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Articles tagged with: system building

Intel Introduces Ultra-Thin Motherboard: Mini-ITX

It looks like Intel has been working on an ultra-thin motherboard called the Mini-ITX. The Mini-ITX will likely be the gold standard for all-in-one PCs or those custom building slim computers. The Mini-ITX motherboards use an Intel H61 chipset and all are compatible with the latest Sandy Bridge processors.

What’s neat about this new motherboard is that the heatsink for the processor actually goes horizontally rather than vertically (shown bottom). Power adapters range from 150W to 180W, so don’t expect to game on these mini motherboards.

RamSan-70, An Affordable SSD

TMS (Texas Memory Systems) has announced this week its fastest flash memory card, called the RamSan-70. The RamSan-70 is a PCIe card that is about half the size of previous models while 3x faster. The memory card comes from 450GB to 900GB modules and features Toshiba’s latest 32nm single-level cell NAND flash chips, offering a 20% reduction in price per GB compared to previous models.

Users will be able to get the power of a solid-state drive in a “graphics card-like” form-factor, allowing for plug-n-play operation.