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Mind Project Update

Updated: Apr 11

Hi All,


It has been quite some time since our last update, and I am thrilled to share some exciting achievements regarding the Khadas Mind Project.



  1. Khadas Mind has emerged as a winner of this year's prestigious iF DESIGN AWARD!

  2. We have successfully completed the shipment process of the Mind Leather Case for a select group of winners. For further information and a comprehensive list of recipients, please refer to the link here.

  3. We’ve completed the Engineering Verification Test phase of Mind Graphics and transitioned into the mold manufacturing of the Design Verification Test phase. More details as followed.

 

Mind Graphics Pre-sale is Now Live! 


Mind Graphics pre-sale has officially kicked off! As one of the smallest yet most powerful eGPU solutions, it promises an unparalleled visual experience for gaming and creative endeavors. 

 

Pre-sale Benefits


  • Discounted Price: During the pre-sale period, you can reserve Mind Graphics at the special price of $899, a $100 discount from the retail price of $999. This is our special thank-you to our early supporters. 

  • Priority Shipping: All pre-sale orders will enjoy priority shipping, second only to the crowdfunding orders. We'll prioritize shipping to crowdfunding backers to ensure they receive and experience Mind Graphics first. Once crowdfunding orders are fulfilled, pre-sale orders will promptly follow. 

  • Expected Shipping Date: Pre-sale orders for Mind Graphics are anticipated to ship in June.  


* Please note that actual shipping times may be subject to production and logistics factors; please refer to the final shipping notification for confirmation. 

 


 

Overall Progress


Here's a summary of Mind Graphics' development journey over the past few months: 

 

As of now, we're delighted to announce that we’ve completed the Engineering Verification Test (EVT) phase and transitioned into the mold manufacturing of the Design Verification Test (DVT) phase. 

 

Next, we plan to unveil the latest prototype in March and complete the first round of trial production in April. We'll continue to strive for mass production and delivery by June, ensuring timely delivery to each of our supportive users.

 

Detailed Development Progress 


During the EVT phase, our R&D team made fine adjustments to the product's structure and appearance, aiming to further enhance Mind Graphics' overall performance and visual appeal. 


Optimized Cooling for Sustained Performance 


Through rigorous testing and validation, we optimized the cooling solution to ensure consistent framerates during prolonged gaming sessions, fully taking advantage of  the power of the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti graphics card without thermal throttling. 

 

Key optimizations in the cooling system include: 

  1. Adoption of larger turbo fans with increased air pressure and volume. 

  2. Improved airflow channel structure. 

  3. Use of higher-quality cooling materials. 

 

Performance Showcase 


FurMark GPU Stress Test 

Here are the specifics of thermal performance in two scenarios when running the intensive FurMark GPU stress test: 

 

Scenario A 

  • Ambient temperature: 22°C 

  • Fan speed: 3500 RPM 

  • GPU full load temperature: 75°C 

 

Scenario B 

  • Ambient temperature: 22°C 

  • Fan speed: 3900 RPM 

  • GPU full load temperature: 70°C 


3DMark Time Spy Benchmark Score 


Compared to the previously disclosed score (October 2023, 10994 points, from Mind Graphics Update #2), there has been a significant improvement in performance. 



Gaming & Rendering Demonstration 



Here is a real-time demo video of Mind Graphics running demanding games and rendering tasks, including: 

  • Cyberpunk 2077 

  • Forza Horizon 4 

  • GTA V 

  • Stable Diffusion Random Render 

 

Aesthetic Refinement & Feature Testing


We've meticulously polished and fine-tuned the product's appearance to achieve an even more elegant look, staying true to the Khadas' design language. 

 

Refinements include: 

  • Fingerprint reader and volume button relocated to the left side. 

  • Dual microphone array relocated to the left side. 

  • Speaker relocation from both sides to the front. 


* Please note that the final product's appearance and physical form may be subject to change. 


Additionally, we've successfully completed testing and validation of the following features: 


  • Mind Link to support PCIe 4.0 × 8 bandwidth  When connected to Mind 2023 via Mind Link, Mind Graphics functions at PCIe 4.0 × 4 bandwidth. We're actively dedicated to the development of the next generation of Mind products, which could support a maximum of PCIe 4.0 × 8 bandwidth. 


  • USB4 interface support  We’ve achieved error-free transmission of Thunderbolt signals, allowing laptops and desktops with Thunderbolt  to connect to the Mind Graphics, significantly enhancing their graphics processing performance. 

  • Other interface updates   USB-A 3.2 Gen 2, 2.5Gbps Ethernet port, Display Port 1.4a, HDMI 2.1, and other interfaces are now fully functional, allowing connections to external devices such as mice, keyboards, and monitors. 

 

The development journey of Mind Graphics is filled with passion, innovation, and an unwavering pursuit of quality. And we feel truly honored to share this enthusiasm with you. Once again, thank you for your ongoing support, and in return, we'll continue to strive to present a product that goes beyond your expectations. We look forward to your first meeting with Mind Graphics! 

 

Useful links

 

Thank you for reading this blog update! As always, please send us all your thoughts and feedback through the Khadas Community Forum!


Warmly,

Khadas Team


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