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ASRock To Deliver Mini-PC Using Intel's New STX Form Factor

At CES, ASRock discussed its upcoming H110M-STX Mini PC that will use Intel’s new mini-STX form factor.

Mini-STX slides in beneath mini-ITX as a compact form factor for motherboards and PC cases. The chassis ASRock specified for this new mini-PC measured 155 x 155 x 80 mm (L x W x H). Although SFF PCs of this size are common, they are almost entirely built with soldered CPUs and GPUs and can’t be upgraded beyond changing the memory and storage devices. If mini-STX becomes a widely used form factor, it will give users a wide variety of components that can be used to build their own customized SFF PCs.

Inside of the chassis is a new motherboard called the ASRock H110M-STX that measures 127 x 127 mm (L x W). Although space is limited inside of the system, the motherboard supports the Intel LGA 1151 socket and is compatible with any Skylake CPU with a TDP of 65 W or below. The motherboard lacks PCI-E connectivity, but it does have two M.2 ports, one Key E for WiFi + BT modules, and another one configured as SATA 3 storage.

ASRock H110M-STX Mini PC & Motherboard
DeviceH110M-STXH110M-STX Mini PC
CPU SupportIntel 6th Gen Core (Skylake) ProcessorsIntel 6th Gen Core (Skylake) Processors
ChipsetIntel H110Intel H110
Memory2 x DDR SO-DIMM Slots @ 2133 MHz (32 GB Max)2 x DDR SO-DIMM Slots @ 2133 MHz (32 GB Max)
AudioRealtek ALC283Realtek ALC283
LANIntel Gigabit i219VIntel Gigabit i219V
Expansion Slots1 x M.2 Key E1 x M.2 (Configured As SATA)3 x SATA 3.01 x M.2 Key E1 x M.2 (Configured As SATA)3 x SATA 3.0
Drive BayN/A1 x USB 3.0
USB3 x USB 3.0 (1 x Front, 2 x Rear)1 x USB 3.0 Type-C (Front)3 x USB 3.0 (1 x Front, 2 x Rear)1 x USB 3.0 Type C
Rear Connections1 x VGA1 x HDMI1 x DP1 x LAN1 x VGA1 x HDMI1 x DP1 x LAN1 x DC-In
Dimensions127 mm x 127 mm (L x W)155 x 155 mm x 80 mm (L x W x H)

Although ASRock is already discussing the H110M-STX Mini PC and the H110M-STX motherboard, both pieces are still in the developmental stage, and ASRock didn’t have any prototypes available for us to photograph. As such, we will likely not see these products show up on the market for quite some time.

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Michael Justin Allen Sexton is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He covers hardware component news, specializing in CPUs and motherboards.