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Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast 'Serpent Canyon' launched, packs Intel Arc GPU

Anthony Garreffa | Sep 19, 2022 6:34 PM CDT

Intel's new NUC 12 Enthusiast "Serpent Canyon" is now available for pre-order, where inside the new NUC system packs the very latest mobile CPU and mobile GPU from Intel.

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The new Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast "Serpent Canyon" features up to an Intel Core i7-12700H "Alder Lake" mobile CPU, joined by an Intel Arc A77M0 discrete GPU meaning it's an all-Intel system (Intel CPU + Intel GPU). The new NUC packs into the usual interesting, and small chassis with 2.5L (230 x 180 x 60mm).

The Core i7-12700H CPU offers 14 cores and 20 threads at up to 4.7GHz, joined by 24MB of L3 cache and a 45W TDP. The Intel Arc A770M GPU has 16GB of GDDR6 memory, while inside the new NUC 12 Enthusiast "Serpent Canyon" system offers up to 64GB of DDR4-3200 SO-DIMM memory, it's also Intel Optane ready (even though Intel just shut the division down), and 3 x M.2 slots that are ready for PCIe 4.0 or PCIe 3.0 SSDs as well as a SATA SSD that can be between 128GB and 2TB.

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Apple Mac Studio: launched 6 months ago, yet it's still 2+ months away

Anthony Garreffa | Aug 21, 2022 9:33 PM CDT

Apple "launched" its new Mac Studio earlier this year, but it seems it was just a paper launch or more of an announcement of things to come, given that 6 months later we're still waiting for it to ship to consumers.

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The compounding delays from Apple to its Mac Studio is worsened for the higher-end M1 Ultra (with the higher-end 96-core GPU) versions of the system, with another 10 week delay from now... close to 9 months if you ordered the second Apple announced its new Mac Studio in March 2022.

Apple's new Mac Studio starts at $1999 with the M1 Max chip, and is still another 1-3 weeks away from shipping to consumers... and that's depending on the RAM and storage options you choose. If you opt for the flagship (and much more powerful) M1 Ultra chip, then your Mac Studio won't be shipping for another 7 weeks at the least, and that's for the standard version. If you tweak your new Apple Mac Studio with the 64-core GPU you'll be waiting up to 10 more weeks for your order.

Continue reading: Apple Mac Studio: launched 6 months ago, yet it's still 2+ months away (full post)

Intel NUC 12 Pro 'Wall Street Canyon' launched: Core i7 starts at $879

Anthony Garreffa | Aug 17, 2022 6:29 PM CDT

Intel has just launched its new NUC 12 Pro "Wall Street Canyon" which is based on the Intel 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake-P" series of CPUs. Check them out:

The new Intel NUC 12 Pro "Wall Street Canyon" was touted as a "Mac Studio killer" with the new NUC featuring a tiny 4x4-inch PCB design with the chassis available in both slim, and tall kits. The tall kit version of the NUC 12 Pro "Wall Street Canyon" has the ability to install an additional 2.5-inch storage drive.

Inside, you've got up to the Intel Core i7-1260P processor with 12 cores, the Core i5-1240P which also has 12 cores, or the Core i3-1220P with 10 cores. Each of the Intel 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" CPUs comes with built-in Xe graphics with 96 Execution Units, 80 Execution Units, or 64 Execution Units on the respective Alder Lake CPUs.

Continue reading: Intel NUC 12 Pro 'Wall Street Canyon' launched: Core i7 starts at $879 (full post)

Lenovo Xiaoxin Pro 27: all-in-one PC, 100Hz display, Intel Arc A370M

Anthony Garreffa | Aug 7, 2022 11:06 PM CDT

Lenovo has just announced the world's first all-in-one PC that uses an Intel Arc GPU, with the introduction of the Xiaoxin Pro 27.

The new Lenovo Xiaoxin Pro 27 is an all-in-one (AIO) PC that packs Intel's latest 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" CPU as well as an Intel Arc A-Series GPU in the form of the Arc A370M. Lenovo is making a 23.8-inch and 27-inch version, both with a native 2560x1440 resolution and smooth 100Hz refresh rate.

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Lenovo is also baking in dual 5W speakers from JBL and a 2.5K resolution camera. The Lenovo Xiaoxin Pro 27 AIO system can be configured with either an Intel Arc A370M graphics card or NVIDIA's mid-range GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card. Gaming-wise, Lenovo is saying that its new AIO system can handle something like League of Legends (running at 1440p) at 152FPS, CS:GO (running at 1440p) at 110FPS, and World of Tanks (running at 1080p) at 142FPS.

Continue reading: Lenovo Xiaoxin Pro 27: all-in-one PC, 100Hz display, Intel Arc A370M (full post)

Acer's new pre-built PC packs an Intel Arc A380 graphics card

Anthony Garreffa | Aug 7, 2022 10:35 PM CDT

Acer's new Nitro N50-640 pre-built gaming PC has been announced: packing the Intel 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" CPU and some mid-range GPU offerings, one of which includes the Intel Arc A380 graphics card.

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French retailer Boulanger has been the first in Europe to list the Acer Nitro N50-640 pre-built gaming PC, and while we've got this listing in early-August, we won't see the Acer Nitro N50-640 gaming PC not shipping until at least October 8... two months from now.

Inside, the Acer Nitro PC packs an Intel Core i5-12400F processor, 16GB of DDR4 memory, and 500GB of SSD storage... in total we're looking at a rather high $950+ price tag. You can get the GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card inside of the Acer Nitro N50-640 system, for a bigger $1500 price (but you'll get the GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card, and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity here, too.

