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Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9 desktop PC review: Compact powerhouse with Intel Core i9-12900H

The perfect office PC? China-based computer manufacturer Minisforum offers a wide range of compact mini PCs for various applications. The NAD9 is a fairly powerful machine featuring an Intel Core i9-12900H. Our review has numerous benchmarks and measurements to help you understand what this SoC can do in such a tiny PC and what advantages and disadvantages this machine has.
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9 configurations (source: Minisforum)
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9 configurations (source: Minisforum)

Minisforum has updated its product lineup by introducing the Neptune Series NAD9, a high-performance compact office PC. The NAD9 is primarily targeted at office users who require a lot of power and manages to achieve this thanks to its modern Intel Core i9-12900H processor with 14 cores and 20 threads. A dedicated graphics card is unfortunately not on board. That said, the Intel Iris Xe is an acceptable alternative that is absolutely good enough for the system's intended purposes.

As always, the Minisforum NAD9 can be ordered from the company's online shop. There are a number of configurations available. The cheapest option is the barebones version (currently €639, or US$569) without any RAM and SSD. You'll also have to purchase a Windows 11 Professional licence separately. The highest-end configuration costs €989 (US$1,019) and comes with 64 GB of RAM and a 1 TB SSD. Our review unit sports 16 GB of RAM and a 512 GB SSD and will set you back €769 (US$719) right now.

In this review, we are going to compare the NAD9 with other compact desktop PCs. You can find an overview of these devices in the table below.

Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Processor
Intel Core i9-12900H 14 x 1.8 - 5 GHz, Alder Lake-H
Graphics adapter
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Core: 1450 MHz, Memory: 2600 MHz, 31.0.101.3790 DCH
Memory
16 GB 
, DDR4-3200, 2 of 2 in use, max. 64 GB
Mainboard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH
Storage
Kingston OM8PGP4512Q-A0, 512 GB 
, M.2-2280 NVMe, 450 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek Audio
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 4 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: microphone jack, headphone jack
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 5.3
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 66 x 208 x 180 ( = 2.6 x 8.19 x 7.09 in)
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Pro
Additional features
Power adapter with cable, HDMI cable, computer stand, manual, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.167 kg ( = 41.16 oz / 2.57 pounds), Power Supply: 446 g ( = 15.73 oz / 0.98 pounds)
Price
769 EUR
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Comparison with possible competitors

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Best Price
85.1 %
01/2023
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
i9-12900H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.2 kg66 mm
01/2022
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
R9 5900HX, Vega 8
60 mm
01/2022
Morefine S500+
R9 5900HX, Vega 8
697 g40 mm
05/2022
Minisforum EliteMini B550
R7 5700G, Vega 8
1.1 kg67 mm
02/2022
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
i5-11320H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
763 g55.5 mm
12/2021
Minisforum HM90
R9 4900H, Vega 8
55.5 mm
09/2022
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
586 g53 mm
10/2022
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
i9-12900HK, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
795 g63.5 mm

Detailed look at the Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9

Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9 (source: Minisforum)
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9

Case

The Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9 is mostly made of aluminium and thus feels exceptionally premium. The two side panels are a mix of aluminium and plastic and have very fine workmanship. The honeycomb structure covering a large part of the side panels is designed to allow sufficient fresh air to enter the chassis. The roughly 2.4-litre chassis also looks very well-built, and the dark-grey colour scheme fits the overall design perfectly. The included stand is likewise made of metal and provides immense stability.

At just 1.1 kg (2.4 lb) including the stand, the Minisforum NAD9 is extremely lightweight. The external power adapter adds another 450 g (1 lb) to the overall weight.

Size comparison

208 mm / 8.19 in 180 mm / 7.09 in 66 mm / 2.6 in 1.2 kg2.57 lbs158 mm / 6.22 in 166 mm / 6.54 in 67 mm / 2.64 in 1.1 kg2.45 lbs144 mm / 5.67 in 149 mm / 5.87 in 63.5 mm / 2.5 in 795 g1.753 lbs149.6 mm / 5.89 in 149.6 mm / 5.89 in 55.5 mm / 2.19 in 763 g1.682 lbs138 mm / 5.43 in 138 mm / 5.43 in 53 mm / 2.09 in 586 g1.292 lbs145 mm / 5.71 in 149 mm / 5.87 in 40 mm / 1.575 in 697 g1.537 lbs297 mm / 11.7 in 210 mm / 8.27 in 1 mm / 0.03937 in 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Specifications

At first glance, the Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9 offers an outstanding selection of external interfaces. It has more USB ports (eight in total) than its competitors. Although three of them are USB-C ports, there are still five type A ports available. The USB-C connections on the back also have the ability to output video to external displays. This means, alongside the two HDMI ports, the NAD9 is able to drive up to four displays at the same time. Nonetheless, it is worth mentioning that 4K@60Hz is the max resolution and refresh rate supported by the device. The interfaces on the NAD9 are distributed across the front and back and easily accessible. Too bad it doesn't support Thunderbolt.

