Tuesday, June 9th 2020

ASRock DeskMini SFF PC with AMD "Renoir" Desktop APU Surfaces

ASRock is working on a variant of its DeskMini SFF desktop PC powered by an AMD Ryzen 4000G series "Renoir" desktop APU. We know this is a desktop "Renoir" since ASRock uses socket AM4 SFF boards based on the A300 or X300 platform, that the clock speeds are higher than mobile "Renoir" chips launched so far, and since the performance numbers for both the CPU- and graphics put out by HardwareLeaks (_rogame) are higher than those of the mobile Ryzen 7 4800HS. The X300 is a barebones platform, as all the connectivity on the platform is handled by the AM4 SoC. AMD is expected to debut desktop Ryzen 4000G "Renoir" APUs within 2020.
Source: _rogame (Twitter)
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7 Comments on ASRock DeskMini SFF PC with AMD "Renoir" Desktop APU Surfaces

#1
Chaitanya
Asrock is onto something if they release this SFF PC.
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dj-electric
Deskminis (Ever since H110) have been very sucessful in design so far, i see no difference with this one too.
Having this much power in an almost NUC-sized PC with that much flexibility in hardware is pretty great.
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Battler624
I wonder how many HDD's can fit inside them.
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#4
watzupken
Good to see that they are pushing a newer version of their popular A300 series. X300 should offer some level of overclocking, assuming the power supply and cooling can accommodate the extra power requirement and heat output.
Battler624
I wonder how many HDD's can fit inside them.
You don't have to guess. You can use the current Deskmini A300 as a gauge, which is 4 (2 x M.2 and 2x SATA).
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holyprof
One of those would be perfect for a mini-server or HTPC (actually I'm thinking of using it for both at the same time). All other mini-barebones have so little space for storage (either 1 or 2 M2, or M2 + single 2.5").
I would equip this baby with a 512GB M2 NVME as a system drive + 2x 1TB SATA (either HDD or SSD) as storage.
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Vader
Battler624
I wonder how many HDD's can fit inside them.
These don't have a traditional chipset layout; they grab all the I/O straight from the cpu die, so that should give you an idea. Bear in mind that zen 2 apus have different (less) I/O than previous zen 2 processors
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newtekie1
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Vader
These don't have a traditional chipset layout; they grab all the I/O straight from the cpu die, so that should give you an idea. Bear in mind that zen 2 apus have different (less) I/O than previous zen 2 processors
I think they could potentially max out at 3xNVMe x4 slots and 2 SATA ports using the I/O from the processor. But the extra 2 NVMe slots would be a little difficult.
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