ASRock has introduced what could be the world’s smallest system based on AMD Ryzen processor. The 4X4 Box-R1000 ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) PC can fit on the palm of a hand, yet it packs everything needed to run a variety of software required for digital signage, kiosks, thin clients and other applications.

Measuring 110×118.5×67.3 mm and weighing 0.7 kilograms, the ASRock 4X4 Box-R1000 is based on AMD’s dual-core Ryzen Embedded R1000-series SoC (the R1606G or the R1505G model) with integrated Radeon Vega graphics. The system can accommodate up to 32 GB of DDR4-2400 memory (using two SO-DIMMs), a 2.5-inch SATA storage device, as well as an M.2-2260 SSD featuring a SATA or PCIe 3.0 x4 interface.

When it comes to connectivity, the ASRock 4X4 Box-R1000 features two GbE connectors (controlled by the Realtek RTL8111G controllers), a Wi-Fi 5 controller (Intel Wireless-AC 3168), three USB 3.0 Type-A ports, two USB 2.0 Type-A connectors, one HDMI, two DisplayPorts, and a 3.5-mm audio connector for headsets.

While the small form-factor (SFF) 4X4 Box-R1000 can be used as a UCFF desktop PC, it is primarily aimed at embedded applications. As a result, it is equipped with a watchdog timer and is rated to run at temperatures of up to 40ºC.

ASRock's 4X4 Box-R1000 PCs
Model 4X4 Box-R1000V 4X4 Box-R1000M
CPU AMD Ryzen R1505G
2.4 - 3.3 GHz
12 - 25 W
AMD Ryzen R1606G
2.6 - 3.5 GHz
12 - 25 W
GPU AMD Radeon Vega 3 graphics with 192 stream processors
Up to 32 GB of DDR4-2400 in dual-channel mode
Motherboard proprietary
Storage SSD M.2-2260 (PCIe x4 or SATA)
DFF 1 ×  2.5-inch/7.5-mm SATA 6 Gbps
  SD -
Wireless Intel Wireless-AC 3168
802.11ac Wi-Fi + Bluetooth module
Ethernet 2 × GbE port (Realtek RTL8111G)
USB Front 1 × USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
2 × USB 2.0 Type-A
Back 2 × USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
Display Outputs 2 × DisplayPort
1 × HDMI
Audio 1 × 3.5mm audio jack (Realtek)
PSU External
Warranty Typical, varies by country
Dimensions Length: 118.5 mm
Width: 110 mm
Height: 67.3 mm
MSRP ? ?

ASRock already lists its 4X4 Box-R1000 systems on its website, so their release is just around the corner. Meanwhile, it is unclear when exactly the UCFF PCs will be available and how much they are set to cost.

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Source: ASRock (via Liliputing)

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  • Samus - Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - link

    Super nice to see dual NICs!
  • Gary Byatt - Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - link

    Useful looking device, except they use Realtek hardware, so it can't run Linux.
    I can understand such a choice for a desktop or laptop, but not something that could easily by used as an IoT device where headless Linux is most appropriate.
    Odd that they exclude themselves from a large and growing market by choosing hardware that most desktop users would not care about.

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