Minisforum continues to diversify its business beyond compact PCs and this week it introduced a rather unusual Mini-ITX motherboard with an MXM slot. Typically used for graphics cards, Minisforum's Eyertec AD650i motherboard instead comes with an MXM adapter to house up to three M.2 SSDs. All together, the Mini-ITX board is able to drive 4 M.2 SSDs, as well as a couple of SATA SSDs for good measure. [making the platform suitable for an HTPC, NAS, or a small desktop that needs three M.2 drives.] The Minisforum AD650i Mini-ITX motherboard itself is based on Intel's laptop-grade Core i7-12650H processor (6P + 4E CPU cores, up to 4.70 GHz, 24 MB cache, UHD Graphics with 64 EUs, 45W PBP) that can be paired with up to 64...
We may already be a week beyond the annual CES show, but there is still plenty to discuss. One of the exciting systems I saw at the event was...9 by Ian Cutress on 1/22/2019
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IBASE Technology, a supplier of embedded, industrial, and special-purpose PCs, this week introduced its compact desktop that uses NVIDIA GeForce graphics adapters in MXM Type-B form-factor. Officially, the SI-614...7 by Anton Shilov on 9/12/2018
ASRock introduced its second-generation Micro-STX gaming desktops with discrete graphics processors at CES 2018. The new DeskMini GTX systems are based on the Intel Z370 platform and support Intel’s...17 by Anton Shilov on 1/19/2018
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