Meet the PowerColor Devil Box, a devilishly handsome looking external GPU box that works with any Thunderbolt 3-equipped system to provide the GPU horsepower for all your gaming needs. Now you can go thin and light such as the Razer Blade Stealth or even opt for a mini PC like the Aftershock Nano S (or any Intel NUC/micro system with Thunderbolt 3). The Devil Box also comes with USB 3.0 ports, a Type-C USB 3.1 port, SATA and Gigabit Ethernet ports. It will go on sale sometime in Q4 this year at a price of US$349 without graphics cards.
This is Intel’s Skull Canyon NUC and it is identical to AfterShock’s Nano S that you can buy locally. Here’s the innards in case you are wondering what’s inside this sleek little system. In a nutshell, you’ll find an Intel Core i7-6770HQ processor that features Iris Pro Graphics 580 (the best Intel has to offer today) and everything else like memory and storage are customizable. Port options are great and it has Thunderbolt 3 to hook up to external graphics boxes. Stay tuned to our review soon!
This is the Samsung PM1725a HHHL (half-height, half-length) form-factor PCIe add-on card for speedy storage in enterprise environments. Specs are no doubt excellent and it is rated for 2 million hours MTBF. Most importantly, you can get up to 6.4TB of storage – all on this PCIe SSD. You can truly dump your HDD.
Here’s a look at Kingston’s first and new enterprise class NVMe storage solution that runs on the PCIe bus. The EP1000 is a PCIe Gen 3.0 x8 device that features up to four M.2 based SSD units on the add-on card. The second is a U.2 interface-based 2.5-inch form factor SSD drive.
The problem with all existing high-end VR solutions? They are all tethered to the PC. Here at IDF Intel has showed off a working unit of a VR headset equipped with Intel Wireless Gigabit technology (Wi-Gig 802.11ad). That said, it is still a proof of concept and far from being a retail ready solution.
Here’s a close-up of the Intel Wireless Gigabit components used to facilitate wireless VR. If this does get adopted, VR has a chance of becoming more widely accepted (especially for home use) than it is currently with unwieldy cables tugging at your head and posing a safety concern.
The Yuneec Typhoon H drone with RealSense features ultrasonic collision prevention/avoidance technology, 4K videos at 30fps, 1080p videos at 120fps, 12.4MP imaging quality for photos, 3-axis anti-vibration gimbal camera that can take full 360 videos. It has just gone on sale for US$1,899.
Okay, so this is not even applicable for even the most hardcore geek, but if you had US$200,000 to blow, we’ll recommend this just for bragging rights. The Supermicro SuperServer SYS-7088B-TR4FT is targeted for high-end enterprise, research, HPC and virtualization purposes – perfect workloads for its 8-way SMP configuration that supports a grand total of 192 processing cores using the recently launch Xeon E7-8800 v4 (Broadwell-E architecture).
This beast comes in a massive 7U rackmount form factor and is part of the company's X10 server board-based solutions. While the base version starts from US$40,000, a fully specced out configuration could be upwards of US$200,000 depending on the processor(s) used, amount of RAM it’s loaded with, and other necessities. Drool!