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 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
- 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 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]
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.