Continue reading: Acer's new pre-built PC packs an Intel Arc A380 graphics card (full post)

Minisforum intros new desktop Mini-PCs using Intel NUC X15 Laptop Kit

Anthony Garreffa | Jul 21, 2022 12:09 AM CDT

Minisforum has just introduced a new ultra-thin desktop PC that's based on Intel's new NUC X15 Laptop Kit.

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The new Minisforum NUC X15 and X17 Mini-PCs are powered by the new Intel NUC X15, featuring Intel's 11th Gen Core "Tiger Lake" CPUs -- the Minisforum X15I5 packs an Intel Core i5-11400H CPU + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 GPU -- offering 6 cores and 12 threads at up to 4.5GHz.

NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile GPU is inside, using the GA106 GPU and 6GB of GDDR6 memory, but the higher-end model bumps up those specs a bit. Minisforum's higher-end NUCX17 uses the Core i7-12800H processor (8 cores and 16 threads) while we've got the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile GPU, with 8GB of GDDR6 memory on a 256-bit memory bus.

Continue reading: Minisforum intros new desktop Mini-PCs using Intel NUC X15 Laptop Kit (full post)

Apple M2 MacBook Air throttles bad, air-cooled M2 MacBook Pro doesn't

Anthony Garreffa | Jul 17, 2022 7:44 PM CDT

Apple's new M2-powered MacBook Air is in some hot water... with its new fanless laptop being redesigned, and yet, unable to run on a sustained workload without huge drops in performance.

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The new Apple M2 MacBook Air is completely fanless, but when under stress performance drops by around 25% against the fan-cooled, and higher-end M2 MacBook Pro. In a new video by The Verge, they have tested the Apple M1 MacBook Air, against the new M2 MacBook Air, and the higher-end M2 MacBook Pro in Cinebench R23.

In the first test, it's just the regular Cinebench R23 benchmark where the performance results in a score at the end: the previous-gen M1 Air scores 6803, while the new M2 Air scores 7706. But when they're run on a 30-minute loop, the performance drops to 5369 and 6757 points for the M1 Air, and M2 Air, respectively.

Continue reading: Apple M2 MacBook Air throttles bad, air-cooled M2 MacBook Pro doesn't (full post)

Intel 'Raptor Canyon' NUC: 13th Gen Core CPU + full-sized PCIe 5.0 GPU

Anthony Garreffa | Jul 12, 2022 3:35 AM CDT

Intel's next-gen "Raptor Canyon" NUC has been teased with its new "Shrike Bay" Compute Element, which will debut after Intel has released its new 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" CPUs.

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The new Intel "Raptor Canyon" NUC leak is coming from some leaked documents and roadmap on the Intel NUC subreddit, shared by @Harukaze5719 on Twitter. Intel's new 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" CPUs will arrive later this year, ushering in the new "Raptor Canyon" NUC that will support the K-series Core i9, Core i7, and Core i5 processors.

Intel's new NUC 13 Extreme "Raptor Canyon" will offer the Intel Core i9-13900K, Core i7-13700K, or Core i5-13700K processors, all unlocked and ready for overclocking. Better yet, the Intel NUC 13 Extreme "Raptor Canyon" will accept full-sized PCIe 5.0-capable GPUs inside of its 13.9L chassis.

Continue reading: Intel 'Raptor Canyon' NUC: 13th Gen Core CPU + full-sized PCIe 5.0 GPU (full post)

COLORFUL's new 31.5-inch AIO gaming PC gets teardown treatment

Anthony Garreffa | Jul 10, 2022 10:51 PM CDT

COLORFUL's new G-One Plus AIO gaming PC has received an awesome teardown treatment, after being teased and announced last month... the new AIO gaming PC is now for sale. Check out the teardown:

The new teardown of the COLORFUL G-One Plus AIO gaming PC was done by Chinese tech media "EJ Hardware", with the team pulling the AIO system apart and giving us a good look at the innards of the PC. The COLORFUL G-One Plus AIO gaming PC packs a custom motherboard for the Intel Alder Lake-H mobile CPU + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU.

There are also regular SO-DIMM slots for the DDR5 memory, as well as a secondary M.2 SSD slot -- so you can upgrade the DDR5 RAM, and add in a secondary M.2 SSD slot if you want. COLORFUL offers users multiple CPU configurations: Core i5-12500H (12-core), Core i7-12700H (14-core) or Core i9-12900H (16-core) but EJ Hardware tested out the COLORFUL G-One Plus AIO gaming PC powered by the lower-end Core i5-12500H processor.

Continue reading: COLORFUL's new 31.5-inch AIO gaming PC gets teardown treatment (full post)

Intel NUC X15 'Alder County' laptops: Core i7-12700H + Arc A730/A550M

Anthony Garreffa | Jul 7, 2022 7:06 PM CDT

Intel announced its new NUC X15 "Alder County" reference laptops back in January 2022, earlier this year at CES (the Consumer Electronics Show) and now, now we have official specs on the NUC 15 "Alder County" systems.

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We knew a little about what would be ticking along inside of Intel's new NUC X15 "Alder County" reference laptops at CES 2022, but now those details are a bit more clear: the new Intel NUC X15 (C71H and C71G) systems will feature an Intel COre i7-12700H processor, joined by Intel's new Arc ACM-G10 GPU.

The "G" variant there with the Intel NUC X15 "C71G" will use the Intel Arc A550M mobile GPU, while the "H" variant in the Intel NUC X15 "C71H" uses an Intel Arc A730M mobile GPU. Inside, you've got dual M.2 NVMe slots for either a good, great, or huge amount of super-fast SSD storage, two wireless antennas, with Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX 201 and a Bluetooth 5.2 module (which is removable).

Continue reading: Intel NUC X15 'Alder County' laptops: Core i7-12700H + Arc A730/A550M (full post)

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