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, …

Greeting Brand New GTX 980 Ti Poseidon Platinum Videocard from Asus

Following in-house traditions of success, Asus has developed a new graphics card on the basis of a renowned GeForce GTX 780 Ti Poseidon model. The GeForce GTX 980 Ti Poseidon Platinum boasts an original design, seasoned with factory overclocking and a hybrid cooling system. The new-comer is thought to satisfy the needs of high-performance systems with powerful CPUs and multitasking environment. Pricing is unknown so far.

Asus GeForce GTX 980 Ti Poseidon Platinum is based on Nvidia GK110 GPU (Kepler), equipped with 2880 CUDA cores, 48 ROPs and 240 TMUs. All system components are soldered on an offbeat black PCB with PCI Express 3.0 x16 interface. The card features a reinforced power supply subsystem that is designed according to 10-phase configuration with the employment of Super Alloy Power components.

The connection with the PSU is realized through a pair of 8-pin sockets. The maximal TDP level does not go beyond 250 W. The interface panel consists of DL DVI-I, three …

Greeting a New ProLite XB2483HSU PC Monitor from iiyama

A renowned Japanese manufacturer of TV-sets and PC displays, iiyama Corp., has enriched its inventory of monitors with a new model, codenamed XB2483HSU. The new-comer from ProLite series features 24-inch screen and 565.5x386.5x516.5 mm dimensions. The heart of the model is AMVA+ array, equipped with LED backlit. It ensures Full HD resolution of 1920x1080 pixels and wide viewing angles (178/178 degrees in both aspects).

The iiyama ProLite XB2483HSU is housed in a black-painted case with a multi-functional stand. The latter provides for the adjustment of height, tilt, rotation, and display mode (landscape or portrait). It should be noted that in GtG background array response time makes up 4 ms only. At the same time, the maximal brightness equals to 250 cd/m2, whereas contrast ratio marvels by accuracy and sharpness: 3000:1 — static and 5 M:1 – dynamic.

To continue, this monitor comes with a couple of built-in speakers (2 W each), 3.5 mm jack for headphones, and three …
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