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Hyper-Threading on a Budget with Kaby Lake Pentium
Kaby Lake Pentium processors have hyper-threading capabilities—or HT enablement—which is exciting news for budget-level system builders. Specific vector process extensions (AVX) features have meaningful implications ...Read more
Top CPUs 2016 | Best Processors for Business Systems
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.Read more
High SSD Prices? Blame Chinese Handsets and Enterprise Datacenters
The nonvolatile memory market is getting, well, volatile. Hardware publications reporting that NAND shortages will mean high SSD prices for consumer drives confirmed what Newegg product managers suspected for months—2017 looks like slim pickins’ for components sellers.Read more
Is Liquid Silicon the Next Generation of Computer Hardware?
The idea of “liquid silicon” conjures images from a Terminator film. Fittingly, it is a nascent ’80s computing concept brought to life with modern fabrication techniques, with ...Read more
Top PC Builds of 2016: Overclocked University Workstation
University professors assembled some formidable custom PC builds in 2016 judging by NeweggBusiness data for higher education customers. This group consists primarily of science, mathematics, ...Read more
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.Read more
What’s the Deal with Computer RAM Prices?
The cost of desktop computer RAM (DRAM) has been on the rise since June, jumping up 20-30% over the summer on many SKUs, and affecting ...Read more
10 Best Selling CPUs of 2016—First Half
Intel Core i7-6700K dominated CPU sales for Newegg B2B customers in the first half of 2016. It outsold the next most popular desktop processor, a ...Read more
What’s the Difference? Hardware RAID vs Software RAID
Comparing hardware RAID vs software RAID setups deals with how the storage drives in a RAID array connect to the motherboard in a server or ...Read more
Best Selling SSDs of 2015
As an upgrade for an aging laptop or for maximizing performance in a new system build, solid state drives were more popular than ever this ...Read more
Best Selling Video Cards of 2015
For pushing polygon counts and crunching numbers for simulations, you want to have a capable GPU. So what have business buyers chosen for those tasks? We ...Read more
Best Selling CPUs of 2015
Now that 2015 is nearly in the books and only a few more PTO days remain, we’re taking a look at this year’s best selling ...Read more
SSDs: What Comes After SATA III?
It seems that solid state drives are getting too fast, at least for the SATA III standard. As SSDs continue to increase in speed, the ...Read more
22 Game Changing Video Cards, 1981-2015
Video cards have come a long way in a relatively short period, with the first units in the early ‘80s only capable of displaying eight ...Read more
Are M.2 NVMe Drives Ready for the Limelight?
Solid state drives are nearing the maximum data transference speed potential offered by the Serial ATA III interface, which tops out around 550 MB/s. Manufacturers ...Read more