At the TwitchCon event, Intel showed off the upcoming NUC 13 Extreme series Raptor Canyon compact modular gaming PC.They will be based on 13th generation Core processors, also known by the codename Raptor Lake.Image source: IntelThe new PCs will have larger dimensions than the NUC 12 Extreme systems based on Alder Lake processors.The Raptor Canyon systems will have an internal capacity of 13.9 liters instead of its predecessor's 8 liters.Thanks to this, the new generation of NUC Extreme 13 systems will be able to accommodate even larger graphics cards.While the same reference Intel Arc A770 and Arc 750 Limited Edition graphics gas pedals are two expansion slots thick, the new NUC 13 Extreme systems will be able to accommodate third-party graphics cards up to 2.5 expansion slots or Intel gas pedals made by ASRock or Gunnir up to three expansion slots.The final specifications for the Raptor Canyon system, as well as pricing and release date Intel plans to announce in the coming weeks.
UP 4000 - a copy of Raspberry Pi, but with Intel Celeron, Pentium or Atom processor
A single-board computer UP 4000 has been announced, which uses AAEON (owned by ASUS) technology.The novelty is made in the style of popular Raspberry Pi products for developers.Image source: up-board.orgThe board has dimensions of 85.6 × 56.5 mm.It is based on the Intel Apollo Lake hardware platform: a Celeron N3350 (up to 2.4 GHz), Pentium N4200 (up to 2.5 GHz) or Atom x7-E3950 (up to 2.0 GHz) processor can be used.The graphics subsystem uses an Intel HD Graphics 500 or 505 controller.The capacity of LPDDR4 RAM reaches 8 GB.Data storage is provided by eMMC flash module with a capacity up to 128 GB.There are three USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A ports, one USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C port and one HDMI 1.4b interface for video outputs and a Realtek RTL8111G-CG network adapter with up to 1 Gbps bandwidth is included in the equipment.Additionally, an M.2 2230 or M.2 305 module with support for Wi-Fi 5/6 and 4G/5G mobile communications can be used on the carrier board.The UP 4000 single-board computer starts at $116.Deliveries will be arranged in August.
MSI is preparing a gaming desktop PC with Intel Arc A380 gas pedal
The site JD has information about the new MSI gaming desktop, which sales will start in the near future.The novelty is based on Intel Alder Lake hardware platform.Image source: JDMaximum configuration includes Core i7-12700KF processor.The chip contains twelve processing cores, including eight performance and four power-efficient cores.Up to 20 instruction threads can be processed simultaneously.The clock frequency reaches 5.0 GHz.A special feature of the desktop is the use of the Intel Arc A380 graphics gas pedal.It is reported that this gas pedal operates 6 GB of memory GDDR6 with 96-bit bus.The number of FP32 cores is equal to 1,024, Xe cores - eight.It is noted that the gas pedal has a factory overclocking.A desktop PC in basic configuration has on board 8 GB of RAM DDR4-3200 and a solid-state drive with a capacity of 256 GB.Depending on the configuration there is a power unit with a capacity of 550 or 650 W.Unfortunately, there is no information about the approximate price and the start date of delivery of the desktop at the moment.
Orange Pi 800 keyboard computer on a six-core Rockchip processor
A curious new product called Orange Pi 800 made its debut: a computer with all components integrated inside a small form-factor keyboard without the block of digital buttons on the right side.Image source: Orange Pi The processor is based on Rockchip RK3399: it has six computing cores clocked up to 2.0 GHz and a Mali-T860 MP4 graphics gas pedal.There is 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of eMMC flash module for data storage.There are Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n/ac (2.4/5 GHz) and Bluetooth 5.0 BLE, as well as Gigabit Ethernet network controller, HDMI 2.0 and D-Sub for image output, two USB 3.0 Type-A ports, one USB 2.0 Type-A and one USB Type-C port each, microSD card slot and 26-pin GPIO connector.Dimensions are 286 × 122 × 22 mm, weight is 385 g.The computer can use Chromium OS or Orange Pi OS.There is no information about the approximate price yet.