External interfaces on the Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9 (source: Minisforum)
External interfaces on the Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9 (source: Minisforum)

Connectivity

Wi-Fi module in the Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Wi-Fi module in the Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9

Minisforum has packed an Intel Wi-Fi 6E module into the NAD9. The Minisforum NAD9 achieved excellent transfer rates when we tested it with our reference router (Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000). Our review unit managed to surpass its competitors in both transfer and receive rates. Although the Wi-Fi module supports the latest Wi-Fi standard, it was unable to establish a connection to a 6 GHz network. The integrated LAN port offers a great alternative for connecting to a network and supports speeds of up to 2.5 Gbit/s.

Networking
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1318 (663min - 1363max) MBit/s
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
  (715 - 1711, n=20)
1242 MBit/s -6%
Average of class Mini PC
  (192.9 - 1796, n=102, last 2 years)
924 MBit/s -30%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
MediaTek MT7921
776 MBit/s -41%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
MediaTek RZ608
430 MBit/s -67%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
390 MBit/s -70%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1320 (1165min - 1353max) MBit/s
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
  (565 - 1584, n=20)
1129 MBit/s -14%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
MediaTek MT7921
866 MBit/s -34%
Average of class Mini PC
  (184.1 - 1776, n=102, last 2 years)
857 MBit/s -35%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
745 MBit/s -44%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
MediaTek RZ608
572 MBit/s -57%
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Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1296 (663-1363)
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1320 (1165-1353)

Accessories

Beside the device itself, you'll find a robust stand (including fastening screws), a 120-watt power supply and an HDMI cable inside the box. 

Maintenance

The side panels on the Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9 can be removed very easily. All screws are readily accessible and not hidden under any rubber feet for absorbing vibrations. The device is very neat internally. But it becomes quickly apparent that there is still a lot of space inside. You'll also find an MXM slot that can potentially accommodate a dedicated graphics card. Our guess is that the NAD9 and the upcoming NAG6 share the same platform. Getting to the M.2 SSD involves a bit more unscrewing, but it isn't too bad. Overall, the NAD9 has an easy-to-maintain chassis, and the CPU fan is also straightforward and quick to clean.

The internals of the Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
The internals of the Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9

Performance - future-proofed with 14 cores and 20 threads

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWiNFO
Intel Extreme Tuning Utility
Intel Extreme Tuning Utility (Benchmark)

Test conditions

All performance tests were carried out with the power profile set to "High Performance" on the Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9. We only used a different power profile when measuring power consumption and noise, in accordance with our test criteria. CPU power and cooling were left unchanged in the BIOS.

Processor

Intel Core i9-12900H (source: Minisforum)
Intel Core i9-12900H (source: Minisforum)

The Intel Core i9-12900H is a high-end mobile SoC based on the Alder Lake architecture. The hybrid architecture combines performance and efficiency cores and can run up to 20 threads concurrently. During testing, our review unit was able to secure an excellent spot in our comparison thanks to its fast processor. The CPU even outperforms the Core i9-12900HK used in the Morefine S600 Apex Engineer. The reason is that the NAD9 has a slightly larger thermal headroom that allows for a touch more performance in the short term. That said, the Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9 isn't able to get the most out of the Intel Core i9-12900H. We saw a maximum power usage of 85 watts under load, but the PL2 is capped at 95 watts out of the box.

Click here to see more processor benchmarks.

Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R20
Cinebench R20
Cinebench R23
Cinebench R23
Performance Rating - Percent
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
 
