Sapphire has introduced two new miniature motherboards based on AMD’s Ryzen Embedded V1000/R1000 APUs. The new platforms are designed for the most compact highly-integrated machines for industrial and commercial applications.

Sapphire’s NP-FP5 and BP-FP5 compact motherboards feature a 4x4-inch footprint and are based on AMD’s Ryzen Embedded V1000 or R1000 APUs, which offer up to four Zen cores, an integrated Radeon Vega GPU, and a TDP of up to 25 W. The actively cooled systems support up to 32 GB of DDR4-2400 memory using two SO-DIMMs, feature one M.2 slot for an SSD with a PCIe 3.0 x4 or SATA interface, and one M.2-2230 slot for a Wi-Fi module.

The basic NP-FP5 supports two display outputs (using two mDP 1.4 connectors), one GbE port, and two USB 3.1 connectors (other USB ports can be supported using headers). Meanwhile, the more advanced BP-FP5 also has one SATA 6 Gbps + a SATA power connector, three display outputs (using two DP 1.4 and an HDMI connector), two USB 3.1 ports, two GbE connectors, one header for a RS232/422/485 port and Infineon’s SLB9670 TPM 2.0 on board.

One of the first systems that will use Sapphire’s BP-FP5 and NP-FP5 compact motherboards will be SimpleNUC’s Post Oak (with AMD Ryzen Embedded V1605B or R1606G APU) and Red Oak (AMD Ryzen Embedded R1505G or R1305G APU) UCFF PCs. The company will be offering PCs in various configurations to meet different price and performance targets.

Sapphire's 4x4 Motherboards w/AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000/R1000 APUs
  NP-FP5 BP-FP5
APU
(Soldered Down)
AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000/R1000 with up to four AMD Zen cores
Graphics AMD Radeon Vega (integrated)
Display Outputs 2 × Mini DisplayPort 1.4 2 × DisplayPort 1.4
1 × HDMI 2.0
Memory 2 × DDR4 SO-DIMM slots for up to 32 GB of DDR4-2400 SDRAM
Ethernet 1 × GbE 2 × GbE
Storage 1 × M.2-2242/2260 (PCIe 3.0 x4 or SATA) 1 × M.2-2242/2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4 or SATA)
1 × SATA 6 Gbps + SATA Power
Audio 3.5-mm combo audio jack
USB 1 × USB 3.1 Type-A (front)
2 × USB 3.1 Type-A (back)
internal headers
2 × USB 2.0 Type-A (front)
2 × USB 3.1 Type-A (front)
2 × USB 3.1 Type-A (back)
internal headers
Serial Port - 1 × RS232/422/485 header
Wi-Fi M.2-2230 slot
TPM - Infineon SLB9670 TPM2.0 on board
Form-Factor 4 inch × 4 inch

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Source: Sapphire

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  • fred666 - Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - link

    anyway offices will get pre-built PCs from Dell or Lenovo, not assemble their own from parts using this. Reply
  • mrvco - Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - link

    i.e. "I like big PCs an´ I can not lie." Reply
  • schujj07 - Thursday, February 27, 2020 - link

    Where did I say anything about building it from parts? I replied to you saying you don't understand this form factor with saying that size (form factor) is great for offices. I also have never seen anything larger than the things like the EliteDesk Mini's with VESA mounts. We have multiple micro tower (11 liter volume) computers in my office and they don't have VESA mounts. The idea of the Mini's is to hid them behind the monitor. Reply
  • crazyhandpuppet - Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - link

    This would be nano-itx. I believe the Lenovo Tiny's are nano-itx. Dell has them as well. They slide right behind monitors on small VESA mounts. Firewalls are built on it. We actually use them all the time. Reply
  • schujj07 - Thursday, February 27, 2020 - link

    The company I work for has a couple HP EliteDesk Minis and as we replace the desktops everyone is going to be getting the Mini's. Fred666 just doesn't believe the people who work in the industry. Reply
  • torb - Friday, February 28, 2020 - link

    I work for a company that makes interactive installations for museums, education centers, etc. The space we have to put our technology is usually very limited (it must be hidden away, close to screens/other input/output but also easy to access). This in practice means NUC-class or similar size most of the time.

    As for processing power: it depends, sometimes all we need is something that can smoothly drive a rich web UI (native apps would be to expensive to develop) other times we need to be able to drive fully 3D content (written in things like Unity).

    This form factor and power class in many cases is a good fit for our purposes.
    Reply
  • HStewart - Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - link

    Is this a MiniATX compatible motherboard, I have an old Atom motherboard and case and this would be good low cost upgrade Reply
  • 5080 - Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - link

    It's 4 inch × 4 inch Reply
  • 5080 - Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - link

    Mini ATX is 11.2 inch long and 8.2 inch wide Reply
  • HStewart - Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - link

    Ok then it probably not worth it - just have old case and such. Reply

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