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Just over a month ago Intel pulled the trigger on the rest of its 12th generation "Alder Lake" Core desktop processors, adding no fewer than 22 new chips. This significantly fleshed out the Alder Lake family, adding in the mid-range and low-end chips that weren't part of Intel's original, high-end focused launch. Combined with the launch of the rest of the 600 series chipsets, this finally opened the door to building cheaper and lower-powered Alder Lake systems. Diving right in, today we're taking a look at Intel's Core i3-12300 processor, the most powerful of the new I3s. Like the entire Alder Lake i3 series, the i3-12300 features four P-cores, and is aimed to compete in the entry-level and budget desktop market. With prices being driven...

AMD’s Barcelo: Zen 3 APU Refresh for 2022

One of the key elements to how processor portfolios will evolve moving forward involves mixing and matching current generation and previous generation parts using the benefits of (supposedly) cheaper...

15 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/6/2022

Intel Announces 12th Gen Core Alder Lake: 22 New Desktop-S CPUs, 8 New Laptop-H CPUs

When Intel launched its 12th Generation Core family of processors late last year, it was only a small set of overclockable parts for desktops that came to market. Featuring...

102 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/4/2022

Intel’s 8-Core Mobile Tiger Lake-H, at 45 W, to Ship in Q1

Ever since the launch of Intel’s 11th Gen Core mobile processors, known as Tiger Lake, back in September, the chips' limited core counts have not gone unnoticed. At a...

22 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/11/2021

Razer's First Modular PC, The Tomahawk: A Fully Custom NUC 9 Extreme

Razer, a company that styles itself as 'by gamers, for gamers', has today unveiled its latest product, a modular NUC dubbed the Tomahawk. Available as both a barebones package...

61 by Gavin Bonshor on 12/3/2020

ASRock Industrial's NUC 1100 BOX Series Brings Tiger Lake to UCFF Systems

Intel's introduction of the Tiger Lake U-series processors with support for a range of TDPs up to 28W has resulted in vendors launching a number of interesting systems with...

13 by Ganesh T S on 10/13/2020

GIGABYTE Unveils BRIX PRO Mini-PCs with Tiger Lake-U

Intel's Tiger Lake launch was focused on ultrabooks and notebooks, as various SKUs with TDP ranging from 7 to 28W were launched. The performance of Intel's low-power parts (U-...

43 by Ganesh T S on 9/29/2020

The Armari Magnetar X64T Workstation OC Review: 128 Threads at 4.0 GHz, Sustained!

Blitzing around a race track in a fast car only ever convinces you of one thing: I need to go around the track even faster. I need a better...

97 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/9/2020

ASRock Industrial's 4x4-BOX UCFF PC Series Goes Premium with Ryzen 4000U Renoir APUs

ASRock Industrial has been at the forefront of AMD-based UCFF PCs, being one of the first to bring out systems based on the Ryzen Embedded APUs in mid-2019. In...

36 by Ganesh T S on 9/8/2020

Acer Updates The Compact Juggernaut: Predator Orion 3000 Hands-On

Today at the Next@Acer conference, Acer is announcing an updated version of their compact gaming desktop, the Predator Orion 3000, and the company was able to send us a...

35 by Brett Howse on 6/23/2020

Maingear Releases New RUSH System With Extremely High-End Specs

The latest among a surprisingly busy week for PC hardware, Maingear has released a new and improved version of its RUSH gaming system. Catering to the high-end gaming market...

14 by Gavin Bonshor on 3/31/2020

Apple Doubles Storage Capacity of Mac Mini Desktops

In addition to launching its new MacBook Air and iPad Pro, Apple on Wednesday refreshed its Mac Mini lineup of ultra-compact desktops. This time around, the company doubled storage...

18 by Anton Shilov on 3/19/2020

MSI Extends Product Warranties by Two Months Due to Coronavirus

The outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus has already caused the cancellation several major trade shows and will have other kinds of impacts on the high-tech industry. And while the...

9 by Anton Shilov on 3/11/2020

Intel Puts Whiskey Lake on The Bonfire: Penny for the NUC

Intel has begun winding down sales of the majority of its Whiskey Lake-based 8th generation NUCs (NUC8 Series). This month the company issued a product change notification for...

13 by Anton Shilov on 3/10/2020

Corsair’s One Pro i200: A Compact HEDT with Intel’s 10th Gen 14-Core CPU & NVIDIA’s RTX 2080 Ti

Corsair has introduced a new version of its One Pro i-series compact high-end desktop (HEDT) that further improves performance for prosumers and gamers. The new Corsair One Pro i200...

25 by Anton Shilov on 2/28/2020

ZOTAC Unveils Zbox Magnus EN52060V: A UCFF PC with GeForce RTX 2060 & 2.5 GbE

Zotac has quietly added a new mainstream gaming barebones system into its lineup of ultra-compact systems. With its quad-core Intel processor and NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card, the...

16 by Anton Shilov on 2/27/2020

GIGABYTE Unveils Comet Lake-Based BRIX UCFF PC: 6 Cores, USB-C 3.2 Gen 2, & RS232

GIGABYTE has quietly added its first Comet Lake-U-powered ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) BRIX PCs to its lineup. The new systems were designed for home, office, and commercial applications, they offer...

20 by Anton Shilov on 2/21/2020

Kontron Releases KBox B-202-CFL Mini-ITX PC: SFF Desktop For Commercial Use

Embedded computing specialist Kontron has revealed anew Mini-ITX system for commercial use. Designed for applications such as AI/ML, image processing, data analysis, system monitoring & control, and manufacturing...

24 by Anton Shilov on 2/20/2020

ASUS Upgrades Compute Stick: The VivoStick TS10 Gets More RAM, Storage, & Windows 10 Pro

Intel’s Compute Stick, a self-contained PC-on-a-stick that could be used to transform any display into a PC, was an interesting concept when it was revealed several years ago. However...

35 by Anton Shilov on 2/19/2020

ASUS ROG Huracan G21: A Small PC with 8-core and RTX 2080

ASUS this week updated its compact ROG Huracan G21 gaming system. The new enthusiast-class machine retains a stylish miniature case that allows easy access to components, but offers more...

21 by Anton Shilov on 2/13/2020

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