Core i7 6770HQ benchmark passmark

Intel Core i7 6770HQ benchmark and review. The Core i7 6770HQ is a very powerful processor based on the skylake architecture and was launched in early 2016. Core i7 6770HQ specs include four CPU cores including hyper threading support. The CPU is clocked at 2.6 GHz but can go up to 3.5 GHz under turbo boost mode. Core i7 6770HQ benchmarks are coming soon.

Core i7 6770HQ benchmark passmark

Core i7 6770HQ specs

Series    Intel Core i7
Codename    Skylake
clocking    2600 – 3500 MHz
Level 1 cache    256 KB
Level 2 Cache    1024KB
Level 3 cache    6144 KB
Number of cores / threads    4/8
Max. Power consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)    45 Watt
manufacturing technology    14 nm
Max. Temperature    100 ° C
socket    BGA
features    Dual-channel DDR3L-1600 / DDR4-2133 memory controller, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI, TXT
GPU    Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580 (350-950 MHz)
64 bit    64 Bit is supported
Hardware Virtualization    VT-x, VT-d
Initial price    $ 434 US
Launched on    01/24/2016

Intel NUC Skull Canyon PC comes equipped with processor

Intel NUC Skull Canyon PC review

Intel has announced the launch of its first complete NUC Gaming oriented system. Intel codenamed NUC6i7KYK, the NUC has a considerably larger size than its predecessors and is equipped with a processor Intel Core i7-6770HQ based architecture Skylake , although Intel has christened as a NUC Skull Canyon. Intel NUC Skull Canyon PC review. Also see Intel Broadwell powered NUC.

Intel NUC Skull Canyon PC reviews

Let’s start talking about the design, it is what we have found most striking. As you can see in the pictures of this article, the NUC6i7KYK has a size that is approximately twice as common in NUC Intel systems. Thanks to this, not only can install various additional storage options, but the manufacturer has been able to install a far more potent than with the rest of NUCs, cooling system since the installed processor has a TDP of 45 watts, considerably higher than what Intel had been using so far in their mini PCs and therefore need better cooling.

Turning to the field of hardware, this new Intel NUC seems to have enough muscle to move without too much trouble any game at resolutions 720p, and even many titles in full HD resolution. Yes, since Intel has been involved in the development of XConnect technology , it seems clear that this equipment has been designed with this in mind since among other things incorporates a port Thunderbolt 3 ​​(40 Gbps) that would allow the use of external GPUs with devices like Razer Core.

review Intel NUC Skull Canyon PC

As we noted above has an Intel Core i7-6770HQ processor, equipped with four physical cores and 8 processing threads (thanks to hyper threading technology) operating at a base of 2.6 Ghz and 3.5 Ghz turbo up to speed. This processor features 6MB of L3 cache, 128 MB of cache L4 and is accompanied by Intel Iris Pro 580 graphics with 576 cores running at 950 Mhz, 72 TMUs and 9 ROPs, more than enough for most games resolution sub- 1080p.

Intel will sell this new NUC in barebones version and full version with different hardware configurations. For example, the barebones version (diskless or RAM) will be priced at $ 650 (very cheap if we consider only the processor and costs $ 435 in OEM), and a full version with 16 GB of RAM DDR4-2133 mhz and 256 GB SSD with Windows 10 preinstalled cost $ 999.

Zotac Magnus EN980 review: an amazing mini PC

The Zotac Magnus EN980 is a manufacturer of high-end solution. Carved at the fair, she manages to nest high performance components: Intel Core Skylake processor and graphics chipset Nvidia GeForce GTX980.

Zotac Magnus EN980 reviews

Not necessarily buying the century then, or so it was way be a fan of the concept of mini PC game. The Zotac Magnus EN980 could change that with the appearance of a GTX980 chip that should put the record straight performance point of view.

We do not know the price of the beast, we do not know its exact release date. It will be exhibited at Cebit 2016, when we will probably have more information on embedded Intel Skylake chips.

Zotac announces the presence of yet more than enough material to toy with a virtual reality helmet. An interesting idea because with a generator in a backpack and your Zotac over, you can put your VR goggles to run like crazy in your favorite games in immersive. No more talk of Steam Machines, the future c is the VR.

To be more down to earth, the announced specifications are correct as usual: It will be possible to connect four displays to the machine through a combination of HDMI and Display Port ports. The rest of the connector will be just as generous with the USB 3.0 and USB 3.1 Type-C, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, 802.11ac WiFi and the usual myriad of connectors that the brand never fails to implant.

Zotac Magnus EN980 review

The cooling will be entrusted to an integrated water-cooling system house, heat pipes and sinks should leave the machine in the bar annoying decibels. And Zotac is quite good in the field, most of its mini machines are surprisingly pleasant to use a noise point of view.

If the price is not stratospheric, that Magnus EN980 is likely to be monitored.

Shuttle DH170 Specs, comes with Intel Skylake and only 43 mm thick

Shuttle DH170 is a mini PC from popular German computer manufacture. Powered by the new Intel Skylake platform, it is only measures 43 mm in thickness, thus ideal to be placed in small spaces and even the VESA attachment of a monitor.

Shuttle DH170 Specs

Has said Tom Seiffert, head of marketing and public relations Shuttle,  “This type of box is ideal for all situations, including those where environmental or space are not the best conditions for a PC, but still needed have a team that provides good computing power.”


Shuttle DH170 is barebones which means that the user must install the hard disk and RAM on your own. So you will not be able to use it straight out of the box. For processors, you get to choose between Intel Celeron, Pentium and Core i-series processor that go up to 65W TDP. It offers active cooling system with two built-in fans.


The system supports configurations up to 16GB of DDR3L RAM and M.2 SSDs with PCI-Express interface of any capacity so that users could integrate a fairly powerful and fast inside this little device system. Shuttle DH170 incorporates Intel Gigabit network card with two RJ-45 inputs, four USB 3.0, four USB 2.0 and two Display Port outputs and a HDMI video. It also has two RS-232 ports to integrate relatively old industrial devices or those who still use this interface.

The recommended retail price for these new DH170 Shuttle is 224 euros and remember that you have to buy SSD and RAM memory separately.

Acer U5-710 M1-601 Specifications, New Windows 10 Desktop and Modular Computers

Acer has introduced two new desktop PCs with Windows 10. One is Acer U5-710 and second is Acer M1-601. First is an all in one computer and is only 37mm thick. Acer U5-710 specifications include Intel Core i7 and i5 processors based on new Intel Skylake platform, Nvidia GeForce graphics card, up to 16GB RAM, essential ports (HDMI I / O, DC Jack, Ethernet, USB 2.0 and 2 x USB 3.0, TV tuner) organized at the back. The screen of the Acer U5-710 measures 23.8 inches and pack full HD resolution.

Acer U5-710 review specs (1)

Acer U5-710 screen supports multi touch input as well that offers great viewing angles and flicker less technology. Dolby Digital along with Acer True Harmony technologies ensure your room is filled with rich sound.

Acer U5-710 review specs (2)

On the other hand, Acer M1-601 is a small PC that is based on the concept where the user can customize his PC without having to open it. This is done using the blocks concept where each blocks adds a certain functionality.

Acer M1-601 specs review (1)

For instance, there is a block that adds 500GB hard disk, there is one for wireless charging and so on.

Acer M1-601 specs review (2)

The Acer M1-601 specifications include Intel Pentium or Celeron processor with Intel HD integrated graphics, up to 8GB DDR4 RAM and a volume of 125 x 125 mm.

Asus ROG G11 Specifications, Gaming Desktop with Intel Skylake

Asus has announced a revamped version of its famous full desktop system, ROG G11. It is now equipped with Intel Skylake six generation processor and latest Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 graphics, DDR4 RAM and PCI M.2 Express SSD. Asus ROG G11 Specifications are given below.

Asus ROG G11 specifications skylake

Asus ROG G11 Specifications

Intel Core i7-6700 quad-core skylake processor; up to 32 GB DDR4-2133 RAM; H170 motherboard with Intel chipset; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Graphics card; Up to 3 TB mechanical hard drive, Up to 256 GB of SSD using PCIe M.2 tech; Blu-ray combo; USB 3.1 ports; 500W power supply and Windows 10 64 bit operating system. Find out laptops with Nvidia GTX980 GPU at check laptop.

Asus has equipped the ROG G11 with the best cooling system so that the user does not have to worry about system temperatures. It also comes with latest USB 3.1 technology that offers up to 10 Gbps of bandwidth. While hardcore gamers assemble their computers, some just prefer to buy branded products to enjoy warranty and fact that they not require you to be a freak.

It shall be noted that Asus ROG G11 is sold without monitor shown in the image above. However like almost all ROG products range, Asus has designed the ROG G11 with Mayan motifs and LED lighting. The colors of the LED can be customized according to your choice.

