ASRock has a new Gemini Lake Refresh-compatible ITX board
ASRock has a new mini-PC board ready to go. As it appears to be designed for the Intel Pentium Silver J5040 chipset, it may be pitched at the lower end of this market. It can drive up to 3 displays and has an HDMI port that supports 4K at 60 fps, but no USB type-C ports.
ASRock has been showcasing a new ITX board as part of its 2020 line-up. Based on its model number, it may integrate the Intel Pentium Silver J5040, a quad-core Gemini Lake-refresh variant with a max clock of 3.2GHz. Therefore, as mini PCs go, it may be destined for the more budget end of this category.
Accordingly, this new little board has a relatively conventional selection of ports, including 1 HDMI rated for 4K/60 hertz (Hz), which is placed alongside PS/2 ports, 1 DVI and 1 VGA. It also has 4 USB type-A ports, 2 of which might be 3.0 or a subsequent standard.
This J5040-ITX board also has 2 SODIMM slots, 4 for SATA-3 and 1 M.2 slot that is presumably for a Wi-Fi card. The OEM also states that the new board has triple monitor support. At present, this new product lacks for a launch date or pricing information.
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