50.5 pt
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer -6!
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
50.1 pt
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, 1800 MHz
49.3 pt
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
46.8 pt
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
46.7 pt
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, 3800 MHz
46.5 pt
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, 3300 MHz
42 pt
Minisforum EliteMini TH50 -2!
Intel Core i5-11320H, 3200 MHz
39.8 pt
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
35.7 pt
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (235 - 277, n=28)
262 Points +6%
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, 1800 MHz
247 Points
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, 3800 MHz
243 Points -2%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
242 Points -2%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
240 Points -3%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
226 Points -9%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, 3200 MHz
212 Points -14%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
197 Points -20%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, 3300 MHz
194 Points -21%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (1395 - 3077, n=27)
2456 Points +19%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
2224 Points +8%
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, 1800 MHz
2067 Points
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, 3800 MHz
1980 Points -4%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
1975 Points -4%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, 3300 MHz
1967 Points -5%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
1919 (1862.02min - 1893.4max) Points -7%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, 3200 MHz
950 Points -54%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
560 Points -73%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (624 - 738, n=27)
706 Points +4%
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, 1800 MHz
682 Points
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
608 Points -11%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, 3800 MHz
585 Points -14%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
582 Points -15%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
567 Points -17%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, 3200 MHz
560 Points -18%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
517 Points -24%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, 3300 MHz
505 Points -26%
CPU (Multi Core)
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (2681 - 7471, n=27)
5696 Points +15%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
5185 Points +5%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
5168 Points +5%
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, 1800 MHz
4941 Points
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, 3800 MHz
4660 Points -6%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, 3300 MHz
4585 Points -7%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
4495 Points -9%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, 3200 MHz
2319 Points -53%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
1440 Points -71%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (2.83 - 3.3, n=7)
3 Points +5%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, 3800 MHz
2.87 Points 0%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
2.86 Points 0%
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, 1800 MHz
2.86 Points
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
2.8 Points -2%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
2.69 Points -6%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, 3200 MHz
2.51 Points -12%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
2.31 Points -19%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, 3300 MHz
2.24 Points -22%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, 1800 MHz
25.96 Points
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
25.6 Points -1%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (12.1 - 32.8, n=7)
23.6 Points -9%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
23.44 Points -10%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, 3300 MHz
23.03 Points -11%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, 3800 MHz
22.79 Points -12%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
22 Points -15%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, 3200 MHz
10.78 Points -58%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
6.37 Points -75%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (12846 - 14567, n=6)
13385 Points +4%
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, 1800 MHz
12846 Points
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
12378 Points -4%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
12152 Points -5%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, 3800 MHz
12113 Points -6%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
11811 Points -8%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, 3200 MHz
11457 Points -11%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
10395 Points -19%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, 3300 MHz
10173 Points -21%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, 1800 MHz
77409 Points
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
75223 Points -3%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
73115 Points -6%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (48178 - 77409, n=6)
66910 Points -14%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, 3800 MHz
66237 Points -14%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, 3300 MHz
65380 Points -16%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
64320 Points -17%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, 3200 MHz
42350 Points -45%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
24499 Points -68%
Blender - v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
750 Seconds * -175%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, 3200 MHz
516 Seconds * -89%
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, 1800 MHz
273 Seconds *
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
265 Seconds * +3%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, 3800 MHz
252.1 Seconds * +8%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, 3300 MHz
247.3 Seconds * +9%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (160 - 451, n=27)
233 Seconds * +15%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
232 Seconds * +15%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
229.3 Seconds * +16%
wPrime 2.10
32m
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
6.799 s * -99%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, 3200 MHz
5.895 s * -72%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
4.4 s * -29%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (3.42 - 5.06, n=6)
4.08 s * -19%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, 3800 MHz
3.595 s * -5%
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, 1800 MHz
3.421 s *
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
3.375 s * +1%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
3.308 s * +3%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, 3300 MHz
3.194 s * +7%
1024m
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
286.835 s * -52%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (187.2 - 265, n=6)
207 s * -9%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
201.062 s * -6%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, 3200 MHz
191.4 s * -1%
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, 1800 MHz
189.07 s *
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
106.7 s * +44%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, 3800 MHz
98.635 s * +48%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
91.6 s * +52%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, 3300 MHz
82.9 s * +56%
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0
Pass 1
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
276.5 (274min - 278max) fps +13%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
276 (273min - 294max) fps +13%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
271.5 (259min - 276max) fps +11%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (225 - 317, n=6)
267 fps +9%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, 3800 MHz
263.5 (262min - 266max) fps +8%
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, 1800 MHz
245 (239min - 261max) fps
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, 3300 MHz
215 (213min - 217max) fps -12%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
165.55 (163.6min - 204max) fps -32%
Pass 2
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
128 (122min - 128max) fps +2%
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, 1800 MHz
125.25 (105.2min - 130max) fps
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, 3800 MHz
116.8 (116.8min - 117.3max) fps -7%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
113.7 (113.5min - 122.2max) fps -9%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
112 (112min - 112max) fps -11%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, 3300 MHz
111 (111min - 112max) fps -11%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (67.5 - 126.7, n=6)
105.8 fps -16%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
36.7 (36.7min - 37.6max) fps -71%
WinRAR - Result
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (7620 - 9328, n=7)
8202 KB/s +3%
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, 1800 MHz
7937 KB/s
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
7722 KB/s -3%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
7387 KB/s -7%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, 3800 MHz
6960 KB/s -12%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, 3200 MHz
5481 KB/s -31%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, 3300 MHz
4297 KB/s -46%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
4297 KB/s -46%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
4185 KB/s -47%
TrueCrypt
AES Mean 100MB
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
14.1 GB/s +64%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
10.8 GB/s +26%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (8.6 - 12.8, n=7)
10.5 GB/s +22%
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, 1800 MHz
8.6 GB/s
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, 3800 MHz
7.6 GB/s -12%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, 3300 MHz
7.4 GB/s -14%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
7.4 GB/s -14%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, 3200 MHz
6.1 GB/s -29%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
5.3 GB/s -38%
Twofish Mean 100MB
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
2.3 GB/s +15%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, 3300 MHz
2 GB/s 0%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
2 GB/s 0%
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, 1800 MHz
2 GB/s
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (1.5 - 2.1, n=7)
1.843 GB/s -8%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
1.6 GB/s -20%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, 3800 MHz
1.5 GB/s -25%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, 3200 MHz
0.919 GB/s -54%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
0.755 GB/s -62%
Serpent Mean 100MB
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
1.3 GB/s +33%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, 3300 MHz
1.2 GB/s +23%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
1.2 GB/s +23%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
1.1 GB/s +13%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, 3800 MHz
1.1 GB/s +13%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (0.864 - 1.4, n=7)
1.077 GB/s +11%
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, 1800 MHz
0.974 GB/s
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, 3200 MHz
0.525 GB/s -46%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
0.448 GB/s -54%
Geekbench 5.5
Multi-Core
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (8519 - 14376, n=30)
11903 Points +23%
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, 1800 MHz
9695 Points
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
7875 Points -19%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
7855 Points -19%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, 3800 MHz
7818 Points -19%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, 3300 MHz
7224 Points -25%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, 3200 MHz
5657 Points -42%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
4898 Points -49%
Single-Core
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, 1800 MHz
1861 Points
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (1631 - 1892, n=30)
1797 Points -3%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, 3800 MHz
1560 Points -16%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
1552 Points -17%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
1542 Points -17%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, 3200 MHz
1453 Points -22%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
1391 Points -25%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, 3300 MHz
1233 Points -34%
Geekbench 5.0
5.0 Multi-Core
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (8374 - 12717, n=11)
10525 Points +9%
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, 1800 MHz
9663 Points
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
7859 Points -19%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
7847 Points -19%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, 3800 MHz
7806 Points -19%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, 3300 MHz
7624 Points -21%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, 3200 MHz
5606 Points -42%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
4841 Points -50%
5.0 Single-Core
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, 1800 MHz
1838 Points
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (1553 - 1838, n=11)
1695 Points -8%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, 3800 MHz
1518 Points -17%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
1504 Points -18%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
1498 Points -18%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, 3200 MHz
1453 Points -21%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
1385 Points -25%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, 3300 MHz
1237 Points -33%
Geekbench 4.4
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, 1800 MHz
8015 Points
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (7191 - 8015, n=8)
7533 Points -6%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, 3800 MHz
6517 Points -19%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
6434 Points -20%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
6365 Points -21%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, 3200 MHz
6238 Points -22%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
5911 Points -26%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, 3300 MHz
5287 Points -34%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (30682 - 41134, n=8)
36787 Points 0%
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, 1800 MHz
36692 Points
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
32434 Points -12%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, 3800 MHz
31835 Points -13%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
31724 Points -14%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, 3300 MHz
28402 Points -23%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, 3200 MHz
22045 Points -40%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
19288 Points -47%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance Physics
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (10552 - 26126, n=32)
21220 Points +15%
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, 1800 MHz
18382 Points
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
17378 Points -5%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
16783 Points -9%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, 3800 MHz
14277 Points -22%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
13940 Points -24%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, 3300 MHz
12199 Points -34%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, 3200 MHz
11662 Points -37%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
7792 Points -58%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (34684 - 76677, n=27)
60674 MIPS +19%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
57435 MIPS +12%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
56455 MIPS +10%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, 3800 MHz
55046 MIPS +8%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
54998 MIPS +8%
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, 1800 MHz
51151 MIPS
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, 3300 MHz
48976 MIPS -4%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, 3200 MHz
26858 MIPS -47%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
17636 MIPS -66%
7z b 4 -mmt1
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, 1800 MHz
6019 MIPS
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
5905 MIPS -2%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (5302 - 6289, n=27)
5845 MIPS -3%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, 3800 MHz
5809 MIPS -3%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
5739 MIPS -5%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
5347 MIPS -11%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, 3200 MHz
4945 MIPS -18%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
4788 MIPS -20%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, 3300 MHz
4727 MIPS -21%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (8.05 - 22.5, n=27)
17 fps +21%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
15.9 fps +13%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
15.7 fps +11%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, 3800 MHz
14.8 fps +5%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
14.5 fps +3%
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, 1800 MHz
14.1 fps
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, 3300 MHz
12.9 fps -9%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, 3200 MHz
7.86 fps -44%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
5.26 fps -63%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
0.639 sec * -38%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, 3200 MHz
0.622 sec * -34%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, 3300 MHz
0.572 sec * -23%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
0.4997 sec * -8%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, 3800 MHz
0.4975 sec * -7%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
0.4965 sec * -7%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
0.493 sec * -6%
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, 1800 MHz
0.4641 sec *
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (0.4218 - 0.506, n=27)
0.4543 sec * +2%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, 3300 MHz
66 s * -74%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
52 s * -37%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, 3800 MHz
50.7 s * -33%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
50.4 s * -33%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
49.3 s * -30%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, 3200 MHz
48.7 s * -28%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (36.8 - 59.8, n=27)
42.5 s * -12%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
41.9 s * -10%
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, 1800 MHz
38 s *
WebXPRT 3 - Overall
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, 1800 MHz
311 Points
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (263 - 332, n=24)
297 Points -5%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
285 Points -8%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, 3800 MHz
284 Points -9%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
278 Points -11%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
274 Points -12%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, 3200 MHz
257 Points -17%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
236 Points -24%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, 3300 MHz
227 Points -27%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, 3300 MHz
767 ms * -33%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
724 ms * -25%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, 3200 MHz
670 ms * -16%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, 3800 MHz
604 ms * -5%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
602 ms * -4%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
601 ms * -4%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
582 ms * -1%
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, 1800 MHz
577 ms *
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (490 - 608, n=26)
520 ms * +10%
3DMark
3840x2160 Fire Strike Ultra Physics
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (19179 - 31787, n=18)
26158 Points +22%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, 3800 MHz
23939 Points +12%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
23269 Points +9%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
22976 Points +7%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
22101 Points +3%
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, 1800 MHz
21422 Points
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, 3300 MHz
18986 Points -11%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, 3200 MHz
13773 Points -36%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
9561 Points -55%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Physics
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (9703 - 31176, n=31)
25476 Points +15%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, 3800 MHz
25160 Points +13%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
24096 Points +8%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
23903 Points +7%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
23308 Points +5%
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, 1800 MHz
22244 Points
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, 3300 MHz
20613 Points -7%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, 3200 MHz
13763 Points -38%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
9354 Points -58%
2560x1440 Time Spy CPU
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (5062 - 14424, n=31)
11513 Points +9%
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, 1800 MHz
10539 Points
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
9449 Points -10%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
8191 Points -22%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, 3800 MHz
7087 Points -33%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
6955 Points -34%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, 3300 MHz
6523 Points -38%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, 3200 MHz
5210 Points -51%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
2867 Points -73%

