ASRock launches its smallest Ryzen mini PC yet

The ASRock 4x4 BOX-R1000 features a smaller chassis and active cooling. (Source: ASRock)
The ASRock 4x4 BOX-R1000 features a smaller chassis and active cooling. (Source: ASRock)
The new 4x4 BOX-R1000 is basically the active cooling version of the iBOX-R1000 model launched in April 2019. It comes with a smaller chassis, but the specs are almost the same, except for the supported RAM that has been downgraded from DDR4-3200 to DDR4-2400. Users ca still opt for the AMD Ryzen Embedded R1505G / R1606G dual-core / quad-thread CPUs with Vega 3 iGPUs.

Back in April, ASRock was announcing its first Ryzen embedded CPU mini PCs that came with passive cooling. The iBOX-R1000 models measure 6.7 x 5.9 x 2.8 inches and features cooling fins on top in order to render the system as silent as possible, although they do add up to the overall size of the system. For users in search of smaller footprints, ASRock now provides a newer version called 4x4 BOX-R1000 that only measures 4.6 x 4.3 x 2.6 inches and comes with active cooling.

As far as specs are concerned, the new mini PC still offers a choice between the AMD Ryzen Embedded R1505G and R1606G dual-core / quad-thread CPUs that have a 12-25 W TDP and come with integrated Vega 3 GPUs. However, unlike the fanless version that supports DDR4-3200 RAM, the new version may only be equipped with DDR4-2400 RAM modules (still up to 32 GB supported).

The 4x4 BOX-R1000 may connect to up to 3 displays at once through its 1x HDMI and 2x DisplayPort outs, and it comes with audio out, 3x USB 3.1 + 2x USB 2.0 ports, and dual GbE / WiFi support. Storage-wise, users can add one 2.5-inch HDD / SDD and one M.2 NVMe PCIe X4 SSD.

Unfortunately, this kind of industrial / IoT mini PCs are not available for retailers, and may be acquired contacting ASRock directly.

Back panel ports (Source: ASRock)
Back panel ports (Source: ASRock)
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Bogdan Solca, 2019-07- 5 (Update: 2019-07- 5)
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.