Compact and Portable. Would Mixtile Blade 3 SBC be your Mini PC?

Looking for a space-saving solution or a compact PC that fits limited areas, including desks in small home offices, side tables of hotels, or the wall of a classroom and some mobile living spaces? Be selective and demand the best when choosing a Mini PC. If you’re a developer, geek, or tech-loving enthusiast, consider transforming Mixtile Blade 3 into your ultimate Mini PC.

Personal Mini PCs cater to various needs and preferences. Which category best describes your intended use for a Mini PC?

Home Media Center

Stream videos, music, and multimedia content to your TVs or monitors with a compact media center setup.

Game Server

Running as a dedicated game server to gain advantages in terms of memory, processing power, bandwidth, and storage capabilities to play popular modern titles like Minecraft, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Rust.

IoT Projects

Create DIY IoT projects, such as home automation systems and smart home devices, for monitoring and controlling your environment.

Home Lab / Server

For your learning, development, and testing project, and Cloud server for automatic data backup.

Desktop Productivity

Use lightweight desktop systems for basic productivity tasks like word processing, web browsing, and email.

Robotics and Automation

Power small-scale robotics projects or automation systems to experiment with programming and control mechanisms.

Retro Gaming Console

Enjoy classic video games like NES, Super Nintendo, and Sega Genesis by running emulators.

Mini PCs come with significant advantages. Their small size saves desk space. They are energy-efficient and cost-effective. However, before jumping on the Mini PC train, it’s essential to consider a few drawbacks:

  • Limited Upgradability: Upgrading components like processors or graphics cards may be challenging or time-consuming due to the compact size of Mini PCs.
  • Reduced Performance: The compact form factor may result in slightly reduced performance compared to larger desktop computers, as high-end components have limitations.
  • Connectivity Constraints: Mini PCs often have fewer ports and connectivity options than full-sized desktop computers, necessitating additional adapters or hubs for multiple peripherals.
  • Cooling Challenges: Cooling systems may require proper ventilation or solutions to maintain optimal operating temperatures.
  • Limited Storage Capacity: Mini PCs may come with smaller solid-state drives (SSDs) or require external storage solutions to expand capacity.

Powerful and Versatile SBC
Mixtile Blade 3

To address these challenges you may face, the noteworthy features of the Blade 3 SBC deserve your attention. Refer to the Blade 3 Benchmarking Metrics for detailed information on the following tests we conducted:

High-performance Processor

When it comes to performance, Mixtile Blade 3 delivers in spades. At its core lies the RK3588 SoC, an 8nm-fabricated. Its Quad-core Cortex-A76 and Quad-core Cortex-A55 setup, Quad-core Mali G610MC4 GPU, and 6-TOPS NPU deliver impressive processing power and graphics performance.

Power Efficiency

Mixtile Blade 3, an ARM-based SBC, offers lower power consumption than the X86. Furthermore, it incorporates power management optimizations that guarantee efficient operations without sacrificing performance, leading to substantial energy savings.

Compact and Portable

With its compact Pico-ITX mainboard (100 x 72 mm) and standard interfaces, Mixtile Blade 3 sets the gold standard for small size in the Mini PC world. Its sleek design complements modern aesthetics while saving valuable desk space.

*Consider the Blade 3 Case, a purpose-built protective enclosure with a built-in breakout board that effortlessly converts the U.2 port to an M.2 Key-M connector, as a must-have accessory for anyone interested in our Blade 3 board.


Connectivity and Expandability

Mixtile Blade 3 is a connectivity powerhouse, effortlessly linking to various devices with its USB ports, HDMI, dual 2.5Gb Ethernet, and Wi-Fi capabilities. With expandability features like a Mini PCIe interface, 30-pin GPIO header, U.2 edge connector, PCIe Gen 3.0 x 4, and SATA signals, it’s perfect for AI, edge computing, and image data processing.


Reliable Memory Solution

Traditional PCs utilize memory sticks and external hard drives for storage, whereas Blade 3 features onboard memory and eMMC storage, offering superior stability, reliability, a compact design, and energy efficiency.