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Minisforum NUCXi7 desktop PC review: Ultra slim gaming PC with GeForce RTX 3070 and Core i7-11800H

A laptop without display? With the NUCX series, the Minisforum system manufacturer offers a full-featured gaming PC, using almost exclusively laptop components. We were able to get our hands on a NUCXi7 and took a more detailed look at the model, running it through our test course. You can find all the important information on this exciting device in our extensive review here.
Minisforum NUCXi7
Minisforum NUCXi7

Minisforum is known as a system manufacturer for mini PCs in this country (Germany). However, with the NUCX series, the manufacturer aims toward a slightly different target user group, offering a full-featured gaming PC with this model. This is not your usual desktop computer, but an ultra slim PC with a decent amount of power. It is based on an Intel NUC-XI5 laptop mainboard, which is also used in laptops.

The NUCX is currently available in two basic configurations that differ in both their CPUs and GPUs. On one hand, there is the Minisforum NUCXi5, which is based on the Intel Core i5-11400H in combination with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, and on the other hand, the MinisForum NUCXi7 with the Intel Core i7-11800H in combination with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU. In terms of their price, the models start as barebones systems from 1,199 Euros (~$1,195) and 1,449 Euros (~$1,444) respectively. Our test unit, a NUCXi7 with 16 GB of RAM and a 512-GB SSD, costs 1,629 Euros (~$1,623) with the Pro version of Windows 11 already preinstalled.

In this review, other compact desktop PCs serve as comparison devices. In order to reflect the direct performance comparison of the GPU performance, we also included a similarly equipped gaming laptop in the field of our test competitors. 

Minisforum NUCX i7
Processor
Intel Core i7-11800H 8 x 2.3 - 4.6 GHz, 110 W PL2 / Short Burst, 68 W PL1 / Sustained, Tiger Lake H45
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU - 8 GB VRAM, Core: 1290 MHz, Memory: 1500 MHz, 125 W TDP ( including 25 W Dynamic Boost), Nvidia 516.94
Memory
16 GB 
, DDR4-3200, 2 of 2 installed, max. 64 GB
Mainboard
Intel HM570
Storage
M.2 2280 NVMe, 450 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Tiger Lake PCH-H - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
3 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 20Gbps, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, Card Reader: SDXC
Networking
Intel Ethernet Controller I225-V (10/100/1000/2500MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 393 x 80.1 x 260 ( = 15.47 x 3.15 x 10.24 in)
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Pro
Additional features
230-Watt power supply, HDMI cable, stand, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.444 kg ( = 86.21 oz / 5.39 pounds), Power Supply: 496 g ( = 17.5 oz / 1.09 pounds)
Price
1629 EUR
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Best Price
09/2022
Minisforum NUCX i7
i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
2.4 kg393 mm
12/2021
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
189 mm
06/2021
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
i7-10700, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
05/2022
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
1.8 kg62.2 mm
04/2022
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
i9-12900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
189 mm
06/2020
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
i7-9700, GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
83.2 %
10/2021
Gigabyte A7 X1
R9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
2.5 kg34 mm

Minisforum NUCXi7 in Detail

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Minisforum NUCXi7 (Source: Minisforum)
Minisforum NUCXi7 (Source: Minisforum)
Minisforum NUCXi7 (Source: Minisforum)
Minisforum NUCXi7 (Source: Minisforum)
Minisforum NUCXi7 (Source: Minisforum)
Minisforum NUCXi7 (Source: Minisforum)
Minisforum NUCXi7 (Source: Minisforum)

Case

The Minisforum NUCXi7 isn't small and in our opinion not a classic mini PC. However, the device is still very slim, reminding of a laptop without display and input devices. Most of the case is made of plastic, while still giving a high-quality haptic impression. While an aluminum base would probably be heavier, the device would gain significantly in terms of the quality impression. Visually, the left side is ornamented by a skull, which livens up the otherwise plain silver side. The back is covered by a large honeycomb design to ensure good cooling. The device is screwed onto a stable stand and can only be run in the vertical position. The Minisforum NUCXi7 isn't designed for horizontal operation, since this would probably also be to the clear detriment of the cooling characteristics.

Including the stand, the Minisforum NUCXi7 brings only 2.4 kg (~5.3 lb) to the scale, which is very light. On the other hand, the weight of the stand prevents it from falling over easily. For the external power supply, you also have to add approximately another 0.5 kg (~1.1 lb) to the weight.

Equipment

At first glance, all the important connections are available. There is even a modern Thunderbolt port. At the same time, you could have different opinions on the number of available USB 3.2 Type-A ports. The device offers only three of them, and they are all positioned in front. We could have liked at least one more USB port in the back. But unfortunately, the manufacturer is tied to the mainboard layout, which would make this more difficult. You can connect displays via HDMI or Thunderbolt, with both of these options working without any problems in our test. You also don't have to live without an SD card reader here.

External connections of the Minisforum NUCXi7
External connections of the Minisforum NUCXi7

SD Card Reader

The Minisforum NUCXi7 is equipped with an SD card reader that operates at USB 3 speeds. The 76 MB/s we measured in our test using our reference card (Angelbird AV Pro V60) with UHS-II connection also confirms the USB 3 speed. However, this performance is still worse than the average of the class.

SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650RX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
155 MB/s ∼100% +104%
Razer Blade 17 Early 2022
Intel Core i9-12900H (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
152 MB/s ∼98% +100%
Average of class Desktop
  (17 - 197, n=15, last 2 years)
85.5 MB/s ∼55% +12%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
76.07 MB/s ∼49%
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
69.1 (68.5min - 72.99max) MB/s ∼45% -9%
Acer Predator Triton 500 SE PT516-52s-70KX
Intel Core i7-12700H (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
68 MB/s ∼44% -11%
MSI Raider GE77 HX 12UHS
Intel Core i9-12900HX (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
60 MB/s ∼39% -21%

Communication

Minisforum uses an Intel Wi-Fi 6E-AX210 module in the NUCXi7. In our test with our ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 router, we were unable to reach the good performance of the comparison devices. The Minisforum NUCXi7 places at the end the comparison field, clearly left behind here. The integrated LAN port offers a good alternative to the wireless connection, supporting up to 2.5 Gbit/s.

Networking
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1848 (1731min - 1888max) MBit/s ∼100% +109%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
1480 (1212min - 1519max) MBit/s ∼80% +67%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
  (885 - 1827, n=4)
1411 MBit/s ∼76% +59%
Average of class Desktop
  (430 - 1851, n=9, last 2 years)
1162 MBit/s ∼63% +31%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
MediaTek RZ608
903 (450min - 913max) MBit/s ∼49% +2%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
885 (820min - 897max) MBit/s ∼48%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1851 (1799min - 1897max) MBit/s ∼100% +55%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
1669 (1609min - 1719max) MBit/s ∼90% +39%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
  (1198 - 1385, n=4)
1305 MBit/s ∼71% +9%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1198 (975min - 1352max) MBit/s ∼65%
Average of class Desktop
  (572 - 1696, n=9, last 2 years)
1191 MBit/s ∼64% -1%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
MediaTek RZ608
967 (486min - 993max) MBit/s ∼52% -19%
05010015020025030035040045050055060065070075080085090095010001050110011501200125013001350Tooltip
; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1198 (975-1352)
; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø885 (820-897)

Accessories

In addition to the computer itself, the box also includes the 230-Watt power supply and the stand, allowing you to place the device horizontally.

Maintenance

Opened Minisforum NUCXi7 with side cover
Opened Minisforum NUCXi7 with side cover

For expansion or maintenance tasks, you can remove the side cover of the device. This is fixed at the bottom with three screws, and after they have been removed, you can take off the cover without much trouble. An included brochure also explains how to do this. After removing the cover, you might be misled to think that you are looking at a laptop. But there is still a lot of unused space, which would usually be reserved for a battery. You can also see why you couldn't just easily add some USB ports in the back. The only space for some additional connections would be in front.

You can fit a total of two M.2 SSDs into the device, which we also did for this test. To expand the working memory, you only have the option to replace the modules, since both of the SO-Dimm slots are already occupied with 8-GB modules.

A look inside the Minisforum NUCXi7
A look inside the Minisforum NUCXi7

Performance - A fast Core i7-11800H

With the Intel Core i7-11800H, our test unit offers a good basis for handling demanding applications. In combination with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, the Minisforum NUCXi7 looks like a well-equipped gaming laptop. The 16 GB of RAM are usually sufficient for all the current games, even though space can become a little tight with the 512 GB of the SSD. With this equipment, you can also enjoy current games at 1,440p. Those who only want to play games at 1,080p should take a closer look at the Minisforum NUCXi5.

CPU-Z
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CPU-Z
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CPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWiNFO
Inte Extreme Utility
Inte Extreme Utility - Benchmark

Test Conditions

We ran all the performance tests in Gaming mode. This can be activated by pressing a button in the front, granting the GPU a higher power consumption under load. To be exact, this corresponds to an increase of the GPU power consumption to 125 watts.

Processor

The Intel Core i7-11800H offers eight native computing cores and is based on Intel's Tiger Lake architecture. In terms of the power consumption, Minisforum gives some headspace of up to 110 watts (PL2), although at 68 watts, the PL1 is still a very good value to achieve a high performance. And this is indeed the case, since our test unit is able to secure a good place in the middle of the field with its performance achieved in our test. The disadvantage behind the faster comparison devices is small and subjectively not noticeable.

You can find additional benchmarks of the processors here.

Performance Rating - Percent
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
62 pt ∼62%
Gigabyte A7 X1 -17!
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
60.5 pt ∼61%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
54.5 pt ∼55%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
53.1 pt ∼53%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
 
