|Aug 19, 2016
Eurocom launches world’s first Pascal GTX 1080 SLI, DDR5X based VR Ready 5.6kg Mobile Supercomputer Laptop
EUROCOM Sky X9E2 - The World’s Fastest Skylake Based Super-Laptop supports modular SLI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Pascal based GPUs with DDR5X; SATA3; 6TB RAID 0/1; 64GB of DDR4 RAM, equipped with two Ethernet 1Gb and two Thunderbolt 3 ports.
Eurocom Corporation (www.eurocom.com), a developer of long lifespan, high performance, fully upgradable laptops, Mobile Servers and Mobile Workstations is proud to announce the launch of the new EUROCOM Sky X9E2 Mobile Supercomputer laptop. This all-new platform packs support for SLI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Pascal graphics, the powerful Skylake Intel Core Intel i7-6700K Desktop Processor, up to 64GB of DDR4 3000MHz memory and up to 6TB of RAID 0/1 storage with four drives including two NVMe based M.2 SSDs.
“The EUROCOM Sky X9E2 Mobile Supercomputer has been designed to replace high performance desktop based PC Workstations. Like high performance PC based workstations the Eurocom Sky X9E2 offers full upgradeability, while boasting an extensive lifespan it providing users with “On the Go” capabilities. It has been optimized for Virtual Reality Use making it the perfect “VR lab on the go” – Mark Bialic, Eurocom Corporation, President.
1. DESIGN OVERVIEW
The Sky X9E2 is designed as a high performance, fully user upgradeable laptop computer platform with long lifespan. The Sky X9E2 can be customized for multiple uses such as a Super-Gaming laptop or as a Mobile Workstation Supercomputer or as a VR on-the-Go Lab.
EUROCOM Sky X9E2 is a full size notebook that supports four 260-pin DDR4 SODIMM slots up to 64GB, up to four internal drives including two M.2 SSD’s all of which support RAID 0/1, up to two GTX 1080/1070 running up to 190W per card in SLI configuration. It offers easy access to internal components to allow future upgradeability by the user.
The Sky X9E2 is equipped with a full range of I/O ports, including but not limited to two Thunderbolt 3 / USB 3.1 type C (HDMI 2.0/DP 1.2/Thunderbolt 3), five USB 3.0 and two RJ-45 Gigabit LAN just to name few.
Using durable ABS plastics and top quality manufacturing technology, the X9E2 weighs just 5.6kg (12.4lbs) and is less than 50mm (1.9 inches) thick when closed, an astonishing feat of engineering considering the level of power under the hood. Its strong chassis can take unintentional abuse while on the go while being used for heavy duty computing by engineers, professionals or hardcore gamers.
The Sky X9E2 is built on the Intel Z170 Express platform. Also present is:
A. Infineon SLB965TT TPM 1.2 hardware-embedded encryption module
B. Realtek ALC898 w/ Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5 audio processor with 24bit sound output
C. Two Killer E2400 10/100/1000 Ethernet controllers on-board (2 RJ-45 LAN ports)
D. Intel Alpine Ridge DP Thunderbolt Controller (DSL6540)
E. Fingerprint Sensor Egistec ES603-WB
F. 2M Webcam Chicony CKFGF10
This top end platform enables the Sky X9E2 to provide users with the tools needed to redefine the limits of mobile performance with such features as dual SATA 6Gbp/s connections, Five USB 3.0 ports, SSD caching technologies and full XTU overclocking support with unlocked CPUs.
Driving the system are Intel’s newest Skylake desktop processors. The Sky X9E2 has support for
A. Skylake i5 Quad cores
B. Skylake i7 Quad cores
When equipped with the quad core Intel Core i7-6700K Unlocked processor running at up to 4.2 GHz with 8MB of SmartCache, the Sky X9E2 delivers class-leading multi-tasking and multi-threaded performance. Mixing in full Intel XTU (Extreme Tuning Utility) support for system-wide overclocking and up to 660W of AC power lets the Sky X9E2 easily reach beyond what was previously possible with mobile platforms.
