Copy and Paste News September 17, 2014

Plextor SSD Gaming Babe

I really don’t feel like writing any copy today, so I’ll let the descriptions that people send me about their news that I never use do the talking for me.  Below are quotes from some of the reviews you’ll be perusing today… assuming anyone actually reads this.

How do you like the featured image for the news?  I didn’t do that… it was sent as a legitimate poster for a review at eTeknix.  Seriously.

ASUS X99 Deluxe promises to be a premium performance motherboard at a premium price. On paper it has the DNA to power any dream machine if your budget is big enough. With this new motherboard and chipset we get a new Intel Core i7 CPU as well, the venerable 6 and 8 core Haswell-E parts on an LGA 2011-v3 socket.

While it’s been obvious AMDs big focus has been on their APUs for the last few years. Even so in the background they have still been making a few waves with the FX line of CPUs, the main one being the launch of the 5GHz CPU a little over a year ago. Just when we thought they may have forgotten about the enthusiasts they are actually introducing a few new CPUs to the FX lineup and making changes to the overall pricing structure to better place their CPUs to compete with Intel’s introductions over the summer. Today I’m going to mainly be focusing on the newly introduced FX-8370 and the lower wattage FX-9370E, but AMD did send along the FX-9370 and the FX-9590 so we can see how the new CPUs perform in relation to their bigger brothers.

Our look over Plextor’s M6- SSD product line has seen us look at their M6e PCIe based M.2 drive, where the limitations of the SATA interface are no match for top end performance and more recently the M6M, a mSATA drive that packs the same components but in a tiny frame, with speeds that set it apart from many other drives in its class. Today we’re looking at the final piece of the SSD puzzle with a drive that looks much more standard if it were, with a 2.5″ chassis and the same ingredient list that we saw with the M6M and M6e.

Available in capacities ranging from 128GB up to 512GB, the M6S offers IOPs speeds of up to 94K read, 80K write with sequential speeds of 520MB/s read and 440MB/s write. Sat at the heart of the drive is a dual-core Marvell 88SS9188 controller giving the drive around 30-50% drop in power consumption compared to the last generation M5S.

Alan is a web architect, stand-up comedian, and your friendly neighborhood Grammar Nazi. You can stalk him on the Interwebs via Google+, Facebook and follow his ass on Twitter @ocmodshop.

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