Kingston Launches KC300 SSDs with TCG Opal 1.0 Support

Kingston Digital Inc., an outstanding developer of memory and storage solutions, has recently launched its newest SSD series, which is totally compliant with Trusted Computing Group Opal 1.0 (hereinafter TCG). Codenamed KC300, the drives are mainly targeted the companies that are looking to upgrade and enhance their security systems. Among others, these SSDs support such options as password recovery, automatic update, automatic encoding (AES 128-bit), creation/removal of clients, registration according to certain criteria, management of settings and data.

Kingston KC300 are designed in 2.5-inch form-factor and incorporate SATA III interface (backwards compatibility with SATA II). The list of available items includes models of 60 GB, 120 GB, 240 GB, and 480 GB capacity. All of them are based on SandForce SF2281 controller and are estimated for 1 million hours of foolproof operation. To vindicate such longevity, Kingston offers 3-year’s limited warranty and free technical …

Intel Debuts with the 7th-Generation Core CPUs

Intel announces the next, 7th generation of Intel Core processors, aka Intel Kaby Lake. The Intel U and the Intel Y series models were the first to debut. Each series involves three models, based on 14 nm Intel Skylake microarchitecture. Optimized design promises 12% increase in performance, if compared with the 6th-gen solutions.

New Intel Core CPUs are known to support 10-bit HEVC & VP9 standards which ensure high-quality operation in 4K Ultra HD and 4K Ultra HD 360 environments. All greenhorns come with an integrated Intel Speed Shift technology which secures fast responsiveness on web surfing. Besides, all models are considered to be power efficient; they increase laptop’s/ultrabook’s battery life to 9.5 hours, when watching 4K video content.

Intel Core 7th generation processors support PCI Express 3.0 internal interface as well as NVMe & Thunderbolt 3 interfaces. More details about each CPU are provided below.

Intel Core i3-7100U features the following …

Asus to Start Shipping Radeon R9 290 DirectCU II OC Graphics Card

Next week Asus is going to start shipping its newest graphics card from Radeon R9 series. Codenamed Radeon R9 290 DirectCU II OC, it is based on an original PCB with black-and-red design and the incorporation of an exclusive DirectCU II cooling system. Plus, the availability of ‘OC’ in the codename implies the availability of factory overclocking.

Asus Radeon R9 290 DirectCU II OC takes GCN Hawaii core with 2816 stream processors as the basis. It operates at an overclocked 1000 MHz frequency. The model is equipped with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory (512-bit bus) that runs at an effective 5400 MHz frequency. Just for a comparison, etalon adapter from AMD runs at 947 MHz/ 5000 MHz for GPU/memory correspondingly.

DirectCU II cooler consists of a heatsink, four copper nickel-plated heatpipes (two of them feature 10 mm dimensions), and two high-performance fans: one ordinary and one CoolTech. The card receives power via 6+8-pin connectors and might require not less than 600 W PSU.
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