AMD Ryzen 3 and 5 APU Support Limited to 35 Watts
ECS is at Computex launching among other things the LIVA SF110-A320, an AMD-powered mini PC introduced at CES. This slim “book-size” mini PC is a barebone system with an AMD A320 chipset motherboard inside, and socketed processors of up to 35W are supported.
Pertinent specifications include:
- Platform: Supports AMD Ryzen 3/5 APUs up to 35W
- Memory: 2x SoDIMM DDR4 2666+ MHz up to 32GB
- Storage: 1x M.2 2280, 1x SATA 2.5″
- Video Output: 1x HDMI, 1x VGA, 1x DisplayPort (2nd DP optional)
- Wireless: Intel 802.11ac Wi-Fi & Bluetooth 4.2
- Front: 2x USB 3.1 Gen1, 1x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type C, 1x Mic in, 1x Line out
- Rear: 4x USB 2.0, 1x RJ45, DC-IN (1x RS232 optional)
AMD’s low-cost Athlon 200GE-series processors with Radeon graphics fit the 35W requirement, and the Ryzen 5 2400GE and Ryzen 3 2200GE APUs also supported – though these GE versions of the Ryzen with Radeon Vega graphics parts are not in the mainstream retail channel currently (though one can still find them on eBay).
The ability to customize a tiny AMD build gives the SF110-A320 a chance to be a compelling light gaming or multimedia option, and it will be interesting to see how thermals fare within such a slim enclosure – though the 35W TDP limit should make dissipation less problematic.