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10ZiG 78xxq thin client

I do not (yet) own a 78xxq. The photographs and most of the information presented here have been provided by Stephen or taken from 10ZiG literature.

The 10ZiG 78xxq was launched in September 2015.

Featuring a lightning fast AMD Steppe Eagle 424 Quad Core 2.4 GHz processor, configurable to 8GB DDR3-1866MHz RAM, optional Quad Video Output and an integrated Smart Card reader, 10ZiG's new 7800q Series Thin Client computer is poised to redefine the market.

The new 10ZiG 7800q Series is designed to meet the increasing demand within the VDI market to support power users who rely heavily on CAD, 3D graphic design and imaging programs within sectors such as Healthcare, Government and Manufacturing. Such power users also require ultra-high resolution (UHD) support in addition to speed and performance, all of which the 10ZiG 7800q delivers.

Specifications

My summary:
Processor
   Type
   Speed
AMD GX-424CC (Quad Core)
2.4GHz
Memory
   Flash
   RAM
4GB/16GB
4GB (max 8GB)
Video
   Chip
   Max resolution
   1 Monitor
   2 Monitors
AMD Radeon 5E

3840 x 2160 @ 30Hz
2560 x 1600 @ 60Hz
Ports
   Network
   USB

   Serial
   Parallel
   PS/2
   Video
10/100/1000
6 x USB2.0
2 x USB3.0
1 (+ 1 optional)
(1 optional)
0
2 x Display Port
Power
   Power (datasheet)
   Plug
   Off
   Idle
   Running
12V 4A
Coax 5.5mm/2.1mm?
?
?W
6.5W (datasheet)
Dimensions
H x W x D (mm)210 x 57 x 230

The data sheet lists the following models:

ModelOSRAM (std/max)Storage
7872qPeakOS4GB/8GB4GB/256GB
7817qWindows 74GB/8GB16GB/256GB
7818qWindows 84GB/8GB16GB/256GB
7810qWindows 10 IoT4GB/8GB16GB/256GB

Power Supply

The unit requires a 12V supply and uses a 5.5mm/2.1mm coax connector (to be confirmed). The standard PSU is rated at 12V 4A. The basic power draw of the unit is quite low (<1A). Your power requirements will be dependent on what other boards/peripherals you add.

CPU

The processor is an AMD GX-424CC, a quad core 2nd generation AMD G-Series SOC.

/proc/cpuinfo shows:

vendor_id:AuthenticAMD
cpu family:22
model:48
model name:AMD GX-424CC SOC with Radeon(TM) R5E Graphics
stepping:1
flags:fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt pdpe1gb rdtscp lm constant_tsc rep_good acc_power nopl nonstop_tsc cpuid extd_apicid aperfmperf pni pclmulqdq monitor ssse3 cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 movbe popcnt aes xsave avx f16c lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm extapic cr8_legacy abm sse4a misalignsse 3dnowprefetch osvw ibs skinit wdt topoext perfctr_nb bpext ptsc perfctr_llc hw_pstate ssbd vmmcall bmi1 xsaveopt arat npt lbrv svm_lock nrip_save tsc_scale flushbyasid decodeassists pausefilter pfthreshold overflow_recov

PCI

00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device 1566
00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Mullins [Radeon R4/R5 Graphics] (rev 01)
00:01.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Kabini HDMI/DP Audio
00:02.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device 156b
00:02.4 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 16h Processor Functions 5:1
00:08.0 Encryption controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device 1537
00:10.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH USB XHCI Controller (rev 11)
00:11.0 SATA controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 40)
00:12.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH USB EHCI Controller (rev 39)
00:13.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH USB EHCI Controller (rev 39)
00:14.0 SMBus: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH SMBus Controller (rev 42)
00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller (rev 02)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH LPC Bridge (rev 11)
00:14.7 SD Host controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH SD Flash Controller (rev 01)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device 1580
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device 1581
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device 1582
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device 1583
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device 1584
00:18.5 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device 1585
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 07)

Expansion

10ZiG 78xxq Circuit Board As usual, clicking on the photo (right) will take you to larger scale photos of the circuit board.

Flash: The unit came with a 16GB SATA DOM manufactured by BIWIN.

The board carries two options for installing flash memory. There is a conventional 7+15 SATA connector or an mSATA connector. This is an either/or situation as a SATA DOM or mSATA board need to occupy the same physical space above the motherboard. (see the board detail for a clearer photo).

RAM: The RAM is a conventional synchronous unbuffered DDR3 SODIMM plugged into a socket fitted on the top of the board. The fitted supplied SODIMM was a 4GB Aplus Technology part A+NDD31866BL-4G 21702.

Stephen also tested out a 1GB part (PC3-8500) and an 8GB Hynix PC3L-12800S part (HMT41GS6BFR8A-PB NO AA) both of which worked.

Google couldn't find the part number on the Aplus memory, but a utility shows that it is DDR3-1866 memory (clock speed 933MHz). The other two parts ran at 533MHz and 800MHz respectively.

mPCIe: There is an internal mPCIe socket where you could fit a wireless card.

PCIe: There is a physical 16x connector on a riser card to take a PCIe card.

7800q PCIe connector

However the connection to the motherboard is via a x4 connector, so whatever you plug in will only run at a maximum of x4 transfer speeds.

In using this expansion slot Stephen had difficulty plugging cards directly into it. The solution he found was to undo a couple of screws that attach the riser's metal bracket to the chassis. Then remove the bracket and riser, plug the expansion card into the riser and then replace riser/bracket/expansion card as a unit. Finally replace the two mounting screws on the bracket.

 


Any comments? email me. Added January 2021