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Geekbench 5.5
Multi-Core
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (8519 - 14376, n=30)
11903 Points +23%
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, 1800 MHz
9695 Points
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
7875 Points -19%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
7855 Points -19%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, 3800 MHz
7818 Points -19%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, 3300 MHz
7224 Points -25%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, 3200 MHz
5657 Points -42%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
4898 Points -49%
Single-Core
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, 1800 MHz
1861 Points
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (1631 - 1892, n=30)
1797 Points -3%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, 3800 MHz
1560 Points -16%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
1552 Points -17%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
1542 Points -17%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, 3200 MHz
1453 Points -22%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
1391 Points -25%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, 3300 MHz
1233 Points -34%
Geekbench 5.0
5.0 Multi-Core
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (8374 - 12717, n=11)
10525 Points +9%
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, 1800 MHz
9663 Points
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
7859 Points -19%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
7847 Points -19%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, 3800 MHz
7806 Points -19%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, 3300 MHz
7624 Points -21%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, 3200 MHz
5606 Points -42%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
4841 Points -50%
5.0 Single-Core
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, 1800 MHz
1838 Points
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (1553 - 1838, n=11)
1695 Points -8%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, 3800 MHz
1518 Points -17%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
1504 Points -18%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
1498 Points -18%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, 3200 MHz
1453 Points -21%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
1385 Points -25%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, 3300 MHz
1237 Points -33%
Geekbench 4.4
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, 1800 MHz
8015 Points
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (7191 - 8015, n=8)
7533 Points -6%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, 3800 MHz
6517 Points -19%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
6434 Points -20%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
6365 Points -21%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, 3200 MHz
6238 Points -22%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
5911 Points -26%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, 3300 MHz
5287 Points -34%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (30682 - 41134, n=8)
36787 Points 0%
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, 1800 MHz
36692 Points
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
32434 Points -12%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, 3800 MHz
31835 Points -13%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
31724 Points -14%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, 3300 MHz
28402 Points -23%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, 3200 MHz
22045 Points -40%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
19288 Points -47%
Performance Rating
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
93.7 pt
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, Vega 8
84 pt
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
83.4 pt
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, Vega 8
83.3 pt
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
74.1 pt
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
68.8 pt
Average of class Mini PC
 
