The Taiwanese actress continues to push forward the new Mini-STX with the help of a model that is supposed to be much more popular
The race to create more and more compact computer systems, and at the same time more powerful, modern and advanced, will probably never stop - and this is something that definitely makes us happy, because even today we find ourselves rubbing our eyes at tiny computers that reach amazing capabilities, so hard to imagine About it ever in the future.
Most of the time, those tiny works come to us in the form of dedicated (or almost complete) dedicated and complex systems in advance, but it seems that there are those who want to reverse or change this trend as well - a company ASRock For example, which continues to surprise us with its offerings for its unique Mini-STX configuration.
After we met at CES 2017, we met a tiny motherboard made by the company Based on the latest chipset Z270 And also included a dedicated slot for MXM video cards, the band now offers a more popular version of that offer with the H110-STX MXM, which is based on the most modest chip set from Intel, Without giving up the ability to add a discreet and relatively progressive video card into the Enclosures Volume of only a few liters.
The tiny board, which measures only 19 × 14 inches, provides a full LGA1151 bracket that fits the stationary processors of Intel The Skylake and Kaby Lake bonfires (supposedly in a thermal envelope of up to 65W only, although this may be a practical recommendation due to cooling restrictions and no mandatory conditioning), two memory slots DDR4 In a portable SODIMM configuration with a speed of up to 2400MT / s and a volume of up to 32GB - and also an MXM Type B slot as mentioned, which is connected to a PCI-Express 3.0 × 16 artery for connection graphic cards In a compact configuration that most people meet on computers Mobile, With a power envelope of up to 120 watts.
Despite the use of a modest chipset, the motherboard delivers everything you would expect in a modern product in the field, with two SATA III connectors, two M.2 connectors in the PCI-Express 3.0 × 4 interface for 80mm full-length drives, an M connector 2. In addition to 30 millimeters for wireless communication units, one Thunderbolt 3 connector for up to 40 GB per second transfer speeds, three standard USB 3.0 connections, and an i219V iXNUMXV controller-based Gigabit Ethernet connection. Intel And HDMI connections, DisplayPort And Mini DisplayPort Which are wired to the MXM unit to be added to the array, and a connection HDMI 2.0 is added for the built-in processor core.
According to the information available on the network, the most powerful video card that can be integrated into the motherboard is the mobile model of the GeForce GTX 1060, both power consumption and heat emission and requirements Cooling Reality, so that the performance will not reach the highest levels that exist in the market - but still these are not bad capabilities for all areas and uses, especially considering that there are Mini-STX packages on the market whose dimensions translate to a volume of less than 3 liters, and even less than 2 liters sometimes. Significantly smaller than any chassis for the older and more familiar Mini-ITX standard.
Of course, purchasing an MXM graphics card can be a daunting task at all, and even relatively expensive, since it is in most cases intended for computer makers only - but we hope that with food comes appetite, and the development of the Mini-STX standard will increase the interest and relevance of units. MXM, and will spur more stores to start marketing to end consumers who are interested.
We still do not know what the price of the new H110-STX MXM will be, but it will undoubtedly be cheaper than the corresponding Z270 model, and probably cheaper than any other Mini-STX solution in the environment that includes the ability to integrate a discrete video card - so if you have Created a hardware adventure and a desire to create the ultimate media computer (or even the light gaming computer), this new product is probably just for you. We will continue to follow him and his ilk and update you on the interesting details.