ADATA needs no introduction as they’ve been a well-known name in the memory and storage industry for some time now. Due to the uncertainty surrounding SandForce, we’ve begun to see alternate SSD controllers being used by manufacturers that were once almost exclusively using SandForce controllers. Phison and Silicon Motion are two examples of SSD controllers that might not be well-known, but we are beginning to see them used more often. Today’s review sample utilizes the Silicon Motion (SMI) SM2246EN controller, which will be the first experience we’ve had with this controller.
Today, Kingston sent word of their newly released higher capacity SDHC/SDXC UHS-I Speed Class 3 (U3) cards. The cards are said to offer transfer speeds up to 90 MB/s read and 80 MB/s write, which makes them ideal for recording and playback of 4K content. For photography, they will also be ideal for use with D-SLR and D-SLM cameras. Here is the press release received this morning.
AMD was gracious enough to invite Overclockers.com to their Club AMD event running along side, almost literally, the annual E3 video game conference. Coming into this, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Something GPU related no doubt, but it turns out it was much more than that. There are some details I am unable to share at this time due to embargos, but AMD and its partners really brought a lot of cool things out to show the attendees. Let’s take a look at a couple of them.
It wasn’t too long ago that GIGABYTE announced their X99 Champion Series motherboards. Today, we’ll have a look at the newest addition to the X99 Championship family, which is called the X99-SLI. At first glance, the GIGABYTE X99-SLI seems to be a feature-rich motherboard packed with the GIGABYTE enthusiast-level options we’ve come to expect on their higher end offerings. Let’s dive in and see if GIGABYTE has a motherboard worthy of your hard earned dollar.
ADATA offers a full line of DDR4 memory ranging in speeds from 2133 MHz all the way up to 3333 MHz. Today, we’ll be looking at a 16 GB kit of their XPG Z1 DDR4 2400 MHz (Part#AX4U2400W4G16-QRZ). ADATA has sent us quite a few kits to review over the years, and we always come away impressed with their performance, overclocking ability, and stability. So, let’s get started and see if that tradition continues.
Kingston has announced the release of a nifty new flash drive that can plug into both standard Type-A and the new Type-C USB connections. The flash drive falls under their DataTraveler family and is dubbed the microDuo 3C. The drives are available in 16, 32, and 64GB capacities and offer read and write speeds up to 100 MB/s and 15 MB/s respectively.
G.Skill is on the move and will soon make available several new products to the gaming and enthusiast communities. In addition to expanding their DDR4 memory to include the Trident Z series, you can expect to see power supplies, gaming keyboards, gaming mice, and gaming headsets. We received a few press releases from G.Skill about these new offerings, and here they are!