51.6 pt ∼52%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
51.3 pt ∼51%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C) -2!
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
48.3 pt ∼48%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
Intel Core i7-9700, 3000 MHz
45.6 pt ∼46%
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
262 Points ∼81% +15%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
247 Points ∼76% +9%
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
241 Points ∼74% +6%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
227 Points ∼70%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (201 - 231, n=45)
225 Points ∼69% -1%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
224 Points ∼69% -1%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
Intel Core i7-9700, 3000 MHz
199 Points ∼61% -12%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
196 Points ∼60% -14%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
3299 Points ∼34% +61%
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
2087 (2046.66min - 2087.25max) Points ∼22% +2%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
2045 Points ∼21%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
2027 Points ∼21% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (1342 - 2173, n=49)
1900 Points ∼20% -7%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
1666 Points ∼17% -19%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
1455 Points ∼15% -29%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
Intel Core i7-9700, 3000 MHz
1254 Points ∼13% -39%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
703 Points ∼87% +21%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
629 Points ∼78% +9%
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
580 Points ∼72% 0%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
579 Points ∼71%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (520 - 586, n=46)
576 Points ∼71% -1%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
564 Points ∼70% -3%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
Intel Core i7-9700, 3000 MHz
474 Points ∼59% -18%
CPU (Multi Core)
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
7179 Points ∼30% +51%
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
4850 Points ∼21% +2%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
4760 Points ∼20%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
4644 Points ∼20% -2%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (2498 - 5408, n=49)
4472 Points ∼19% -6%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
3954 Points ∼17% -17%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
Intel Core i7-9700, 3000 MHz
2892 Points ∼12% -39%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
3.16 Points ∼10% +21%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
2.84 Points ∼9% +9%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
2.61 Points ∼8%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
2.59 Points ∼8% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (2.45 - 2.61, n=3)
2.55 Points ∼8% -2%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
2.26 Points ∼7% -13%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
Intel Core i7-9700, 3000 MHz
2.25 Points ∼7% -14%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
38.96 Points ∼71% +78%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
22.07 Points ∼40% +1%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
21.87 Points ∼40%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
19.18 Points ∼35% -12%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (16 - 21.9, n=3)
19 Points ∼35% -13%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
16.7 Points ∼31% -24%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
Intel Core i7-9700, 3000 MHz
14.44 Points ∼26% -34%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
14610 Points ∼89% +22%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
12508 Points ∼76% +5%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
11957 Points ∼73%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
11608 Points ∼71% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (10903 - 11957, n=3)
11489 Points ∼70% -4%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
9898 Points ∼60% -17%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
Intel Core i7-9700, 3000 MHz
9840 Points ∼60% -18%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
107565 Points ∼89% +59%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
67486 Points ∼56%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
67183 Points ∼55% 0%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
58426 Points ∼48% -13%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (49232 - 67486, n=3)
58381 Points ∼48% -13%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
52577 Points ∼43% -22%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
Intel Core i7-9700, 3000 MHz
49666 Points ∼41% -26%
Blender - v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
Intel Core i7-9700, 3000 MHz
388.7 Seconds * ∼3% -49%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
315.4 Seconds * ∼2% -21%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
286.1 Seconds * ∼2% -10%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (217 - 454, n=45)
276 Seconds * ∼2% -6%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
262.7 Seconds * ∼2% -1%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
262.7 Seconds * ∼2% -1%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
261 Seconds * ∼2%
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
246 Seconds * ∼2% +6%
wPrime 2.10
32m
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
Intel Core i7-9700, 3000 MHz
4.785 s * ∼1% -41%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
4.186 s * ∼1% -23%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (3.41 - 4.19, n=2)
3.8 s * ∼1% -12%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
3.416 s * ∼1% -0%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
3.405 s * ∼1%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
3.257 s * ∼1% +4%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
2.67 s * ∼1% +22%
1024m
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
211.8 s * ∼3% -115%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
Intel Core i7-9700, 3000 MHz
155.8 s * ∼2% -58%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
120.839 s * ∼1% -23%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
119.5 s * ∼1% -22%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (98.3 - 120.8, n=2)
109.6 s * ∼1% -11%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
102.2 s * ∼1% -4%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
98.307 s * ∼1%
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0
Pass 1
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
310 (303min - 324max) fps ∼82% +20%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
272.5 (271min - 279max) fps ∼72% +6%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
258 (256min - 259max) fps ∼69%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (248 - 258, n=2)
253 fps ∼67% -2%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
Intel Core i7-9700, 3000 MHz
247.5 (247min - 252max) fps ∼66% -4%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
247.5 (245min - 250max) fps ∼66% -4%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
236 (235min - 257max) fps ∼63% -9%
Pass 2
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
147.5 (134min - 173max) fps ∼61% +35%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
109.3 (108.1min - 111.7max) fps ∼45%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
106 (101min - 108max) fps ∼44% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (93.8 - 109.3, n=2)
101.5 fps ∼42% -7%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
93.75 (91.3min - 98.8max) fps ∼39% -14%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
84.8 (84.6min - 105max) fps ∼35% -22%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
Intel Core i7-9700, 3000 MHz
77.6 (77.3min - 79.4max) fps ∼32% -29%
WinRAR - Result
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
10739 KB/s ∼62% +35%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
9584 KB/s ∼55% +21%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
7944 KB/s ∼46%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (7925 - 7944, n=2)
7935 KB/s ∼46% 0%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
7925 KB/s ∼46% 0%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
Intel Core i7-9700, 3000 MHz
6945 KB/s ∼40% -13%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
6555 KB/s ∼38% -17%
TrueCrypt
AES Mean 100MB
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
17.2 GB/s ∼0% +48%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
11.6 GB/s ∼0% 0%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
11.6 GB/s ∼0%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
10.3 GB/s ∼0% -11%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
9.9 GB/s ∼0% -15%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (6.5 - 11.6, n=3)
9.33 GB/s ∼0% -20%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
Intel Core i7-9700, 3000 MHz
7.6 GB/s ∼0% -34%
Twofish Mean 100MB
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
3.4 GB/s ∼0% +100%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
1.8 GB/s ∼0% +6%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
1.7 GB/s ∼0% 0%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
1.7 GB/s ∼0%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (1.5 - 1.7, n=3)
1.567 GB/s ∼0% -8%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
1.5 GB/s ∼0% -12%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
Intel Core i7-9700, 3000 MHz
1.3 GB/s ∼0% -24%
Serpent Mean 100MB
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
1.9 GB/s ∼0% +73%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
1.1 GB/s ∼0% 0%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
1.1 GB/s ∼0% 0%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
1.1 GB/s ∼0%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (0.9 - 1.1, n=3)
1 GB/s ∼0% -9%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
0.9 GB/s ∼0% -18%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
Intel Core i7-9700, 3000 MHz
0.775 GB/s ∼0% -30%
Geekbench 5.4
Multi-Core
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
9186 Points ∼32%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
