ASRock has introduced what could be the world’s smallest system based on AMD Ryzen processor. The 4X4 Box-R1000 ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) PC can fit on the palm of a hand, yet it packs everything needed to run a variety of software required for digital signage, kiosks, thin clients and other applications.

Measuring 110×118.5×67.3 mm and weighing 0.7 kilograms, the ASRock 4X4 Box-R1000 is based on AMD’s dual-core Ryzen Embedded R1000-series SoC (the R1606G or the R1505G model) with integrated Radeon Vega graphics. The system can accommodate up to 32 GB of DDR4-2400 memory (using two SO-DIMMs), a 2.5-inch SATA storage device, as well as an M.2-2260 SSD featuring a SATA or PCIe 3.0 x4 interface.

When it comes to connectivity, the ASRock 4X4 Box-R1000 features two GbE connectors (controlled by the Realtek RTL8111G controllers), a Wi-Fi 5 controller (Intel Wireless-AC 3168), three USB 3.0 Type-A ports, two USB 2.0 Type-A connectors, one HDMI, two DisplayPorts, and a 3.5-mm audio connector for headsets.

While the small form-factor (SFF) 4X4 Box-R1000 can be used as a UCFF desktop PC, it is primarily aimed at embedded applications. As a result, it is equipped with a watchdog timer and is rated to run at temperatures of up to 40ºC.

ASRock's 4X4 Box-R1000 PCs
Model 4X4 Box-R1000V 4X4 Box-R1000M
CPU AMD Ryzen R1505G
2.4 - 3.3 GHz
12 - 25 W
AMD Ryzen R1606G
2.6 - 3.5 GHz
12 - 25 W
GPU AMD Radeon Vega 3 graphics with 192 stream processors
Up to 32 GB of DDR4-2400 in dual-channel mode
Motherboard proprietary
Storage SSD M.2-2260 (PCIe x4 or SATA)
DFF 1 ×  2.5-inch/7.5-mm SATA 6 Gbps
  SD -
Wireless Intel Wireless-AC 3168
802.11ac Wi-Fi + Bluetooth module
Ethernet 2 × GbE port (Realtek RTL8111G)
USB Front 1 × USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
2 × USB 2.0 Type-A
Back 2 × USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
Display Outputs 2 × DisplayPort
1 × HDMI
Audio 1 × 3.5mm audio jack (Realtek)
PSU External
Warranty Typical, varies by country
Dimensions Length: 118.5 mm
Width: 110 mm
Height: 67.3 mm
MSRP ? ?

ASRock already lists its 4X4 Box-R1000 systems on its website, so their release is just around the corner. Meanwhile, it is unclear when exactly the UCFF PCs will be available and how much they are set to cost.

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Source: ASRock (via Liliputing)

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  • Lucky Stripes 99 - Monday, July 8, 2019 - link

    Hopefully when the B550 chip comes out, we'll see a thin mini-ITX motherboard hit the market. I'd love to have an AMD version of the Asus Prime H310T with a 3400G installed. The A320 chipset in the Deskmini is just a bit too limiting, as are the space constraints of mini-STX.
  • TrevorH - Friday, July 5, 2019 - link

    I think I'd rather have an Odriod H2.
  • oRAirwolf - Saturday, July 6, 2019 - link

    I have a couple of Odroid H2's. They are nice but they're not nearly as refined as this solution. I am sure that these SoC's offer much better performance as well. If a better case was offered for the H2, it would be a much more attractive solution.
  • PeachNCream - Saturday, July 6, 2019 - link

    Aw, its adorable! Probably rather underpowered, but still it makes me wanna tape bunny ears on it and hug it.
  • bill.rookard - Saturday, July 6, 2019 - link

    This could be a really great HTPC, but as with all hardware these days, there is no bad hardware (well, mostly), there is just bad pricing. If the price is right, this would compete well against the NUCs as they could slot between the Atom based ones and the Core based systems.

    Plus, one thing that drives me nuts with my NUC (Apollo Lake based) is no CEC support built in. Grrrr...
  • Desierz - Saturday, July 6, 2019 - link

    They need to get them as small as the smallest Intel NUC.
  • PixyMisa - Saturday, July 6, 2019 - link

    The smallest Intel models don't have room for a 2.5" drive though.
  • Soulkeeper - Sunday, July 7, 2019 - link

    Will this have ecc support ?
  • MASSAMKULABOX - Monday, July 8, 2019 - link

    i DONT KNOW if these are the INtel NUC killers I was hoping for.. Depends on price and gfx ability. But if they get iNtel to lower their prices its all good. That m.2 2260 is a real washout tho.. that needs to be replaced with m2 2280 real quick unless there are a whole load of 2260 ssd's floating around??
  • MASSAMKULABOX - Monday, July 8, 2019 - link

    be nice if they brought out one with an mx540 gfx insert too ..LOL

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