Samsung is trying to make its SmartSSD even smarter. The company recently unveiled the second generation of its computational SSDs. Samsung says the new SmartSSD will process data faster and reduce latency between the SSD and the CPU. This should help cut down on concerns about the CPU bottlenecking the speed at which the SmartSSD performs.
New Samsung SmartSSD can process your data 50% faster, Samsung claims
Samsung says that its new SmartSSD can process data 50% faster than the previous generation. It also uses 70 percent less power and reduces CPU utilization by 97 percent compared to standard SSD devices. That means the new SmartSSD should allow you to make use of your frequently accessed data without any bottlenecking.
This isn’t Samsung’s first foray into computational storage, either. As noted above, this is the company’s second generation SmartSSD. The first offering wasn’t bad, offering some improvements over traditional storage options. However, with the new features and technology that Samsung’s SmartSSD now offers, you can expect it to push the bar a bit more. Samsung also has a long history with SSDs.
Image source: Samsung One of the ways that Samsung’s new SmartSSD improved upon traditional is by removing the need to process information access on the CPU. It does this thanks to a system built into the SSD itself. AMD Xilinx Versal FPGA powers the SSD.
Essentially, AMD Xilinx Versal FPGA allows Samsung’s SmartSSD to skip sending data to other components to process. It’s a good move, and one that’s proving to be useful, especially in systems where data movement is important.
For the moment, Samsung’s SmartSSD is more geared towards the AI/ML inferencing market. That means users who rely on analytics and transcoding will be able to rely on the faster speed of the SmartSSD to be able to process their data quicker. For now, the new system is being pushed for commercial use. It’s unclear exactly when they might become more individualized.
For now, though, Samsung is showing some noticeable gains in a market where users might not see much of a problem. However, with data processing becoming more important for different companies, it’s important to streamline the process as much as possible.
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A new research report is out, revealing price information for used Galaxy S22 series models as well as the iPhone 13 and Pixel 6. Unsurprisingly, the iPhone 13 is the best at retaining resell value, in line with previous generations. Despite being the newest of the three, the Galaxy S22 is the worst at maintaining resale value.
That’s either good or bad news for the Samsung handset, depending on your perspective.
Don't Miss: Tuesday’s best deals: $19 headphones, $145 Chromebook, unlocked iPhone 12 deals, more The market research comes from SellCell. That’s the same company that discovered iPhone 13 prices were hardly dropping two months after launch.
The good news is that you can buy a brand new iPhone knowing that it’ll retain resale value in the months following the launch. You can recoup some of your investment via trade-ins or by selling the used handset yourself. That way, you can upgrade to something else without losing too much cash in the process.
As detailed in the report, the Galaxy S22 won’t let you pull the same trick as efficiently. But if you’re in the market for used handsets, then the Galaxy S22 is already available at prices that are in line with mid-range phones. That’s a lot of bang for your buck.
How much is a used Galaxy S22 worth?
The conclusions in this Galaxy S22 resale value report indicate that it’s a bad idea to buy a brand new Galaxy S phone when it comes out. Especially the Galaxy S22. Instead, you might be better off waiting several months to get your hands on better deals or used models that can be significantly cheaper.
The SellCell research shows that the Galaxy S22 depreciated almost three times more than the iPhone 13. The Galaxy S22 range lost an average of 47% of its value in the resale market. The Pixel 6 lost 42% while the iPhone 13 only lost 16% of its value.
A graph showing shows the resale value of used Galaxy S22, Pixel 6, and iPhone 13 models in “Good” condition. Image source: SellCell You can currently buy a used Galaxy S22 for about half of its original price. The Galaxy S22 started at $799, so you can score the flagship for about $400.
Moreover, the 128GB Galaxy S22 Plus lost nearly 60% of its value in two months. That makes it an even better deal if you want a used model. But this definitely isn’t good news for people who bought the phone at launch.
The SellCell study has looked at resale value for “Like New” and “Good” conditions for used models.
The iPhone 13 has the best resell value
The Galaxy S22’s performance mess might have contributed to the steep drop in value. But that’s speculation. Interestingly, the Pixel 6 had its own fair share of issues. Yet used models still hold more value than Galaxy S22 phones.
Google’s worst performer is the 256GB Pixel 6 Pro, which lost 48% of its value (Good condition).
On the iPhone 13 front, the handset has started recouping resale value two months after the launch. But not all iPhone 13 models are equal.
The 128GB iPhone 13 Pro Max is the best performer of the bunch, depreciating by 4.7% (Good condition). But the 128GB iPhone 13 mini lost 31.2% of its value on the resale market (Good condition).
Devices that are “Like New” will hold resale value slightly better.
Resale value for used Galaxy S22, Pixel 6, and iPhone 13 models in “Good” condition. Image source: SellCell SellCell has plenty of resale value data for all the Galaxy S22, Pixel 6, and iPhone 13 models, splitting its research into the two categories mentioned above. If you’re looking to buy a used device, these figures might help you determine when to purchase your next handset.
For example, buyers looking for a used flagship will know how long they have to wait before they can get it for the price of a new mid-range device.
Also, people who jump from phone to phone every year can develop a purchasing strategy that lets them spend money more efficiently. For example, you might have purchased the iPhone 13 in the first month after launch, then waited until summer for a Galaxy S22 bargain after trading in the iPhone.
The complete SellCell report is available at this link.
More iPhone coverage: For more iPhone news, visit our iPhone 14 guide.
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[Video] Serenity in the City That Never Sleeps: Samsung Smart LED Signage Brings Nature to Times SquareBy STF News
Imagine a moment of complete calm in the heart of the city that never sleeps. On July 27, tourists and urbanites alike were treated to such a scene when Samsung Electronics, in partnership with Seoul-based design company d’strict, unveiled its Waterfall-NYC (2021) art installation in New York City’s Times Square.
Pairing Samsung’s world-leading display technology with d’strict’s innovative space-based user experiences, Waterfall-NYC (2021) transports onlookers to a digital ocean with hyper-realistic waves and cascading waterfalls over 100 meters tall.
Made possible thanks to Samsung Smart LED Signage, the installation at One Times Square is comprised of four vertical screens that measure more than 1,081 square meters (11,639 square feet) when combined.
The cascading water takes full advantage of the signage’s vertical structure, delivering an immersive and compelling visual experience. Images are displayed at the industry’s highest peak brightness, 9,000 nits, ensuring that the artwork remains vivid even in direct sunlight.
Check out the video and photos below to see the installation for yourself.
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