Falcon Northwest Tiki – the world’s first computer partially stone

Falcon Northwest Tiki – the world’s first computer partially stone

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    Falcon Northwest Tiki - первый в мире частично каменный компьютер
    Falcon Northwest Company recently celebrated its 20th anniversary and to mark this anniversary has released a new model of a desktop computer. As usual, it is oriented to gamers. Unlike most gaming computers, Tiki is not too flashy, but very stylish design. Housing sistemnika not take up much space and will not create noise.

    Falcon Northwest Tiki - первый в мире частично каменный компьютер

    Computer made in quite the usual rectangular form factor, but with non-standard aspect ratios. The height is 330 mm and the total width of 100 mm. The top is covered with glossy paint a pleasant blue color (but it is an option given sample, the default body is black). Core set of interfaces located on the rear panel. For the convenience of the top cover are two additional USB, audio jacks for headphones and microphone, as well as the power button. Nearby is the optical drive slot. Most original point is that the body is on the basis of natural integral granite slabs. Such a solution would probably be to give solidity and, in the truest sense of the word, monumentality, which generally happened. This stand weighs about 3 kg, fortunately, it can be detached by unscrewing the 4 screws. Then the computer can be placed in a horizontal position (without rubber feet).

    Falcon Northwest Tiki - первый в мире частично каменный компьютер

    Specifications

    In this review we are talking about the following configuration:

    Processor: 3.5 GHz Intel Core i7 4770K (quad, 8 MB Cache, up to 3.9GHz with Turbo Boost)
    Motherboard Asus Z87i Deluxe
    Graphics: EVGA GeForce GTX 780Ti (3GB GDDR5 RAM)
    Liquid cooling system Asetek 120MM
    RAM: 8 GB DDR3 (1866MHz)
    Memory: Crucial 512GB M550 SSD; Western Digital Green 3TB, 7200 rpm
    Optical Drive: Lite-On DVD-RW
    Operating System: Windows 8.1
    Unit Power: 450W Silverstone ST-45B
    Interfaces: 8 USB 3.0, 4 port USB 2.0, audio input and output, 2 DVI, 2 HDM, SPIDF.

    Its price will be $ 3061.

    set of components may vary in accordance with the wishes and financial capabilities of the user. For example, you can choose a maximum of 16 GB of RAM, video card GeForce GTX 750 Ti, abandon the hard disk, and so on. You can also choose the format of the hard drive – RAID 0 or RAID 1.

    Falcon Northwest Tiki - первый в мире частично каменный компьютер

    Installation of components made at the highest level. These can be accessed through the side cover. All wires neatly stacked. The entire volume of the system unit is used to the maximum, do conventional air cooling would not work here.

    Falcon Northwest Tiki - первый в мире частично каменный компьютер

    Productivity

    Tiki superbly mastered all the tests, which is not surprising given the high quality iron. In practice, this means that the computer will cope with any modern games.

    PCMark 8 Home: 4,876; Creative: 5,569
    Cinebench: 28,084 (7,231 with 1x CPU)
    3DMark: Ice Storm: 147,696; Cloud Gate: 24,520; Fire Strike: 9,910; Fire Strike Extreme: 4,955
    BioShock Infinite: 120 fps
    Metro Last Light: 132 fps (medium setting)

    Testing was performed with a widescreen monitor 2560 x 1080 pixels. All this time the cooling system worked almost silently.

    Falcon Northwest Tiki - первый в мире частично каменный компьютер

    Pros

    – chic design
    – quite compact dimensions
    – excellent performance
    – quiet system cooling

    Cons

    – the maximum amount of RAM is limited to 16 GB

    Falcon Northwest Tiki - первый в мире частично каменный компьютер

    Verdict

    Tiki has all the attributes of a premium product – good looks, the best components, and sufficient set of interfaces. Quibble here is almost to nothing, except the price.

    Source: 24gadget

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