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ASRock’s Z370 DeskMini GTX1060 – Barebones Bonanza? (Part 2)

In part one of this article, we tore down and set up the ASRock DeskMini GTX1060, a Micro-STX based barebones system that comes with a MXM format GTX1060 6GB GPU. In this second part of the review, we will look more in depth, to gain a deeper understanding of the Deskmini GTX/RX Z370, and see what it is capable of. As a recap, the ASRock DeskMini GTX/RX Z370 is a well designed Micro-STX barebones system, that in part 1, gained my recommendation, and my conversion from M-ITX to Micro-STX for my personal preference. The design of the platform, as well …
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ASRock’s Z370 DeskMini GTX1060 – Barebones Bonanza? (Part 1)

When Craig reviewed ASRock’s B250 DeskMini GTX1080, we were impressed by the utter performance density offered by the platform. A GTX1080, with desktop GPU performance, in a box under 3 litres of volume. Today it’s my turn to look at a DeskMini GTX/RX model, albeit the next generation, based on Intel’s Z370 chipset. The ASRock DeskMini GTX/RX line is based on the Micro-STX form factor, a variation on the STX form factor originally launched by Intel as “5×5” a few years back. ASRock realised that by adding in a mere 2 inches in length (ugh… metric plz) meant that the …
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G.SKILL shows off 3466MHz 16GBx2 DDR4 SODIMM kit

Outside of industrial specialists VLP, and even just normal height LP, RAM seems to have disappeared with the advent of DDR4. Things didn’t change at Computex, with ever bigger and flashier heatsinks being the norm, often in order to fit even more RGBs. As such we didn’t make time to stop by G.SKILL’s booth while at the show, which is unfortunate in hindsight because they were showing off a 32GB kit (16GB x 2) of DDR4 SODIMM at a new high speed of 3466MHz! Timings aren’t spectacular at CL 16-18-18-43, but they are respectable considering it’s SODIMM. High-end SODIMM isn’t …
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Innodisk booth at Computex 2017

Innodisk isn’t a big name in memory, at least not outside of industrial uses, but they’ve risen in profile recently due to the fact that they’re one of the only providers of VLP DDR4 RAM. Here are some of the ECC Unbuffered VLP DDR4 but there are also Non-ECC versions available. [mks_separator style=”blank” height=”2″] And here’s a stick of DDR4 SODIMM. [mks_separator style=”blank” height=”2″] This oddity is Mini DIMM, which is just like it days, a miniature DRAM form factor. The Innodisk rep told me that the most common use is embedded devices like high-performance routers. [mks_separator style=”blank” height=”2″] There wasn’t any …