News

SilverStone has unveiled the ultra low-profile NT08-115XP

SilverStone has unveiled a new addition to their Nitrogen series of products: the 33mm ultra-low-profile NT08-115XP. Made specifically for the Intel platform (supporting Intel LGA1150/1151/1155/1156 processors), this little beauty has a solid copper base and weighs in at 292 grams. The 11-fin, 80mm x 10mm thick PWM fan pushes nearly 16CFM of air at 28dBA and is capable of dissipating thermal...

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Kaby-Lake Integrated into the Next Gen ASRock Beebox-S

One of the first ‘custom’ NUC based systems, the ASRock Beebox, has been given an upgrade to the latest generation Kaby-Lake processors from Intel. The Beebox-S models are now available with Intel’s Core i5-7200U (2C/4T, 2.5 GHz base and 3.1 GHz Boost clocks) or i3-7100U (2C/4T, 2.4 GHz base clock) CPUs, this new generation shows well, very few changes over the previous Skylake...

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Enermax to launch Revolution SFX series of power supplies.

On December 9th, Enermax will launch their new Revolution SFX series of power supplies. Available in 550W and 650W variants, these 80-Plus Gold, fully modular power supplies are yet another welcome addition to the SFF market. With semi-fanless operation up to 30% utilization, the offset 80mm fan will (hopefully) help to provide quiet operation depending on the system load. This unit appears to be...

Events

AuckLAN 7.5, A NZ LAN 2-4 December

AuckLAN 7.5 is happening this weekend, at MegaWeb in Auckland, New Zealand. As a continuation of the AuckLAN series, this smaller LAN is a great event for those in the Auckland Area. I will be attending the LAN representing SmallFormFactor.net, and sponsoring a couple of prizes for attendees, with support from Noctua. If you live in Auckland, please join in, the weekend promises to bring a lot of...

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AMD AM4 Bristol Ridge APU De-Lidded

Professional overclocker Nam Dae Won (NameGT) from Seoul, South Korea has de-lidded an AMD AM4 Bristol Ridge APU for all the world to see (Source, Facebook). Likely based on the Bristol Ridge A12-9800 that he took to 4.8GHz back in September (on the stock cooler no less), this unveiling comes with a very pleasant surprise. As you can see in the image above, AMD has decided not to skimp on the...

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XFX has announced two single-slot AMD RX 460 graphics cards.

Following just after the announcement of the HIS RX 460 Slim-iCooler OC on the 24th, VideoCardz has shared that XFX has two new single-slot AMD RX 460 graphics cards coming to the Small Form Factor market. Both Polaris 11 based cards will use AMD’s reference clock speeds and will operate on a maximum of 75 watts, requiring no additional power. XFX will offer a 2GB and a 4GB variant...

Editorial

Low Volume – Episode 19 – Smaller GPUs Please!

Welcome to the second of our new generation of podcasts – Low Volume – Episode 19 – Smaller GPUs Please! We’ve described our new format here. TO THE NEWS!… 1:10  13:36  24:26  32:15  Main feature 37:08 Card Form Factors Featured Forum Fread 44:45  Join us live next time here: Comments? Leave them in the forum.

Cooling Reviews

Thermal Paste – A Roundup, Updated

Physics is a fair but harsh mistress. For while the heatspreader on your CPU – and the base of your CPU cooler – may look smooth, flat and able to make perfect contact, this is far from the case. Microscopic surface imperfections present on all metallic surfaces work against the movement of energy, by preventing proper contact and thus reducing the efficiency of heat transfer. And...

News

MSI has released the GTX 1050 Ti 4GT LP

SFF Forum member NateDawg72 has shared exciting news of MSI’s new low-profile GTX 1050 Ti 4GT LP on the forums. Without official news or any social media announcements, this card appears to have slipped completely under the radar. MSI’s new GTX 1050 Ti 4GT LP card replaces MSI’s aging GTX 750 Ti 2GB LP that was released in November of 2014. This card, like the previous one, is a...

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HP’s Z2 Mini Workstation Announced

Press Release – This post is verbatim from the company’s press release and has not been modified in any way. The viewpoints expressed below are entirely the view of HP, and not Small Form Factor Network. Today at Autodesk University, HP Inc. unveiled the world’s first mini workstation designed for users in CAD and other compute-intensive industries. The stylish, new HP Z2 Mini Workstation...

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Intel Readies K-Series Core i3 “Kaby Lake” Processor

Well this was unexpected. One processor line that has never had an unlocked variant, the Intel i3, may now get that extra special letter denoted only to i5’s and i7’s. Even the Pentium Anniversary Edition G3258 did not get that ‘K’ tag. Possibly in response to the apparently negligible IPC gains, Intel appears to be adding this third ‘K’ CPU to Kaby Lake...

Editorial

Podcast 18 – A New Beginning

Welcome to the first of our new generation of podcasts – Episode 18, A New Beginning. We’ve described our new format here. TO THE NEWS!… Intel Next Gen Intel’s Next HEDT Platform, Basin Falls, is Being Readied Kaby Lake 300 Series Chipsets to Feature WLAN Controllers and USB 3.1 Intel Core i5-7600K Tested, Negligible IPC Gains for Kaby Lake? Main feature DC-DC power supplies...