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Next-generation DDR5 memory is not even out in earnest yet for consumers, but that has not stopped Adata from pursuing overclocking records...with its own RAM, of course. Adata has taken one of its 16GB DDR5 memory kits that is rated to run at 4,800 MT/s, and overclocked it to 8,118 MT/s. Not too shabby, eh? The kudos really belong to Adata's XPG division. Same company, but you can think of XPG being to Adata as Republic of Gamers (ROG) is to ASUS, if that makes sense. That being the case, the press release praises "XGP's know-how and expertise in pushing memory modules to their full potential" with this "record-breaking milestone." That is indeed and boisterous overclock beyond the stock specification.... Read more...
ADATA just hosted a product showcase where it unveiled its latest in "Xtreme Innovation." Among the products announced were a new SSD family – Legend – and new DDR5 memory for PCs. The Legend SSDs use a PCIe 4.0 interface, which is par for the course with today's high-speed storage solutions. It's also among the fastest available on the market – at least regarding read speeds – with sequential reads coming in at 7,400 MB/sec. Sequential writes are impressive as well, thanks to the 5,000 MB/sec rating. In case you were wondering, this performance is plenty fast for Sony's PlayStation 5, which now supports user-replaceable PCIe 4.0 SSDs. For those that want high-speed storage... Read more...
In this episode of 2.5 Geeks, Marco, Chris and Dave will be looking at Dell's new XPS Desktop Special Edition PC with GeForce RTX 30 muscle, Fast PCIe 4 SSDs from ADATA, Intel's Xe HPG discrete gaming GPU that's now up and running in the lab, and discuss Intel 11th Gen Rocket Lake-S motherboard compatibility... Apologies For The Audio Sync Issues!  Show Notes: 06:40 - Dell XPS Desktop Special Edition 8940 Review: A Sleek Gaming Rig 18:29 - ADATA XPG GAMMIX S70 And S50 Lite Review: PCIe 4 Speed Or Value 27:29 - Intel's Next-Gen XE HPG Gaming GPU Teased Running 3DMark Mesh Shader Test 39:15 - Intel Confirms Rocket Lake-S CPUs Won't Be Compatible With All 400-Series Motherboards 40:19 - Gigabyte... Read more...
ADATA has been consistently expanding its line-up of XPG, or Xtreme Performance Gaming branded hardware, targeting PC enthusiasts and gamers. The XPG family now consists of everything from micoSDXC cards all the way on up to full gaming systems and notebooks. XPG's SSDs (Solid State Drives), however, are arguably the most extensive array of products in the company's portfolio. ADATA has a myriad of XPG SSDs available, at a wide variety of price points and performance levels. The two drives we’ll be showing you here today, the new ADATA XPG GAMMIX S70 and XPG GAMMIX S50 Lite, are both bleeding-edge PCI Express 4.0 NVMe drives, packing some of Micron’s latest TLC NAND. The ADATA... Read more...
ADATA is on a mission to "RGB all the things" with its new SE900G external solid-state drive. All-in-all, this external SSD is worth a look if you need external storage for your computer or console. First and foremost is the obvious RGB, which is not too tacky, in all honesty. ADATA reports that RGB lights cover 74% of the front cover with a slick-looking checkered pattern. ADATA claims that “Users already invested in creating workspaces or gaming setups with RGB adorned devices and accessories will appreciate the dazzling styling of the SE900G.” If you want to see how it looks in action, ADATA has a trailer for the drive below: Besides the obvious RGB flair, on paper, this drive... Read more...
It has been a nice, long run for the DDR4 standard, and while it is not exactly coming to a complete end, DDR5 is poised to replace it in the not-too-distant future. On next-gen platforms, anyway. Incidentally, Adata has been collaborating with MSI and Gigabyte on its upcoming DDR5 memory modules, which will feature much faster speeds than DDR4. Next-gen DDR5 RAM is among the hardware lineup that Adata plans to showcase at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next week. It will also have on tap some PC cases, SSDs, an all-in-one liquid cooler, and another PCIe 4.0 SSD, among other things (including gaming gum, of all things). "The future of DRAM is here in the form of the Adata DDR5 DRAM module.... Read more...
A few weeks back, we kicked off another HOT Holiday Triple-A giveaway, courtesy of our friends at Asetek, ADATA and AMD! Up for grabs this time around was an amazing prize package, consisting of and AMD Ryzen 7 5800X processors, XPG LEVANTE 360mm AIO cooler, XPG SUMMONER Keyboard, Primer gaming mouse, and XPG BATTLEGROUND PRIME Mousepad.XPG  All you had to do to earn entry points and win this prize package was like and subscribe to a handful of social media sites, and there were no less than 19 EASY ways to enter! Well, we've finally come to the end of the giveaway and have picked the winner... HotHardware's Triple-A Holiday Giveaway With AMD, Asetek And Adata! Congrats, Jeremiah! Please reach... Read more...
