Toshiba Memory is reportedly set on buying the likes of Apple, Dell, Kingston, and Seagate out of their shares in its memory manufacturing business. The move comes just a year after the consortium, led by Bain Capital, spent a grand ol’ sum of $18bn to buy in to the memory fab game.
Tag: Gaming hardware
If you were going to spend $600K+ on a PC what would you look to get out of it? Obviously you’d want it to be able to run Crysis, but you’d also be expecting some serious computational chops on the scale of a monstrous server machine. Maybe something that will ray trace your games at 144Hz on a 4K screen, or render 8K special effects without breaking a sweat.
Taiwanese memory manufacturers are reportedly shifting operations out of China double-time to avoid the latest spat between the US and China. Industry sources claim that some DRAM and NAND manufacturers are so quick to make the rapid changeover that their operation has become “chaotic.”
The cost of one gigabyte of NAND flash is expected to drop below 10 cents before the end of the year, according to new market research. The NAND flash industry is experiencing a period of rapid change, price correction, competition, and oversupply in 2019, which some may describe as the perfect storm. Lucky for us gamers, all this turbulence has led to dramatic price drops on some of the best SSDs for gaming.
Toshiba’s Corporate Research and Development Center has spearheaded a major breakthrough in combinatorial optimisation. Bear with me here. The new algorithm drastically increases the ability of classical PCs to tackle large-scale problems such as drug development, financing, and identifying efficient solutions for traversing the world. Sound familiar? Those are tasks often deemed so complex they require a computer of the quantum variety to be completed at any speed.
[email protected] doesn’t really sound like the sort of thing that you might want to invite into your own abode, but West Virginia University’s new initiative is aiming to recruit you to help it learn as much as digitally possible about black holes. Or, more specifically, it wants to recruit your PC… when you’re not otherwise engaged in battling royally, managing football teams, or generally gaming like a frickin’ hero.
The numbers are in: global PC shipments have continued to decline in 2019, with the best from Lenovo, HP, and Dell failing to pull sales from their current downward trajectory. And while that’s not great news for AMD or Intel, there’s a silver lining for the former. To try and ease at least some of the supply constraints from Intel, the major PC OEMs have started looking for alternatives – landing right into AMD’s lap.
There are only a few days to go before David Benioff and D.B Weiss start brutally killing off all of our favourite characters in Game of Thrones. But before all that HBO-sanctioned slaughter kicks off, would you like to listen to the relaxing sound of 64 floppy disk drives recreating the Game of Thrones Theme by Ramin Djawadi? Sure you do.
Feelreal is offering gamers a chance to “smell a digital world” with its multisensory VR mask. And yes, it’s April 3, no bamboozle… maybe. I’m not entirely sure. The Brooklyn-based company has announced it will be taking to crowdfunding platform Kickstarter to fund its facial apparatus on April 9, with early adopters managing to net themselves a 33% discount off the device’s $299 price tag.
Belgian company Imec has proposed an effective CPU cooler crafted out of silicon and only a couple hundred micrometres deep. This microchannel chiller is capable enough to dissipate massive quantities of heat from its relatively low square-footage, plenty enough for current CPU or GPU designs, and could even reside inside the chip itself.