Wednesday, March 7th 2018

ASUS Intros Prime J4005I-C Motherboard

ASUS today introduced the Prime J4005I-C mini-ITX motherboard based on Intel "Gemini Lake" Celeron J4005 SoC. Built in the mini ITX form-factor, this board is targeted at low-power business desktops, such as POS kiosks. The board draws power from a combination of 24-pin ATX and 4-pin ATX power connectors. There are no PCIe add-on card slots; however, there's quite a bit of PCIe-based connectivity. The SoC is passively-cooled by an aluminium heatsink. It's wired to two DDR4 DIMM slots, which support up to 8 GB of dual-channel DDR4-2400 memory.

Storage connectivity on the Prime J4005I-C include two SATA 6 Gbps ports, and an M.2 (M-key) slot with PCIe gen 2.0 x2 wiring. A second M.2 (E-key) slot has gen 2.0 x2 wiring, for WLAN/Bluetooth cards. USB connectivity includes four USB 3.0 ports (two on the rear panel, two by headers). Legacy connectivity includes one LPT header and two COM ports (one RS232 in the rear panel, and another 9-pin header); display outputs include LVDS (ideal for kiosk displays and AIO desktops), D-Sub, and HDMI. Gigabit Ethernet and 6-channel audio make for the rest of it.
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9 Comments on ASUS Intros Prime J4005I-C Motherboard

#1
Chaitanya
Good to know Rs232 port is still there. These make great for monitoring some industrial hw.
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Tsukiyomi91
perfect for building custom NAS box. Might also be perfect in building super slim, low-power HTPCs for streaming.
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#3
TheLostSwede
Tsukiyomi91 said:
perfect for building custom NAS box. Might also be perfect in building super slim, low-power HTPCs for streaming.
You only need two drives in your NAS?

Got to say, Asus' manuals are really starting to stink.

It doesn't even tell you if this is a x2 or a x4 M.2 slot...
It's not clear if SATA drives are supported either.
The BIOS information is a full four pages...
Wonderful...
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#4
outlw6669
Tsukiyomi91 said:
perfect for building custom NAS box. Might also be perfect in building super slim, low-power HTPCs for streaming.
With only two SATA ports, and no PCIe slots for an additional controller board, I would contest that this would make a perfect NAS box.
As a HTPC though? It should work great.
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#5
Tsukiyomi91
well, u can pop in two 6TB NAS drives on top of installing a cheap 128GB M.2 SSD as cache drive... don't need that many drives unless u are a content creator.
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#6
wauc4uluq
this board should be mini stx, atx/sfx psu is overkill for board which uses about 20 Watt
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#7
Tsukiyomi91
a 450W SFX PSU would be more than enough to power the SoC, NAS grade HDDs & a handful of M.2 SSDs.
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#8
wauc4uluq
120W mini stx psu is good enough for such board
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