Almost done: PCI Express 4.0
The next PCIe generation is soon to be completed: The PCI-SIG (Peripheral Component Interconnect Special Interest Group) has introduced version 0.9 of the new 4.0 standard, which is expected to double the data rate compared to current PCIe 3.0. However, that PCIe 4.0 will actually be installed in systems, can take until 2019. Nevertheless, the PCI-SIG has also already promised the standard 5.0, once again with a doubling of bandwidth. We will see, when this will be found in our Mini-PCs.
Rising prices for graphics cards: spo-book KUMO IV not affected
Due to the current hype around mining the cryptocurrency Ethereum, powerful mid-range graphics cards like Geforce GTX 1060 and 1070, as well as Radeon RX 580 and 570, are sold out and can be, if at all, only purchased for high prices. Fortunately our high-end Mini-PC spo-book KUMO IV is not affected. The GTX 1060 is already integrated on the mainboard.
Even faster: USB 3.2 announced
Recently the USB 3.0 Promoter Group has introduced a new standard. USB 3.1 is now followed by 3.2, which should result in doubling the data rates to 20 Gbit/s. In order to achieve these transmission rates, of course, all devices and cables used must meet the new standard. Until the first devices will be equipped with USB 3.2 ports, however, it can take another year. But the goal of the new version is already public: The flexible USB Type C port should become standard in the PC industry and replace the widely used Type A interface. We will see, if this will be that easy.
Easy startup procedure: Quick guides for spo-comm Mini-PCs
Anyone who needs help with the startup or mounting of his spo-book, or with BIOS settings like Wake On LAN or Restore on AC Power Loss, can now get help easily. From now on, quick guides for almost all spo-comm Mini-PCs are available on our website. They can be downloaded on the product page under the tab “Product details & downloads” and can also be found on our driver sticks.