ASRock Brings Ryzen 4000U Renoir APUs To Its Mars Mini-PCs – Small Form Factor Design With Up To 8 Cores & 16 Threads


ASRock has announced its Mars Mini-PC series which features the AMD Ryzen 4000U Renoir APUs in a small form factor design. The Mars 4000U series Mini-POC come within a super-compact case meant for general office, home theater use, and even gaming.

ASRock Mars 4000U Mini-PCs Feature Up To 8 Core & 16 Thread AMD Ryzen 4000U 'Renoir' APUs Within A Small Form Factor Design

The main feature of the ASRock Mars 4000U Mini-PCs is that they are rocking AMD's Ryzen 4000U 'Renoir' APUs. These APUs are originally designed for the mobility segment but ASRock is bringing them over to the desktop PC market with its new compact Mini PC series. The MARS Mini PC comes with support for up to 8 core and 16 thread Ryzen 4000U APUs and the full list is provided below:

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  • AMD Ryzen 7 4800U (8C16T, Turbo 4.2GHz)
  • AMD Ryzen 7 4700U (8C8T, Turbo 4.1GHz)
  • AMD Ryzen 5 4600U (6C12T, Turbo 4.0GHz)
  • AMD Ryzen 5 4500U (6C6T, Turbo 4.0GHz)
  • AMD Ryzen 3 4300U (4C4T, Turbo 3.7GHz)

In addition to the AMD Ryzen 4000U Renoir APUs, the Mars 4000U Mini PCs feature support for dual-channel DDR4 memory with speeds of up to 3200 MHz and capacities of up to 64 GB. It also comes with support for PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD along with a 2.5-inch SATA hard drive bay to allow for decent storage capacities.

ASRock Mars 4000U Mini PC Specs Overview:

  • AMD Ryzen 4000U Series APU
  • Dual-Channel DDR4-3200MHz Memory
  • HDMI, D-Sub
  • Ultra M.2 2280 Slot (NVMe)
  • 2.5" SATA 6Gb Hard Drive
  • M.2 For Wi-Fi
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C
  • 4 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A + 2 x USB 2.0
  • SD Card Reader
  • 26mm Height, 0.7 Liter Compact size

The whole chassis is a 0.7-liter design with a height of only 26mm. Front panel connectivity comes with 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1, 2 USB 2.0, and a single USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-C) port. On the back, you get two USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports, an HDMI and VGA display output, a Realtek ALC233-VB2 powered audio out & microphone port, & an RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet LAN port. There's an M.2 slot for WiFi Bluetooth that supports Intel AX200 WiFi 6. Power is provided through a 65W (19V) adapter which is included in the box.

The CPU is cooled by an active cooling solution which features a single fan that blows air through an aluminum fin based heatsink that carries the air out through the exhaust vents. ASRock also ships a VESA mount with the Mars for easy installation in business and office environments. The pricing and availability for ASRock's Mars 4000U Mini-PC have not been announced yet.