Adata Intros M.2-Type SX8000 Solid-State Drive

Adata keeps on developing its hardware potential. This time the company introduces a lineup of M.2 2280 solid-state drives, targeting gamers & enthusiasts. The XPG SX8000 is based on 3D MLC NAND chips, combined with SMI 2260 controller. The drive employs PCI Express 3.0 x4 external interface and shows a total compatibility with NVMe 1.2 standard.



Adata XPG SX8000 will be available in four capacities: 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB & 1 TB. Nonetheless, the company has unveiled performance showings only for the first three models. Thus, the junior model offers 1000/300 MB/sec speed on sequential Read/Write operations (ATTO compression); 1000/300 MB/sec speed on sequential Read/Write operations (CrystalDiskMark uncompressed); 900/280 MB/sec speed on sequential Read/Write operations (AS SSD uncompressed). At the same time, the drive’s random showings make up 45000/75000 IOPS (Read/Write).


To continue, the XPG SX8000 256 GB item features the following efficiency specifications: …

Asus Announces ROG Poseidon GTX 780 Adapter with DirectCU H2O

Asus has officially introduced a new add-on to the GTX 780 graphics cards series – the ROG Poseidon GTX 780 (codename: Poseidon-GTX780-P-3GD5). The new-comer is initially differentiated by the incorporation of a hybrid DirectCU H2O cooling system, as well as of prime-quality components. The heart of the model is Nvidia GK110 GPU with 2304 CUDA cores. It operates at 1006 MHz. the GPU is accompanied by 3 GB of GDDR5 memory (384-bit bus), running at 1502 MHz (6008 MHz – efficient).



Asus ROG Poseidon GTX 780 employs a qualitative printed circuit board that boasts 10-phase Digi+ VRM digital power subsystem. Reliability of operation is ascribed to Black metallic solid-state capacitors, ferrite chokes with Super Alloy Power support, and classy transistors. They take care of the card’s lifespan, which, according to some reports, is five times longer than rival models feature.


To continue, hybrid DirectCU H2O combines a traditional air cooler along with liquid cooling. The …

ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero Motherboard Overview

The Asus manufacturer releases ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero – a stunning motherboard for perfect gaming experience. Now, let’s introduce main peculiarities and productivity rates of the product.


Key features


Connector type Socket AM4

Chipset (north bridge) AMD X370

Form factor ATX

Memory support 4 x DDR4 DIMM; 2 channels

Max RAM capacity 64 GB (2133/2400/2666 MHz)

Slots 1 x PCI-E 2.x x16; 2 x PCI-E 3.0 x16; 3 x PCI-E 3.0 x1

CPU support AMD Ryzen/7th gen A-series/Athlon

RAID controller 0, 1, 10

Inbuilt video — Inbuilt audio 8-channel HDA SupremeFX S1220 codec; Sonic Studio III; Sonic Radar III

Power supply connector 1 x 24-pin EATX; 1 x 8-pin EATX 12V; 1 x 4-pin EATX 12V

SATA II — SATA III 8

M.2 (NGFF) connectors 1

External ports 1 USB 3.1 Type-A; 1 USB 3.1 Type-C; 8 USB 3.0; 4 USB 2.0; 1 LAN (RJ-45); 1 optical S/PDIF output; 5 audio jacks

Warranty 36 months


Exploring basic characteristics of ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero, …
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