The Sky X9E2 is equipped with dual MXM 3.0 slots rated up 190W per GPU and is ready to SLI the fastest NVida GTX 1070/1080 GPUs.
A. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GDDR5X w/ 2560 CUDA cores at 1582MHz/10010MHz; up to 190W per card
B. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5 w/ 2048 CUDA cores at 1442MHz/8008MHz; up to 150W per card
Sky X9E2 was designed from the beginning as a no-compromise gaming platform, so there are no bottlenecks from hybrid graphics switching solutions such as Optimus or Enduro, just raw performance.
5. COOLING AND THERMAL
The thermal and cooling capabilities of the X9E2 are truly impressive. With 3 high efficiency fans and a 2.5 lbs copper GPU heatsink that cools both GPU’s and the CPU. The X9E2 is cool, quiet and efficient!
The Sky X9E2 has four 260pin SODIMM 1.2V memory slots and supports up to 64GB DDR4 3000MHz.
With such massive amounts of RAM available, the Sky X9E2 becomes a flexible tool for virtualization and high performance computing.
The EUROCOM Sky X9E2 can fit up to four storage drives and internal 6-in-1 card reader. The following storage options are supported:
Mechanical HDDs (SATA 3Gbp/s) – up to 2TB, SATA3
SSDs – up to 2TB, SATA3
M.2 SSDs – up to 1TB; NVMe and/or SATA3
6-in-1 card reader – Supports UHS-II SD-XC
The Sky X9E2 fully supports RAID 0/1 for increased performance or redundancy. SATA port distribution is up to 6TB with 4 drives; 2x HDD/SSD (SATA3) + 2x M.2 PCIe Gen3 x4/SATA3; RAID 0/1; supports both AHCI and NVMe SSDs. The 6-in1 card reader supports the UHS-II format which allows a transfer rate of up to 300MB / s which is excellent for 4K video files.
8. IO PORTS
The EUROCOM X9E2 IO Ports includes everything you would expect in a high end notebook;
a. 2 x USB 3.1 type C / Thunderbolt 3 / DP 1.3 / HDMI 2.0
b. 5 x USB 3.0 (1x powered USB port, AC/DC)
c. 2 x mini DisplayPort 1.3
d. 1 x HDMI 2.0 output
e. 1 x Headphone/SPDIF (ESS Sabre HiFi)
f. 1 x Microphone-in/Line out/Line in
g. 2 x RJ-45 LAN
The I/O ports are placed in the following way:
Rear: HDMI, USB 3.0, DC-in
Right side: USB 3.0/USB3.1, 6-in1 Card Reader, 2x USB 3.1c (Thunderbolt), 2x miniDisplayPort, Kensington Lock
Left side: 2x RJ-45 / LAN, 2x USB 3.0/USB 3.1; USB 3.0/3.1 (powered), Line-in, Microphone-in, Line-out, Headphone/SPDIF
Front: Fingerprint sensor, LED indicators, Power Button, built-inWebcam, built-in Microphone
The Sky X9E2 carries a range of security and anti-theft features, including:
A. Infineon SLB965TT encryption module
B. Biometric fingerprint scanner
C. Kensington lock slot
D. Intel Anti-Theft Technology via the Z170 Express Chipset
The TPM module provides both users and network admins with a secure hardware verification method. The biometric fingerprint scanner can replace insecure passwords, meaning only assignED users can access the system. The Kensington slot is present to enable the Sky X9E2 to be locked down and tethered in a public place, to prevent theft. Finally, should the worst happen and the Sky X9E2 is stolen, the system can be locked down and its location can be monitored through the Intel Anti-Theft feature in the Z170 Express chipset.
The premium features of the EUROCOM Sky X9E2 continue in the audio department with two 2W FOSTER speakers and a subwoofer, with the on-board Realtek ALC898 w/ Realtek Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ MB5 audio processor delivering crisp and clear 24 bit audio, superior to that of standard audio chipsets. With external 7.1CH audio output support including S/PDIF, the X9E2 integrates seamlessly with high quality audio entertainment systems or production quality setups. It also boasts an ESS Sabre HiFi Audio DAC for audiophile quality Headphone support.
