As a part of the lead as much as CES 2021, Akasa made a few attention-grabbing bulletins associated to its lineup of DIY fanless instances and a second household of RGB lighting equipment.
We now have lined Akasa’s Turing fanless instances intimately earlier – beginning off as an entire reimagination of a fanless Bean Canyon NUC (delivering wonderful leads to our evaluate), Akasa additionally created the Turing FX based mostly on the identical design for the Frost Canyon NUC. Now, they’ve set their sights on one of many widespread consumer-focused Ryzen-based mini-PCs out there – the Asus PN50.
The Asus PN50, based mostly on the Ryzen 4000-series cell APUs (Renoirs with a TDP of 15W), has a bodily footprint just like that of the NUCs (with a ~4in. x ~4in. motherboard). The I/Os are a bit completely different in comparison with the NUCs, however Akasa may simply rework that facet of the Turing design to shortly flip round a chassis able to working the PN50 with out followers. Given the success that the Akasa Turing had with the Bean Canyon NUCs sporting a processor with a sustained bundle energy consumption of 30W, it’s possible that cooling the PN50 board (sporting a processor with a configurable TDP between 10W and 25W) must be a stroll within the park. That mentioned, we’ll reserve our closing judgement for a hands-on evaluate.
In different information, Akasa can be following up on their VEGAS sequence of RGB lighting equipment (CPU followers, case followers, and a RGB controller card) with a brand new SOHO sequence. It is a new set of addressable RGB (aRGB) merchandise together with case followers, LED lighting strips, a CPU cooler, and a controller card.
Akasa claims that the SOHO sequence case fan (SOHO AR) features a redesigned sickle blade design and rotor expertise to enhance airflow and cooling effectivity in comparison with its earlier case followers. The controller card ties all these equipment collectively as a way to create a unified RGB resolution for players seeking to jazz up their system look. The important thing to any set of RGB lighting equipment is compatibility with purposes from completely different distributors – Akasa signifies that the SOHO sequence aRGB controller and equipment are appropriate with purposes from GIGABYTE, ASUS, Razer, ASRock, and MSI.
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