8924 Points ∼31% -3%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
8924 Points ∼31% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (4655 - 9851, n=39)
8566 Points ∼30% -7%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
8207 Points ∼28% -11%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
8173 Points ∼28% -11%
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
7599 Points ∼26% -17%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
Intel Core i7-9700, 3000 MHz
7060 Points ∼25% -23%
Single-Core
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
1656 Points ∼73% +5%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
1656 Points ∼73% +5%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
1579 Points ∼69% +1%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
1570 Points ∼69%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (1429 - 1625, n=39)
1560 Points ∼69% -1%
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
1538 Points ∼68% -2%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
Intel Core i7-9700, 3000 MHz
1312 Points ∼58% -16%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
1299 Points ∼57% -17%
Geekbench 5.0
5.0 Multi-Core
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
9074 Points ∼29%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
8845 Points ∼28% -3%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
8845 Points ∼28% -3%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
8196 Points ∼26% -10%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
8109 Points ∼26% -11%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (6340 - 9103, n=7)
7824 Points ∼25% -14%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
Intel Core i7-9700, 3000 MHz
7060 Points ∼22% -22%
5.0 Single-Core
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
1638 Points ∼39% +5%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
1638 Points ∼39% +5%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
1571 Points ∼38% +1%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
1563 Points ∼38%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (1436 - 1571, n=7)
1527 Points ∼37% -2%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
1304 Points ∼31% -17%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
Intel Core i7-9700, 3000 MHz
1300 Points ∼31% -17%
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
6991 Points ∼76% +4%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
6991 Points ∼76% +4%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
6698 Points ∼73% 0%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
6693 Points ∼73%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (6104 - 6698, n=6)
6567 Points ∼71% -2%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
Intel Core i7-9700, 3000 MHz
5777 Points ∼63% -14%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
5726 Points ∼62% -14%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
36347 Points ∼45%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
36310 Points ∼45% 0%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
36310 Points ∼45% 0%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (27454 - 36706, n=6)
33649 Points ∼42% -7%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
33034 Points ∼41% -9%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
32174 Points ∼40% -11%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
Intel Core i7-9700, 3000 MHz
27040 Points ∼33% -26%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance Physics
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
24314 Points ∼84% +45%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
17803 Points ∼62% +6%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
16736 Points ∼58%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (10590 - 19167, n=45)
16447 Points ∼57% -2%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
15739 Points ∼55% -6%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
15497 Points ∼54% -7%
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
15483 Points ∼54% -7%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
Intel Core i7-9700, 3000 MHz
13939 Points ∼48% -17%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
55231 MIPS ∼39% +7%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
51773 MIPS ∼37%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
50152 MIPS ∼35% -3%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
50152 MIPS ∼35% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (33718 - 56758, n=45)
48500 MIPS ∼34% -6%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
45999 MIPS ∼33% -11%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
43007 MIPS ∼30% -17%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
Intel Core i7-9700, 3000 MHz
33539 MIPS ∼24% -35%
7z b 4 -mmt1
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
5979 MIPS ∼72% +10%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
5979 MIPS ∼72% +10%
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
5681 MIPS ∼69% +4%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
5619 MIPS ∼68% +3%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (5138 - 5716, n=45)
5487 MIPS ∼66% +1%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
5446 MIPS ∼66%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
5293 MIPS ∼64% -3%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
Intel Core i7-9700, 3000 MHz
5186 MIPS ∼63% -5%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
14.8 fps ∼32% 0%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
14.8 fps ∼32%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
14.4 fps ∼31% -3%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
14.4 fps ∼31% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (7.38 - 17.4, n=45)
13.8 fps ∼30% -7%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
13.2 fps ∼28% -11%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
11.6 fps ∼25% -22%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
Intel Core i7-9700, 3000 MHz
10.5 fps ∼23% -29%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
Intel Core i7-9700, 3000 MHz
0.603 sec * ∼13% -7%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
0.588 sec * ∼13% -5%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (0.548 - 0.615, n=45)
0.566 sec * ∼12% -1%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
0.562 sec * ∼12%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
0.56 sec * ∼12% -0%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
0.535 sec * ∼12% +5%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
0.535 sec * ∼12% +5%
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
0.502 sec * ∼11% +11%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
59.5 s * ∼15% -19%
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
56.5 s * ∼14% -13%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
50.1 s * ∼13%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
Intel Core i7-9700, 3000 MHz
48.73 s * ∼12% +3%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
48 s * ∼12% +4%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (38.6 - 59.9, n=44)
46.5 s * ∼12% +7%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
44.9 s * ∼11% +10%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
44.9 s * ∼11% +10%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
279 Points ∼74% +6%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
269 Points ∼71% +3%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
269 Points ∼71% +3%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
267 Points ∼70% +2%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (251 - 280, n=39)
264 Points ∼70% +1%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
262 Points ∼69%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
244 Points ∼64% -7%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
Intel Core i7-9700, 3000 MHz
232 Points ∼61% -11%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
Intel Core i7-9700, 3000 MHz
790 ms * ∼1% -23%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
752 ms * ∼1% -18%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (600 - 690, n=44)
642 ms * ∼1% -0%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
641 ms * ∼1% -0%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
640 ms * ∼1%
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
611 ms * ∼1% +5%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
602 ms * ∼1% +6%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
602 ms * ∼1% +6%
3DMark
3840x2160 Fire Strike Ultra Physics
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
37967 Points ∼90% +60%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (22536 - 25203, n=15)
24016 Points ∼57% +1%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
23921 Points ∼56% +1%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
23774 Points ∼56%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
22873 Points ∼54% -4%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
21542 Points ∼51% -9%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
Intel Core i7-9700, 3000 MHz
16553 Points ∼39% -30%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Physics
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
35153 Points ∼82% +43%
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
25271 Points ∼59% +3%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
24508 Points ∼57%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
24327 Points ∼57% -1%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
23641 Points ∼55% -4%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (12843 - 25145, n=46)
22376 Points ∼52% -9%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
20080 Points ∼47% -18%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
Intel Core i7-9700, 3000 MHz
16387 Points ∼38% -33%
2560x1440 Time Spy CPU
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
15095 Points ∼81% +48%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
10169 Points ∼54%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
10035 Points ∼54% -1%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
9282 Points ∼50% -9%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (5086 - 11076, n=46)
9116 Points ∼49% -10%
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
9077 Points ∼49% -11%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
8580 Points ∼46% -16%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
Intel Core i7-9700, 3000 MHz
6867 Points ∼37% -32%

