The DragonBox retailer is taking pre-orders for a small form-factor PC from Tianjin Phytium Expertise that mixes an eight-core Arm v8 processor with AMD Radeon RX 550 graphics, as reported by Liliputing.
The slim, black case has comparatively few ports to interrupt its monolithic sides, that includes HDMI 2.0b, gigabit Ethernet, a lone USB 3.0 and 5 USB 2.0 ports, plus a few audio jacks. Inside, you’ll discover 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD in an M.2 slot (2280). This, together with the GPU (which sits in a PCIe x8 slot and is supplied with 2GB of VRAM), ought to be user-upgradable.
The CPU is the Phytium D2000, a by-product of the FeiTeng-2000/4 CPU. The Phytium D2000 relies upon a 14nm chip with 8MP L2 cache, 4MB L3 cache, and assist for DDR4-3200 reminiscence and 34 PCIe 3.0 lanes. There is no point out of a clock velocity, however as we’ve reported previously it could possibly be within the 2.3 – 2.6 GHz vary. TDP is round 25W.
The advisable OS is Ubuntu Kylin, the official Chinese language model of Ubuntu, however with the flexibility as well from USB different Linux distros ought to be viable. OpenSUSE and Debian could be put in with out difficulty, in keeping with Dragonbox. A USB to Ethernet adapter is included because the built-in Qualcomm AR 8035 community card doesn’t work nicely with all Linux distributions.
Apparently, two p.c of the value of every unit bought goes to the developer of Box86/Box64.
There’s a slight catch, nonetheless. Dragonbox is gauging curiosity within the PC, so requires ‘sufficient’ orders to be positioned earlier than December tenth to make it price transport. If the edge, which isn’t disclosed, is not met, prospects will get their a refund.