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In this episode of HotHardware’s Two And Half Geeks, Marco, Chris, and Dave will be looking at NVIDIA’s new GeForce GTX 1660, the sights and sounds of GDC and GTC which took place last week, Dell's Alienware Aurora R8 compact GeForce RTX-powered gaming PC, a fast new SSD from ADATA and more! Show Notes: 03:03 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Review: Smooth 1080P Gaming For Less 15:35 - NVIDIA Pascal And Turing GeForce GTX GPUs To Gain Ray Tracing Support WIth April Driver Update 18:29 - NVIDIA's GauGAN AI Machine Learning Tool Photorealistic Images From Simple Hand Doodling 23:21 - NVIDIA Quadro RTX Turing HPC Data Science Workstations Coming From HP, Lenovo And Dell 26:42 - NVIDIA Jetson... Read more...
When we evaluated the original ADATA XPG SX8200 SSD last year, we found the drive to be a solid value that offered good performance for the money. So, when ADATA mentioned that it had an updated version of the XPG SX8200 available for review that should perform even better, we were eager to check it out. The aptly named ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro is similar to the original drive in many ways, but incorporates a new controller and firmware that cranks performance up a few notches and adds some new features. The ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro’s main features and specifications are outlined in the table below. As you can see, sequential transfers are rated for a healthy 3.5GB/s (reads) and 3GB/s (writes)... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks podcast, Marco, Chris and Dave kick around breaking news and tech reviews headlines like AMD’s 2nd Gen Threadripper 32-core beast, LG’s punchy, potent G7 ThinQ phone, Huawei’s sleek and sexy MateBook X Pro laptop, ADATA’s snappy SX8200 NVMe SSD, Intel’s first discrete GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 2700 and Ryzen 5 2600 value CPUs, and the gaming rig we gave away last month that you just have to see for an idea of what we might give away next! Show Notes: 03:30 - ADATA SX8200 NVMe SSD, Blistering Storage Media 13:47 - LG G7 ThinQ Review: Punchy Display, Big Audio, Smart AI 29:38 - AMD Ryzen 7 2700 And Ryzen 5 2600 Review:... Read more...
The latest generation of NVMe-based solid state drives have significantly altered the value proposition for performance-conscious PC enthusiasts. Whereas the NVMe drives of “old” were significantly more expensive than SATA-based products, while offering somewhat higher performance, many of today’s drives are only slightly higher priced and may offer 5 – 6x the peak throughput. Case in point, the ADATA XPG SX8200 we will be showing you here today. This ADATA drive is a speedy, yet affordable solid state drive that offers peak read and write speeds of 3200/1700MB per second, with a good warranty and solid endurance rating. The ADATA XPG SX8200’s main features and specifications... Read more...
There's been quite a bit of activity in the SSD space recently, and ADATA is catering to gaming enthusiasts with the latest addition to its XPG family. In this case, we've got all the details on the new XPG SX8200, which is an M.2 2280 PCIe SSD family that looks to run with the big dogs when it comes to performance. XPG SX8200 promises sustained peak reads and writes of up 3,200MB/sec and 1,700MB/sec respectively. When it comes to random 4K reads and writes, those figures come in at up to 310K IOPS and 280K IOPS respectively. This performance comes courtesy of a Silicon Motion SM2262 controller, which has eight NAND channels and is back by four ARM Cortex-R5 cores. The NVMe 1.3 certified SSD... Read more...
A few weeks back, we took a look at a new series of solid state drives from Crucial, the M550, which leveraged Marvell controller technology, 20nm MLC NAND flash memory, and firmware optimizations gleaned from the last couple of years of SATA SSD advancements. Ultimately, we found the M550 series of drives to be solid offerings, with well-rounded performance and competitive pricing. Well, today, another major player—ADATA—is releasing its own family of drives featuring similar technology at its core. The brand new ADATA SP920 Premiere Pro family of drives we’ll be showing you here use the same controller and NAND as the M550 series, though ADATA takes a few steps to help... Read more...
A few weeks back, we took a look at a new series of solid state drives from Crucial, the M550, which leveraged Marvell controller technology, 20nm MLC NAND flash memory, and firmware optimizations gleaned from the last couple of years of SATA SSD advancements. Ultimately, we found the M550 series of drives to be solid offerings, with well-rounded performance and competitive pricing. Well, today, another major player—ADATA—is releasing its own family of drives featuring similar technology at its core. The brand new ADATA SP920 Premiere Pro family of drives we’ll be showing you here use the same controller and NAND as the M550 series, though ADATA takes a few steps to help... Read more...
