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GMK NucBox K8 Mini PC with Ryzen 7 8845HS Processor Available starting at $500

GMK NucBox K8 Mini PC with Ryzen 7 8845HS Processor Available starting at $500

GMK NucBox K8, a compact computer featuring an AMD Ryzen 7 8845HS processor. It’s a versatile option for those interested in servers, Linux, DevOps, and home labs due to its robust specifications. The mini PC supports DDR5-5600 memory through two SODIMM slots and offers two M.2 2280 slots for PCIe 4.0 NVMe solid state drives. The connectivity options are comprehensive, including USB4 with DisplayPort Alt Mode, HDMI, DisplayPort, and 2.5 Gb Ethernet.

Specifications for the GMK NucBox K8 include:

  • AMD Ryzen 7 8845HS processor
  • Two SODIMM slots for DDR5-5600 memory
  • Two M.2 2280 slots for PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs
  • 1 x USB4 (w/DisplayPort Alt Mode and 100W USB power delivery)
  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
  • 1 x USB 2.0 Type-A
  • 1 x DisplayPort 1.4
  • 1 x HDMI 2.0
  • 2 x 2.5 Gbps Ethernet ports
  • 1 x 3.5mm audio jack
  • AMD RZ616 wireless card with WiFi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 support

The device measures 129 x 127 x 48mm and features an active cooling system with two fans, allowing the Ryzen 7 8845HS processor to run at up to 65 watts for better sustained performance.

Pricing starts at $500 for a barebones configuration, with options for 32GB of RAM and up to 2TB of storage available.

Source: Liliputing.

AMD Unveils New Ryzen 8000G Series APUs

AMD has unveiled its Ryzen 8000G series APUs at CES 2024. The Ryzen 8000G series processors are built on Zen 4 architecture and feature integrated Radeon 700M RDNA3 graphics. This marks the first time that Ryzen AI is included in such processors.

The Ryzen 7 8700G, offers 8 cores and 16 threads with a boost clock of up to 5.1GHz, 24MB cache, and a 65 Watt TDP. It is priced at $329 USD. The Ryzen 5 8600G provides 6 cores and 12 threads, with a boost clock of up to 5.0GHz, 22MB cache, and a 65 Watt TDP. It is priced at $229 USD. Additionally, there is a Ryzen 5 5500G with 6 cores and 12 threads, a 3.5GHz base clock, and a price of $179 USD. Finally, the Ryzen 3 8300G, which offers 4 cores and 8 threads, a 12MB cache, and a 65 Watt TDP. The pricing for this model has not been disclosed yet. Notably, the Ryzen 5 8500G and Ryzen 3 8300G consist of a combination of Zen 4 and Zen 4C cores.

During the press presentation, AMD emphasized the significance of Ryzen AI. Although Ryzen AI support for Linux is not publicly available yet, there are indications that it may be coming in the future.

Source: Phoronix.

ADLINK AMD Ryzen Embedded V3000 COM Express Type 7 Module: Supports 64GB DDR5 Memory

ADLINK AMD Ryzen Embedded V3000 COM Express Type 7 Module: Supports 64GB DDR5 Memory

ADLINK has introduced the Express VR7, a COM Express Basic size Type 7 computer-on-module that is powered by the eight-core AMD Ryzen Embedded V3000 processor. The module features two 10GbE interfaces, fourteen PCIe Gen 4 lanes, and optional support for an “extreme temperature range” between -40°C and 85°C.

The ADLINK Express VR7 supports up to 64GB dual-channel DDR5 SO-DIMM memory (ECC/non-ECC). It is designed for headless embedded applications such as edge networking equipment, 5G infrastructure at the edge, video storage analytics, intelligent surveillance, industrial automation and control, and rugged edge servers.


