ASRock Industrial has released the 4×4 BOX-7040U series mini PC, featuring AMD’s Ryzen 7040U “Phoenix” architecture. The Ryzen 7040U chips combine Zen 4 CPU cores with RDNA 3 graphics, making them popular choices for handheld gaming PCs and laptops. These chips have now made their way into mini PCs, with Gigabyte and ASRock Industrial introducing their own models earlier this year. ASRock has also introduced two 4X4 motherboards, the 4×4-7640U and 4×4-7840U, for users who prefer to supply their own chassis.
The versions of the mini PC measure 118 x 110 x 48mm and offer support for up to 64GB of dual-channel DDR5-5600 memory. They also support an M.2 2280 PCIe Gen 4 SSD and/or a 2.5 inch SATA hard drive or SSD. The mini PCs come with WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, and support for up to four displays. The ports include 2 x HDMI 1.4b, 2 x USB4 (with DisplayPort 1.4a Alt Mode), 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 2 x USB 2.0 Type-A, 1 x 2.5 GbE Ethernet (RTL8125BG), 1 x Gigabit Ethernet (RTL8111EPV), and 1 x 3.5mm audio.
The 4×4 BOX-7840U features an AMD Ryzen 7 7840U chip with 8 CPU cores, 16 threads, and 12-core graphics. The 4×4 BOX-7640U has a Ryzen 5 7640U chip with a 6-core, 12-thread CPU and 8-core graphics.