If you believe in the philosophy: “more cores is better”, then welcome to Falcon Northwest, a company today released a micro-tower desktop PC that features a 18 cores Intel Xeon E5-2699 v3 processor.
Called the Tiki, it’s a 4-inch wide desktop PC, and packs a 18 cores Intel Xeon CPU with 36 compute threads as well as 54MB of cache. All we know mini-ITX motherboard has been limited to Intel Z97 or lower chipset, with LGA-1155, LGA-1150 socket. That’s mean it can only run consumer grade processors, limited up to 4 cores.
However, this latest mini desktop PC: the Tiki, comes with an Intel X99 chipset that support LGA-2011 v3 chipset and let the machine run both Intel Core i7-5960X with 8 cores and Intel Xeon E5-2699 v3 CPU. The mainboard they are using is ASRock X99E-ITX/ac, support two channels of DDR4 memory. Take a look below for full specifications of Falcon Northwest Tiki mini desktop PC
Falcon Northwest Tiki mini desktop PC specifications
- Processor: Intel Core i7 Quad core (Haswell) on Intel Z97 chipsets, Intel Core i7 6 or 8 core (Haswell-E) and 14-18 core Xeon on X99 chipsets
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 900 Series, TITAN, Quadro
- Memory : Up to 16 GB 1866 MHz DDR3 on Z97, Up to 32GB DDR4 on X99
- Hard Drive: Supports up to 4 Solid State Drives, 1 Standard Drive
- Optical Drive: Slot-Loading DVD/RW or Blu-Ray Reader
Tiki mini PC features
- Full metal case: steel and sandblasted aluminum faceplate
- Intel Core i7 and Xeon CPUs from four to 18 cores
- NVIDIA GeForce and Quadro graphics, including TITAN-X.
- Support for two SSDs (solid state drive) slots, one standard hard drive (can replace 2 more SSDs) slot.
- Blu-ray or DVD drive sl
- USB 3.0 and audio ports in front
- Internal PSU with 400 or 600 watt
- 16GB / 32GB of DDR3 or DDR4 memoryTiki top closeup
- Easy to configuration system / hardware
- Support for liquid cooler CPU
- Overclocking available
- Only 4 inches wide – 40% smaller than our FragBox!
So, it’s a great mini PC for most people, right ? Unfortunately, there’s no word on the pricing at this moment yet. For more details, visit the source link to the Falcon Northwest’s website.