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 …

The Switchover to Nvidia GeForce GTX 760

Nvidia has officially introduced one more graphics adapter from 700 series: GeForce GTX 760. As it was expected earlier, the card is based on GK104 graphics chip (on Kepler architecture) with 1152 CUDA cores, 32 ROPs and 96 TMUs. Its nominal clock frequency makes up 980 MHz, still this index might be overclocked at average to 1033 MHz.

Reference adapter is furnished with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory that employs 256-bit interface. Nonetheless, Nvidia does not exclude the possibility of introducing the models with 4 GB memory capacity. The nominal memory clock frequency equals to 1502 MHz, while its overclocked frequency reaches up 6008 MHz. This adapter is thought to support GPU Boost 2.0 technology that adjusts the overclocking frequency in reliance on GPU thermal condition. Thus, the more powerful cooling system is, the higher frequencies the users might expect.

To continue, power supply subsystem is represented by a couple of 6-contact power sockets. The maximal claimed TDP …

Dell Replenishes 2013 S Series with Five New Monitors

The past few days were marked by the introduction of new monitors designed by Dell. The five models supplemented the series 2013 S and expanded the integrated facilities for the customers. Four models are based on IPS array type, while the fifth one – on VA array type. The whole list of delivered monitors includes: 21.5-inch S2240L, 21.5-inch S2240M, 23-inch S2340L, 24-inch S2440L (VA), 27-inch S2740L. All the models feature Full HD resolution of 1920x1080, good viewing angles (178/178 degrees) and thin display frame.

Monitor S2440L is characterized by fast response time that approximates 5 ms and 5000:1 color contrast. At the same time, models based on IPS feature 7 ms array response time (during transition from gray to gray) and 1000:1 color contrast.

The difference between the models is also seen in the integration of different video ports. The monitor with 27-inch diagonal is equipped with two-port USB-hub and such video outputs as DVI, HDMI and D-Sub. Models S2440L, …
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