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 …

MMD Announces 241P6VPJKEB Monitor under Philips Brand

MMD, the owner of Philips Monitors brand, has designed a new monitor, entitled 241P6VPJKEB. The greenhorn is distinguished by the support for 4K Ultra HD resolution (3840x2160) that is appropriate as for corporate so for multimedia needs. The display features 23.8-inch diagonal and 16:9 aspect ratio. Sales are scheduled to start in early 2016 for the recommended price tag of 549 EUR.

Philips 241P6VPJKEB takes AH-IPS panel with WLED backlight as the basis. It boasts some prominent specifications: 300 cd/m2 – maximal brightness, 178/178 – the widest viewing angles, the possibility to display 1.074 billion colors, the 99% coverage of sRGB gamut. Besides, the model comes equipped with a pair of speakers (2W each) and an integrated webcam (2 mp) with a microphone.

The kit of external interfaces includes 1x DVI port, 1x D-Sub, 1x DisplayPort, 1 HDMI 2.0 port with the support for MHL 3.0 technology; the latter enables trouble-free connection, charging and processing of …

AMD FX-8350 Review: Improved and Advanced

Processors AMD FX Vishera are considered to be 'heavy metal' in the AMD's inventory. They belong to the products of the second generation and employ an advanced Piledriver architecture. This architecture is intended primarily at managing multi-threading applications to provide for improved performance, if compared with CPUs of the first generation. In addition, FX Vishera chips feature reasonable correlation of power, facilities and price.

Platform and Architecture

CPU AMD FX-8350 is compatible with motherboards which contain AM3+ socket and high-performance logics AMD 990FX, AMD 970, and AMD 990X. It should be noted that boards with such chipsets are able to offer two additional PCI Express x16 sockets which are characterized by high speed index on integration of two video adapters. AMD FX series consists of four CPU models; FX-8350 and FX-8320 house eight cores, FX-6300 feature six cores, while junior model FX-4300 contents itself with only four cores.

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