Dragonbox is now taking pre-orders for a “Phytium D2000 ARMv8 Mini PC” with an octa-core 64-bit Arm processor, 16GB RAM, a 512GB NVMe, and an AMD Radeon RX550 GPU that makes it highly effective sufficient to play older PC gaming like Crysis via Box64 x86_64 emulator, the 64-bit model of Box86 x86 emulator suitable with Raspberry Pi and different 32-bit Arm platforms.
If the Dragonbox identify sounds acquainted, it’s as a result of that’s the group that developed the Pyra handheld Linux sport console/PC, besides now they’re providing a mini PC primarily based on Phytium D2000 processor primarily based on the identical FTC663 Armv8 cores as discovered within the earlier Phytium FT2000/4 processor, with each Pythium SoC particularly designed for desktop PCs, opposite to most different Arm SoCs in the marketplace.
Phytium D2000 mini PC specs:
- SoC – Phytium D2000 ARMv8 octa-core customized Armv8 (FTC663) desktop processor @ 2.3 – 2.6 GHz with 8MB L2 Cache (2MB per dual-core clusters) and 4MB L3 Cache; 14nm course of; 25W TDP; 1144-pin FCBGA bundle (35×35 mm)
- GPU – AMD Radeon RX 550 MXM 3.0a graphics card with 2GB VRAM
- System Reminiscence – 16GB DDR4 RAM
- Storage – 512GB NVMe SSD inserted into to M.2 slot
- Video Output – HDMI 2.0b 4k/60Hz
- Networking – Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port
- USB – 5x USB-A 2.0 ports, 1x USB-A 3.0 port
- Energy Provide – 60W exterior PSU
- Dimensions – 225 x 187 x 47mm
HKEPC has extra particulars in regards to the SoC itself with the octa-core processor outfitted with 34-lanes for PCIe 3.0 interfaces (2x PCIe x16, 1x PCIe x1), and twin Gigabit Ethernet making it appropriate for desktop computer systems, notebooks, industrial computer systems, and community safety gear like firewalls. Many of the slides are in Chinese language, however I additionally perceive the Phytium D2000 octa-core processor is pin-to-pin suitable with Phytim FT2000/4 quad-core Arm SoC, so current designs for the older chip needs to be simply upgradeable.
Again to the “mini PC” that’s not precisely that mini, particularly when in comparison with Raspberry Pi 4 and ODROID-N2 boards, however it’s not stunning contemplating they needed to have a case that may take a graphics card.
The principle developer of Box64 and Box32 emulators, ptitSeb, acquired maintain of an early pattern, put in Ubuntu 20.04.3 on the pc, runs some WelGL demos, in addition to Box64 emulator operating Factorio. I additionally seen a YouTube account below the identical “Boiling Steam” uploaded a video with the mini PC operating Ziggurat, Warcraft 3, and Crysis through Box64 with the latter apparently additionally exhibiting the FPS (16 to 22 fps), CPU, and GPU utilization with MangoHud open-source utility.
In the event you’re you’ll be able to be a part of the pre-order for 470.59 Euros on the Dragonbox retailer. Be aware that it’s extra like a gaggle shopping for although, as if there’s not sufficient demand by December tenth a refund will likely be supplied. If demand is excessive sufficient, then delivery is anticipated to start out on December seventeenth.
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