LIVA Q3 Plus pocket-sized AMD Ryzen Embedded mini PC sells for $242 and up

ECS LIVA Q3 Plus is another one of those pocket-sized mini PC’s we’ve seen in the past like the ECS LIVA Q2, Chuwi Larkbox, GMK NucBox, and others.

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 pocket-sized 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 or 8GB DDR4 2400 MT/s
  • Storage – 64GB or 128GB eMMC  flash, MicroSD card slot
  • Video Output
    • 1x HDMI 2.0 port up to 4Kp60Hz with CEC function
    • 1x mini DisplayPort 1.4
  • Connectivity
    • 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

World smallest AMD mini PCThe 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 as far I can remember it’s the smallest one, 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.

ECS LIVA Q3 Plus can be purchased on Newegg now for $242 with Ryzen Embedded R1505G, 4GB RAM, and 64 GB eMMC flash, or $409 with Ryzen Embedded V1605B, 8GB RAM, and 128GB storage. The AMD Ryzen Embedded mini PC is also listed on Amazon but without pricing information at the time of writing. Additional information may be found on the product page.

Thanks for Ian for the tip.

[Updated: Initially published on the 1st of June 2021, the post has been updated after a Liliputing report mentioned the availability of the AMD Ryzen mini PC]

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nobitakun
nobitakun
7 months ago

This is really good, as it will be compact and powerful to cover someway heavy tasks, also a good bump in emulation. The bad side? for sure the price. I dare to say they will expect people pay 300€ minimum, so good luck Liva.

Dan C
Dan C
7 months ago

V1605B released in February 2018 using Zen+.

Why are manufactures releasing new products with 3 year old CPUs?

AMD Released V2000 series, based on Zen2 to replace them in 8 months ago in November 2020. Do these V2000 chips actually exist or are they just AMD marketing vapourware? If they exist why is no one shipping products with them?

I would really like to buy a Ryzen based mini PC soon, but not with old CPUs that cannot compete with Intel offerings.

Dan C
Dan C
7 months ago

That looks nice, but i was after something i could buy, can i buy that? It seems to be just marketing vapourware.

Dan C
Dan C
7 months ago

Looks like AMD is coming to the party supplying AsRock and Gigabyte with consumer parts to make a compact Zen3 NUC type systems. Might be Q3 if / when they are available to purchase.

https://www.cnx-software.com/2021/06/02/amd-ryzen-5000u-mini-pcs-asrock-gigabyte/

tonny
tonny
7 months ago

Just buy Asrock Deskmini X300 + ryzen 4350GE. I’t quite mini.

Dan C
Dan C
7 months ago

Zen 2 but otherwise a good option

Peter Elliot
Peter Elliot
7 months ago

Add a 2242 and/or 2230 NVMe SSD slot and I’d be more interested.

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