Most of those mini PCs are based on Intel Apollo Lake or Gemini Lake mini PC, but LIVA Q3 Plus comes with a twist as it is powered by a 15W AMD Ryzen Embedded V1605B or R1505G processor making it, according to the Taiwanese company, the world’s smallest 15W AMD mini PC.
ECS LIVA Q3 Plus specifications:
- SoC (one or the other)
- AMD Ryzen Embedded V1605B quad-core processor @ 2.0GHz up to 3.6GHz; TDP: 15W
- AMD Ryzen Embedded R1505G dual-core processor @ 2.4GHz up to 3.3GHz; TDP: 15W
- System Memory – 4GB DDR4 2400 MT/s (up to 8GB )
- Storage – 64GB / 128GB eMMC flash, MicroSD card slot
- Video Output
- 1x HDMI 2.0 port up to 4Kp60Hz with CEC function
- 1x mini DisplayPort 1.4
- 1 x Gigabit Ethernet
- WiFi 5 802.11 b/g/n/ac & Bluetooth 4.1 via Intel Wireless card
- USB – 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, 1x USB 2.0 port
- Power Supply – 12V/3A
- Dimensions – 74 x 74 x 52.1 mm
- Weight – 359 grams
- Temperature Range – Operating : 0°C ~ +40°C; storage : -20°C ~ +80°C
- Humidity – Operating: 10% ~ 95% @ 40°C non-condensing; storage : 10% ~ 95% @ 40°C
The actively cooled mini PC with ship with Window 10 Pro 64-bit, vesa mount brackets (75mm/100mm), a power adapter, a quick start guide and a driver DVD. The company says the computer is 96% faster in CPU Benchmark and 110% faster in 3Dmark 11 compared to a system based on a 15W Intel Core i5-7200U Kaby Lake processor.
Most other micro PC’s of that size only offer one video output, usually HDMI 2.0, but ECS LIVA Q3 Plus can drive two 4K displays through both HDMI and DisplayPort connectors. It’s not the first ultra-compact AMD Ryzen Embedded mini PC we’ve covered, but still the smallest, as DFI EC90A-GH industrial mini PC sports an AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 processor in a 110 x 80 x 60mm enclosure, offers two Micro HDMI 2.0 ports, and Ubuntu certification.
Pricing and availability are not known at this stage. Additional information may eventually surface on the product page, and ECS plans to announce the product at virtual Computex 2021 very soon. You can register online for the event, but be warned the form is a hassle to complete, and I have just given up when being asked photos…
Thanks for Ian for the tip.
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