QX-50: high performance 4K ultra HD gaming platform

  • High-end “all-in-one” gaming platform
  • Supports 4K Ultra HD monitors
  • 2nd Generation AMD Embedded R-Series APU with integrated AMD RadeonHD 9000 Series graphics with GCN architecture
  • AMD’s groundbreaking Mantle graphics API
  • AMD TrueAudio
  • Advanced PCI Express® gaming logic & NVRAM

High Performance APU/CPU

Dual or Quad-core AMD Embedded R-Series APUs up to 2.7 GHz (CPU Max Boost Frequency up to 3.6GHz) and Latest AMD Radeon™ HD 9000 integrated graphics drives four independent monitors. Advanced hardware HD video decoding & encoding acceleration. Optional AMD Radeon™ E8860 discrete GPU works together with APU graphics to increase graphics performance and increase number of supported independent displays up to a total of ten. APUs is also with advanced HSA technology, it creates a seamless APU and GPU processor design that exposes the benefits and capabilities of mainstream programmable compute elements, working together seamlessly.

AMD’s Groundbreaking mantle graphics API

AMD’s Mantle technology in conjunction with AMD Catalyst™ software suite allows applications to speak directly to the Graphics Core Next architecture helping developers to reduce its burden and get better performance.

Advanced ultra fast PCI Express® x4 Gaming Hardware

Up to 32MBytes of fast, 64-bits battery backed NVRAM in four physical banks. Hardware mirroring and CRC operations. . Powerful security features. Up to 64 interrupt driven digital inputs & outputs. Multiple layers of security and intrusion detection.

Complete Software Suite

Device drivers, gaming protocols including SAS 6.02, secure customizable BIOS. Full support for Windows Embedded and Linux. Revolutionary AMD Mantle graphics API

Long supply lifetime

Utilises AMD APU with 10 year availability from launch.

Market compliance

Meets the requirements of GLI-11 and all major global gaming jurisdictions


AMD Embedded R-Series APU core architecture:

  • Dual or Quad 64-bits "Steamroller" cores
  • Core frequencies up to 2.7GHz (up to 3.6GHz with boost)
  • Up to 4MB L2 cache
  • AVX 1.0/1.1, AES, SSE4.1 & 4.2, XOP & FMA4 instructions
  • Low power (35W max TDP) design

Advanced integrated AMD Radeon™ HD 9000 Series graphics:

  • Discrete graphics performance
  • Three DP++ interfaces support DisplayPort, DVI & HDMI monitors
  • Supports DisplayPorts 1.2 MST Technology for up to 4 independent displays
  • DirectX® 11.1, OpenGL™ 4.2, OpenCL 1.2, VCE 2.0, SAMU 2.1 and DirectCompute compatible UVD4.2 Multimedia Engine
  • Hardware HD Decode of H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2 & DivX
  • Hardware HD Encode of H.264 at 1080p@60fps
  • HSA (Heterogeneous System Architecture) support with hUMA & hQ technology

Main Memory

Support 2 x DDR3-2133 (PC3-17000) SODIMM sockets

Up to 16GBytes main memory, 128-bit bus

Optional Discrete Graphics

On-board AMD Radeon™ E8860 Embedded GPUs

Additive to APU GPU (AMD Radeon™ HD 9000 Series integrated graphics)

  • Combines the two GPUs to enhance performance and provide support for up to 10 independent displays

PCIe 2.1 x16 interface to APU for high bandwidth

E8860 Features:

  • 640 Shaders, up to 768 GFLOPs peak single-precision floating-point performance and 48 GFLOPs peak double-precision floating-point performance

2GB GDDR5 dedicated video memory. 128- bit bus.

