Samsung is one of the biggest players in the SSD market, thanks to its vertical integration. Unlike many competitors, Samsung makes its own NAND, controller, firmware, and drives. This gives it advantages in both pricing and performance, and Samsung has been at or near the top of the NVMe stack since it launched the 950 Pro in late 2015. The 960 Pro and Evo improved on the formula, with the Pro delivering higher performance while the Evo focused on delivering good but slightly lower performance at a substantially lower price. 18 months later, the Samsung 970 Pro and Evo repeat the story. They're basically the revised and improved version of the 960 lineup.I'm looking at the 970 Evo today, and the changes are evolutionary rather than revolutionary. The 970 Evo's maximum performance is a bit faster than the 960 Evo. Samsung has also worked to improve throughput in mixed read/write workloads, which is closer to what most drives deal with on a regular basis. Samsung also shows minor … [Read more...] about Samsung 970 Evo review: we’re close to maxing out PCIe x4
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THE NEW iPad costs just £319, which makes it the cheapest Apple tablet you can buy right now. We've spent a week testing out the (relatively) wallet-friendly slate, and we're seriously impressed. But is it a must-buy? New iPad 2018 – what is it? The new 2018 iPad was unveiled at an education event called Let's Take A Field Trip in Chicago, USA. The device had been heavily rumoured prior to launch, but it's now official. Speaking at the launch, Apple's Greg Joswiak said: "The iPad is a magical sheet of glass that can become anything we want it to be. "This new 9.7-inch ipad takes everything people love about our most popular iPad and makes it even better for inspiring creativity and learning." New iPad 2018 price – how much does it cost? In the UK, you'll pay £319 for the tablet if you want the 32GB Wi-Fi model. If you're looking for a version with mobile connectivity (that you can stick a SIM card into), you'll have to fork out £449 instead. Apple has also … [Read more...] about New iPad REVIEW – Apple’s 2018 upgrade made us fall in love with tablets again
With three major PS4 models out on the market, it's easy to be a little confused as to the different specs and features of each model. We're going to clear that situation up in this article and break down which PS4 is right for you. You can also check out our review of the original PS4, review of the PS4 Slim, and review of the PS4 Pro. To see how all the modern consoles, including all SKUs of PlayStation 4 compare, click here. PS4 Specs PlayStation 4 PlayStation 4 Slim PlayStation 4 Pro CPU 1.6GHz 8-core AMD custom "Jaguar" CPU 1.6GHz 8-core AMD custom "Jaguar" CPU 2.1GHz 8-core AMD custom "Jaguar" CPU GPU Integrated AMD graphics clocked at 800MHz with 1.84 teraflops of performance Integrated AMD graphics clocked at 800MHz with 1.84 teraflops of performance Integrated AMD Polaris graphics with 4.2 teraflops of performance RAM 8GB GDDR5 8GB GDDR5 8GB GDDR5 + 1GB DDR3 Storage 500GB (5,400rpm) replacable hard drive. 500GB … [Read more...] about PS4 Vs PS4 Pro Vs PS4 Slim: What Are The Differences And Which PlayStation Console Should You Buy?
What do we call Shadow of the Colossus, the soup-to-nuts update of Fumito Ueda’s 2005 masterpiece of the same name: a reboot, a remaster, a remake? The project from Austin, Texas-based Bluepoint Games warrants all of those labels on paper, at least. In action, though, this Colossus is very much its own uncanny thing. Like dreaming about a childhood vacation, it feels real, and yet, slightly askew. Sure, the Shadow of the Colossus of 2018 isn’t technically the same as the Shadow of the Colossus of 2005, but it comes so close — what’s the harm of preferring the newer, prettier version? The story, fairy tale-like in its concision, hasn’t changed. A young man wishes to save a slain maiden from her cursed fate, so he sets off on horseback to a forbidden land. Within a decrepit castle, the young man finds a mysterious being with the power to revive the dead. Man and spirit make an agreement: In exchange for the maiden’s resurrection, the man must kill the … [Read more...] about Shadow of the Colossus review
On Wednesday, PlayStation announced the last batch of free games to PlayStation Plus subscribers for December, bringing to 74 the number of titles it offered in 2017. Were they any good? What would they cost otherwise? In short, what do the numbers say about the value of this PlayStation Plus benefit? We’ll try to answer that question this year as we have the past two years. To that, however, we’ve added a few more questions: How old is the game? Did Sony publish it? What publisher did PlayStation Plus use the most? Did these appear earlier on Xbox Live Games With Gold? These questions may shed light on where these free games programs are headed, particularly as the previous console generation ages. What about Xbox Live Games With Gold? Getting Started In all, there were 74 games in PlayStation Plus’ free games offerings for 2017 (two were PlayStation VR bonuses, and counted among the averages and totals here), with an average Metacritic score of 71.3 and a combined … [Read more...] about PlayStation Plus gave out $1,287 worth of games in 2017. Were they any good?