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Marco Chiappetta

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Marco's interest in computing and technology dates all the way back to his early childhood. Even before being exposed to the Commodore P.E.T. and later the Commodore 64 in the early ‘80s, he was interested in electricity and electronics, and he still has the modded AFX cars and shop-worn soldering irons to prove it. Once he got his hands on his own Commodore 64, however, computing became Marco's passion. Throughout his academic and professional lives, Marco has worked with virtually every major platform from the TRS-80 and Amiga, to today's high end, multi-core servers. Over the years, he has worked in many fields related to technology and computing, including system design, assembly and sales, professional quality assurance testing, and technical writing. In addition to being the Managing Editor here at HotHardware for close to 15 years, Marco is also a freelance writer whose work has been published in a number of PC and technology related print publications and he is a regular fixture on HotHardware’s own Two and a Half Geeks webcast. - Contact: marco(at)hothardware(dot)com

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Qualcomm Snapdragon X Processors After mountains of performance data and product disclosures, we finally have Qualcomm Snadragon X Oryon CPU and Adreno GPU architecture details to share. New CPU Core Architecture Powerful NPU Leading Wireless Connectivity Options Tons Of Memory Bandwidth Arm-Native Software Ecosystem... Read more...
Intel Xeon 6 Series Processors Intel is launching the first wave of next-generation Xeon 6 6700E-series processors today, based on Sierra Forest, featuring up to 144 E-cores per socket. Many More Cores Per Socket Power Efficiency Improvements Big Performance Gains Over 5th Gen New, Updated IO Tile Increased Bandwidth... Read more...
AMD disclosed a plethora of details during the Computex 2024 opening keynote regarding upcoming desktop and mobile processors in the Ryzen 9000 and Ryzen AI 300 families, respectively, along with a new dual-slot Radeon Pro W7900WS to facilitate multi-GPU configurations in professional workstations. In addition to... Read more...
AMD released an array of professional workstation GPUs in 2023, with the powerful flagship Radeon Pro W7900 sitting at the top of the heap. You can read our in-depth review of the GPU right here. The Radeon Pro W7900 has a similar GPU configuration to the consumer-class Radeon RX 7900 XTX, with the same 96 unified... Read more...
Industry heavyweights AMD, Broadcom, Cisco, Google, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Intel, Meta and Microsoft have joined forces to form the Ultra Accelerator Link Promoter Group and UALink Consortium to co-develop a new, open industry standard interconnect designed for scale-up systems in next-generation data... Read more...
Samsung T5 EVO Portable SSD: Starting $159 (2TB), $599 (8TB) The recently-released Samsung T5 EVO is a compact, rugged, external USB-C SSD that's well suited to a wide array of use cases. Compact Size Rugged Enclosure Excellent Compatibility Huge Capacity Price Premium Faster, More Affordable Options Available Samsung recently expanded its... Read more...
We recently had the opportunity to meet with Qualcomm to learn the latest about its Snapdragon X processor line-up for emerging AI PCs and to get more hands-on time for performance benchmarks. During our meeting, we got the scoop on the Snapdragon X Plus, a 10-core variant of the platform that will drop into the... Read more...
Since Pat Gelsinger took the helm of Intel, the company has shed a number of extraneous projects, focused on its core competencies, and completely revamped its manufacturing strategy. In fact, Gelsinger has been adamant about Intel regaining its process leadership position, and famously announced plans to launch five... Read more...
Intel Core i9-14900KS: MSRP $699 Intel just released its fastest desktop processor yet, the 24-core / 32-thread Core i9-14900KS, which is capable of running at up to a blistering 6.2GHz. Single-Thread Dominance Great Overall Performance Drop-In For Existing Platforms Highest Clocked CPU To Date Powerful Cooler Is A Must Outgoing Platform High... Read more...
To celebrate the new year, we teamed up with Lenovo to give away some fresh, new Tech gear! Well, the giveaway has ended and it's time to reveal the lucky winners! We had three prize packs lined up for our 2024 New Year, New Gear Giveaway with Lenovo  –  1 (one) Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX9H Gaming Laptop, 1 (one)... Read more...
