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    Anandtech: Toshiba Memory and Western Digital Open Fab 6 and New Memory R&D Center

    Toshiba Memory and Western Digital on Wednesday officially opened up their new Fab 6 and Memory R&D Center. Both facilities are located at their Yokkaichi operations site that now hosts three major NAND flash production fabs and produces a significant share of the global NAND memory output. The new Fab 6 is already operational, a bit ahead of the original plan.
    Toshiba started construction of the Fab 6 in February 2017, and completed the building several months ago, then started to move in deposition and etching equipment required to produce 3D NAND memory. Earlier this month Toshiba and Western Digital started to mass produce their jointly-developed 96-layer 3D NAND memory at the fab, though it is likely that the two companies are still installing tools that will be needed to ramp up the fab to its planned capacity.
    Fab 6 will be the third production facility making 3D NAND memory for Toshiba and Western Digital. So far, the two companies have produced 3D NAND at Fab 2 and Fab 5. Meanwhile, Fab 3 and Fab 4 are used to make other kinds of products.
    Toshiba and Western Digital do not disclose target production capacity of their Fab 6 in terms of wafer starts per month, yet judging by its dimensions from above, it should be on par with other fabs at the Yokkaichi operations in terms of cleanroom area. Meanwhile, since Fab 6 will use the latest and most advanced equipment, its NAND flash bit output will be higher when compared to other fabs once the fab is fully ramped. At the same time, like all makers of memory, Toshiba and Western Digital balance their output in accordance with market demand so not to overproduce and ruin pricing.
    In addition to their Fab 6 production facility, the two companies also officially opened their new joint Memory R&D Center located adjacent to the new factory. As the name implies, the center will be used for joint research and development activities by Toshiba and Western Digital. In fact, this facility has been working since March, so it is safe to say that it is fully operational now. Furthermore, establishment of a joint R&D center indicates that the two companies will continue to jointly develop and produce memory products.
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    Anandtech: Philips 328P6VU Professional 4K Display: DisplayHDR 600, USB-C, GbE

