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ASRock Industrial’s NUC BOX-N97, iBOX-N97, and NUC-N97 Motherboard Series with Intel Processor N Series Guarantee Upgraded Performance


ASRock Industrial, the leading provider of global industrial motherboards and systems, has released new Mini PCs and motherboards powered by Intel Processor N97 (Alder Lake-N). The available selections include NUC BOX-N97, iBOX-N97, and Motherboard Series consisting of NUC-N97, Pico-ITX (SOM-P104), SBC 3.5’’ (SBC-260, SBC-261), and Mini-ITX (IMB-1005, IMB-1006, IMB-1007) form factors. Compared to the previous Intel Celeron Processor J6412 (Elkhart Lake), the Intel Processor N97 (Alder Lake-N) showcases remarkable CPU performance increase of up to 37% and graphics performance up to 154%. The new NUC BOX-N97, iBOX-N97, and NUC-N97 Motherboard Series provide rich I/O and expansion options, including triple displays up to 4K at 60Hz, dual 2.5G LAN, and dual storages with SATA 3.0 and M.2 Key M, catering to diverse application needs, such as entertainment, office, business, retail, transportation, embedded, industrial, and beyond.

NUC BOX-N97 Mini PC for Streamlined Versatile Applications

The NUC BOX-N97 Mini PC is compact in size, measuring 117.5 x 110.0 x 47.85mm (L x W x H) with fanned barebone design, offering a rich selection of I/Os and expansion slots for streamlined versatility. Based on Intel Processors N97 (Alder Lake-N), it guarantees CPU and graphics performance. For Ethernet connectivity, the NUC BOX-N97 provides dual 2.5 Gigabit LAN, and one M.2 (Key E, 2230) bundled with AMD RZ608 Wi-Fi 6E Module for wireless connection, plus diverse I/Os, including five USB 3.2 Gen2 (two Type C and three Type A), one audio and microphone jack. The NUC BOX-N97 also provides excellent visual capabilities, supporting triple-display with HDMI 2.0b and DP 1.4a (through Type-C) up to 4096×2160@60Hz. The system offers dual storages with one M.2 (Key M, 2242/2260/2280), one SATA 3.0, and supports one 260-pin SO-DIMM DDR4 3200MHz up to 16GB. In addition, the NUC BOX-N97 comes with a 19V/65W power adaptor and VESA mounting bracket for space-saving installation, with TPM 2.0 onboard for enhanced security. The NUC BOX-N97 is the choice designed to meet the advancement of your needs in home entertainment, office productivity, business, and embedded applications.

iBOX-N97 Fanless Mini PC for Embedded and Industrial Usages

The fanless iBOX-N97, based on Intel Processors N97 (Alder Lake-N), is conveniently sized with aluminum housing, measuring 135 x 110 x 44.5mm (L x W x H). The Series supports a single 260-pin SO-DIMM DDR4 3200MHz up to 16GB of memory. For high-speed connectivity, the Series features dual Realtek 2.5 Gigabit LAN, plus one M.2 (Key E, 2230) slot with PCIex1 and USB 2.0. It offers a total of six USB3.2 Gen 2 ports (two Type C and four Type A), as well as dual storages with M.2 (Key M, 2242/2260/2280) and SATA 3.0. Additionally, the iBOX-N97 provides an enhanced visual experience with support for triple-display through two HDMI 2.0b and two DP 1.4a (from Type C), with a maximum resolution of up to 4096×2160@60Hz. The Series is equipped with various mounting options, including VESA mount, wall mount, and DIN rail to offer flexibility for diverse applications. Other key features also include 19V/65W power adaptor, and TPM 2.0 onboard for enhanced cybersecurity. These features combine to create the all-inclusive option suitable for embedded, industrial, and edge computing utilizations.

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NUC-N97 and Motherboards with Upgraded Computing Potentials

Additional releases based on the Intel Processors N97 (Alder Lake-N) also include the Motherboard Series, encompassing various form factors, including the NUC-N97, Pico-ITX (SOM-P104), the SBC 3.5 inch models (SBC-260 and SBC-261), and Mini-ITX models (IMB-1005, IMB-1006, IMB-1007). These models offer enhanced performance in both DDR4 and DDR5 configurations, and feature support for diverse industrial-centric I/Os and expandability.

The NUC-N97, adhering to NUC form factor specifications with measuring 4.09 x 4.02 inch is designed for advanced computing capabilities with expanded I/Os and expansions, including two 2.5 Gigabit LAN for solid connectivity, one M.2 (Key E, 2230) for Wi-Fi, six USB 3.2 Gen2, two USB 2.0, and one COM. Great visuals are provided with support of triple-display over HDMI 2.0b and DP 1.4a (from Type C), holding maximum resolutions up to 4096×2160@60Hz. Moreover, dual storages include one M.2 (Key M, 2242/2260/2280), and one SATA 3.0 for SSD with one 260-pin SO-DIMM DDR4 3200MHz up to 16GB of memory.

Additional motherboards that support DDR4 3200 MHz memory and triple-display, including IMB-1005 and IMB-1006, featuring dual 2.5G LAN, while SBC-260 supports one 2.5G and one 1G LAN ports. The DDR5 4800MHz configurations include models like SOM-P104, which comes with 2.5 Gigabit LAN, as well as SBC-261 and IMB-1007 both featuring dual 1 Gigabit LAN, all supporting triple displays. The newly releases products are equipped with Intel Processor N97 (Alder Lake-N), offering improved graphics capability, breakthrough memory up to DDR5, and rich I/O features to improve the customer’s experience over prior generation, fulfilling the demands of various IoT edge applications.

  DDR4 DDR5 Fanned Barebone Fanless Barebone
NUC NUC-N97   NUC BOX-N97 iBOX-N97
Pico-ITX   SOM-P104    
SBC 3.5’’ SBC-260 SBC-261    
Mini-ITX

(High Rise I/O)

IMB-1005 IMB-1007    
Mini-ITX

(Thin I/O)

IMB-1006