AMD and its Zen microarchitecture they are giving better results than expected. They have managed to give Intel a serious blow, and it is likely that they will continue to have problems until 2021 or 2022 if they continue that way. In addition, more and more computers are seen that equip chips of this designer. One of them is an interesting miniPC that has come to light recently.
It is like a muscled Raspberry Pi, a SBC with great performance that could serve you as a cheap device, but without sacrificing power. And it achieves this thanks to the AMD Ryzen R1606G chip, from the embedded series or chips for embedded or embedded. This is the DFI plate of only 84x55mm in size ...
Can you imagine a Raspberry Pi with a very high performance? You don't have to imagine it IDF GHF51 brings you a small base bale with:
- AMD Ryzen R1606G CPU with Radeon Vega 3 GPU. A CPU with 2 cores and 4 threads, as well as a clock frequency of 3.5Ghz. The TDP is 12W.
- DDR4 RAM memory up to 8GB of 3200Mhz
- EMMC flash memory up to 64GB
- 2x HDMI 1.4
- Gigabit Ethernet
- USB-C - USB 3.1 Gen 2
- 84x55mm SBC From factor
- Operational temperature 0-60ºC
- Supported operating system: Windows IoT / Linux
As you can see, it is much more powerful than what you have in a Raspberry Pi, although it is also true that it is somewhat more expensive. And it is compatible with Microsoft Windows IoT, but also with different GNU / Linux distributions, and even other open source operating systems could be installed even though they are not officially supported ...
These NUCs and miniPCs They are cheaper options to laptops and desktop PCs, but you can easily transport them from one place to another and connect them to any screen and peripherals, without taking up too much space, which is very practical. And with these powerful AMD Ryzen R-Series and V-Series, slimmer form factors like ITX, SBC, etc., have resurfaced to bring more variety to the end user looking for more than just a low-power ARM chip.
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