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.

ASUS MeMO Pad HD7 Review: $149 Nexus 7.1 Successor & Our First Look at MediaTek's MT8125

The tablet market is presently caught in a race to the bottom, at least in terms of pricing. The shift from the initial crop of 10-inch tablets to 7/8-inch...

75 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/29/2013

ASUS PQ321Q UltraHD Monitor Review: Living with a 31.5-inch 4K Desktop Display

Many consider me to be a 4K hater. The past few trade shows I’ve attended have been pushing it on consumers to replace their TVs, but I see less...

165 by Chris Heinonen on 7/23/2013

ASUS PQ321Q First Look

Beyond monitor reviews for AnandTech, I do reviews of TVs and Projectors for a number of sites. Ever since Sony launched their VPL-HW1000 4K projector at CEDIA in 2011...

28 by Chris Heinonen on 7/13/2013

The Joys of 802.11ac WiFi

We’ve had quite a few major wireless networking standards over the years, and while some have certainly been better than others, I have remained a strong adherent of wired...

135 by Jarred Walton on 7/8/2013

Intel Z87 Motherboard Review with Haswell: Gigabyte, MSI, ASRock and ASUS

Talk about Haswell and Z87 has circulated the internet for many quarters – today we reap the benefits of the wait and get our chance to review both the...

56 by Ian Cutress on 6/27/2013

Building a mini-ITX Haswell System with ASUS [video]

For our final installment, JJ put together a bunch of components for a mini-ITX Haswell build and took us through his build process. The motherboard itself is a Z87-I...

78 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/18/2013

Overclocking Haswell on ASUS' 8-Series Motherboards [video]

After giving us a tour of ASUS' 8-series Haswell motherboards and its updated UEFI interface, JJ took us through overclocking a Core i7-4770K using ASUS' new software and UEFI...

37 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/12/2013

ASUS 8-Series Haswell Motherboard Video Series

For the past week we've been publishing a series of videos recorded with ASUS about its new lineup of 8-series Haswell motherboards. With two more videos to come, I...

3 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/11/2013

Computex 2013: ASUS Takes on Lenovo with Pro Line of Business Notebooks

ASUS has Lenovo square in its sights with its ASUS Pro brand of business notebooks. Based on Ivy Bridge silicon (longer upgrade cycles in business, Haswell will come later)...

18 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/10/2013

Computex 2013: ASUS PQ321 3840 x 2160 Display, $3799

ASUS announced its 31.5-inch "4K" display prior to Computex, but it was at the show that I got a chance to lay eyes on the highly anticipated display. The...

36 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/9/2013

Computex 2013: ASUS PA279Q, 2560x1440 and Factory Color Calibrated

Although its two 4K displays drew the most attention at Computex this year, ASUS was very proud of its upcoming PA279Q display. The 27-inch IPS display features a 2560...

16 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/9/2013

ASUS 8-Series Haswell Motherboards: New UEFI Tour [video]

Earlier this week we watched JJ give us a thorough overview of ASUS' new 8-series motherboard lineup. In today's video, JJ takes us through ASUS' new 8-series UEFI setup...

22 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/6/2013

ASUS Zenbook Infinity: Hands On with the Most Beautiful Notebook at Computex

I think I just saw the most beautiful notebook at Computex this year. Although it went unannounced in ASUS' Computex 2013 press conference, the Zenbook Infinity garnered a lot...

105 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/6/2013

ASUS' Haswell 8-Series Motherboard Lineup

Like clockwork, JJ from ASUS showed up at the studio last month with a ton of 8-series Haswell motherboards in tow. JJ gave us a tour of what's new...

67 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/4/2013

ASUS ROG Press Conference: Combined Air/Water GPU Cooling

The next big announcement from the ASUS ROG Press Conference is the Poseidon – the air and water cooling combination on a graphics card. This opens up a range of...

8 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2013

ASUS ROG Press Conference: ROG Maximus VI Formula and Impact

ASUS ROG Press Conference: Motherboards For at least every Computex I have attended, ASUS have put on a show – the ROG press conference. This is ASUS’ opportunity to...

27 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2013

ASUS ROG Press Conference: Sonic Radar Gaming Software

With a brand focused at gamers (and overclocking), software is all important. Over previous generations ASUS have included better audio software packages, integrated SSD caching, network-stack bypassing NICs...

12 by Ian Cutress on 6/3/2013

The ASUS Transformer Book Trio: Atom + Haswell, Android + Windows 8

Now on to notebooks, ASUS just announced the Transformer Book Trio - what it is calling the world's first three-in-one notebook, tablet and desktop PC. In a move that's...

29 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/3/2013

ASUS' $149 MemoPad HD 7: Quad-Core Cortex A7, 1280x800 IPS Display

It just keeps coming. ASUS also announced a $149 16GB MemoPad HD 7 featuring a quad-core Cortex A7 SoC and a 1280 x 800 IPS display. The HD 7...

21 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/3/2013

ASUS Announces 6-inch FonePad Note

The FonePad Note is a 6-inch tablet complete with a 1080p Super IPS+ display, Atom Z2560 SoC (Clover Trail+), 2GB of RAM and a 3G modem with support for...

10 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/3/2013

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