66.6 pt
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
51 pt
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
40.4 pt
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
15755 KRay/s +44%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, Vega 8
15061 KRay/s +38%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, Vega 8
13631 KRay/s +24%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
13460 KRay/s +23%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
12208 KRay/s +11%
Average of class Mini PC
  (561 - 51004, n=115, last 2 years)
11139 KRay/s +2%
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
10952 KRay/s
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
7489 KRay/s -32%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
5612 KRay/s -49%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
100504 Points +82%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, Vega 8
86825 Points +57%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
85294 Points +54%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, Vega 8
80302 Points +45%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
61600 Points +12%
Average of class Mini PC
  (3604 - 214250, n=115, last 2 years)
57130 Points +3%
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
55221 Points
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
31637 Points -43%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
24138 Points -56%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
3444 MB/s +35%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, Vega 8
2953 MB/s +15%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
2924 MB/s +14%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
2844 MB/s +11%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, Vega 8
2631 MB/s +3%
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
2558 MB/s
Average of class Mini PC
  (225 - 9399, n=115, last 2 years)
2499 MB/s -2%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
2099 MB/s -18%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1649 MB/s -36%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
105123 Points +23%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, Vega 8
101697 Points +19%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, Vega 8
97720 Points +15%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
95602 Points +12%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
94655 Points +11%
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
85240 Points
Average of class Mini PC
  (8172 - 184747, n=115, last 2 years)
73183 Points -14%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
52477 Points -38%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
46646 Points -45%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, Vega 8
14477 Points +92%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
12792 Points +69%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, Vega 8
12202 Points +62%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
11929 Points +58%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
8213 Points +9%
Average of class Mini PC
  (408 - 29064, n=115, last 2 years)
7886 Points +4%
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
7548 Points
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
5011 Points -34%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
3964 Points -47%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
55452 Points +97%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, Vega 8
47597 Points +69%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
47010 Points +67%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, Vega 8
42220 Points +50%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
30804 Points +9%
Average of class Mini PC
  (1958 - 113499, n=115, last 2 years)
30156 Points +7%
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
28159 Points
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
18770 Points -33%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
14905 Points -47%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
135212 MB/s +36%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, Vega 8
119844 MB/s +20%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
115382 MB/s +16%
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
99521 MB/s
Average of class Mini PC
  (3691 - 325960, n=115, last 2 years)
82022 MB/s -18%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
76500 MB/s -23%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, Vega 8
75234 MB/s -24%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
59882 MB/s -40%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
58910 MB/s -41%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
871 MB/s +19%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, Vega 8
851 MB/s +16%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
828 MB/s +13%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, Vega 8
774 MB/s +6%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
747 MB/s +2%
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
732 MB/s
Average of class Mini PC
  (74.8 - 2039, n=115, last 2 years)
631 MB/s -14%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
410 MB/s -44%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
265 MB/s -64%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
8425 KRay/s +46%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, Vega 8
8242 KRay/s +43%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
7193 KRay/s +25%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, Vega 8
7184 KRay/s +24%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
6612 KRay/s +14%
Average of class Mini PC
  (308 - 26952, n=115, last 2 years)
5949 KRay/s +3%
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
5777 KRay/s
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
4021 KRay/s -30%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
2997 KRay/s -48%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
30647 MPixel/s +26%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
30098 MPixel/s +24%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
26959 MPixel/s +11%
Average of class Mini PC
  (4408 - 45560, n=115, last 2 years)
25677 MPixel/s +6%
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
24323 MPixel/s
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
19885 MPixel/s -18%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, Vega 8
19718 MPixel/s -19%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
14978 MPixel/s -38%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, Vega 8
14810 MPixel/s -39%

Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9 running Cinebench R15 Multi-loop

We got a good look at the efficiency of the included cooling solution during the Cinebench R15 loop test. Following the first few runs, the system's performance dropped drastically, and the SoC only ran at PL1 (45 watts). At the end of 50 runs, the NAD9 received an average score of 1,703.

CPU metrics during the Cinebench R15 loop
CPU metrics during the Cinebench R15 loop
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Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9 Intel Core i9-12900H, Intel Core i9-12900H: Ø1703 (1657.14-2261.04)
Minisforum EliteMini HX90 AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX: Ø2121 (2086.27-2197.32)
Morefine S500+ AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX: Ø1892 (1879.35-1907.49)
Minisforum EliteMini TH50 Intel Core i5-11320H, Intel Core i5-11320H: Ø896 (837.78-960.71)
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0 Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Core i5-1135G7: Ø574 (568.03-615.59)
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer Intel Core i9-12900HK, Intel Core i9-12900HK: Ø1986 (1882.53-2086.59)

System performance

In the system benchmarks, the Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9 was definitely able to build on the great performance in the CPU benchmarks. The results correspond to our subjective experience with the device during our review. The system is snappy and doesn't make you wait long. The included memory doesn't offer the best latency, but this is hardly noticeable in everyday use. In our testing, the transfer rates were nevertheless good and mostly better than what competing devices are capable of.

