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Intel Optane SSD DC P5800X Review: The Fastest SSD Ever Made

 

If you want the absolute fastest performance from your storage device, look no further than Intel’s Optane SSD DC P5800X. The P5800X delivers up to 7.2 GBps of sequential bandwidth and random performance that tops 1.5 million IOPS, easily beating all competing storage devices on the market. It’s even four to five times faster than the fastest flash-based NVMe SSDs at the all-important queue depth (QD) of 1, meaning that it provides the snappiest user experience money can buy. 

Intel originally launched the

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Best Prime Day gaming hardware deals: Laptops, keyboards, headsets and more (Updated: Expired)

Amazon Prime Day is on its second day. This is the time to step up your gaming equipment without spending a lot of money. Whether you’re playing on a PS5, Xbox Series X or S, Nintendo Switch or on PC, there’s plenty of deals to choose from. We picked out the best sales for your gaming needs that’ll keep some money in your wallet. 

Razer

Gaming laptops continue to bring the power in the smallest packages. Razer’s Blade 15 Base packs a lot for the price: Intel Core i7-10750H with six cores, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti,

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Windows 11 Seems To Give Intel Hybrid CPU Architectures A Notable Performance Boost

Back in September of last year, the x86 version of the Samsung Galaxy Book S failed to wow us with its performance and battery life. This ultralight laptop is powered by Intel’s Lakefield-based Core i5-L16G7 processor, which was the company’s first attempt at creating a hybrid processor with a big.Little architecture consisting of performance and efficiency cores. Back then, we discovered that the Arm64 version of this machine, with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx under its hood, was both faster and longer-lasting on its battery. At the time we wondered if the x86 version of Windows really knew the difference between

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Scammers Are Sending Ledger Users Fake Hardware Wallets

The 2020 data breach of the hardware wallet company Ledger has taken yet another turn. 

Scammers are sending fake hardware wallets to people whose data was gathered via a third-party data breach. These fake wallets contain hardware designed to steal the user’s crypto. 

The scam is an ambitious one. First appearing in May, the scammers mailed packages that contained a fake Ledger Nano wallet to the homes of Ledger users. They soldered a flash drive onto the interior of the fake wallet, and the packages also included a sealed bag with Ledger’s logo on it, and even shrink-wrapping the box

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Windows 11 previews: Here are the new hardware requirements for your PC

Microsoft unveiled Windows 11 yesterday, marking a new chapter for Windows after its six-year run with Windows 10. The update brings a bunch of changes to the Windows Insiders program and new minimum hardware requirements. 

Microsoft has geared Windows 11 to enterprise with hybrid working environment, added a few new security features and centered the Start menu. The company has been focusing on the post-pandemic hybrid workplace, which fits neatly into its new product releases around Windows, Microsoft 365, Azure, and Microsoft Defender for Endpoint for all operating systems. 

Also: Will your PC run Windows 11? Even Microsoft can’t say

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This is the hardware you need to run Windows 11

Now that Microsoft has announced Windows 11, you may be wondering what you’ll need to install it. Confirming information pulled from last week’s leak, all you’ll need to run it is a 64-bit CPU (or SoC), 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage, specs that are only slightly higher than Windows 10’s current requirements. This marks the end of Windows support for older 32-bit hardware platforms, even though it will continue to run 32-bit software.

The fastest way to find out if your system can handle Windows 11 is to download Microsoft’s PC Health App (click here),

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The most versatile hardware-encrypted USB flash key awarded highest FIPS validation

At a time when data loss can be damaging to businesses, and penalties for breaching GDPR, FISMA, FERPA and HIPAA harsh, having a way to keep information safe and secure when on the move is more important than ever. 

The Aegis Secure Key 3NXC was first introduced in July 2020 and was the only hardware-encrypted flash key that was compatible with USB-C without needing a USB-A to USB-C adapter. It built on Apricorn’s Secure Key 3z and Aegis Secure Key 3NX, taking the same proven form-factor and physical keypad but making it compatible with modern devices.

Today, the drive received

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iPad Pro (2021) review: Apple’s hardware may have outpaced its software

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In use

If there’s one thing that makes this iPad Pro so unusual, it’s Apple’s choice of chipset. Like I mentioned earlier, it uses the exact same M1 chip you’ll find in most of Apple’s new computers, with either 8GB or 16GB of RAM.

Quick side note: The reason I know our review unit has 16GB of RAM is that Apple just says so, and if you’ve been following the company for a while, you’ll probably know just how strange that is. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve asked Apple to confirm how much

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New Xbox console hardware is in the works, confirms Microsoft

The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles are barely 6 months old, but Microsoft is already working on new Xbox console hardware, the company has confirmed.

The news came in a pre-E3 2021 presentation by Microsoft’s key gaming executives, who were keen to stress that, while Microsoft is making great strides in cloud gaming, physical hardware is very much a part of Xbox’s future.

“Cloud is key to our hardware and Game Pass roadmaps, but no one should think we’re slowing down on our core console engineering,” said Liz Hamren, CVP of Gaming Experiences & Platforms.

“In fact,

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Turtle Beach is making Flight Sim hardware for the PC and Xbox consoles

Gaming peripheral company Turtle Beach announced at E3 2021 that it’s getting into a new product category: flight sim hardware. The company is launching the VelocityOne Flight system for $350, and it’s compatible with PC and Xbox consoles via USB. And, for a first effort in this competitive space, it seems like a very comprehensive offering and a decent value if you’re into playing Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020.

The VelocityOne Flight was made in collaboration with aeronautical engineers and pilots to provide a realistic flight experience. It has a 180-degree yoke handle with rear rudder controls for easy access.

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