    Philips this week announced availability of its 328P6VU display formally introduced about a year ago. The new prosumer-grade P-line monitor brings together an Ultra-HD resolution, enhanced color accuracy, a USB Type-C interconnection with docking capabilities, an integrated 1 GbE controller, and a plethora of various features that are important for professionals in the SOHO (small office/home office) market segment.
    The Philips Brilliance 328P6VUBREB (328P6VU) is based on a 10-bit VA panel that can reproduce 1.07 billion colors and features a 3840×2160 resolution at 60 Hz. The monitor also supports a 400 nits typical brightness, 600 nits peak brightness, 3000:1 static contrast ratio, 4 ms GtG response time, 178º/178º horizontal/vertical viewing angles, and other features one would expect from a high-quality VA panel.
    The manufacturer does not disclose whether it uses a 10-bit VA panel, or an 8-bit + FRC VA panel, but claims that the monitor supports a 12-bit internal processing for additional accuracy. Speaking of accuracy, the display is factory calibrated to Delta E < 2 precision, which is typical for prosumer-class LCDs. As for color spaces, the Philips 328P6VU reports to cover 100% of the sRGB, 98% of the DCI-P3, as well as 116% of the NTSC gamuts. Furthermore, Brilliance 328P6VU is DisplayHDR 600-certfied, which means that it also supports HDR10, which is important for those who will use the display for gaming and entertainment.
    Moving on to connectivity of the Brilliance 328P6VU as this is one of its key selling points. The monitor is outfitted with a DisplayPort 1.4, two HDMI 2.0, and a USB Type-C inputs. The latter fully supports DisplayPort alternate mode for USB-C, serves as an upstream port for four USB 3.0 Type-A headers and a GbE connector, as well as can deliver up to 60 W of power to the laptop, eliminating the need to use a notebook power brick while using the LCD. Furthermore, ultra-thin laptops also get a GbE connectivity because of the integrated docking, something important for corporate clients. Besides, the monitor also has two stereo speakers and a headphone jack.
    Being aimed at professionals, the Philips Brilliance 328P6VUBREB comes with the same versatile stand as its counterparts from the P6-line. The stand can tilt the display between -5 to 20 degrees, swivel +/- 170 degrees, pivot +/- 90 degrees (i.e., it can be rotated into a vertical orientation), and provide height adjustments of up to 180 mm (7.1 inch).
    Specifications of Philips P6-Series 32" 4K Ultra-HD Display
    Brilliance 328P6VUBREB
    Panel 31.5" VA 10-bit
    Native Resolution 3840 &times; 2160
    Maximum Refresh Rate 60 Hz
    Brightness Typical: 400 cd/m&sup2;
    Peak: 600 cd/m&sup2;
    Contrast 3000:1
    Viewing Angles 178&deg;/178&deg; horizontal/vertical
    Response Time 4 ms GtG
    HDR HDR10
    Pixel Pitch 0.1816 mm&sup2;
    Pixel Density 140 PPI
    Color Gamut Support sRGB: 100%
    DCI-P3: 98%
    NTSC: 116%
    Calibrated to Delta E < 2 accuracy
    Stand Tilt: -5 to 20 degrees
    Swivel: +/- 170 degrees
    Pivot: +/- 90 degrees
    Height: up to 180 mm (7.1&rdquo;)
    VESA mounts
    Inputs 1 &times; DisplayPort 1.4
    2 &times; HDMI 2.0a
    1 &times; USB Type-C (with DP 1.2, PD, data)
    USB Hub 4-port USB 3.0 hub (two support charging)
    Ethernet GbE port (Realtek controller)
    Audio 3 W &times; 2
    headphone output
    Launch Timeframe November 2018
    Launch Price &euro;639 in Europe
    &pound;559 in the UK
    $? in the US
    Philips will start selling the Brilliance 328P6VU display in November. The monitor will cost &pound;559 in the U.K., which translates to &euro;639 in Europe as well as to around $620 in the USA. Philips states that prices and specifications of different Brilliance 328P6-series monitors may vary from country to country.
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    Anandtech: Team Group's Quick Memory: T-Force Xtreem DDR4-4300 / DDR4-4500 CL18

    Team Group has introduced its new dual-channel DDR4 memory kits for overclockers - the new T-Force Xtreem kits operate at 4300 MT/s and 4500 MT/s data transfer rates.
    Team Group&rsquo;s latest T-Force Xtreem DDR4-4300 and DDR4-4500 dual-channel kits feature a 16 GB capacity (8 GB &times; 2), CL18 20-20-44 timings, and 1.45 V supply. The modules use specially-designed 10-layer PCBs as well as cherry-picked Samsung&rsquo;s 8 Gb B-die DRAM chips that can run at extreme speeds. The voltages are a step above the standard 1.4 V for high-end kits.
    As usual, the high-performance memory modules support XMP 2.0 SPD profiles for easier setup of DRAM sub-timings. Furthermore, to ensure efficient cooling for DDR4 chips and grant its modules a unique look, Team Group equips its T-Force Xtreem DIMMs with aluminum heat spreaders.
    The key advantage of the new T-Force Xtreem DDR4-4300 and DDR4-4500 dual-channel kits versus their competitors from other makers available today are their CL18 timings. By contrast, DRAM module suppliers usually set CL19 timings on everything higher than DDR4-4000, So these kits should have an advantage.
    Team Group&#39;s T-Force Xtreem DDR4-4000+ Memory Kits
    Speed CL Timing Voltage Kit
    DDR4-4000 CL18 20-20-44 1.35 V ? ?
    DDR4-4133 CL18 18-18-38 1.4 V ?
    DDR4-4300 CL18 20-20-44 1.45 V 2&times;8 GB 16 GB
    Team Group does not mention which motherboards are verified with its T-Force Xtreem DDR4-4300 and DDR4-4500 modules, but typically companies like this validate their top-of-the-range offerings with Intel&rsquo;s latest platforms and the high-end motherboards. Therefore, expect the new dual-channel kits to be compatible with Intel&rsquo;s Coffee Lake/Z300-series platforms, but in order to run them at their maximum speeds one would require a motherboard with a quality memory controller.
    Team Group is expected to start selling its T-Force Xtreem DDR4-4300 and DDR4-4500 dual-channel kits shortly at MSRPs of $325 and $389 respectively.
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    Anandtech: Intel Expands Optane 905 SSDs To 1.5TB

