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 …

Kingmax UD-09: USB flash drive for demanding users

The new USB-drive Kingmax UD-09 is positioned as a model for real city dweller, who counts every minute of the life. It does not cost too much money, functions fast and just looks nice.



This flash drive can be a real workhorse for any modern user. Model Kingmax UD-09 is not quite so budget solution, but it does not belong to an elite line of drives KINGMAX Digital Inc. The manufacturer is positioning this device as a USB flash drive for the hurried urban dweller, and the entire series of USB-drives is called none other than Urban. A feature of this particular model is that it has a quick interface USB 3.0. Let's see how productive would be this novelty.


Technical characteristics of Kingmax UD-09:

Available capacity 8 GB / 16/32

Capacity of reviewing sample, 32 GB

USB 3.0 interface

Enclosure Type Seating cap

Material Aluminum

Color: Black / Silver

Dimensions 63x19x9 mm

Mass, g 10

Warranty, months 60


The plastic blister of the new product is not …

MSI Z77A-GD65 - Common LGA1155-board by Micro-Star Company

Like the other major motherboard manufacturers, the company Micro-Star Intel thoroughly prepared for the appearance of Ivy Bridge processors and new chipsets of seventh series. Motherboard companies use simple and understandable system of names, that is why it is not difficult to arrange in order of seniority, all six motherboards based on the logic of Intel Z77 Express, from the main MSI Z77A-GD80 to younger Z77A-G43 and the small Z77MA-G45.



The box, in which comes motherboard MSI Z77A-GD65 is traditionally designed. The front side is decorated with different logos and the centre has a large poster. On the reverse side of the box there is a summary of some advantages and features of the board.


One of the characteristic weaknesses about motherboards of Micro-Star Company is the lack of panels to display USB 3.0 ports on the front wall of the chassis. The layout of the motherboard MSI Z77A-GD65 is close to the classical, and therefore it not only looks good, but is easy to …
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