Drew Duncan

Graphics Reviews

An In Depth Review of the ZOTAC 1080 Mini

We would like to thank ZOTAC for providing us with a review sample of their ZOTAC 1080 Mini. Without their generosity, this graphics card review would not be possible. Originally announced back in December of 2016, showcased at CES, and then released in January, the ZOTAC 1080 Mini is the veritable King of graphics cards among SFF enthusiasts. At present, there doesn’t exist a single more...

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Biostar unveils the Racing X370-GTN ITX motherboard

Based on AMD’s new AM4 platform, Biostar has officially unveiled the Racing X370-GTN ITX motherboard. This marks the first showing of an ITX board for the new AM4 chipset and we’re thrilled to see it support the x370 chipset over the inferior x300 ITX chipset. The specifications were originally shared with us by community member MarcParis in the INCOMING AM4 MINI ITX!! thread, but...

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MSI announces the AERO ITX GTX 10-Series cards

Today MSI announced a slew of graphics hardware – a selection of cards comprising their AERO ITX line of Nvidia GPUs. GeForce GTX 1050 2G OC GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4G OC GeForce GTX 1060 3G GeForce GTX 1060 3G OC GeForce GTX 1060 6G GeForce GTX 1060 6G OC  GeForce GTX 1070 8G GeForce GTX 1070 8G OC The power requirements for each tier include the following: The 1050 models require no...

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Introducing the MSI Radeon RX 460 2GT LP

MSI has added the new MSI Radeon RX 460 2GT LP to their website. Big thanks to community member robbee for the discovery! This card joins the low profile ranks of the Galax 1050 LP, Zotac 1050/ti, and MSI’s own 1050 LP that we have previously showcased. However, unlike those cards, this GPU uses a single slot at the back with a dual slot cooler which should open up a few doors to some users...

Announcements

Win “small” with the Enermax SteelWing!

Enermax USA is incredibly supportive of Smallformfactor.net and as way to say thank you, they would like us to reward one lucky member of the community with the Enermax SteelWing that we reviewed right here! Their only request is that you “Like” Enermax USA on Facebook. To this end, we’d like to announce a quick giveaway! To enter the giveaway, all you need to do is reply in...

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The ASRock H110-STX MXM is nearly here.

Now visible on the ASRock website in all its glory, the ASRock H110-STX MXM motherboard that we showcased at CES is nearly here! As a friendly reminder to anyone questioning the justification of a such a unique product, please note that this motherboard is pretty much the holy grail of SFF products in that it houses an enthusiast Intel i7-7700k, z270 chipset, and up to an MXM 1060! (at time of...

Cases Reviews

An In Depth Review of the Enermax SteelWing

We would like to thank Enermax for providing us with a review sample of their Enermax SteelWing chassis. Without their generosity, this case review would not be possible. Originally announced back in May of last year, Enermax released the Enermax SteelWing chassis in October of 2016 with little-to-no fanfare. In fact, a quick search around the net reveals that this case hasn’t even received...

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ZOTAC announces the Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Mini

A new king has been crowned! All hail the Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Mini (ZT-P10800H-10P), based on the GP104 (Pascal) architecture. Complete with 8GB of GDDR5X and 2560 CUDA cores, this fully configured card packs a wallop! The dual-slot Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Mini consumes up to 180watts, just 30 Watts more than a GTX 1070. The 8-pin PCIe power plug is located on the top and is not recessed so be...

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SilverStone discloses pricing and availability for their 800W SFX-L power supply

Edit: Our review of the SilverStone SX800-LTI here. SilverStone’s hotly anticipated 800W SFX-L power supply is nearly here! Originally announced at Computex back in May, we have received word direct from SilverStone that the SX800-LTI should be available by the end of the year, with an MSRP of $179.99 (or 180€) excluding VAT. You may find yourself wondering why anyone would need 800 watts...