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Performance Rating
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
92.9 pt ∼93%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
90 pt ∼90%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
90 pt ∼90%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
84.2 pt ∼84%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
84 pt ∼84%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
Intel Core i7-9700, GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
61.8 pt ∼62%
Average of class Desktop
 
53.4 pt ∼53%
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
14782 KRay/s ∼100% +16%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
14342 KRay/s ∼97% +12%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
14342 KRay/s ∼97% +12%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
13002 KRay/s ∼88% +2%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
12788 KRay/s ∼87%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
Intel Core i7-9700, GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
10014 KRay/s ∼68% -22%
Average of class Desktop
  (252 - 20296, n=38, last 2 years)
7623 KRay/s ∼52% -40%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
92642 Points ∼100% +70%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
60136 Points ∼65% +11%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
60136 Points ∼65% +11%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
56368 Points ∼61% +4%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
54342 Points ∼59%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
Intel Core i7-9700, GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
51809 Points ∼56% -5%
Average of class Desktop
  (1483 - 103015, n=38, last 2 years)
39487 Points ∼43% -27%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
4043 MB/s ∼100% +11%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
4043 MB/s ∼100% +11%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
3829 MB/s ∼95% +5%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
3655 MB/s ∼90%
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
3179 MB/s ∼79% -13%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
Intel Core i7-9700, GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
2091 MB/s ∼52% -43%
Average of class Desktop
  (102 - 5563, n=38, last 2 years)
2008 MB/s ∼50% -45%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
101317 Points ∼100% +13%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
98219 Points ∼97% +10%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
98219 Points ∼97% +10%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
89290 Points ∼88%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
88481 Points ∼87% -1%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
Intel Core i7-9700, GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
72659 Points ∼72% -19%
Average of class Desktop
  (4400 - 126854, n=38, last 2 years)
60728 Points ∼60% -32%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
12519 Points ∼100% +29%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
9861 Points ∼79% +1%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
9861 Points ∼79% +1%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
9734 Points ∼78%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
9457 Points ∼76% -3%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
Intel Core i7-9700, GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
6927 Points ∼55% -29%
Average of class Desktop
  (199 - 14614, n=38, last 2 years)
6622 Points ∼53% -32%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
51120 Points ∼100% +58%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
36161 Points ∼71% +12%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
36161 Points ∼71% +12%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
33223 Points ∼65% +3%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
32372 Points ∼63%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
Intel Core i7-9700, GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
28306 Points ∼55% -13%
Average of class Desktop
  (788 - 56568, n=38, last 2 years)
22200 Points ∼43% -31%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
141926 MB/s ∼100% +11%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
141926 MB/s ∼100% +11%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
128262 MB/s ∼90%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
124539 MB/s ∼88% -3%
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
123970 MB/s ∼87% -3%
Average of class Desktop
  (3792 - 172026, n=38, last 2 years)
62986 MB/s ∼44% -51%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
Intel Core i7-9700, GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
36217 MB/s ∼26% -72%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
807 MB/s ∼100% +7%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
756 MB/s ∼94%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
755 MB/s ∼94% 0%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
755 MB/s ∼94% 0%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
735 MB/s ∼91% -3%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
Intel Core i7-9700, GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
550 MB/s ∼68% -27%
Average of class Desktop
  (38.3 - 1537, n=38, last 2 years)
497 MB/s ∼62% -34%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
7794 KRay/s ∼100% +10%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
7780 KRay/s ∼100% +9%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
7780 KRay/s ∼100% +9%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
7119 KRay/s ∼91% 0%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
7109 KRay/s ∼91%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
Intel Core i7-9700, GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
5449 KRay/s ∼70% -23%
Average of class Desktop
  (129 - 10978, n=38, last 2 years)
4142 KRay/s ∼53% -42%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
23774 MPixel/s ∼100% 0%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
23758 MPixel/s ∼100%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
23422 MPixel/s ∼99% -1%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
23422 MPixel/s ∼99% -1%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
Intel Core i7-9700, GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
22866 MPixel/s ∼96% -4%
Average of class Desktop
  (2501 - 49236, n=38, last 2 years)
17788 MPixel/s ∼75% -25%
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
15048 MPixel/s ∼63% -37%

