GIGABYTE GB-BPCE-3350 Apollo Lake Mini PC to be Powered by Intel Celeron N3350 Processor

GIGABYTE GB-BPCE-3350 will be one of the first Intel Apollo Lake mini PCs powered by the entry-level Celeron N3350 dual core processor, with two SO-DIMM slots for up to 8GB RAM, SATA support, HDMI 2.0 and VGA ports, etc… and very much designed like an Intel NUC.

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GIGABYTE GB-BPCE-3350 specifications:

  • SoC – Intel Celeron N3350 dual core processor @ 1.1 GHz / 2.4 GHz with 12 EU Intel HD graphics 500 @ 200 MHz / 650 MHz (6W TDP)
  • System Memory – 2x SO-DIMM DDR3L 1333/ 1600/ 1866 MHz slot up to 8GB
  • Storage –  1x 2.5″ SATA 3.0 bay for drives with 7.0/9.5mm thickness, 1x micro SD slot
  • Video Output – HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.2 up to 4K @ 60 Hz, and VGA up to 1920×1200 @ 60 Hz; Dual independent display support
  • Audio – HDMI out, 3.5mm audio in/mic in combo jack; Realtek ALC255 audio codec
  • Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet (Realtek RTL8111HS), Wi-Fi 802.11ac & Bluetooth 4.0 (Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168)
  • USB – 4x USB 3.0 ports
  • Expansion – 1x PCIe M.2 NGFF 2230 A-E key slot populated with the Intel Wireless card
  • Misc – Kensington lock slot, VESA mountable
  • Power Supply – 19V/2.1A
  • Dimensions – mini PC: 114 x 107 x 56 mm; Motherboard: 105 x 100 mm
  • Temperature Range – Operating: 0°C to +35°C; Storage: -20°C to +60°C

The mini PC includes VESA bracket for 75 x 75 and 100 x 100 mm mounting. The device will likely be sold barebone, i.e. without memory and storage, but the company only mentions Windows 10 64-bit support, and they’ve already released the drivers. I’m not sure about Apollo Lake Linux support so far, but I’d assume it will (eventually) be similar to what we have with Braswell processors.

 

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It’s the first low power Intel mini PC that I’ve ever seen with HDMI 2.0 support, meaning Apollo Lake mini PCs should be the first low power (and hopefully low cost) mini PCs to support 4K up to 60 Hz/fps.

Price and availability information has not been released by the company yet. You may find a few more details on the product page.

Via FanlessTech

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Jeremy Therin
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Some websites says that N3350 has HEVC (H.265) decoder and some says it hasn’t :/.
Who’s right? 🙁

sabai
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N3350 has a HEVC hardware decoder. The question is if it decodes only 8-bit HEVC or even 10-bit HEVC. I hope for 10-bit!

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There’s also one based on the Celeron J3455 processor http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=6086#ov

sabai
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Someone posted a video on YT ASRock J3455-ITX running Kodi (Windows) HEVC 10Bit:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjXbAPXf_Vo

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@sabai
I’ve seen reports from anandtech forums, that it indeed supports 10 bit. Would have to test it out to be sure though.

Lukasz
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Looks good but N3350 have only dual cores. I wait for users reviews.

Attila
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Well it looks like there is a second choice now with Dual and Quad core options, plus more…

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/802007522/up-squared-the-first-maker-board-with-intel-apollo/

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They have 2x hdmi 1.4b instead of hdmi 2 if u want it for 4k / HTPC