Solid-State Drive OCZ Agility 4 Review

Up-to-date SSD manufacturers are inclined to employ MLC flash-memory with synchronous interface in their product lines. The implementation of exactly such memory interface allows balancing the advanced performance with moderate price. This is especially vital for SSDs with SATA 3 6Gb/sec interface. Nevertheless, some producers take the challenge to implement flash-memory with asynchronous interface in their drives. As a result, the final products go at more attractive price but with more modest speed characteristics. OCZ dared to overcome this speed drawback by releasing SSD Agility 4 series. The models included in the series are based on asynchronous flash-memory interface and, according to the company's words, prove to show quite decent speed index.



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Despite the prevalence of SandForce controllers implemented in SSDs, OCZ decided to use quite different platform for its new series. Agility 4 employs Indilinx Everest 2 controllers which, in some way, …

Asus Showcases PB328Q Professional Monitor

Asus has replenished its inventory with a new PC monitor, entitled PB328Q. The greenhorn positions itself as a solution for professional graphics designers and for those who value accuracy of color rendering. The model is distinguished by 32-inch IPS panel with WQHD resolution (2560x1440) and the widest viewing angles (178 degrees in H/V aspects), fast response time – 6 ms GtG, and 100% coverage in sRGB environment.



The key peculiarity implemented within Asus PB328Q is the availability of 6-axial system of color adjustment (yellow, magenta, red, blue, green, and cyan). The display offers additional 77% screen surface to place several windows in different applications. The integrated panel ensures 300 cd/m2 maximal brightness index, 100M:1 dynamic contrast, and more than 1 million of displayed colors.


To continue, the new-comer comes equipped with inbuilt speakers of 3 W each. Connection facilities are backed by four video ports (DisplayPort, D-Sub, HDMI, DVI-D) and four …

Antec Replenishes High Current Gamer M Series with Two New PSUs

Antec decided to expand its renowned High Current Gamer M series of power supply units with two new models. Codenamed HCG-750M and HCG-850M, the units are characterized by modular cable connectivity and rather high level of efficiency (up to 81% in 230V networks). Not for nothing this couple is honored by 80Plus Bronze certificate that vindicates their prime-quality. It must be noted that existent internal framework is totally the work of Seasonic, Antec’s contractor.



Both new-comers are equipped with four PCI Express Power (6+2)-pin cables and support 10/12/14/16-contact power sockets. The layout consists of two virtual +12V rails, Active PFC mechanism, and high-class Japanese capacitors. HCG-750M allows for the maximal loading on +12V rail of 62A at 744W, whereas HCG-850M allows a bit higher loading of 70A at 840W.


With the purpose to prolong the units’ lifetime, Antec furnished the models with all up-dated security functions, featuring: UVP (low voltage protection), …
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