Right, I’ve got two projects to announce, the first is Carbon Mamba (I need to get better at naming these) and the second is going under the working title of Copperheart (I’ve got a different final name in mind). Some of you have already been following in the tech thread will be familiar with Carbon Mamba as that is now the name of the XPS project.
CM will essentially be a precursor to Copperheart, Copperheart will be the next XPS project I’m planning and it won’t actually start until about a year or maybe more from now. The start date actually depends on how technological developments go over the next year. This is because Copperheart will be a custom modified XPS 15 7590 which is being released later this month, however, in a year’s time, I don’t know whether the successor to the 7590 will be getting released. If it is, it’s likely to be even more powerful, so I’ll probably go for that as it’ll probably have 10th gen CPUs as opposed to the new 9th gens. But we’ll see what happens, for now the focus is on Carbon Mamba.
My new goal for CM is ambitious, I’m planning on undervolting the CPU and overclocking GPU while also designing a custom heatsink and possibly getting it machined. Again, the custom heatsink will be more for Copperheart (provided the internal design doesn’t change), but CM will be a prototype of sorts.
In terms of non-PC projects, I haven’t got much planned. Even Banshee is pretty much done, now I’m at the stage where I’m fine-tuning everything and just posting PRRs, there aren’t anymore uprades planned, and that’s for two main reasons. The first is that there are almost not modifications left to make to Banshee, I’ve done pretty much everything I could. The second is that whatever mods are left are actually a huge waste of money and don’t improve performance at all.
Stay tuned for updates on both Carbon Mamba and Banshee.