Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut Extreme

Kryonaut Extreme is one of the most intriguing thermal compounds available, and it's perfect for fanless builds. Featuring tin oxide components and extra fine nano aluminum oxide particles the pink grease provides superior thermal conductivity of 14.2 W/(m-K). Kryonaut Extreme is suitable for temperatures up to 350°C and is not electrically conductive. It's available from $21.99.


Low power Alder Lake explained

"Starting with the low power processor at 9 W, Intel classifies this as a U-series processor featuring two performance cores, eight efficiency cores, and 96 execution units of graphics in the silicon. As with the ultra low power Tiger Lake processors, this uses an Intel design known as ‘BGA Type4’, or ‘UP4’, that combines both the CPU and the chipset on the same package. and is the smallest such processor package that they offer."

"At 15 W, we’re in the more traditional U-series that we are familiar with. The package size increases to what Intel calls BGA Type3, or UP3, but you’ll notice that the CPU layout looks identical to the 9 W version. That’s because it is the same – up to two performance cores and eight efficiency cores, then 96 execution units on graphics. This is going to be important: for a market readily served today by the Core i9-1195G7 – an 11th Gen 15 W processor with four large cores – Intel is pivoting to fewer performance cores and more efficiency cores for their 12th Gen chips. It’s also worth noting that the chipset is also on die, but offers more functionality than the 9 W chips."

Source: AnandTech 


Tiger Lake ZBOX available in Europe

Officially launched in August the new fanless ZBOX is now available in France and Germany, with other territories to follow soon. The Tiger Lake ZBOX is powered by the 28W i3-1115G4 (CI625 nano) i5-1135G7 (CI645 nano) or i7-1165G7 (CI665 nano). The 204 x 129 x 68mm ZBOX is sold as a barebone system, just add your memory, storage, and OS of choice.

• 2 x DDR4-3200/2666 SODIMM slot (up to 64GB)
• 2.5-inch SATA 6.0 Gbps HDD/SSD slot
• M.2 2230/2242 PCIe x4 SSD slot

• HDMI 2.0 (up to 3840x2160 @ 60Hz)
• DisplayPort 1.4 (up to 4096x2160 @ 60Hz)

• Power Button
• 3-in-1 card reader (SD/SDHC/SDXC)
• 1 x USB 3.1
• 1 x Thunderbolt 4
• WiFi LED, Hard drive LED, Power LED

• Wi-Fi antenna connector
• 3 x USB 3.1
• 1 x USB 2.0
• 2 x 10/100/1000 Ethernet
• Power connector


Disappointed but not surprised

We knew it was too good to be true. The GMK NucBox 3 is now available for $269.99 and its passive heat sink is aluminum after all. The diminutive Windows 11 PC is powered by the 10W Celeron J4125 (4C / 4T up to 2.7 GHz) and features 8GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD. The copper price keeps soaring (up to $10,000 a tonne) and could be the reason for the change of plans.


Jasper Lake NUC official

As we exclusively revealed last year, the Intel-branded Jasper Lake NUC is a reality. The Atlas Canyon range features Celeron N4505, Celeron N5105, and Pentium N6005 options. A complete Celeron N4505 Windows 11 PC is planned, while the Celeron N5100 iteration will also be available as a stand-alone motherboard. The NUC 11 Essential is actively-cooled, but fanless chassis are a given. We expect Atlas Canyon to be really affordable with prices starting under $200. 

✓ Pentium Silver N6005 (NUC11ATKPE) up to 3.3 GHz (4C / 4T)
✓ Celeron N5105 (NUC11ATKC4) up to 2.9 GHz (4C / 4T)
✓ Celeron N4505 (NUC11ATKC2) up 2.7 GHz (2C / 2T)
✓ Dual-channel DDR4-2933 SODIMMs, 16GB max
✓ 1x HDMI 2.0b, 1x DisplayPort 1.4 (HDCP 2.2 support)
✓ Supports 2 x 4K displays
✓ M.2 22x80 key M slots for PCIe x4 NVMe and SATA SSDs
✓ Select SKUs with 64GB eMMC Storage
✓ 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
✓ Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX101 m.2 card + Bluetooth v5.2
✓ 2x front USB 3.1, 2x rear USB 3.1, and 2x rear USB 2.0
✓ Up to 7.1 multichannel digital audio via HDMI
✓ 3.5mm front stereo jack / 3.5mm mic
✓ 19VDC 65W power supply
✓ External 9-pin front panel header
✓ Microsoft Windows 10 / Linux compatible
✓ Three Year Product Life Cycle
✓ Three-Year Warranty
✓ 135 x 115 x 36 mm

Source: Intel  


Tranquil's fanless NUC 11 available for pre-order

Tranquil's Mini Rugged Desktop is a fanless NUC powered by the Tiger Lake i5-1145G7 (4C / 8T up to 4.40 GHz) and featuring a unique and rock-solid heat sink case. It's available as a barebone system (bring your own RAM and storage) or as a complete PC with up to 16GB of RAM and 2TB of SSD storage. We'll take five.

