Kingston and Adata Come up with M.2 SSDs

Within the framework of Computex 2014 both Kingston and Adata are going to introduce their fresh SSD series of M.2 form-factor. In keeping with the manufacturers’ words, the products – SM2280S2 and SR1020NP — are differentiated by some spectacular performance. At present the companies provide only basic info about the drives, leaving their fans in suspense.

Kingston SM2280S3 is based on Phison PS3108 that supports SATA 6 Gb/sec interface only. It ensures 540 MB/sec and 514 MB/sec speed on sequential Read/Write operations. For sure, it’s not the performance innovative M.2 drives should demonstrate (about 10 Gb/sec), although the model considerably surpasses traditional HDDs in this respect.

This SSD series is represented by three models of 120 GB, 240 GB and 480 GB capacity. All of them employ DDR3 cache-memory with the minimal 256 MB capacity. Besides, the difference in efficiency between other M.2 offers Kingston promises to compensate by a more affordable price.

Xigmatek Manifests Specifications of Apache III

Xigmatek, a Taiwanese manufacturer of PC cooling solutions, has just promulgated the specifications of its new cooler series entitled Apache III. The series consists of two models only, which differentiate themselves by the casing's material and color. Model CD901 is housed in a silver aluminum casing, while model CD903 – in a black anodized aluminum casing. Both models have been developed specifically for CPU cooling purposes; they are able to support various platforms offered by Intel and AMD: LGA 775, 1155, 1156 (Intel), Socket AM2 and later (AMD).

Both models in Apache III series are equipped with a voluminous aluminum heatsink and 92 mm fan with half-transparent orange ribs. The fan is based on Long Life bearing and features PWM facility that allows for the adjustment of fan rotational speed. The speed span variates between 1200-2500 rpm, depending on the CPU temperature and loading. The noise level does not outreach the measures of twenty dB.

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Asus Surfaces New Gaming Monitor VG245HE

Asus keeps on satisfying the needs of inveterate gamers. This time the company has introduced a 24-inch monitor, entitled VG245HE. The model is developed on TN panel, featuring Full HD resolution (1920x1080) & 16:9 aspect ratio. The panel ensures the fast response time – 1 ms only, the maximal brightness of 250 cd/m2 and the highest dynamic contrast index – 100M:1.

Of course, there are a lot more privileges of the new-comer. Asus VG245HE boasts the widest viewing angles (170/160 H/V degrees), replenished by 75 Hz refresh rate. The model is able to display 16.7 million of colors & produce the purest sounding thanks to the implementation of two 2-watt speakers.

The I/O panel houses two HDMI ports, one D-Sub port as well as a pair of audio ports. The integrated stand provides for tilt, swivel and pivot adjustments; besides, it’s possible to detach the stand and mount the screen with the help of 100x100 VESA bracket. It is estimated that the monitor consumes 40 W of …
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