Gigabyte Showcases New GB-BSi7 Mini-PCs

Gigabyte keeps on refilling its inventory of Intel Skylake-based solutions with a couple of new mini-PCs: Brix GB-BSi7T-6500 & Brix GB-BSi7HT-6500. The greenhorns are designed on a two-core Intel Core i7-6500U CPU that operates at 2.5/3.1 GHz frequency. The processor is accompanied by Intel HD graphics as well as DDR4-2133 MHz RAM (maximum capacity – 32 GB).

The fundamental difference between the two models lies in the storage layout. The GB-BSi7T-6500 features only M.2 slot for the installation of compatible drives, whereas the GB-BSi7HT-6500 adds one SATA 6 Gb/sec interface for 2.5-inch drive. All other specifications are analogous for the mini-PCs.

Therefore, the new-comers feature a single PCI Express M.2 expansion slot (occupied by Wi-Fi + Bluetooth module), Realtek ALC255 audio controller, Intel I219V gigabit network controller, Intel Dual-Band wireless-AC 3165, and an integrated 90-watt power supply unit. Internal layout allows for the installation of a tiny …

SilverStone Expands the Tundra Lineup with Two Liquid Coolers

SilverStone has entered the market with a pair of small-sized liquid coolers which replenished the lines of Tundra family. The TD02-Slim and TD03-Slim are targeting mini-ITX chassis, showing compatibility with the majority of modern platforms: AMD FM1, FM2, AM2/AM2+, AM3/AM3+, Intel LGA775, 115x, 2011, 2011-3, 1366. The new-comers will be available since late September at the price tag of about $73 & $96 (depending on the model).

SilverStone TD02-Slim features a sleek aluminum heatsink with 278x227x124 mm dimensions and a pair of fans, mounted side by side. At the same time, SilverStone TD03-Slim houses less voluminous heatsink (159x22x124 mm) and the fans are mounted on the different sides of the radiator.

The hardware also includes a large copper base for a more efficient heat dissipation, a pair of rubber hoses (310 mm in length) as well as a waterblock (39.2 mm in height) with an integrated pump. In addition, there is blue activity LED.

The implemented 120-mm …

Intel to Take Care about Power-Efficiency of Ivy Bridge Processors

The rising competition between the two giants in the manufacture of processing units, Intel and AMD, makes each of the two invent ever newer technologies and implement them in their products. The attempts to dominate in the market and win as many consumers usually develop into brand new approaches and brand new advanced facilities.

In this light, Intel is going to upgrade its Ivy Bridge processors to make them more power-efficient. But power-efficiency does not imply that processing units will show less performance; quite the contrary, the manufacturer is willing to combine an utmost performance with the maximal power efficiency level.

Currently, the most power-saving processors of Ivy Bridge generation can be found in mobile devices on Windows platform and in Apple MacBook Air devices. Their TDP level is recorded at 17W. As appears from the above mentioned, the TDP level in upgraded Ivy Bridge processors will be lower than 17W, though the developers do not voice the margin …
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