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Intel NUC 12 Extreme 'Dragon Canyon' with LGA 1700 + desktop Arc GPU

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Jan 11 2022 10:56 PM CST

Intel teased its next-gen NUC 12 Extreme "Dragon Canyon" at CES 2022, which will be the successor to the "Beast Canyon" NUC that is powered by the 11th Gen Core KB-series CPUs in the Tiger Lake-H family of processors.

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The next-gen Intel NUC 12 Extreme "Dragon Canyon" will be desktop-powerful, with a full desktop LGA 1700 socket that will handle GPUs with 65W TDPs. Inside, will be 3 x PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD support, and up to a huge 64GB of DDR4-3200 (not DDR5). There'll be a Compute Element inside, with all of the major components on a separate board.

This is how Intel will have a discrete Arc Alchemist GPU inside, and while Intel didn't confirm it, they did show off a NUC Extreme system with an Intel Arc Alchemist GPU inside. We've already had a shot of the guts of the NUC 12 Extreme "Dragon Canyon" system, a detailed shot of the Compute Element that I've got for you below.

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Intel's next-gen 'Alder County' NUC packs new discrete Arc GPU

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Jan 10 2022 7:00 AM CST

Intel teased its next-gen "Alder County" NUC at CES 2022 and that it will have a discrete Arc GPU inside, and should act as the successor to the "King County" NUC.

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The current Intel "King County" NUC acts as Intel's reference Laptop Kit (NUC X15) and features a high-performance laptop design with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, or GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU. The next-gen "Alder County" NUC would have an "Alder Lake-P" processor and Intel Arc GPU.

The new Alder County NUC will be the first-ever all-Intel high-end gaming laptop reference design, and will be an exciting start for gaming laptop companies to build in 2022 and beyond. Intel should have as many if not more partners for its new Alder County NUC as it does now, where it has the likes of Acer, ASUS, GIGABYTE, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, MSI, and others.

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Corsair ONE i300 desktop PC: tiny PC, premium gaming, starts at $4000

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Jan 6 2022 8:28 AM CST

Corsair has unveiled its latest ONE i300 series compact desktop PC, packing Intel's latest 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" CPUs with the flagship Core i9-12900K up for offer inside.

The company is outfitting its ONE i300 gaming PC with its in-house VENGEANCE DDR5 memory, with up to 64GB of DDR5-4800 memory on offer. Inside, we've got up to the flagship Intel Core i9-12900K processor, 64GB VENGEANCE DDR5-4800 memory, and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 or GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics card.

Connectivity wise, Corsair's new ONE i300 gaming PC rocks 2 x Thunderbolt 4 ports, USB 3.0 ports, enthusiast-grace 2.5GbE networking, Wi-Fi, HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 1.4 connectors that are good for up to 4K 144Hz or 8K 60Hz. All of this arrives in a small 12-liter frame and is powered by Corsair's own SF750 PSU.

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Alienware launches world's first Quantum-Dot OLED gaming monitor

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Jan 4 2022 6:31 PM CST

Alienware's new QD-OLED curved gaming monitor has been announced, in a beautiful 34-inch ultrawide form -- but this is also the world's first Quantum Dot OLED gaming monitor -- an even bigger deal.

The new Alienware QD-OLED 34-inch gaming monitor has up to 1000 nits of peak brightness thanks to its Quantum Dot OLED panel, which also has a native 3440 x 1440 resolution, super-smooth 175Hz refresh rate, and crazy low 0.1ms response time. We also have HDR and cinematic color that will make the Alienware QD-OLED 34-inch gaming monitor look beautiful in person.

We have a 1800R curvature on the Alienware QD-OLED 34-inch gaming monitor, with a customizable stadium loop OLED AlienFX lighting which is also joined by 360-degree cooling ventilation that will keep the monitor running cool AF. Cable management has been improved inside, with a next-gen centralized OSD 5-axis joystick that lets you tweak settings easily.

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NVIDIA is giving away a Matrix Resurrections GeForce RTX gaming PC

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Dec 16 2021 12:59 AM CST

NVIDIA has partnered with Warner Bros. Pictures on something truly magnificent: some one-of-a-kind custom gaming PCs that are being given away, with the very latest GeForce RTX GPUs and Matrix-themed builds.

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The modded PCs are fully watercooled and customized, overclocked, and ready to give the red pill to any game you throw at it. The Matrix Resurrections debuts in US theaters and on HBO Max on December 22 and is the big reason why NVIDIA and WB have teamed up on this huge giveaway.

Don't fret, because if you don't win one of the Matrix-themed custom gaming PCs then NVIDIA is giving away 5 extremely rare custom The Matrix Resurrections GPU backplates that can be attached to NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3080 Ti -- or alternatively, you could have them sitting up on your shelf (that's what I'd do).

