Leo Waldock

Leo Waldock


Leo Waldock has been writing about PC technology for some 20 years.

If he had a family motto it would be "You know, Windows really isn't as bad as you might think".

He has yet to own a Mac and believes that a Micro Four Thirds Panasonic is a decent camera, which just goes to show we never stop learning.

The generation names may be increasingly questionable, but Intel is about to shift gears with the introduction of its new Coffee Lake processors, offering increased numbers of cores while retaining competitive pricing.

The USB 3.0 Promoter Group, which consists of 980 member companies including AMD, Apple, HP, Intel and Microsoft, has announced an update called USB 3.2 that doubles the speed of USB 3.1.

AMD Radeon RXVega launches

Published in Technology & Computing

AMD launched its Radeon RXVega graphics cards today after months of drip-feeding information about it that in the end answered the two big unknowns about the introduction of any new graphics card; how it will perform and how much it will cost. 

Billed as the world’s first GPU to break the terabyte memory barrier, from price to performance AMD's Radeon Pro SSG is a beast in all senses of the word.

With 12 cores coming in August and 14-18 cores in September, we finally know the details of Intel’s response to the AMD Threadripper threat. Leo Waldock reports.

On 10th August AMD will launch two models of its mighty new Ryzen Threadripper CPU. These are the 1950X with 16 cores at $999 and the 1920X with 12 cores at $799. And they really are going to change how you work with video.

96-layer 3D NAND flash using a technology called BiCS4 means that we could probably see 1.5TB NAND-powered SSDs in about a year.

JMR unveils three new SiloStor PCI Express SSD cards

Published in Production

JMR, based in Chatsworth, California has announced three new SiloStor PCI Express SSD cards billed as ideal for computer-intensive workflows, ie anything to do with video.

HP’s new external Omen Accelerator graphics dock might come from a gaming heritage but should provide a powerful boost to anyone in need of a GPU. And that includes editors.

If IBM’s new fabrication process are anything to go by, it looks like the next stages of chip development will be aiming at battery performance in mobile devices rather than out and out grunt.

Intel is going to open up access to the Intellectual Property behind Thunderbolt 3 so that the IT industry will be able to manufacture Thunderbolt 3 hardware. And that’s a good thing…sort of…

With Ryzen already making serious inroads into Intel’s market, AMD has just upped the stakes massively with the revelation of its new forthcoming 16-core Threadripper. Game on!

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