Asus Introduces Gemini Lake-Powered J4005I-C Mini ITX Motheboard

Subject: Graphics Cards, Motherboards | March 8, 2018 - 02:55 AM |
Tagged: passive cooling, mini ITX, j4005i-c, Intel, gemini lake, fanless, asus

Asus is launching a new Mini ITX motherboard packing a passively-cooled Intel Celeron J4005 "Gemini Lake" SoC. The aptly-named Asus Prime J4005I-C is aimed at embedded systems such as point of sale machines, low end networked storage, kiosks, and industrial control and monitoring systems and features "5x Protection II" technology which includes extended validation and compatibility/QVL testing, overcurrent and overvoltage protection, network port surge protection, and ESD resistance. The board also features a EUFI BIOS with AI Suite.

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The motherboard features an Intel Celeron J4005 processor with two cores (2.0 GHz base and 2.7 GHz boost), 4MB cache, Intel UHD 600 graphics, and a 10W TDP. The SoC is passively cooled by a copper colored aluminum heatsink. The processor supports up to 8GB of 2400 MHz RAM and the motherboard has two DDR4 DIMM slots. Storage is handled by two SATA 6 Gbps ports and one M.2 slot (PCI-E x2) for SSDs. Further, the Prime J4005I-C has an E-key M.2 slot for WLAN and Bluetooth modules (PCI-E x2 or USB mode) along with headers for USB 2.0, USB 3.1 Gen 1, LVDS, and legacy LPT and COM ports.

Rear I/O includes two PS/2, two USB 2.0, one Gigabit Ethernet (Realtek RTL8111H), two USB 3.1 Gen 1, one HDMI, one D-SUB, one RS232, and three audio ports (Realtek ALC887-UD2).

The motherboard does not appear to be for sale yet in the US, but Fanless Tech notes that is is listed for around 80 euros overseas (~$100 USD). More Gemini Lake options are always good, and Asus now has one with PCI-E M.2 support though I see this board being more popular with commercial/industrial sectors than enthusiasts unless it goes on sale.

Source: Asus

March 8, 2018 | 04:14 AM - Posted by Caveman (not verified)

What is that rectangular thing with the circular hole in it next to the manual in the picture?

March 8, 2018 | 06:18 AM - Posted by willmore

It's a stencil for spray painting flames on the case you put this motherboard in. It was the only way to make it even remotely intereesting to anyone.

March 8, 2018 | 10:42 AM - Posted by Tim Verry

Oh man are you old enough to remeber those.. spiralizer or whatever they were called stencils? Lol im so old lol.

March 8, 2018 | 10:56 AM - Posted by willmore

You don't mean a Spirograph?

March 8, 2018 | 11:02 AM - Posted by Tim Verry

Yes those! Haha

March 9, 2018 | 08:24 AM - Posted by willmore

They're still around. I got a set for my kids to play with.

March 8, 2018 | 10:40 AM - Posted by Tim Verry

It is an ancient device known as a driver CD :-).

March 11, 2018 | 01:49 AM - Posted by Christopher Clark (not verified)

Super interested for a J5005 version, hopefully it will be a thing.

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