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Originally Posted by armourcore9brker View Post

They've been showing off the Piston at CES for years.

Their biggest limitation is getting a heatsink that can handle more powerful chips. Having everything enclosed like that really limits their space.

They could water cool it with the chassis acting as a heatsink. I believe DC-LT pump is kinda small enough for that - the pump itself is approx like 2 EUR coin, although with the plexi top it gets to be a bit bigger, but if the top would be part of the chassis ... well it might fit. Considering they are already at 1k price ...

Although for only a marginally larger size you can do so much better for that price tag, especially if you are willing to go custom chassis. Basically you could get away with 200 x 230 x 120 mm box and have a AMD 7870 discrete GPU in it and some ITX mobo. Might even squeeze a little tighter if you use PCIe riser. It would be quite a howler probably in so small box though - but with some under cloking it might be good enough and would still have enough power to push triple 1080p or single 4K at mediumish settings. Or you could watercool it and be whisper silent. A 200 or 180 mm thin rad, thin low rpm fan on it and it would be good enough to even OC it.
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Lets see, would I rather have something that is slightly larger but significantly more powerful for a similar price or go with this....hmmm hard decision. Could this thing (even with mantle) play anything at acceptable frame-rate at or above 720p.
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post #23 of 31
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Lets see, would I rather have something that is slightly larger but significantly more powerful for a similar price or go with this....hmmm hard decision. Could this thing (even with mantle) play anything at acceptable frame-rate at or above 720p.

The chip they use isn't even mantle compatible. lachen.gif
     
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The chip they use isn't even mantle compatible. lachen.gif
I think that's an error in there posting. AMD has it on there Facebook page as using a r7 series gpu.
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post #25 of 31
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Displays x 3
With native triple monitor support, the PISTON Console gaming computer offers a truly immersive experience. Surround yourself with vivid visuals supported by 384 graphics cores that deliver stunningly smooth gameplay and uninterrupted gaming action.

How can they have any integrity saying crap like this. There would be nothing smooth about running games in HD resolutions, let alone in eyefinity on that APU. I have no respect for this company trying to mislead people like that.
post #26 of 31
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$1000 seems a bit much for what you get.

Just looked up the specs.

For $1000... that's a bit meh, however it IS tinier than just about everything else out there and makes the Ouya gamebox thingy look like a pile'o'crap by comparison. Remember, you're paying for the custom made stuff put into a TINY BOX that's like... 4.5" x 4.5"...which is insane when you think about it. o.o

It's essentially an APU in a box with an mSATA SSD and can game.

Personally, I'd grab one if I had the cash. Be interesting to see just what it could handle as far as games go. smile.gif I Imagine that 720p is doable and that would be pretty wicked for LAN parties. biggrin.gif

EDIT:

It's using the Radeon HD 7660G for the GPU. o.o Shows around 4100 GPU scores for Vantage...so 9600GT performance levels. (If any of you know of that wonderful little card. =3)
Edited by Imglidinhere - 4/19/14 at 11:58pm
     
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post #27 of 31
I love the form factor but not $1000. I bet it has thermal throttling so you never get the full 5800k performance
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post #28 of 31
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It's using the Radeon HD 7660G for the GPU. o.o Shows around 4100 GPU scores for Vantage...so 9600GT performance levels. (If any of you know of that wonderful little card. =3)
9600GT's performance level in 2014 is terrible. Especially for $1000.
Edited by zalbard - 4/20/14 at 5:29am
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9600GT's performance level in 2014 is terrible. Especially for $1000.

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