AMD NUC 2020 – are they best mini PC for gaming?

AMD NUC 2020
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The Ryzen™ Embedded processors powering Mini PCs feature 4K multi-display capability, leadership graphics, an AIoT ready ecosystem, and planned extended availability to turbocharge the industrial, media, and enterprise space with low power compute in a small form factor. What is the best AMD NUC 2020?

AMD Ryzen™ Embedded SoCs feature compelling graphics performance, extensive  I/O and planned extended availability*, features that can be leveraged by third party Embedded Solution partners to evolve Mini PC hardware into devices tailored for the segments of Industry 4.0 PCs, IoT gateways, edge analytics and AIoT. Our technology partners have the choice of either a Ryzen™ Embedded V1000 or Ryzen™ Embedded R1000 SoCs to scale to different power/performance options and enable fanned or fan-less designs. Is AMD NUC 2020 the best for gaming?

Compare AMD NUC 2020

Both ASRock and OnLogic offer theirs with AMD Ryzen R1505G (dual-core) or V1605B (quad-core) embedded CPUs whereas Simply NUC has offerings with Ryzen the V1605B and V1807B. The V1807B is a 35-54W TDP CPU whereas the rest are 12-25W TDP CPUs. OnLogic’s offering is fanless.

CPUR1505GV1605BV1807B
Frequency2.4 GHz2.0 GHz3.35 GHz
Max Frequency (1-core)3.3 GHz3.6 GHz3.8 GHz
Cores/Threads2/44/84/8
TDP15 W15 W45 W
cTDP12-25 W12-25 W35-54 W
Max RAM32 GB32 GB32 GB
GPURadeon Vega 3Radeon Vega 8Radeon Vega 11
GPU Shaders192512704
GPU Max. freq1.0 GHz1.1 GHz1.3 GHz

What is good in AMD NUC 2020 Mini PCs?

Mini PC solutions powered by AMD Ryzen™ Embedded provide unique benefits to system integrators, system designers, and IT professionals. These solutions are a great fit for both commercial and consumer applications.

Open Ecosystem

Part of the power of a device comes from ease of use and scalability, which in turn depends on the ecosystem supporting it. Mini PCs powered by AMD Ryzen™ Embedded are supported by a growing list of hardware and software ecosystem partners, with pre-validated packages based on open software such as Radeon™ Open eCosystem (ROCm), OpenCL™, and more. With an open ecosystem, AMD Ryzen™ Embedded processors are well suited for applications that require a small form factor, planned extended
availability and fast deployment.

4K Multi-display Configurability

Three and four display requirements are becoming increasingly common
in the Retail, Media, and Enterprise space. The adoption of 4K monitors is
also increasing with the cost of these monitors going down. AMD Ryzen™
Embedded processors can power up to four 4K displays at low power, while AMD configuration tools such as AMD Eyefinity make multi-monitor configuration a breeze. Small form factor Mini PCs powered by AMD Ryzen™ Embedded are ideal devices for Media and Enterprise with constrained space requirements.

AIoT Ready Systems

From Smart Factory and Industry 4.0 to modern retail and enterprise segments, the deployed solutions need to have the ability to analyze data and make smart decisions. AMD Ryzen™ Embedded processors with Radeon™ graphics provide high compute performance for applications such as machine vision, object detection, edge inference, and analytics. With a broad ecosystem of AIoT SW partners, Mini PCs powered by AMD Ryzen™ Embedded support AIoT applications!

Leadership Graphics

Powered by Radeon™ integrated graphics, Mini PCs with AMD Ryzen™ Embedded SoCs enable seamless integration of 3D graphics and visualization capabilities. The ability to simultaneously power multiple graphics-intensive functions and core productivity software make these devices a great choice for enterprise applications.

Planned Extended Availability

Industrial and Media applications mandate long life cycles and reliable supply. The last thing an integrator wants is obsolescence of a system midway through the life cycle of a project. AMD Ryzen™ Embedded processors powering Mini PCs come with up to a planned 10 year availability, which can help reduce replacement cycles and minimize customer costs.

What is the best AMD NUC 2020?

ASRock

ASRock Industrial Computer was established as an independent company in July 2018, focusing on the fields of motherboards, edge computers and cameras, and other products for the manufacturing, business and retail industries.

iBOX-V1000

  • Features AMD Ryzen™ Embedded V-Series (V1605B) 
  • Fanless Mini PC targeting automation, KIOSK, digital signage and industrial applications 
  • Supports 3 displays at 4K (1 x HDMI™, 2 x DisplayPort™)  
  • Convenient mounting (Wall and VESA) and flexible I/O (2x GbE, USB3.2, M.2 options)
  • Dimensions 171.8 x 150 x 71.5mm

iBOX-R1000

  • Features AMD Ryzen™ Embedded R-Series (iBOX-R1000M: R1606G / iBOX-R1000V: R1505G)
  • Fanless Mini PC targeting automation, KIOSK, digital signage and industrial applications
  • Supports 3 displays at 4K (1 x HDMI™, 2 x DisplayPort™)
  • Convenient mounting (Wall and VESA) and flexible I/O (2x GbE, 3x USB 3.2, 2x USB 2.0, M.2 expansion slots)
  • Dimensions 171.8 x 150 x 71.5mm

EEPD

Established in 1988, EEPD has engaged in a large number of customer-specific and general projects evolving from being a pure board manufacturer to a board and system specialist. EEPD executes according to customer needs with expertise in productization, product adaptation and engineering services.  

