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Deepcool’s CES Display

Another cool (…hehe!) company to grace CES’s floor this year is Deepcool. Showing off some RGB (of course), some frameless fans and some watercooling, much was to be had at their booth. [mks_separator style=”blank” height=”2″] X marks the spot. Aluminium framed RGB fans! [mks_separator style=”blank” height=”2″] A closer look. An interesting design that we’d love to have a closer look at. [mks_separator style=”blank” height=”2″] A close up – vibration dampening corner mounts. [mks_separator style=”blank” height=”2″] A very unique design, I wonder how restrictive it is. [mks_separator style=”blank” height=”2″] Frameless – Deepcool has designed this fan to have higher static pressure …
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AMD at CES 2017

AMD, the underdog of the CPU and GPU worlds, made itself known at CES, with a large booth, various displays, and some impressive demos – namely Doom at 4K! Our reporter Drew visited the displays and brought us back these pictures: [mks_separator style=”blank” height=”2″] The booth was spacious, with many displays and demos. [mks_separator style=”blank” height=”2″] First up, a new M-ATX AM4 from Gigabyte, the GA-A320M-HD2. This board fits the bill of a mid-range board, with a solid complement of rear I/O, two DDR4 RAM slots, but no VRM cooling. [mks_separator style=”blank” height=”2″] MSI’s B350M-Mortar appears to be a higher …
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ASRock Reveals M-ATX AM4 Boards

With Ryzen and AM4 just around the corner, information on SFF-orientated AM4 motherboards has been scant. With only ATX leaked or shown so far, we were afraid that we’d see a LFF (large form factor) launch. Fear not though, with not one, but two boards from ASRock, the AB350M Pro4 and the AB320M Pro4. [mks_separator style=”blank” height=”2″] The AB350M Pro4 appears to be a mid-range board, featuring AMD’s A350 chipset (go figure). From the information we have, the board has four DDR4 RAM slots, supporting speeds up to 2667MHz, two PCIex16 slots (x16 and not x16, the placard was incorrect), …
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We’re at CES! (And a quick-but-important forum update)

We’re incredibly excited to be able to share not one, but two exciting updates with our readers of SFF Network, as well as our community at SFF Forum. First: although listeners to our podcast (Low Volume) will have already heard of this news, SFF Network will be on the show floor at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, with our newest writer Drew Duncan scouring the conference for announcements and news that’s specifically pertinent to SFF. With press credentials and camera in hand, this is a fantastic development and opportunity for us, as we’ve previously only been able to rely on second-hand reports …
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AMD’s AM4 – A Unified Socket

At CES 2016, AMD has talked a little bit more about its upcoming Zen architecture processors. Specifically, the company revealed the socket that will be used and announced the code names of the new CPUs and APUs. We posted a leak about these names and some specs here. The current lineup of AMD CPUs and APUs spans across 3 different sockets: The FX line of CPUs drop into the AM3+ socket, the APU lineup uses socket FM2+, and the Athlon and Sempron SoC chips slot into socket AM1. These three sockets exist because each of the processor lines has very different underlying …