The Serial ATA International Organization didn't have much to worry about when hard drives were the primary (only) media. The laws of rotational physics ensured hard drive speeds would not increase dramatically and hence updates to the SATA spec were only seldom needed. However, with SSDs that all changed. NAND provided so much lower latencies and higher throughputs that SATA-IO faced an issue: they couldn't keep up with the speed of SSDs. As a result the SATA-IO had to look elsewhere to increase interface bandwidth but at the same time they had to ensure backwards compatibility. SATA Express, a combination of SATA and PCIe, was born as a result. But what exactly is it and how does it perform? Read on to find out.

AMD Radeon HD 6850 Overclocking Roundup: Asus, XFX, & MSI

With an all-custom launch for the Radeon HD 6850, the door was immediately opened to a variety of 6850 cards with a wide variety of performance characteristics. In fact...

93 by Ryan Smith on 11/8/2010

ASUS G73Jw: Out with the Old, In with the New

The original ASUS G73Jh was an instant classic: a great performer with a good screen, build quality and cooling at an amazing price. Six months later, ASUS is coming...

53 by Jarred Walton on 11/3/2010

Asus WiCast: Wireless 1080p to your TV

Intel's been making a decent amount of noise with their Intel Wireless Display, or "WiDi" technology, something our own Vivek Gowri is a big proponent of. But WiDi has...

38 by Dustin Sklavos on 11/1/2010

ASUS X72D/K72DR: Three Cores, No Waiting

Up to this point, our experiences with AMD's Phenom II mobile line haven't been very favorable. In the desktop world AMD's chips can compete and succeed based on price...

38 by Dustin Sklavos on 10/25/2010

ASUS U35Jc: Jogging in Place

Less than six months ago, the ASUS U30Jc ultraportable walked away with a Bronze Editor's Choice award. The combination of portability, performance, and price made the U30Jc a favorite...

45 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/30/2010

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 Launch Roundup: Asus, EVGA, Palit, and Calibre Overclocked and Reviewed

Wrapping up our two part series about NVIDIA’s new GeForce GTS 450, we have our in-depth look in to the vendor cards. As was the case with the GTX...

17 by Ryan Smith on 9/13/2010

ASUS' N82Jv: Jack-Of-All-Trades

Over the years, we've looked at many of ASUS' mobile offerings. From the lowly Eee PC up through gaming powerhouses, ASUS has something for everyone. They're looking to increase...

34 by Jarred Walton on 9/11/2010

Intel Atom N550 Notebooks

Intel has launched their first dual-core Atom processor designed purely for netbooks, the N550. The new CPU has led to the netbook manufacturers scrambling to update their products to...

23 by Balraj Sandhu on 8/30/2010

ASUS Rampage III Formula to debut ‘soon’

ASUS’ Republic of Gamers range is soon to have a new member, in the shape of the ASUS Rampage III Formula. Using the X58 chipset, this board is...

20 by Ian Cutress on 8/6/2010

Asus U33Jc: Much Ado About Bamboo

There's an age-old battle between form and function. Some users will give up performance and features for a devices that looks cool, while for others the benchmarks are all...

34 by Vivek Gowri on 7/29/2010

ASUS, EVGA, Gigabyte & MSI: Four Flagship X58 Motherboards Reviewed

Thus far, we’ve spent most of 2010 focusing on mainstream segments for our motherboard reviews, there’s more of that to come over the next few months starting off with...

54 by Rajinder Gill on 7/15/2010

Mobile Buyers' Guide: 14" and Larger Notebooks and DTRs

The back-to-school season is coming and refreshed product lines are already starting to appear on store shelves. Intel's dual-core Arrandale processors continue to dominate in terms of raw performance...

64 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/30/2010

More ASUS Eee Pad Details, No MKV Support on 10" Model

At the start of Computex ASUS unveiled its two tiered approach to an iPad competitor: the 12" Eee Pad running Windows 7 Home Premium on an Intel CULV Core...

33 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/2/2010

Computex 2010: New ASUS Notebooks

Tagging along with the launch of the Eee Pad and Eee Tablet at Computex 2010, ASUS has also unveiled a range of new notebooks. Amongst the new releases are...

9 by Balraj Sandhu on 6/1/2010

ASUS U30Jc Revisited: Adding an SSD

Last week we looked at the ASUS U30Jc and found a lot to like… so much that we awarded it a Bronze Editors' Choice. The stock configuration comes with...

35 by Jarred Walton on 6/1/2010

ASUS Pursues the "Open-Apple" Dream with Eee Pad at Computex 2010

Aside from wanting to be the 3rd largest notebook manufacturer in the next 2 years, ASUS also wants to be the more open alternative to Apple. That means no...

30 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/31/2010

Computex 2010: ASUS Announces eReader/digital note taker Eee Tablet

It's Computex time, and what better way to kick off our coverage than with some ASUS info. The Eee Tablet is ASUS' combination eReader and digital note taker, not...

4 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/31/2010

Intel Ultra Thin: CULV Arrandale Boosts Performance and Reduces Size

Intel launched their Core i3/i5 (Arrandale) mobile processors early in 2010, with roadmaps showing low voltage and ultra low voltage parts. Earlier today, Intel released new details on their...

29 by Jarred Walton on 5/24/2010

ASUS U30Jc: Refining Thin and Light Performance

Over the past year or so, we've been watching the evolution of ASUS' U-series (and UL-series) of ultraportable laptops. The first generation ULxxVt models were highly promising, coupling switchable...

57 by Jarred Walton on 5/18/2010

ASUS G73Jh: Today's Top Gaming Laptop

ASUS has made it a goal to increase their retail presence in the mobile market. With their successful Eee PC and UL series, they cover the netbook and entry-level...

72 by Jarred Walton on 4/17/2010

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