A New Series of Haswell-Based Gigabyte Brix Mini-PCs

The appearance of Brix mini-PCs last spring was Gigabyte’s debut in this market segment. The first products were elaborated specifically for Intel Ivy Bridge processors. However, the company decided to update the line of ultra-compact PCs with four new models. Entitled GB-BXCE-2955, GB-BXi7-4500, GB-BXi5-4200, and GB-BXi3-4010, the products are characterized by the support of power-efficient Intel Haswell CPUs.



The most efficient model is Gigabyte GB-BXi7-4500 with the integrated Intel Core i7-4500U processor (1.8/3.0 GHz), whereas the least efficient turns to be Gigabyte GB-BXCE-2955, based on Intel Celeron 2955U (1.4 GHz). At the same time, Gigabyte GB-BXi5-4200 is equipped with Intel Core i5-4200U CPU (1.6/2.6 GHz) and Gigabyte GB-BXi3-4010 comes with Intel Corei3-4010U solution (1.7 GHz).


Except for diverse CPUs, all four Brix mini-PCs feature practically analogous specifications:

— dimensions: 114.4x107.6x29.9 mm;

— memory: two DIMM slots, support for 16 …

Deepcool is preparing a new cooler with heat pipes

Deepcool production company of inexpensive and quite efficient cooling systems has provided a sample of CPU cooler — Big Frost (tentative codename), which is an extension of current Frostwin model. Previous model has 4 sintered powder heatpipes, which conduct heat from the processor to protect it from overheating. Also, like a new model, it has 120mm fans.



New model has a simple design, but strict, almost «standard», forms will not prevent it from showing a decent performance. It works with less noise and performs an effective cooling. Big Frost consists of a nickel-plated copper base with a miniature auxiliary radiator, six U-shaped copper heatpipes, each of 6 mm in diameter, and two sections of aluminium plates of similar thickness. Pre-installed fans are running at different speeds. One turns with intensity of 1300 r / min (22.6 dB noise), the other — in the range from 900 to 1500 rev / min (21,4-32,1 dB).


Dimensions of construction form 126x136x159 mm, weight — …

Thermaltake Riing 14 LED RGB Radiator Fan TT Premium Edition, Controlled Through the Smartphone Utility

In most cases one can manage fan options with the help of BIOS, special utilities from mother boards manufacturers or an external controller. The Thermaltake Company equipped a smartphone with this function while designing a Thermaltake Riing 14 LED RGB Radiator Fan TT Premium Edition (CL-F051-PL14SW-A) model, managed through the mobile app.



This is a 140 mm solution (140 х 140 х 25 mm). Its rotary speed lies in the range of 500–1,400 rpm, its maximum air flow rate is 73.91 CFM (126 m3/hr), its static pressure equals to 1.38 mm H2O and its noise level is up to 29.4 dB. Due to fluid bearings in the construction the guaranteed life span is estimated to be 40,000 hours. Connection is performed through the 9-pin USB 2.0 port.


All the Thermaltake Riing 14 LED RGB Radiator Fan TT Premium Edition options, including the 256-colour RGB-lighting, can be set with the help of the Riing RGB Software utility, available for devices under Windows, Android and iOS. On sale one can find …
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