Category: Explained

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Inverse Hyper Threading: Explained

Two weeks ago, Intel launched their latest architecture, Skylake. At first nobody knew anything about the architecture as Intel did not released any information, but some documents leaked 2 days ago shows something that the rumor mill calls Inverse Hyper Threading. An interesting technology none the least. Hyper Threading is Intel`s take at simultaneous multithreading or SMT. This allows the OS to allocate two threads...

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Color Depth: Explained

Color depth also known as bit depth is the number of bites used to indicate the color of a single pixel in an image or video. It ranges from 1bit or monochrome to a whopping 48-bit color or 281 trillions of colors. One bit images are known as monochrome images and only show white and black (2 ^ 1), two bit images have also shades...

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HBM: Explained

HBM: Explained Recently AMD launched their first Fiji based Graphics Cards. One of the biggest features of this chip is HBM or High Bandwidth Memory, a new memory technology that promises to solve the problem of ever increasing power usage and form factor of computer memory. It all started in 2008, when AMD began the research and development of HBM. Amongst other things, AMD developed...

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GPS: Explained

Have you ever wondered how your smartphone can tell your exact position on the globe? The answer is GPS, a space-based satellite navigation system that works in all weather conditions. In 1973 US began the project to overcome the limitation of previous navigation systems, integrating ideas from several predecessors, including a number of engineering design studies from 1960s. The first system used 24 satellites and...

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Thermaltake plagiarizes

Thermal take, a leading brand in DIY PCs market, is accused of copying designs from other brands, with some of the products shown at Computex 2015. Everything started when Thermaltake showed off their “new” case, the Suppressor F51 Chassis, a Fractal Design R5 Rip-off, with an identical design. They did not stop there. They showed off their Commander Fan Controller, with UI ver similar to...

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NVMe: Explained

NVM Express or NVMe is a specification for accessing solid-state drives, attached through the PCIe bus. NVM stands for non-volatile memory, which is used in SSDs. It was designed from ground up, capitalizing on low latency and high performance. Up until now, SSDs were mostly using SATA or SAS for interfacing with the rest of the computer. Since they became faster by the day, the...

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FreeSync : Explained

As an response to Nvidia`s G-Sync, AMD released a new standard in terms of adaptive sync technology. In the spirit of the company, they made the standard free to use and royalty-free. Adaptive sync is a technology that prevents Screen Tearing without the lag caused by V-Sync. This achieved by sending a signal from the GPU through the DisplayPort cable to the monitor. This signal...

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Cooling solutions: Explained

We all have them in our computers. Even if we don`t realize it, the cooler/coolers in our computers are the most important component. It helps with keeping down the temperature of our processing units, so that they can operate at max efficiency. There are a lot of ways of cooling your heat producing components. Ranging from normal air coolers all the way to the exotics...

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M.2: Explained

Up till now, known as NGFF or Next Generation Form Factor, it is a specification of internally mounted computer expansion cards and associated connectors. It was designed to replace the age old mSATA standard. M.2 brings a multitude of improvements over mSATA, some of them are in the speed department and the others are in the usability department. What makes M.2 special is the ability...

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HTTP/2: Explained

After over 15 years from the initial launch of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol, IESG approved HTTP/2 as the successor to the original protocol. This will bring a vast improvement in a lot of ways in the internet department. Basically, the Hypertext Transfer Protocol is an application protocol for distributed, collaborative, hypermedia information system. That means that HTTP is the foundation of the web. Without this...