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.



Chief Peculiarities


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, …

A Low-profile SilverStone NT08-115XP Cooling System

Nowadays compact systems are becoming more widespread, thus increasing the popularity of low-profile cooling systems. Specifically for such systems, the SilverStone Company has designed a low-profile air cooling system under the NT08-115XP codename.



NT08-115XP is announced to be an alternative to a standard cooler out of the CPU supply kit. The manufacturer states, that this cooling system is able to disseminate up to 65 W of heat, so it’s not effective enough to chill down powerfull CPUs.


The dimensions of the SilverStone NT08-115XP cooling system are the following: 101 x 101 x 33 mm. It possesses an aluminum heatsink with a copper center hub. The rotary speed of the 80 mm fan (10 mm thick) is in the range of 1200–3400 rpm, producing an air flow of 5.64–15.98 CFM (9.58–27.15 m3/hr) and a noise level of 16.5–28.98 dBA.


This specialty is compatible with Intel LGA 115x sockets only.


The price has not been voiced yet.

TUL Takes Up Producing Brand PowerColor Graphics Adapter

TUL Corporation has announced the release of its brand high-performance graphics adapter, codenamed PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 Boost State Edition. The major peculiarity of the new product is the integration of GDDR5 memory type with 384 bit interface and support of multiple advanced technologies.



The model is based on black circuit board with the integrated Tahiti PRO chip, developed under 28 mm technological process. This chip accommodates 1792 current processors designed on Graphics Core Next architecture. This graphics adapter is compatible with PCI Express 3.0 x16 bus and DirectX 11.1 facility. The overall volume capacity of GDDR5 memory equals to 3072 MB. Heat management process is realized due to the two-slot cooling system of active type. The rear panel of the adapter is alloted for HDMI and DVI slots, as well as, for a couple of mini-DisplayPort ports.


The nominal frequency of graphics core equals to 850 MHz; nevertheless, the implementation of AMD PowerTune …
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