  • SoC: AMD Embedded Ryzen V3000
    • Ryzen V3C48 8-core/16-thread processor @ 3.3/3.8GHz; TDP: 45W
    • Ryzen V3C44 4-core/8-thread processor @ 3.5/3.8GHz; TDP: 45W
    • Ryzen V3C18I 8-core/16-thread processor 1.9/3.8GHz; TDP: 15W (useful in the extreme temperature range)
    • Ryzen V3C16 6-core/12-thread processor 2.0/3.8GHz; TDP: 15W
    • Ryzen V3C14 4-core/8-thread processor 2.3/3.8GHz; TDP: 15W
  • System Memory: Up to 64GB (2x 32GB) dual-channel ECC/non-ECC DDR5 memory up to 4800 MT/s via two SODIMM sockets
  • On-module chips:
    • Embedded BIOS: AMI UEFI with CMOS backup in 32 or 16MB (TBC) SPI BIOS (dual BIOS by build option)
    • Intel i226 2.5GbE controller
  • 2x 220-pin connectors with:
    • Storage: 2x SATA III 6 Gbps
    • Networking:
      • 2x 10GBASE-KR and its sideband signals
      • 1x 2.5GbE interface
    • USB: 4x USB 3.x/2.0/1.1
    • Expansion buses:
      • 8x PCI Express Gen4: Lanes 16-23 (configurable to one x8, two x4, two controller)
      • 4x PCI Express Gen4: Lanes 0-3 (configurable to four x1, two x2, one x4, four controller)
      • 2x PCI Express Gen4: Lanes 4-5 (configurable to one x1, one x2, one controller)
      • LPC bus (through an ESPI to LPC bridge IC), SMBus (system), I2C (user), GP_SPU (user, project basis)
    • Serial: 2x UART ports with console redirection
    • IOs: 4x GPO and 4x GPI (with interrupt)
  • SEMA Board Controller: Voltage/current monitoring, power sequence debug support, AT/ATX mode control, logistics and forensic information, flat panel control, general purpose I2C, watchdog timer, fan control and failsafe BIOS (dual BIOS by build option)
  • Optional IPMB (in conjunction with carrier BMC for remote management Controller applications) by build option
  • Super I/O: Supported on carrier if needed (standard support for W83627DHG-P, other Super I/O supported on request)
  • Debug Headers: 40-pin multipurpose flat cable connector for use with DB40-HPC debug module providing BIOS POST code LED, EC access, SPI BIOS flashing, power testpoints, debug LEDs
  • Security: Infineon TPM 2.0 (SPI based)
  • Power Management:
    • Standard Input: ATX: 12V±5% / 5Vsb ±5%; or AT: 12V±5%
    • ACPI 5.0 compliant
    • Power States: C1-C6, S0, S1, S3, S4, S5, S5 ECO mode (Wake on USB S3/S4, WOL S3/S4/S5)
  • Dimensions: 125 x 95 mm (PICMG COM.0: Rev 3.1 Type 7 Basic size)
  • Temperature Range:
    • Operating: Standard: 0°C to 60°C; Extreme Rugged: -45°C to 85°C (build option, selected SKUs)
    • Storage: Standard: -20°C to 80°C; Extreme Rugged: -40°C to 85°C
  • Humidity:
    • 5-90% RH operating, non-condensing
    • 5-95% RH storage (and operating with conformal coating)
  • Shock and Vibration:
    • IEC 60068-2-64 and IEC-60068-2-27
    • MIL-STD-202F, Method 213B, Table 213-I, Condition A and Method 214A, Table 214-I, Condition D
  • HALT: Thermal Stress, Vibration Stress, Thermal Shock and Combined Test

ADLINK provides standard support for Yocto Linux and Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS, as well as extended support for Yocto Project-based Linux. The company plans to offer I-Pi development kits based on the Express-VR7 module for easy prototyping and evaluation.

The availability of the Express-VR7 COM Express module based on the AMD Ryzen Embedded V3000 SoC has not been confirmed at this time. Additional details can be found on the product page.

Source: CNX Software – Embedded Systems News.

AMDGPU DC Display Code Update Enables Newer AMD GPUs on RISC-V

SiFive has addressed compatibility issues between AMD’s Linux graphics drivers and newer GPUs on RISC-V architecture. The problem, linked to AMDGPU’s “DC” display code, was resolved by introducing kernel-mode FPU support for RISC-V. SiFive’s patches, currently under review, are expected to be part of the Linux 6.8 kernel. Once implemented, this update will allow the latest AMD GPUs to seamlessly operate on RISC-V using open-source drivers.

Source: Phoronix.

AMD Expands PyTorch + ROCm Support to Radeon RX 7900 XT

AMD has announced that it has extended ROCm and PyTorch support to the Radeon RX 7900 XT graphics card. This comes ahead of AMD’s Advancing AI event, which is scheduled for early December.

Last month, AMD announced ROCm 5.7 and PyTorch support for the Radeon RX 7900 XTX and the Radeon PRO W7900 GPUs. This marked the first official support for ROCm/PyTorch on RDNA3 graphics cards. Now, the support has been expanded to include the Radeon RX 7900 XT. AMD has only provided ROCm support for the 7900 level products, with no official communication regarding support for lower-end Radeon RX 7000 series and Radeon Pro 7000 series products.

Source: Phoronix.

AOC Unveils MOSS 7 Mini PC Featuring Ryzen 7 7840HS in China

Chinese electronics company AOC has introduced a new mini PC called the AOC MOSS 7, featuring an AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS processor, 32GB of RAM, and a 2TB SSD. Currently, it is available for purchase in China through for 3799 CNY (approximately $525). The availability of this mini PC outside of China is uncertain, but AOC does sell other mini PCs internationally through AliExpress.

The AOC MOSS 7 has a unique design with rounded edges, resembling a game console or appliance rather than a typical PC. With dimensions of 145 x 115 x 42mm. Although it does not have discrete graphics, it is equipped with Radeon 780M integrated graphics, featuring 12 RDNA 3 compute units, providing graphics capabilities similar to some powerful handheld gaming PCs.

The mini PC offers user-replaceable memory with two SODIMM slots for DDR5 RAM. It also includes a variety of ports, such as 2 x HDMI 2.0, 1 x RJ45 LAN, 1 x USB Type-C, 3 x USB 3.0 Type-A, 1 x USB 2.0 Type-A, 1 x 3.5mm audio, and 1 x DC power input. Active cooling is provided by a fan, and the package includes a 68W power adapter. The MOSS 7 supports WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2.

While the USB-C port should support video output and data transfer, there is no information available regarding whether it is a USB4 port with 40 Gbps speeds. Thus, it remains unclear if the port can be used for external graphics docks or other accessories requiring a higher-speed connection.

Source: Liliputing.