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.

Whilst SSD prices may not be coming down, the capacity of the drives is most certainly moving ever upwards. Nimbus Data has announced a goliath new 100TB drive.

SSDs are now exceeding traditional HDDs in capacity. None more so than with Samsung's latest announcement of its huge 32TB drive. But will we see the prices of SSDs drop any time soon as a result? 

Meltdown & Spectre: Modern CPUs leak data

Published in Technology & Computing

Nearly a week on from the news of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in many of the world’s CPUs, what have we learned? And what will be the performance hit as a result?

State of play 2018: Motherboards

Published in Technology & Computing

We have seen an upheaval in the world of CPUs throughout 2017, which has huge implications for other hardware and in particular the motherboard.

2018 state of play: Storage and RAM

Published in Technology & Computing

While 2017 took great strides with technology, we haven't seen a breakthrough in the cost of memory. Leo Waldock takes a look at the state of play as we enter 2018.

2017 saw huge progressions in CPU design

Published in Technology & Computing

2017 has been a siesmic year for CPU developments. Leo Waldock takes a look back and summarises the state of play 

What is the state of the art in PC graphics?

Published in Technology & Computing

If you look at the world of PC graphics from the perspective of the consumer, we are forced to conclude that last year was a bit of a let-down. Let’s be clear, the current crop of graphics cards are the best we have ever seen, and in particular the GeForce GTX 1080 is a peach of a GPU. However, that is only part of the story. [Opinion]

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.

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