An Initial Look At Spectre V4 Speculative Store Bypass With AMD On Linux and more
Posted on: 05/23/2018 09:40 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

'Retina' by Iiyama: Iiyama ProLite XB2779QQS 5K Monitor Review
An Initial Look At Spectre V4 Speculative Store Bypass With AMD On Linux
Anidees AI CRYSTAL XL AR PC Chassis Review
ARM Details Project Trillium’s Machine Learning Processor To Drive AI To the Edge
ASRock Radeon RX 580 Phantom Gaming X 8 GB Review
Asus ROG Strix Flare Review
Corsair K63 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard & Lapboard Review
HyperX Predator 16GB 2933MHz RGB DDR4 Review
Logitech G PRO Gaming Headset Review
Logitech G513 Carbon Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
NZXT H500i Review
Sbode M350 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Review

'Retina' by Iiyama: Iiyama ProLite XB2779QQS 5K Monitor Review
A 5K monitor for 750 pounds / 800 euros? Iiyama has recently added one to its product range. Internally, the ProLite XB2779QQS features the same panel as the 27 inch Apple iMac with Retina screen. The 5120 x 2880 pixel counting screen offers a very sharp display with 218 ppi. The exterior design is also a bit like an Apple monitor. Is the XB2779QS too good to be true, or a good deal?

Monitor manufacturer Iiyama is mainly known for business models with a focus on a good price-quality ratio. That's why we were surprised when the XB2779QQS appeared in our Price Comparison. With its very high 5K resolution, it's one of the most advanced models in Iiyama's line-up, and at 750 pounds / 800 euros it's also the most expensive monitor in the range. At the same time it is typical of Iiyama to launch such a monitor: in absolute terms the monitor is not cheap, but for a screen with such specifications you paid twice as much not so long ago.


Read full article @ Hardware.Info

An Initial Look At Spectre V4 Speculative Store Bypass With AMD On Linux
Yesterday the latest Spectre vulnerability was disclosed as Spectre Variant 4 also known as "Speculative Store Bypass" as well as the less talked about Spectre Variant 3A "Rogue System Register Read". Here are my initial tests of a patched Linux kernel on AMD hardware for Spectre V4."

When it comes to the Intel/AMD CPUs, that is squared away in Linux 4.17 although we expect the support will continue to be refined over the weeks/months ahead just as the earlier Spectre and Meltdown mitigation work continues to be improved upon, particularly for performance efficiencies. The initial x86 mitigation work has already premiered today in new 4.9/4.14/4.16 kernel point releases.


Read full article @ Phoronix

Anidees AI CRYSTAL XL AR PC Chassis Review
We review the new Anidees AI-Crystal XL AR, a full tower PC chassis with 5 mm thick tinted tempered glass front and side panels. At first glance, it feels like a bigger variant of the previously reviewed Anidees AI-Crystal Tempered Glass. This chassis is huge (620x235x595mm (LxWxH)) and made of 1 mm thick steel, bringing the total weight towards 20 kg, a remarkable impression by today’s standards. This case can house HPTX, XL-ATX, E-ATX (12″x13″) SSI-EEB, ATX, M-ATX and mini-ITX motherboards and still leaves plenty of space for other stuff.

You can mount up to fifteen 3.5” storage units in hidden cages, even seventeen 2.5” drives in drive bays and that’s, yeah, absolutely crazy. At the front, there are the usuals in terms of ports, USB 3.0 (2x), USB 2.0 (2x), 3.5 mm HD audio jacks and fan controller are there.


Read full article @ The Guru of 3D

ARM Details Project Trillium’s Machine Learning Processor To Drive AI To the Edge
After taking a measured, wait-and-see approach to machine learning, Arm is ready to jump into the fold full throttle. Today, the company is following up on its Project Trillium announcement from back in February with new details surrounding its machine learning processor, also known as the neural-network processing unit or NPU. Arm’s machine learning processor is built upon a brand-new architecture for neural networks. Arm is setting its sights on mobile first, but the architecture is designed to be highly scalable, and will eventually span devices from the Internet of Things to the Datacenter...


Read full article @ HotHardware

ASRock Radeon RX 580 Phantom Gaming X 8 GB Review
ASRock is the first new player in the GPU market for a long time. We review their AMD-based RX 580 Phantom Gaming X, which is an overclocked custom-design variant. ASRock has optimized their card for low-cost, which matters a lot today, due to prices being inflated by GPU mining.

