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    What air cooler to get for 3950x? I don't want water cooling.

    Keep in mind that it's not the water that cools the CPU. It's the air flowing through the radiator that does the cooling. A good air cooler is like a compact AIO, except you have heat pipes instead of water to move the heat from the CPU to the radiator surfaces. The real advantages of...
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    Threadripper 3990X Feb 7th

    This would be great for developer workstations. Cutting build times for large projects pays off quickly. Previously, getting anywhere near 64 cores required expensive multi-socket solutions that were usually shared among developers. Having a single-socket solution puts this in reach of giving...
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    Best High PPI Displays

    The LG Ultrafine 5K is an excellent monitor if you have a Thunderbolt 3 source. It's my top choice for image quality. Really outstanding to use with a Mac. I switched to the LG Ultrawide 5K2K monitor. The PPI is lower than the 5K Ultrafine, but it's only really noticeable when you have them...
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    Samsung XP941 m.2 (X2) Vs. Samsung 850 Pro?

    The 850 Pro is no slouch. What sort of workloads and use cases are you hoping to improve with the upgrade? If you're just doing typical desktop activities such as occasionally moving files around and gaming, then you won't see any tangible benefit to upgrading from the 850 Pro. Unless...
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    Intel Unveils Its Highest Performing Client SSD

    What's the price range for a Fusion IO drive these days? And what sort of workloads are you seeing improvements on? I'd love to see one of these up against the new Intel NVMe SSD.
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    Intel Unveils Its Highest Performing Client SSD

    Well, the original comment was a semi-snarky dismissal of the whole technology. It's also totally missing the point, because I doubt any of us are here to discuss how cutting-edge technology isn't a good fit for the general population. This is an enthusiast-class device meant for...
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    Intel Unveils Its Highest Performing Client SSD

    I also have a similar feeling about this drive. I love the idea of it, and I love that Intel is making attempts to bring their high-end technology to consumer-level products, but I'm struggling to see any reason to choose this power-hungry beast of a drive over something like the SM951 at...
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    Intel Unveils Its Highest Performing Client SSD

    Cost is certainly an issue, but it's not exactly out of line for a high-end hardware device. Modern motherboard manufacturers have been doing a good job of adding support. No, your P35 motherboard won't be able to boot from this, but if you really wanted to you could still use this drive as a...
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    Intel SSD 750 PCIe SSD Review: NVMe for the Client

    The AnandTech storage benchmarks do a mix of pseudo-real-world operations, but the SM951 still won out there as well. I love the idea of the SSD 750 from a technical standpoint, but for client and workstation type work it looks like the SM951 is still the way to go.
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    Intel Unveils Its Highest Performing Client SSD

    It comes as a 4x PCIe card as well, and it's backwards compatible with PCIe 2.0 (obviously). So I'm not sure why you think that only 0.5% of the market can put them in their system.
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    Intel SSD 750 PCIe SSD Review: NVMe for the Client

    X99 chipsets can do ECC, as long as the motherboard vendor enables/supports it.
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    M.2 and SSD's 20 to 40 Gbps with NVMe

    Love it, but it's also interesting to see that the SM951 still wins in a lot of AnandTech's benchmarks. Also, what's the story behind the NVMe version of the SM951 mentioned in the AnandTech article?
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    Intel SSD 750 PCIe SSD Review: NVMe for the Client

    Tech Report's review: http://techreport.com/review/28050/intel-750-series-solid-state-drive-reviewed I love it, but it's interesting to see how the real-world application load times in the Tech Report review really don't differ all that much across SSDs. It's also interesting to watch the...
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    Where the SSD Market is Headed in 2015 @ [H]

    I was curious, too. Googling for "nvme" and "windows 7" provided the answer: http://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2990941
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    Where the SSD Market is Headed in 2015 @ [H]

    Excellent article. I'm looking forward to more articles from Chris in the future.
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