    Intel has officially launched the next wave of Optane SSDs, continuing a gradual rollout of higher density drives as their production of 3D XPoint memory catches up with demand. Intel&#39;s flagship consumer SSD family is still split between the Optane SSD 900P and 905P, with the more recent 905P filling out the higher capacities while bringing modestly improved performance and power efficiency. This week&#39;s releases are the 1.5TB 905P add-in card and 960GB and 1.5TB 905P U.2 drives, bringing the consumer lineup and the enterprise P4800X line both up to the same maximum capacity.
    The larger capacity options don&#39;t bring any more performance improvements because they are still using the same controller, and even the smallest 280GB 900P had enough 3D XPoint dies to keep every channel of the controller busy. The bigger drives do have higher power consumption, with the 1.5TB 905P add-in card rated for up to 17.7 W for write operations.
    We have probably reached the end of the line for capacity increases while Intel is still using first-generation 3D XPoint memory for their consumer Optane products, because Intel is still charging well over $1/GB and that means even the 1.5TB 905P will cost more than a well-equipped gaming PC. However, interesting things are happening at the lower capacities.
    Intel Optane Product Lineup (High-End)
    Consumer/Enthusiast Enterprise Products
    Capacity 900P 905P P4800X/P4801X
    100 GB P4801X (U.2)
    280 GB 900P (AIC, U.2)
    $299.98 (1.07$/GB)
    375/380 GB 380GB 905P (M.2) P4800X (AIC, U.2)
    P4801X (M.2)
    480 GB 900P (AIC)
    $549.99 (1.15$/GB)
    905P (U.2)
    $549.99 (1.15$/GB)
    750 GB P4800X (AIC, U.2)
    960 GB 905P (AIC, U.2)
    $1298.98 (1.35$/GB)
    1.5 TB 905P (AIC, U.2) P4800X (AIC, U.2)
    Newly launched products in bold, unreleased products in italics.
    The M.2 version of the Optane 905P that was previewed at Computex is getting closer to release, and the specifications are now shown on the 905P product page (though not yet on The 1.5TB U.2 drives are the first products to use BGA packages of eight 3D XPoint dies, for a capacity of 128GB per package. Those same packages could potentially be used to deliver a 750GB M.2 version of the 905P. However, power consumption is getting to be a problem with the 380GB M.2 rated for 11.7W during write operations. M.2 connectors are typically rated to carry only 4.5A across all the 3.3V supply pins, for a limit of 14.85 W. A 750GB M.2 would likely need some throttling or other power saving measures in order to reliably operate within that limit, and even the 380GB drive will likely stress the current delivery capacity of some M.2 slots.
    On the enterprise side of things, the P4801X M.2 drive has still not officially launched, but is listing a 100GB P4801X U.2 drive. The capacity is similar to the Optane SSD 800P&#39;s 118GB limit, but the P4801X is still using the full seven-channel controller with a PCIe x4 host interface so performance is far higher. The 100GB P4801X isn&#39;t as fast as the larger P4800X and 900P/905P drives&mdash;write speeds in particular have suffered with a mere 1GB/s sequential write and 250k random write IOPS. But the latency ratings for this small Optane drive are still just as fast, and the active power rating of 7W is quite reasonable for a M.2 drive.

