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Intel Optane is the El Camino of System Memory

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What is Optane Memory? If you're not sure how to wrap your head around the new M.2 chip from Intel-Micron, think of it as the El Camino of computer memory. Not quite RAM, not quite flash. If anything it's both at once. Functionally, Optane resembles what phase change memory (PCM) sets out to achieve.

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Top CPUs 2016 | Best Processors for Business Systems

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The numbers are in from Newegg—here's a list of the 20 top CPUs for businesses that built PCs and workstations in 2016. Like I did in 2015, this list will compare CPUs by ranking them by total units sold, as well as revenues. This gives a fair idea where NeweggBusiness customers saw best value for CPUs this year.

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CPU Benchmarks: GIMPS has the Prime Source

System builders look at CPU benchmarks to verify vendor specifications printed on the box (or online product page) in real-world contexts before buying hardware. I thought it would be interesting to benchmark the benchmark sites.

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