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Intel 7th Generation Core "Kaby Lake" and 200-series Chipset Platform Outlined

Intel's tick-tock product development cycle is disturbed. The cadence of launching a new CPU microarchitecture on a given silicon fab process, miniaturizing it to a smaller fab process, and then launching an even newer micro-architecture on that process; is about to change with the company's 7th generation Core "Kaby Lake" processor. When launched, it would be the third microarchitecture built on the company's 14 nm process, besides "Skylake" (current new architecture) and "Broadwell" (miniaturization of "Haswell" to 14 nm.) Some of the very first documents related to Kaby Lake began to move about, making news along the way. The architecture is scheduled to launch along with its companion 200-series chipset some time in 2016.

To begin with, Core "Kaby Lake" will continue to be built on the LGA1151 package, and will likely be backwards compatible with existing 100-series chipset motherboards with a firmware update. From what we get to understand from leaked material, it will not be a vastly newer architecture than Skylake, at least not of the kind Skylake was to Broadwell. There are still CPU performance enhancements on offer, an "enhanced full-range BClk overclocking," which could mean improved overclocking on chips with upwards-locked multipliers (although we won't get our hopes too high and call it a return of the BClk overclocking era). A bulk of the R&D will fall into improving the integrated graphics, to support multiple 5K displays, 10-bit HVEC and VP9 hardware-acceleration; platform-integrated Thunderbolt 3, and platform interface support for Intel Optane (3D XPoint memory).

Giada Unveils F210 Fanless Mini-PC

Giada Technology, an industry leader in Mini PCs, embedded systems and servers for small & medium enterprises, is proud to unveil a compact fan-less mini pc system - the F210. With an efficient Intel Cherry Trail Processor and lower power consumption, the F210 is a compact-sized and cost effective Intel Platform thin client Mini PC. It provides 2G onboard memory and 8G of eMMC storage. To support diversified video output, the F210 is equipped with both VGA and HDMI interfaces. OS compatibility with the latest Windows 10 and Android ensures wide OS options. The space-saving size of the F210 and its uncompromising performance enables its wide range of applications in thin-client and desktop virtualization terminals.

The all-metal chassis provides better protection for the internal parts from damage as well as EMI (Electro Magnetic Interference). Its rugged design allows for 24/7 stable operation over long periods of time. In addition, the all-metal design can improve the heat dissipation efficiency and lowers the working temperature of the parts, thus prolonging the form factor's lifetime.

Dell Refreshes its OptiPlex Desktop Lineup

Dell announced today at Dell World the most significant refresh to its OptiPlex commercial PC portfolio in five years, the Wyse 5050 AIO zero client for VMware, and new cloud multifunction printers to meet the changing needs of the future workforce. Considering the needs of a tech-savvy workforce always on the go, these new offerings are designed to increase employee productivity by helping them seamlessly connect to the business critical data and applications they need to get the job done. In addition, Dell Services is investing more in mobility applications and strategies to strengthen the way its commercial customers stay mobile, productive and efficient.

"We are defining the future of the PC and the role it plays in meeting our customers' most pressing computing needs," said Jeff Clarke, vice chairman, Operations and president, Client Solutions at Dell. "We are investing in this part of our business like never before, bringing new innovations to market that are redefining the role of the PC - whether it's an ultra-mobile 2-in-1, thin or zero client, or a desktop that now handles workloads for a mobile workforce who require a robust collaboration solution."

Shuttle XPC SH170R6 Barebones Desktop Detailed

Compact desktop maker Shuttle is giving final touches to its XPC SH170R6 compact desktop barebones system. Designed to support 6th generation Intel Core "Skylake" processors, the SH170R6 gets you started with a custom-design motherboard based on the Intel H170 Express chipset, with two expansion slots (one PCI-Express 3.0 x16 and one PCI-Express 3.0 x4); four DDR4 DIMM slots, a 32 Gb/s M.2 slot, four SATA 6 Gb/s ports; a heat-pipe based CPU cooler, and an 80 Plus Bronze rated 300W power supply.

The case itself offers room for a 5.25-inch optical drive, and two 3.5-inch drives (one of which is an externally accessible bay). The system board offers external connectivity of two DisplayPort 1.2 connectors (supports one Ultra HD display), an HDMI port, six USB 3.0 ports, an eSATA 6 Gb/s port, gigabit Ethernet, and 8-channel HD audio. There's provision for an mPCIe WLAN card. Slated for release later this month, the SH170R6 is expected to be priced at 258€ excluding VAT (around 307€ with 19% VAT).