Performance Rating - Percent
Minisforum EliteMini HX90, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000), Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
97.3 pt
Minisforum EliteMini B550, AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000), Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
94.5 pt
Morefine S500+, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000), ADATA XPG Gammix S11L 1024GB
94.4 pt
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9, Intel Core i9-12900H
Intel Core i9-12900H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Kingston OM8PGP4512Q-A0
90.1 pt
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer, Intel Core i9-12900HK
Intel Core i9-12900HK, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8
83.8 pt
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000), Kingston OM8PDP3256B
82.4 pt
Minisforum EliteMini TH50, Intel Core i5-11320H
Intel Core i5-11320H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
77 pt
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0, Intel Core i5-1135G7
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Future Path FPE220M8SSD512G
70.4 pt
PCMark 10
Score
Minisforum EliteMini HX90, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000), Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
6507 Points +5%
Morefine S500+, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000), ADATA XPG Gammix S11L 1024GB
6290 Points +2%
Minisforum EliteMini B550, AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000), Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
6214 Points 0%
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9, Intel Core i9-12900H
Intel Core i9-12900H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Kingston OM8PGP4512Q-A0
6187 Points
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer, Intel Core i9-12900HK
Intel Core i9-12900HK, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8
5658 Points -9%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000), Kingston OM8PDP3256B
5565 Points -10%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50, Intel Core i5-11320H
Intel Core i5-11320H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
5130 Points -17%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0, Intel Core i5-1135G7
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Future Path FPE220M8SSD512G
4521 Points -27%
Essentials
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9, Intel Core i9-12900H
Intel Core i9-12900H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Kingston OM8PGP4512Q-A0
11217 Points
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer, Intel Core i9-12900HK
Intel Core i9-12900HK, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8
10700 Points -5%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000), Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
10321 Points -8%
Minisforum EliteMini B550, AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000), Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
10148 Points -10%
Morefine S500+, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000), ADATA XPG Gammix S11L 1024GB
10087 Points -10%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50, Intel Core i5-11320H
Intel Core i5-11320H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
9556 Points -15%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000), Kingston OM8PDP3256B
9026 Points -20%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0, Intel Core i5-1135G7
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Future Path FPE220M8SSD512G
8910 Points -21%
Productivity
Minisforum EliteMini HX90, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000), Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
10196 Points +33%
Minisforum EliteMini B550, AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000), Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
9941 Points +30%
Morefine S500+, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000), ADATA XPG Gammix S11L 1024GB
9856 Points +28%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000), Kingston OM8PDP3256B
8277 Points +8%
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9, Intel Core i9-12900H
Intel Core i9-12900H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Kingston OM8PGP4512Q-A0
7673 Points
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer, Intel Core i9-12900HK
Intel Core i9-12900HK, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8
7041 Points -8%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50, Intel Core i5-11320H
Intel Core i5-11320H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
6832 Points -11%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0, Intel Core i5-1135G7
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Future Path FPE220M8SSD512G
6357 Points -17%
CrossMark / Overall
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9, Intel Core i9-12900H
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Kingston OM8PGP4512Q-A0
1894 Points
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer, Intel Core i9-12900HK
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8
1804 Points -5%
Minisforum EliteMini B550, AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000), Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
1424 Points -25%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50, Intel Core i5-11320H
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
1300 Points -31%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0, Intel Core i5-1135G7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Future Path FPE220M8SSD512G
1245 Points -34%
CrossMark / Productivity
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9, Intel Core i9-12900H
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Kingston OM8PGP4512Q-A0
1921 Points
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer, Intel Core i9-12900HK
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8
1740 Points -9%
Minisforum EliteMini B550, AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000), Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
1453 Points -24%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50, Intel Core i5-11320H
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
1376 Points -28%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0, Intel Core i5-1135G7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Future Path FPE220M8SSD512G
1306 Points -32%
CrossMark / Creativity
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer, Intel Core i9-12900HK
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8
1867 Points +4%
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9, Intel Core i9-12900H
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Kingston OM8PGP4512Q-A0
1800 Points
Minisforum EliteMini B550, AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000), Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
1448 Points -20%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50, Intel Core i5-11320H
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
1241 Points -31%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0, Intel Core i5-1135G7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Future Path FPE220M8SSD512G
1193 Points -34%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9, Intel Core i9-12900H
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Kingston OM8PGP4512Q-A0
2116 Points
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer, Intel Core i9-12900HK
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8
1811 Points -14%
Minisforum EliteMini B550, AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000), Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
1271 Points -40%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50, Intel Core i5-11320H
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
1260 Points -40%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0, Intel Core i5-1135G7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Future Path FPE220M8SSD512G
1224 Points -42%
AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (34438 - 74264, n=27)
58806 MB/s +28%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
48650 MB/s +6%
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
45941 MB/s
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
44965 MB/s -2%
Average of class Mini PC
  (6481 - 71990, n=115, last 2 years)
44414 MB/s -3%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
41969 MB/s -9%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, Vega 8
37840 MB/s -18%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
37616 MB/s -18%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
35423 MB/s -23%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, Vega 8
31638 MB/s -31%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (36365 - 74642, n=27)
61558 MB/s +24%
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
49559 MB/s
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
46906 MB/s -5%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
46701 MB/s -6%
Average of class Mini PC
  (6914 - 75449, n=115, last 2 years)
44856 MB/s -9%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
44775 MB/s -10%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
43678 MB/s -12%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, Vega 8
42996 MB/s -13%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
40348 MB/s -19%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, Vega 8
38036 MB/s -23%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (32276 - 67858, n=27)
59067 MB/s +26%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
50353 MB/s +8%
Average of class Mini PC
  (6862 - 89318, n=115, last 2 years)
48718 MB/s +4%
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
46815 MB/s
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
46454 MB/s -1%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
41806 MB/s -11%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
39154 MB/s -16%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, Vega 8
35371 MB/s -24%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, Vega 8
35158 MB/s -25%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
35146 MB/s -25%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
101.5 ns * -2%
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Intel Core i9-12900H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
100 ns *
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
95.7 ns * +4%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, Vega 8
90.6 ns * +9%
Average of class Mini PC
  (44.9 - 154.6, n=115, last 2 years)
87.7 ns * +12%
Average Intel Core i9-12900H
  (74.7 - 118.1, n=26)
85.6 ns * +14%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
79.6 ns * +20%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, Vega 8
74.2 ns * +26%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
73.5 ns * +26%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
69 ns * +31%

