… Anything computer-related, that is. If the computer’s spiel has any truth to it, this may be one of the most powerful portable supercomputers out there. Powered by AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 SoC processors, the UDOO BOLT can handle everything from ginormous 3D CAD models to triple-A computer games.

Depending on which version of the BOLT you prefer (the V3 being a slightly lower-end version of the more powerful V8), the computer can have upwards of two to eight cores running. While the V3 runs on an embedded AMD Ryzen 1202B processor, dual core/quad thread cores with speeds of up to 2.3 GHz, and an AMD RADEON VEGA 3 graphics card, the V8 works with an AMD Ryzen 1605B processor, quad-core/ eight-thread cores running at 2.0 GHz, and a RADEON VEGA 8 graphics card. Differences aside, both versions of the UDOO BOLT sport the same multimedia, memory, storage, networking, and hardware features.

UDOO BOLT

Amazingly, all these features fit onto a board no longer than your average ballpoint pen. The CPU itself measures 4.7 x 4.7 inches and fits inside a small metal case.

But what can it really do?

UDOO BOLT

If the extra speed and processing power are any indication, a whole lot. The UDOO Bolt can play high-end games on the highest settings as well as VR games, supports taxing applications used for AI programming, and for some reason is compatible with the Arduino Leonardo microcontroller board.

Folks must really love their supercomputers because the UDOO BOLT has already exceeded its Kickstarter goal of $100,000 by over four times (it currently has a funding of $445,402). More details can be found on the project’s Kickstarter page.

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