AMD Ryzen Embedded V2000 mini-STX SBC to power gaming machines, digital signage, PoS…

SAPPHIRE introduced the FS-FP5V 5-inch SBC powered by AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 processor in 2018, followed by FS-FP5R board based on AMD Ryzen R1000 processor the following year.

But with the launch of AMD Ryzen Embedded V2000 processor family in 2020, it should come as no surprise that Sapphire has also introduced a new 5″x5″ mini-STX SBC powered by Ryzen Embedded V2000 SoCs with Sapphire (V2000) FS-FP6.

Sapphire FS-FP6 specifications

Specifications with differences against FS-FP5V highlighted in bold:

  • SoC
    • AMD Ryzen Embedded V2516 hexa-core/12-thread processor @ 2.1 GHz / 3.95 GHz (Turbo) with 3MB L2 cache, 6 CUs Radeon RX Vega 6 GPU @ 1.5 GHz; TDP: 10-25W TDP (15W default)
    • AMD Ryzen Embedded V2546 hexa-core/12-thread processor @ 3.0 GHz / 3.95 GHz (turbo) with 3 MB L2 cache, 6 CUs Radeon RX Vega 6 GPU @ 1.5 GHz; TDP: 35-54W TDP (45W default)
    • AMD Ryzen Embedded V2718 octa-core/16-thread processor @ 1.7 GHz / 4.15 GHz (Turbo) with 4MB L2 cache, 7CUs Radeon RX Vega 7 GPU @ 1.6 GHz; TDP: 10-25 W TDP (15W default)
    • AMD Ryzen Embedded V2748 octa-core/16-thread processor @ 2.9 GHz / 4.15 GHz (Turbo) with 4MB L2 cache, 7CUs Radeon RX Vega 7 GPU @ 1.6 GHz; TDP: 35-54W TDP  (45W default)
  • System Memory – Up to 64GB RAM via 2x SO-DIMM slots for DDR4-3200
  • Storage – 1x SATA 3.0 connector, 1x M.2 2242/2280 Key M slot (PCIe x4 or SATA III)
  • Video Output – 4x DisplayPort 1.4 (DP++) outputs up to 4Kp60; Four independent display support
  • Audio – ALC262 HD audio codec; 3.5mm Line Out; 3.5mm Mic In
  • Connectivity – Dual Gigabit Ethernet (via Realtek RTL8111G), M.2 2242 Key E slot with PCIe x1 and USB for WiFi or Bluetooth module
  • USB – 4x USB 2.0 ports, 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 type C port, 1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port, 4-pin USB 2.0 header
  • Serial – 10-pin RS-232/RS-422/RS-485 header (standard selectable by jumper)
  • Security – Infineon SLB9670 TPM2.0 chip
  • Misc – 10-pin GPIO header, 10-pin front panel header, 8-pin SPI header
  • Power Supply – 12-19V DC  via a power barrel jack or 4-pin power header
  • Dimensions – 149.1 x 139.7 mm (Mini-STX form factor)

While the main change against the earlier Ryzen V1000/R1000 mini-STX SBC’s is clearly the new choice of processors,  there were some other small modifications including an extra USB 2.0 port, a USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A port, a USB 2.0 header, an SPI header, and it looks like the M.2 socket does not support SATA anymore, but only NVMe SSD’s.

SAPPHIRE V2000 FS-FP6 mini-ITX SBC is said to be best suited for high resolution visual embedded applications such as electronic gaming machines, medical imaging, interactive digital signage, thin clients, POS terminals, etc… The company does not mention OS support, but being an x86 platform for embedded applications, I’d assume both Windows 10 and Linux distributions are supported.

The press release also mentions SAPPHIRE V2000 BP-FP6 4″x4″ motherboard for the same types of applications, but a smaller factor, and offers with the 15W processors only.

More details can be found on SAPPHIRE V2000 FS-FP6 and BP-FP6 product pages here and there. If you’re more interested in consumer products, SAPPHIRE plans to launch an AMD Ryzen Embedded V2000 mini PC under their Simply NUC brand soon.

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