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Hardware

PC hardware and enthusiast computing. CPUs, graphics, fast storage and more.

samsung pro 2tb ssd storage ssd

SSD price slump shows no end in sight

In brief: Solid-state drive prices have been dropping due to NAND oversupply for months. The trend looks particularly severe moving towards the end of 2022, and the latest reports indicate it won't let up. This year's holiday season may be an excellent time to upgrade if you're looking for a PCIe 4.0 SSD.
sql processing unit enterprise database

Meet the... SQL Processing Unit?

The world is obsessed with "data"
In context: Databases are in something of a Golden Age right now. There is an immense amount of development taking place in and around the way we store and access data. The world is obsessed with "data," and while we would not call it the "new oil," our ability to manipulate and analyze data continues to advance in important ways. But at their heart, databases are fairly straightforward things – repositories of data.
intel core

Intel's Core i9-13900K tops the single thread performance charts

Forward-looking: Performance information continues to flow as we close in on Intel and AMD's next-generation release dates. Both platforms are expected to significantly improve clock speed and instructions per cycle (IPC) over their predecessors. PassMark's latest single thread CPU benchmark seems to support those expectations, with Intel's 13900K sitting at the top of the charts.
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