ASRock IMB-A8000 industrial Ryzen Embedded 8000 mini-ITX motherboard takes up to 96GB DDR5 RAM

ASRockI MB A8000 Mini ITX Industrial Motherboard

ASRock Industrial recently launched the IMB-A8000, an industrial and embedded motherboard in a mini-ITX form factor. As an embedded motherboard, it is powered by AMD Ryzen Embedded 8000 series APU which features 8 cores and 16 threads, built with 4nm technology, and including a 16 TOPS AI accelerator. The motherboard supports up to 96GB of dual-channel DDR5-5600MHz memory and includes one 2.5GbE LAN port and one GbE LAN port. With a wide temperature range of -20ºC to 70ºC this motherboard can be used in applications like manufacturing, robotics, machine vision, and more. Previously we have seen SolidRun introduce the Bedrock R8000 industrial PC built around the Ryzen Embedded 8000 APU family. Other than that we have written about other Ryzen Embedded mini-ITX motherboards/SBCs such as the Flex Logic InferX Hawk combining an AMD Ryzen Embedded R2314 SoC with AI accelerators, the DFI RNO171 with Ryzen Embedded V2000 family, or more […]

GEEKOM AE7 Review – An AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS mini PC tested with Windows 11 and Ubuntu 24.04

GEEKOM AE7 mini PC review Windows 11

Today we’ll review the GEEKOM AE7 mini PC powered by an AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS octa-core processor with up to 32GB DDR5, a 1TB NVMe SSD, four 4K capable video outputs through HDMI and USB-C ports, 2.5GbE and WiFi 6E connectivity, and six USB ports for expansion. As its name implies the GEEKOM AE7 is an evolution of the earlier GEEKOM A7 with almost identical specifications that we reviewed with Windows 11 Pro and Ubuntu 22.04 earlier this year. So we won’t do our usual three-part review and instead focus on differences between the two Ryzen 9 7840HS mini PCs in terms of features, performance, and cooling ability in a shorter review that covers hardware, Windows 11 Pro, and Ubuntu 24.04 testing. GEEKOM AE7 specifications SoC – AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS 8-core/16-thread processor up to 4.0GHz with 16MB cache, AMD Radeon 780M Graphics; TDP: 35 to 54W System Memory – […]

GEEKOM A8 Review – Part 3: Ubuntu 24.04 tested on an AMD Ryzen 8945HS mini PC

GEEKOM A8 mini PC Review Ubuntu 24.04 Linux

We’ve already checked out GEEKOM A8 mini PC hardware with an unboxing and a teardown, before testing the AMD Ryzen 9 8945HS mini PC in Windows 11 Pro, and we’ll now report our experience with the GEEKOM A8 running Ubuntu 24.04 to see how it performs in Linux. We tested most features of the GEEKOM A8 mini PC on Ubuntu 24.04, ran several benchmarks to compare it to the similar GEEKOM A7 mini PC, performed storage and networking performance testing, ran stress test to check thermal performance, and measured fan noise and power consumption under various conditions. Installing Ubuntu 24.04 on the GEEKOM A8 mini PC As usual, we resized the Windows 11 partition to install Ubuntu 24.04 alongside Microsoft OS using a bootable USB flash drive created with the Ubuntu ISO. But you’ll notice BitLocker is enabled so the Ubuntu 24.04 installation can’t proceed. The installation wizard will ask […]

GEEKOM A5 mini PC is now even better value with a $70/£50 coupon code (Sponsored)

GEEKOM A5 $70 off coupon code

The GEEKOM A5 is one of the mini PCs with the best performance/price ratio we’ve reviewed, with the AMD Ryzen 7 5800H mini PC performing great in Windows 11 Pro and Ubuntu 22.04 (with a recent Linux kernel) and selling at a significantly lower price point than other systems delivering only marginal performance gains. The good news is that the GEEKOM A5 is now even better value with the company providing the CNXA5 coupon code for a $70 discount on GEEKOM US and a £50 discount on GEEKOM UK for the model with 32GB RAM and 512 NVMe SSDH bringing the price down to $329 and £329 respectively. The CNXA5 coupon code also works on GEEKOM Australia. Here are GEEKOM A5 specifications as a reminder: SoC – AMD Ryzen 7 5800H 8-core/16-thread processor up to 3.2 GHz / 4.4 GHz (Turbo) with 16MB cache, AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics; TDP: […]

