SFF

ASRock has been at the forefront of the small form-factor (SFF) PC revolution right from the Sandy Bridge days. Starting with the Core HT series in the early 2010s, the company moved on to the Beebox (NUC clones) , and recently settled on the DeskMini lineup (based on mini-STX boards). At the 2022 CES, the company is introducing a new SFF PC - the DeskMeet. It is meant to be a step up from the DeskMini - allowing for a custom motherboard, more RAM slots, and space for discrete GPUs. ASRock is delivering all this in a chassis with a 8L volume with two configurations - one based on the Intel B660 platform, and another based on the AMD X300 chipset (AM4 socket). The key...

Zotac ZBOX MAGNUS ONE SFF Gaming PC Review: Desktop Comet Lake Charges Up with Ampere

Zotac has been a pioneer in bringing compact small form-factor (SFF) machines to the market right since the ION days. A few years back, they also got into the...

19 by Ganesh T S on 8/13/2021

The SP750 SFX Gold Review: Lian Li's First SFX Power Supply

In today’s review we are having a look at Lian Li’s first SFX PSU, the SP750. Against all odds, Lian Li’s first diversification attempt comes with a very powerful...

29 by E. Fylladitakis on 7/12/2021

CES 2021: Zotac MAGNUS ONE Gaming mini-PC Flagship Charges Up Comet Lake with Ampere

Zotac's mini-PC lineup received a new flagship as part of its CES 2021 announcements - the MAGNUS ONE. It features a Comet Lake CPU (Core i7-10700) along with NVIDIA's...

13 by Ganesh T S on 1/14/2021

ID-Cooling Aims Low: 47mm Low-Profile CPU Cooler with 130W TDP

One part of the industry that requires millimeter precision is building systems for small form factor designs – being able to take advantage of every small bit of volume...

28 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/8/2020

From Mining to Mini-PC Gaming: Comino Goes High-End Gaming PCs

As noted multiple times, technologies developed during the cryptocurrency mining boom can be easily applied elsewhere. Comino, which last year demonstrated its liquid-cooled mining servers, is no longer focused...

6 by Anton Shilov on 6/13/2019

ZOTAC Launches Zbox Q-Series Mini Creator PCs: Intel Xeon & NVIDIA Quadro Inside

ZOTAC this week formally introduced its Zbox Q-series compact PCs that are powered by Intel’s Xeon processors and NVIDIA’s Quadro P-series graphics cards. The manufacturer officially calls its Zbox...

8 by Anton Shilov on 5/22/2019

The ASRock A320TM-ITX Motherboard: Thin-ITX For AMD APUs

ASRock has introduced its new Thin Mini-ITX platform designed specifically for AMD APUs, the A320TM-ITX. After ASRock officially announced its Intel-based Mini-STX platform back at CES 2019, the AMD...

31 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/24/2019

Tiny at $200: ASUS Z390-I Gaming vs. ASRock Z390 Gaming-ITX/ac Review

With the popularity of small form factor systems ever increasing, today we reviewing two of the most attractive and high-end mini-ITX motherboards on the Z390 chipset which sit happily...

26 by Gavin Bonshor on 2/12/2019

ZOTAC’s Streaming Mini-PC, the MI553B, with Integrated AVerMedia Capture Card

With the advent of streaming video games online being a core market for computer hardware manufacturers, a new initiative was announced at TwitchCon 2018 to develop smaller form factor...

7 by Ian Cutress on 1/22/2019

The Intel Core i9-9900K at 95W: Fixing The Power for SFF

There is a lot of discussion about processor power recently. A lot of the issues stem around what exactly that TDP rating means on the box, and if it...

101 by Ian Cutress on 11/29/2018

Streacom DA2: Small Form Factor, Big Possibilities

Streacom has announced a new Small Form Factor (SFF) PC chassis named the DA2. In their own words, the DA2 is a 'compact ITX case designed to strike a...

25 by Joe Shields on 5/25/2018

The Intel NUC8i7HVK (Hades Canyon) Review: Kaby Lake-G Benchmarked

Intel has enjoyed great success with its NUC line of ultra-compact and small form-factor (UCFF & SFF) PCs. While the UCFF form-factor managed to provide enough horsepower for office...

126 by Ganesh T S on 3/29/2018

Zotac ZBOX MAGNUS EN1080K Compact Gaming PC Review

Gaming systems and small form-factor (SFF) PCs have emerged as bright spots in the desktop PC market that has been subject to severe challenges recently. Many vendors have tried...

12 by Ganesh T S on 1/2/2018

Silverstone Announces Two New SFX Power Supplies: SX500-G & SX650-G

Small Form Factor (SFF) sized PCs have been around for many years and its popularity seems to be growing. Consumers have more choices today than just a few years...

4 by Joe Shields on 8/29/2017

Silverstone Announces New SFF Chassis: RVZ03 With RGB Light Strip

Silverstone, a familiar face in several enthusiast markets, has announced a new Small Form Factor (SFF) case, the RVZ03. Nestled in its Raven "extreme enthusiast chassis" line, the RVZ03...

20 by Joe Shields on 7/28/2017

Lenovo Unveils ThinkStation P320 Tiny SFF Workstation

​Lenovo has unveiled a new ThinkStation model, the P320 Tiny, based on a Kaby Lake / Q270 platform with NVIDIA's Quadro P600 GPU. The unique aspect is the dimensions...

26 by Ganesh T S on 6/20/2017

Zotac Unveils 2017 ZBox Magnus SFF Gaming PCs: Powered By Intel Core & AMD Ryzen

Besides of course their video cards, Zotac’s other claim to fame is their variety of mini-PCs. For this year’s Computex trade show, the company did not disappoint, with the...

17 by Ryan Smith on 6/3/2017

ASRock Shows DeskMini GTX/RX, using Micro-STX Motherboard with MXM Support

One of the recurring themes in my discussions with motherboard manufacturers over the past several years is one of introducing differentiation to products and through that, new form factors...

33 by Ian Cutress on 1/18/2017

Zotac ZBOX MAGNUS EN1080 SFF PC Review: A Premium Gaming Powerhouse

Gaming systems and small form-factor (SFF) PCs have emerged as bright spots in the desktop PC market that has been subject to severe challenges recently. Many vendors have tried...

38 by Ganesh T S on 12/19/2016

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