We have with us ASRock's very first graphics card, the Radeon RX 580 Phantom Gaming X 8 GB. When ASRock started operations in the early-2000s, no PC enthusiast took it seriously. It focused on low-cost motherboards made on entry-level chipsets, but over the years, earned a lot of brand equity by targeting the largest segment of the market first. As the company became more independent from ASUSTek, it started directly competing across all market segments and earned respect from PC enthusiasts for coming up with some of the boldest and strangest motherboard designs. The company has since matured into a solid motherboard brand that has products in every price-band.


Read full article @ TechPowerUp

Asus ROG Strix Flare Review
Does it make sense to move the volume roller? RGB lighting isn't for everyone, but if you happen to be partial to a bit of illumination, there are good reasons to keep within a particular manufacturer's ecosystem. Synchronised colours and effects become a whole lot easier, and Asus has been using its established Aura Sync ecosystem to offer consumers a one-stop shop for harmonious lighting.

The firm's catalogue of Aura Sync products now extends across motherboards, graphics cards, monitors, peripherals and whole PCs, and if an RGB keyboard is the last piece of your illuminated jigsaw, you might be keen to take a closer look at the ROG Strix Flare, new for 2018.


Read full article @ Hexus

Corsair K63 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard & Lapboard Review
Corsair sells a lot of gaming keyboard, pretty much everyone I know rocks a Corsair gaming keyboard. Corsair’s mechanical gaming keyboards are great, but one thing they are not is wireless, until now. Corsair announced their K63 wireless mechanical gaming keyboard earlier this year at CES and we’ve been testing it out for the past few weeks. While typically wireless and gaming didn’t go together Corsair’s new Unplug and Play initiative brings with it super-fast 1ms 2.4 GHz wireless technology. We saw this on Corsair’s Dark Core RGB wireless gaming mouse and it worked flawlessly. So you are getting that great Corsair design and quality, Cherry MX mechanical switches, and no wires at all! On top of that Corsair also makes a lapboard for the K63 for all of those who want to game on a big screen on the couch. Let’s jump in and see what the K63 Wireless is all about!


Read full article @ ThinkComputers.org

HyperX Predator 16GB 2933MHz RGB DDR4 Review
HyperX Predator There are many big names in the memory market, but few come bigger than Kingston and their HyperX brand. Loved by system builders, games, overclockers and more the world around, theyre one of the hottest brands around. Their Predator series has a strong reputation for exceptional performance, build quality, design, and overclocking too.


Read full article @ eTeknix

Logitech G PRO Gaming Headset Review
It's immediately clear that Logitech is on the right path as they have gone for a more stripped back refined approach with the G PRO. They've removed pretty much all the gamer-focused features such as RGB illumination, heavy aesthetic ques and bold branding. Instead, they've opted for a more minimal and sleek style which is void of the previously mentioned gamer design flourishes.


Read full article @ Vortez

Logitech G513 Carbon Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
Logitech isn’t a company afraid of taking risks. In 2014, they shook up the mechanical keyboard market with their new Romer-G switches, a custom challenger to the popular Cherry MX. The Romer-Gs were nothing if not divisive, however. While some users loved the higher tactile bump offered by the original, others found them to be too soft compared to their MX counterparts.

Today, Logitech presents us with a new take on their Romer-G in the form of a brand new linear switch, found exclusively in the new G513 Carbon Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. The G513 is a refined and upgraded take on last year’s G413. Can this pair of refreshes combine to create something all their own?


Read full article @ PC Perspective

NZXT H500i Review
The NZXT H500 and H500i present a smaller version of the H700 chassis but employ the same steel construction. On top of that, the "i" variant features a built-in NZXT CAM module. With their retail grade fans, well executed features the H500 cases are surprisingly affordable and have the potential to favorites for both end users and system integrators.

The NZXT H500i is a solid case - not just in a matter of speaking. With the steel front that is folded to run along the top as well, the chassis makes a great impression right out of the box. But even in the interior, you will be hard pressed to find any plastic with the exception of the 2.5" hard drive trays and cable trenches. Even so, all the parts within the H500i feel sturdy and are well executed - with the exception of the 3.5" hard drive cage.


Read full article @ TechPowerUp

Sbode M350 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Review
First I would like to give a huge thanks to Sbode for sending out this product for me to review! Today we will be taking a look at the Sbode M350 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker. This Bluetooth speaker offers up to 6 hours of continuous play time and features a micro SD card slot, a built-in microphone and an auxiliary 3.5mm port. It’s compact, portable and totally water-proof (IPX6) with its unique rubberized housing. It comes with 2 x full range 40mm driver and 2 x 71mm bass drivers, that can produce an impressive true HD 360° stereo sound.


Read full article @ FunkyKit




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