New Q470E and H420E Embedded Motherboards From ASRockby Gavin Bonshor on May 14, 2020 12:00 PM EST
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Off the back of Intel's announcement of its 10th generation Comet Lake vPro processors for the 400-series chipset, ASRock Industrial has announced some details about its incoming product stack. Aimed more towards the workstation and server market, it plans to release models on Intel's Q470E, H420E, and W480 chipsets. The stack includes a variety of different models with mini-ITX, micro-ATX, and ATX form factors all catered to.
ASRock Industrial's 400-series mini-ITX models, which are designed to offer a lower-cost to the end-user, include the IMB-1220-L and IMB-1220-D. These are both based on the Q470 chipset and include two memory slots with support for up to 64 GB of DDR4-2933. Both of these models also include an Intel 2.5 G and Intel Gigabit Ethernet controller pairing designed for industrial application.
Also in the Q470E mini-ITX product stack is the IMB-1222 and IMB-1222-WV, which are thin mini-ITX models with reduced height IO. These also include support for 64 GB of DDR4-2933 memory. The ASRock Industrial IMB-1222 supports a 12 V power input, while the IMB-1222-WV has a 12-28 V DC-input for applications that require support for wider voltages.
Also announced but with no specifications is the IMB-1221-L and the IMB-1221-D, both of which are based on the H420E chipset.
For W480E, ASRock Rack has a pair of mini-ITX solutions: the IMB-X1220-L and IMB-X1222-WV. These supports both Xeon W-1200 and Comet Lake-S desktop processors.
ASRock Rack has also announced two micro-ATX models, the IMB-1313 based on Intel's Q470E chipset, while it also has a W480E variant, the IMB-X1313, which will likely have more premium features.
On the ATX side of things, the IMB-1711 is based on the Q470 chipset; and the IMB-X1711 on W480E.
I think I can spot a pattern...
X = W480E
12x0 and 12x1 are mITX
12x2 and 12x3 are thin-mITX
13xx are microATX
17xx are ATX
ASRock Industrial hasn't unveiled full specifications for its Q470E, H420E, or W480E embedded motherboards, nor has it revealed any information on pricing or availability.
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QinX - Thursday, May 14, 2020 - linkI'm happy to still see some nice thin-mITX boards being made, even if it's in the industrial space.
deil - Friday, May 15, 2020 - linkyou can get this with integrated r-something cpu but with am4 slot ? no chance. Its sad that I cannot replace smart tv / console box with anything like this.
BedfordTim - Friday, May 15, 2020 - linkThere are Ryzen versions.
deil - Monday, May 18, 2020 - linkas I said I am aware of R or V INTEGRATED to mobo. But I wanted am4 just for my sick needs.
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erinadreno - Thursday, May 14, 2020 - linkGlad to see Intel makes what AMD refuses to make, a 420 board
SpudmanWP - Friday, May 15, 2020 - linkIntel did not make this board, Asrock did.
It's up tp MB vendors to make motherboards, the CPU makers.
SpudmanWP - Friday, May 15, 2020 - linklol.. NOT the CPU makers :)
bolkhov - Friday, May 15, 2020 - linkGavin, how those "Embedded" chipsets differ from non-embedded?
There are 3 of those on ARK - H420E, Q470E, W480E; plus a number of CPUs with "E" suffix, including Xeon Ws - such as W-1290E.
But the difference from non-E ones isn't evident.
Samus - Friday, May 15, 2020 - linkThis is awesome, yet, I can't stop to think how many ASRock boards I've seen fail in the last 5 years. That isn't just my anecdotal observation either. Just Google how many of these things fail, sometimes in just a year (naturally outside the warranty period.)
ELO uses ASRock for their proprietary PC modules, so when they fail, you are all but forced to replace the board with an identical model, that of course eventually fails in short order. Not that there are a lot of other options. Like Dodo Airlines in Animal Crossing, you don't have a choice but to fly Dodo!