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Plextor Launches M6V, a Value SSD

Plextor announced the launch of its entry-level M6V series, SATA 6 Gb/s SSDs. The drives feature a Silicon Motion SMI-2246 controller with Toshiba 16 nm Toggle NAND flash memory. The 128 GB variant features 128 MB of DRAM cache, with sequential speeds of up to 535 MB/s reads, with up to 170 MB/s writes. The 256 GB variant, which comes with a larger 256 MB DRAM cache, offers up to 535 MB/s reads...

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AMD Launches Budget A-Series APU, A8-7670K

AMD today announced the launch of its newest socket FM2+ APU, the A8-7670K. This APU, is based on the company’s new 28 nm “Godavari” silicon, like the recently-launched A10-7870K. This quad core Excavator based APU features Radeon R7 graphics, with 6 Graphics CoreNext 1.2 units, totalling 384 stream processors, dual channel DDR3 controller, 4MB of cache and PCIE Gen3. The APU...

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Welcome to SFF Network

Hello, and welcome to smallformfactor.net: a collaboration that encompasses a network of community-driven news content, and forum-based discussion, surrounding all things SFF. Until today, small form factor computing has usually found itself marginalized in subsections of forums, or relegated to mere tags on technology review sites. Yet, with the ascendancy and desirability of ever-smaller...

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SFF Forum hits version 2.0: New look and features!

Alongside the launch of SFF Network, we’re excited to also announce a bunch of changes and new features that have been added to our existing community, SFF Forum. We’ve been working on these updates for some time, and couldn’t be happier with how well SFN 2.0 has turned out! To be honest, that there are just too many changes, big and small, to summarize in a single article, and...

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Moore’s Law Buckles as Intel’s Tick-Tock Cycle Slows Down

Techpowerup is reporting that Moore’s law – that the number of transistors per square inch on integrated circuits had doubled every year since the integrated circuit was invented – may have come to an end. After being accurate for many years in CPU architecture, problems with the 10nm and smaller nodes becoming incredibly challenging. Intel’s Broadwell platform launched...

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SilverStone announces the Milo ML06-E

SilverStone has just announced an updated version of the Milo ML06 HTPC chassis. The main change is moving the SFX PSU to the other side of the Mini-ITX motherboard to allow for a dual-slot low-profile expansion card. There are a few versions of the GTX 750Ti available in that form factor but for now that’s about the most GPU power you can get in a low-profile card. But as AMD has shown...

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Microsoft to host “fan celebrations” for July 29’s Windows 10 release

If you were looking for a reason to party a little over two weeks from now, you’re in luck: In keeping with similar efforts for previous releases of Windows, Microsoft has announced that they’ll be hosting “fan celebrations” of the arrival of Windows 10, with the help of retailers, and (of course) their own Microsoft stores. Events run by Microsoft will be held in 13...

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EVGA K|NGP|N Edition GTX 980 Ti teased

Normally, I’ve been quick to dismiss EVGA’s K|NGP|N editions of flagship graphics as little more than overpriced hardware, complete with frivolous features and stats-happy marketing buzz to match. After all, most of the features provided by these cards are, plainly put, total overkill for the vast majority of system builders, only becoming useful in exotic scenarios like LN2 cooling...

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CrossFire Fury X’s compared to SLI 980 Ti’s in dual and triple-GPU showdown

Over on PCPer, Ryan Shrout has just published a video and blog post detailing a fairly rigorous performance test, that pits AMD and nVidia’s flagship cards – the Radeon Fury X and GTX 980Ti, respectively – against each other in dual-GPU and triple-GPU configurations. In combination with the single-GPU testing they’ve already performed on both flagships, the analysis also...

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IBM unveils world’s first functional 7nm chip

When it comes to chip fabrication and emergent process nodes for silicon, Intel is almost always the company on the forefront of people’s minds: as the largest player in the semiconductor space, their tick-tock microarchitectural change model has set the pace in which ever-smaller transistor sizes are adopted by industry. It came as a bit of a surprise, then, when IBM (of all companies) announced...

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Logitech rebrands, launches Logi label

Perhaps one of the largest manufacturers of computer accessories and peripherals, Logitech today announced a full rebrand of the company, replete with a new logo and some bright and bold styling. They’ve also announced a new label, Logi, for some of their “newest product categories”, which the (potentially seizure-inducing) video below suggests will include wireless keyboards...

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AMD updates Q2 guidance, projects 8% decline in revenues

In a press release today, AMD announced that revenues for Q2 2015 are expected to be lower than originally projected. In its now-revised estimates, AMD anticipates revenues to decrease by around 8% sequentially, compared to the 3% decline previously estimated. Although disappointing, this isn’t entirely unexpected: AMD itself cites weak PC sales causing a reduction in shipments of CPUs and...