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The USB Implementers Forum website reveals AMD is working on at least five new motherboard chipsets.

First up, the list confirms the X499 and Z490 chipset names for the high-end market, as well as the low-end A420 chipset. Next, AMD will also offer PRO 490 and PRO 460 chipsets for the business market.

Via: ComputerBase
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Posted on Friday, September 21 2018 @ 16:57:25 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Two new fan series from Fractal Design are about to hit the market. The company reveals white Dynamic X2 fans as well as Venturi HF and Venturi HP fans with a black & white color scheme.
Fractal Design expand on the Dynamic X2 and Venturi fan series with new options giving users greater choice than ever before. Adding to the Dynamic X2, users will now have the option to purchase 120mm and 140mm variants of the fan with PWM support while an all-White non PWM version has also been added to the lineup.

In addition to the new Dynamic X2 variants, the Venturi series receives four new models in the classic Fractal Design Black and White color combination. Available in both High Flow (HF) or High Pressure (HP), these 120mm and 140mm options are the perfect companion for your system.

Fractal Design Dynamic X2 Series
The Fractal Design Dynamic X2 series are true all-purpose fans, offering excellent airflow and outstanding 100,000-hour life expectancy thanks to the new LLS (Long Life Sleeve) bearing.

Added PWM support offers precise fan control via a wide speed adjustment range of 500 to 2,000 RPM allowing users to select their ideal mix of silent operation and maximum airflow (PWM Only).

The customized design of the Dynamic X2 results in a beautiful fan that helps to keep your system cool, yet quiet. Designed together with Fractal Design's high-end Venturi Series, the Dynamic X2 incorporates aerodynamic elements of airplane wing designs for significant noise reduction.

Available in multiple color combinations including black, white, or the classic Fractal Design color scheme with white blades and black frame, the Dynamic X2 series are the perfect choice for those seeking an expertly balanced fan with exceptional dependability.

Fractal Design Venturi HF Series
The Venturi High Flow Series fans, HF-12 and HF-14, are optimized for low-restriction airflow environments, making them an excellent choice for computer case fans, or other low-restriction usage scenarios.

Designed with a variety of performance-increasing and noise-reducing features, these fans can move an amazing amount of air compared to other fans at the same, minimal noise level.

The HF-14 comes with two sets of solid vibration-dampening rubber corners: one for standard 140mm fan hole spacing (125mm) and one compatible with the standard 120mm hole spacing (105mm). The Venturi High Flow Series fans are ideal for those looking for a perfect balance between high performance and low noise built from sturdy, high quality materials.

Fractal Design Venturi HP Series
The Venturi High Pressure Series PWM fans, HP-12 and HP-14, are optimized for high-restriction airflow scenarios, making them an excellent choice for use on large heatsinks, on radiators, or in other highly restrictive scenarios.

Designed with a variety of performance-increasing and noise-reducing features, these fans can move an amazing amount of air through restricted environments compared to other fans at the same, minimal noise level.

The HP-14 comes with two sets of solid vibration-dampening rubber corners: one for standard 140mm fan hole spacing (125mm) and one compatible with the standard 120mm hole spacing (105mm). The Venturi High Pressure Series PWM fans are ideal for those looking for a perfect balance between high performance and low noise built from sturdy, high quality materials.

Available in multiple color combinations including black, white, or the classic Fractal Design color scheme with white blades and black frame, the Dynamic X2 series are the perfect choice for those seeking an expertly balanced fan with exceptional dependability.
New fans from FractalDesign
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Posted on Friday, September 21 2018 @ 15:25:08 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
VideoCardz leaks photos of upcoming Z390 series motherboards from MSI. The flagship model is the MSI MEG Z390 GODLIKE, an E-ATX sized motherboard with four PCIe x16 slots, three M.2 slots with heatsinks, an M.2 expander card for another two M.2 connectors, and a streaming card.

MSI MEG Z390 GODLIKE
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Posted on Friday, September 21 2018 @ 12:10:58 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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NVIDIA's GeForce RTX series has arrived, we now know how it performs in current games but the jury is still out on RTX and DLSS. EuroGamer just published a detailed analysis of the latter. DLSS stands for Deep Learning Super Sampling, it's a new anti-aliasing technique that uses AI to speed up performance by rendering images at a lower resolution and then using a pre-trained deep learning algorithm to produce higher resolution imagery.

The potential performance gains cited by NVIDIA sound impressive, but does it really work? EuroGamer's DigitalFoundry tried DLSS in a tech demo of Final Fantasy 15 and notes that in some cases, DLSS provides better image quality results than TAA. If you check out the closeups though, TAA often has much sharper image quality.
But has Nvidia truly managed to equal native quality? For the most part, it passes muster and inaccuracies and detail issues are only truly noticeable when conducting direct side-by-side comparisons - but we did note that in the demo's climactic zoom-out to show the high detail city, the lower base resolution does have an impact on the quality of the final image. Is it likely to distract a user playing the game and not conducting detailed side-by-side comparisons? Highly unlikely.
At the moment, it's still too early to tell whether DLSS is a wonder solution. The demos look impressive, but so far journalists and gamers haven't had a chance to actually play a game with DLSS yet. It will also be interesting to see how DLSS 2X performs, that technique promises to deliver higher image quality while keeping the framerate the same.


