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    A Quick NVMe Comparison for Those Shopping Now

    I put a bit of work into this last night, as I'm building a new (mid-range) PC. I figured it might be useful to someone else in the market for value-priced, high(ish)-performance M.2 drives. (Sorry about the formatting, BBCode is hard to work with - just copy+paste into Excel/Sheets.) NVMe...
  2. AlphaAtlas

    DRAM Prices See Sharpest Decline Since 2011

    If you're a regular at HardOCP, you've probably heard that memory prices are dropping like a rock. As we've reported before, a number of factors, including reduced smartphone demand, excess inventory, the Intel CPU shortage, and a stable "bit output" thanks to advancing lithography tech are...
  3. AlphaAtlas

    Cryptocurrency Mining Slowdown Could Lead to GPU Price Cuts

    Industry analysts recently claimed that AMD, Nvidia, and their manufacturing and retail partners are sitting on tons of unsold GPUs they made during the cryptocurrency mining craze, and now, Digitimes' industry sources say that they've begun cutting prices to get rid of them. More specifically...
  4. AlphaAtlas

    RX 580 and 590 Could Get Price Cuts Soon

    Italian hardware news site Bits and Chips just posted a Tweet suggesting that the RX 580 8GB is expected to get a price cut to $199, while the RX 590 will allegedly drop to $229 "in next weeks." As with all GPU rumors, this has to be taken with a generous helping of salt, but assuming they're...
  5. cageymaru

    High Inventory Levels of PC DRAM Cause Contract Prices to Drop

    The PC DRAM market is experiencing high inventory levels and this oversupply is expected to cause notable price declines in the 1H19. Market demand remains weak due to the off-season and the substantial amount of inventory that has carried over from the previous quarter. Contract prices of DRAM...
  6. AlphaAtlas

    Digitimes Claims that Memory is Cheap, and that AMD is Gaining Market Share

    Citing industry sources, a recent report from Digitimes claims that prices for 1TB "gaming" SSDs fell more than 50% since 2018. According to their data, a 1TB SSD used to cost 10,000 New Taiwan Dollars (about $324 USD), whereas they're going for NT$3000-5000 ($97-$160) tody. This seemingly lines...
  7. AlphaAtlas

    Memory Prices Are Coming Back Down to Earth

    As many of you already know, early 2018 was a bad time to build a new PC. The price of new DDR4 was offensively high about a year ago, and the recent cryptocurrency craze didn't help video card prices either. Media outlets and research firms like DramXchange and Digitimes have been prophesizing...
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    AMD ThreadRipper/Ryzen-9 info

    Hi, I've been following AMD for quite a while and from the info that was released and based on their previous product announcements (Ryzen-5,7) I have created 2 things: Model numbers (the ones which are published on the net are the temporary interim numbers, what will be official will be...