CES 2020

For consumer storage, CES 2020 brought a new wave of competition for PCIe 4.0 SSDs and promise of faster portable SSDs, but the most intriguing product demo was from Enmotus. They are planning a profound change to how consumer SSDs work, ditching drive-managed SLC caching in favor of host-managed tiered storage. Enmotus is a well-established provider of storage management software. Their most familiar product to consumers is probably FuzeDrive, a limited edition of which is bundled with recent generations of AMD motherboards as AMD StoreMI. This serves as AMD's answer to Intel's Smart Response Technology (SRT) and Optane Memory storage caching systems. Enmotus also has enterprise-oriented products in the same vein. Their new MiDrive technology builds on their existing tiering software to manage a combination...

Corsair Unveils New iCUE RGB Pro XT Liquid CPU Coolers: 240, 280 & 360mm

One of the most predominant brands in cooling and peripherals market, Corsair, has unveiled its latest range of AIO CPU coolers at CES. The iCUE RGB Pro XT range...

15 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/27/2020

MSI’s Optix MAG342CQR Ultra Curved Monitor: 34 Inch & 144Hz with a 1000R Curve

白色妖精泷泽萝拉Having entered the market for gaming displays not so long ago, MSI is certainly not afraid of experimenting with various technologies in a bid to address niches that are...

24 by Anton Shilov on 1/23/2020

ZOTAC’s UCFF Zbox Magnus EN92080V: Up to 8-Core i9 and RTX 2080

ZOTAC introduced its upcoming high performance ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) gaming machine that promises to offer performance of a high-end gaming laptop. The Zbox Magnus EN92080V packs an Intel eight-core...

15 by Anton Shilov on 1/21/2020

MSI Reveals Optix MEG381CQR 37.5-Inch HDR600 144 Hz Curved Monitor

白色妖精泷泽萝拉MSI has announced its new curved gaming display that combines a near-4K resolution with an up to 144 Hz variable refresh rate supported by VESA’s Adaptive-Sync technology, and 600...

11 by Anton Shilov on 1/21/2020

CES 2020: ADATA Preparing Three PCIe 4.0 Consumer SSDs

白色妖精泷泽萝拉Among a mountain of new product announcements at CES, ADATA previewed three upcoming high-end consumer SSDs supporting PCIe 4.0. These will launch under their XPG gaming-oriented brand, and will...

29 by Billy Tallis on 1/17/2020

Dynabook Presents ‘Hyper-Light’ 13.3-Inch Portégé X30L-G Laptop with 6-Core CPU

白色妖精泷泽萝拉Dynabook has introduced its redesigned ‘hyper-light’ 13.3-Inch Portégé X30L-G, which has been updated to be lighter and more powerful than its predecessor. The new systems pack Intel’s 10th Generation...

25 by Anton Shilov on 1/17/2020

CES 2020: ZOTAC’s Inspire Studio SFF PCs for Creators w/ 8-Core CPU & GeForce RTX

Being one of the leading suppliers of small form-factor gaming PCs, ZOTAC recently started to offer SFF workstations powered by Intel’s Xeon CPUs as well as NVIDIA’s Quadro graphics...

19 by Anton Shilov on 1/17/2020

CES 2020: TerraMaster Shows Off 5-Bay F5-422 NAS with 10 Gb Ethernet

TerraMaster unveiled a new five-bay NAS with a 10 GbE connectivity at this year's CES. The F5-422 is based upon Intel Apollo Lake SoC, and runs the company’s TOS...

33 by Anton Shilov on 1/17/2020

CES 2020: LG’s New 8K TVs Use α9 Gen 3 SoC with AV1 Decoding & AI Support

Modern smart televisions do much more than just display broadcasted programs, so these days TV makers need to equip them with powerful applications processors to decode HD and Ultra-HD...

19 by Anton Shilov on 1/17/2020

Phison At CES 2020: Preparing For QLC To Go Mainstream

NAND flash memory prices are projected to climb in 2020. The manufacturing transitions to 96-layer 3D NAND and beyond are not going to increase bit output as quickly as...

10 by Billy Tallis on 1/17/2020

CES 2020: ZOTAC Reveals VR Go 3.0: NVIDIA GeForce RTX Inside

ZOTAC this month announced plans to release its 3rd generation VR Go wearable PC for virtual reality gaming. The new system will feature higher performance for a better VR...

11 by Anton Shilov on 1/17/2020

CES 2020: Analogix Announces ANX2187 TCON With Gamut Rotation

We haven’t talked about Analogix in a few years, and we certainly haven’t talked about TCON announcements much at all. At CES 2020 Analogix announced the new ANX2187 TCON...

4 by Andrei Frumusanu on 1/17/2020

CES 2020: Innogrit SSD Controllers Score Multiple Design Wins

Innogrit is one of the latest SSD controller designers to enter the market, having come out of stealth mode and announced their roadmap last August at Flash Memory Summit...

7 by Billy Tallis on 1/17/2020

The Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT Mechanical Keyboard, For Gamers and Streamers

白色妖精泷泽萝拉With Corsair acquiring new brands at a steady pace, including Origin PC, Elgato, and more recently, Scuf, the future looks bright for Corsair's gaming division. A major part of...

14 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/16/2020

CES 2020: HP Unveils Advanced Docking Monitors w/ Webcam, GbE, USB-C PD

HP has introduced a new series of displays with docking capabilities that have been developed with corporate and business customers in mind. The HP E24D G4 and HP E27D...

5 by Anton Shilov on 1/16/2020

CES 2020: Ambarella Showcases CV2, CV22 and CV25 Demos

Amongst the many showcases at CES 2020 was Ambarella’s newest demo line-up showcasing various solutions using the CV2, CV22 and also demonstrating new platforms based on the newly announced...

13 by Andrei Frumusanu on 1/16/2020

Samsung’s Odyssey Continues: Ultra-Curved QLED 49-Inch 240 Hz HDR1000 Monitor w/ Adaptive Sync

白色妖精泷泽萝拉Nowadays, you can barely impress a gamer with just a curved display. So when Samsung started development of its new Odyssey G9 and Odyssey G7 gaming monitors, it decided...

31 by Anton Shilov on 1/16/2020

CES 2020: HP’s Spectre x360 15 Gets Comet Lake, Goes on Diet, Gains 17 Hrs Battery Life

Notebook makers put a lot of efforts into making their 13.3 and 14-inch notebooks as sleek and light as possible, which is why road warriors can enjoy more compact...

14 by Anton Shilov on 1/16/2020

Intel’s Confusing Messaging: Is Comet Lake Better Than Ice Lake?

This year at CES 2020, Intel held its usual pre-keynote workshop for select members of the press. Around 75 of us across a couple of sessions were there to...

207 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/16/2020

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