Sunday, November 1, 2015

IT News Head Lines (Overclockers Club) 02/11/2015

Overclockers Club

G.SKILL Proudly Announces Ripjaws DDR4 SO-DIMM Series
G.SKILL Proudly Announces Ripjaws DDR4 SO-DIMM Series
G.SKILL, the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, has officially announced the Ripjaws DDR4 SO-DIMM series, which joins existing products within the Ripjaws lineup. The latest DDR4 SO-DIMM product from G.SKILL is built with specially screened components that are thoroughly tested to guarantee maximum performance and reliability, and offer extreme performance of up to 2800MHz through kits that go up to 64GB. The Ripjaws DDR4 SO-DIMM require just 1.2V, which provides cooler temperatures and increased stability, and includes an auto overclocking feature that automatically detects and sets the rated overclock speed when the memory is installed on qualified systems.
Source: Press Release

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Hardware Roundup: Friday, October 30, 2015, Edition
It's the day before Halloween, and before the ghouls and goblins arrive, we have some items for you to check out. There is a review of the ADATA Premier SP550 240GB SSD, featuring a Silicon Motion controller and SK Hynix TLC NAND for read speeds of 560MB/s and write speeds of 510MB/s. We also have a look at the Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400MHz 16GB dual channel kit, offering plenty of memory for your new build. For even faster speeds, there's the Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4 2666MHz 16GB dual channel kit. If you just need a way to control your PC, perhaps the Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2016 Edition mechanical keyboard, with its custom switches, is the one for you. We also have a new case mod called Project SunkisTt that uses plenty of Thermaltake gear and a Sunkist orange paint job for a unique look. Wrapping things up is a podcast covering the latest news and reviews from the past week.
Storage/Hard Drives

ADATA Premier SP550 240GB SSD @ ThinkComputers

Crucial Ballistix Sport 2400MHz 16GB Dual Channel DDR4 @ Bjorn3D

Kingston HyperX Fury 16GB DDR4 2666MHz @ Bjorn3D

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2016 Edition @ Bjorn3D

Case Mod Friday: Project SunkisTt @ ThinkComputers

Podcast #373 @ PC Perspective

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Ultrafast Broadband Photon Detector Created
Researchers at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HSDR) have created a new broadband detector made of graphene and silicon carbide. This new detector can detect signals very rapidly and is already being used to synchronize lasers.
For years now researchers have been working on ways to tap into the optical properties of graphene, and this is the latest example. The flake of graphene placed atop the silicon carbide substrate reacts to frequencies spanning from terahertz radiation all the way through visible light. This is part of the reason it is useful for synchronizing lasers, as the one detector can detect multiple light frequencies so no error is added by swapping out detectors. Another reason it is useful is that it can detect light hitting the antenna in just 40 picoseconds, or 40 trillionths of a second (nanoseconds are billionths of a second), and it all works at room temperature.
The detector works by having the graphene antenna absorb the light, exciting its electrons, and these electrons then increase the resistance of the detector, and create rapid electric signals. Crucial to its broadband operation is the use of the silicon carbide substrate, because it does not itself interact with the light the graphene antenna detects.
Source: Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

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SSDNow UV300 Line of SSDs Unveiled by Kingston
Kingston, which offers consumers, businesses, enterprises, and system builders with reliable SD cards, SSDs, memory modules, and USB flash drives, has unveiled its SSDNow UV300 line of mainstream SSDs. The SSDNow UV300 series by Kingston boasts TLC NAND flash memory, a Phison S10 class processor, and sequential read speeds of up to 550MB per second along with sequential write speeds of up to 510MB per second. The latest product lineup from Kingston, which utilizes the 5mm thick, 2.5-inch form-factor, is offered in 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB capacities with endurance of TBW rated at 64TB, 128TB, and 256TB, respectively. The 120GB and 240GB variants of the SSDNow UV300 line boasts 4K random access speeds of 85,000 IOPS, while the 480GB variant offers 75,000 IOPS.
Pricing of the SSDNow UV300 line of mainstream SSDs was not immediately revealed by Kingston.
Source: TechPowerUp

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Quantum Entanglement Inspires Means to Double Data Speeds
Quantum entanglement is an interesting phenomenon that allows multiple objects to be intrinsically linked, no matter how far apart they are. Many have hopes of using it in the future to create very secure networks and powerful quantum computers. By mimicking one aspect of entanglement though, researchers at the City College of New York have found a possible means to double data speed.
Nonseparability is fundamental to quantum entanglement and means that the equation describing the two objects is unfactorizable. What the researchers realized is that it is possible to make two properties of conventional lasers nonseparable as well. Specifically the shape and polarization can be made nonseparable by making the laser into a vector beam, as then the shape is dependent on the polarization. From this the researchers found it is possible to encode two bits of information into the beam, when separable beams can only hold one bit. The researchers achieved this encoding with off-the-shelf components.
Potentially this discovery could be used to double the data speed of laser communications, while still using ordinary lasers.
Source: City College of New York

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Hardware Roundup: Thursday, October 29, 2015, Edition
October is drawing to a close, but not before we have several items for you to check out today. There is a review of the SilverStone Raven X case, a uniquely styled mid-tower case that is a little thinner than most, but is loaded full of features. We have a couple different Mushkin SSDs reviewed, with both the Atlas Vital 250GB M.2 and the Striker 480GB put to the test to see how the different form factors can help out your system. For much more storage potential, the Thecus W2000+ NAS is put through the ringer to find out its capabilities. Thermaltake's Toughpower DPS G 850W power supply is reviewed to see what the new model is like compared to the older series. If you need a new way to control your games, maybe the Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid-i mechanical keyboard is for you. Or if you need better sound, perhaps the Creative Sound Blaster E5 USB DAC and headphone amp is your option. Wrapping things up is a look at whether or not a sound card is worth a purchase.

SilverStone Raven X @ TechSpot
Storage/Hard Drives

Mushkin Atlas Vital 250GB M.2 SSD @ Bjorn3D

Mushkin Striker 480GB SSD @ Bjorn3D

Thecus W2000+ NAS @ Bjorn3D
Power Supplies

Thermaltake Toughpower DPS G 850W @ PC Perspective

Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid-i Keyboard @ Benchmark Reviews
Sound Cards

Sound Blaster E5 @ Bjorn3D

Should You Buy a Sound Card? An Enthusiast's Perspective @ TechSpot

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Phosphors Sped Up for New Uses
Optical technologies have been growing more popular for years because light can transmit information much faster and more efficiently than electrons typically can. The catch is that optical devices can be too bulky or themselves too inefficient to be integrated onto electronics. Researchers at Brown and Harvard Universities however, have discovered a way to speed up phosphors, which could enable new applications.
Phosphors are fairly common light emitters used in many applications, but have one flaw that has prevented their use in advanced telecommunications. They possess slow lifetimes, with glow-in-the-dark materials being a good example of this, and for communications one must be able to rapidly switch the light source on and off. The researchers found an intriguing way around this though, by altering the environment around erbium phosphors. This change causes the erbium ions to emit light at different frequencies, so the light is still being modulated but instead of switching on and off, it is switching color.
To create this change, the researchers used vanadium dioxide, a phase-change material that can quickly change from a transparent insulating state to a reflective conducting state. Currently a laser is being used to trigger the phase-changes, but it should be possible to replace the laser light with electricity. This will be important for integrating this technology onto computer chips, because semiconductor lasers are hard to build on chips and tend to produce a lot of heat, while phosphors suffer from neither issue.
Source: Brown University

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