Kingston KC1000 SSDs Are Equipped With the PCIe 3.0 x4 Interface and Support the NVMe Protocol

The Kingston Company has announced the release of KC1000 solid-state drives, which are equipped with the PCIe 3.0 x4 interface and support the latest NVMe protocol. These products feature the MLC NAND flash memory and the Phison PS5007-E7 controller.



The KC1000 sequential read speed achieves 2,700 MB/sec; and the ultimate sequential write velocity is 900 MB/sec with the smallest capacity model and 1,600 MB/sec with other samples. The novelty supplies up to 290,000 IOPS. During the period of service Kingston solid-state disks, being available in 240, 480 and 960 GB, endure 300, 550 and 1000 TB of data respectively. In addition, we should remark, the SSD provides enhanced endurance and power saving.


Delivering of this M.2 2280 type device starts in the middle of June. The cost is unveiled yet, however, it is reported, that specialties are protected by a five-year warranty and intend Kingston support.

Overview of the ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti OC Video Card

The new flagship GeForce GTX 1080 Ti pleased its users with the excellent performance results. But along with the performance of the new flagship, its heat emission increased as well. The reference versions are equipped with a turbine-type cooler, which decently deals with the nominal mode only. If one wants to get more from the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, non-reference versions with powerful cooling are needed.


So, let’s consider suchlike card in this review: ROG STRIX GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB OC offers improved PCB design and cooling with three fans which is more efficient and powerful than all the previous versions from ASUS. Such will definitely be cooler, quieter and of course more powerful than the Founders Edition.


Equipment and Outlook

ASUS is supplied in a large box with the traditional for the Strix series design. The delivery kit is minimal. In addition to the mandatory disk with software, Velcro ties for fixing cables inside the case are worth noting.


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PSU Gigabyte GreenMax Plus 550W Review

Gigabyte, being one of the major players in the motherboards and graphics markets, quite rarely replenishes its production line with PC chassis and power supply units. Rarely, but right on target! Its GreenMax Plus PSU series is an evidence of the company’s versatile maturity. The series includes three models of 450W, 550W and 650W power. Let’s see what Gigabyte has to offer to all ‘high-fed’ by multiple products customers by the example of GreenMax Plus 550W (codename: GZ-EMS55A-C1) model.



General Features


The GreenMax Plus 550W is delivered in a handheld cardbox with a convenient holder. The unit itself is housed in a typical case with a black semi-gloss coating and a large ventilation grid. All basic specifications are marked on its side facet. The manufacturers claim the power of 504W (42A) for the +12VDC bus. Thereat, the correlation of power on the bus with the total power reaches the index of 0.916, which is considered to be an average benchmark for such type …
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