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MSI MAG Trident Z Mini PC: next-gen console size, 4K 120FPS ready

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Dec 9 2021 10:06 PM CST

MSI is preparing its new MAG Trident S Mini PC and it looks pretty damn impressive, coming in at a very similar size to Microsoft's next-gen Xbox Series X console... check it out:

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The company teased its new MSI MAG Trident S Mini PC at CES 2021 at the beginning of the year, with the compact PC packing an AMD Ryzen 7 4700G APU, and has support for cloud-streaming game services including NVIDIA GeForce NOW, PlayStation Now, and Xbox Cloud Gaming.

Inside, MSI has made some design tweaks -- but nothing majorly overhauled -- in terms of the cooling design, specifications, and features of the MSI MAG Trident S Mini PC. The final version of the MSI MAG Trident S Mini PC won't pack the Ryzen 7 4700G APU, but instead the newer Ryzen 7 5700G which is based on the Zen 3 architecture and has 8 cores and 16 threads of CPU power.

Continue reading: MSI MAG Trident Z Mini PC: next-gen console size, 4K 120FPS ready (full post)

Apple's 2022 iMac Pro should have 27-inch Mini-LED panel, M1 Max SoC

Anthony Garreffa | Sun, Oct 31 2021 10:21 PM CDT

Apple is still cooking up its new iMac Pro which should have some of the same innards and technologies that its new MacBook Pro includes, namely the Mini-LED display and in-house M1 Max or M1 Pro SoC.

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According to the latest rumors, the next-gen Apple iMac Pro should feature an Apple M1 Max or M1 Pro SoC, 16GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD storage for the base model. @dylandkt also mentions that the 2021 iMac Pro would have HDMI output, an SD card slot, USB-C connectivity, and a "similar design to iMac 24 and Pro Display XDR".

The starting price of Apple's new iMac Pro would reportedly be at, or over $2000 while Ethernet on Brick is standard and Face ID was "tested" but "not confirmed" while a release window of 1H 2022 was teased. All of the ports make the new iMac Pro very similar to the just-released 2021 MacBook Pro, which will be nice to see for desktop Mac users.

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AORUS Project Cielo: modular gaming PC, looks like food dehydrator

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, Oct 20 2021 8:53 PM CDT

GIGABYTE engineers have spent an untold amount of time designing what they consider the next-gen gaming PC, introducing Project Cielo.

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Project Cielo might look like a food dehydrator but it's really a concept portable PC with 5G connectivity, a huge built-in battery, and bigger Bluetooth speaker at the bottom. GIGABYTE is silent on the internal specs of Project Cielo, but I guess it could have anything inside of it: Intel's new 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" CPUs, or 13th Gen Core CPUs of the future alongside AMD's new Zen 4 chips coming in 2022.

Being a "next-gen gaming PC" we should expect a next-gen NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series or AMD Radeon RX 7000 series GPU, DDR5 RAM support, and PCIe 5.0 support as well. We can't have built-in 5G without the very latest CPU and GPU technology, right AORUS?

Continue reading: AORUS Project Cielo: modular gaming PC, looks like food dehydrator (full post)

Acer Orion 7000 desktop PC: Intel's new Alder Lake CPU, DDR5, RTX 3090

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, Oct 13 2021 9:04 PM CDT

Intel hasn't quite launched its next-gen Alder Lake CPUs just yet, but Acer isn't scared of announcing its new Predator Orion 7000 series desktop gaming PCs that pack the new 12th Gen "Alder Lake" processors.

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Acer's new Predator Orion 7000 series gaming PC can be configured with the very latest and greatest 12th Gen Core CPUs, right up to the flagship Intel Core i9-12900K processor. You'll get to enjoy the very latest DDR5 memory technology, PCIe 5.0 connectivity, and NVIDIA's flagship Ampere-based GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card with 24GB of GDDR6X memory.

The company will be offering up to 64GB of dual-channel DDR5-4000 memory, an AIO liquid cooler, plenty of RGB lighting, and impressive cooling chops that will keep your Alder Lake CPU and Ampere GPU as cool as possible inside of the Acer Predator Orion 7000 series desktop gaming PC.

Continue reading: Acer Orion 7000 desktop PC: Intel's new Alder Lake CPU, DDR5, RTX 3090 (full post)

Lenovo Legion 9000K: first gaming PC with Intel's new Alder Lake CPU

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Sep 30 2021 7:45 PM CDT

Lenovo has just announced the very first Intel Alder Lake PC, which features Intel's upcoming 12th Gen "Alder Lake" CPU, DDR5 RAM, and PCIe 5.0 technology -- all ready for now, and the future of gaming.

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Lenovo's new Legion 9000K 2022 PC features an Intel 12th Gen Alder Lake CPU of some sort, with what should be an Intel Z690-based motherboard. The Intel Z690 chipset will include DDR5 memory support and PCIe 5.0 support, with Lenovo listing an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics card.

The new gaming PC from Lenovo will be available starting October 29, with VideoCardz pointing out that this should be when pre-orders go live. Intel will have its new Alder Lake CPUs up for pre-order on October 29 with the new CPUs launching on November 4... we can expect Lenovo's new Legion 9000K 2022 PC to begin shipping then.

Continue reading: Lenovo Legion 9000K: first gaming PC with Intel's new Alder Lake CPU (full post)

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