Category: Tech News

Western Digital Releases WD_Black SN770M: M.2-2230 SSD for Consoles

2023-09-12 By admin

Western Digital has unveiled a compact version of its WD_Black SN770 SSD, tailored mainly for handheld gaming consoles such as the Asus ROG Ally and Valve Steam Deck. The WD_Black SN770M delivers the performance typical of a midrange PCIe 4.0 SSD, with support for features like Microsoft’s DirectStorage. As implied by its name, the WD_Black […]

TSMC Buys 10% Stake in IMS Nano from Intel

2023-09-12 By admin

Intel and TSMC have announced an agreement in which TSMC will acquire a 10% stake in IMS Nanofabrication. IMS, controlled by Intel, produces multi e-beam photomask writing tools, whose significance is on the rise. TSMC has collaborated with IMS Nano since 2012, and this investment is expected to deepen their partnership. TSMC’s acquisition of a […]

Intel Unveils Barlow Ridge Thunderbolt 5 Controllers – TB5 Launching In 2024

2023-09-12 By admin

The USB-IF and VESA released the specifications of USB4 v2 and DisplayPort 2.1 in Q4 2022. At that time, Intel also announced that their next-gen Thunderbolt specifications would build upon these standards. However, concrete details were not divulged. Today, the company is unveiling Thunderbolt 5 officially with discrete controllers in tow for both hosts and […]

Epos Winds Down Former Sennheiser Gaming Headphone Business

2023-09-12 By admin

Epos has announced that it will be exiting the gaming headphone business and will instead focus on enterprise communications products. The company’s gaming products division, which was formerly part of the legendary Sennheiser, was responsible for shipping a number of notable gaming headsets over the past decade. However, the continuing weakness of the wired consumer audio market – […]

Qualcomm Extends Deal To Supply 5G Modems for Apple Through 2026

2023-09-11 By admin

Qualcomm just shot over a brief note this morning, announcing that the company has signed an extended agreement with Apple to supply 5G modem-RF chips for their smartphones and other products that will be released in 2024, 2025, and 2026. The unusual Apple-related announcement, notably coming from a vendor rather than the tech juggernaut itself, […]

Best CPUs for Gaming September 2023

2023-09-11 By admin

In our series of Best CPU guides, here’s the latest update to our recommended Gaming CPUs list. All numbers in the text are updated to reflect pricing at the time of writing. Numbers in graphs reflect MSRP. As we move into the cooler fall season, the CPU market is constantly changing, much like the weather. […]

Minisforum Unveils Mini-ITX Motherboard with MXM Slot for… SSDs

2023-09-09 By admin

Minisforum continues to diversify its business beyond compact PCs and this week it introduced a rather unusual Mini-ITX motherboard with an MXM slot. Typically used for graphics cards, Minisforum’s Eyertec AD650i motherboard instead comes with an MXM adapter to house up to three M.2 SSDs. All together, the Mini-ITX board is able to drive 4 […]

TSMC: Short Supply of Compute GPUs to Persist for 1.5 Years

2023-09-07 By admin

The reports about an insufficient supply of compute GPUs used for artificial intelligence (AI) and high-performance computing (HPC) servers became common in recent months as demand for GPUs to power generative AI applications exploded. TSMC admits that the biggest compute GPU supply bottleneck is its CoWoS packaging capacity, as it is used by virtually everyone […]

The Be Quiet! Silent Loop 2 AIO Cooler Review: Quiet and Unassuming

2023-09-07 By admin

A familiar presence here at AnandTech, Be Quiet! has settled in to distinct niche for itself in the PC peripherals market over the years by simply living up to the company’s name. Tuning their device designs for minimal acoustics, the company successfully expanded into all-in-one (AIO) liquid coolers back in 2016. It’s a product segment […]