11. VIDEO OUT
The Sky X9E2 Supports up to 4 active displays including the internal LCD; up to 3840x2160 @ 60Hz and is well suited for the highest resolution external monitors with its dual video outs.
A. 2x Thunderbolt 3 (USB 3.1 type C) with DP 1.2 and HDMI 2.0 support
B. 2x DisplayPort 1.2
C. 1x HDMI 2.0
All ports can transmit audio over the display cable and the DisplayPort can also be converted to output to DVI Dual link via an active adapter.
The Sky X9E2 is available with both Full HD 1920x1080 60Hz Matte and UltraHD (4K) 60Hz Matte displays. A Full HD 1920x1080 120Hz and a UltraHD (4K) 120Hz display will also be available in the near future. Eurocom offers support for G-sync in its choice of LCD displays.
For users demanding the most accurate color reproduction available in a notebook, Eurocom has high gamut panels available. All panels have a high level of brightness and a contrast ratio of 500:1 as well as wide viewing angles. Eurocom also offers professional colour calibration services.
The Sky X9E2 is ready for both wired and wireless communications. With 3 built-in long range antennas for maximum wireless capability. EUROCOM Sky X9E2 comes with two physical RJ-45 LAN ports powered by two Killer E2400 10/100/1000 Ethernet controllers on-board. With its support of Killer DoubleShot X3 Pro, your networking will never be faster.
The EUROCOM Sky X9E2 comes with a 102 key backlit full size keyboard with separate numeric keypad. The backlit keys help to increase usability in dim lighting conditions by ensuring operators can see the keyboard in nearly any environment. Like nearly everything else on the Sky X9E2, the keyboard is customizable, with 7 selectable backlight colours and lighting patterns to suit their preferences.
15. POWER AND BATTERY
All features in the EUROCOM Sky X9E2 are powered by a 330W AC adapter so the Sky X9E2 is ready to handle any workload. Overclockers will be able to take advantage of an optional second adapter for a total of 660W power, more than enough for even the most aggressive overclocks. With a removable 8-cell 89.21W/Hr. Lithium Ion battery, the Sky X9E2 can deliver up to 1.5 hours of full power battery life under heavy use.
16. OVERCLOCKING & XTU
Intel XTU (Extreme Tuning Utility) support is enabled on the Sky X9E2 platform, allowing enthusiasts to push the limits of their hardware. XTU allows users to adjust CPU and system clocks, as well as monitor the system for stability. Unlocked CPUs such as the i7-6700k can be overclocked through multiplier adjustment. Eurocom applies IC Diamond thermal paste in all their systems, for maximum thermal performance.
The EUROCOM X9E2 is the first notebook fully tested and ready to support Virtual Reality (VR) headsets such as Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. If you’re a VR developer and need the mobility only a Laptop computer can give, the EUROCOM Sky X9E2 should definitely be in your future.
The Sky X9E2 posted extremely high benchmark scores in industry standard tests. Its dual 1080 in SLI surpass a reference design desktop 1080. This is a revolution in Mobile Supercomputing graphics technology.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Benchmarks in EUROCOM Sky X9E2
EUROCOM Sky X9E2 Benchmarks: http://www.eurocom.com/ec/benchmarks(385)ec
3DMark 11 score P24106: http://www.eurocom.com/ec/benchmark(110)ec
3DMark Fire Strike score 22080: http://www.eurocom.com/ec/benchmark(112)ec
3DMark Time Spy score 9558: http://www.eurocom.com/ec/benchmark(113)ec
3DMark Sky Diver score 39796: http://www.eurocom.com/ec/benchmark(111)ec
The EUROCOM Sky X9E2 Mobile Supercomputer is ready to be customized on the Eurocom website and will take the world by storm on September 1st, 2016.
Eurocom is a leading developer of long lifespan, fully upgradable notebooks, high performance mobile workstations and mobile servers since 1989. Eurocom has produced many firsts and continues to engineer solutions that inspire and enable individuals and companies to reach great possibilities. For more information on Eurocom please visit www.eurocom.com.