    Intel&#39;s announcement this week has been accompanied by fresh roadmap leaks from a slide deck intended for an event in November. The file was found on Intel&#39;s Russian website and appears to be authentic, but the information in it is still subject to change. The leaked roadmap shows the original Optane Memory M.2 and the Optane SSD 800P being discontinued in early 2019, though the Optane M10 M.2 cache module will remain through at least the middle of next year. A discontinuation of the 800P would clear the way for a consumer counterpart to the smaller P4801X, in M.2 form factor. Intel might not want to put such a product in their 905P product line, but capacities in the 100-200GB range would be a very welcome performance boost over the 800P while still remaining somewhat affordable. However, this still wouldn&#39;t give Intel a high-performance Optane M.2 SSD for the mainstream consumer market because the current 905P and P4801X M.2 hardware is a 110mm-long double-sided M.2 card that can&#39;t physically fit in laptops and would also be incompatible with some desktops.


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    Anandtech: The i-Rocks Pilot K70E Capacitive Gaming Keyboard Review: Our First Capaci

    In today&#39;s keyboard review we are taking a look at the first capacitive keyboard that found its way into our labs, the i-Rocks Pilot K70E. The Taiwanese company managed to design and market a capacitive keyboard while keeping the price tag relatively affordable. Today we&#39;ll find out how this keyboard feels and if it is a threat to the already well-established mechanical keyboard market.


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    Anandtech: Lenovo Launches 12.5-Inch ThinkPad A285 with AMD Ryzen PRO APUs

