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Rumor: RTX 2060 Returns With 12GB

  Anyone else getting deja vu? It appears the rumors of Nvidia bringing back the RTX 2060 are true, at least according what Tom’s Hardware discovered in the latest driver release. Tom’s theorizes that it appears that Nvidia’s plans of selling Turing based crypto mining cards, that have no resale value once they aren’t profitable, didn’t pan out. Shocker. Who would have thought it? Sales plummeted by 60% in Q3, and now Nvidia is sitting on a bunch of 2060 class Turing GPUs. What will they do? Slap some extra VRAM on it and sell it to desperate gamers. Except …
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Sapphire Announces GearBox 500 Thunderbolt 3 PULSE RX 6600XT 8GB eGFX External GPU

Sapphire has announced their newest eGPU: the GearBox 500 Thunderbolt™ 3 PULSE RX 6600XT 8GB eGFX. Sporting a futuristic aluminum sandwich-style case, the eGPU comes packed with a 6600XT, though it can accept a range of GPUs up to an AMD 6700XT, Nvidia 3060 Ti, or Nvidia Quadro P4000. If you don’t want to put a GPU in the case, the internal PCIe slot is rated at PCIe 3.0 x 4, but is physically an X16 length slot. Additionally, the GearBox 500 comes equipped with a 500 watt power supply, gigabit Ethernet port, and a pair of USB 3.0 ports. …
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Galax Launches 168mm Long RTX 3060 GPU

Photo Credit: All photos in this article from Galax Website Videocardz has spotted that Galax has launched another GPU that you will probably only be able to see in pictures: The RTX 3060 Metaltop Mini FG. Coming in at just 168mm long, the Mini FG is a two slot RTX 3060 based card with a boost clock on 1777MHz. One nice feature is that it’s open at the rear to exhaust some of the heat the card produces from the case. For SFF users, that can be a big advantage. Combined with some upcoming SFF systems in our concepts forum, …
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Jonsbo Launches V11 Small Form Factor Case

Jonsbo is launching its latest entry into the small form factor arena with the V11. The sandwich style case measures 170mm (W) x 353mm (D) x 217mm (H). Alternately, you can the case on end which changes the dimensions to 217mm (W) x 170mm (D) x and 353mm (H) (Plus feet). The unit features a 3 slot GPU side capable of supporting cards up to 330mm long. This is reduced to 300mm with a front fan installed. CPU air cooler support is up to 70mm, which makes options like the Noctua L12S viable. The stats page lists space for a …
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Upcoming SFF.Network Content

Happy holidays to all you SFF fans out there. I wanted to take a moment to let you know about some of the content we’re working on for SFF.Network, and thank you for supporting us. Having recently joined the SFF.Network team, I have truly learned to appreciate the support of our readers and members. You have made me a better writer, editor, and reporter, and I love getting your feedback in our forums. We’ve been working hard to make sure SFF.Network is one of the best spots on the Internet to get SFF information, and are working even harder to …
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SilverStone Launches RC06 PCI-E 4.0 Riser Card

SilverStone has launched the RC06 PCI-e riser board. It provides a direct upgrade for users who are using the ML07, RVZ01, RVZ03, and FTZ01 case, and supports PCI-e 4.0 x16 except if you’re using an AMD CPU with and AMD GPU. With that particular combination it will only support PCI-e 3.0. The riser is compatible with PCI-e 5.0 slots, but will run in PCI-e 4.0 mode. While it is unfortunate that it doesn’t support and AMD/AMD combination, it’s good to see companies supporting their users with these types of upgrades. There are many cases that used riser cards instead of …
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MSI Shows MEG Z690 Unify ITX Boards With Three M.2 Slots

MSI has shown their MEG Z690 Unify ITX motherboard, and it looks like it has serious potential. Aside from supporting for the latest Intel 12th Gen Core processors, this ITX board has a full three M.2 slots. When it comes to most typical ITX motherboards, you will usually find one or two M.2 slots. Having a full three slots opens up a lot of storage and modding possibilities that would otherwise require sacrificing storage. Keep in mind that these are full PCI-E 5.0 slots, so a single x4 M.2 slot is equivalent to a x8 PCI-E 4.0 slot, or x16 …
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MSI Launches 12th Gen Core Based MEG Trident X SFF Gaming PC

MSI has announced their first SFF PC using the Intel 12th Gen Core architecture; The MEG Trident X 12th. This is the large of the two Trident form factors that MSI has produced, and and offers improved cooling over its predecessor. MSI claims they have increased heat dissipation surface area by 26%. The system packs an Intel i7-12700K, up to 64GB of DDR-5 4800Mhz memory, two M.2 slots, and room for two 2.5″ drives. Also included is 2.5G Ethernet and Wi-Fi 6E AX211. The GPU is up to a full power Nvidia RTX 3090. Between the 12700K and the 3090, …