ASRock's QC6000M Motherboard Leverages Six-Year-Old AMD E2-6110 APU

ASRock QC6000M
ASRock QC6000M (Image credit: ASRock)

Hardware finder @momomo_us has uncovered a new AMD motherboard that ASRock quietly added to its product catalog. The QC6000M proudly sports AMD's E2-6110 APU (Accelerated Processing Unit), which launched in 2014. The APU is certainly old tech, but it's powerful enough for many use cases, including embedded ones, and is extremely cheap. 

The ASRock QC6000M is a standard micro-ATX motherboard that's carved out of a sleek, black PCB. The E2-6110 (codename Beema) is at the heart of the QC6000M. It's a quad-core 15W APU that's based on the Puma microarchitecture and ticks with a 1.5 GHz base clock. The E2-6110 is equipped with AMD Radeon R2 graphics, offering 128 shader cores clocked at 500 MHz.

The motherboard comes with two DDR3 memory slots. It supports DDR3-1600 memory modules and can hold up to 32GB of memory in total. The QC6000M only provides two SATA III ports for storage, and expansion options are limited to a single PCIe 2.0 x16 slot and two PCIe 2.0 x1 slots.

ASRock QC6000M

ASRock QC6000M (Image credit: ASRock)

The QC6000M's audio system is based around the Realtek ALC887 audio codec, therefore, it supports 7.1-channel audio. The motherboard's utilizing ELNA audio caps and feature surge protection. It supplies three 3.5mm jacks for connecting your audio devices. 

The Realtek RTL8111H controller is responsable for delivering internet connectivity. The single Gigabit Ethernet port comes with ESD protection and supports Wake-on-LAN, IEEE 802.3az and PXE.

There are two video outputs on the QC6000M. The D-Sub port is capable of displaying resolutions up to 1,920 x 1,200 at 60Hz while the more recent HDMI 1.4 port allows for resolutions up to 3,200 x 1,800 at 60Hz or 4,096 x 2,160 at 24Hz. HDCP 1.4 is supported through the HDMI 1.4 port.

The motherboard's rear panel packs one PS/2 combo port, one COM port, four USB 2.0 ports and two USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports. The QC6000M also has two USB 2.0 headers in case you require more USB ports for your peripherals and devices.

The ASRock QC6000M has yet to arrive to U.S. retailers. However, the motherboard is being sold overseas for around 65 euros and, given today's exchange rate, that converts to $71.

Zhiye Liu
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Zhiye Liu is a Freelance News Writer at Tom’s Hardware US. Although he loves everything that’s hardware, he has a soft spot for CPUs, GPUs, and RAM.

  • adamboy64
    Well, it's an upgrade on my Celeron 2957U..
  • Brane212
    Meh. Cheap uATX AM4 board is under $50. Athlon 3000G is $50ish.

    Combination would blow this thing out of the water, even if underclocked and TDP limited.
    And still provide more modern I/O and much regater upgrade path. For $30-ishmore, one could hafe 3200G...

    Not worth the money for mere mortals. It was built for special application and customer and they are fishing for next one with this.

    Also, it is prbably not a new design, thy just plopped new, compatible APU in old one...
  • jeremyj_83
    adamboy64 said:
    Well, it's an upgrade on my Celeron 2957U..
    I don't know if it would be an upgrade over that. Sure you have more cores, but you will have lower IPC.