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New Raspberry Pi-sized AMD Ryzen Embedded SBC coming from DFI

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The GHF51 from DFI is a new single-board computer powered by a Ryzen Embedded R1000 APU. Boasting a 12 Watt TDP and integrated Vega graphics, the GHF51 will likely be scores more powerful than the similarly-sized Raspberry Pi. All that power will likely come at a cost, though.
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Are you on the hunt for a tiny single-board computer (SBC) but feel the Raspberry Pi 4 isn’t powerful enough? You may want to keep an eye on DFI, which recently unveiled a new SBC powered by AMD’s Ryzen Embedded platform.

The SBC, dubbed the GHF51, sports an AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 series APU, though the exact chip is still unspecified. The board’s preliminary specifications state the APU will have a 12 Watt TDP, which has led many to speculate it will be either the Ryzen Embedded R1606G or Ryzen Embedded 1505G. Both chips feature dual-core processors with multithreading (four threads total) and integrated Vega 3 graphics.

While the silicon and embedded graphics alone put this SBC far ahead of the Raspberry Pi 4, the other preliminary specifications leave the Pi in the dust. DFI’s board will sport up to 8 GB of DDR4-3200 single-channel RAM, up to 64 GB of soldered eMMC storage, Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C, and two micro-HDMI 1.4 ports. There’s also a mini PCIe slot (PCIe Gen2) and TPM 2.0 support. 

While the GHF51 boasts quite a bit of power, it should be noted that it’s likely targeted at a different audience than the Raspberry Pi. While the Pi serves as a cost-effective tool for avid tinkerers, the GHF51 will likely be orders of magnitude more expensive (no price has been announced yet). The GHF51 is likely meant to be a full-fledged computer replacement for use in IT deployments and NUC-style PCs.

What do you think of the GHF51? Let us know in the comments.

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I've been a computer geek my entire life. After graduating college with a degree in Mathematics, I worked in finance and banking a few years before taking a job as a database administrator. I started working with Notebookcheck in October of 2016 and have enjoyed writing news and reviews. I've also written for other outlets including UltrabookReview and GeeksWorldWide, focusing on consumer guidance and video gaming. My areas of interest include the business side of technology, retro gaming, Linux, and innovative gadgets. When I'm not writing on electronics or tinkering with a device, I'm either outside with my family, enjoying a decade-old video game, or playing drums or piano.
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Sam Medley, 2020-03-18 (Update: 2020-03-18)