We are into the third quarter of 2018 and we have another Backblaze hard drive failure report to discuss. The report includes 100'254 spinning hard drives in Backblaze's data centers. The number includes 1'989 boot drives and 98'265 data drives. This review unveils several results and shows the score of 14TB HDD too.
Up to 4.70GHz on all cores
A few days ago, we have found the first specifications about the upcoming Intel 9th gen processors. The informations have been published from Coolaler and ComputerBase. According to the German site Golem, Intel on two high-end models might use solder instead of thermal pads under their heat spreaders.
It's not a secret that Intel is expanding its Coffee Lake desktop processor lineup during Q3 2018. Furthermore the company will release another motherboard chipset called Z390. According to latest rumors Intel will release three more unlocked CPUs, the Core i9-9900K, Core i7-9700K and Core i5-9600K.
Compatible with OBS and Twitch
New pump design
With built-in wireless charger
Based on micro-ATX form factor
Prime B450M-A and Prime B450M-Plus
A couple of days ago, we have received a big package with inside a bunch of AMD B450 motherboards. With the Prime B450M-A and Prime B450M-Plus, ASUS adds two motherboards based on the mid-range chipset of AMD. As you might guess, both models belong to the Prime series. Compared to the previous generations, both models sport a different design.
This appears to be fat-fetched
From Coolaler again
Single tower cooler with top cover
EPIC is on a kill streak
Since EPIC Games launched it’s Battle Royale interpretation of Fortnite revenue has skyrocketed. According to analyst firm Superdata in May alone in-game microtransactions account for $304 million. Comparing that to the already crazy figure of $296 million in April this year we’re seeing 4 percent growth.
More water blocks soon
EKWB has released a new monoblock for the MSI X470 Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard. This monoblock will apparently add water cooling to both the CPU and the VRM, thanks to a huge single water block. The EK-FB MSI X470 Pro Carbon RGB Monoblock is compatible with MSI Mystic Light Sync, which will allow you to create neat looking setups thanks to customizable lighting.
This leaves some question marks
Things look good, but not that good
During the past years and especially during last year business has been going exceptionally well for TSMC. The Taiwanese contract manufacturer for semiconductor technology has seen quite a few consecutive quarters of double digit growth, with reasons being the strong smartphone market and the crypto mining boom.
A kick in the butt of a declining market
For a few years the South Korean electronics giant has already been working on a foldable smartphone and more than once an actual device was expected to launch. According to the Wall Street Journal Samsung is going to launch a foldable model for good by the beginning of next year and the price could be a whopping $1500 US.
AMD gains on performance
It was back in 2004 – a whopping 14 years ago – when I used to play, what we now call World of Warcraft Classic, like a maniac. Since then countless new expansions have been released of which I’ve only barely touched the first one. Nonetheless it appeared to be about time to Blizzard to give an overhaul to WoW’s underlying engine, which now supports DirectX 12.
Now with RGB lighting
Designed for workstations
With up to 6.4Gbps transfer speed