ASUS Republic of Gamers Unveils the G20CB SFF Gaming Desktop

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced G20CB, a compact and powerful 9.5-liter gaming desktop designed to dominate the small-form-factor segment. ROG G20CB packs up to a 6th-generation Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics for exceptional gaming and multitasking computing performance. ROG G20CB has an aggressive chassis design that features a matte-black finish, Mayan-inspired markings and customizable 8-million-color LED effects. The exclusive Aegis II app helps gamers monitor system performance, with GameAlive allowing for easy gameplay recording, editing, and sharing on social media.

Intel Core performance and NVIDIA GeForce graphics
ROG G20CB is designed to be a one-stop gaming and entertainment system. Its 9.5-liter chassis houses a 6th-generation Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 graphics. The former delivers a 10% performance boost and 23% more efficiency over previous-generation Intel processors to give ROG G20CB the power to take on the most demanding of tasks, allowing users experience today's games at their highest settings. NVIDIA GeForce-powered graphics draws gamers into an immersive world of colors and 4K/UHD resolution visuals; it even supports output on up to three HD displays, while a fourth display can be added via a HDMI connection.

Acer Debuts Aspire Z3-710 All-in-Ones with Windows 10

Acer America today announced that its refreshed 23.8-inch Aspire Z3-710 Series all-in-one desktop PCs with Windows 10 are available for customers in the United States. These newly enhanced PCs feature capacitive 10-point multi-touch and a Full HD (1920x1080) LED backlit display.

The new Aspire Z3-710 Series enables lifelike video calls thanks to the 1080p Full HD webcam. Stereo speakers with Acer True Harmony and Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater provide powerful audio, while built-in dual digital microphones can sense the location of voices to ensure they are heard clearly, even in rooms with significant ambient noise.

NVIDIA Ships Over 75% of Discrete GPUs in Q2-2015

Mercury Research published its market analysis for PC Graphics, for the second quarter of 2015 (April-June), this is an important quarter as this is when people tend to buy or upgrade their PCs for the summer break. According to the numbers posted by Mercury Research, NVIDIA hit a new record in discrete GPU market share. In the assessment period, 76.4 percent of desktop discrete GPUs were NVIDIA, up from 63.8 percent in Q2-2014. AMD, the only other desktop discrete GPU maker, saw its share drop to 23.6 percent.

The mobile discrete GPU figures were slightly better for AMD, with the company making up 34.6 percent, slightly up from 33.2 percent in Q2-2014. NVIDIA slipped proportionately down to 65.4 percent, from 66.8 percent in Q2-2014. When being a "discrete" GPU is no longer a criteria, and Intel is added to the mix, i.e. every CPU with graphics Intel sold, and every APU AMD sold (including the ones it sold to Microsoft and Sony), NVIDIA makes up 15.7 percent, AMD 14 percent, and Intel a whopping 70.1 percent. The big-picture isn't looking good. PC graphics shipments declined by 8 percent over the quarter, and down 21 percent from the same time last year. This is the worst on-year decline since the 2008 Financial Crisis.

Source: Mercury Research

Velocity Micro Offers PCs Powered by 6th Generation Intel Core Processors

Velocity Micro, the premier builder of award winning enthusiast desktops, laptops, and peripherals announces the availability of Gaming/Enthusiast and Workstation PCs featuring 6th Generation Intel Core processors. Hand-crafted, made in the USA desktops using Asus Z170 chipset motherboards start at just $1,479, with shipments beginning immediately.

"This is a huge step forward for gamers, media creators and CAD designers, and even standard home office users," said Randy Copeland, President and CEO of Velocity Micro. "We're excited to offer next-gen enthusiast desktop Intel Core Processors as a part of our ongoing pursuit to create award winning, ultra-performance desktop PCs."

Acer Unleashes New Predator G6 Desktop

Today Acer announces the release of its "Unstoppable Fighting Machine," the Acer Predator G6-710 gaming desktop. This is the first in a series of unveilings of Acer's game changing Predator range during Gamescom. Acer will unleash the full gaming portfolio at IFA 2015 in Berlin in September. The Predator G6-710 unveiled today at Gamescom in Cologne can be viewed at the TeamAcer Booth in Hall 10.1 / D050, which will be open to the public from August 6 - 9, 2015.

"We are thrilled to unveil our new Predator gaming machine for hardcore gamers that's as enthralling on the exterior with its belligerent armour design as it is on the inside," said Andrew Hou, general manager, Stationary Computing Business Unit, Acer. "It combines the bleeding edge technology gamers need to perform at their best. And with performance to spare, they can rest assured their investment will last for many, many gaming sessions."

