Silicon Motion launches PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD controllers
Published in PC Hardware


Up to 7,400/6,800 MB/s of sequential performance

Silicon Motion has announced three new PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD controllers, including the high-end 12nm SM2264 controller, capable of hitting 7,400MB/s and 6,800MB/s sequential read and write performance.

Alleged Radeon RX 6000 series specifications leaked online
Published in Graphics


RX 6900 XT, RX 6800 XT, and RX 6700 series

After the initial leak earlier this week, a full set of details for the entire upcoming Radeon RX 6000 series have found its way online, detailing a total of four SKUs, including the flagship RX 6900 XT which could be an AMD exclusive.

Chinese firms object to Nvidia's ARM deal
Published in News


Worried they will lose access to tech

Huawei and several other Chinese tech firms have raised concerns to local regulators about chipmaker Nvidia deal to buy UK-based chip designer ARM.

US sues Google in huge antitrust battle
Published in News


Hobbled rivals

The US sued Google yesterday claiming it illegally using its market muscle to hobble rivals in the biggest challenge to the power and influence of Big Tech in decades.

GM invests  $2.2 billion for electric cars
Published in News


Wants to increase production

General Motors is investing about $2.2 billion in its US manufacturing operations, largely to increase production of electric vehicles.

Ericsson beats Wall Street predictions
Published in Network


Higher margins and lots of Chinese work

Telecoms equipment supplier Ericsson is doing better than the cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street predicted thanks to higher margins and China’s 5G rollout.

Global 2000 at risk due to rapid cloud deployment
Published in Cloud


Too fast too soon

Global 2000 has rushed the movement of legacy applications to the cloud due to COVID-19, and nearly two thirds are ‘at risk’ for unexpected cost/performance issues as a result of having simply “lifted and shifted” applications instead of optimising prior to migrating them.

Micron releases uMCP5 universal flash storage package
Published in News


Low-power DDR5 onboard

Micron launched its uMCP5 universal flash storage (UFS) multichip package with low-power DDR5 (LPDDR5) DRAM.

Los Alamos sets new HPE supercomputer onto coronavirus
Published in PC Hardware


Chicoma powered by shedloads of EPYC cores

Los Alamos Laboratory has completed the installation of a next-generation high performance computing platform, with aim to enhance its ongoing R&D efforts in support of the nation’s response to COVID-19.

AMD RX 6000 series Navi 21 XT packs 16Gbps GDDR6 memory
Published in Graphics


Has a 320W TGP

With AMD scheduled to unveil its Radeon RX 6000 series on October 28th, first information about these cards are showing up online, and it appears that the Navi 21 XT-based one will use 16Gbps GDDR6 memory and have a 320W TBP