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ASRock announces fanless iBOX mini PCs with Ryzen Embedded V2000 processors

The new iBOX mini PCs are passively cooled via the heatsink fins on the chassis. (Image Source: ASRock)
The new iBOX mini PCs are passively cooled via the heatsink fins on the chassis. (Image Source: ASRock)
The iBOX-V2000V and iBOX-V2000M mini PCs are powered by low-power Ryzen Embedded V2516 6-core and the Ryzen Embedded V2516 6-core processors, respectively. These 10 W TDP models do not require active cooling, but still provide decent performance as they are said to be faster than Intel's Comet Lake ULV chips.

ASRock is the first company to announce implementations for the new AMD Ryzen Embedded V2000 processors with Zen 2 cores. For now, the offer only includes industrial-grade fanless mini PCs powered by the low-power 10 W 6-core and 8-core models, but we reckon it would not be too long before the 35 W processor versions with active cooling get an announcement, as well.

The new fanless mini PCs are part of the iBOX series and come with the signature heatsink fins on the top and side panels of the barebone chassis. Powering the iBOX-V2000V model is the Ryzen Embedded V2516 6-core processor, while the iBOX-V2000M is powered by the V2718 8-core. These are barebone systems, so they only include the chassis with the motherboard and processor. Users can then add up to 64 GB of DDR4-3200 RAM, and the storage side includes an M.2 Key M PCIe Gen 3 X4 slot plus a SATA III port. Additionally, the integrated Radeon Vega GPUs support up to 4x 4K displays.

As far as networking is concerned, the motherboard comes equipped with 1 Gbps and 2.5 Gbps NICs and users can also add a wireless module via the M.2 Key E slot. Port selection is quite generous and includes 1x COM, 4x USB 2.0, 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 2 + 2x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 (DP 1.4 video output mode supported), HDMI 2.0a, DP 1.2a, dual GbE jacks, headphone and mic jacks.

Info regarding availability and pricing is not yet available.

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Front connectors (Image Source: ASRock)
Front connectors (Image Source: ASRock)
Rear connectors (Image Source: ASRock)
Rear connectors (Image Source: ASRock)
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Bogdan Solca, 2020-11-13 (Update: 2020-11-14)
Bogdan Solca
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I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.