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Gigabyte Aorus Model S now ships with Intel 12th Gen Core processors

Gigabyte has announced a new model of its Aorus Model S SFF PC, packing the new Intel Core i7-12700K and an RTX 3070 GPU – a powerful combo for a system that's just a little bigger than an Xbox Series X. 

Despite being bigger than the Series X, it's still relatively small for a desktop system, measuring 190x189x400mm (14-litre). Due to its form factor and dimensions, Gigabyte had to develop a unique cooling system featuring vertically-oriented heatsink connected via multiple heat pipes to the CPU and GPU. This heatsink is then cooled by a 120mm fan pulling fresh air from three intake cut-outs and pushing air through the heatsink. The other fan (140mm) pulls the hot air from the heatsink and expels it from the case, allowing the air to flow from the bottom to the top.

Inside the Aorus Model S, there's a 12C/20T Intel Core i7-12700K on a Z690 motherboard, an Nvidia RTX 3070 GPU, a 2TB M.2 PCIe 4.0 SSD and 32GB of DDR5-4800 memory. The system's I/O includes multiple USB 3.2 Gen1/2 ports in the front and rear, a 2.5GbE port, audio-in/out jacks, USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI 2.0 port, a DP 1.4 port and a Q-Flash Plus button to update the BIOS easily. Other connectivity options include Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi 6E. All this is powered by a 750W 80 Plus Gold-rated PSU.

Pricing and availability are still unknown, but if the pricing of other Model S PCs serves us right, it should go for around £2000.

KitGuru says: Are you a fan of SFF PCs? What do you think of the Aorus Model S? 

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