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Posted on Friday, September 21 2018 @ 11:26:55 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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HardOCP clears up some confusion about the upcoming OC Scanner tool for NVIDIA GeForce RTX video cards. First the site heard from NVIDIA's Support that the tool voids warranty, but after publishing an initial article about this HardOCP got this message from NVIDIA's PR:
Hi, this is not true. It does not void the warranty.
So there you go. The Scanner tool will offer a simpler way to stress test our overclocks, it promises to run your card settings through a series of automated tests to check whether your overclock is stable. The tool will run a test, adjust clocks and voltage, and rerun until it hits success.
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Posted on Friday, September 21 2018 @ 09:28:16 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Securify security researchers discovered that Western Digital's My Cloud storage gear can be breached via an HTTP request, which basically turns these devices into "everyone's cloud". The security vulnerability enables attackers to access the storage device over a network and enables admin privileges, without requiring a password.

The hack is surprisingly simple, it requires just a couple of lines of code and tricks the device into giving you administrative privileges by sending a cookie that contains "username=admin".
According to Securify, the flaw itself lies in the way My Cloud creates admin sessions that are attached to an IP address. When an attacker sends a command to the device's web interface, as an HTTP CGI request, they can also include the cookie username=admin – which unlocks admin access.

Thus if properly constructed, the request would establish an admin login session to the device without ever asking for a password. In other words, just tell it you're the admin user in the cookie, and you're in.
WD was informed of the bug in April. Securify is publicly disclosing the matter because they did not receive a response from the storage firm.

Via: The Register
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Posted on Friday, September 21 2018 @ 08:50:14 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Alphacool has a fancy new Eiswolf GPX Plexi Light cooler for NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 2080 and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti video cards. This full-cover block has a large plexiglass surface, allowing all water-bearing components and the PCB to be viewed. Furthermore, it has RGB LED light effects. It's basically a fancier version of the Eisblock GPX Plexi, with the aluminium case removed so you can see more of your card. These blocks are sold via the Aqua Tuning webshop for 119.79EUR.
With the Eisblock GPX Plexi Light cooler, the world-renowned liquid cooling manufacturer, Alphacool, offers yet another high-quality and noble variant of the Eisblock GPX cooler. As a customer you have the choice between three different Eisblock GPX coolers.

Compared to the Eisblock GPX Plexi cooler, Alphacool has removed the aluminium case which so now you see all the beautiful plexi in all its glory. The actual cooler remains identical to the big brother and is also made of nickel-plated copper. The cooler has 35 fins which are only 0.6 mm thick.

The cooler is a full cover block and extends over all components of the graphics card that need cooling.

The optical highlight of the Eisblock GPX Plexi Light cooler is the complete and integrated RGB lighting. This is located on the side of the PCIe port and runs along the edge of the cooler for almost 20 cm to ensure that it perfectly illuminates the entire surface of the cooler. The RGB LED lighting is compatible with ASUS Aurora Sync, Biostar VIVID LED DJ, Gigabyte RGB Fusion, MSI Mystic and many more. You may need a Male-to-Female adapter for some motherboards.
Alphacool Eiswolf GPX Plexi Light
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Posted on Thursday, September 20 2018 @ 16:51:11 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Sources close to Samsung Electronics informed Bloomberg that the South Korean electronics company plans to lower memory chip growth output in 2019. The plan is the result of an expected slowdown in demand.

Earlier this year, Samsung anticipated bit growth of 20 percent for DRAM and 40 percent for NAND in 2018.

For the coming year, Samsung expects bit growth of under 20 percent for DRAM and 30 percent bit growth for NAND flash. The move is expected to help to keep memory prices stable or even to push prices up.

Bit growth respresents the annual DRAM bit volume growth.
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Posted on Thursday, September 20 2018 @ 16:10:19 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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A freshly leaked storage roadmap reveals that Intel plans to launch more than one BGA SSD line before the end of this month, or shortly thereafter. For the professional market the firm has the Pro 7000p series, while the consumer market will see the 700p. Details about the latter already leaked some time ago and the specifications of both families are pretty similar.

These soldered-down storage chips use the PCIe interface and will feature 64-layer TLC NAND flash memory. They will be available in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB capaciites, and offer read speeds of up to 1800MB/s and write speeds of up to 1200MB/s. The random 4k write IOPS is listed as 150k, which is the same as the chip's random 4k read IOPS.

While you can't upgrade or replace these chips, the main advantage is that they're a lot smaller than typical SSDs:
The SSD comes in a ball-grid array (BGA) form-factor which has been designed to further shrink the size of solid-state disks. BGA sized SSDs are about five times smaller than M.2 SSDs and hundred times smaller than a 2.5? drive. Not only do they integrate NAND flash memory, but also the controller, DRAM cache and everything else required for the SSD to function. For the computer and its software, BGA SSDs are drives with a PCIe interface or SATA interface.
Pro 7000P BGA SSDs

Via: MyCE
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