One of the market segments that AMD has not yet established a meaningful presence in with its Ryzen processors is the ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) PC market. AMD's limited progress here comes despite the fact that the company introduced suitable low-power Ryzen APUs for desktops a while ago. However things have finally begun to change as of late, after a number of PC makers introduced miniature systems featuring Ryzen chips. One of these companies is ECS, which announced its miniature SF110-A320 PC at CES.

Measuring 205×176×33 mm, the ECS SF110-A320 is based on AMD’s 35W quad-core Ryzen desktop processors with Radeon Vega graphics, and is paired with AMD’s A320 chipset. The APUs will be paired with two DDR4-2400 SO-DIMMs and an M.2-2280 slot for a PCIe or SATA SSD. The system will be equipped with a 90 W PSU, which is more than enough to feed an APU, memory, SSD, and various USB peripherals.

Connectivity-wise, the SF110-A320 UCFF PC offers an essential set of physical and wireless interfaces, including an 802.11ac Wi-Fi + Bluetooth controller, a GbE, three display outputs (DisplayPort, D-Sub, and HDMI), one USB 3.1 Type-C port, and six USB 3.1 Type-A ports.

While ECS demonstrated its SF110-A320 at CES 2019, the company has not revealed much information about its positioning. On the one hand, the system lacks has GbE, which is crucial for offices, but is not that important for living room HTPCs. On the other hand, the latter tend to feature hard drives in a bid to keep certain content locally without using expensive high-capacity SSDs. Keeping in mind that the product is an early prototype, ECS does have time to tweak their design if necessary. Either that, or it has a potential expansion market in digital signage.

UPDATE 1/25: ECS has informed us that the system indeed has a GbE port.

Without any doubts, there is a growing interest in AMD Ryzen processors across all market segments, especially given the success of the desktop platform. So it is not surprising that companies like ECS are announcing UCFF systems featuring Ryzen APUs. In the coming months we will see more compact PCs powered by AMD’s latest APUs and CPUs.

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  • GreenReaper - Friday, January 18, 2019 - link

    You could plug a dongle or an entire hub in. Plenty of USB for that. But sure, it's a cost-cutting measure, and probably wouldn't offer quite the same latency.
  • B166ER - Sunday, January 20, 2019 - link

    yet my AMD B350 mobo STILL allows for serial ports and PS/2 peripherals...
  • sing_electric - Friday, January 18, 2019 - link

    I'm a little confused as to who, exactly, will be buying this. The lack of ethernet makes offices unlikely; the HTPC market has got to be pretty small these days, and people wanting an SFF PC for say, light esports use on Ryzen APUs would almost certainly have wanted faster RAM support given how much Ryzen likes the extra bandwidth.

    Maybe "everyday" home desktop that can hide away? But how many people buy THOSE these days (since "normal" consumers just get a laptop, and the reason to get a desktop tends to lie in higher-end components that are power hungry)
  • 5080 - Friday, January 18, 2019 - link

    Looks like Asrock's DeskMini A300 Series is a much better product. It comes with Ethernet, supports DDR4-2933MHz memory and has a dual M.2 NVMe support.
  • SeanFL - Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - link

    And now in 2020, this ASRock A320 Jupiter looks even smaller and nicer:

    Hope it comes out soon.
  • ET - Friday, January 18, 2019 - link

    From the spec it looks to me like this supports two drives: a 2.5" (with SATA power header) and an M.2 drive.
  • ET - Friday, January 18, 2019 - link

    The lack of an ethernet port is strange considering its sister product, the LIVA One H310, has one. It may just be missing from the listing. I haven't been able to find a photo of the rear of the SF110-A320, unfortunately.
  • B166ER - Sunday, January 20, 2019 - link

    PlayStation 2?
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