XOTIC PC Ships Gaming Desktop and Laptops With New 6th Generation Intel CPUs

XOTIC PC, a multi-award-winning Windows PC-based desktop systems integrator and reseller of highly customized gaming laptops since 1999, has announced today that the 6th Gen Intel Core Processors (formerly codenamed Skylake-S) will be available as a standard configuration and optional upgrade across the majority of XOTIC PC's line of award-winning gaming laptops and desktops.

The 6th Gen Intel Core Processors deliver an unprecedented level of raw performance and power efficiency to XOTIC PC's line of already-formidable gaming systems. Out of the box, Intel Turbo Boost Technology allows for more stable overclocking to meet the flexible needs of the most demanding multi-media processes and popular games. The 6th Gen Intel Core Processors also feature a higher degree of integration and compatibility with the new Microsoft Windows 10 operating system, which XOTIC PC began shipping late July.

CybertronPC Powerful Gaming Rigs Now available With New 6th Gen Intel Core CPUs

CybertronPC, one of the largest PC system integrators in the US, serving PC gaming, home, business and server solutions, is pleased to announce the availability of new, unlocked, 6th Gen Intel Core enthusiast desktop processors across their custom PC gaming desktop line including the CybertronPC Titanium Z170, Steel-9600 and Hellion-Z17 systems.

CybertronPC systems outfitted with the new unlocked 6th Gen Intel Core i7-6700K processor and the Intel Z170 chipset allow consumers to tune key aspects of their system, including controlling the cores, power and memory. High-end gamers and system performance enthusiasts will appreciate that the new processors are unlocked so every last bit of performance can be squeezed out by tweaking their systems to boost clock speeds while still achieving reduced power consumption. The Intel Core i7-6700K processor offers a Quad-Core base frequency of 4 GHz, 8 MB of cache memory and support for up to 64 GB in DDR4 RAM memory.

Desktop OEMs Begin Listing "Broadwell" Chips, "Skylake" Arrives in Q3

Major pre-built desktop manufacturers began listing products driven by 5th generation Core "Broadwell" processors, which are having a brief stint at the markets before being replaced by 6th generation Core "Skylake" processors in Q3-2015. The 5th Generation Core family is led by two parts, the Core i5-5675C, and the Core i7-5775C, both of which come with unlocked base-clock multipliers, are based on Intel's new 14 nanometer silicon fab process, and built in the LGA1150 package, compatible with existing Intel 9-series chipset based motherboards, with BIOS updates.

The Core i5-5675C and i7-5775C aren't exactly successors of the i5-4690K and i7-4790K. The i7-5775C is placed in a product tier Intel calls "P1+," while the i5-5675C is placed in one called "MS2+." The two aren't exactly in the same plane as P1K (eg: i7-4790K) or MS2K (eg: i5-4690K), respectively, and don't qualify as P1 (eg: i7-4790 non-K) or MS2 (eg: i5-4690 non-K). The two still feature unlocked multipliers. This places them somewhere between P1K/MS2K and P1/MS2. Both the i5-5675C and i7-5775C are quad-core chips, and physically feature just 6 MB of L3 cache. The i7-5775C has access to all 6 MB of it, while the i5-5675K features just 4 MB.

Lenovo Launches ThinkCentre Chromebox

Lenovo today, announced at its Accelerate 2015 Partner Forum in Las Vegas, the newest addition to the ThinkCentre Tiny business desktop family: the ThinkCentre Chromebox. Purposefully-designed for education and small business users looking to leverage the benefits of a cloud-based solution. This space-saving, one litre desktop is versatile, easy to manage and has a full ecosystem of optional accessories while Google's Chrome operating system offers a wide range of easy to use applications to learn, share, and collaborate in a highly secure environment. Furthermore, the new ThinkCentre is the first and only Chromebox on the market that can combine with the ThinkCentre Tiny-in-One to instantly offer a 23-inch all-in-one experience.

ThinkCentre Chromebox helps education institutions and small businesses who want to deploy secure and easy to manage technology within manageable budgets. The simplicity and flexibility of Chrome OS devices offer a fast and easy way to manage computing and provide access to the web's vast education and collaboration resources. Teachers and IT Managers can also take advantage of centralized device management providing asset tracking, easy deployment of new applications, system updates or enabling safe-browsing policies for users through a simple management console.

ZOTAC Clocks in New Mini-PCs with Latest CPU Technology

ZOTAC International, a global innovator and manufacturer of graphics card and mini-PCs, today brings greater efficiency in the same small package with the new M-series. Integrating the new Intel Broadwell processors into the latest models, the new ZBOX MI522 nano and ZBOX MI542 nano are leading the way to small, more power efficient mini-PCs.