We’re back with another HOT Holiday Triple-A giveaway, courtesy of our friends at Asetek, ADATA and AMD! Up for grabs this time around is an amazing prize package, consisting of and AMD Ryzen 7 5800X processors, XPG LEVANTE 360mm AIO cooler, XPG SUMMONER Keyboard, Primer gaming mouse, and XPG BATTLEGROUND PRIME Mousepad.XPG  All you have to do to earn entry points and win this prize package is like and subscribe to a handful of social media sites, and you’ll automatically be entered. There are no less than 19 EASY ways to enter! HotHardware's Triple-A Holiday Giveaway With AMD, Asetek And Adata! The giveaway will run through Thursday, December 31, 2020 @ 4PM ET, at which... Read more...
Just a week ago, we brought you news of XPG's latest mainstream SSD: the PCIe 4.0 based GAMMIX S50 Lite, which provides slightly better performance that typical PCIe 3.0 SSDs on the market. Today, however, XPG is targeting the other end of the spectrum with the high-performance GAMMIX S70 PCIe 4.0 SSD that will be duking it out with the likes of the Samsung 980 Pro and Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus. If you thought that the Rocket 4 Plus was fast, you ain't seen nothin' yet. XPG says that the GAMMIX S70 is good for maximum sequential reads of 7,400MB/sec, while sequential writes are rated for 6,400MB/sec. To put that in perspective, this is how its peers compare:         ... Read more...
By now, everyone with even the vaguest of interest in PC technology can tell you how much snappier solid state drives are than even the fastest of spinning disks of yesteryear. There have been some interesting wrinkles recently, like ultra-high speed drives that ride the PCI Express 4.0 bus, but in test after test, regardless of drive type, just having a modern SSD offers enough of a boost to make an older PC feel new again. Similarly, it's basically a necessity to slap an SSD like one of the ADATA drives we'll be showing you here, into a new system build to not make any big sacrifices in responsiveness. Today, we're going to look at a pair of 1 TB SSDs from ADATA: the Swordfish and the Falcon.... Read more...
We all know that bigger is better, right? At least in generalities, it's often true. More CPU cores help performance in multi-threaded workloads, while high frequencies boost performance in lightly-threaded tasks. With graphics, it's all about more as well; more shading resources, more ROPs, more VRAM, and a wider bus means more frames per second. About the only way more doesn't help is when it's the wrong kind of more, as in latency. If a monitor has a long response time, it can hurt your game play. Similarly, if system memory has higher latency on data requests from the CPU, to help it complete its task at hand, the process stalls when every nanosecond counts. It was in this vein that ADATA's... Read more...
Earlier today, we brought you news of Samsung's new Pro 980 PCIe 4.0 SSD, which will deliver sequential read/write performance of 6.5GB/sec and 5GB/sec respectively. While no doubt impressive and superior to currently available PCIe 4.0 SSD solutions on the market, ADATA is looking to crash the party with its new XPG Sage. Rather than the Phison E16 controller that is being used on current PCIe 4.0 SSDs, or even the Phison E18 that is expected with their 2020 successors, the XPG Sage is using the Innogrit Rainier (IG5236) controller. This particular controller can support up to 16TB of storage and uses an 8-channel interface. While Innogrit may be an unfamiliar name to us, we can't... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware’s Two And Half Geeks, Marco, Chris, and Dave will be looking at NVIDIA’s new GeForce GTX 1660, the sights and sounds of GDC and GTC which took place last week, Dell's Alienware Aurora R8 compact GeForce RTX-powered gaming PC, a fast new SSD from ADATA and more! Show Notes: 03:03 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Review: Smooth 1080P Gaming For Less 15:35 - NVIDIA Pascal And Turing GeForce GTX GPUs To Gain Ray Tracing Support WIth April Driver Update 18:29 - NVIDIA's GauGAN AI Machine Learning Tool Photorealistic Images From Simple Hand Doodling 23:21 - NVIDIA Quadro RTX Turing HPC Data Science Workstations Coming From HP, Lenovo And Dell 26:42 - NVIDIA Jetson... Read more...