ASUS has shown a futuristic PC concept with almost no wires
Following Gigabyte and MSI, ASUS has decided to show at Computex 2022 its vision of a PC with no power cables visible.Only unlike the first two, which decided to hide the cables as much as possible, ASUS showed a prototype computer that has no cables at all.Almost.Image source: ASUSWhen you first look at the ASUS ROG Avalon computer, you might confuse it with a NAS, or at best a passively cooled HTPC.But both of those assumptions are wrong.A closer look reveals that this is one of the most sophisticated computer system designs ever.The radiators on the sides of the system unit case are actually air vents.On the left side of the ROG Avalon is a full-sized graphics card, which is probably the only item in this build that requires a power cable, unless you count the raiser adapter that connects it to the motherboard.What's hiding in the other side of the case - ASUS does not tell.However, the case itself has been developed in cooperation with InWin.The motherboard in this computer is completely custom.It is about the size of a Mini-ITX.Only four slots for RAM, an M.2 slot and, by all appearances, an LGA 1700 Alder Lake CPU socket stick out of it.Numerous expansion boards are connected to the motherboard from the back side: one to connect the power supply, another board to connect four 2.5-inch drives, the third is the aforementioned raiser for the graphics card.All system components can be quickly and easily replaced.Rear panel of the system unit is also modular.It comes in three variants, named \"Home Theater\", \"Virtual Reality\" and \"Workstation\", which reflect their purpose.The power supply of the computer is made in SFX-format.However, instead of wires, it uses an interface that resembles PCIe.The power supply has a capacity of 600 watts.It can also be quickly replaced if needed without disassembling the whole system unit.The motherboard is also equipped with several connectors for ports on the front panel: two USB Type-C and a pair of 3.5mm audio outputs.There is also one M.2 slot for NVMe storage installation.Another one is also located on one of the expansion boards.Also on the back side of the board you can see the usual power connectors of the board and the processor, and also there is a PCIe x16 slot.ASUS computer concept is really interesting, but it is still unclear whether the company plans to turn it into a consumer product.
Zotac unveiled the VR GO 4.0 backpack computer based on Intel Tiger Lake and NVIDIA RTX A4500
Zotac announced the VR GO 4.0, its fourth generation gaming backpack computer.The manufacturer is positioning the unusual device as a gaming system for virtual reality.Externally, VR GO 4.0 has not changed from the previous version, but its stuffing has become more powerful.Image source: ZotacIn the basis of VR GO 4.0 offers a mobile Intel Core i7-11800H generation Tiger Lake processor.For graphics processing here is responsible professional gas pedal NVIDIA RTX A4500 with 7168 CUDA cores and 20 GB of memory GDDR6.The previous version of the device was equipped with a Core i7-9750H chip and GeForce RTX 2070 graphics.On the one hand, it may seem a strange choice in favor of not quite a gaming graphics card.But the NVIDIA RTX A4500 is far more powerful than any entry-level gaming gas pedal.For example, it has 1024 more CUDA cores than the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti gaming model.At the same time, the NVIDIA RTX A4500 consumes 200 watts of power.For comparison, for the same GeForce RTX 3080 the claimed power consumption is 350W.For VR GO 4.0, the power consumption level is very important for autonomy, because the backpack computer runs on battery.The novelty offers 16 GB of DDR4 RAM.If desired, you can install up to 32 GB of memory.Moreover there is an opportunity to install an NVMe SSD in M.2 format and a 2.5\" SSD or a SATA III hard drive.The set of external connectors consists of four USB 3.1 Type-A, one USB 3.1 Type-C, two USB 3.0, two DisplayPort and one HDMI.There are also a pair of 3.5mm audio outputs and an SD card reader.In standalone mode, the Zotac VR GO 4.0 is powered by a dual 86.4Wh hot-swappable battery. The company did not provide information about the VR GO 4.0's release date or cost.The previous version of the hiking computer was offered closer to $2,000.Given the use of the professional NVIDIA RTX A4500 as part of the new generation of the device, its price could be even higher.
