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Yeston’s RTX3060 Cute Pet is かわいい!

Let’s get this out of the way first, かわいい , pronounced kawaii, and is a Japanese word describing the “culture of cute” found in Japan. To this end, Yeston, a 2nd tier GPU manufacturer, has released the “Cute Pet” RTX3060, a very much non-gameresque card aimed at a different audience than the usual “TUF”, “Killer”, “Bazooka”, “Challenger”, etc branding. SFF Network user Cupsuki linked us to this particular card on our Discord server (have you joined us yet?) – found in a news post on VideoCardz.com, and it’s very… kawaii. It’s not just a paint job either, with quite a …
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Intel Arc A380 Listed on newegg.com

Intel’s controversial new Arc GPU family has made it’s first appearance on an e-tailer’s listings in the form of the ASRock Challenger Arc A380 6GB. The card has been listed on newegg.com at a price of US$139.99 with touted availability of 22 August. As noted by Gamer’s Nexus and other sources, performance of the GPU seesaws between challenging the AMD RX6500XT in some game titles, all while being handed a solid beating by the RX6400 in others. The ASRock Challenger Arc A380 6GB GDDR6 itself features a 2250MHz core clock, 1 x HDMI 2.0b and 3 x DisplayPort 2.0 ports, …
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Streacom+NCASE Teases a New SFF Chassis Series: FreeFlow

With the sad end to NCASE M1 production, we’ve been keeping an eye out for new NCASE products in the pipeline. NCASE partner Wahaha360 has just teased a new chassis product within our forum, in association with premium chassis manufacturer Streacom. We’ve reviewed Streacom products before, and they provide excellent quality and design – but traditionally no RGB. It appears RGB is the initial marketing point for the new product, as seen in the teaser images posted here: https://smallformfactor.net/forum/threads/freeflow-collection-by-ncase-streacom.17834/ Whilst initial details are scant, it will be interesting to see where this product goes in terms of design, capability and …
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In Other News: Security Researcher ‘Sick Codes’ Demos Doom on… A John Deere Tractor

For the past few months, I’ve been playing a lot of Farming Simulator 22 – not the most exciting game but definitely enjoyable. However, it seems ‘Sick Codes’, a Security Researcher, had other ideas about farm related gaming – albeit with a more bloody tone. Demonstrated at this year’s Def Con hacking conference, Sick Codes has managed to get the classic Doom game to run on the embedded Linux system in a new generation John Deere tractor. Of note is the farming re-skin of the game – instead of shooting enemies, this iteration of the game lets you run over …
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AAEON Launches the EPIC-TGH7 4 Inch SBC

Press Release: When an SFF Network article is marked as a press release, it is copied verbatim from marketing materials supplied by the company. It does not represent the views or opinions of SFF Network or it’s staff. AAEON, a global leader in industrial computing, has introduced the world to the next generation of single board computer with the release of the EPIC-TGH7, which holds the distinction of being the first board of its kind to host Intel 11th Generation Xeon /Core processors. With such an advanced processor package, the EPIC-TGH7 offers 8 cores and 16 threads to increase processing …
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MINISFORUM Announces Two Tiger Lake uSFF PCs

MINISFORUM, one of our favourite uSFF system integrators, has launched two Intel Tiger Lake mini PCs, namely the TH60 and TH80. Whilst sharing most specs (as below), the two systems are differentiated by the choice of integrated processor – the TH60 including the Intel i5-11400H 6c/12t processor, and the TH80 upgrading that to an i7-11800H 8c16t CPU. Both units have Intel’s integrated graphics running at 1.45GHz. At 18.2cm x 17.7cm x 3.6cm, these little beasties measure in at 1.16 litres. Both models have a pair of M.2 slots – the Press Release mentions one each of PCIe 3.0 and 4.0 …
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LattePanda Launches New, More Powerful Board

Press Release: When an SFF Network article is marked as a press release, it is copied verbatim from marketing materials supplied by the company. It does not represent the views or opinions of SFF Network or it’s staff. The LattePanda Team launched the world’s thinnest pocket-sized hackable computer – LattePanda 3 Delta with global electronic components distributors. The collaboration will ensure that the product choice for LattePanda 3 Delta is passed on to customers through quick, easy online selection via the website of global electronic components distributors and LattePanda. “LattePanda Team is so proud to cooperate with the global electronic …
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Maximum PC Goes SFF

Photo Credit – My iPhone –   I’m old school in that I’ve been reading Maximum PC magazine since 2002 and still have a subscription. In fact, I recently finally got my hands on the Dream Machine 2003 Wavemaster case that I’ve wanted since I saw it. This months issue includes a large amount of SFF related articles. This is great to see. Articles of interest include building a home NAS with a Jonsbo SFF case, low end ITX Radeon GPU review, and a step-by-step guide to building a 12600K SFF rig. Check it out by going outside your home, …