The razor, which designs itself ‘for players, for gamers’, today unveiled its latest product, a modular NUC called Tomahawk. Available in both a Bourbon package and a high-end gaming solution, the Racer Tomahawk appears to offer a ‘cutting edge’ combination of functionality, performance and graphics card compatibility in a NUC inspired chassis. Some key specifications include the Intel 9th Generation Core i9 processor with 512GB PCI 3.0 X4 SST, 2TB HDT storage, 16GB DDR4-2667 memory and the optional RTX 3080.
When the term NUC (Next Unit of Computing) comes to super small format factor desktop computers, NUC is technically an Intel era. Go back to 2014 when Razor’s CEO released the concept design for a modular PC ‘Project Christine, ‘It was as if Intel had taken this idea a step further Element. This year we saw many Intel NUCs coming to market NUC 9 Extreme (NUC9i9QNX), we reviewed in April. Being Razor Razor went a step further in this idea and created his own version of NUC, with Razor Tomahawk.
What sets the Razor Tomahawk apart from other NUCs on the market is its full-size capability to install a full-size graphics card up to a maximum length of 320mm and a maximum height of 140mm. This is a departure from the usual small form factor systems, which usually have to choose such small alternatives Nvidia GTX1650. The Razor Tomahawk has a tool-less slot that allows users to access the system, upgrade storage, or install a new graphics card.
Although it is a ‘modular’ system, it is basically a PCIe rear plane with two PCIe seats. One slot goes to the graphics card, the other to the ‘remaining PC’. The remaining 45 W of the system includes an overlockable mobile processor (not upgradeable), memory (upgradeable), and storage (upgradeable). Despite the Bourbon option, the Razr is available on all models with 512GB NVM SST, 2TB. Both models have a spare M.2 NVMe slot, and phones do not have a dedicated GPU, but can use an integrated GPU if they do not have a separate GPU.
Without the RGB LED it would not be a razor product. It features a glowing green razor logo on the front panel, providing a small player with addressable RGB LEDs underneath the chassis. Focusing on the size, the Tomahawk chassis is 19.23 x 24.15 x 1.60 inches (HxWxD), so it is Swelt, and it weighs 16.2 pounds. In terms of size, the chassis is 10L, which is enough to fit all the components when designed efficiently.
|Racer Tomahawk Gaming NUC Desktop|
|Say||Phones||The whole system|
|CPU||Intel Core i9-9980HK (Coffee Lake)
8 core / 16 thread
2.4 GHz base
5.0 GHz turbo
45 W TDP
(If not Intel UHD 630)
|Nvidia RTX 3080 Founders Edition
1.71 GHz boost
|Memory||16GB DTR 4-2667|
|Storage||512GB NVM PCI 3.0 X4
2 TB 5400 RPM hard drive
1 x M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 (open)
|Networking||2 x Gigabit Lane|
|Wireless||Intel AX200 (WiFi 6 / PT 5.0)|
|I / O.||2 x USB 3.2 G2 Type-C (Thunderbolt 3)
4 x USB 3.2 G2 Type-A
1 x 3.5 mm audio jack
2 x Gigabit RJ45
1 x HDMI 2.0 a
|Audio||3.5mm TOSLINK Combo Port|
|Power||750 W SFX power|
|Dimensions||19.23 x 24.15 x 1.60 inches (HxWxD)|
|Weight||16.2 lb / 7.35 kg||18.3 lb / 8.3 kg|
|Pricing||00 2400||$ 3200|
Considering the nature of the installed hardware, the razor processor was actively selected and included two top fitted 120mm chassis fans with ventilation on both side panels and the top panel. The Tomahawk is powered by a 750W SFX power supply, although the razor does not specify the exact model.
As for connectivity, the Tomahawk has four USB 3.2G2 Type-A ports, two Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C ports and a single HDMI 2.0A video output. The Nvidia RTX3080 Founders Edition adds three display ports 1.4b and single HDMI 2.1 video output for users who choose the entire package, including the graphics card. Networking includes two Gigabit Ethernet ports powered by unspecified controllers, while the Intel AX200 WiFi 6 interface also includes support for BT 5.0 devices. The I / O located between the motherboard and the graphics is a single 3.5mm audio jack that can accommodate speakers or act as a Doslink combo port.
A few possible utility case scenarios for those who have Bottom pockets or shallow desks can be a great way to take it to the lawn, go to work, or even create travel content. When Razor released its own chassis Tomahawk Elite At CES 2019, Tomahawk Gaming System is the high quality and RGB injected version of Intel’s NUC 9 Extreme.
As mentioned earlier, the Racer Tomahawk Gaming Desktop is available as a phone without the graphics 500 for the base price of 24,400, while the full model fitted in the RTX 3080 founder version costs 00,200. This is not a cheap expense, especially for an Intel system featuring an RTX 3080, but the latter is not easy to come by late.