ASRock looks all set to upgrade its Deskmini A300 PC line with the new 7nm Renoir APUs. The Deskmini series features miniature NUC-sized PCs with a volume of roughly 1.9L. At present, they are based on the older Picasso and Raven Ridge-based chips, but very soon we’ll be seeing models based on the Renoir APUs as well.
These OEM mini-PCs are quite potent and come with:
- 1 x HDMI (4K@60Hz)
- 1 x DisplayPort (4K@60Hz)
- 1 x D-Sub
allowing you to connect as many as three displays, simultaneously. As far as storage is concerned, you get two M.2 slots and two SATA slots for 2.5″ drives. Default memory support is expected to range from DDR4-2933MT/s to 3200MT/s (dual-channel) for Renoir, and RAID support is also going to be retained, making it ideal for an HTPC or mini-Data Center setup.
There’ll also be a USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C port at the front, along with standard USB 3.1/3.2 Type-A at the back and front. (kennedyandperkins.com) The optionals include an M.2 WiFi kit, a VESA mount kit, rear audio cable, and a USB 2.0 cable. Expect the Renoir based PCs to launch in the coming months. These APUs are likely to be limited to OEM desktops.
The Renoir APUs will be AMD’s first desktop APU lineup with as many as 8 cores 16 threads running at a (single-core) boost of up to 4.45GHz. The accompanying iGPUs are also reportedly quite potent, offering as much as 1.75 TFLOPs of graphic performance in an integrated form-factor. That’s as much as the PS4!