Earlier this year, Tianjin Phytium unveiled its D2000 processor that features the ARMv8 cores for the Chinese market. Now, the first D2000 CPU powered mini PC has just launched and is currently available for pre-orders.
While not much was known about the Chinese processor as it was launched locally, it appears that the ARMv8 based CPU is now arriving to the western market. The mini PC powered by the Chinese processor is from Dragon Box from Germany.
Talking about the processor, the D2000 is built on a 14nm process node and feature eight 64 bit ARMv8 cores. The mini PC from Dragon Box is quite compact with dimensions measuring just 8.6 x 7.4 x 1.9 inches.
Under the hood, the PC houses a 16GB of RAM along with a replaceable 512GB of M.2 SSD. for graphics, the mini PC houses either an integrated graphics or up to a capable AMD Radeon RX 550 GPU that offers 2GB of VRAM.
In other words, the small lightweight PC is also capable of light gaming as well. In terms of ports, users will be offered 3x USB 2.0, 3x USB A 3.0, an HDMI 2.0b video output, audio and GbE jacks.
As per official notes from Dragon Box (Via NotebookCheck), the mini PC is built for light gaming, with the company even providing a Ubuntu Kylin distro by default. The mini PC even arrives with the Qualcomm AR 8035 Gigabit Ethernet card integrated and is currently available for pre-orders for 560 Euros (roughly 630 US Dollars). Official shipments start from 17th December 2021.