Minisforum NUCXi7 in the Cinebench R15 Multi Loop

The loop of the Cinebench R15 constant load test gives a good impression of the efficiency of the built-in cooling system. After the first runs, the performance only drops minimally, before continuing to level out at an average of 1,828 points.

CPU metrics during the Cinebench R15 loop
CPU metrics during the Cinebench R15 loop
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Minisforum NUCX i7 Intel Core i7-11800H, Intel Core i7-11800H: Ø1825 (1783.96-2050.55)
Intel Beast Canyon NUC Intel Core i9-11900KB, Intel Core i9-11900KB: Ø1800 (1776.75-1859.25)
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C) Intel Core i7-10700, Intel Core i7-10700: Ø1338 (1184.66-1454.54)
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C Intel Core i7-11800H, Intel Core i7-11800H: Ø1562 (1536.63-1683.86)
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060 Intel Core i9-12900, Intel Core i9-12900: Ø2592 (2433.39-3346.44)
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super) Intel Core i7-9700, Intel Core i7-9700: Ø1226 (1219.7-1254.78)

System Performance

The Minisforum NUCXi7 leaves a good impression in the system benchmarks. The disadvantage behind the Intel Dragon Canyon NUC with an Intel Core i9-12900 is 17%. At the same time, the Intel Core i7-11800H, which at this point is already more than a year old, also shows that it won't belong to the scrap heap for quite a while. Nonetheless, Minisforum could also get some significant improvements with an upgrade to Intel's Alder Lake SoCs. But in the current equipment configuration, the Minisforum NUCXi7 delivers a solid performance that is also convincing in everyday operation.

