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Streacom Shows Off Upcoming NUC Case

Streacom gave us a sneak-peek into its upcoming case for Intel's next unit of computing (NUC) form-factor. Made of aluminum and ABS, the case doubles up as heatsink for the NUC's hot components (such as CPU and PCH). It features a universal CPU block, so the case can adapt to future NUC boards with CPUs at different spots.

The sides of the case are not made of aluminum, this is where the NUC's WLAN/Bluetooth antennae attach, and so an ABS panel boosts signal strength. The case is designed specifically for Intel's D33217GKE motherboard, with ports mapped for its two HDMI connectors, three USB ports, power, and Ethernet. It will be available in two color options, silver (pictured below) and carbon-black. Availability is expected sometime in Q2 2013.

Tranquil PC Outs Cases for Intel NUC

British silent PC maker Tranquil PC released passive-cooled all-aluminum cases for Intel's NUC (next unit of computing) form-factor, the NUC-BY (for Intel D33217CK board) and NUC-YE (for Intel D33217GKE). Both models measure 110 x 164 x 47 mm each, their bodies are ridged to double up as heatsinks for the CPU, PCH, and other hot components on the system board. The company claims the aerospace-grade aluminum used keeps the CPU 5 to 15 °C cooler than even the reference fan-cooled case. Both cases are priced at £99.00 ($156).

Source: FanlessTech

Intel Exits Desktop Board Business

Intel decided to quit the PC motherboard business by shutting down its Desktop Board brand. To company will begin shrinking its motherboard product line with the arrival of socket LGA1150 Core "Haswell" processors, and eventually leave the market within 3 years. One can draw three distinct inferences from this move. First, Intel's Desktop Board lineup is too bloated, and the desktop form-factor is on a rapid decline in relation to the rest of the PC industry. Second, with the emergence of new high-volume brands in the motherboard industry, Intel is finding its lineup out of place.

Third, and more interestingly, this could be a move by Intel to pacify other motherboard vendors about the impending transition of a bulk of the motherboard volume from changeable CPU socket to hardwired BGA, which is bound to happen in a couple of years from now. Other vendors expressed apprehensions over the transition to BGA believing such a more could make Desktop Board put them out of business. Intel's Desktop Board team will instead spend resources in developing new form-factors such as the NUC.Source: PC World

Lian-Li PC-N1 Replacement Case for Intel NUC Pictured

Quite a few case-makers are jumping in with replacement cases for Intel's new NUC (next unit of computing) form-factor (Intel Desktop Boards D33217CK and D33217GKE), which beats all established volume/performance standards. Lian-Li's contribution is the PC-N1. This all-aluminum case measures 122 x 40 x 108 mm (WxHxD), which is roughly as big as a router. Following strict form-factor specifications, it lacks any additional drive bays, or active cooling, leaving its high-quality aluminum to do the tedious job of dissipating heat.

Intel Haswell and Broadwell Silicon Variants Detailed

It's no secret that nearly all Intel Core processors are carved out of essentially one or two physical dies, be it the "2M" die that physically features four cores and 8 MB of L3 cache, or the "1M" die, which physically features two cores and 4 MB of L3 cache. The two silicons are further graded for energy-efficiency and performance before being assigned a package most suited to them: desktop LGA, mobile PGA, mobile BGA, and with the introduction of the 4th generation Core "Haswell," SoC (system on chip, a package that's going to be a multi-chip module of the CPU and PCH dies). The SoC package will be designed to conserve PCB real-estate, and will be suited for extremely size-sensitive devices such as Ultrabooks.

The third kind of grading for the two silicons relates to its on-die graphics processor, which makes up over a third of the die area. Depending on the number of programmable shaders and ROPs unlocked, there are two grades: GT2, and GT3, with GT3 being the most powerful. On the desktop front (identified by silicon extension "-DT,") Intel very much will retain dual-core processors, which will make up its Core i3, Pentium, and Celeron processor lines. It will be lead by quad-core parts. All desktop processors feature the GT2 graphics core.

Abee Debuts Two More Intel NUC Replacement Cases

In addition to last month's NE01 and NE02 full-aluminum replacement cases for Intel's revolutionary NUC desktop, Japanese PC case maker Abee debuted the NE03 and NE04 (pictured in that order). Available in five metallic color options, the NE03 features a brick-shaped design with a clear acrylic top. It measures 140 x 200 x 50 mm (WxDxH). The NE04, on the other hand, features a cubical design, is available in five soft color options of its own, measures 125 x 110 x 117 mm, and supports a 60 mm fan. The two are priced at 17,980¥ (US $213) and 15,980¥ ($190), respectively.

Source: Hermitage Akihabara

Abee Unveils Colorful and Shiny Replacement Cases for Intel NUC

Abee unveiled the Acubic NE01 and NE02 lines of replacement cases for Intel NUC. Made of brushed, anodized aluminum, the cases are available in a variety of glossy colors. The NE01, the first group of cases pictured below, measures 125 x 111 x 41 mm, featuring an edgy design. The NE02, on the other hand, measures 126 x 111 x 42 mm, featuring a slightly rounded and curvy design. Both cases weigh roughly 450 g. Designed strictly for the NUC form-factor, the two support Intel Desktop Boards D33217CK and D33217GKE only, are are compatible with their rear-panel bracket, and front USB port positions. Both cases support VESA mount, and can latch onto your flat-panel. Slated for Wednesday (28/11), the NE01 and NE02 are priced around US $99.

Source: Hermitage Akihabara
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