ASRock Radeon RX 7900 GRE Steel Legend: MSRP $549 The AMD Radeon RX 7900 GRE originally launched in China, but recent changes in the GPU market spurred the "legendary" release of this great new GPU option from ASRock and others.. Good Perf Per Dollar 16GB Of VRAM Good Overclocker Quiet Operation Dedicated Lighting... Read more...
Intel's inaugural IFS Direct Connect event is currently underway in San Jose, California today. This event is somewhat of a coming out party for Intel's Foundry Services business unit (IFS), which is now known simply as Intel Foundry, and features a multitude of prominent industry leaders and guest speakers, from... Read more...
Crucial T705: MSRP 2TB for $399, With Heatsink $439 The Crucial T705 NVMe SSD packs Micron's latest NAND flash memory, fresh firmware tweaks, and Phison's E26 controller, to offer class-leading performance. Ultra High Sequential Transfers Low Latency Top Performance In Trace-Based Tests Not Always Fastest In Random 4K... Read more...
MSI Spatium M570 Pro: 2TB for $329 The MSI Spatium M570 Pro is a PCIe Gen 5 SSD with class-leading performance and an integrated cooler that (literally) towers over the competition. Excellent Performance Native PCIe Gen 5 Interface Low Latency Great For Gamers Price Premium Not Suitable For PS5 MSI has consistently... Read more...
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER: MSRP $999 The high-end GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER completes NVIDIA's SUPER trifecta, which enhances the performance and value proposition of its desktop GPU line-up. Great All-Around Performance Black Colorway Looks Awesome Relatively Cool & Quiet Higher Value Than Original 4080 Beefy... Read more...
AMD Ryzen 7 8700G -  MSRP $329 |  AMD Ryzen 5 8600G - MSRP $229 AMD Ryzen 8000G series APUs combine Zen 4 processor cores with integrated RDNA3 Radeon graphics in one, power-efficient package for socket AM5.   Power Efficient Platform High Performance iGPU Competitive CPU Performance Affordably Priced... Read more...
AMD Radeon RX 7600 XT: MSRP Starting @ $329 The affordably-priced Radeon RX 7600 XT has higher GPU clocks and double the VRAM of its predecessor to boost performance for mainstream PC gamers. Higher Clocks Double The Memory (16GB) Relatively Cool & Quiet Leading Display Output Config Minor Performance Upgrade... Read more...
ASUS TUF GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Super: MSRP $799 More cores, more memory, and higher clocks make the new ASUS TUF GeForce RTX 4070 Ti SUPER one heck of a performer in its price category. More Cores 16GB Video Memory Excellent Performance Relatively Cool & Quiet Highly Efficienty Oversized For No Reason Only DP... Read more...
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Super: MSRP $599 The new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Super offers nearly the same performance as the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti, for hundreds of dollars less. Clear Efficiency Advantage More Perf, Same Price Strong Performance Relatively Small Form Factor Runs Cool And Quiet Limited Overclocking Only... Read more...
Phison PS5026-E26 Max14um Preview: Coming Soon To An SSD Near You A mature controller, fresh firmware, and the latest high-performance NAND comes together in one of the fastest SSDs we've ever tested. Ultra High Sequential Transfers Low Latency Top Performance In Trace-Based Tests Didn't Always Lead With Random 4K... Read more...
Intel 5th Generation Xeon Processors Codename: Emerald Rapids Intel refreshes its tiled chiplet based Xeon processors with more cores, more cache, higher frequencies, and enhanced power efficiency.   Higher Core Counts Improved Performance & Efficiency Drop-In Compatible With 4th Gen Faster Memory Support... Read more...
At its Advancing AI event that just concluded, AMD disclosed a myriad of additional details regarding its next-gen Instinct MI300 data center accelerators. It also discussed the company’s momentum as it relates to AI hardware, software, and partner engagements. AMD has previously shown off its Instinct MI300A... Read more...
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