First SSDs from Asus to be Released Already in May

First seen at CES 2013 exhibition, Asus ROG RAIDR solid-state drives are on their final stage of development before an official release in May. Unlike the majority of contemporary SSD solutions in the market, the product from Asus features quite distinct form-factor, similar to expansion cards. The new drive is known to employ PCI Express 2.0 x2 interface with the support of x16/x8/x4 slots.

According to the preliminary data, ROG RAIDR solid-state drives will be available in two capacity variations – 120 GB and 240 GB. Both models will run under a couple of SandForce SF2281 controllers, comprised into RAID 0 array. MLC NAND flash-memory chips from Toshiba (designed under 19 nm technological process) will be the heart of revolutionary SSDs. Irrespective of the overall differentiation, ROG RAIDR will support a range of technologies traditional SSDs support, including S.M.A.R.T., TRIM and NCQ.

With the respect to the performance, both drives will be able to demonstrate …

Giada Presents a New Mini-PC for 'Demanding' System Environments

Giada Technology announces the launch of a flagship mini-PC model, codenamed D2305. This product might become an ideal solution as for home multimedia systems, so for those platforms that are quite demanding towards the performance, graphics and stability of operation. Indeed, D2305 is able to provide all above mentioned facilities plus really low power consumption.

Giada D2305 is based on Intel Ivy Bridge Core i5/i7 processor and employs Intel HM77 Express chipset. It is equipped with Nvidia GT640 GPU that secures an outstanding video performance and the support of Full HD graphics. The inventory involves 4GB of DDR3 memory, the volume of which can be extended to 8GB, a couple of mini-PCI Express slots, a single 4-in-1 card reader (MS Pro+MS+SD+MMC), and a single mSATA slot for the work with Intel SRT technology.

The interface panel is introduced by S/PDIF, eSATA, DVI and HDMI ports, as well as by two USB 2.0 and three USB 3.0 ports. Network facilities are represented by …

Announcement of video card Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 Super Overclock

The efforts of Gigabyte engineers culminated in the release of the Radeon HD 7970 Super Overclock, also known as GV-R797SO-3GD. This is a monstrous construction with height of 64 mm (3.5 expansion slots) and a cooling system WindForce 5X. As well as preparing to be released GeForce GTX 680 SOC, the new adapter uses a five high-speed (> 4000 rev / min) fan size of 40 mm, copper evaporation chamber, and five copper heat pipes.

WindForce 5X – is one of the most expensive VGA-coolers, except for models with water blocks and liquid cooling system. It will allow to overclock Gigabyte GV-R797SO-3GD up to frequencies of 1155/7620 MHz. However, neither the temperature nor the noise performance of video card can be considered satisfactory: 85 degrees under load and 91 ° C for overclocking with increased voltage, and 8000 rpm in a heavy-duty (1185 MHz, 1.375 V) explains the situation.

Printed circuit board Radeon HD 7970 SOC is reinforced with five polymer capacitors NEC / …
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