CES 2019: ECS SF110-A320 Extremely-Compact PC utilizing AMD Ryzen
One of many market segments through which AMD has not discovered a big place with its Ryzen processors is the ultra-compact PC market (UCFF). AMD's restricted progress happens right here, although the corporate had a while in the past launched appropriate low-power Ryzen APUs for desktops. Nonetheless, issues have lastly modified lately, after some PC makers launched miniature techniques with Ryzen chips. One in all these corporations is ECS, which introduced the miniature PC SF110-A320 at CES.
Measuring 205 × 176 × 33 mm, the ECS SF110-A320 relies on AMD's 35-quad core Ryzen desktop processors with Radeon Vega graphics playing cards and matched with AMD's A320 chipset. The APUs are paired with two DDR4-2400 SO DIMMs and one M.2-2280 slot for a PCIe or SATA SSD. The system is supplied with a 90 W PSU that’s greater than ample to energy APU, reminiscence, SSD and varied USB peripherals.
When it comes to connectivity, the UCFF PC SF110-A320 affords a variety of fundamental bodily and wi-fi interfaces, together with an 802.11ac controller for Wi-Fi + Bluetooth, three show outputs (DisplayPort, D-Sub and HDMI) and one USB port three.1 sort C port and 6 USB three.1 sort A ports.
Whereas ECS unveiled the SF110-A320 at CES 2019, the corporate didn’t say a lot about its positioning. For one factor, the GbE system is lacking, which is essential for places of work, however not so essential for lounge HTPCs. Then again, the latter have a tendency to make use of laborious drives to maintain sure content material native with out utilizing costly high-capacity SSDs. Contemplating that the product is an early prototype, ECS has time to optimize the design if essential. Both that, or it has a possible progress marketplace for digital signage.
There may be undoubtedly a rising curiosity in AMD Ryzen processors in all market segments, particularly given the success of the desktop platform. Not surprisingly, corporations like ECS announce UCFF techniques with Ryzen APUs. Within the coming months we’ll see extra compact PCs with AMD's newest APUs and CPUs.