Intel Debuts with Skull Canyon NUC Mini-PC

Skull Canyon was designed to dispel stereotypes about low efficiency of compact-sized PCs. Intel tried hard to take its mini-PC to the next level. Hence, the company furnished it with a 4-core Core i7-6770HQ CPU (Skylake) with support of Hyper-Threading. It features 6 MB L3 cache, 45 W TDP and runs at 2.6/3.5 GHz frequency. The CPU incorporates Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580 (GT4e) graphics core with 72 computing units and an additional eDRAM of 128 MB (frequency index: 350-950 MHz).

Intel Skull Canyon is housed in a stylish case with skull logo, featuring 216x116x23 mm dimensions & 0.7 liters capacity. The model accommodates a pair of So-DIMM DDR4-2133+ slots, allowing to install up to 32 GB of memory. Storage subsystem might be organized thanks to a pair of M.2 slots which support SSDs with SATA or PCI Express x4 interface.

This mini-PC comes with Intel Dual Band Wireless AC 8260 adapter that is thought to support Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity. The rear panel …

Aerocool Offers a Couple of Budgetary Cases GT and GT Advance

Aerocool Advanced Technologies, a Taiwanese tycoon in the hardware market, announces the launch of two new mid-tower PC cases in the European market. Entitled GT and GT Advanced, the items are targeting budget-oriented gamers who are eager to satiate their design and performance demands. Indeed, the couple is peculiar by an original external look and an optimal layout potential with spacious internal framework.

Aerocool GT and GT Advance feature 405x180x400 mm chassis dimensions (overall: 430x200x440 mm). Their chassis is made of solid SECC steel that is painted black or white. The differentiation between the two new-comers lies not only in color variation but also in the price. Therefore, white Aerocool GT comes at €25, whereas its black counterpart is available at €24.30; white Aerocool GT Advance costs €29, while its black version comes at €25.

To continue, both models are thought to support motherboards of ATX and micro-ATX standard, graphics adapters of 293 mm …

Meet the First RAID Controller with Sixteen SATA 6 Gb/sec Ports

Adaptec by PMC introduces the first in the market RAID controller series with the outstanding amount of SAS/SATA 6 Gb/sec ports. Adaptec Series 7 combines low-profile expansion cards developed particularly for PCI Express 3.0 bus. The integrated properties are called to enhance the bandwidth of the bus due to the availability of sixteen SAS/SATA 6 Gb/sec ports.

According to the claimed specifications, these RAID controllers are capable to demonstrate up to 450000 IOPS performance (on random writing (4 KB) conditions) when the number of connected SSDs equals to 16. Such performance showings are currently insuperable by a number of contemporary RAID controllers.

Adaptec Series 7 includes eight models which are differentiated by an amount of external and internal ports. All the models are low-profile expansion cards which are equipped with up to 24 ports. Such technological innovation became possible thanks to the implementation of compact HD mini-SAS sockets and …
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