First AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX mini PCs coming soon from Morefine and Minisforum
Now that the chip shortages are becoming less of a problem, particularly in the PC processor department, there is quite an influx of new gen mobile CPUs and APUs on the market. Most of these come with laptops, obviously, but an increasing number is also allocated for mini PCs. The small form-factor segment usually focuses more on ultra low-voltage solutions rather than high-performance ones due to TDP limitations, but now, with the miniaturization process going beyond 7 nm, top-tier laptop processors like the AMD Ryzen 5000H can easily be added to mini PCs. This year, it looks like the smaller brands are beating the big ones as far as announcements go, since Morefine and Minisforum already presented their plans to crowdfund mini PCs powered by the Ryzen 9 5900HX APU.
Minisforum will present exact specs for the upcoming Ryzen 9 5900HX mini PC in 2-3 weeks. On the other hand, Morefine already has an Indiegogo page up for its S500+ MiniPC model where it unveils some of the specs. Apart from the high-end laptop processor with integrated Vega 8 GPU that is getting active cooling, the specs include support for up to 32 GB of DDR4-3200 or LPDDR4-4266 RAM, an M.2 2280 SATA/NVMe slot plus a 2.5-inch bay for a SATA HDD/SSD, and pre-installed Wi-Fi 6 + BT 5.0 module, while the motherboard offers connectors like 2x USB-A 3.2, 4x USB-A 2.0, 2x DP 1.4 (one through USB-C) and HDMI 2.0, dual-NIC (2.5 Gb + 1 Gb) with Gbit jacks, and an audio jack. The case is made of aluminium-magnesium alloy with ultra-light wear-resistant upper lid.
Pricing information will be released in a few weeks for both models, as the crowdfunding campaigns are given the green light.