    Lenovo Japan on Thursday said that it would begin selling its ThinkPad A285 laptop on September 21. The mobile PC is one of the thinnest and lightest notebooks based on AMD&rsquo;s Ryzen PRO introduced thus far. Besides being very compact, the ThinkPad A285 is among the first Ryzen PRO-based laptops to feature a suite of business and enterprise-oriented features from AMD and Lenovo.
    Lenovo&rsquo;s ThinkPad A285 notebooks will be available in a variety of configurations aimed at various price points. Different configs will be based on AMD&rsquo;s Ryzen 7 PRO 2700U with the Radeon Vega 10, Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U with the Radeon Vega 8, or Ryzen 3 PRO 2200U with the Radeon Vega 6 APUs. Other options will include 8 or 16 GB of soldered-down DDR4-2400 memory, and depending on exact model they will be equipped with a PCIe/NVMe SSD (up to 512 GB) with OPAL 2.0-encrypted options available to interested parties.
    Besides different internal hardware options, Lenovo intends to offer its ThinkPad A285 laptops with two 12.5-inch display options: lower-end machines will come with a 1366&times;768 display, whereas higher-end models will be equipped with a 1920&times;1080 panel and 10-point multitouch capabilities. Meanwhile, Lenovo Japan plans to offer an A285 with a non-touch Full-HD screen.
    Next up is connectivity. On the wireless side of things, the Lenovo ThinkPad A285 features a 2&times;2 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.2 controller, which is a standard feature for today&rsquo;s business notebooks. As for physical connectors, the notebook is equipped with a GbE port that requires a dongle, two USB 3.1 Type-C ports (used for data, power, display, and docking connectivity), two USB Type-A (3.0 and 2.0) ports, an HDMI 1.4 output, a micro SD card reader, a 720p webcam, a TRRS audio jack for headsets, Dolby Audio Premium-certified speakers, a microphone array, and so on.
    As noted above, since we are dealing with a Lenovo ThinkPad based on AMD&rsquo;s Ryzen PRO APU, all A285 models are outfitted with a match-in-sensor fingerprint reader, a Windows Hello-compatible webcam with ThinkShutter cover, a dTPM 2.0 chip, AMD&rsquo;s Transparent Secure Memory Encryption (TSME), DASH remote management, and so on. Lenovo is the first notebook vendor to offer Ryzen PRO-based mobile PCs pervasively featuring all of the aforementioned security and management features. Lenovo also notes that all A285 machines comply with 12 military-grade requirements to ensure that they can work in extreme conditions.
    Moving on to dimensions and weight. Since Lenovo plans to offer ThinkPad A285 with two display options and with and without multitouch capabilities, the resulting dimensions and weights differ between the variants. Non-touch SKUs weigh 1.13 kg and are 17.4-mm thick. By contrast, touch-enabled models weigh 1.26 kg and are 17.8-mm thick. To put these numbers into perspective, Lenovo&rsquo;s own IdeaPad 720S comes in a 13.6-mm thick aluminum chassis and weighs around 1.14 kilograms. The consumer laptop lacks numerous features that the ThinkPad A285 has (e.g., toughness, biometric security, TrackPoint, docking capabilities, just to name a few), but its indisputable trumps are the 13.3-inch LCD (there is even a 4K option) as well as portability.
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    Time to talk about battery life of Lenovo&rsquo;s ThinkPad A285 laptops. Evidently, 12.5-inch notebooks are used by road warriors because of their dimensions and such customers need to work autonomously for prolonged periods of time. Lenovo in turn would appear to be using a 45 Wh battery pack with all of the ThinkPad A285 SKUs. This battery can last for 7.4 &ndash; 10.9 hours, depending on display panel/APU configuration (see the table below for details), which is not bad, but which is well below what the company&rsquo;s ThinkPad X1 Carbon offers with its 57 Wh battery (i.e. 12 hours with a WQHD display, 15 hours with a Full-HD LCD).
    General Specifications of Lenovo&#39;s ThinkPad A285 Laptops
    ThinkPad A285
    ThinkPad A285
    Display Diagonal 12.5" 12.5"
    Resolution 1366&times;768 1920&times;1080
    Type TN IPS
    Touch No 10-points multitouch
    CPU AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2200U: 2C/4T, 2.5 - 3.4 GHz, 1 MB L2 + 4 MB L3,
    Vega 6 iGPU with 384 SPs at 1.1 GHz
    15 W
    AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U: 4C/8T, 2.0 - 3.6 GHz, 2 MB L2 + 4 MB L3,
    Vega 8 iGPU with 512 SPs at 1.1 GHz
    15 W
    AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 2700U: 4C/8T, 2.2 - 3.8 GHz, 2 MB L2 + 4 MB L3,
    Vega 10 iGPU with 640 SPs at 1.3 GHz
    15 W
    RAM Capacity 8 GB or 16 GB
    Type DDR4-2400
    Storage Capacity up to 512 GB PCIe/NVMe SSD
    Options OPAL 2.0-compatible SSD
    Wi-Fi 2&times;2 802.11ac Wi-Fi module (unknown vendor)
    Bluetooth 4.2
    USB 2 &times; USB 3.0 Type-A (one always on)
    1 &times; USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C (power, data, DP 1.2)
    1 &times; USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C (power, data, DP 1.2)
    Ethernet GbE with dongle (sold separately)
    Other I/O HDMI 1.4, 720p webcam with Windows Hello and ThinkShutter, TRRS connector for audio, speakers, microphone, microSD card reader
    Figerprint Reader Match-in-Sensor fingerprint reader from Synaptics
    Security discrete TPM 2.0 chip
    Dimensions Width 307.7 mm | 12.1 inches
    Length 209.8 mm | 8.3 inches
    Thickness 17.4 mm | 0.68 inches 17.8 mm | 0.7 inches
    Weight 1.13 kg 1.26 kg
    Battery Capacity 45 Wh (?)
    Life Ryzen 7 PRO with 12.5" TN LCD: 10.9 hours
    Ryzen 5 PRO with 12.5" IPS/TN LCD: 9.5 hours
    Ryzen 3 PRO with 12.5" TN LCD: 7.4 hours
    Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
    Windows 10 Home
    Support & Services
    Premier Support by &#39;advanced-level technicians with the expertise&#39; by phone.
    Accidental Damage Protection (ADP) - a fixed-cost, fixed-term protection plan.
    Warranty extensions.
    Price ? ?
    Gallery: Lenovo Launches 12.5-Inch ThinkPad A285 with AMD Ryzen PRO APUs

    Lenovo Japan plans to start selling the ThinkPad A285 starting today (Friday). The most affordable SKU in the Land of the Rising Sun is priced at &yen;178,000 w/o tax ($1,582), whereas the most advanced model costs &yen;223,000 w/o tax ($1,983). Keeping in mind that PCs are somewhat overpriced in Japan, expect the ThinkPad A285 to be cheaper in other parts of the world. In the meantime, keep in mind that their configurations may be a little different as well.
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    Sources: Lenovo Japan, Lenovo, PC Watch


