ASRock DeskMeet Compact Mini-ITX PC with Intel Alder Lake or Ryzen 5000 Now Available

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New ASRock DeskMeet is a small desktop computer that measures 6.6″ x 8.6″ x 8.6″ and is designed to be a compact and versatile system supporting 12th Gen Intel Alder Lake or up to a desktop processor AMD Ryzen 5000.

First announced in January, the ASRock DeskMeet is now available for purchase. Newegg sells a barebones model compatible with AMD processors for $190, while an Intel-ready model sells for $224.

The AMD version comes with an AMD X300 motherboard that has an AM4 socket supporting Ryzen 2000, 3000, 4000, and 5000 series processors. The Intel model has an Intel B660 series motherboard with an AM4 socket. LGA1700 for 12th generation “Alder Lake” processors.

With an internal volume of 8 liters, the DeskMeet is a bit smaller than the DeskMini Max that ASRock introduced last year. But that’s not quite in the territory of attaching it to the back of your monitor.

But it’s still a rather compact design for a computer built for desktop-class performance and expandability. ASRock claims that the motherboard has been designed to minimize internal cables and the power supply has been optimized with consideration for cable management and airflow.

Both Intel and AMD models have 500W power supplies and support for up to 128GB of RAM and 20cm discrete graphics. The Intel model also supports up to five storage devices and includes two M.2 2280 PCIe Gen 4 x4 SSDs, while the AMD version tops three storage devices and has only one PCIe Gen 3 x4 slot. .

Both systems also have plenty of ports on the front and rear panels, although somewhat disappointingly neither AMD nor Intel systems seem to have Thunderbolt ports.

Here is an overview of the specifications of ASRock’s DeskMeet PC range:

DeskMeet B660 Series (Intel) DeskMeet X300 Series (AMD)
CPU Supports 12e Generation Intel Core processors Supports AMD AM4 Socket Ryzen 5000/4000/3000/2000 Series Desktop APU & CPU (up to 65W)
chipset Intel B660 AMD X300
Cooler Supports Intel CPU cooler (max height ≦54mm) Supports AMD AM4 CPU cooler (max height ≦54mm)
Memory Supports dual channel DDR4 memory technology
4 DDR4-3200 DIMM slots (max. 128 GB)
Supports ECC and non-ECC unbuffered memory
Supports dual channel DDR4 memory technology
4 DDR4-3200 DIMM slots (max. 128 GB)
Supports ECC and non-ECC unbuffered memory
Chart Supports discrete graphics card up to 20cm Supports discrete graphics card up to 20cm
local network Gigabit LAN (Intel I219V) Gigabit LAN (RealtekRTL8111H)
Storage 3 SATA3 6.0Gb/s ports (RAID 0/1)
1 Hyper M.2 (2280) PCIe Gen4 x4 and SATA3 6.0Gb/s slot
1 Hyper M.2 (2280) PCIe Gen4 x4 slot
2 SATA3 6.0Gb/s ports (RAID 0/1)
1 Ultra M.2 (2280) PCIe Gen3 x4 slot
Expansion slots 1x PCIe 4.0 x16
1 M.2 slot (E 2230 key) for Wi-Fi + BT module
1x PCIe 3.0 x16
1 M.2 slot (E 2230 key) for Wi-Fi + BT module
audio Realtek ALC897 audio codec (5.1 channel HD audio) Realtek ALC897 audio codec
Front I/O Ports 1 helmet
1x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C
2x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A
2 USB 2.0 Type-A ports
1 helmet
1x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C
2x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A
2 USB 2.0 Type-A ports
Rear I/O ports 1 display port
1 HDMI
1x D-Sub
2 USB 2.0 ports
2x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A
1 RJ-45 LAN port
HD audio jacks: line-in/front speaker/microphone
1 display port
1 HDMI
1x D-Sub
2 USB 2.0 ports
2x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A
1 RJ-45 LAN port
1 x audio jack (line out)
Power source 500W power supply (80+ Bronze, 550W peak) 500W power supply (80+ Bronze, 550W peak)
Dimensions 168(W) x 219.3(D) x 218.3(H) mm (excluding protrusions) 168(W) x 219.3(D) x 218.3(H) mm (excluding protrusions)

via press release and /r/MiniPCs

This article was first published on January 6, 2022 and most recently updated on July 9, 2022.

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