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CES 2019: Zotac

First up at CES 2019, we visited Zotac! Well known for their Mini series of cards, as well as some impressively powerful SFF systems, let’s see what they had on display this year. Most of the products shown below will be available Q1 2019. The Magnus range has been updated with the new 2000 series NVIDIA GPUs. This beasty in particular holds within a RTX 2070 8GB GPU. Nice.   The bigger brother. Same GPU, but a faster processor.   And for the pros, a Quadro P5000 + Xeon variant!   The strong silent type, according to Zotac.   The …
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SilverStone’s SX700-G is Shipping!

At Computex this year, we covered the new 700W SilverStone SFX power supply – the SX700-G. Offering a true SFX form factor at a massive (seriously) 700w, the PSU is impressive to behold. With a Gold efficiency rating, this power supply builds on the solid previous generation SilverStone power supplies.   Check out more info at the official product page: https://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=833 MSRP: North America – USD$155.99 – ETA Mid-end December Australia  – AUD$205 – ETA Mid-end December New Zealand – NZD$239.99 – ETA Mid-end December Europe  – €139.99 (exclude VAT) – ETA End Dec/Early January   Thoughts? Discuss them in the …
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The first Intel Z390 board has been revealed, by ASRock

Dubbed the ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ac (edit: link doesn’t work anymore), ASRock is the first to officially launch an mITX Z390 board, Intel’s latest chipset supporting the 9th Gen Intel Core processors that are right around the corner. The stand-out features are the Thunderbolt 3 enabled USB Type-C connector, as well as the four USB 3.1 Gen2 ports (10Gb/s per port) at the rear, with an additional two USB 3.1 Gen1 (5Gb/s per port) at the rear as well, along with two more via the internal header for the case front panel. The M.2 heatsink stands out as well, with …
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SilverStone’s PCIe to M.2 Range Expands

TechPowerup recently revealed that Silverstone has launched two of their PCIe to M.2 adapters – the ECM23 and ECM25. While we saw these at Computex 2018, it’s great to see them finally ready for retail. The ECM23 is a stylish interpretation of the concept, with an included heatsink. The card uses a full length x16 slot – although only x4 lanes are wired in. Supporting 2230, 2242, 2260 and 2280 M-Key M.2 form factors, the ECM23 supports all PCIE AHCI/NVMe SSDs – SATA variants need not apply. The ECM25 is the no-nonsense variant, fitting in an x4 slot (or larger). …
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TEAMGROUP Outs new SSDs and RAM

Press Release: When a new post is marked a such, the content is copied verbatim from the company’s release, and does not necessarily reflect the views of Small Form Factor Network or Minutiae LLC. TEAMGROUP T-Force Gaming Luminous SSD and High-End Memory Release New Models with Ultimate Specs             September 20th, 2018, Taipei _TEAMGROUP’s gaming brand, T-FORCE is expanding its product series. The recently announced, new generation of 2.5-inch RGB solid state drive – DELTA RGB SSD, and the international award winning XTREEM both release new models today, bringing extreme computer performance to satisfy global gamers’ desire for blazing …
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Gigabyte Launches M.2 NVMe SSDs

Gigabyte, already members of the SSD market, has broadened their range, adding a few M.2 NVMe drives to their lineup. Available in 128 and 256GB sizes at launch, with 512GB coming later, the 2280 form factor drives offer you another choice in the M.2 market. The advantages of the M.2 form factor family is already well known within our community (no cables, small size, etc), so the usual marketing spiel on this isn’t needed here. However, one thing to note is the speeds offered by these drives – the 128GB drive is slower than the 256GB unit – 1200 MB/s read …
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ASRock Phantom Gaming Z390 Boards on the Horizon

Browsing the usual sources across the web, I came across a snippet from VideoCardz.com noting the emergence of ASRock’s new sub branding – “Phantom Gaming”. Whilst we have no confirmation that this brand will replace the Fatal1ty branding that currently adorns products, the article does give us one more bit of info that is worth looking in to – a motherboard list. I quote: Z390 Phantom Gaming 9 Z390 Phantom Gaming SLI/ac Z390 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ac Z390 Gaming K6 Z390 Gaming-ITXac Z390 Master SLI/ac Z390 Pro4 Z390 Taichi Ultimate Z390 Taichi Z390M Pro4 Z390M-ITXac Z390M-STX MXM Whilst a few of these …
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L1Techs Overviews the Sapphire FS-FP5V, a New Mini-STX Board

As analysed by forum moderator j0rd: Lackluster I/O, 1 USB3, 3 USB 2 Serial header GPIO Traditional front panel header 1 SATA w/ a power breakout 2 M.2 slots, e-key and 1 PCIe / sata Dual realtek 1G NIC’s realtek audio chip 2 SO-DIMM slots Vega 11 GPU 4 core 8 thread CPU 3.8GHz single core turbo Other Ryzen CPU’s will be available ECC RAM supported DDR4 3200 support Quad DisplayPort Comments? Here!
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Corsair at Computex 2018

Corsair, maker of the popular “One” SFF system, had a private suite on show at Computex 2018, much like last year. This meant that the viewing of the products on show was a more intimate affair, albeit overshadowed by Corsair’s love for larger form factor cases. The big news for us SFF’rs this year (albeit beaten at the last moment by Silverstone) was the Corsair SF600 Platinum SFX Modular power supply. Let’s have a look! This new power supply is an update to the original Gold rated SF600 – which James reviewed here. Upon first glance, only minor component changes …
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SFFLab at Computex 2018

SFF Network’s COMPUTEX 2018 coverage is sponsored by SilverStone, who’s celebrating 15 years of innovation in SFF and beyond. Click here to check out their website and to learn more about their latest products. When we went to go see the Chimera Mach One chassis that was announced yesterday, we were also treated to a show of a large range of the SFFLab products. Most of these you all know and love, but some are new products, which we will focus on! Let’s go visit the lab.   The new M1 Windowed Panel was on display!       Not …
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Udoo at Computex 2018

SFF Network’s COMPUTEX 2018 coverage is sponsored by SilverStone, who’s celebrating 15 years of innovation in SFF and beyond. Click here to check out their website and to learn more about their latest products. The Udoo Bolt, an embedded board currently in the process of a Kickstarter campaign, was on show at Computex 2018! The board features an integrated AMD Ryzen V1000 APU, dual DDR4 support (with ECC if you desire!), three M.2 slots, and is Arduino compatible. At 12x12cm, this is even smaller than STX, albeit with the limitation of an embedded processor. Let’s see how this awesome piece …