ASRock Rack has revealed a rather interesting Mini-ITX motherboard for AMD’s Ryzen 2000 and 3000-series processors with Intel’s X550 10 GbE controller. The X570D4I-2T platform can be used both for high-performance desktops and for small form-factor servers/NAS with robust storage capabilities.

The ASRock Rack X570D4I-2T motherboard is based on AMD’s X570 chipset and supports all the latest AMD Ryzen 2000/3000-series processors with up to 16 cores and a 105 W TDP. The platform has four DDR4 SO-DIMM slots supporting up to 64 GB of DDR4-2400 memory with or without ECC, one PCIe 4.0 x16 slot for graphics cards (when used with an appropriate CPU), one M.2-2280 slot supporting PCIe 4.0 x4 or SATA SSDs, and two OCulink connectors that bring support for eight SATA 6 Gbps ports (controlled by the X570). Since the Mini-ITX motherboard can be used for servers, it also carries the ASpeed AST2500 BMC.

On the I/O side of matters, the ASRock Rack X570D4I-2T has two 10 GbE ports (controlled by the Intel X550-AT2), a GbE port for remote management, two USB 3.1 Gen 1/2 (depends on redriver) Type-A connectors, one USB 3.1 Gen 1 header for front panels, and a D-Sub display output.

The choice of the 10 GbE controllers may seem a bit odd since we are talking about an AMD-based motherboard, but it looks like ASRock Rack originally developed the X570D4I-2T for a particular customer that required an Intel NIC, but wanted to take advantage of AMD’s latest desktop platform. In fact, the latter does have a unique set of features not available elsewhere: a support for a 16-core (reasonably priced) CPU, eight SATA ports, and 20 PCIe 4.0 lanes. Using the X570D4I-2T, it is possible to build an extremely advanced desktop PC with discrete graphics card and vast storage capabilities, or a small form-factor server/NAS featuring 128 TB of SATA storage and terabytes of ultra-fast NVMe storage that can be accessed using 10 GbE ports.

Brief Specifications of ASRock's X570D4I-2T
  X570D4I-2T
CPU AMD Ryzen 2000 and 3000-series CPUs with up to 105 W TDP
PCH AMD X570
BMC ASpeed AST2500
Memory  4 × SO-DIMM slots, up to 64 GB of DDR4-2400
Storage M.2 1 × M.2-2280 SSD with SATA or PCIe 4.0 x4 interface
SATA 8 × SATA HDDs or SSDs
Wi-Fi -
WWAN -
Ethernet 2 × 10 GbE connectors (Intel X550-AT2)
1 × GbE (Realtek RTL8211E)
Display Outputs 1 × D-Sub
Audio -
USB Internal 1 × USB 3.0
External 2 × USB 3.1 Gen 1/2 Type-A
Additional I/O -
Power 8-pin (DC-IN) + 4-pin (ATX) + 4-pin (HDD PWR)
Temperatures Operating 10°C ~ 35°C
Storing -40ºC – 70°C
OS Windows, Linux
Compatible with other operating systems

The ASRock Rack X570D4I-2T motherboard is now listed at the company’s website, so expect it to be available shortly. Considering all the peculiarities of the platform, it is hard to tell whether this one will be available widely in retail (if at all), but at least it can be ordered directly from the company.

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Source: ASRock Rack (via Hermitage Akihabara)

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  • shabby - Thursday, January 30, 2020 - link

    In before someone says "almost a perfect board, but it's missing this that and the other" Reply
  • timecop1818 - Thursday, January 30, 2020 - link

    Only 4x pcie on the 16x slot, most hw raid cards are 8x. Reply
  • efficacyman - Thursday, January 30, 2020 - link

    Most hw raid cards are 8x PCI 3.0, which is equivalent bandwidth to 4x PCI 4.0 Reply
  • timecop1818 - Thursday, January 30, 2020 - link

    and zero pcie4 raid cards exist, your point is? Reply
  • CheapSushi - Thursday, January 30, 2020 - link

    The point is it's backwards compatible, PCIe 4.0 can do more or the same with less lanes. So an x16 3.0 only needs an x8 4.0 or something along those lines. Reply
  • timecop1818 - Thursday, January 30, 2020 - link

    No, you are fucking retarded. You'd need some way to actively convert 4.0 x4 to 3.0 x8 to be able to use "same" bandwidth. 4.0 x4 link with x8 card in there isn't going to be magically faster, it will just work at 3.0 x4. But all that is moot because the article is retarded and the x16 slot is actually electrically x16. Reply
  • deepblue08 - Thursday, January 30, 2020 - link

    Ugghhhh...where's the admin? Reply
  • Spunjji - Friday, January 31, 2020 - link

    @timecop1818 - they were wrong, no need to throw out slurs. Reply
  • 13Gigatons - Friday, January 31, 2020 - link

    I'm pretty sure they will release a 4.0 x4 Raid Card at some point? Reply
  • Samus - Sunday, February 2, 2020 - link

    Not sure what the arguement is here, it's a PCIe 4.0 x16 slot, so it'll run a PCIe 3.0 x8 RAID card at full speed.

    The article is wrong. The official specs state its x16 and it'd be ridiculous not to be on a board like this I mean where would the other bandwidth go; there is literally ONE PCIe slot.
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