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rokabeka

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I wait for cheap 10G switches. the new 2.5G and 10G NICs need to be served at home. can't wait my NAS, media player pc and workstation connected on 10G network :)
 

miptzi

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Oct 20, 2017
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By the lack of pictures and posts, this CES was short on sff stuff in general... what a bummer
 

VegetableStu

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well, off the top of my head (not strictly SFF):
  • Corsair adding The Little Monster as their top end Corsair One SFFPC (smaller volume for the performance?)
  • Corsair's SFX SF750 Platinium and Silverstone's SFX 700G (smaller high-wattage PSUs?) (also 1KW SFX when??)
  • Coolermaster Q500L ATX case is right about the same outline as the mATX Q300L despite being about 34L (smaller ATX case?)
  • Lian Li's air-cooler ITX carrying case, volume TBA (smaller in their lineup?)
  • power-limited 2080 on MXM (smaller?)
  • simpler fittings/topology from EK and Alphacool (smaller watercooling footprint?)
.... yeah others I might need to look up ._. although you have the other end that are concepts and prototypes to house the X599 giant motherboard
 
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PlayfulPhoenix

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I would add AMD's announcements to that list. Their new graphics really just bring them to nVidia's price/performance at the
(roughly) 2070-2080 level, sadly, But the little they showed of Ryzen Zen 2 is pretty promising; in particular, the 8-core part matching 9900K performance with notably less wattage (for the computer, not broken out to the chip specifically).

Looking at 2019, high-performance SFF builds will be pretty challenging to build. A lot of top-tier cards are using lots of power, to the point where three-slot coolers are becoming more common than not. On the CPU side, top Intel parts have demanded more power than past generations. In combination this has really bucked the trend of ever-more efficient builds, really stressing the thermal limits of the sorts of builds we've all seen and done in past years. So any improvement in efficiency at the top tiers of performance will count for a lot for us.
 
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Boil

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...Ryzen 2 is pretty promising; in particular, the 8-core part matching 9900K performance with notably less wattage (for the computer, not broken out to the chip specifically).
Zen 2 / Ryzen 3rd Gen, actually...

Motherboards & CPUs aside, the systems they used to test were alike in all other aspects, so the power usage differential should be attributed to the CPU itself...

Looking at 2019, high-performance SFF builds will be pretty challenging to build. A lot of top-tier cards are using lots of power, to the point where three-slot coolers are becoming more common than not. On the CPU side, top Intel parts have demanded more power than past generations. In combination this has really bucked the trend of ever-more efficient builds, really stressing the thermal limits of the sorts of builds we've all seen and done in past years. So any improvement in efficiency at the top tiers of performance will count for a lot for us.
That Radeon VII GPU is a pretty big piece of hardware; 305mm in length, & what looks like a 140mm (or so?) height; at least it is a dual slot card (single slot if water-cooled, but then add another 15mm or so of height for the terminal on top)...

Looking past CES 2019 & excited for what Computex 2019 might hold in regards to Zen 2 CPUs, Navi GPUs, & X570 ITX motherboards...!!!
 
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Tazpr

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Zen 2 / Ryzen 3rd Gen, actually...

Motherboards & CPUs aside, the systems they used to test were alike in all other aspects, so the power usage differential should be attributed to the CPU itself...



That Radeon VII GPU is a pretty big piece of hardware; 305mm in length, & what looks like a 140mm (or so?) height; at least it is a dual slot card (single slot if water-cooled, but then add another 15mm or so of height for the terminal on top)...

Looking past CES 2019 & excited for what Computex 2019 might hold in regards to Zen 2 CPUs, Navi GPUs, & X70 ITX motherboards...!!!
I'm definitely intrigued by the prospect of moving to a 3rd Gen Ryzen CPU and Radeon VII from my 8700T/1080ti FTW3 system later in the year.
I have always had a soft spot for AMD and preferred to use them if they are competitive and I think this year could see AMD take an edge at the high end, even if NVidia has the edge at the super high end of things.

The triple fan cooler is really relieving, I had to get rid of my Vega 64/2700X system for what I have now because of the noise and heat, where as I now don't have either of those issues, so I'm hoping the stock cooler is cool and quiet for these new cards.
 

Medeyer

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Looking forward to AMDs 3rd gen Ryzen as well. Still rocking a 4670k but would like to upgrade soon. Lian Li's PC-TU150 could be improved upon by making the PSU SFX exlusively, removing radiator support, but keeping the triple expansion slots. One of those EVGA phat 2060s would fit nicely in there.
 

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There was also the VisionTek Mini Pro EGPu which looked really interesting, but still very expensive at $350. Very portable though, and more expansion options than the Gigabyte mini EGPU.
 

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Our winners have been selected! Congratulations to some of our fellow community members:

@FoskcoRS5 who selected the ASRock X399m!..
@K888D who selected the Corsair h115i RGB Platinum 280mm AIO!..
@Legion who selected the Noctua C14S!..
@dumplinknet who selected a Silverstone SX650-G PSU!..
@psurge who selected a Silverstone SX650-G PSU!..
and @DKsystem who selected the Silverstone CS280 NAS chassis!

Thanks to everyone who jumped in the thread and/or otherwise followed our coverage during CES 2019! We'll see you all at Computex ;)
 

Tazpr

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Our winners have been selected! Congratulations to some of our fellow community members:

@FoskcoRS5 who selected the ASRock X399m!..
@K888D who selected the Corsair h115i RGB Platinum 280mm AIO!..
@Legion who selected the Noctua C14S!..
@dumplinknet who selected a Silverstone SX650-G PSU!..
@psurge who selected a Silverstone SX650-G PSU!..
and @DKsystem who selected the Silverstone CS280 NAS chassis!

Thanks to everyone who jumped in the thread and/or otherwise followed our coverage during CES 2019! We'll see you all at Computex ;)
Must have been an issue PlayfulPhoenix? I don't seem to see my name against all prizes, can you recheck the draw?
;P

Congrats to the winners! Hope you guys have fun with your new toys!
 

FoskcoRS5

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Our winners have been selected! Congratulations to some of our fellow community members:

@FoskcoRS5 who selected the ASRock X399m!..
@K888D who selected the Corsair h115i RGB Platinum 280mm AIO!..
@Legion who selected the Noctua C14S!..
@dumplinknet who selected a Silverstone SX650-G PSU!..
@psurge who selected a Silverstone SX650-G PSU!..
and @DKsystem who selected the Silverstone CS280 NAS chassis!

Thanks to everyone who jumped in the thread and/or otherwise followed our coverage during CES 2019! We'll see you all at Computex ;)
Thank you for the opportunity to be a member of this community! Can’t wait for computex and more SFF swag!
 
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