Sapphire has introduced two new miniature motherboards based on AMD’s Ryzen Embedded V1000/R1000 APUs. The new platforms are designed for the most compact highly-integrated machines for industrial and commercial applications.

Sapphire’s NP-FP5 and BP-FP5 compact motherboards feature a 4x4-inch footprint and are based on AMD’s Ryzen Embedded V1000 or R1000 APUs, which offer up to four Zen cores, an integrated Radeon Vega GPU, and a TDP of up to 25 W. The actively cooled systems support up to 32 GB of DDR4-2400 memory using two SO-DIMMs, feature one M.2 slot for an SSD with a PCIe 3.0 x4 or SATA interface, and one M.2-2230 slot for a Wi-Fi module.

The basic NP-FP5 supports two display outputs (using two mDP 1.4 connectors), one GbE port, and two USB 3.1 connectors (other USB ports can be supported using headers). Meanwhile, the more advanced BP-FP5 also has one SATA 6 Gbps + a SATA power connector, three display outputs (using two DP 1.4 and an HDMI connector), two USB 3.1 ports, two GbE connectors, one header for a RS232/422/485 port and Infineon’s SLB9670 TPM 2.0 on board.

One of the first systems that will use Sapphire’s BP-FP5 and NP-FP5 compact motherboards will be SimpleNUC’s Post Oak (with AMD Ryzen Embedded V1605B or R1606G APU) and Red Oak (AMD Ryzen Embedded R1505G or R1305G APU) UCFF PCs. The company will be offering PCs in various configurations to meet different price and performance targets.

Sapphire's 4x4 Motherboards w/AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000/R1000 APUs
(Soldered Down)
AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000/R1000 with up to four AMD Zen cores
Graphics AMD Radeon Vega (integrated)
Display Outputs 2 × Mini DisplayPort 1.4 2 × DisplayPort 1.4
1 × HDMI 2.0
Memory 2 × DDR4 SO-DIMM slots for up to 32 GB of DDR4-2400 SDRAM
Ethernet 1 × GbE 2 × GbE
Storage 1 × M.2-2242/2260 (PCIe 3.0 x4 or SATA) 1 × M.2-2242/2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4 or SATA)
1 × SATA 6 Gbps + SATA Power
Audio 3.5-mm combo audio jack
USB 1 × USB 3.1 Type-A (front)
2 × USB 3.1 Type-A (back)
internal headers
2 × USB 2.0 Type-A (front)
2 × USB 3.1 Type-A (front)
2 × USB 3.1 Type-A (back)
internal headers
Serial Port - 1 × RS232/422/485 header
Wi-Fi M.2-2230 slot
TPM - Infineon SLB9670 TPM2.0 on board
Form-Factor 4 inch × 4 inch

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Source: Sapphire

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  • thomasg - Saturday, February 29, 2020 - link

    The board is much smaller than the power supply in your MiniATX case, and can't even use a ATX power supply.
    It also has no ATX-compatible mounting points, nor a ATX-compatible slot cover plate.

    It is also only 1/6 the footprint, which would make it pretty silly to put it in there.
  • Mr Perfect - Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - link

    Are the M.2 slot specs swapped? The NP-FP5 has a lot more PCB space devoted to the M.2 in the picture, I'd expect it's the one supporting 2280.
  • Lakados - Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - link

    I see this and think, 4 player arcade cabinet. Gauntlet series here I come.
  • - Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - link

    Xbox series x killer 🤣
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  • Kamen Rider Blade - Thursday, August 6, 2020 - link

    They're not using an existing Form Factor, it's a proprietary MoBo Form Factor.

    4" x 4" ~= 101.6 mm x 101.6mm which is somewhere in between Nano-ITX & Pico-ITX

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