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CRYORIG Reveals New R5 Cooler and Cu Line of Performance Enhanced Coolers

PRESS RELEASE: A press release, when marked as such, is posted direct from the manufacturer and is unedited. Thus, they may not reflect the view of SmallFormFactor.net or its authors. SmallFormFactor.net is in no way responsible for any part of this promotion, but we thought our readers might be interested! PC Cooling innovator CRYORIG, is announcing two new CPU cooling projects ahead of Computex...

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Intel Will Integrate Thunderbolt 3 into Future CPUs and Releases Protocol Specs

Out of the blue Intel today annouced plans to integrate Thunderbolt 3 functionality in future Intel CPU silicon, omiting the need for an additional and expensive dedicated chip on the motherboard. This will ofcourse allow to save some board space and power consumption, but this will probably result in much more choice in motherboards that support Thunderbolt 3. Considering the limited choice in...

Power Supplies Reviews

FSP Dagger 600W – A Stab in the Dark?

It’s about time I took a crack at a power supply review, since James has covered this market segment up to this point. FSP has been a manufacturer of SFX power supplies for some time now, with most of their units being supplied in OEM form to case manufacturers such as In-Win and the like. It is in this form that I first tested a FSP power supply, namely a 300W SFX unit that was bundled...

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AMD Talks Ryzen: Memory Support, Mini-ITX and Game Performance

Ryzen has had an active post-launch development, in which AMD has supported developers and manufacturers with code, guidelines and microcode updates to further increase performance and support of its hot new CPU platform. Forbes has had an interview with AMD’s Ryzen Product Manager James Prior and Head of Global Technical Marketing Robert Hallock. They discuss game and app optimization...

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Noctua releases the slim 120mm NF-A12x15 fan

Noctua first showed off a prototype slim 120mm fan at Computex 2014, and at each Computex since they’ve shown off iterations of the design, but not this year. This year, Noctua has instead officially announced the fan, now designated the NF-A12x15 PWM and NF-A12x15 FLX (for the PWM and voltage-controlled variants respectively). So instead of prototypes, we will be taking a look at...

Announcements

Computex 2017, Here We Come!

Readers, As you may be aware, over the past few months we’ve been working hard to figure out how to get SFF Network to Computex 2017 as a press entity. Our attendance of the conference would enable us to provide you, the reader, with up-close and personal coverage of all the SFF goodness we can find, at one of the most consequential events there are in the world of small form factor systems...

Cooling Reviews

From The China Desk: ID-Cooling IS-40 and IS-40 v3

The first CPU coolers to go across The China Desk are the ID-Cooling IS-40 and IS-40 v3. These coolers are from ID-Cooling, a lesser known brand in the western world. ID-Cooling was created 4 years ago, being launched during Computex 2013. How far has ID-Cooling come in this short time? Let’s find out. I am looking at two coolers in this review, so we need to be able to tell them apart! The...

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Inno3D Reveals Single Slot GTX1050

Hot on the heels of some low profile and single slot GT1030s from MSI and Gigabyte, Inno3D has gone one better – a single slot GTX1050! Inno3D has specc’d the card with a base clock of 1290MHz, with boost to 1392 MHz. 4GB of GDDR5, running at 7Gbps effective speed, connect to the GPU’s 768 CUDA cores on a 128bit bus for 168.2 GB/s bandwidth, which is pretty par for the course...

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GT1030s Appear from MSI and Gigabyte

NVIDIA’s first ‘new’ sub **50 cards in an age (since the GT210/610, etc were just rebrands!) have started to appear, with both MSI and Gigabyte showing off some interesting variants of the GPU intended to compete with AMD’s RX-550 line. All are based on NVIDIA’s Pascal GP108-300 core, produced on a 16nm FinFET process. Each card has 384 CUDA cores, 24 TMUs and 8 ROPs...

Power Supplies Reviews

HDPLEX 160W DC-ATX direct-plug review

Up for review today is the HDPLEX 160W DC-ATX, a power supply of sorts, but one that is a bit different than the SFX and SFX-L PSUs I have previously reviewed. What makes a DC-ATX unit different? It is right in the name, it takes a single DC input voltage and from that generates the various voltages needed by a typical ATX-spec motherboard: 12V, 5V, 5VSB, 3.3V, -12V, and the power good signal...

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ASUS ROG STRIX H270I motherboard coming soon

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) brand is back with the all new ROG STRIX H270I. Similar to their current Z270 ITX offering (STRIX Z270I), this board offers many of the same features, save for its advanced overclocking capabilities. Interesting to note here is that ASUS has chosen to drop the mixed USB 2.0/3.0 ports from the Z270 model in favor of all USB 3.0 ports (6 at back panel, 2 at mid-board...

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New EK monoblock for the ASUS ROG Strix Z270I Gaming

PRESS RELEASE: A press release, when marked as such, is posted direct from the manufacturer and is unedited. Thus, they may not reflect the view of SmallFormFactor.net or its authors. SmallFormFactor.net is in no way responsible for any part of this promotion, but we thought our readers might be interested! EK Water Blocks, the Slovenia-based premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer is...