Computers Archive

An Explanation of CUDA Cores vs Stream Processors

When you’re trying to choose a graphics card, it’s natural to want an apples-to-apples comparison of the technical specifications between two cards. For example, if one GPU has 4GB of DDR4 RAM, and another card has 8GB DDR4 RAM, it’s easy to use that information. If you don’t understand all the technical details involved, you’ll still definitively know some things about the performance of each …

Review of the Samsung 970 PRO and EVO M.2 NVMe SSDs

With each new generation of motherboards, one thing has become clear: The M.2 form factor is here to stay. And for people who are looking to achieve drive speeds that you can’t get with the comparably slow SATA connections, that’s excellent news. Most ordinary consumers aren’t yet in need of the kind of speeds you can get through NVMe drives. But if you’re someone involved …

Guide to the Best AMD Ryzen Gen 2 X470 Motherboards for 2018

In anticipation of the next generation of Ryzen CPUs, nearly every major motherboard manufacturer has gone to great lengths to be prepared at release with a new line of X470 boards. The good news is that if you know what you’re looking for, then this new generation of X470 motherboards will provide you with a wide selection of quality choices to consider. But depending on …

Guide to the Best Fingerprint Readers (Scanners) for Windows

Fingerprint readers have been on the market many years now, and during that time there has been an immense growth in terms of what they can do. If you’re looking for scanner to make it a little easier to login to your computer, you can find casual-use fingerprint readers. And if you’re trying to prevent unauthorized network access over business interests, you can find scanners …

Review of the Western Digital Black 3D NVMe PCIe Gen3 SSD

When you’ve got a powerful computer, it’s all-but-guaranteed that your slowest component will be your hard drive. And depending on the task in question, your computer may be only as fast as its slowest component. The leap from HHD to SSD is monumental. It’s the difference between your computer booting-up in 15 seconds or 90 seconds. But SSDs are ultimately as slow as the SATA …