AMD Ryzen 5000U mini PCs coming soon from ASRock and GIGABYTE

GIGABYTE BRIX AMD Ryzen 5000U

Last year, AMD introduced the Ryzen 4000-U Series mobile processors for laptops but we soon got news of mini PCs based on the processor with devices such as MINISFORUM DeskMini HM50 or ASRock Mars 4000U. So it should not be surprising that we got some updates at Computex 2021 with companies announcing AMD Ryzen 5000U powered mini PCs with the likes of new GIGABYTE BRIX models and ASRock Mars 5000U which are expected to become available in the second half of the year. GIGABYTE BRIX Ryzen 5000U mini PCs Preliminary specifications: SoC -Up to a 15-watt Ryzen 5000U “Cezanne” processor with 8x Zen 3 CPU cores, 16 threads, and Radeon Vega graphics. System Memory – Up to 64GB of DDR4-3200 via two SODIMM slots Storage – M.2 2280 slot for PCIe 3.0 x4 (NVMe) or SATA SSD. The high-profile model will also include an internal 2.5-inch drive bay. Video Outputs […]

GIGABYTE GB-BMCE-4500C fanless mini PC features Celeron N4500 Jasper Lake processor

We’ve previously covered a couple of Jasper Lake mini PC’s with the upcoming actively-cooled Intel Atlas Canyon NUC and AC8 fanless mini PC from Newsmay Technology. If you prefer a fanless model but would rather not purchase a model from a little-known company, there will soon be another option with GIGABYTE GB-BMCE-4500C mini PC equipped 6W dual-core Celeron N4500 Jasper Lake SoC, support for up to 16GB RAM, an NVMe/SATA M.2 drive, one 2.5-inch SATA drive, as well as dual 4K video output via HDMI and miniDP ports. GIGABYTE GB-BMCE-4500C specifications: SoC – Intel Celeron N4500  dual-core processor @ 1.1GHz / 2.8GHz (Burst frequency) with Intel UHD graphics; 6W TDP System Memory – Up to 16GB RAM via 1x SO-DIMM DDR4 slot up to 2933MHz Storage M.2 2280 slot for NVMe (PCI-e x2) or SATA SSD SATA 3 for 2.5-inch HDD/SSD (7.0/9.5mm thick) Video Output 1x HDMI 2.0b support 4Kp60 […]

GIGABYTE Unveils Four BRIX Comet Lake-U mini PC’s

Intel unveiled Intel Comet Lake processors last summer with two sub-family namely the 15W Comet Lake-U processors and the lower power 7W Comet Lake-Y processors. We’ve found the latter in products such as OneMix 3 Pro mini laptop, and the former in some System76 Linux laptops. But so far, I had not really paid attention to Comet Lake mini PCs. There have been a few announcements at CES 2020 with Asus “Mini PC PN62“, ECS Liva Z3 Plus,  ZOTAC MI662 nano and a few others all based on Intel Comet Lake-U processors. GIGABYTE has also unveiled four Comet Lake mini PC’s with the following key features and specifications: SoC BRIX BRi3H-10110 – Intel Core i3-10110U dual-core/quad-thread processor @ 2.1/4.2 GHz (Turbo) with 23EU Intel UHD Graphics; 15W TDP BRIX BRi5H-10210 – Intel Core i5-10210U quad-core/octa-thread processor @ 1.6/4.2 GHz (Turbo) with 24EU Intel UHD Graphics; 15W TDP BRIX BRi7H-10510 – […]

GIGABYTE GA-PICO3350 Apollo Lake Pico-ITX Board Comes with SO-DIMM RAM Slot, SATA and mSATA Storage

GIGABYTE GA-PICO3350 may be the smallest motherboard from the company so far. The Pico-ITX board comes with an Intel Celeron N3350 dual-core Apollo Lake processor with a SO-DIMM slot, SATA port, and mSATA socket that give you more options will selecting RAM and storage. GA-PICO3350 specifications: SoC – Intel Celeron N3350 dual-core Apollo Lake processor @ up to 2.4 GHz with 2 MB cache, Intel HD graphics; 6W TDP System Memory –  1 x DDR3L SO-DIMM socket supporting up to 8 GB DDR3L 1866/1600 MHz Storage- 1x SATA 6Gb/s connector,  1x mSATA connector (multiplexed with mPCIe), 128 Mbit flash for BIOS/UEFI Video Output HDMI 1.4 up to 3840×2160 @ 30 Hz 1x LVDS header 1x flat panel display header Audio – Realtek ALC887 codec, 1x front panel audio header Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet port via Realtek PHY USB – 2x USB 3.0/2.0 ports on the back panel, 2x USB 2.0/1.1 […]