Source: Tranquil 


The NH-P1 disappoints again

"In AIDA64, the cooler was not able to handle the excess heat from our overclocked Intel Core i7-9700K processor (~150-watt of TDP). Temperatures of the CPU package and cores reached 99°C and the CPU started thermal throttling, after the stress test was running for about 7 minutes. To clarify, this result is expected, since the NH-P1 is not rated for the continuous load from high-end CPUs, especially overclocked ones. You can check Noctua’s website for CPU compatibility. The NH-P1 would also return to its idle temperature slower than conventional air coolers after load, as there is no fan to quickly cool down the heatsink."

The NH-P1 is still a fantastic piece of hardware, and by far the best fanless CPU cooler out there. But please be mindful of the CPU's thermal envelope.

Source: UnbxTech


OnLogic unveils rugged industrial computers powered by 12th Gen Intel® Alder Lake

Following the announcement of new 12th Generation Intel Core™ processors at CES 2022, global industrial computer hardware manufacturer and IoT solution provider, OnLogic (, has revealed their upcoming Karbon 800 Series of rugged computers, designed to leverage the advanced features and capabilities of Intel's latest CPUs.


The OnLogic Karbon 800 Series has been engineered for machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), advanced manufacturing, automation, and other Industry 4.0 and Industrial IoT applications, that require powerful computing in commercial and industrial environments.


"We have been amazed by what our customers have created using our Karbon 700 Series, and with the large performance upgrades provided by Intel's Alder Lake architecture, the Karbon 800 Series will give them the power to continue to innovate," says OnLogic Rugged Line product manager, Maxx Garrison. "We've focused on adding additional features and expansion options to support the wide-ranging applications of our customers. This includes PCIe Gen 4 expansion for the latest GPUs, new I/O options like 10GbE and M12 LAN, and new configurations including a high-capacity RAID array option. The Karbon 800 Series will be our highest-performance and most configurable systems yet!"


The Karbon 800 will be available in four models at launch, allowing users to select and customize the system that best fits their particular needs. Each model can be configured with up to a 16-core, Intel Core i9 processor and 64 GB of DDR4 ECC or non-ECC memory.


Depending on the model, a wide range of storage and expansion options are available, including optional hot-swap bays as well as single and dual PCIe Gen 4 slots. OnLogic's unique ModBay expansion technology can also be used to add a variety of additional connectivity and storage options, including up to 14x LAN ports and a 6x 2.5in SSD RAID array.


More information about the OnLogic Karbon 800 Series is available by visiting The Karbon 800 is expected to launch early in the spring of 2022. Visitors to the OnLogic website can sign up to receive updates about launch timing and pricing.


BREAKING: NUC 12 Performance not happening

The mainstream-oriented 4 x 4-inch NUC Performance is discontinued, possibly permanently. The GIGABYTE BRIX, ASUS PN series, and others, are the new mainstream NUC. An Intel-branded 4 x 4-inch business-oriented NUC 12 Pro ("Wall Street Canyon") is still in the cards and coming soon. We believe that it will be very similar to the NUC 11 Pro (pictured) with the inclusion of a 3.5mm headset jack. Five SKUs are planned: two vPro (i5 / i7) and three non-vPro (i3 / i5 / i7) models with slim (M.2 SSD) and tall (SATA drive) options. Interestingly, one HDMI port is downgraded from 2.1 (8K@60Hz) to 2.0b (4K@60Hz). An optional SDXC card reader with SD Express support will be available via the handy expansion module.


Inside the Jasper Lake LIVA

The ECS LIVA Z3 is a passively-cooled Jasper Lake NUC. The 4 x 4-inch mini desktop features the 6W Pentium N6000 (4C / 4T up to 3.30 GHz) a nice array of four USB 3.2 (including one Type C), HDMI 2.0, mini DisplayPort, and one M.2 slot. The LIVA Z3 features a chunky heat sink although convection doesn't look optimal, and by not optimal we mean it looks bad (with no vents on top of the case).

Source: Techbang