Toshiba Preps New VX500 Series of Solid-State Drives

Toshiba America Electronic Components is glad to present a new series of SSDs, developed under OCZ brand. The VX500 models are targeting mainstream desktops & laptops, offering the most comprehensive storage solutions. The drives are designed in a standard 2.5-inch form-factor with SATA 6 Gb/sec interface. Solidity is backed by a 5-year’s limited warranty.



OCZ VX500 SSDs are based on Toshiba MLC chips (15 nm) which are characterized by a more conspicuous reliability than TLC chips. Hence, the items are an optimal tool for content creation, writing & reading info, downloading files, etc. The drives also employ Toshiba TC358790 controller.


The VX500 series is introduced by four models of different capacities: 128 GB, 256 GB. 512 GB & 1 TB. Their top power consumption index equals to 3.4 W. As far as performance specifications are concerned, the models feature the following data transfer showings:

— OCZ VX500 128 GB: sequential Read speed – 550 MB/sec, sequential …

The Designer Series of BenQ Monitors Has Been Widened by the 27-inch PD2710QC Model

A new model of BenQ monitors under the PD2710QC codename has recently broadened the Designer line. This novelty, with Animation, Darkroom and CAD/CAM special modes preinstalled, is intended for designers and professionals working with graphics and video.



PD2710QC has an IPS 27-inch LCD panel with the 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution. Its brightness factor is 350 cd/m2, contrast ratio – 1000:1, and the response time – 12 ms. The device covers 100 % of sRGB and Rec.709 sets of colours, as well as supports Flicker-free and Low Blue Light technologies.


Among other peculiarities of this BenQ product one can notice embedded speakers of the total 2 W capacity and a convertible stand, which allows to adjust the height in the 130 mm range and to change the landscape display operation mode into the portrait one.


The interface contains an HDMI, a DisplayPort and a USB-C port.

AMD Announces the Development of Steamroller

Heightened demand for high-end processor solutions and ever rising competition make AMD constantly develop its products. This usually results in the release of really outstanding items, such as already acknowledged Bulldozer and Piledriver. Therefore, according to the words of the companies technical manager, Mark Papermaster, the development of a new processor architecture, codenamed Steamroller, is already on order of AMD's business. The ready-made products are sure to be released next year. Steamroller is called to become the third edition of Bulldozer architecture that launched last year and a loyal companion of Piledriver core.



The initial data witness that processors on Steamroller architecture will be designed in correspondence with 28 nm technological process. This should favorably affect their efficiency and enlarge the performance by 15-20% at equivalent power consumption and clock frequency. At the same time, Steamroller will improve all specifications implemented in …
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