The Intel SSD 335 is an incremental refresh of the existing entry SSD 330 series featuring a Sandforce SF-2281 controller and bleeding edge 20nm IMFT MLC chips to deliver a potent mix of price, quality and performance. We run through a few quick benchmarks before a formal review later on.
OCZ is a renowned manufacturer of high performance memory-related products, including solid state drives. Ever since the company acquired Indilinx, a designer of SSD platforms and controllers, they converted most of their available products to Indilinx-based designs. This includes the newest Vertex 4, the flagship series which OCZ currently retails for performance enthusiasts. Although the
There's a lot of flak that both AMD and Intel are receiving on the mobile side of things. The investors want to see them go into the mobile market and earn $5-10 per chip instead of $30-X,XXX, but that’s just how the world works.
Phanteks is a company which entered the CPU cooling market suddenly a few months ago and managed to surprise everyone with their PH-TC14PE super tower cooler, which competed and even outperformed the most popular products from well-known manufacturers at the time of its release. There have been many who hinted that the excellent performance of
Recently, a new controversy appeared in the high emotional world of performance graphics cards. EVGA has just announced that they will no longer support EVBot overvoltage tool for their highest end cards. We dug up and found the reason why – to meet the Green Light program. We investigate the origins of the program and
For quite some time, numerous media outlets and gamers themselves were calling the next-gen Xbox console – Xbox 720. Naturally, it made sense as it would be double the 360, but in reality, that designation never stood any chance.
Do the Piledriver FX core improvements help win back some enthusiast mind share or is it another power guzzling disappointment again?
Nobody buys a CPU with unlocked multipliers to run it at stock frequencies, which you will see inside the many reviews around the web today. So what happens when you pit the flagship architectures together near the edge of conventional air and water cooling, Vishera FX ($199) vs Ivy Bridge ($329), at 4.8GHz? Which one
During the disappointing quarterly results call (joining in all other tech companies which had a miserable quarter, including Intel etc), AMD's CEO Rory Read announced the restructuring of the company, which includes letting go 15% of its workforce.
Some of the most anticipated PC games of this year were sequels or remakes of popular older games; most of them however have blatantly failed to live up to the expectations of the gaming community due to their ambiguous storylines/endings and or their very little actual content, or even due to their numerous bugs and
Today we take a look at the Z77 OC Formula, ASRock's first attempt at an extreme overclocking motherboard. We will go over every aspect from their new digital power delivery to the overclocking, no holds barred. This board is targeted towards extreme overclockers and has a lot of innovation, so follow us as we put
The latest game by Bethesda is here; is Dishonored worth your time, or is it better left on the shelf?
Nvidia is preparing to unveil its highest end Kepler at the SC'12, but a lot of details were hidden from the public… until now. Thanks to CADnetworks' premature specifications, we learned everything that was missing.
Corsair is perhaps the most active manufacturer when it comes to SSDs, actively jumping at any opportunity to expand their products range and offer more options to potential customers. The company today offers tens of SSDs through eight product series, using the controllers of no less than 3 manufacturers and various types of NAND
Gigabyte's latest mid range Z77 entrant is endowed with an excellent VRM implementation (IR3550 PowIRstage from International Rectifier) and two onboard Thunderbolt ports provided by a Intel Cactus Ridge 4C controller. Does the Z77X-UP5 TH impress the Ivy Bridge system builder?
While the original Padfone convertible hybrid concept didn't exactly light up the smartphone world when it officially debuted at Mobile World Congress earlier this year, ASUS quietly went back to the drawing board and came with up with a much improved offering that has the credentials to challenge the established big boys out there.
We have proven previously that, clock for clock at least, AMD's Tahiti from the Southern Islands family remains the fastest and most forward looking GPU over the competition's Kepler GK104. Ten months on from the initial launch, the Republic of Gamers division at ASUS have come up with a custom triple slot, supercharged version of
Half a century ago today, Nick Holonyak Jr. introduced us all to the visible Light Emitting Diode (LED). This electronic component has since become an important innovation, used in everything from car headlights to computer monitors.
Not to be confused with our earlier review of the GTX 660 Ti, this is the slower Nvidia GTX 660 based on the less exciting Kepler GK106 die. Is it still any good, especially in the face of the aggressively priced AMD "Pitcairn" HD 7800 series?
Here at VR-Zone, we hold ASUS's Republic of Gamers branded motherboards in high regard not only for their use of premium components and attention to detail, but also we personally know of many exceptional individuals on the ROG team who toil on through cold Taiwanese nights and weekends, optimizing electrical traces on the PCB and fiddling with