What’s new? Zen 3 and Intel Xeon

There are news from the IT world: AMD announces Zen 3, Intel introduces new CPUs, lowers ist prices and has again delivery problems. Meanwhile spo-comm says goodbye for the time being, to the last panel PC from the range.

Zen 3 comes in 2020: AMD reveals details

AMD recently announced the first details of the Zen 3 architecture. The new processors will offer a huge increase in performance and a higher clockrate than Zen 2 CPUs. This is made possible by a completely new design of the so-called chiplet design. A chiplet called "Compute Cache Die" (CCD) previously consisted of two quadcore clusters called the Compute Core Complex (CCX). At Zen 3, all eight cores are now in one CCD and thus in one CPU chiplet. The benefit of this is a common level 3 cache that all cores can access directly and with equal speed.

AMD manufactures Zen 3 in the so-called 7nm+ process. The new processors will be released in the second half of 2020 and be compatible with the current sockets. At the same time, work is already going on with Zen 4 (planned for 2021/2022) and Zen 5. In which technique these are made, is still unclear.

Sources: techradar.com, notebookcheck.net.

Price war: Intel CPUs are getting cheaper

Intel recently introduced new Core-X and Xeon processors. Although these are still produced in the 14nm process, they score with higher base and boost clock rates as well as faster memory. Despite the increase in performance, the new models cost only half as much as their predecessors. Intel is reacting to the strong competition from AMD and now offers its processors at a similar price to comparable AMD CPUs.

Shortly thereafter, Intel has also lowered the prices for the ninth generation of the "F" CPUs. Above all, the high-end gaming sector benefits from the competition, since the core CPUs with the suffix "F" have no integrated graphics unit and are mainly used in cases where a high-performance graphics card is available anyway.

Sources: techradar.com, anandtech.com.

Never ending story? Intel once again with delivery issues

Intel's CEO Bob Swan has once again confirmed delivery problems with 14nm processors. Production capacity has been increased, but inventories are completely exhausted, leaving them short by the end of 2019. In addition, it runs rather slow with the 10-nm production and desktop and server CPUs will probably continue to be produced in 14-nm process. Nevertheless, Intel announces that it plans to produce the first 7nm processors in 2021, and evidence is gathering that 10nm production will soon be extended to more models.

Source: techcrunch.com.

End of life: SQUARE 15 is no longer available

spo-comm says goodbye to its Panel PC SQUARE 15 which is no longer available. We do not yet have a successor, but we are busy making plans and, let it be known, not just keeping it at 15 inches.

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Update for the KUMO V: Now available with GTX 1660

The KUMO V, our latest high-end mini-PC for high-performance graphics applications, receives a small but nice update: From now on, the digital signage player, which is usually equipped with an Nvidia RTX 2060 graphics card, can also be ordered with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660. This scores with 6 GB DDR6 memory, 1408 CUDA cores and a KUMO entry price of 1,095.00 euros.

Meeting with social distancing: customer meeting 2.0 at spo-comm

At spo-comm we work as usual - of course with some adjustments to the current situation. In these times we want to be there for our customers and partners and advise you in the usual quality.

For this reason, we now want to offer virtual customer visits with our key account managers Mustafa Ergin, Martin Wiesneth and Hülya Ergin. If you are interested, simply contact us by email or phone (via vertrieb@spo-comm.de or +49 911 23 98 37 - 0) to make an appointment or use the contact form on our website.

News from MSI: Successor for BRICK and WINDBOX II

The Taiwanese hardware manufacturer MSI IPC is one of our most important partners. We are currently busy developing the successor models for the BRICK series and our bestseller WINDBOX II Quad, which are to be launched this summer. The first tests are extremely promising.

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What's new? Update for the KUMO V and customer meetings 2.0

The corona crisis dominates the news - even in the tech world. But we have some spo-comm company news for you.
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The housing: The armor of our industrial PCs

A key point where hardware for "consumer" differs from hardware for professional use, is the housing. Unlike consumer PCs, which are mainly protected by plastic housings, industrial PCs are characterized by solid metal housings. This ensures that the PCs themselves remain efficient in harsh environmental conditions, such as on construction sites, in emergency vehicles or in large machines. When it comes to designing the housing, special attention is paid to the fact that the housings have to be as resistant as possible to dust and other fine particles. But even with moisture, the motherboard, CPU, RAM and hard drive must be protected by the case, just like by an armor. Especially with actively cooled PCs, i.e. computers in which fans are installed, this resistance of the lifetime plays into the cards. At least with industrial PCs with passive cooling, as fanless systems, the metal housing is a must. Why this is so, we would like to explain with an example, our RUGGED GTX 1050 Ti.

