Intel Makes a Surprise Launch of Ivy Bridge Processors

The release of the 4th generation Intel Haswell processors made a real stir last week. This turmoil left the launch of several Intel Ivy Bridge processors practically unnoticed. How strange as it might seem, but Intel keeps on supplying its 3rd generation products to comply with the needs of the vast majority of customers. Hence, a set of new CPUs consists of: five Intel Pentium models (G2140, G2120T, G2030T, G2030), three Intel Core models (i3-3245, i3-3250, i3-3250T), and a single Intel Celeron G470 model.

Each Intel Pentium processor features two cores and 3 MB of cache-memory. The nominal clock frequencies fluctuate within the measures of 2.6-3.3 GHz, depending on the model. All the models within the line are equipped with Intel HD graphics core. Intel Pentium G2030T and G2030 support two-channel DDR3 modules with up to 1333 MHz frequency, while their companions – Intel Pentium G2140 and G2120T – support DDR3-1600 MHz modules.

Each Intel Core processor comes with …

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, …

Nanoxia Launches a New Low-Noise Deep Silence 6 PC Case

Nanoxia, a famous developer of PC hardware components from Germany, has just started the sales of its newest elaboration – Deep Silence 6 case. The new-comer is designed in midi-tower form-factor, featuring 644x250x655 mm dimensions. Its major privilege is practically noiseless operation that has been achieved due to the employment of dedicated noise-attenuating materials. Moreover, in order to reduce the vibrations, the company employed rubber inlets in PSU and drive bays site localizations, as long as special soft feet on the chassis.

Nanoxia Deep Silence 6 comes in two framework variations: with absolutely blind side panel and with a transparent window of one of the sides. Besides, the customers are able to choose between three available color variations – white, black and gray – to fully satisfy their needs in design. The frontal panel of all the modifications is covered by two lids; the lower lid is larger in dimensions than the top one.

As for the internal …
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