"We are always forward looking and pleased to introduce the latest technology into our mini-PCs so our users can enjoy all the innovations that come with the times. By integrating the new Intel Broadwell CPUs into our new M-series, we are enabling users to get the best of both worlds in terms of speed and power efficiency," reveals Jacky Huang, Director of Product Management, ZOTAC International.

Intel to Launch Just Two LGA1150 "Broadwell" Parts

In what could be a sign of Intel being stuck with "undigested" Core "Haswell" inventories, BGA chips becoming commonplace for desktop platforms that don't see CPU upgrades, or even "Broadwell" being too short a stopgap between "Haswell" and "Skylake," the company has reportedly decided to launch just two socket LGA1150 Core "Broadwell" parts, when the silicon hits the market towards June.

Built in the 14 nm silicon fab process, "Broadwell" will bring about performance/Watt increments, and Intel doesn't appear to be in the mood to trade those in for higher clock speeds (higher performance out of the box). It's relevant to note here, that the "Broadwell" core is essentially an optical shrink of the "Haswell" CPU architecture to 14 nm, much like "Ivy Bridge" was to "Sandy Bridge," even if the silicon seating the cores itself is much different (meatier iGPU). Intel will be going in with just two parts, both of which are unlocked, for PC enthusiasts to chew on. These include the Core i7-5775C and the Core i5-5675C.

MSI Announces the AP16 Flex All-in-one Desktop

MSI is excited to announce the release of an all-new All-in-One PC, suitable for both commercial industries and home entertainment usage: the MSI AP16 Flex. The MSI AP16 Flex is world's first convertible 10-point touch controlled All-in-One PC that can be used in a stand mode, hanging mode or flat mode. The AP16 Flex's unique rotating kickstand can be flipped back 90 degrees to act as an upright stand for use as an All-in-One PC or attached to wall or cabinet for use as a large multimedia device. It comes with a 15.6" LED backlit display and inherited the stylish design of MSI's Professional Series of All-in-One PCs, with a black border and hair-line surface treatment.

The AP16 Flex may be 15.6" inch in size, but is equipped with desktop hardware, making it a portable but also a high performance PC. Based on a 10W Quad Core Processor by Intel, this All-in-One PC delivers decent computing power while saving energy at the same time. On top of that, the AP16 Flex is fan-less, which creates a silent working environment. General availability is expected by late February 2015.

Cooler Master Announces ErgoStand III Notebook Cooler

Cooler Master, a leading creator, innovator, and manufacturer of desktop components and peripherals as well as mobile accessories and more, today announced the ErgoStand III, the next member of the highly successful ErgoStand series.

The Cooler Master ErgoStand III is a cooling stand and docking station for up to 17" laptops and mobile tablets. Equipped with a massive 230mm ultra silent fan featuring Cooler Master's new Loop Dynamic Bearing technology, the ErgoStand III is able to provide 72 cubic feet per minute of airflow at only 21 dBA, which is equivalent to the volume of a rustling leaf in a light breeze. The fan's new Loop Dynamic Bearing and Cooler Master's exclusive fan blade design provides this exceptional performance with a longer lifespan than ever seen before while being controlled by a built-in, high quality aluminum fan speed controller.

HP Reinvents the Desktop PC for the Home

HP today announced the HP Pavilion Mini Desktop and the HP Stream Mini Desktop, powerful and smart desktop PCs boosting performance in a small, contemporary, and energy-efficient design that looks beautiful in any room in the home.

"The desktop tower PC continues to be a focal point in the home for sharing, creating, and entertaining," said Mike Nash, vice president, product management, Consumer Personal Systems, HP. "The HP Pavilion and HP Stream Mini Desktops deliver the benefits of a traditional desktop PC in a package that looks good sitting on a desk and is small enough to fit into an entertainment center."

Samsung Announces ATIV One 7 Curved All-In-One PC

Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today announced the launch of the ATIV One 7 Curved, the industry's first curved All-In-One PC, offering users a truly immersive experience. The 27-inch curved, Full HD display brings content to life with vibrant colors and wide viewing angles, drawing users in from nearly anywhere in the room. The product is enhanced by impressive multimedia capabilities, as well as smart connectivity and powerful performance. The ATIV One 7 Curved will be on display at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Samsung's booth, 11906 in Central Hall, from January 6-9, 2015.

