Review Roundup: AMD Radeon RX 6600

Reviews for the AMD Radeon RX 6600 have dropped and the card has arrived to a very lukewarm reception. Coming in at a suggested retail of $329, the RX 6600 features 1,792 stream processors with a boost clock of up to 2,491MHz and game clock of 2044MHz. It also features 8GB of GDDR6, and has a board power rating of just 132 watts. Image Credit: AMD Most reviews are showing benchmark results which have the RX 6600 performing in a similar performance brackets as low as the RX5600XT and up to the RTX 3060 depending on the game. While any …

XBOX Series X “Mini Fridge” Pre-Orders Start October 19th

Can a mini-fridge be SFF news? It is based on the Xbox Series X, which is a SFF gaming device. Screw it. Writing it anyway… Microsoft has announced that you can pre-order the Xbox Series X “Mini Fridge” starting October 19th. The SFF fridge holds up to 12 cans of your preferred beverage, and will start to arrive at retailers in December 2021. US and Canadian small form factor fridge fanatics can pre-order their XBOX Mini Fridge from Target, while European customers will need to use GAME. The price is $99 US. You can follow this link to Microsoft’s XBOX …

Asus ROG Strix Z690-I Gaming WIFI Pictures Leaked via Videocardz

Videocardz has received a few leaked pictures of the latest ITX board from Asus; the ROG Strix Z690-I Gaming WIFI. As the name implies, the board uses the upcoming Intel Z690 chipset in addition to sporting the new LGA1700 socket for 12th Gen Core processors. Beyond that it includes support for DDR5 memory and a unique series of stacked daughterboards for what appears to be audio and M.2 slots. Looking at the board, it has a very three-dimensional design with an M.2 slot area as tall as the integrated IO shield. While AIO coolers will likely fit with no issues, …

End of an Era: The NCASE M1 Classic Production Stopped BUT NOT Dead… (UPDATED!)

UPDATED..with Good News Everyone! The original story was based on an earlier post from NCASE’s site, but we have some very good news. While the M1 in it’s current form has been discontinued, NCASE’s founder has reached out and let us know that NCASE is far from dead, and a successor of sorts is in development. This is excellent news, and NCASE has updated their website to reflect it.   The original story is presented below so everyone can still see my tearful farewell. _______________ Original Story Below______________ The legendary NCASE M1 has been discontinued. There are some stories that …

Noctua Releases NF-A12x25 Fan and U12A Cooler in Black

After an anxious wait, Noctua enthusiasts can now get the NF-A12x25 and U12A in black. Noctua announced the fans, heatsink, and accessories are available for immediate order from authorized sellers. Noctua has previously claimed that part of the reasons for the delay was that the Sterrox material needed to be tuned for different dye colors. Interestingly, a recent Noctua road map showed that Noctua is looking at white versions as well. Hopefully, that comes to fruition.  

Computex 2022 Will Be A Physical Event!

Press Release: When an SFF Network article is marked as a press release, it is copied verbatim from marketing materials supplied by the company. It does not represent the views or opinions of SFF Network or it’s staff.  October 6, 2021, Taipei – COMPUTEX 2022 is set to kick off from May 24 to 27 in the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 1 & 2, featuring Innovative Computing, Accelerating Intelligence, Digital Resilience, Connected X-Experience, Innovations and Startups, and Sustainability. This annual tech event will continue to lead in the discovery of the latest technology trends. Due to the pandemic, the …

Noctua Cooled Asus RTX 3070 Officially Announced

(Image Credit: Asus Website) Asus and Noctua have officially announced their partnership not long after information slipped out regarding their upcoming RTX 3070. The card is a massive 310 x 147 x 87.5 mm, and occupies over four slots in a case. However it does include two Noctua NF-A12x25PWM fans with zero RPM mode for what might be the quietest GPU on the market. The heatsink is said to be “tailor-made” to take advantage of the Noctua A12’s performance. Boost clocks are 1845mhz in OC mode and 1815mhz in “gaming” mode. In reality, I would expect to be able to …

Asus RTX 3070 with Noctua Cooler Makes Brief Appearance

Photo Credit: Asus via Tom’s Hardware Tom’s Hardware is reporting that they got a glimpse of the Noctua cooled RTX 3070 that Asus is making. The card is absolutely massive, and will take up 3.5 (4) slots. It is, of course, colored multiple shades of brown. The card is cooled by what appears to be two Noctua A12 120mm fans, which are also brown. Photo Credit Asus via Tom’s Hardware There is a lot of brown in this cooler. I’d like to take a moment to point out that you can get the Sliger Cerberus MATX case with a solid …