ASRock Rack has revealed a rather interesting Mini-ITX motherboard for AMD’s Ryzen 2000 and 3000-series processors with Intel’s X550 10 GbE controller. The X570D4I-2T platform can be used both for high-performance desktops and for small form-factor servers/NAS with robust storage capabilities.

The ASRock Rack X570D4I-2T motherboard is based on AMD’s X570 chipset and supports all the latest AMD Ryzen 2000/3000-series processors with up to 16 cores and a 105 W TDP. The platform has four DDR4 SO-DIMM slots supporting up to 64 GB of DDR4-2400 memory with or without ECC, one PCIe 4.0 x16 slot for graphics cards (when used with an appropriate CPU), one M.2-2280 slot supporting PCIe 4.0 x4 or SATA SSDs, and two OCulink connectors that bring support for eight SATA 6 Gbps ports (controlled by the X570). Since the Mini-ITX motherboard can be used for servers, it also carries the ASpeed AST2500 BMC.

On the I/O side of matters, the ASRock Rack X570D4I-2T has two 10 GbE ports (controlled by the Intel X550-AT2), a GbE port for remote management, two USB 3.1 Gen 1/2 (depends on redriver) Type-A connectors, one USB 3.1 Gen 1 header for front panels, and a D-Sub display output.

The choice of the 10 GbE controllers may seem a bit odd since we are talking about an AMD-based motherboard, but it looks like ASRock Rack originally developed the X570D4I-2T for a particular customer that required an Intel NIC, but wanted to take advantage of AMD’s latest desktop platform. In fact, the latter does have a unique set of features not available elsewhere: a support for a 16-core (reasonably priced) CPU, eight SATA ports, and 20 PCIe 4.0 lanes. Using the X570D4I-2T, it is possible to build an extremely advanced desktop PC with discrete graphics card and vast storage capabilities, or a small form-factor server/NAS featuring 128 TB of SATA storage and terabytes of ultra-fast NVMe storage that can be accessed using 10 GbE ports.

Brief Specifications of ASRock's X570D4I-2T
  X570D4I-2T
CPU AMD Ryzen 2000 and 3000-series CPUs with up to 105 W TDP
PCH AMD X570
BMC ASpeed AST2500
Memory  4 × SO-DIMM slots, up to 64 GB of DDR4-2400
Storage M.2 1 × M.2-2280 SSD with SATA or PCIe 4.0 x4 interface
SATA 8 × SATA HDDs or SSDs
Wi-Fi -
WWAN -
Ethernet 2 × 10 GbE connectors (Intel X550-AT2)
1 × GbE (Realtek RTL8211E)
Display Outputs 1 × D-Sub
Audio -
USB Internal 1 × USB 3.0
External 2 × USB 3.1 Gen 1/2 Type-A
Additional I/O -
Power 8-pin (DC-IN) + 4-pin (ATX) + 4-pin (HDD PWR)
Temperatures Operating 10°C ~ 35°C
Storing -40ºC – 70°C
OS Windows, Linux
Compatible with other operating systems

The ASRock Rack X570D4I-2T motherboard is now listed at the company’s website, so expect it to be available shortly. Considering all the peculiarities of the platform, it is hard to tell whether this one will be available widely in retail (if at all), but at least it can be ordered directly from the company.

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Source: ASRock Rack (via Hermitage Akihabara)

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  • RockenRod - Thursday, September 3, 2020 - link

    The post does not list the x16 PCI-E slot specs it actually lists the 2 x OCULINK connector specs (i.e. listed under Storage) which are indeed optionally configurable in BIOS as PCI-E 4.0 x 4 (or 4 x SATA3). And these can also be broken out to via an adapter to normal PCI-E slots or M.2 of course. As well as the x16 slot that was not actually listed in the specs. Likely which will also likely support a few bifuracation options ([1*x8+2*x4] | [2*x8]) if you have a supporting CPU installed AND the bios was written to support it. Reply
  • mooninite - Thursday, January 30, 2020 - link

    It's perfect for its intended market - and YAY FINALLY 10GBE ON MINI-ITX - but hopefully they will produce a consumer (HDMI, audio chip, dump the IPMI) version. Reply
  • Valantar - Thursday, January 30, 2020 - link

    Sincerely doubt that is going to happen, but we might see a high end ITX board with 10GbE in the next couple of generations still. It just won't be a version of this as this design is rather server-specific and would require a major redesign anyhow. Reply
  • Hul8 - Thursday, January 30, 2020 - link

    It's more likely that due to the small customer base for Mini-ITX, they'll just have this one SKU serve any market that wants X570 small form factor (that is not suitable for APUs - see below). As the article implies, it's possible that even this only made it to market because it was already designed at a behest of a major customer.

    This motherboard isn't suitable for use with APUs: The D-SUB is from the management controller, so there are no regular display connections.

    For a Zen+ APU, a B450 Mini-ITX motherboard would be a far better fit, and those usually have HDMI. Once B550 comes along, we may see more options for consumers.
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  • MASSAMKULABOX - Saturday, February 1, 2020 - link

    At this point I'd be happy with 2.5GbE at a much reduced cost for all needed parts . 4 ram slots is interesting even if only sodimm @ 2400mhz. Good quality audio , yes. Reply
  • abufrejoval - Saturday, February 8, 2020 - link

    Just put a GPU into the PCIe x16 slot and you'll have as many DP/HDMI ports with internal sound as you want (USB sound, if you're desperate).

    And no, the IPMI is one of the most attractive features after the dual 10Gbase-T (perhaps even Nbase-T?)
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  • esoel_ - Friday, January 31, 2020 - link

    It’s perfect for me, I’ve looked for a minitx with 10gbe, 8+ sata and ecc for a long time, don’t care if intel or amd, but what I really really want is to actually be able to buy it anywhere in the UK, and I haven’t been able to find any board like this that’s actually for sale! Reply
  • RockenRod - Thursday, September 3, 2020 - link

    https://www.scan.co.uk/products/asrock-x570d4i-2t-... Reply
  • rrinker - Friday, January 31, 2020 - link

    It is almost exactly what I've been looking for to build a new server. Now I need AMD to have an iGPU Ryzen with more than 4c/8t. 8 SATA, and using the M.2 doesn't block off one or more of them, and a 10GbE connection. Heck, two, for good measure. not that I would never need that in the expected lifetime of such a machine (longer than many would think, my current one is about 9 years old).
    OK, I'll fit your narrative - it would be nice if it had 2x m.2 slots so the OS could be on redundant drives. But since SSDs are so reliable, AND it will be fully backed up.....
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  • Foeketijn - Saturday, February 1, 2020 - link

    Why the igpu on a server. That's what that d-sub is for. Ryzen is perfect for a relativly fast 2019 server, or advances linux box. You'll be surpised how much traffic even a 300 dollar 3700x can handle. Reply

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