ASRock J5005-ITX Pentium J5005 Motherboard Coming Soon for around $120 and Up

Several products based on Gemini Lake processors have already been announced, and some are already available through pre-orders, but so far, I’ve not seen many retail hardware based on Intel Pentium J5005, the most powerful processor of the family, except for one Intel NUC.

ASRock J5005-ITX motherboard brings another option, and while it had been expected for a while, the company has now setup a proper product page, and the motherboard can be seen as “coming soon” for about $120 and up (excluding VAT) on some websites like Alzashop (in Europe) or Kakaku (in Japan).

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ASRock J5005-ITX motherboard specifications:

  • SoC –  Intel Pentium J5005 quad core processor @ 1.50/2.8 GHz with 18EU Intel UHD Graphics 605 up to 800 MHz; 10W TDP
  • System Memory – 2x DDR4-2400/2133 SO-DIMM slots up to 8GB (2GB per module not supported)
  • Storage
    • 2x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors, support NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug
    • 2x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors via ASMedia ASM1061, support NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug
    • 128Mb NOR flash for AMI UEFI BIOS with GUI support
  • Video Output
    • HDMI 2.0 up to 4K x 2K (4096×2160) @ 60Hz
    • DVI-D up to 1920×1200 @ 60Hz
    • D-Sub (VGA) up to 2048×1536 @ 60Hz
  • Video
    • HW Acceleration Decode: HEVC (H.265) 8 bit, HEVC (H.265)10 bit, H.264 @ Lvl5.2 (AVC), JPEG/MJPEG, VP8, VP9 8bit, VP9 10 bit
    • HW Acceleration Encode: HEVC (H.265) 8 bit, HEVC (H.265)10 bit, H.264 @ Lvl5.2 (AVC), JPEG/MJPEG, VP8, VP9 8bit
  • Audio
    • 7.1 CH HD Audio with content protection (Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec)
    • Premium Blu-ray Audio support
    • 1x optical S/PDIF output port
    • HD Audio Jacks: Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone
    • Support surge protection
    • ELNA audio caps
  • Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet via Realtek RTL8111H with Wake-On-LAN, Lightning/ESD Protection, 802.3az, and PXE support
  • USB ports – 2x USB 2.0 ports (with ESD Protection); 2x USB 3.1 Gen1 ports (with ESD protection)
  • Expansion Slots
    • 1x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slot
    • 1x M.2 Socket (Key E), supports type 2230 WiFi/BT module and Intel CNVi (integrated WiFi/BT)
  • Internal headers and connectors:
    • 1x COM Port Header
    • 1x Chassis Intrusion and Speaker Header
    • 1x CPU Fan Connector (3-pin)
    • 1x Chassis Fan Connector (3-pin)
    • 1x 24 pin ATX Power Connector
    • 1x Front Panel Audio Connector
    • 2x USB 2.0 Headers (Support 3 USB 2.0 ports) (Supports ESD Protection)
    • 1x USB 3.1 Gen1 Header (Supports 2 USB 3.1 Gen1 ports) (Supports ESD Protection)
  • Misc – 1x PS/2 Mouse Port, 1x PS/2 Keyboard Port, hardware monitor (temperature, fan control, and voltage)
  • Dimensions – 17.0 cm x 17.0 cm (mini-ITX form factor)
  • Certifications – FCC, CE, ErP/EuP ready (ErP/EuP ready power supply required)

Except for the more powerful processor, the motherboard has basically the same specifications as ASRock J4105-ITX motherboard, and they share the same user manual.  The Windows 10 64-bit drivers and BIOS have also been released on the product page together with the list of tested DDR4 memory modules.

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