  • Supports DisplayPort 1.2 MST technology for up to 6 additional independent displays
  • DirectX® 11.1, OpenGL™ 4.2, OpenCL 1.2, VCE 2.0, SAMU 2.1

AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) technology

  • OpenCL 1.2 and DirectCompute 11 support

UVD4.2 Multimedia Engine:

  • Hardware HD Decode of H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2 & DivX

Communication Interfaces

8 x serial ports

  • 16550 compatible
  • 9-bits hardware management (Quixant)
  • Hardware timestamping of arriving bytes
  • RS232, RS485, ID003, TTL and dual ccTalk interfaces

2 x PCI Express® Gigabit LAN controllers

2xUSB3.0 (Front Panel)

11x USB2.0 ports (4 internal, 7 on BP board)

Meter power detector

SPI interface for clock serial peripherals (e.g. SEC meter)

I2C Interface

iButton interface

Power Requirement

Simple single nominal input(12V or 24V)

  • No extra ATX PSU - uses standard cabinet PSU
  • Low total power consumption for low heat and energy efficiency


  • 2 x Front panel CFAST sockets up to 6Gb/s
  • 2 x SATA sockets up to 6Gb/s (SATA DOM, SSD, HDD)
  • 1 x eSATA socket on front panel 6Gb/s
  • 256Bytes of user EEPROM storage (optional up to 128KBytes)

Gaming Hardware

Up to 32MBytes of NVRAM

  • Battery backed SRAM or optional MRAM
  • Lithium primary or optional Lithium Pentoxide rechargeable cells
  • Ultra-fast 64-bit, 4xPCI Express® connection
  • Hardware accelerated memory bank mirroring and CRC support
  • Four independent physical banks
  • 5-year battery life

Battery powered logging processor

8 intrusion inputs

  • Supports standard and opto switches
  • Date/time stamped recording of 64 events
  • Auto system switch on (time)
  • Programmable watchdog timer
  • Battery voltage monitoring & warning
  • Automatic meter handling

Advanced digital I/O connected via PCI Express®

Up to 64 digital inputs

  • Individually configurable for interrupt generation
  • Trigger on rising or falling edges or both
  • Input pulse width screening
  • Configurable hardware debounce filtering

Up to 64 digital outputs:

  • Variety of drive configurations available
  • Output overload protection
  • Detection and reporting of open and short circuits


Gaming Controller Delayed Activation

Hardware AES Encryption/Decryption Engine

Secure AES key storage – no external access

Unique electronic serial number

TPM (Optional)

Write Once Key


High Definition Audio

  • 7.1. Audio channels
  • Built-in stereo 18W/channel digital amplifier


BIOS designed specifically for gaming:

  • Hardware validation of BIOS via secure hash algorithm
  • BIOS Validation of boot drive via secure hash algorithm
  • Write-protection of BIOS ROM
  • Fully customisable


Full software support for Windows Embedded and Linux

  • 32 and 64-bit OS support
  • Static, dynamic and .NET libraries
  • Example code and demo software available

Protocol Software

Quixant supplied communication & peripheral protocols

  • SAS 6.02, Generic COM Port driver (with 9-bit support)
  • JCM ID003, MEI, ccTalk (including MD100 and JCM Vega devices support)
  • Futurelogic, Money Controls, Ithaca
  • iButton, I2C devices, generic SPI, SEC Meter


AMD are recognized as the "gamers choice" for CPU due to the features of their CPU’s matching well to the demands of the gaming market. AMD produce CPU’s that run cooler and faster and more reliably than any of their competitors.AMD have a very strong embedded group which guarantees long supply times for its parts through embedded roadmaps released to its partners. This enables us to guarantee to supply you our platforms for minimum of 7 years from the release date of that platform.



Microsoft has a strong and ever expanding market presence within the gaming industry with many of the machines in operation today running Windows 7 Embedded.

As a Licensed Microsoft partner, Quixant is able to supply the Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 licences as part of its platform.




We fully support the Linux community with a full set of drivers and API’s for our product. So if you choose to develop your games with a Linux OS feel confident that Quixant is here to support you.