No matter what line of work you are in, there are tools of the trade. Working in information technology, though, my tools tend to be more software oriented. In the past, this meant that I was carrying around many small flash drives with a specific set of files. With the price of storage being so much lower now, it is nice to be able to only have one or two of them to contain all of my utilities. For example, I have one drive that has all of my operating system installations on it, so no matter what system I am working on I can reinstall the OS, without digging around for the proper drive. The drive that I use for this happens to be the VisionTek 120GB Pocket SSD. This is a USB 3.0 drive that uses the LSI SandForce 2281 controller to enable high speed transfers. Performance on the VisionTek 120GB is rated for up to 445MB/s read and 440MB/s write, with random 4K performance of 39,000 IOPS. VisionTek has also designed this drive to be rugged with aircraft grade aluminum housing and a tight fitting rubber cap, for the on the go individual.
GIGABYTE proudly announces that its lineup of FM2+ motherboards is now compatible with the newly launched Godavari APU from AMD. "Featuring 12 CPU and GPU compute cores (4+8), the latest AMD A-Series APU brings great support for exciting new technology such as AMD FreeSync™, DirectX™ 12 and also Windows 10 64-bit support. Paired with the connectivity featured on GIGABYTE FM2+ motherboards, the combo offers the best platform capable of delivering great processing performance, smooth high framerates in the most popular online game and a path to easy upgrades with many of the latest technologies available for today’s desktop PCs." See More
Introducing the EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN X HYBRID, an “all in one” water cooling solution that significantly lowers the GPU operating temperature. Best of all? The water cooler is completely self-contained, with an included 120mm radiator and fan. No filling, no custom tubing, no maintenance. "Just plug in and play! The EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN X HYBRID is available as a complete unit, or upgrade kit." See More
ASUS has announced that its line-up of AMD FM2+-based motherboards offer support for the latest AMD® A-series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs), codenamed ‘Godavari’."When used in combination with ASUS AMD FM2+ motherboards the new AMD A-series APUs offer great-value performance, delivering best-in-class gaming and graphics experiences at up to 4K/UHD (ultra-high-definition) resolutions. Existing ASUS owners can update their motherboards quickly and easily using the intuitive ASUS USB BIOS Flashback or ASUS EZ Update tools. The necessary BIOS updates are available to download immediately, while an easy graphics-driver (VGA) update pushes the AMD A-Series APUs’ integrated AMD Radeon™ graphics to new performance heights for better-than-ever visual and gaming experiences.See More
AMD introduces the latest addition to its line of desktop A-Series processors, the A10-7870K APU, a refresh to the existing line of processors codenamed “Kaveri”. "The latest iteration of the popular and powerful AMD A-Series APU family provides premium performance and multitasking powered by up to 12 compute cores (4 CPU + 8 GPU).* The responsiveness and processing power of the A10-7870K APU enables an immersive user experience on Windows® 10 PCs while offering an easy path for PC builders looking to upgrade to discrete-level graphics and faster processing at an affordable price." The A10-7870K APU is available at e-tail now at a suggested price (SEP) of US $137, and through participating system builders. See More