Sunday, June 28, 2015

IT News Head Lines (AnandTech) 6/29/2015


The MSI GT80 Titan Review: The Broadwell Gaming Laptop Your Desktop Envies
I was lucky enough to be on-hand when MSI launched the GT80 Titan at CES. It was a big event for them, and all of the MSI people were quite excited about the unique device they had come out with. Over the last couple of years, there has been a lot of traction in the enthusiast market for mechanical keyboards, and MSI decided it was time to put a fully mechanical keyboard into a gaming laptop.

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Samsung SM951-NVMe (256GB) PCIe SSD Review
Samsung has always been an early adopter in the SSD space. The company was the first one on the market with a PCIe 2.0 x4 M.2 SSD the (XP941) back in late 2013, and before that it was the first one to adopt TLC NAND in 2012. Earlier this year Samsung's second generation client PCIe drive, the SM951, made an appearance in a Lenovo laptop, but to everyone's surprise the drive wasn't NVMe compatible like Samsung had announced earlier. That turned out to be only temporary as a few months later Ganesh discovered an NVMe-enabled SM951 inside an Intel NUC, which we have now put through our extensive SSD test suite. Can NVMe and the SM951 live up to the hype? Read on and find out!

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SanDisk's 200GB microSDXC Card Turns Smartphones Into Enviable PMPs
The price ($230 USD) is surprisingly tame and the Class 10 speed promises sufficiently aggressive performance

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