Is the NUC family of Intel Required to enter absorption position? Even the largest computer makers in Taiwan are adopting the rival family of the rival for direct competitors
The technological capability of AMD Offering us eight physical processing cores and 16 logical cores in cost-effective portable processor models, while Intel continues to focus on four processing cores (or six cores in very specific cases) in the same power category, is a significant tiebreaker that appeals to many PC companies, it seems - And not just in the field of laptops, but in a few other popular configurations that were previously dominated by the supply of Intel.
GIGABYTE has launched its updated family of compact BRIX desktops - and inside this time you can find the Renoir family's processors AMD, As a possible replacement for dozens of other models marketed by the Taiwanese company under the brand with its processors Intel Inside (including the generationsComet Lake and the-Tiger lake Modern).
The tiny PCs, with a starting volume of just half a liter, will be offered with four processor models ranging from the quad Ryzen 3 4300U to the Ryzen 7 4800U with eight physical cores and 16 logical cores, a pair of slots for DDR4 memories in an SO-DIMM configuration of up to 64GB and a standard 3,200MHz speed, a popular 2mm single M.80 slot, a Wi-Fi and Bluetooth integrated AX201 integrated card Intel Providing dual-channel support in the Wi-Fi 6 standard, a 2.5Gbps Ethernet port from Realtek that is a pleasant surprise at a time when most competitors are content with Gigabit Ethernet, one full-size HDMI 2.0a port, creation DisplayPort 1.4 One full size, pair of connectors USB 3.2 Gen.2 Type-C and five other connections USB 3.2 Gen.1 Type-A as a backup.
ASRock also decided to adopt the Renoir family for a new series of ultra-tiny desktops, although in this case it is not a cubic configuration inspired by the NUC line - but an ultra-thin rectangular body that looks like a good fit for offices or work centers. In a limited space. This is the Mars 4000U series and it boasts of being the thinnest computer series in the world for the modern hardware of AMD, With a thickness of only 26 millimeters and a total volume of 0.74 liters.
The Mars 4000U family computers will provide a choice of five portable processor models of AMD From the Ryzen 3 4300U to the Ryzen 7 4800U, a pair of slots for SO-DIMMs up to 64GB, space for one M.2 drive plus space for a 2.5-inch mechanical or flash chip-based drive with a thickness of 7 millimeters or 9.5 Millimeters, integrated Intel AX200 wireless card to support Wi-Fi 6 in two channels, Gigabit Ethernet connection, integrated SD card reader, one full-size HDMI 2.0a port, one VGA port for very old display media support, connection USB 3.2 Gen.1 Single Type-C, three connections USB 3.2 Gen.1 Type-A and also a pair of connections USB Veterans 2.0 - and there is also a leg included in the case that will allow the computer to be displayed vertically, without the need for wall anchors or unnecessary improvisations.
These new models join the tiny Asus desktop PCs from the Mini PC PN50 family. Which were introduced with Renoir processors as early as July. We are pleased and welcome the expansion of the offer, even when it arrives slightly late and shortly before the possible unveiling of a new mobile generation - and are now wondering who will be the first contestant to decide to integrate the advanced mobile H models of AMD Series 4000 on a minimalist desktop computer.