Performance Rating - Percent
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060, Intel Core i9-12900
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
100 pt ∼100%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC, Intel Core i9-11900KB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
92.4 pt ∼92%
Gigabyte A7 X1, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
88.7 pt ∼89%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C, Intel Core i7-11800H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
87.9 pt ∼88%
Minisforum NUCX i7, Intel Core i7-11800H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU,
85.8 pt ∼86%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C), Intel Core i7-10700
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, Phison 512GB PA6620060U
80.5 pt ∼81%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super), Intel Core i7-9700
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop),
79.8 pt ∼80%
PCMark 10
Score
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060, Intel Core i9-12900
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
8083 Points ∼100% +18%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC, Intel Core i9-11900KB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
7281 Points ∼90% +6%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C, Intel Core i7-11800H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
6952 Points ∼86% +1%
Gigabyte A7 X1, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
6898 Points ∼85% +1%
Minisforum NUCX i7, Intel Core i7-11800H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU,
6863 Points ∼85%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C), Intel Core i7-10700
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, Phison 512GB PA6620060U
6499 Points ∼80% -5%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super), Intel Core i7-9700
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop),
6351 Points ∼79% -7%
Essentials
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060, Intel Core i9-12900
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
11171 Points ∼100% +13%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC, Intel Core i9-11900KB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
10422 Points ∼93% +6%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C, Intel Core i7-11800H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
10014 Points ∼90% +2%
Gigabyte A7 X1, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
9991 Points ∼89% +1%
Minisforum NUCX i7, Intel Core i7-11800H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU,
9865 Points ∼88%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C), Intel Core i7-10700
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, Phison 512GB PA6620060U
9846 Points ∼88% 0%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super), Intel Core i7-9700
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop),
9060 Points ∼81% -8%
Productivity
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060, Intel Core i9-12900
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
10205 Points ∼100% +19%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC, Intel Core i9-11900KB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
9582 Points ∼94% +12%
Gigabyte A7 X1, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
9324 Points ∼91% +9%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C, Intel Core i7-11800H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
8985 Points ∼88% +5%
Minisforum NUCX i7, Intel Core i7-11800H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU,
8579 Points ∼84%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super), Intel Core i7-9700
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop),
8148 Points ∼80% -5%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C), Intel Core i7-10700
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, Phison 512GB PA6620060U
7447 Points ∼73% -13%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Intel Beast Canyon NUC, Intel Core i9-11900KB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
1885 Points ∼100% +26%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060, Intel Core i9-12900
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
1885 Points ∼100% +26%
Minisforum NUCX i7, Intel Core i7-11800H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU,
1496 Points ∼79%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C, Intel Core i7-11800H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
1435 Points ∼76% -4%
CrossMark / Creativity
Intel Beast Canyon NUC, Intel Core i9-11900KB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
1724 Points ∼100% +5%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060, Intel Core i9-12900
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
1724 Points ∼100% +5%
Minisforum NUCX i7, Intel Core i7-11800H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU,
1644 Points ∼95%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C, Intel Core i7-11800H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
1613 Points ∼94% -2%
CrossMark / Productivity
Intel Beast Canyon NUC, Intel Core i9-11900KB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
1816 Points ∼100% +14%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060, Intel Core i9-12900
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
1816 Points ∼100% +14%
Minisforum NUCX i7, Intel Core i7-11800H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU,
1592 Points ∼88%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C, Intel Core i7-11800H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
1573 Points ∼87% -1%
CrossMark / Overall
Intel Beast Canyon NUC, Intel Core i9-11900KB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
1785 Points ∼100% +12%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060, Intel Core i9-12900
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
1785 Points ∼100% +12%
Minisforum NUCX i7, Intel Core i7-11800H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU,
1600 Points ∼90%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C, Intel Core i7-11800H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
1569 Points ∼88% -2%
AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
44474 MB/s ∼100% 0%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
44474 MB/s ∼100% 0%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
44370 MB/s ∼100%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
44240 MB/s ∼99% 0%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (24508 - 48144, n=20)
43027 MB/s ∼97% -3%
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
38633 MB/s ∼87% -13%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
Intel Core i7-9700, GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
33103 MB/s ∼74% -25%
Average of class Desktop
  (6308 - 73501, n=38, last 2 years)
32677 MB/s ∼73% -26%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
50365 MB/s ∼100% +2%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
49616 MB/s ∼99% +1%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
49616 MB/s ∼99% +1%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
49326 MB/s ∼98%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (25882 - 50365, n=19)
45418 MB/s ∼90% -8%
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
43730 MB/s ∼87% -11%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
Intel Core i7-9700, GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
38236 MB/s ∼76% -22%
Average of class Desktop
  (6292 - 74809, n=38, last 2 years)
33917 MB/s ∼67% -31%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
46213 MB/s ∼100% 0%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
46018 MB/s ∼100%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
45577 MB/s ∼99% -1%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
45577 MB/s ∼99% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (22240 - 46214, n=19)
42676 MB/s ∼92% -7%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
Intel Core i7-9700, GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
37723 MB/s ∼82% -18%
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
34324 MB/s ∼74% -25%
Average of class Desktop
  (6866 - 72243, n=38, last 2 years)
33336 MB/s ∼72% -28%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
97.7 ns * ∼100%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
87.4 ns * ∼89% +11%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
87.4 ns * ∼89% +11%
Average of class Desktop
  (56 - 153, n=38, last 2 years)
80.4 ns * ∼82% +18%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
77.3 ns * ∼79% +21%
Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
75.8 ns * ∼78% +22%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
Intel Core i7-9700, GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
57.1 ns * ∼58% +42%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (71.9 - 104.1, n=43)
42.5 (71.9min - 104.1max) ns * ∼44% +56%

* ... smaller is better

DPC Latencies

The Minisforum NUCXi7 struggles with increased latencies already when opening several tabs in the Edge browser. When playing our 4K test video, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU is loaded to about 36%.

Maximum latency when opening several browser tabs and playing 4K video material
Maximum latency when opening several browser tabs and playing 4K video material
Maximum latency after 10 seconds of Prime95
Maximum latency after 10 seconds of Prime95
Drivers ordered by longest execution time
Drivers ordered by longest execution time
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Minisforum NUCX i7, Intel Core i7-11800H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU,
2373 μs * ∼100%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C, Intel Core i7-11800H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
1214.8 μs * ∼51% +49%
Gigabyte A7 X1, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
792 μs * ∼33% +67%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Solution

512-GB NVMe SSD
512-GB NVMe SSD

In our configuration, the storage solution is an NVMe SSD with 512 GB of storage space. While the model used is fast, it isn't quite able to keep up with the performance of our comparison devices. However, the performance is still sufficient for all the usual applications. In addition, we were unable to see any unnecessary latencies due to the SSD performance. On the other hand, considering the target user group, the storage space turns out very low at only 512 GB. For a gaming device, we expect at least 1 TB of storage. At the same time, you can also expand the storage at a later time using the second M.2 slot.

You can find additional comparisons and benchmarks in our comparison chart.

