ASROCK has prepared a Ryzen 4000 series APU on an SFF PC(small form factor). Many SFF users were likely to be tempted to pick one of this seeing that Renoir APUs reportedly have a superior processing performance far exceeding its predecessor. Maybe ASROCK prepared a line of Renoir based SFFs.
Intel has upper hand in NUCs and mini PCs, thanks to many of its partners. It has the NUC 11 Extreme just for that purpose. AMD didn’t prepare any CPUs equivalently to these and other manufacturers don’t really push AMD mini PCs as much as they do for Intel. Companies like ASROCK and ZOTAC do have a handful of AMD based SSFs. NUC 11 Extreme might take a while to be released. So AMD might have an upper hand until then.
This SFF from ASROCK is newer variant of the DeskMini A300 mini PC.
What’s known about the Ryzen 7 4700G so far…
The APU on this unit is coded with an OPN “00-000000146-40_42/35_Y” indicating it is a Ryzen 7 4700G. This is the flagship APU of the Zen 2 based Renoir APUs. It uses a 7nm process with eight cores clocked at 3.6/ 4.45 GHz base/ boost clock, according to leaks. The chip is built with eight Vega Compute Units clocked at 2,100 MHz. According to the specification screenshot, It should also have support for two M.2 PCIe 3.0 slots and multiple video outputs. Leaks about Renoir APUs have been all over the place but so far it seems very consistent.
AMD paired this with 64 GB DDR4 Rams and a motherboard called X300M-STX. STX form factors are usually 147 x 140mm mini PCs.
These APUs is expected to release in the coming months. AMD is also preparing A520 motherboards and Ryzen 3000 Matisse Refresh CPUs. We should see more of Renoir based SFF mini PCs.
Source: rogame (Twitter)