Gigabyte Gaming 3 H170 D3 Specifications, Gaming Motherboard for budget

Gigabyte has announced Gaming 3 H170 D3 motherboard for users who were looking for a board that supported the new Intel Skylake platform and at the same time, have limited budget. Gigabyte is the first manufacturer that launched Intel LGA1151 socket with DDR3 controller. The Skylake platform supports DDR3 and DDR4 interchangeably, allowing the motherboard manufacture to decide the type of memory controller. Gigabyte Gaming 3 H170 D3 Specifications say that it has DDR3 controller in order to keep the overall costs low.

Gigabyte Gaming 3 H170 D3 review

This means that the people buying the Gigabyte Gaming 3 H170 D3 should not go for the DDR4 RAMs as they simply would not work with it. It requires a 24-pin connector and 8-pin EPS power supply to operate. It employs a VRM power phases to provide to the processor, which is linked to four DDR3 memory sockets and PCI-Express 3.0 x16 socket.

Gigabyte Gaming 3 H170 D3 reviews

Speaking of expansion slots, Gigabyte Gaming 3 H170 D3 Specifications include one PCI-Express 3.0 x16 x4 that is electrically linked to PCH, two PCI-Express 3.0 x1 and two PCI “legacy”. With regard to storage, Gigabyte has integrated two M.2 32 Gb / s, two SATA-Express 16 Gb / s and six SATA June 3 Gb / s slots. USB connectivity is included as well in form of eight USB 3.0 ports (four on the back of the plate).

Gigabyte Gaming 3 H170 D3 review test

The Gigabyte H170 Gaming 3 D3 has HDMI, DVI and D-Sub video, including sound AMP-UP high quality network card Killer E2200 which as you know is able to prioritize P2P packets to improve latency in online games, and as always, all other features Gigabyte Gaming, including dual BIOS. It is expected to hit the market soon at a price around 100 euros.

MSI Gaming Z170A M7 specifications

MSI Gaming Z170A M7 is the first company motherboard that makes use of Intel Z170 chipset and Skylake platform. There are two major sinks on it – one to cool the chipset and VRM and second to cool down components around the processor socket.

MSI Gaming Z170A M7 review

The MSI Gaming Z170A M7 specifications include features such as three PCI-Express 3.0 that will support 3-way SLI / CrossFireX configurations, two SATA-Express, two sockets M 2 (do not know if linked to the SATA or PCI-Express interface), audio boost technology that is isolated from the rest circuit to prevent interference.

MSI Gaming Z170A M7 specs

You also get the Gigabit Killer E2400 network card. MSI Gaming Z170A M7 has integrated four sockets that support speeds up to DDR4-2133 MHz standard. In the photos we fail to see clearly the VRM so do not know how it has enhanced overclocking but we do see that it has three dedicated buttons (Power, reset, and a red button for overclocking).

MSI Gaming Z170A M7 specifications

On the back of MSI Gaming Z170A M7, you will find three USB 2.0, three USB 3.0, USB 3.1 Type-C, two HDMI, a DisplayPort, Gigabit RJ-45 connectors and audio 7.1 SP / DIF. At the moment it is not known when this board will be released so it would be stupidity to say anything about its price tag.

Gigabyte Intel Z170 chipset based GA-Gigabyte Z170X Gaming G1 G2 G3 launched

Gigabyte Intel Z170 based chipset has been made available in the market. So much hype surrounds this chipset as it is based on Intel Skylake platform. This includes three models, GA-Gigabyte Z170X Gaming G1, GA-Z170X Gaming 7 Z170X and GA Z170X Gaming 3.

Gigabyte Intel Z170 chipset

All three come with Gigabyte Q-Flash Plus that allows users to update the BIOS without having a processor or RAM installed. Just copy the BIOS on a USB flash drive and the motherboard will flash the updated BIOS.

Gigabyte Q-Flash Plus

Moreover, Gigabyte has decided to change the shape and brand their VRM. Also in the G1.Killer model, you will find a new arrangement of the board sinks with option to integrate a custom liquid cooling system. Another interesting feature is the inclusion of what Gigabyte has called Turbo V-Clock Tuning IC. Overclocking fans will find it much easier to increase the operating frequency of the processor installed in these chipsets.

Also, in some models they have integrated some physical buttons to perform overclocking without having to enter the BIOS.