Throughout Computex 2021, ASRock unveiled the newest sequence in its Mars mini-PC vary, the Mars 5000U. ASRock claims it is the thinnest AMD mini PC globally and comes outfitted with AMD’s newest 5000 sequence APU. It options assist for DDR4-3200 SO-DIMM reminiscence, one PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 slot, a 2.5″ SATA exhausting drive bay, and an Intel Wi-Fi 6 interface.
The ASRock Mars 5000U sequence is available in a svelte and really slimline black brushed aluminum chassis, with dimensions of 194 x 150 x 26 mm (W x D x H), making it a single mm thicker than a daily chassis fan. As a consequence of there being little or no wiggle room for area inside, at simply 0.7 liters, ASRock makes use of a proprietary fan and heatsink mixture to maintain the AMD Ryzen 5000U APU cool. For reminiscence, there is a pair of reminiscence slots that may accommodate as much as 64 GB of DDR4-3200 SO-DIMM reminiscence, whereas storage capabilities embrace one PCIe 3.0 x4/SATA M.2 slot and one 2.5″ SATA exhausting drive bay.
It’s powered by a 65 W/19 V adaptor akin to a laptop computer charger and features a respectable collection of I/O. Included are 4 USB 3.2 G1 Kind-A (two rear, two entrance), one USB 3.2 G1 Kind-C (entrance), and two USB 2.0 (entrance) ports. The Mars 5000G additionally features a 3-in-1 card reader together with SD, SDHC, and SDXC assist and two video outputs consisting of an HDMI and D-Sub. Networking choices embrace one unspecified Gigabit Ethernet port with an Intel AX200 wi-fi interface providing Wi-Fi and BT 5.0 connectivity. An unspecified audio answer additionally powers a 3.5 mm microphone and three.5 mm headphone jack mixture.
The ASRock Mars 5000U sequence appears similar to the earlier Mars 4000 sequence mini-PC sequence. The one distinction is that the newer mannequin helps the upcoming Ryzen 5000 APUs based mostly on AMD’s Zen 3 microarchitecture. ASRock hasn’t said which APUs it can provide. Pricing is at present unknown.