Last year ASRock launched a tiny desktop computer called the DeskMini with a mini STX motherboard that allowed you to choose your own processor, and upgrade or replace it at any time.

Now the company is adding a new model to its lineup, and this time it supports discrete graphics.

The ASRock DeskMini GTX/RX is an 8.3″ x 6.1″ x 3.2″ case, support for up to a 65 watt Intel Core i7 processor, and up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics.

The new model has a micro STX motherboard that’s about 2 inches longer than the mini STX board used in models without discrete graphics. That provides an additional 2 M.2 PCIe Gen3 slots and a discrete MXM graphics slot.

Other features include USB 3.1 Type-A and Type-C ports, HDMI, DisplayPort, and mini DisplayPort for up to 3 external 4K@60Hz displays, and dual 2.5 inch drive bays for hard drives or solid state storage.

As far as mini PCs go, the new ASRock DeskMini GTX/RX isn’t all that mini. But it’s a lot more versatile than a typical Intel NUC-style system, thanks to the discrete graphics option and LGA 1151 socket.

thanks Olivier!

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5 replies on “ASRock launches DeskMini PC with discrete graphics slot”

    1. I’m planning a media center for the living room and some casual gaming…

  1. Nice, but the reality is that, at most, you will only ever get one processor upgrade in before Intel changes the socket again, and you’re going to have to upgrade the motherboard and quite possibly the memory as well, almost certainly if you’re hoping to go more than a couple of years between upgrades, which is a perfectly reasonable expectation, these days.

  2. Tempting but i have a feeling they are not going to be cheap at all. I can’t seen to find any after market MXM GPU also.

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