MSI Outs Cubi 2 with Kaby Lake Support

MSI has updated its lineup of mini-PCs with a new model – the Cubi 2 – that supports Intel Kaby Lake processors. Hence, the greenhorn comes equipped with either Intel Core i3-7100U two-core CPU that runs at 2.4 GHz frequency, Intel Core i5-7200U that operates at 2.5-3.1 GHz frequency (base/dynamic), or Intel Core i7-7500U that runs at 2.7-3.5 GHz frequency (base/dynamic). The model houses an integrated Intel HD Graphics 620 GPU.

MSI Cubi 2 mini-PCs are available in two formats: ‘light’ (115.2x112.2x34.6 mm), targeting M.2 SATA drives; ‘standard’ (115.2x112.2x42.7 mm), targeting traditional 2.5-inch drives. Besides, the models come in two case colors: black & white.

Internal layout allows for the installation of DDR4-2133 MHz memory modules of up to 32 GB capacity. They support motherboards with Intel H110 chipset and a single expansion slot which is occupied by M.2 2230 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth adapter by default.

This mini-PC accommodates gigabit LAN port, …

Aerocool Brings Dead Silence Cube Chassis on Market

Aerocool Advanced Technologies puts up for sale its mini-ITX chassis, entitled Dead Silence Cube. The model is an ideal choice for the fans of LAN Parties and those who have an eye for a stylish design. The chassis features 265x411.3x381 mm dimensions, targeting mini-ITX or micro-ATX motherboards. The case is made of solid steel and is characterized by sound-dampening features.

In retail sale it appears in two framework variations — with a blind side facet and with a transparent window on it, – as well as in several color designs. Some of the items boast the incorporation of leather finish on the top and frontal facets.

Aerocool Dead Silence Cube is furnished with one optical drive of 5.25-inch standard, three drives of 3.5-inch standard or four drives of 2.5-inch type, and with four PCI Express expansion slots. Internal spacing is sufficient to integrate graphics adapters of up to 320 mm in length, a customary PSU, and CPU coolers of up to 190 mm in height. The top …

Which DDR3 SDRAM is better for Ivy Bridge

The overclocker memory is now in the category of products for perfectionists, still the common users are pleased with usual modules DDR3-1600 or DDR3-1333 SDRAM. The issue appears related to the release of processors Ivy Bridge series, which in some aspects are similar to its predecessors, still have some distinctive features.

Ivy Bridge processors are restricted on the maximum frequency supported by the DDR3 SDRAM. This indicates the theoretical chance of these processors work with high-speed memory DDR3-3200 SDRAM. Developers of overclocker memory package perceived the change in rules with certain enthusiasm: there are DDR3-2400 modules available in stores. The gap in frequencies of «elite» and «running» versions of the memory has grown twice in size. It won’t have a noteworthy blow on the work of commonly used tasks in systems.

The memory controller in the Ivy Bridge can work both in symmetric mode, with delay, frequency and volume modules in memory channels, and …
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