"The arched display of the ATIV One 7, along with top-of-the-line multimedia capabilities for rich sound and easy content sharing across devices, make this model stand out from the rest as the ultimate entertainment desktop," said Gary Riding, vice president of mobile computing marketing at Samsung Electronics America. "With the ATIV One 7 Curved, Samsung has created a PC that exceeds consumers' needs, while offering a stunning design that stands out in any home or small office."

NEC Ushers in a New Era of Visual Experience with X841UHD Display

NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today the X841UHD display, an 84-inch ultra-high-definition (UHD) model delivering stellar picture clarity and four times the resolution of full HD.

With a 3640 x 2160 native resolution, this display offers a rich canvas for viewing a lot of data and details. Furthermore, this display supports the UHD resolution at 60Hz through the DisplayPort connection. This means quick-moving content is displayed smoothly. Its reliable 24x7 operation gives users the confidence for managing critical processes, and its first-class imagery can drive sales and brand relationships for public-facing applications.

Lenovo Announces New E-Series and ThinkCentre M-Series Desktops

Lenovo today announced a number of new products and updates to its ThinkCentre and Lenovo line of desktops designed for business users. The ThinkCentre M83 desktop PC is the newest member of the M Series "Tiny" space-saving desktops and the affordable new Lenovo E50-05 joins Lenovo's desktop tower series. In addition to these new products, the stylish and slim ThinkCentre E63z all-in-one is now available with Intel Core i3 processors for an even more responsive PC experience.

"Lenovo remains focused on expanding and improving upon its existing desktop product lines to power businesses of all sizes," said Ouyang Jun, vice president and general manager, Desktop and Visuals, Lenovo. "Our new and affordable Lenovo E50-05 tower and ThinkCentre M83 'Tiny', along with the update to our E63z, are the latest in our ongoing efforts to meet user demands for optimal performance, reliability and manageability."

iBUYPOWER Launches Systems with NVIDIA GTX 980 GPUs

The most amazing advancement in gaming graphics has arrived. iBUYPOWER is proud to announce that it now carries a full range of gaming systems powered by NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 980.

Ever thirsty for more performance and better graphics, our team of engineers is thrilled to feature NVIDIA's new GPU in our systems, and we think end users will be even more excited. The GeForce GTX 980 represents a major jump above the previous generation of GPUs, and there's no shortage of hit PC game titles coming out this holiday season to take advantage of the new "Maxwell" architecture.

Velocity Micro Systems Now Available with GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 Graphics

Velocity Micro, the premier builder of award winning enthusiast desktops, laptops, and peripherals announces the availability of gaming PCs powered by NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 graphics. Fully customized systems powered by these freshly announced GPUs and built with premium, retail grade parts, assembled by hand in Richmond, Virginia, start at around $2099.

"This new Maxwell architecture is exactly what our enthusiast audience is looking for. Powerful, advanced, and efficient, these cards are truly something special," said Randy Copeland, President and CEO of Velocity Micro. "We're excited to be able to offer these new products as a part of our ongoing pursuit to create an ultra-performance, cutting-edge product."

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 Now Available in ORIGIN PC Desktops

ORIGIN PC announced today the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 and 970 graphics cards on their award-winning line of CHRONOS, MILLENNIUM and GENESIS desktops for gamers, artists, enthusiasts and professionals. The new GeForce GTX 980 and 970 are powered by the next-generation NVIDIA Maxwell architecture, giving you incredible performance, unmatched power efficiency, and cutting-edge features in your next ORIGIN PC desktop.

Maxwell is the most advanced GPU architecture ever made, designed to be the engine for next-generation gaming. Inspired by light, it was designed to solve some of the most complex lighting and graphics challenges in visual computing. For the first time, gaming GPUs can dynamically render indirect light using the new VXGI (Voxel Global Illumination) technology. Scenes are significantly more lifelike as light interacts more realistically with the gaming environment.

MAINGEAR Offers New NVIDIA Maxwell Graphics on All Desktops

MAINGEAR, an award-winning PC system builder of custom gaming desktops, notebooks, and workstations, delivers pure gaming high-performance with the addition of the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 and GTX 980 graphics cards, now available on all MAINGEAR desktops. MAINGEAR desktops with the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 offer the world's most advanced graphics card, powered by the new incredibly fast and power-efficient NVIDIA Maxwell architecture.

The Maxwell architecture is based on the same 28 nm manufacturing process as Kepler, but offers more precise control that improves performance per core by 135 percent, and it doubles the GPU's performance per watt compared to the previous Kepler architecture. With twice the performance of prior-generation cards and exciting new gaming technologies, this innovative GPU provides an elite experience on virtual reality, HD and ultra-resolution 4K displays.
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