The SSD market is very competitive at the moment, to say the least, and though ADATA isn’t always necessarily front and center, the company has a handful of interesting product offerings, including the ADATA XPG SX900 we'll be showing you here. SSD manufacturers sometimes roll with proprietary controllers, such as OCZ and Samsung, while others adopt third-party products. ADATA falls into the latter category. The XPG SX900 packs an LSI SandForce 2281 controller, which is one of the more popular solutions at this time... ADATA XPG SX900 256GB SSD Review... Read more...
The SSD market is very competitive at the moment, to say the least, and though ADATA isn’t always necessarily front and center, the company has a handful of interesting product offerings, including the ADATA XPG SX900 we'll be showing you here. SSD manufacturers sometimes roll with proprietary controllers, such as OCZ and Samsung, while others adopt third-party products. ADATA falls into the latter category. The XPG SX900 packs an LSI SandForce 2281 controller, which is one of the more popular solutions at this time. ADATA says that its firmware actually increases the available storage capacity slightly over other SandForce-based drives, giving the XPG SX900 about 7% more... Read more...
Convergence seems to be the name of the game these days, and ADATA's riding that bandwagon. The company has just launched an interesting mishmash of products: a wireless storage reader and power bank. The DashDrive Air AE400 is a wireless reader that can read and stream data from USB storage media and SD memory cards, and also functions as a power bank that can charge other mobile devices. The AE400 can be an easy to operate wireless hotspot, with support for 802.11 b/g/n wireless networking. When functioning as a network bridge, the internet connection can be shared by up to 10 devices at the same time. As a storage reader, the AE400 enables wireless data transfer between mobile devices and... Read more...
ADATA introduced the DashDrive HV610 external hard drive. This drive utilizes a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface for fast file transfer speeds and is available in capacities of 500GB and 1TB. As you can see from the product shots below, the drive features a puzzle piece design and is available in two colors (black or white). The cover is removable and is designed to store the USB cable when not in use. The drive comes with a 60 day trial version download of Norton Internet Security 2012 anti-virus. ADATA offers a three year warranty on the drive. ADATA Launches DashDrive HV610 USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Fashionable Puzzle Piece Design with Slide-Out Smart Cover Taipei, Taiwan - August 15, 2012 -... Read more...
ADATA’s XPG Gaming v.2.0 series DDR3 memory has a new top dog with the introduction of an 8GB DRR3-2400G kit (4GB x 2), which the company says was designed to complement Intel’s 3rd-generation Ivy Bridge processors and Z77 chipset. The dual-channel RAM features 19,200MB/s transfer speed and feature ADATA’s Thermal Conductive Technology (TCT), 2oz copper 8-layer printed circuit board, and support for Intel XMP profiles. You can order up a kit today for $89.99. ADATA Introduces XPG Gaming v2.0 Series DDR3 2400G Designed to bring maximum performance to 3rd generation Intel core processors Taipei, Taiwan - July 17, 2012 - ADATA Technology Co., Ltd. today announced the start of shipments... Read more...
Who doesn’t like snappier performance in an SD card? ADATA announced the Premier Pro SDHC and SDXC cards, which are packing performancing-enhancing Ultra High Speed I (UHS-I) technology. Designed especially for professional photographers who also need more capacity and faster performance, the Premier Pro SDHC and SDXC cards boast read/write speeds of up to 95/45MB/s and are X-ray proof and can handle extreme temperatures. They also feature error correcting code (ECC) and write-switch protection and come in capacities of 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB. The cards come with a lifetime warranty and will be available soon in the U.S. and Canada. ADATA Launches Premier Pro SDHC & SDXC Cards Featuring... Read more...
ADATA announced two new memory kits in its XPG Xtreme Series designed for high performance, long life, and overclocking capabilities. Available in capacities of 8GB (4GB x 2) and 16GB (8GB x 2), the dual-channel DDR3-2133X kits boast 34.1GB of predicted bandwidth per second and sport operating voltages of 1.65V with 10-11-11-30 latency settings. They also support Intel XMP profiles (v.1.3) and are compatible with Intel’s P67, X79, Z68, Z75, and Z77 platforms. The 8GB kit will run you $89.99, and the 16GB kit costs $189.99. ADATA Adds to XPG Xtreme Series with the Introduction of DDR3-2133X 8GB and 16GB Dual Channel Kits The Latest Surge in Reliability and Performance to Satisfy Gamers’... Read more...
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