Acer unveils ConceptD 100 and ConceptD 500 compact desktops with Intel Alder Lake and NVIDIA graphics
Acer has announced the ConceptD 100 and ConceptD 500 compact desktops.Despite its modest size, the new additions feature high-performance Intel Alder Lake processors as well as professional and gaming models of NVIDIA graphics gas pedals.Image source: AcerThe size of the Acer ConceptD 100 desktop is 137.4 × 373 × 359 mm.Despite its compact size, the newcomer can offer features available to full-size systems.Specifically, Acer is ready to equip the ConceptD 100 with an Intel Core i7 generation Alder Lake processor, up to 128 GB of dual channel DDR4-3200 RAM, a PCIe 4.0 SSD, and a hard drive up to 7200 RPM. Acer ConceptD 100There is also a choice between NVIDIA T400 and NVIDIA T1000 professional graphics cards.Both cards are based on the Turing architecture and use the TU117 processors, such as those found in GeForce GTX 1650 gaming cards.The older version of the NVIDIA T1000 uses a chip with the same number of shader, texture and rasterization blocks as the GeForce GTX 1650.The NVIDIA T400 uses a simplified version of the TU117 chip with fewer execution blocks. Acer ConceptD 100Compact desktop Acer ConceptD 100 offers support for Wi-Fi 6 or Wi-Fi 6E, 2.5 Gigabit LAN, and uses Windows 11 Pro as the operating system.The new product is scheduled to go on sale in Europe, the Middle East and Africa in September.The cost of the computer will start at 999 euros. Acer ConceptD 500The ConceptD 500, measuring 200 × 389 × 393.6, will be able to offer even more performance stuffing.Acer claims the ability to install an Alder Lake processor all the way up to the Core i9 model.The system will also support up to 128GB of DDR4-3200 RAM, a hard drive up to 2TB and a 1TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD. Acer ConceptD 500The ConceptD 500 offers the more powerful NVIDIA RTX A4000, GeForce RTX 3060 or GeForce RTX 3070 graphics gas pedals.It also claims support for Wi-Fi 6 or Wi-Fi 6E and a wired 2.5-gigabit network adapter.The price of the Acer ConceptD 500 will start at €1,199.In Africa, Europe and the Middle East, the novelty will also appear in September this year.In China, desktop sales will not start before the fourth quarter.Prices there will start at about $1,800.
An enthusiast has built a retro-style computer equipped with a 5-inch round display
After assembling a homemade mini laptop based on the Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W computer this year, enthusiast Penk Chen has developed a new retro-style model.The so-called Mainboard Terminal is a computer with a circular display and a motherboard used in the Framework modular notebooks.Image source: CNX SoftwareThe computer has been tested to work with Ubuntu 22.04 out of the box, only minor edits to the display configuration are required to ensure correct operation.Taking into account the fact that the motherboard is based on the solution supporting Intel Core i5-1135G7, i7-1165G7 or i7-1185G7 Tiger Lake processors, it is likely that the solution is also compatible with other operating systems.Image source: CNX SoftwareThe main components are freely available:Framework notebook motherboard ($399 and up);Preonic Keyboard MX Kit V3 ($140);1080×1080 resolution 5\" round LCD display and board with HDMI adaptor (about $82).Most of the work went into designing the case for the Mainboard Terminal, Penk posted the STL files for the 3D printer on Github under a free MIT license.Because the display has an unusual resolution, additional configuration is required using xrand:Image source: CNX SoftwareIn addition, for aesthetic reasons, a terminal emulator is installed that simulates the old cathode display with a modified curvature.This requires changing the following line in the app/qml/ApplicationSettings.qml directory:Image source: CNX SoftwareAll the 3D-printed parts are attached to each other using 5×2mm magnets, although Penk doesn't rule out that some will prefer screw connections, and can also make cutouts for USB 4.0 ports.Although the circular display computer has a very limited scope, it looks quite curious.
AMD to unveil Radeon RX 7000 graphics cards tonight
AMD will unveil Radeon RX 7000 graphics cards on the latest RDNA 3 architecture graphics processors tonight. The start of the presentation,...