ASRock’s 4X4 Box-R1000: A Ryzen-Based 0.87-Liter PC
ASRock has introduced what could be the world’s smallest system based on AMD Ryzen processor. The 4X4 Box-R1000 ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) PC can fit on the palm of a hand, yet it packs everything needed to run a variety of software required for digital signage, kiosks, thin clients and other applications.
Measuring 110×118.5×67.3 mm and weighing 0.7 kilograms, the ASRock 4X4 Box-R1000 is based on AMD’s dual-core Ryzen Embedded R1000-series SoC (the R1606G or the R1505G model) with integrated Radeon Vega graphics. The system can accommodate up to 32 GB of DDR4-2400 memory (using two SO-DIMMs), a 2.5-inch SATA storage device, as well as an M.2-2260 SSD featuring a SATA or PCIe 3.0 x4 interface.
When it comes to connectivity, the ASRock 4X4 Box-R1000 features two GbE connectors (controlled by the Realtek RTL8111G controllers), a Wi-Fi 5 controller (Intel Wireless-AC 3168), three USB 3.0 Type-A ports, two USB 2.0 Type-A connectors, one HDMI, two DisplayPorts, and a 3.5-mm audio connector for headsets.
While the 4X4 Box-R1000 can be used as a UCFF desktop PC, it is primarily aimed at embedded applications. As a result, it is equipped with a watchdog timer and is rated to run at temperatures of up to 40ºC.
|ASRock's 4X4 Box-R1000 PCs|
|Model||4X4 Box-R1000V||4X4 Box-R1000M|
|CPU||AMD Ryzen R1505G|
2.4 – 3.3 GHz
12 – 25 W
|AMD Ryzen R1606G|
2.6 – 3.5 GHz
12 – 25 W
|GPU||AMD Radeon Vega 3 graphics with 192 stream processors|
|DRAM||Two DDR4 SO-DIMM slots|
Up to 32 GB of DDR4-2400 in dual-channel mode
|Storage||SSD||M.2-2260 (PCIe x4 or SATA)|
|DFF||1 × 2.5-inch/7.5-mm SATA 6 Gbps|
|Wireless||Intel Wireless-AC 3168|
802.11ac Wi-Fi + Bluetooth module
|Ethernet||2 × GbE port (Realtek RTL8111G)|
|USB||Front||1 × USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A|
2 × USB 2.0 Type-A
|Back||2 × USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A|
|Display Outputs||2 × DisplayPort|
1 × HDMI
|Audio||1 × 3.5mm audio jack (Realtek)|
|Warranty||Typical, varies by country|
|Dimensions||Length: 118.5 mm|
Width: 110 mm
Height: 67.3 mm
ASRock already lists its 4X4 Box-R1000 systems on its website, so their release is just around the corner. Meanwhile, it is unclear when exactly the UCFF PCs will be available and how much they are set to cost.
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