Mention the term “tinker board” and you’re almost always going to be pointed in the direction of the Raspberry Pi, despite there being other options on the market. Enter the CAPA13R, a tinker board made by the embedded computer solutions company, Axiomtek.
What makes the CAPA13R special is that unlike the competition, the tinker board is fully powered by an AMD Ryzen APU. More specifically, users can opt for a model fitted with either an AMD Ryzen V1807B or V1605B APU. Because they are APUs, both options also feature integrated graphics; the V1807B comes with Radeon Vega 11 GPU cores, while the V1605B comes with less potent Radeon Vega 8 cores.
Having an integrated GPU also give the CAPA13R a leg up over other tinker boards on the market, giving users the ability to run more graphically intensive applications. Such as 3D rendering or video recording.
In regards to its size, the CAPA13R is the size of a Hard Disk Drive (HDD) at 3.5-inches, which is inarguably bigger than the Raspberry Pi’s name card stature. Because it’s considerably bigger, though, it also means Axiomtek is able to pack in a lot more physical support. One of the most impressive physical features being its support for up to 16GB DDR4 SO-DIMM RAM.
Other specs include two M.2 slots comprising one M.2 Key E and one M.2 Key B. The Key E slot is reserved for a wireless module, while the Key B slot is used for storage devices. Other outputs also include two HDMI ports, a DisplayPort, and an LVDS interface.
The CAPA13R is already up for order via its official product page. At the time of writing, Axiomtek isn’t making the official pricing of the tinker board public.