BoxPC-NUCV

  • Features AMD Ryzen™ Embedded V1000 Series
  • Industrial ruggedized compact design targeting IoT edge nodes and artificial intelligence applications
  • Convenient mounting options and flexible I/O (2xGbE, 2x mini-DP++, 3 M.2)
  • Dimensions 116.4 x 46.5 x119.2 mm

BoxPC-NUCR

  • Features AMD Ryzen™ Embedded R1000 Series
  • Industrial ruggedized compact design targeting IoT edge nodes and artificial intelligence applications
  • Convenient mounting options and flexible I/O (2xGbE, 2x mini-DP++, 3 M.2)
  • Dimensions 116.4 x 46.5 x119.2 mm

GIGAIPC

GIGAIPC, established in 2018 as an independent IPC- focused spin-off from GIGABYTE, is driven by a passion for technology and agile intuition of our customer’s requirements. GIGAIPC has an exceptionally sophisticated Research & Development department, enabling us to keep up with the rapid pace of today’s technology.

QBiX-Pro-AMDA1605H-A1

  • Industrial system with AMD Ryzen™ Embedded V1605B Processor, Quad Core
  • AMD Radeon™ Vega 8 Graphics
  • Quad Displays
  • Targets smart retail, digital signage and retail applications

QBiX-Pro-AMDA1606H-A1

  • Industrial system with AMD Ryzen™ Embedded R1606G Processor, Dual Core
  • AMD Radeon™ Vega 3 Graphics
  • Triple Displays
  • Targets smart retail, digital signage and retail applications

OnLogic

A global industrial PC company focused on hardware for the IoT edge, OnLogic designs highly-configurable computers engineered for reliability. OnLogic systems operate in the harshest environments and power innovation in the evolving Internet of Things. Founded in 2003 as Logic Supply, the company has served more than 70,000 customers from their headquarters in the US and offices in the Netherlands, Taiwan and Malaysia.

Dual-Core ML100G-40

  • AMD Ryzen™ Embedded R1505G Processor
  • Supports 3 HD displays (1xHDMI™, 2 x DP)
  • 0-50C operating temperature range
  • Convenient mounting options (Wall, VESA, DIN) and rich connectivity options (2xGbE LAN, USB 3.2, M.2)
  • Dimensions 142 x 62 x107mm

Quad-Core ML100G-40

  • AMD Ryzen™ Embedded V1605B Processor
  • Supports 3 HD displays (1xHDMI™, 2 x DP)
  • 0-50C operating temperature range
  • Convenient mounting options (Wall, VESA, DIN) and rich connectivity options (2xGbE LAN, USB 3.2, M.2)
  • Dimensions 142 x 62 x107 mm

SIMPLY NUC

The only company in the world focused specifically on the NUC line of products. Simply NUC knows the Mini PC line of computers better than anyone else. We understand everything from the hardware to the OS, and we are very helpful in regard to any hardware or software issues that may arise. 

Sequoia v8 (25W)

  • Ruggedized Mini PC featuring the AMD Ryzen™ Embedded V1807B (CPU 3.35GHz, Radeon™ Vega 11 graphics)
  • Targeting the industrial, digital signage and edge data analytics segments
  • VESA mounting options and Customizable I/O (Dual GbE LAN, USB 3.2, M.2)
  • Industrial Chassis,  0-60C operating temperature measuring 116.4 x 46.5 x119.2 mm

Sequoia v6 (15W)

  • Ruggedized Mini PC featuring the AMD Ryzen™ Embedded V1605B (CPU 3.2GHz, Radeon™ Vega 8 graphics)
  • Targeting the industrial, digital signage and edge data analytics segments
  • VESA mounting options and Customizable I/O (Dual GbE LAN, USB 3.2, M.2)
  • Industrial Chassis,  0-60C operating temperature measuring 116.4 x 46.5 x119.2 mm

PCP solutions

PC Partner is a leading manufacturer of computer electronics. Our key products are video graphics cards, motherboards, mini-PCs and we are also one of the Hong Kong’s electronics company offering electronic manufacturing services to reputable brands all over the world. Meanwhile, we are committed to providing the products for Embedded Market also such as Digital Signage, Casino Gaming, Juke Box, Indoor Exercising Fitness Machine & Hotel Set Top Box, etc.

EMB-N410RB-BC-A01

  • AMD Ryzen™ Embedded R1505G Dual-core CPU with 15W TDP
  • Targets digital signage and digital menu boards

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