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    Anandtech: ASUS Unveils ROG Ryujin AIO LCSes for AMD’s Ryzen & Ryzen Threadripper

    ASUS has released two ROG Ryujin closed-loop liquid coolers designed for AMD&rsquo;s Ryzen and Ryzen Threadripper processors. Both AIO LCSes feature a square waterblock with an embedded OLED screen that can be used for monitoring or style/personalization purposes. In addition, the waterblock has a small fan to cool down the CPU VRMs.
    ASUS&rsquo; ROG Ryujin 240 and ROG Ryujin 360 closed-loop liquid coolers rely on an ASUS-designed proprietary waterblock, and which is compatible only with AMD&rsquo;s CPUs in AM4 and TR4 packaging (for now, AMD only supplies mounting brackets for contemporary AMD CPUs). ASUS does not describe design of its pump/waterblock beyond the fact that it is large, square, features an embedded 1.77-inch OLED display, as well as a microfan that can cool down surrounding components by up to 20&deg;C, according to the maker. Meanwhile, the relatively large dimensions may indicate that the block can cover 100% of the TR4 CPU IHS (integrated heat spreader), which means efficient cooling for AMD&rsquo;s latest multi-core Threadripper 2 processors for "extreme" workstations. The manufacturer does not specify the maximum amount of thermal energy its ROG Ryujin LCSes can dissipate, but good large closed-loop liquid coolers can remove upwards of 500 W of heat.
    As the names of the ROG Ryujin 240 and ROG Ryujin 360 LCSes imply, they are equipped with radiators carrying two or three 120-mm fans. For its top-of-the-range coolers ASUS uses premium Noctua IndustrialPPC-2000 PWM fans, which are rated for 2000 RPM with noise levels up to 29.7 dBA, to ensure their reliable and quiet operation over prolonged periods of time. Speaking of reliability, it is also worth mentioning that the LCSes are equipped with reinforced sleeve tubing that promises to be very durable.
    Like most ASUS ROG components introduced in the last couple of years, the ROG Ryujin AIO liquid coolers are built not only to perform, but to too look strikingly distinctive. Besides the aforementioned 1.77-inch OLED screen, the waterblock features Aura Sync RGB LEDs. It is noteworthy that the display, the RGB LEDs, and the fans can be controlled using the ASUS Vortex software, which greatly simplifies the process.
    ASUS currently lists its ROG Ryujin 240 and ROG Ryujin 360 closed-loop liquid coolers on its global website, so expect the products to become available shortly. MSRPs of the products are unknown at this point.
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    Anandtech: Vietnamese Retailer Leaks Some Intel 9000-Series Coffee Lake Refresh CPUs

    We&rsquo;ve spoken here at AnandTech several times on the upcoming Z390 chipset and also a few words on new processors for those motherboards. Intel has promised a new consumer-grade launch this year, so we are patiently waiting for more information. As it turns out, some retailers get that itch early &ndash; in this case, a Vietnamese retailer has listed five processors for sale.


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    Anandtech: AMD’s Athlon 200GE Processors Now Available

