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.



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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, …

Gigabyte Releases GeForce GTX 680 (GV-N680WF5-2GD) Graphics Card

Last year Gigabyte released a flagship graphics card from Super Overclock series, entitled Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 SOC (codename: GV-N680SO-2GD). The card was differentiated by the increased clock frequencies, as compared with the etalon model. These days the company has introduced one more representative from Super Overclock series – model GeForce GTX 680 (codename: GV-N680WF5-2GD). It differs from the predecessor by keeping the etalon GPU clock frequencies (1006 MHz – nominal and 1058 MHz – boost) and by optimizing memory clock frequencies (1550 MHz – nominal, 6200 MHz – effective).



The greenhorn is based on Nvidia GK104 GPU, featuring 1536 CUDA cores, and is furnished with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory modules (256-bit interface). The incorporated PCB employs a brand Ultra Durable VGA+ technology that stipulates the increase of copper in some layers. In addition, it implies the employment of an improved hardware layout, including metallic and ferrite chokes, polar Low …

HP Elite Slice & Pavilion Wave: a Pair of Extraordinary Mini-PCs

Within the framework of IFA 2016, HP has introduced a pair of stylish mini-PCs. The HP Elite Slice and the HP Pavilion Wave boast an astounding exterior design as well as a holistic internal filling. The new-comers differ from each other in a number of ways, starting from the OS and finishing with the hardware base.



Therefore, business-oriented HP Elite Slice features 165x165x35 mm dimensions & weighs 1.04 kg. It’s based on Intel Core Skylake CPU and up to 32 GB of DDR4 RAM. The model comes with an integrated graphics core, Gigabit Ethernet & Wi-Fi adapters. Connectivity options are represented by a single USB 3.1 Type-C port, a pair of USB 2.0 ports, one DC-in, one RJ-45, one DisplayPort, and one HDMI port.


If there is a need, the user is free to connect additional modules: HP ODD, HP VESA (wall mount) or HP Audio. The latter comes with inbuilt speakers Bang & Olufsen, which ensure 360-degree sounding, and a couple of microphones with HP Noise Cancellation support. …
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