If you’re looking for a maker board that will give you a lot of performance overhead, we’re happy to announce that the Udoo Bolt is now shipping. The Udoo Bolt first caught our attention via its successful Kickstarter campaign, which to date has raised over $635,000 from over 1,400 backers.
At its heart is an AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 Series SoC, which combines Zen CPU cores with Radeon Vega graphics. The Bolt 3 comes with the Ryzen Embedded V1202B SoC with 2 cores/4 threads operating on a 2.3GHz base clock and 3.2GHz boost clock along with a Vega 3 GPU with 3 CUs. There’s also a more powerful Bolt 8, which includes the quad-core/octa-thread Ryzen Embedded V1605B SoC with a 2GHz base clock and 3.6GHz boost clock. A Vega 8 GPU (8 CUs) is onboard for an added boost to graphics capabilities.
All Bolt boards feature dual SO-DIMM slots, 32GB of eMMC, an NVMe M.2 slot, and SATA connectivity. There’s an integrated Realtek RTL8111G GbE NIC along with an M.2 slot for an optional Bluetooth/Wi-Fi module. There are dual USB 3.0 ports along with dual USB-C ports, and for your graphics hookup, there are dual HDMI 1.4/2.0a ports.
The Bolt 3 and Bolt 8 are compatible with both Windows and Linux operating systems. Udoo brags that the systems are powerful enough to tackle, “AAA Gaming, high-end VR, cryptocurrency mining, client-side 3D rendering, AI, IoT, Edge Computing, Computer Vision, Real-Time Big Data analysis” while maintaining an incredibly small footprint – the boards measure just 4.72” x 4.72”. To go along with the Bolt maker boards, there are also official metal cases to house your swanky new hardware.
The Bolt 3 is priced at $229, while the Bolt 8 tacks on an extra $50. Those backers that got in early on the Kickstarter campaign should begin receiving their shipments by the end of next month. For those that are new to fold, orders will soon be taken from the Udoo Shop.