The industry loves a good small form factor platform, and ASRock’s Deskmini A300 is a great example of this. Designed to work with AMD’s APUs, the idea is to have a great amount of raw horsepower in a small and dense system. At ASRock’s press conference today, the company confirmed that its Deskmini A300 will support the as-yet unannounced AMD Ryzen 3000 series APUs.

AMD only announced the first five desktop CPUs for the Ryzen 3000 family a couple of days ago, all of which were CPU only designs based on Zen 2 CPU cores and no integrated graphics. We highly suspect that an APU platform will follow in due course, a platform called ‘Picasso’. With so little details known, it makes it somewhat amusing that one of AMD’s partners is ready to publicly announce that their SFF platform, already on the market, will support a family of processors that hasn’t even be acknowledged.

Given that the Deskmini A300 design is built for a maximum of 65W processors, we can surmise that the Ryzen 3000 APU family will also have a peak TDP of 65W in order for this claim to be true. Other than that, it would be hard to guess any other information at this point. We are going to go and ask ASRock for more information.

Update: Edited for confirmation

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  • eastcoast_pete - Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - link

    @Ian: This question is quite late (as AMD only announced the 3400G official specs about 40 hours ago), but maybe you or somebody here who knows can confirm that this case will be wide (or tall) enough to accommodate the 3400G with the now supplied, taller, Wraith Spire heatsink? It looks a bit snug, maybe too snug. Thanks!
  • John_M - Sunday, June 16, 2019 - link

    I have one. You can't fit a Wraith Spire at all - no chance. You can fit a Stealth if you remove the decorative ring with the AMD logo, but it's tight. You get a cooler in the box but it's very similar to the one you get bundled with the Athlon 200GE, so good enough for a 35 watt chip but not really adequate for a 65 watt chip. I'm using a 2400G with a Noctua NH-L9a-AM4, which fits comfortably.

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