* ... smaller is better

DPC latency

Using the tool LatencyMon, we didn't detect any increase in latency even when keeping several tabs open in Microsoft Edge and playing back our 4K test video. The iGPU usage was about 20 per cent during the 4K video playback. Latency only increased slightly once we started Prime95.

Maximum latency with several browser tabs open and during playback of 4K video
Maximum latency with several browser tabs open and during playback of 4K video
Maximum latency after running Prime95 for ten seconds
Maximum latency after running Prime95 for ten seconds
Drivers sorted based on execution time
Drivers sorted based on execution time
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Minisforum EliteMini B550, AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000), Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
1867 μs * -68%
Morefine S500+, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000), ADATA XPG Gammix S11L 1024GB
1625 μs * -46%
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9, Intel Core i9-12900H
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Kingston OM8PGP4512Q-A0
1113.9 μs *
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000), Kingston OM8PDP3256B
1106 μs * +1%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000), Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
1106 μs * +1%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer, Intel Core i9-12900HK
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8
961.5 μs * +14%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0, Intel Core i5-1135G7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Future Path FPE220M8SSD512G
659.1 μs * +41%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50, Intel Core i5-11320H
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
349.5 μs * +69%

* ... smaller is better

Mass storage

512 GB SSD from Kingston
512 GB SSD from Kingston
Two 2.5-inch storage drives can be installed on the back
Two 2.5-inch storage drives can be installed on the back

Our review configuration of the Minisforum NAD9 comes with an M.2 2280 Kingston SSD with 512 GB of storage. During the review, the SSD delivered very high transfer speeds. The 4K read speed is extremely high at over 100 MB/s. We only noticed minor issues with the SSD's sustained read performance. The NAD9 can be fitted with up to three storage drives. On the back of the motherboard is a bracket for mounting two 2.5-inch drives. The necessary connection cables are already present in the device.

Refer to our storage drive comparison table for more information and benchmarks.

AS SSD
AS SSD
CDM 3
CDM 3
CDM 5
CDM 5
CDM 6
CDM 6
CDI
CDI
Kingston OM8PGP4512Q-A0
Sequential Read: 2714 MB/s
Sequential Write: 3527 MB/s
512K Read: 1810 MB/s
512K Write: 3482 MB/s
4K Read: 82.34 MB/s
4K Write: 399 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 848.8 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 618.2 MB/s
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Kingston OM8PGP4512Q-A0
96.1 pt
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer -8!
Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8
55 pt
Average of class Mini PC
 
54.2 pt
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Future Path FPE220M8SSD512G
46.7 pt
Minisforum EliteMini B550
Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
44.2 pt
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
38.9 pt
Morefine S500+
ADATA XPG Gammix S11L 1024GB
35.4 pt
DiskSpd
seq read
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Kingston OM8PGP4512Q-A0
2815 (2802.79min - 2814.97max) MB/s
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Future Path FPE220M8SSD512G
2184 (2176.42min - 2183.52max) MB/s -22%
Average of class Mini PC
  (233 - 4357, n=114, last 2 years)
2119 MB/s -25%
Morefine S500+
ADATA XPG Gammix S11L 1024GB
2034 (2023.33min - 2033.61max) MB/s -28%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
1713 (1703.57min - 1712.81max) MB/s -39%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
1319 (1307.78min - 1319.44max) MB/s -53%
seq write
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Kingston OM8PGP4512Q-A0
3402 (3372.67min - 3402.21max) MB/s
Average of class Mini PC
  (222 - 5595, n=114, last 2 years)
2220 MB/s -35%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Future Path FPE220M8SSD512G
1790 (1681.49min - 1789.9max) MB/s -47%
Morefine S500+
ADATA XPG Gammix S11L 1024GB
1277 (1270.04min - 1277.38max) MB/s -62%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
1185 (1181.38min - 1184.95max) MB/s -65%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
977 (973.56min - 977.06max) MB/s -71%
seq q8 t1 read
Minisforum Neptune Series NAD9
Kingston OM8PGP4512Q-A0
4801 (4506.78min - 4800.59max) MB/s
Average of class Mini PC
  (236 - 8430, n=114, last 2 years)
3315 MB/s -31%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Future Path FPE220M8SSD512G
2525 (2269.25min - 2525.2max) MB/s -47%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
Kingston OM8PDP3512B-AI1
2378 (2126.78min - 2378.31max) MB/s -50%
Morefine S500+
ADATA XPG Gammix S11L 1024GB