Simply NUC extremeEDGE fanless edge computing servers are powered by Intel Celeron N5105 up to AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 8840U CPUs

Simply NUC extremeEdge servers

Simply NUC has unveiled the extremeEDGE fanless servers designed with edge computing with a wide range of processors starting with an Intel Celeron N5105 and going up to an AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 8840U SoCs with options for Intel Processor N100 and AMD Ryzen Embedded CPUs. All models feature a NANO-BMC (Baseboard Management Controller) for out-of-band management in a small form factor to monitor, control, and manage hardware health and performance, and come with at least two 2.5GbE ports for networking. The top-end edgeExtreme 3000 series can operate in the industrial-grade -40 to +85°C temperature range, and offers extra features such as 10GbE, up to 96GB RAM, multiple USB 3.2 ports, and more. The extremeEDGE lineup offers three series, and eight models, designed to meet specific needs: extremeEDGE 1000 Series for Edge applications such as IoT gateways EE-1000 Series – Intel Celeron N5105 with up to 32 GB RAM, up […]

GEEKOM A8 (AMD Ryzen 9 8945HS) AI mini PC review – Part 1: Specs, unboxing, teardown, and first boot

GEEKOM A8 review Windows 11 Pro

GEEKOM A8 is an AI mini PC based on the powerful AMD Ryzen 9 8945HS (or Ryzen 7 8845HS) AI processor with AMD Radeon 780M Graphics, up to 64GB DDR5 memory, up to 2TB M.2 NVMe SSD support for up to four display up to 8K resolution, and comes preloaded with Windows 11 Pro operating system. The mini PC is equipped with two HDMI 2.1 ports, two USB-C ports with DisplayPort Alt mode, 4x USB 3.2 Type-A ports, 2.5GbE, a WiFi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3 module, and a stereo headset jack. GEEKOM sent us a sample of the A8 Mini PC with an AMD Ryzen 9 8945HS 8-core/16-thread processor, 32GB DDR5, and a 2TB M.2 NVMe SSD with Windows 11 Pro for review this time. We’ll start by listing some specifications, doing an unboxing, going through a teardown, and booting Windows 11. In the second and third parts of the […]

AMD Ryzen 5 5500U mini PC goes for $177 with 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD

Inexpensive AMD Ryzen 5 5500U mini PC

Among all the inexpensive Intel Alder Lake-N mini PCs, ZXIPC is selling a no-name AMD Ryzen 5 5500 mini PC for $177 with 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD, or $143.03 as a barebone system. This weekend, I compared the benchmarks of various Intel Alder Lake-N processors using results from our mini PC reviews, and one user asked me whether I could do the same for AMD systems: It would be interesting to compare the performance on these to similarly priced AMD offerings. I’m specifically thinking here of Mini PCs based on the Ryzen 5560U and the Ryzen 5800U/H Since we haven’t reviewed this type of mini PC, I won’t be able to do such a comparison, but I was still intrigued, as most AMD mini PCs I had seen sold for at least $300. So I went to Aliexpress and found a few AMD Ryzen 5/7 mini PCs […]

Get $200 discount on GEEKOM A7 AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS mini PC (Sponsored)

GEEKOM A7 $200 coupon code

GEEKOM A7 is a powerful mini PC based on an AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS octa-core/16-thread processor that normally sells for $849 with 32GB RAM and a 2TB SSD. But you can get $200 off using cnxa7off coupon code to get the discount on GEEKOM US or GEEKOM UK bringing the price down to $649. The mini PC also supports up to four 4K displays through HDMI 2.0 and USB-C ports, provides fast networking via a 2.5GbE jack and a WiFi 6E + Bluetooth 5.3 module, and offers plenty of USB ports for expansion in a compact form factor. GEEKOM A7 specifications: SoC – AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS 8-core/16-thread processor up to 4.0GHz with 16MB cache, AMD Radeon 780M Graphics; TDP: 35 to 54W System Memory – 32GB dual-channel DDR5-5600 via 262-pin SODIMM sockets, upgradeable to 64GB Storage 2TB NVMe PCIe x4 Gen 4 SSD Full-size SD card reader Video Output […]

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