ASRock Industrial upgrades mini-ITX, micro-ATX, and ATX motherboards for Intel Core 14th Gen Raptor Lake-S Refresh processors

ASROCK Industrial 14th gen mini-ITX micro-ATX ATX motherboards

ASRock Industrial has just announced 25 (twenty-five!) industrial motherboards powered by 14th gen Intel Core Raptor Lake-S Refresh hybrid processors with up to 24 cores and 32 threads introduced last October, and supporting up to 96GB DDR5 4800/5600 memory. The thin and high-rise mini-ITX, micro-ATX, and ATX industrial motherboards support up to four 4K displays, PCIe Gen5 interfaces,  up to three 2.5GbE ports (and 10GbE LAN for the IMB-X1316-10G model), and USB 3.2 Gen2x2 (20 Gbps) ports for factory automation, robotics, machine vision, smart retail, kiosks, digital signage, gaming, security, and more. I would usually list the specifications of the motherboards, but since we have 25 different models, I’ll skip that and provide a summary. One reason ASRock Industrial has so many models is that those are existing motherboards with socketed processors and the company offered 12th and 13th gen CPUs so far, and the company simply updated the BIOS […]

Congatec conga-TC675r – A COM Express Type 6 module with soldered RAM, 13th Gen Intel Core CPU

Congatec has recently announced Six new COM Express Type 6 Computer-on-Modules based on 13th Gen Intel Core(Raptor Lake) processors. The module comes with up to 14(6P+8E) cores and 20-thread, ultra-fast LPDDR5x memory, all within a total TDP of 45W.

We’ve noticed a surge in the popularity of COM Express modules and Congatec has recently announced six new conga-TC675r COM Express Type 6 Computer-on-Modules based on 13th Gen Intel Core (Raptor Lake) processors that happen to come with soldered RAM instead of the usual SO-DIMM memory slots found in this form factor. The modules come with up to 14(6P+8E) cores and 20-thread, ultra-fast LPDDR5x memory, all within a total TDP of 45W. According to Congatec, this device is designed to work under extreme temperatures (-40°C to +85°C), and is built to withstand the highest standards for shock and vibrations notably thanks to the user of soldered onboard RAM, making this device suitable for off-road vehicles for mining, construction, agriculture, forestry, and other demanding mobility applications. Previously we have seen manufacturers like ADLINK announce COM Express modules based on the 13th Gen architecture, and both ADLINK and Congatec have also just […]

GEEKOM Mini IT13 review – Part 3: Ubuntu 22.04 tested on an Intel Core i9-13900H mini PC

GEEKOM Mini IT13 Ubuntu 22.04 Review

We published the review of the Core i9-13900H powered GEEKOM Mini IT13 mini PC in Windows 11 Pro earlier this week and have now installed Ubuntu 22.04 and tested the machine with the Linux-based operating system in detail with benchmarks, features testing, networking and storage performance tests, power consumption, and thermal performance which we will report in this third and final part of the review. Installing Ubuntu 22.04 on GEEKOM Mini IT13 I shrank the Windows partition by about 500 MB in Disk Management in Windows 11 (Disk 1) in order to install Ubuntu 22.04.3 in dual boot configuration. The installation went smoothly using WiFi 6 to retrieve newer files and I could log in to the Ubuntu 22.04 desktop. But there was a trick, as I had to go to Windows first to select “Advanced Startup” and select Ubuntu on the next boot since the GRUB menu would just […]

GEEKOM Mini IT13 Core i9 mini PC review – Part 1: Specs, unboxing, teardown, and first boot

GEEKOM MINI IT13 review Windows 11 Pro

GEEKOM Mini IT13 is a powerful 13th gen Raptor Lake mini PC that was unveiled last August with either an Intel Core i9-13900H, Core i7-13700H, or Core i5-13500H processor, up to 32GB RAM, 2TB NVMe, and interfaces such as HDMI 2.0, USB4, 2.5GbE, and so on. The company has sent us a review sample of the Mini IT13 mini PC equipped with a Core-i9 14-core processor, 32GB RAM, and a 2TB NVMe SSD. We’ll start the review with an unboxing, a teardown to check the hardware design and upgradability of the device, and quickly try out to boot the system with the pre-installed Windows 11 Pro. But let’s go through the specifications before that. GEEKOM Mini IT13 specifications SoC – Intel Core i9-13900H 13th Gen Raptor Lake processor with 14 cores, 20 threads up to 5.40 GHz, 24MB Cache, Iris Xe graphics; TDP: 45W System Memory – Dual-channel DDR4-3200 SODIMM, […]

