ASRock Industrial is among the first companies to launch mini-ITX industrial motherboards supporting Alder Lake processors.
The new models can be divided into three groups:
- with integrated processor, such models as: IMB-1234V, IMB-1234M, IMB-1234P
- powered by 12-28V DC via DC-Jack, such models as: IMB-1232-WV, IMB-1233-WV, IMB-X1233-WV
- ATX powered models, like IMB-1230, IMB-1231, IMB-X1231
RAM is assumed to be DDR4 in SO-DIMM form factor, the maximum amount is 64GB for each board model
The new IMB-1234V, IMB-1234M, IMB-1234P, IMB-1233, IMB-X1233 mainboards support two SATA3 drives, they can use RAID 0 and 1, and for IMB-1231 and IMB-X1234 there are already 4 SATA connectors, thus, they can configure RAID arrays of levels 0/1/5/10, it is also possible to create arrays of levels 0/1 for M.2 NVMe drives.
For ease of comparison, here is a handy table:
|CPU||Intel Core i3-1215UE, soldered||Intel Core i5-1245UE, soldered||Intel Core i7-1265UE, soldered||Support for Intel Core i7/i5/i3/Celeron 12 and 13 generations, socket 1700|
|Chipset||Alder Lake-P MCP||Intel H610||Intel Q670||Intel W680||Intel H610||Intel Q670||Intel W680|
|RAM||2x SO-DIMM DDR4 3200MHz, up to 64GB|
|Graphics||Intel Iris Xe Graphics||Intel UHD Graphics|
|Video interfaces||2x HDMI, eDP, LVDS||2xDisplay Port, HDMI, eDP, LVDS||2x Display Port, HDMI, eDP, LVDS, VGA|
|SATA ports, RAID support||2x SATA, RAID 0/1||2x SATA||2x SATA, RAID 0/1 2xSATA||4x SATA||4x SATA, RAID 0/1/5/10|
|Power requirements||12-28В DC||ATX|
DC-jack powered CPU boards can be used as a baseboard when designing a panel PC or embedded computer, and ones with ATX power are good for creating compact desktop systems.