by Marshall Gunnell

NVIDIA Introduces Quadro RTX 4000

NVIDIA has unveiled today at the annual Autodesk Conference in Las Vegas, its first midrange professional GPU, the Quadro RTX 4000. Powered by the NVIDIA Turing architecture and the NVIDIA RTX platform, the Quadro RTX 4000 delivers real-time ray tracing to larger group of professionals.

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by Adam Armstrong

AMD Announces 7nm Data Center GPUs

Today AMD announced what it calls the world’s first 7nm data center GPUs, the AMD Radeon Instinct MI60 and MI50 accelerators. The new Radeon Instinct accelerators are designed to deliver enough compute performance for next-generation deep learning, HPC, cloud computing and rendering applications and can be leveraged in use cases such as large-scale simulations, climate change, computational biology, disease prevention and more. AMD also updated its ROCm Open Software Platform.

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by Adam Armstrong

Lexar Announces 512GB A2 microSD Card

Lexar announced the largest A2 microSD card yet with the 512GB Lexar High-Performance 633x microSDXC UHS-I card. The card is ideal for high-end smartphones and mobile devices. Lexar will be demoing the card at PhotoPlus Expo held at Javits Convention Center in New York City, New York, from October 25th - 27th.

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by Marshall Gunnell

Crucial P1 1TB SSD Review

Launched today, the Crucial P1 SSD is the company’s latest drive targeted towards end users who want the benefits of NVMe technology in a more affordable package. The Crucial P1 features QLC NAND, which promises to further drive down prices, at the expense of write performance when compared to TLC or MLC products. The P1 comes in 500GB and 1TB capacities (with a 2TB to be announced in the future) and, perhaps most importantly, comes with a 5-year warranty.

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by Michael Rink

HP Updates Creative Z Product Line

At Adobe Max 2018, running October 15th-17th, HP announced upgrades to its Z Studio product line. Z by HP is targeted at creative professionals; placing it in competition with Apple's MacBooks and other products.The new Z by HP portfolio includes ZBook mobiles, Z desktops like the HP Z2 Mini or the HP Z8, and DreamColor displays.

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by Lyle Smith

Seagate IronWolf Pro 14TB NAS HDD Review

Data requirements continue to explode and there's no sign of it slowing down, and as such, companies that need always on, always accessible 24×7 performance continue to look for cost-effective and scalable solutions in hard disk drives, particularly smaller businesses. Seagate looks to address these issues with the most recent model of their SMB/SME enterprise line of HDDs, the IronWolf Pro 14TB, designed as a scalable solution for any NAS environment. This massive capacity gives organizations a viable option to better manage their storage server budgets. We've also reviewed the IronWolf 14TB non-Pro version.

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by Lyle Smith

HP EliteDesk 705 Workstation Edition Announced

HP has unveiled the HP EliteDesk 705 Workstation Edition. Designed for power users, STEM Students, architects and engineers looking to upgrade to an accessible performance-driven workstation, the EliteDesk 705 is HP’s most affordable professional certified desktop to date. This workstation features up to an AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 2700X Eight-Core CPU, 64 GB DDR4-2666 SDRAM, 512 GB PCIe NVMe SED Opal 2 TLC M.2 SSD, and professional graphics cards including the AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100 Graphics and NVIDIA Quadro P1000.

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by Lyle Smith

HyperX Gaming MicroSD Card Review

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology known for their affordable products (memory, headsets, and storage devices), have unleashed microSD cards catered directly to gaming use cases. The new line of  HyperX microSD cards are available in capacities 64GB, 128GB and 256GB and meet the UHS-I, CL10, Speed Class (U3), A1 performance requirements.

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by Lyle Smith

Seagate Fast SSD Review

The boldly-named Seagate Fast is company's latest portable SSD to hit the market. It features a unique design, the latest USB-C connectivity, and much faster transfer rates over tradition external hard disk drives as per the norm with SSD technology. The Fast allows users to sync their files via the bundled backup and folder mirroring software, which automatically monitors target folders for any new files, deletions or modifications so files will always be latest version. The Fast comes with a fully-reversible USB-C cable, eliminating the often-frustrating attempts to connect your USB device to your computer. 

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by Michael Rink

Seagate Releases 14TB Drives

Seagate Technology (NASDAQ: STX) released a wide range of new 14TB hard drives, enhancing the company’s enterprise and specialty drive portfolio. Releasing no less than five new drive designs at the same time, Seagate has given us a lot to talk about. The new designs are IronWolf and IronWolf Pro for network attached storage (NAS) applications; the BarraCuda Pro desktop drive; surveillance-targeted SkyHawk; and Exos X14 for data centers.

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