You know Orca doesn’t think that powerhouse computers necessarily have to come in more or less clunky biiiig boxes. She prefers sexy and small (just like her avie, hehe) and showed you some more or less compromised examples throughout the last couple years. Turned out most of them were very capable office warriors but in the first place just nice cheap machines to test Linux on. And far away from being nice gaming computers.
Well, enough of that! Not of Linux but enough of ungamery office computers. Orca knows what you really want. So I asked my friends at Intel and AMD to make it so. And now looksie what Intel – on my orders – just revealed to the public at the CES:
Introducing the Hades Canyon. It’s another NUC alright. But different this time. Intel have paired their newest numbercruncher with a very capable AMD Vega graphics chip that should give you graphics in the GTX1060 range. Hey, this should run your Second Life quite handsomely. And all that condensed into an elegant 1.2 liters box. Sounds almost too good to be true. But would they show it at CES if it was vaporware?
Intel wants to have 800 – 1000 of your hard earned cashbucks, which is admittedly a lot of money. Buuut, I guess most of us have paid wayyy more for our recent rigs, right? And this thing is sooo cuddly and nice and sweet and probably won’t even overheat. If that concept proves “doable” – and we don’t have any reason to believe it isn’t, else Intel won’t show it at CES – I’d be willing to swap my entire machine park for one of those Hades Canyons. Even with that fugly skull logo. 😮
Linus seemed to be, like, very excited. And so is Orca. But the main question is what do you think about the Hades Canyon? Could it be the computer of your dreams or don’t you mind having a big box under your desk? I mean the Hades is powerful alright but it’s a Jack of all Trades and far from breaking any records. Please tell Orca she’s unrealistically enthusiastic, or that we are indeed witnessing another quantum jump in computer technology. Exciting times we live in, don’t we? Down there in the comments I reserved plenty of space for you to discuss this thing away. 🙂
EDIT: Added another video: