Beware Best Canyon NUC; There are some competition towns driven by AMD.The popular mini-computer manufacturer Minisforum has launched a new Elite Mini HX90 That use AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX (Cezanne) processor. This high-performance device similar to NUC is designed to provide gamers and enthusiasts with the best features offered by Zen 3 and Vega.
Although it is a 7nm mobile chip, Ryzen 9 5900HX is no joke. The Zen 3 processor contains 8 cores, 16 threads and up to 16MB of L3 cache. It has a 3.3 GHz base clock, a 4.6 GHz boost clock, and even supports overclocking.In terms of graphics, the Ryzen 9 5900HX is equipped with 8 Vega cores with a clock frequency of 2,100 MHz, so it can play some games under moderate settings, but it will not be compatible with The best gaming computer.
A single cooling fan can control the operating temperature of Ryzen 9 5900HX. Minisforum chose to use liquid metal thermal paste to improve heat transfer. The supplier claims that the noise level of the EliteMini HX90 at full load is about 30 dB.
EliteMini HX90 measures 195 x 190 x 60 mm and weighs 2.65 kg. The mini PC shows off an aggressive and stylish body made of carbon fiber materials. Thanks to the included bracket, EliteMini HX90 can be placed in any orientation you want, which increases the height of the device by 25.7 mm. Minisforum also includes a mounting bracket, although the supplier did not specify the VESA size. However, the EliteMini HX90 looks good, so hiding it behind a monitor or TV is a shame.
EliteMini HX90 is equipped with two onboard DDR4 SO-DIMM memory slots, allowing you to have up to 64GB of DDR4-3200 memory. Despite its large size, there are plenty of storage options for mini PCs. You will get a standard M.2 2280 slot and enough space to install up to two 2.5-inch SATA III hard drives or SSDs.
EliteMini HX90 should be very suitable for heavy multitaskers.It supports up to four 4K displays (see Best budget 4K monitor) No sweat. The mini PC provides two HDMI ports and two DisplayPort outputs to drive 4K displays with a refresh rate of up to 60 Hz.
In terms of connectivity, EliteMini HX90 is equipped with five USB 3.0 Gen 1 ports, one USB-C port and one 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet port. If you prefer wireless people, you can also use Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 features. I don’t know which audio codec powers the EliteMini HX90’s audio system, but the device provides four 3.5 mm audio connectors (two line-out jacks and two microphone jacks).
Minisforum has rated the maximum power consumption of EliteMini HX90, up to 119.7W. Therefore, a 6.3A DC 19V power adapter is more than enough to feed this little guy.
The barebones kit is priced at US$729, while models with 16GB of memory and 256GB or 512GB are priced at US$899 and US$929, respectively. The flagship SKU is equipped with 32GB memory and 512GB SSD, and it is priced at US$1,009. If you order now, you will get a $100 early bird discount.