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, …

New High-Performance Desktop PC Power Mega III from CyberPower PC

CyberPower PC, and American-based supplier of miscellaneous PC solutions, is delighted to present its fresh elaboration – high-performance desktop PC, codenamed Power Mega III. This PC might operate as a high-end computing system or a home multimedia center. According to the company’s designers, their creation is able to easily cope with video content production and editing, CAD/CAE applications processing, and 3D-video playback.

Power Mega III comes in several variations to meet the demands of diverse customer groups. Thereby, the system might come housed either in NZXT H630 or Thermaltake Urban S21 chassis, with Intel Haswell or Intel Xeon processors, and with Nvidia Quadro K or AMD FirePro professional graphics cards.

It should be noted that high-end desktop configurations involve two Xenon E5-2630 processors with the total of 24 cores. They are equipped with 32 GB RAM memory, supporting ECC technology, a pair of 120 GB solid-state drives, and a single 3 TB hard …

KFA2 Introduces Shortcut GTX 960 OC 2 GB Video Card

KFA2 comes out to the European market with a shortcut version of Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 960 adapter. The GTX 960 OC 2GB features 193x124.3x41.5 mm dimensions, compatible with small-sized PC cases (mini-ITX form-factor). Despite an unusual design, the model offers five video outputs: three DisplayPort, one DVI-I and one HDMI 2.0. The new-comer will be available from retailers at 199 EUR price tag.

KFA2 GTX 960 OC 2GB is based on GM206 GPU with 1280 stream processors, 10 SMM, and 64 ROPs. It operates at heightened clock frequencies – 1165 MHz (nominal) and 1228 MHz (dynamic). The core is supported by 2 GB of GDDR5 memory (128-bit bus) that runs at the reference 7010 MHz clock frequency. Power supply is organized by means of a 6-pin connector.

As for cooling system, it is represented by three copper heatpipes and a pair of low-noise fans. It should be noted that in standby mode the cooler totally switches off the fans in order to minimize the noise level.
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