The industry loves a good small form factor platform, and ASRock’s Deskmini A300 is a great example of this. Designed to work with AMD’s APUs, the idea is to have a great amount of raw horsepower in a small and dense system. At ASRock’s press conference today, the company confirmed that its Deskmini A300 will support the as-yet unannounced AMD Ryzen 3000 series APUs.

AMD only announced the first five desktop CPUs for the Ryzen 3000 family a couple of days ago, all of which were CPU only designs based on Zen 2 CPU cores and no integrated graphics. We highly suspect that an APU platform will follow in due course, a platform called ‘Picasso’. With so little details known, it makes it somewhat amusing that one of AMD’s partners is ready to publicly announce that their SFF platform, already on the market, will support a family of processors that hasn’t even be acknowledged.

Given that the Deskmini A300 design is built for a maximum of 65W processors, we can surmise that the Ryzen 3000 APU family will also have a peak TDP of 65W in order for this claim to be true. Other than that, it would be hard to guess any other information at this point. We are going to go and ask ASRock for more information.

Update: Edited for confirmation

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  • camelNotation - Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - link

    Ryzen 3000 APUs will be Picasso, the 12nm refresh of Raven Ridge. Reply
  • AdditionalPylons - Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - link

    Yes it seems so. Not much of a difference compared to 2200G/2400G, so not surprising that they will work in the A300. See e.g. https://www.notebookcheck.net/Images-and-specifica... Reply
  • Haawser - Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - link

    Yeah, they're only available as BGA mobile parts atm, but it's pretty obvious that 65W versions will be coming to AM4 PGA. The R5 3400G apparently showed up on a Sisoft bench run last week, with a bump from 3.6/3.9 to 3.7/4.2 over the 2400G. Reply
  • coit - Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - link

    Ryzen 3 3300G 6C 12T 15CU 3.0 -3.8GHz 65W
    Ryzen 5 3600G 8C 16T 20CU 3.2 -4.0GHz 95W
    Reply
  • neblogai - Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - link

    No, those 6-cores are fakes. Previous poster posted the right one, Ryzen 5 3.7GHz-4.2GHz, 4c/8t with 11CU, and the Ryzen 3 is 3.6GHz- 4.0GHz, 4c/4t 8CU. Very similar to previous 2400G and 2200G, but made on 12nm and with soldered heat spreader- so are able to clock a bit higher. Reply
  • GeoffreyA - Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - link

    I wonder when the APUs will be announced. Reply
  • PeachNCream - Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - link

    I love the case design on this one. It's functional in a meaningful way that makes me want to buy one almost regardless of whats inside. (Though the ribbed front panel could stand for some flatness and maybe a different means of ventilation if those ribs are hiding air intake space.) Reply
  • Rocket321 - Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - link

    At first glance I thought there was a GIANT mouse sitting next to the case... Reply
  • neblogai - Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - link

    ASRock got this one right, they sell out fast. Reply
  • CyrIng - Thursday, May 30, 2019 - link

    Looks like the bottom side is right standed up ! Reply

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