PSU Seasonic S12II-520 Bronze Review

Seasonic Electronics has already indulged the community with its PSU solutions of M12II and S12II series. Currently, all the models included to those lineups are marked by 80 Plus Bronze certificate that testify their belonging to the high-end echelon. This year the company has completed the modernization of S12II series to add some advanced characteristics to its products. PSU S12II-520 Bronze is delivered with the nominal power of 520 W and is primarily designated to be employed in gaming PCs with a single high-performance graphics adapter.

Design Peculiarities and Cable Set

Power supply unit Seasonic S12II-520 Bronze goes in ATX 12V form-factor and boasts 80 Plus Bronze standards. The nominal delivery kit is not differentiated by any peculiar components, since the manufacturer included only a detailed user manual, four screws, network power cable, power adapter from PATA to a couple of sockets for FDD connection.

PSU casing is developed in black coloring with the …

KFA2 Launches Two Graphic Cards Simultaneously

KFA2 has announced the release of two new graphic cards which boast the indisputable performance and efficiency. Codenamed Geforce GTX 660 Ti EX OC 2GB and Geforce GTX 660 Ti EX OC 3GB, this couple supports all technologies ascribed to GTX 600 graphic adapters, including PhysX, 3D Vision, GPU Boost, Adaptive Vsync. In addition, they enable the creation of various configurations with three monitors for game-based purposes (and an additional fourth monitor for non-gaming purposes).

Both models are equipped with DisplayPort, DVI, VGA, and HDMI interfaces to provide for the multi-functional facilities. KFA2 Geforce GTX 660 Ti EX OC 2GB model accommodates an advanced cooler with two fans and four nickel-plated heatpipes based on aluminum platform. It has got 1344 CUDA cores and employs GDDR5 memory interface; the overall memory volume capacity equals to 2 GB, while its speed approximates 6 Gb/sec.

Geforce GTX 660 Ti EX OC 3GB model employs LED lighting that adds some …

Plextor Debuts with M.2 6G Solid-State Drive

Plextor, an award-winning Japanese SSD designer, launches its another M.2 solution, codenamed 6G. This drive features 42 mm length only, fulfilling space requirements of small-sized but high-performance cases. The new-comer is available in two capacity variations: 64 GB (PX-64M6G-2242) and 128 GB (PX-128M6G-2242). Their retail price makes up $50 and $90 respectively.

Both Plextor M.2 6G solid-state drives come with PCI Express 2.0 interface. They are based on Marvell 88SS9188 controller and 19 nm MLC NAND flash-memory with Toggle interface (by Toshiba). The models support TRIM and NCQ technologies as well as DEVSLP power-efficient mode that reduces power consumption to 0.2 mW.

As far as speed characteristics are concerned, M.2 6G accelerate up to 520 Mb/sec on sequential Read operations; sequential Write index depends on the model: 160 Mb/sec for 64 GB model and 210 Mb/sec for 128 GB one. At the same time, random Read/Write operational index (4K blocks) makes up …
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