AS SSD
AS SSD
CDM 3
CDM 3
CDM 5
CDM 5
CDM 6
CDM 6
CDI
CDI
Sequential Read: 1361 MB/s
Sequential Write: 1481 MB/s
512K Read: 1127 MB/s
512K Write: 1349 MB/s
4K Read: 48.5 MB/s
4K Write: 206.5 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 449.2 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 570.4 MB/s
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
95.2 pt ∼95%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060 -11!
Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
89.8 pt ∼90%
Gigabyte A7 X1
ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
73.9 pt ∼74%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Phison 512GB PA6620060U
66.4 pt ∼66%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
64.4 pt ∼64%
Minisforum NUCX i7
 
59.5 pt ∼60%
Global Average -3
 
51.6 pt ∼52%
Average of class Desktop
 
47.6 pt ∼48%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
 
31.1 pt ∼31%
DiskSpd
seq read
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
2008 (1998.8min - 2008.02max) MB/s ∼100% +24%
Gigabyte A7 X1
ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
1959 (1933.36min - 1959.16max) MB/s ∼98% +21%
Global Average -3
  (201 - 5544, n=970)
1940 MB/s ∼97% +20%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
1936 (1755.26min - 1936.41max) MB/s ∼96% +20%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
1936 (1755.26min - 1936.41max) MB/s ∼96% +20%
Minisforum NUCX i7
 
1620 (1579.16min - 1620.17max) MB/s ∼81%
Average of class Desktop
  (201 - 3903, n=40, last 2 years)
1345 MB/s ∼67% -17%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Phison 512GB PA6620060U
824 (549.82min - 823.58max) MB/s ∼41% -49%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
 
226.5 (226.07min - 226.49max) MB/s ∼11% -86%
seq write
Gigabyte A7 X1
ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
2124 (2090.44min - 2123.58max) MB/s ∼100% +24%
Global Average -3
  (56.3 - 7889, n=970)
1918 MB/s ∼90% +12%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
1744 (525.75min - 1743.78max) MB/s ∼82% +2%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
1744 (525.75min - 1743.78max) MB/s ∼82% +2%
Minisforum NUCX i7
 
1707 (1684.21min - 1706.66max) MB/s ∼80%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
1701 (653.68min - 1701.42max) MB/s ∼80% 0%
Average of class Desktop
  (105.7 - 3926, n=40, last 2 years)
1192 MB/s ∼56% -30%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Phison 512GB PA6620060U
665 (240.27min - 665.08max) MB/s ∼31% -61%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
 
186.2 (148.9min - 186.23max) MB/s ∼9% -89%
seq q8 t1 read
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
4996 (4330.97min - 4996.25max) MB/s ∼100% +116%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
4996 (4330.97min - 4996.25max) MB/s ∼100% +116%
Gigabyte A7 X1
ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
3463 (3045.7min - 3462.82max) MB/s ∼69% +50%
Global Average -3
  (200 - 13195, n=970)
3128 MB/s ∼63% +36%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Phison 512GB PA6620060U
2635 (2212.29min - 2635.07max) MB/s ∼53% +14%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
2599 (2228.8min - 2599.21max) MB/s ∼52% +13%
Minisforum NUCX i7
 
2308 (2036.12min - 2307.5max) MB/s ∼46%
Average of class Desktop
  (254 - 6794, n=40, last 2 years)
1970 MB/s ∼39% -15%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
 
237.8 (232.15min - 237.82max) MB/s ∼5% -90%
seq q8 t1 write
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
2524 (535.17min - 2524.36max) MB/s ∼100% +37%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
2524 (535.17min - 2524.36max) MB/s ∼100% +37%
Gigabyte A7 X1
ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
2497 (2486.17min - 2496.87max) MB/s ∼99% +35%
Global Average -3
  (57 - 10203, n=970)
2337 MB/s ∼93% +27%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Phison 512GB PA6620060U
2002 (577.14min - 2001.94max) MB/s ∼79% +9%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
1988 (530.16min - 1987.88max) MB/s ∼79% +8%
Minisforum NUCX i7
 
1843 (1731.1min - 1843.4max) MB/s ∼73%
Average of class Desktop
  (100.9 - 4979, n=40, last 2 years)
1367 MB/s ∼54% -26%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
 
159.6 (120.8min - 159.59max) MB/s ∼6% -91%
4k q1 t1 read
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
68.2 (66.68min - 68.15max) MB/s ∼100% +75%
Global Average -3
  (7.53 - 285, n=970)
53.5 MB/s ∼78% +38%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
45.7 (45.38min - 45.71max) MB/s ∼67% +17%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
45.7 (45.38min - 45.71max) MB/s ∼67% +17%
Gigabyte A7 X1
ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
44.5 (44.06min - 44.46max) MB/s ∼65% +14%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Phison 512GB PA6620060U
42.2 (41.94min - 42.15max) MB/s ∼62% +8%
Minisforum NUCX i7
 
38.9 (38.65min - 38.87max) MB/s ∼57%
Average of class Desktop
  (3.7 - 87.2, n=40, last 2 years)
38 MB/s ∼56% -2%
Zotac MEK Mini (RTX 2070 Super)
 
7.23 (7.13min - 7.23max) MB/s ∼11% -81%
4k q1 t1 write
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
320 (298.75min - 319.53max) MB/s ∼100% +71%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
320 (298.75min - 319.53max) MB/s ∼100% +71%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
251 (152.06min - 251.09max) MB/s ∼78% +34%
Minisforum NUCX i7