QNAP presented the TVS-675 NAS system with six hard drive slots and two multi-gigabit Ethernet connections (NBase-T up to 2.5 Gbit / s) without much fanfare. The specialty: The network memory does not use any x86 processors from AMD or Intel, nor does the frequently used ARM quad-core CPU AL-314/324 from Annapurna Labs. Instead, the KaiXian KX-U6580 from the Chinese manufacturer ZhaoXin sits inside.
The processor has eight x86 cores with a clock frequency of 2.5 GHz, but the cores have a low processing power per clock. The TSMC chip job maker produces the processor with 16 nanometer structures. ZhaoXin is allowed to design the CPUs thanks to a license from the partner company VIA for the x86 instruction set. The KaiXian series is actually intended for the Chinese market in order to make itself more independent from western companies, which is why no corresponding end devices have appeared in Europe so far.
The PC manufacturer HP has already launched the complete system 268 Pro G1 with the higher clocked eight-core KaiXian KX-U6780A (3.0 instead of 2.5 GHz), but sells it exclusively in China.
In German trade
This makes QNAP’s worldwide sales all the more curious des TVS-675. German dealers are already running the system (from € 1140.99), but delivery should start in one month at the earliest. The price is a good 1140 euros and can hardly serve as a sales argument for the manufacturer. Because from QNAP itself, comparable NAS systems with six hard drive slots, multi-gigabit Ethernet and processors from AMD, Intel or Annapurna Labs are available from just under 600 euros. For the price of the TVS-675, Synology and Asustor also offer network storage with 10 GBit / s Ethernet (optionally as 10GBase-T or SFP + slot).
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