SSDs Corsair Neutron and Corsair Neutron GTX Review

Current conjuncture in the market of drives proves that SSDs do not require special advertising. Their demand index rises every single day, along with the increasing supply. Corsair, a well-known manufacturer of various PC hardware solutions, has successfully 'assimilated' advanced LAMD LM87800 controllers, and developed two SSD items at once based on this controller. Codenamed Corsair Neutron and Corsair Neutron GTX, these drives are intended at different customer audiences. Both models feature similar internal layout, but differ in the integrated interfaces and memory types.


Model Corsair Neutron is considered to be cheaper than GTX version, so its specifications are more modest. It employs MLC flash-memory type with ONFI interface developed under 25 nm technological process. Its companion, Corsair Neutron GTX, belongs to the high-end SSD echelon and employs MLC flash-memory type with Toggle Mode interface designed under 24 nm technological process. Both …

Meet New Gaming ROG Swift PG248Q Monitor from Asus

Asus is about to release another gaming monitor from Republic of Gamers lineup of products. Entitled Asus ROG Swift PG248Q, the new-comer employs 24-inch TN panel with Full HD resolution (16:9 aspect ratio). One of the most striking features ascribed to the model is superfast response time – 1 ms. The display is also characterized by the incorporation of an unusual stand base with the insertion of red-painted circle around the foot.

Asus ROG Swift PG248Q boasts the maximal possible refresh rate – 180 Hz (dynamically tuned from the nominal 144 Hz). The included panel offers 350 cd/m2 of maximal screen brightness, 16.7 m of displayed colors and wide viewing angles (170/160 degrees H/V).

The model comes fitted with two video ports (HDMI & DisplayPort), a pair of USB 3.0 ports & a single 3.5-mm audio port. The display is equipped with VESA bracket for wall mounting and allows for multiple stand adjustments (height, swivel, pivot). The monitor is thought to consume 65 W of …

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, …
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