Samsung Blames Pandemic for Bait-and-Switching Customers

A few weeks ago, we covered the news that multiple SSD manufacturers including Crucial, Western Digital, and Samsung had been caught bait-and-switching customers. Specifically, the new drives these companies are shipping do not always offer as much performance as the versions sampled for review. We heard from Crucial and Western…

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Rambus Shares New Details on Upcoming HBM3 Specification

HBM2 (High Bandwidth Memory) has been in-market for a few years now, but the various companies working on HBM3 have kept its specifications close to the chest. Technologies like HBM2E have extended baseline HBM2 performance while new capabilities, like Samsung’s Processor-in-Memory, have expanded what HBM2 is capable of. We now…

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USB-C vs. USB 3: What’s the Difference?

For years, USB advanced at a predictable rate — USB2 was faster than USB, USB3 was faster than USB2, and now, USB4 is even on the horizon. In the last few years, the once-simple standard has broadened and become more confusing. There are now multiple types of USB3, including USB…

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Intel’s DG2 Gaming GPU Is Now Sampling to Developers

One tidbit Intel confirmed at the International Supercomputing Conference this week: It’s now shipping DG2 GPUs to developers as part of its slow ramp into the GPU market. Up until now, Intel has confirmed itself to shipping integrated Xe-based graphics and a small, low-power GPU dubbed DG1. Intel positioned DG1…

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