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.



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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 Few Days Left till the Launch of E2080HSD from iiyama

Iiyama Corp., a renowned Japanese supplier of TV and PC displays, is going to launch a new 20-inch monitor in several days. Codenamed E2080HSD, a new product extends ProLite series and features 478x204x351 mm dimensions. The monitor is notable by outstanding saving characteristics, since it consumes 35% less power than analogous displays from other suppliers: the level of power consumption does not exceed the index of 16W in operational mode, and on conditions of EcoMode activation, this level might be reduced at 15% more.



Monitor iiyama ProLite E2080HSD is based on TN panel type with white LED light. Featuring 20-inch display, it differentiates itself by 1600x900 resolution, 250 cd/m2 brightness, 5 ms array response time, and 1000:1 static contrast index. Horizontal and vertical viewing angles differ a bit from other similar displays and equal to 85 and 80 degrees correspondingly.


The model is equipped with two stereo speakers (1W each), a single DVI and D-Sub video …

Intel is preparing a quad-core Core i7-3740QM, 3840QM and 3940XM

In late September — early October, Intel plans to update the lineup of Core i7 processors on the cores generation Ivy Bridge (22 nm). It is expected that within a few months users will witness the announcement of the CPU for laptops Core i7-3740QM, 3840QM and 3940XM, which will replace released in April 3720QM, 3820QM and 3920XM, respectively.



According to the information from web resources, the trio will receive an increase of 100 MHz from the predecessors, retaining the previous TDP and probably the recommended price. A common feature of the new processors is four x86-cores that handle data in 8 threads (Hyper-Threading).


Core i7-3940XM operates at a nominal frequency of 3 GHz, equipped with 8 MB cache of the third level, two-channel controllers DDR3-1333/1600, graphics subsystem Intel HD 4000. There is support for dynamic overclocking Turbo Boost, Virtualization VT-x and VT-d, new commands AES and instructions AVX. TDP 3940XM is 55 watts.


Core i7-3840QM has almost …
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