When we evaluated the original ADATA XPG SX8200 SSD last year, we found the drive to be a solid value that offered good performance for the money. So, when ADATA mentioned that it had an updated version of the XPG SX8200 available for review that should perform even better, we were eager to check it out. The aptly named ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro is similar to the original drive in many ways, but incorporates a new controller and firmware that cranks performance up a few notches and adds some new features. The ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro’s main features and specifications are outlined in the table below. As you can see, sequential transfers are rated for a healthy 3.5GB/s (reads) and 3GB/s (writes)... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks podcast, Marco, Chris and Dave kick around breaking news and tech reviews headlines like AMD’s 2nd Gen Threadripper 32-core beast, LG’s punchy, potent G7 ThinQ phone, Huawei’s sleek and sexy MateBook X Pro laptop, ADATA’s snappy SX8200 NVMe SSD, Intel’s first discrete GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 2700 and Ryzen 5 2600 value CPUs, and the gaming rig we gave away last month that you just have to see for an idea of what we might give away next! Show Notes: 03:30 - ADATA SX8200 NVMe SSD, Blistering Storage Media 13:47 - LG G7 ThinQ Review: Punchy Display, Big Audio, Smart AI 29:38 - AMD Ryzen 7 2700 And Ryzen 5 2600 Review:... Read more...
The latest generation of NVMe-based solid state drives have significantly altered the value proposition for performance-conscious PC enthusiasts. Whereas the NVMe drives of “old” were significantly more expensive than SATA-based products, while offering somewhat higher performance, many of today’s drives are only slightly higher priced and may offer 5 – 6x the peak throughput. Case in point, the ADATA XPG SX8200 we will be showing you here today. This ADATA drive is a speedy, yet affordable solid state drive that offers peak read and write speeds of 3200/1700MB per second, with a good warranty and solid endurance rating. The ADATA XPG SX8200’s main features and specifications... Read more...
There's been quite a bit of activity in the SSD space recently, and ADATA is catering to gaming enthusiasts with the latest addition to its XPG family. In this case, we've got all the details on the new XPG SX8200, which is an M.2 2280 PCIe SSD family that looks to run with the big dogs when it comes to performance. XPG SX8200 promises sustained peak reads and writes of up 3,200MB/sec and 1,700MB/sec respectively. When it comes to random 4K reads and writes, those figures come in at up to 310K IOPS and 280K IOPS respectively. This performance comes courtesy of a Silicon Motion SM2262 controller, which has eight NAND channels and is back by four ARM Cortex-R5 cores. The NVMe 1.3 certified SSD... Read more...
A few weeks back, we took a look at a new series of solid state drives from Crucial, the M550, which leveraged Marvell controller technology, 20nm MLC NAND flash memory, and firmware optimizations gleaned from the last couple of years of SATA SSD advancements. Ultimately, we found the M550 series of drives to be solid offerings, with well-rounded performance and competitive pricing. Well, today, another major player—ADATA—is releasing its own family of drives featuring similar technology at its core. The brand new ADATA SP920 Premiere Pro family of drives we’ll be showing you here use the same controller and NAND as the M550 series, though ADATA takes a few steps to help... Read more...
A few weeks back, we took a look at a new series of solid state drives from Crucial, the M550, which leveraged Marvell controller technology, 20nm MLC NAND flash memory, and firmware optimizations gleaned from the last couple of years of SATA SSD advancements. Ultimately, we found the M550 series of drives to be solid offerings, with well-rounded performance and competitive pricing. Well, today, another major player—ADATA—is releasing its own family of drives featuring similar technology at its core. The brand new ADATA SP920 Premiere Pro family of drives we’ll be showing you here use the same controller and NAND as the M550 series, though ADATA takes a few steps to help... Read more...
The SSD market is very competitive at the moment, to say the least, and though ADATA isn’t always necessarily front and center, the company has a handful of interesting product offerings, including the ADATA XPG SX900 we'll be showing you here. SSD manufacturers sometimes roll with proprietary controllers, such as OCZ and Samsung, while others adopt third-party products. ADATA falls into the latter category. The XPG SX900 packs an LSI SandForce 2281 controller, which is one of the more popular solutions at this time... ADATA XPG SX900 256GB SSD Review... Read more...
The SSD market is very competitive at the moment, to say the least, and though ADATA isn’t always necessarily front and center, the company has a handful of interesting product offerings, including the ADATA XPG SX900 we'll be showing you here. SSD manufacturers sometimes roll with proprietary controllers, such as OCZ and Samsung, while others adopt third-party products. ADATA falls into the latter category. The XPG SX900 packs an LSI SandForce 2281 controller, which is one of the more popular solutions at this time. ADATA says that its firmware actually increases the available storage capacity slightly over other SandForce-based drives, giving the XPG SX900 about 7% more... Read more...
Convergence seems to be the name of the game these days, and ADATA's riding that bandwagon. The company has just launched an interesting mishmash of products: a wireless storage reader and power bank. The DashDrive Air AE400 is a wireless reader that can read and stream data from USB storage media and SD memory cards, and also functions as a power bank that can charge other mobile devices. The AE400 can be an easy to operate wireless hotspot, with support for 802.11 b/g/n wireless networking. When functioning as a network bridge, the internet connection can be shared by up to 10 devices at the same time. As a storage reader, the AE400 enables wireless data transfer between mobile devices and... Read more...
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