Vecow's new SPC-6000 silent mini PC is among the first to feature the Intel Elkhart Lake Atom CPUs
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Vecow is a relatively new Taiwanese mini PC OEM that specializes in industrial IoT systems, and its latest SPC-6000 fanless embedded SFF model is among the first to come equipped with Intel’s new Elkhart Lake Atom CPUs integrating the new Tremont 10 nm low-power cores.
The Intel Atom x6425RE CPU included with the SPC-6000 mini PC is a quad-core / quad-thread model clocked at 1.9 GHz (no Turbo clocks). It also has a 12 W TDP and 1.5 MB L2 cache. It’s not particularly fast, but it does include advanced features like Time-Coordinated Computing and Time-Sensitive Networking, which are needed for Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) applications. Some of the advantages of the new Elkhart Lake CPUs over the previous gen Gemini Lake ones include 40% faster computing and up to 100% improved 3D graphics performance via the UHD Graphics iGPU with 32 EUs.
Specs for the Vecow SPC-6000 also include support for up to 32 GB of DDR4-3200 through a single SO-DIMM slot and the storage side supports one NVMe SSD through an M.2 2280 slot connected to 2x PCIe 3.0 lanes, plus a SATA III SSD/HDD. Port selection is specifically tailored for IoT applications, as it features 4x COM ports along with 2x USB-A 3.1 and 2x USB-A 2.0 connectors, DisplayPort and DVI-I video outputs, line-in audio jack, and dual network jacks (one for 1 GbE connections and one for 2.5 GbE connections). There is also a SIM card socket on the right side. The mini PC measures 106.2 x 150.4 x 66.0 mm and weighs ~1.4 Kg including the heatsink fins on the top for fanless cooling.
The new SPC-6000 mini PCs should be available shortly, but there is no pricing info as of yet.