    AMD this week started selling its entry-level Athlon 200GE APUs designed for the most affordable PCs. The Athlon 200GE costs less than $60 at retail and happens to be the cheapest processor carrying AMD&rsquo;s Zen cores as well as the Radeon Vega iGPU. It also has a 35 W TDP and is therefore compatible with virtually all AM4 motherboards and cooling systems.
    The AMD Athlon 200GE carries two SMT-enabled Zen cores running at 3.2 GHz frequency, a Radeon iGPU featuring 192 stream processors operating at 1 GHz, 1 MB L2 cache, 4 MB L3 cache, a dual-channel DDR4-2667 memory controller, and so on. The APU can power affordable PCs that do not need a lot of compute horsepower and enables AMD to compete against Intel&rsquo;s entry-level Celeron and Pentium processors for this market segment using its latest technologies (Zen and Vega).
    Notably, even with the low price, AMD isn&#39;t holding back on feature support here. Since the CPU is drop-in compatible with AMD&rsquo;s 300 and 400-series platforms, systems based on the CPU will support high-performance NVMe SSDs, USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface, 4Kp60 display output(s) and so on. As an added bonus, AMD&rsquo;s AM4 platforms also support DRAM overclocking and an upgrade path all the way to eight-core Ryzen 7 CPUs.
    AMD&#39;s Retail Stack
    AnandTech Zen Cores
    Ryzen 7 2700X Zen+ 8 / 16 3700 4300 - 105W $329
    Ryzen 7 2700 Zen+ 8 / 16 3200 4100 - 65W $299
    Ryzen 5 2600X Zen+ 6 / 12 3600 4200 - 95W $229
    Ryzen 5 2600 Zen+ 6 / 12 3400 3900 - 65W $199
    Ryzen 5 1500X Zen 4 / 8 3500 3700 - 65W $159
    Ryzen 5 2400G Zen 4 / 8 3600 3900 11 65W $169
    Ryzen 3 1300X Zen 4 / 4 3500 3700 - 65W $114
    Ryzen 3 2200G Zen 4 / 4 3500 3700 8 65W $99
    Athlon 240GE Details to be disclosed in Q4
    Athlon 220GE Details to be disclosed in Q4
    Athlon 200GE Zen 2 / 4 3200 - 3 35W $55
    * Released but not at retail
    In addition to the Athlon 200GE processor, AMD is gearing up to release its higher-performing Athlon 220GE and Athlon 240GE processors later this year, which will further improve its competitive positions in the entry-level segment.
    While AMD has formally started to sell its Athlon 200GE processor, its actual availability is a bit of a mixed bag. In the U.S., the Athlon 200GE can be pre-ordered for $59.99 only from Newegg. Other stores may follow shortly, but right now the chip is a rare animal in the U.S. The processor is more readily available in the U.K., but prices vary greatly from &pound;50 to &pound;73 ($65 - $96). The situation is much better in mainland Austria and Germany: the Athlon 200GE can be purchased from multiple retailers at prices that make sense. Meanwhile, Amazon seems to overprice the chip in France and Spain.
    AMD Athlon 200GE Availability and Pricing
    As of 8 AM EST September 21, 2018
    Retailer Country Local Price Equivalent in USD
    Amazon U.S. - -
    B&H Photo Video U.S. - -
    Fry&#39;s Electronics U.S. - -
    Newegg U.S. $60 -
    Amazon UK U.K. &pound;73 $96
    Ebuyer U.K. &pound;55 $72
    Overclockers UK U.K. - -
    Scan U.K. &pound;50 $65
    Amazon DE Germany - -
    Amazon ES Spain &euro;67 $79
    Amazon FR France &euro;73 $86
    Alternate Austria &euro;54 $64
    Cybersport Austria &euro;56 $66
    Proshop Austria &euro;54 $64
    Bora Computer Germany &euro;59 $69
    CaseKing Germany &euro;60 $71
    K&M Computer Germany &euro;59 $69
    Komplett Denmark
    - -
    Proshop Denmark 506 kr $80
    Proshop Finland &euro;64 $75
    Proshop Norway 579 kr $71
    Proshop Sweden 643 kr $58
    Buy AMD Athlon 200GE on Newegg
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    Anandtech: The Kingston HyperX Fury RGB SSD Review: Bright Idea, Dimmed Performance

    Kingston&#39;s HyperX gaming brand is introducing their first SSD with adjustable RGB LED lighting. The LEDs add significantly to the price tag, but internally it&#39;s a mid-range SATA SSD. This lighting-first and SSD-second design pays off with no fewer than 75 RGB LEDs to illuminate the drive and surrounding components, but from our performance benchmarks it&#39;s clear that Kingston had to make some real sacrifices on the SSD side to bring this drive together.


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