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ASUS Chromebox 4

ASUS, a multinational computer and phone hardware and electronics company, announced on their 4th generation of mini Chromecast pc – the ASUS Chromebox 4. Chromebox 4 will come with Intel’s 10th generation processor Comet Lake U and will run the new Google’s software the Chrome OS.

Thanks to Chrome OS, Chromebox 4 have unlimited access to Google Play and android apps. Those apps will run on powerful mini pc which will even support up to 3 screens with 4k resolution display thanks to Intel’s 10th generation CPU and GPU.

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The mini pc supports USB Power Delivery technologic which can charge mobile phones with USB port. The mini pc can be mounted to the back of the monitor with special mount kit. According to Asus, Chromebox will have constantly software updates which make the mini pc more updated and protected from viruses.

The Chromebox 4 come with height of 4.4 millimeter, 148.5×148.5-millimeter square wide and weight 1.32lb. Chromebox split to 2 models –

  • Celeron model that comes with Intel® Celeron® 5205U
  • Intel® Core i model that comes with Intel® Core™ i3 10110U, Intel® Core™ i5 10210U or Intel® Core™ i7 10510U.
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Both models come with built in Intel UHD Processor Graphic, storage type of eMMC 32GB up to 64GB or storage type M.2 SATA SDD 128GB up to 256GB and Wireless Data Network Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201/AX200 (Gig+) and Bluetooth.

On the memory section, Celeron model comes with 4GB up to 16 GB DDR4 at 2400MHz RAM and 1x SO-DIMM, while the Core-I model comes with 8GB up to 16GB DDR4 at 2666MHz RAM and 2 X SO-DIMM.

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On the front i/o ports section, both models have 1 3-in-1 Card Reader and 1 Audio jack. Celeron model have 2x USB 3.2 gen 1 type-A ports while Core-i have 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A.

On Back i/o ports section, both models have 1 USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C, 2 HDMI, 1 RJ45 LAN, 1 Kensington Lock and 1 DC-in. Celeron have 2 USB 2.0 and 1 USB 3.2 gen1 Type-A, while core-I model have 3 USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A.

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ASUS Chromebox 4 comes with AC Adapter, Power Cord, Warranty Card, Quick Manual, VESA Mount Kit75mm, 100mm and optional for wired keyboard + mouse bundle.

ASUS haven’t yet announced on date global launch.

The Ryzen 5000 Series

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AMD Announced their new Processors – The Ryzen 5000 series.

On October 8th, AMD Announced on their new generation processors series – the Ryzen 5000 that is based on Zen 3 cores and according to AMD, the new generation processors will be 19% better.

The new series includes 4 new processors. Among them you can find the Ryzen 9 5950X which has 16 cores and 32 threads. All the processors will be available on November.

The Ryzen 5000 line come as the 4th generation of AMD’s Ryzen processors and will replace the Ryzen 3000 series for desktop. The jump between 3000 to 5000
stems from the fact that the Ryzen 4000 series is a mobile/laptop processors line. The Ryzen 5000, according to AMD, is made for gamers.

The New Zen 3 Cores come with 7mm manufacturing process and show improvements of 19% performance then the last generation. We can find in the new processors uses of CCX (Core Complex) with 8 cores and 32mb memory of CacheL3 that is available to all the cores with CCX.

During the announcements, as we said, there are 4 new processors for Ryzen 5000 series.

  • Ryzen 5 5600X with 6 cores
  • Ryzen 7 5800X with 8 cores
  • Ryzen 9 5900X with 12 cores
  • Ryzen 9 5950X with 16 cores.

According to AMD the improvement of IPC in the new processors will increase the game average performances by 26% that run on 1080p compare to the previous generation.

Prices and Specs

  • AMD Ryzen 9 5950X: 16-core, 32 thread, 4.9GHz boost, 72 MB L2+L3 cache, 105W TDP for $799
  • AMD Ryzen 9 5900X: 12-core, 24 thread, 4.8GHz boost, 70MB L2+L3 cache, 105W TDP for $549
  • AMD Ryzen 7 5800X: 8-core, 16 thread, 4.7GHz boost, 36MB cache, 105W TDP for $499
  • AMD Ryzen 5 5600X: 6-core, 12-thread, 4.6GHz boost, 35MB cache, 65W TDP for $299

The new processors will be available to purchase starting November 5th.

Although AMD’s new graphic card generation series, the Radeon RX 6000, will be announce on October 28th, AMD shared its shape before the announcement.

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