COM Express development kit ships with Intel Core i3-13300HE or Core i5-13600HE Raptor Lake-P processor

COM Express Raptor Lake development kit

ADLINK has launched an “IoT prototyping kit” based on the company’s Express-RLP COM Express Type 6 module with either an Intel Core i3-13300HE or Core i5-13600HE Raptor Lake-P processor. The module supports up to 64GB DDR5 and the ATX carrier board offers a wide range of interfaces such as 2.5GbE, two SATA ports, DisplayPort, LVDS (or EDP), and VGA video outputs, two USB4 ports, and more. COM Express Type 6 Raptor Lake-P devkit specifications: System-on-Module – ADLINK Express-RLP COM Express Type 6 computer-on-module Raptor Lake-P SoC Intel Core i5-13600HE 4P+8E cores/16 threads processor @ up to 2.7 GHz with 18MB cache, Intel Iris Xe graphics; TDP: 45W (cTDP: 35W) Intel Core i3-13300HE 4P+4E cores/12 threads processor @ up to 2.1 GHz with 12MB cache, Intel UHD graphics; TDP: 45W (cTDP: 35W) System Memory – Up to 64GB (2x 32GB) DDR5 via SO-DIMM sockets Dimensions – 125 x 95 mm (PICMG […]

GEEKNUC’s Intel NUC 12 and NUC 13 promotion for back to school season (Sponsored)

GEEKNUC Back to School

GEEKNUC, a reseller of genuine Intel NUC mini PCs, has now launched a “back to school” promotion for two Intel NUC mini PCs, namely the Intel NUC 13 Pro Arena Canyon with an Intel Core i7-1360p processor, 32 GB RAM, and a 2TB NVMe SSD and the Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Serpent Canyon powered by an Intel i7-12700H CPU with 64GB DDR4 and a 2TB NVMe SSD. Both models are eligible for a $120 discount with the coupon code “cnxsoftwarenuc120“, which means the Intel NUC 13 Pro 32GB/2TB sells for $925, and the NUC 12 Enthusiast goes for $1,075 after the discount code is applied. Summary of the Intel NUC 13 Pro Arena Canyon specifications: SoC – Intel Core i7-1360P 12-core/16-thread (4P+8E) Raptor Lake processor clocked at up to  3.7 GHz (E cores) / 5.0 GHz (P cores) with 18 MB cache, 96EU Intel Iris Xe graphics; 28W PBP System […]

Khadas Mind Premium review – Part 3: Ubuntu 22.04 tested on an Intel Core i7-1360P mini PC

Khadas Mind Ubuntu 22.04 Review

Khadas Mind Premium is an ultra-thin mini PC powered by an Intel Core i7-1360P Raptor Lake processor and supports various docks through the Khadas Link connector. We reviewed the mini PC with the Mind Dock in Windows 11 a few weeks ago, and we’ve now had time to install Ubuntu 22.04 to check out the mini PC with Linux. Installing Ubuntu 22.04 on Khadad Mind Premium We decided to install Ubuntu 22.04 alongside Windows 11, so we shrank the Windows partition by about half before inserting a Ubuntu 22.04.3 USB drive to install the Linux distribution. This went smoothly, and in no time we could run Ubuntu 22.04 on Khadas Mind Premium with just two cables, one for power, and the other for the display (both video and power) as we used a wireless mouse and keyboard for user input. Ubuntu 22.04.3 system information The system information in Ubuntu 22.04.3 […]

Unveiling The World’s First Mini PC Powered By The 13th Gen Core i9 CPU (Sponsored)

GEEKOM MINI IT13 Core i9 mini PC

GEEKOM, a leading provider of Mini PCs, is thrilled to unveil its newest Mini IT13, the world’s first Mini PC with a 13th Gen Intel Core i9 processor. Equipped with the cutting-edge 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900H/i7-13700H/i5-13500H processor, the GEEKOM Mini IT13 mini PC boasts up to 14 cores, 20 threads, and a maximum turbo frequency of 5.40 GHz. This powerful mini PC delivers groundbreaking performance for various tasks, including multitasking, gaming, and video editing. The computing experience is further elevated by the Intel Iris Xe Graphics, which provides remarkable graphics capabilities for stunning visuals. The Mini IT13 excels in display support, supporting 8K displays and multi-screen connectivity through its two USB4 and two HDMI 2.0 ports. Whether you’re tackling a complex project or binge-watching your favorite series, this Mini PC has you covered. It also features a versatile array of I/O ports, including six USB ports, two HDMI ports, […]