PC and motherboard maker ASRock is updating its DeskMini line of small desktop computers with new models designed for the latest Intel and AMD chips.

The ASRock DeskMini H470 supports up to a 65 watt 10th-gen Intel Comet Lake-S processor, while the new ASRock DeskMini X300 can handle up to a 65-watt AMD 4000 series “Renoir” processor.

Both little computers measure 6.1″ x 6.1″ x 3.1″, which means they won’t take up a lot of space on, under, or behind your desk.

At that size, the ASRock DeskMini series computers are a little larger than a typical Intel NUC mini PC. But these systems are also more versatile than a typical NUC, since you can pick your own processor and upgrade down the line.

Here are some key specs for each of the new models:

 

DeskMini H470 DeskMini X300
CPU
  • 10th-gen Intel Core
  • Intel LGA1200 socket
  • Up to 65W TDP
  • Intel H470 chipset
  • AMD Renoir, Picasso, or Raven Ridge
  • AMD AM4 socket
  • Overclocking supported
  • Up to 65W TDP
  • AMD X300 chipset
RAM
  • DDR4-2933
  • Dual-channel
  • Max 64GB
  • DDR4-3200
  • Dual-channel
  • Max 64GB
Storage
  • 2 x SATA 3 (2.5″)
  • 1 x M.2 280 PCIe Gen 3 x4
  • 2 x SATA 3 (2.5″)
  • 2 x M.2 2280 PCIe Gen 3 x4
Graphics output
  • HDMI (4K@30Hz)
  • DisplayPort 1.4
  • USB-C (DisplayPort 1.4)
  • VGA
  • HDMI (4K@60Hz)
  • DisplayPort
  • VGA
Audio
  • 1 x 3.5mm combo
  • 1 x mic input
  • 1 x 3.5mm combo
  • 1 x mic input
USB
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C
  • 5 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C
  • 1 x USB 2.0 Type-A
LAN Gigabit Ethernet (Intel 2I219V) Gigabit Ethernet (RealtekRTL8111H)
WLAN M.2 E 2230 slot for WiFi & BT M.2 E 2230 slot for WiFi & BT
Dimensions 155mm x 155mm x 80mm (1.92L) 155mm x 155mm x 80mm (1.92L)

ASRock DeskMini H470

ASRock DeskMini X300

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  1. if they sell the board alone i would probably buy it. not the biggest fan of the case though. Still: love that asrock embraces the amd

  2. It looks nice. I’d just like to point out that, iirc, Renoir is the last AM4 chip so you’d be unlikely you do much upgrading down the line (other than maybe ram)

  3. These look great. Asrock’s website says that these also have 2x 2.5″ drive bays, and the SATA connectors support RAID 0/1.

    But what’s the deal with the AMD model getting such a shitty back IO panel? So my keyboard and mouse will occupy the two USB ports. Now what?

    It’s also unfortunate that these both have VGA connectors. I think I’d have another few USB connectors before throwing a bone to the vintage monitor collectors.

    1. I have the DeskMini A300 and what I use is a usb 4-port hub to connect keyboard and mouse on the usb 2.0 port and a usb 10-port hub on the usb 3.0 port to connect several external hard drives. Same thing could be done on these upcoming DeskMini X300.