Industrial PC par excellence: The RUGGED GTX 1050 Ti

Our RUGGED GTX 1050 Ti serves as a good example for the combination of robust appearance and a passive cooling system. The question of why a fanless construction is based on a metal housing, is easily answered: metal does conduct heat, plastic does not. Circuit traces made of copper ensure that the resulting heat in the case of the computer is led to the outside. So-called cooling fins, which lie on the top of a housing, then release the heat into the environment. Especially with a graphically powerful IPC, such as the RUGGED GTX 1050 Ti, it can lead to a high heat development in the housing. A well thought-out and flawlessly functioning fanless cooling system is therefore considered as an essential element.

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Industrial PCs with passive cooling system are considered particularly durable!

In summary: Metal cases are so great because…

  1. they give robustness to the industrial PC,
  2. make the systems resistant to dust and moisture (mostly counts for the passively cooled systems),
  3. they allow passive cooling of the PCs,
  4. they can more easily release generated heat inside the computer to the environment,
  5. they make the systems more durable.

Any questions? Or maybe looking for a suitable industrial PC? Our consultants will gladly assist you!

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Industrial PCs part 1: The metal housing

In our small but fine series about the stars in our product catalog, it's all about what makes industrial PCs to what they are. Because industrial PCs (also called "IPCs") must fulfill special requirements in order to be considered as such. In the first part of our 5 part blog series, we will focus on the cases. Here we go!
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AMD Ryzen V1807 CPU for high end digital signage

As the name suggests, the KUMO Ryzen has an AMD Ryzen V1807B CPU with 4 x 3.35 GHz (up to 3.8 GHz) as its centerpiece. Because the special construction of this processor combines the CPU with the GPU power, a very high computing power is ensured. Thanks to this particular feature also the processing of multimedia content is not inferior to a dedicated graphics card. These features are combined with an up to 32 GB big DDR4-RAM and two up to 500 GB or 960 GB big HDDs respectively SSDs. Like this, challenging digital signage applications are possible.

4x 4K due to Display Port 1.4 and AMD® VEGA 11

With dimensions of only 180 x 210 x 55 mm (W x D x H) the housing of our KUMO offers a lot of different interfaces. The most important for the digital signage field are probably the four DisplayPort 1.4, which can be found on the back panel of the KUMO. In combination with the integrated graphics unit AMD® VEGA 11 content in a resolution of 3840 x 2160 @ 60Hz can be played on up to four displays at the same time.

Theft-protection, optional WiFi and 6x USB

The interfaces of the KUMO Ryzen appear in the usual KUMO design. Next to the centered power button the front panel offers two of the four USB 2.0 ports. The other interfaces are located on the back panel. These include on one hand four other USB ports – two times 2.0, two times 3.1 – and on the other hand two audio and two LAN-ports can be found. In addition to this two COM ports are located on the back. The lateral placed Kensington Lock also guarantees theft protection. Thanks to the two integrated M.2 ports WiFi is optional.

From Windows 10, to IoT Enterprise to Linux Ubuntu

The options for the software of our KUMO Ryzen are also worth a look: The system can be equipped with the operating systems Windows 10 Home, Professional and Linux Ubuntu. Using Windows 10 IoT Enterprise even different adjustments – depending on the customer request – can be realized.

Technical data at a glance:

  • CPU: AMD® Ryzen V1807B Quad Core SoC (3.35 – 3.8 GHz)
  • Graphics: AMD® VEGA 11
  • Max. resolution: 3840 x 2160 @ 60Hz
  • 4x DisplayPort  1.4: up to 4 independent displays
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 180 x 210 x 55 mm
  • 4x USB 2.0
  • 2x USB 3.1
  • 2x COM

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NEW: KUMO Ryzen – High end digital signage powered by AMD

With the KUMO Ryzen the spo-comm presents another AMD based Mini-PC. The AMD® Ryzen V1807 CPU and the integrated AMD® VEGA 11 GPU provide a graphics power that enables digital signage applications in the high end field.