Operating system pfSense® CE, OPNSense, IPFire, OpenWRT and all other router systems are supported.
CPU AMD Embedded G series GX-412TC, 1.0Ghz/1.4Ghz quad Jaguar core with 64 bit and AES-NI support, 32K data + 32K instruction cache per core, shared 2MB L2 cache.
Memory 4 GB DDR3-1333 DRAM
NICs 3 x Gbit (Intel i211AT)
Storage 16GB SSD (possible to upgrade to 60GB)
Graphics -
Power consumption 6W idle, 12W under full load
Ports DB9 serial port, 2 USB 3.0 external, 2 USB 2.0 internal, three front panel LEDs, pushbutton, 2 miniPCI express (one with SIM socket), LPC bus, GPIO header, I2C bus, COM2 (3.3V RXD / TXD)
Cooling Passively cooled
Dimensions 16.8 cm X 15.7 cm
Other can connect 1x WiFi card and 2x LTE modems
Weight 0.785 kg
Manufacturer PC Engines

APU3C4 Router reviews

APU3C4_ROUTER

APU3C4 3x Gigabit LAN, Quad Core CPU, 16GB SSD, 4GB RAM

2,212 SEK

(2,765 incl. VAT)
2,212 SEK 2099-01-01
more APU3 expected in November. Consider APU4.

APU2, APU3 and APU4 are the most popular routers we sell because they are open-source, achieve excellent performance and are rock solid.

The router is shipped assembled, pre-configured, optimized and ready to use (unless you choose otherwise).

APU router is the most open-source network device you can buy. It comes with open-source BIOS, open-source operating system of your choice and open hardware schematics. It's not locked down in any way.

APU2, APU3 and APU4 are very similar to each other and achieve roughly the same performance. You can see the detailed comparison here. If you aren't sure which one to choose, get APU2E4. 

Hardware supports OPNsense, pfSense, Open-WRT, *BSD and number of other operating systems.

Things to consider:

Advantages over competing hardware products

  • Completely silent. 0 dB - passively cooled. No moving parts.
  • Small: 16.8 cm X 15.7 cm 
  • Very low power consumption - ~6W. 
  • Very high throughput - 1 Gbit on pfSense, OpenWRT and IPFire
  • CPU has built-in encryption support (AES-NI), allowing for high VPN throughput.
  • Price.

Hardware included:

Advantages over the proprietary solutions:

  • Low total cost of ownership
  • No artificial add-ons requires to make your system fully functional
  • No additional charges for extra features - everything is included. unlimited users, unlimited firewall rules. unlimited VPN accounts.
  • Low power consumption. It won't show on your electric bill.
  • No moving parts. This system is designed to last decades.

Router/Firewall comes assembled, pre-configured and ready to use.