Qnap TS-AI642 and TBS-574X with 6 TOPS NPU for AI-accelerated image recognition announced on CES 2023

Qnap TS-AI642 and TBS-574X with 6 TOPS NPU for AI-accelerated image recognition announced on CES 2023

QNAP has unveiled two new products at CES 2023: the TS-AI642 and the TBS-574X. The TS-AI642 is a 6-bay high-capacity storage device designed for AI image recognition and intelligent surveillance applications, equipped with a Rockchip RK3588 processor and an NPU with a speed of up to 6 TOPS. The TBS-574X is a All-Flash NAS that is suitable for intensive video processing workloads, equipped with a 12th generation Intel Core i3-1220P processor and 16GB of memory. It is the first QNAP NAS to support E1.S hot-plug NVMe drives, which can expand its capacity up to 30TB. Both the TS-AI642 and TBS-574X have 2.5GbE/10GbE interfaces and 4K HDMI output, and the availability of these products will be announced separately.


QNAP has recently released the TS-AI642 NAS, designed specifically for AI image recognition and intelligent surveillance applications. It is equipped with a Rockchip RK3588 processor, which has a total of eight cores – four Cortex-A76 cores running at 2.2 GHz and four Cortex-A55 cores running at 1.8 GHz. The TS-AI642 also includes an NPU (neuroprocessor unit) with a speed of up to 6 TOPS, making it one of the most powerful ARM-based NAS devices in QNAP’s product portfolio.

The TS-AI642 is a 6-bay high-capacity storage device with a standard 2.5GbE interface and a PCIe Gen 3 slot for 10GbE expansion. This allows for fast data transfer speeds and the ability to add additional connectivity options as needed. It also has a 4K HDMI interface for displaying surveillance footage, making it an ideal device for video surveillance deployment.

In terms of AI applications, the TS-AI642 is well-suited for tasks such as facial recognition and AI-powered surveillance event search. It is also compatible with QNAP’s “QuMagie” AI photo albums. In addition to these AI capabilities, the TS-AI642 also has a number of other features that make it a versatile storage solution. These include cloud storage integration, comprehensive backup options, and the ability to run containerized applications.

The TS-AI642 is based on the Rockchip RK3588 processor, which is fabricated using Samsung’s 8LPP process. This ensures high performance and power efficiency, making it an affordable option for businesses looking to incorporate AI technology into their surveillance and image recognition systems. The availability of the TS-AI642 will be announced at a later date.





The TBS-574X is a new NAS device from QNAP that is designed for a wide range of applications, including real-time 4K video production and business IT. It is equipped with a 12th generation Intel Core i3-1220P processor, which has 10 cores and 12 threads, with a frequency of up to 4.40 GHz. The processor is made up of 2 P cores and 8 E cores, making it suitable for handling intensive workloads.

In terms of storage, the TBS-574X is capable of expanding to a capacity of 30 TB with the help of E1.S SSDs. It has five drive bays, each of which can hold a 7.68 TB E1.S SSD, giving a total capacity of over 30 TB when configured in a RAID 5 setup. The TBS-574X is also equipped with 2.5GbE/10GbE connectivity, two USB4 ports, a 4K HDMI output interface, and built-in GPU support for video transcoding.

One of the unique features of the TBS-574X is that it is the first QNAP All-Flash NAS to support E1.S hot-plug NVMe drives. These drives are designed to be replaced easily, making it easy to upgrade the storage capacity of the TBS-574X as needed. Each of the drive bays also comes with an E1.S to M.2 2280 adapter, giving users the flexibility to choose which type of SSD they use.

The TBS-574X is well-suited for intensive video processing workloads, thanks to its powerful processor and high-capacity storage. It is also a good choice for teams with multiple workstations and performance-demanding tasks, as it has built-in GPU support for video transcoding and 2.5GbE/10GbE connectivity for fast data transfer speeds. Overall, the TBS-574X is a feature-rich NAS device that offers excellent performance and flexibility for a wide range of applications.


What is E1.S SSD

E1.S SSDs are a type of NVMe PCIe solid state drive (SSD) that are designed for use in NAS devices. They are known for their high performance, with high IOPS (input/output operations per second) and low latency, making them well-suited for applications that require fast data access and processing. E1.S SSDs are also designed to be hot-swappable, meaning that they can be easily replaced without the need to power down the NAS device. This makes them a convenient option for users who want to upgrade their storage capacity or replace failed drives without interrupting their work. Additionally, E1.S SSDs are known for their good heat dissipation, making them a good choice for use in devices that may be subjected to high workloads.




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4 thoughts on “Qnap TS-AI642 and TBS-574X with 6 TOPS NPU for AI-accelerated image recognition announced on CES 2023

  1. Always following your great reviews and rumors :). The i3-1220p seems like a great choice for a future media NAS (AV1 decode, transcoding). Do you think it will find it’s way into more NASes like those in the 664 like

    1. It is difficult to say at this point. It will depend on the sales of this model.
      They might introduce this CPU on similar series but very unlikely in x64 models.
      The benchmark is around 15220 which brings it close to x72 and x74 series. (This number in model name has a meaning – how powerful the CPU is )
      This GPU can cope with 4k and even some 8k.

      Processor Graphics ‡ Intel® UHD Graphics for 12th Gen Intel® Processors
      Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency 1.10 GHz