Huaxintong StarDragon 4800 Server SoC is Based on Qualcomm Centriq 2400 Processor

Qualcomm started shipping samples of their Arm based Centriq 2400 server processors in 2016, before launching mass production the next year with three parts including Qualcomm Centriq 2460 48-core processor. Development seemed to go along nicely until Qualcomm allegedly decided to exit the server market in the middle of last year. The story got confusing when GIGABYTE still decided to launch their H221-Q20 server powered by Qualcomm Centriq 2400 processor last November, which would not make sense if Qualcomm is really existing the server market, and parts would not become unavailable after a short. But today, as I read the slides of GIGABYTE presentation at the HPC Asia workshop that took place on January 14-16, I realized Centriq 2460 is still alive but just changed owners… So the GIGABYTE H221-Q20 server is compatible with StarDragon 4800… What is that? StarDragon sounds familiar, a bit like Qualcomm Snapdragon. It turns out […]

GIGABYTE Apollo Lake SBC Upgraded to a Quad Core Processor

GIGABYTE introduced  GA-SBCAP3350 Apollo Lake SBC powered by an Intel Celeron N3350 dual core processor las year. The board came without any soldered memory nor storage, instead relying on a SO-DIMM slot, two SATA connectors, and/or an mSATA socket. The company has now launched a second Apollo Lake single board computer  – GA-SBCAP3450 – with very similar specifications, except the processor has been upgraded to a Celeron N3450 quad core processor. GIGABYTE GA-SBCAP3450 SBC specifications: SoC – Intel Celeron N3450 quad core processor @ 1.1 GHz/ 2.2 GHz with 12 EU Intel HD graphics 500 @ 200 MHz / 700 MHz (6W TDP) System Memory – 1x SO-DIMM socket for up to 8GB DDR3L 1333/1600/1866 MHz Storage –  2x SATA 6Gb/s connectors, 1x MSATA connector (MSATA_MPCIE2), 2x 64Mbit flash for AMI UEFI BIOS supporting PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0 Video Output 1x HDMI 1.4 […]

GIGABYTE ThunderXStation Workstation is Powered by Cavium ThunderX2 32-Core ARMv8 Processor(s)

Earlier this week, I wrote about the availability of Linaro “Synquacer” Developerbox that had been designed by GIGABYTE, but not using their brand, and I was pointed out to a possible reason: the company launched their own ARMv8 workstation based on Cavium ThunderX2 processor. Meet GIGABYTE ThunderXStation. Main specifications: SoC – Single or Dual socket ThunderX2 32x custom ARM64 cores / 128 threads processor clocked at 2.2 GHz (other models of the processor may become available depending on demand) System Memory – Up to 16 DDR4 Channels (8x DIMM per CPU) Storage 4 x NVMe + 2 x 2.5” U.2/SATA III combo bay 2.5″ drive bay supports up to 2 drives, an optional 3.5″ storage bay holds 4 drives. Graphics – Nvidia GeForce GT710 with dual monitor support Networking – 2x 1/10 GbE QLogic NIC Expansion – 6x PCIe 3.0 Slots and 2x OCP (Open Compute Project) x16 slots BMC – […]

GIGABYTE GB-BLCE-4000C Fanless Mini PC is Powered by Intel Celeron N4000 Gemini Lake Processor

GIGABYTE has already unveiled several Gemini Lake motherboards, but we’ve now learned the company has also updated their BRIX family of mini PCs with GB-BLCE-4000C model equipped with Intel Celeron N4000 dual core Gemini Lake processor. The fanless “Ultra Compact PC kit” comes with HDMI and VGA video outputs, support for 2.5″ SATA drives, one DDR4 So-DIMM slot, four USB ports,  and more. GIGABYYRE BRIX Gemini Lake mini PC specifications: SoC – Intel Celeron N4000 dual core processor @ up to 2.6 GHz with Intel UHD Graphics 600; TDP 6W System Memory – 1x SO-DIMM DDR4 slot @ up to 2400MHz for 8GB RAM max Storage – 1x SATA III bay for 2.5″ HDD/SSD, 7.0/9.5 mm thick Video Output VGA up to 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz HDMI 1.4b up to 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz (TBC) Audio – Realtek ALC891 codec, headphone jack, microphone jack Connectivity – […]