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, …

BitFenix Offers Neos Chassis in 6 Color Variations

BitFenix Design Lab announces the release of a new PC chassis entitled Neos. Its major attraction is the availability of six different color versions of enclosures. Moreover, some of the models come with an acrylic window on the side panel but the others have a blind facet. Upon the whole, Neos boasts a durable steel case of 470x185x429 mm dimensions, featuring mid-tower form-factor.

BitFenix Neos is intended to support motherboards of ATX, micro-ATX and mini-ITX standard. The layout offers a couple of external 5.25-inch drive seats, three internal 3.5-inch drive seats, as well as three internal 2.5-inch drive seats. Expansion facilities are maintained by means of seven PCI expansion slots. It should be noted that the chassis’ layout presumes individual placement of bays for the drives, dedicated screwless mounting for ODD, and special apertures for cable management.

All the models are equipped with a single pre-installed rear fan of 120 mm dimensional type. In addition, …

Asus Launches 4K-Capable MG24UQ Monitor

Asus is about to launch a 23.6-inch PC monitor, first seen at CES 2016. The new-comer is basically targeting inveterate gamers who would love the company’s brand facilities such as GamePlus & GameVisual. The model is developed on IPS panel with 16:9 aspect ratio, 4 ms response time, 178/178 degrees viewing angles as well as 4K Ultra HD resolution (3840x2160).

Asus MG24UQ is able to ensure the premium brightness of 300 cd/m2, dynamic contrast ratio of 100M:1 and the maximal amount of displayed colors (16.7 million). The monitor is furnished with a pair of 4-watt speakers (2 watt each) which provide for a powerful & pure sounding.

The other privileges of the model are: the integration of VESA bracket for trouble-free wall mounting, the possibility to adjust the display in different aspects (height, tilt, swivel and pivot adjustments), the availability of different video ports (HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort, HDMI 2.0) and one 3.5-mm audio port.

The MG24UQ ensures 87-134 kHz of …
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