AMD Enters the Mini PC Market

To say that AMD came into 2019 with both arms swinging in the CPU market would be an understatement. More like swinging with both arms and a few extra ones to boot. Not to be left out of any consumer level they’ve now announced they’ll be taking it to the mini PC arena. Presently this market is primarily dominated by Intel but that could change soon.

At the moment it’s been announced they’ll be using embedded Ryzen V1000 and R1000 processors which in turn can have Zen or Vega GPU’s on the same die. TechPowerUp has reported the CPU’s as 2.60Ghz boosting to 3.50Ghz and 2.40GHz boosting to 3.30Ghz respectively. With reported solutions ranging from 6 watts up to 54 watts while providing display options up to 4k these mini PC’s can pack a punch for minimal costs. So far ASRock, SBC, Onlogic, and Simply NUC have announced products using these embedded AMD Ryzen solutions.


Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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