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Minisforum Venus Series NAB9 review: The mini PC with an Intel Core i9-12900HK, 32 GB RAM and active SSD cooling

Good performance at a fair price? The Minisforum Venus Series NAB9 has been fitted with Intel's most powerful Alder Lake H model, promising great performance as a result. Nevertheless, its power limits reveal that Minisforum has put the Intel Core i9-12900HK on a bit of a leash, at least when it comes to its maximum turbo. Even so, its performance is still comparatively good. Our detailed review will reveal which advantages and disadvantages the Minisforum Venus Series NAB9 brings.

The Venus Series NAB9 is the latest powerful mini PC released by the manufacturer Minisforum. It is a small PC based on an Intel Core i9-12900HK which can currently already be found from US$359 (MRSP: US$439). This price is just for the barebone model, however, which isn't fitted with RAM or an SSD. The top-of-the-range configuration of the Venus Series NAB9, which is the one we are testing, costs US$509 (MRSP: US$629). It is fitted with 32 GB RAM and a 1-TB SSD. Alternatively, Minisforum offers weaker models on the same base which are equipped with an Intel Core i7-12650H (NAB6) or an Intel Core i7-12700H (NAB7). The prices for each aren't that different from one another.

Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Processor
Intel Core i9-12900HK 14 x 1.8 - 5 GHz, 64 W PL2 / Short Burst, 45 W PL1 / Sustained, Alder Lake-H
Graphics adapter
Memory
32 GB 
, DDR4-3200, 2 of 2 installed, max. 64 GB
Mainboard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH
Storage
Kingston OM3PGP41024P-A0, 1024 GB 
, M.2-2280, NVMe, 930 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
7 USB 3.1 Gen2, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 2 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5mm Kombibuchse, Intel Ethernet Controller I226-V
Networking
Intel Ethernet Controller I226-V (10/2500MBit/s), MediaTek MT7921 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 55 x 127 x 127 ( = 2.17 x 5 x 5 in)
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Additional features
120-watt power supply with cable, HDMI cable, VESA mount assembly kit, manual, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
615 g ( = 21.69 oz / 1.36 pounds), Power Supply: 277 g ( = 9.77 oz / 0.61 pounds)
Price
709 EUR
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors compared

Rating
Date
Model
Memory
Weight
Height
82.4 %
05/2024
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
i9-12900HK, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
32768 MB615 g55 mm
83.4 %
04/2024
Acemagic F2A
Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
32768 MB768 g57 mm
82.8 %
04/2024
Geekom XT12 Pro
i9-12900H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
32768 MB545 g37 mm
82.6 %
03/2024
Geekom A7
R9 7940HS, Radeon 780M
32768 MB417 g38 mm
81.7 %
08/2023
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
i5-13500H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
16384 MB604 g55 mm
79.9 %
01/2024
NiPoGi AD08
i7-12650H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
32768 MB878 g188.5 mm
79.5 %
02/2024
Maxtang MTN-FP750
R7 7735HS, Radeon 680M
16384 MB601 g52 mm

The Minisforum Venus Series NAB9 in detail

Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9 with DDR4 RAM
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9 and its power supply (19 V; 6.32 A)
Power supply (19 V; 6.32 A)
Power supply (19 V; 6.32 A)

Case

Visually, the Minisforum Venus Series NAB9 doesn't look any different from the NAB6 or the NPB5: The case is the same which, of course, comes with the same advantages and disadvantages. One positive is how stably it is built—this is thanks to its case being made from metal. The lid and bottom part are made from plastic, resulting in a slightly cheaper feel than the metal surfaces. When it comes to its build quality, we have nothing negative to say.

Thanks to its compact size, the Minisforum Venus Series NAB9 shouldn't take up too much space on your desk. It has a footprint of only 12.7 cm x 12.7 cm. Still, our test sample isn't the most compact within the comparison field. Both models from Geekom (XT12 ProA7) are even more compact. The Minisforum Venus Series NAB9 can also be attached to the back of a monitor using the supplied VESA mount. The device itself weighs just 615 grams and its power supply only adds another 277 grams to your scales. 

Size comparison

77.8 mm / 3.06 in 146.9 mm / 5.78 in 188.5 mm / 7.42 in 878 g1.936 lbs146 mm / 5.75 in 146 mm / 5.75 in 57 mm / 2.24 in 768 g1.693 lbs127 mm / 5 in 127 mm / 5 in 55 mm / 2.17 in 615 g1.356 lbs127 mm / 5 in 127 mm / 5 in 55 mm / 2.17 in 604 g1.332 lbs130 mm / 5.12 in 128 mm / 5.04 in 52 mm / 2.05 in 601 g1.325 lbs117 mm / 4.61 in 112 mm / 4.41 in 37 mm / 1.457 in 545 g1.202 lbs112 mm / 4.41 in 112 mm / 4.41 in 38 mm / 1.496 in 417 g0.919 lbs297 mm / 11.7 in 210 mm / 8.27 in 1 mm / 0.03937 in 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Connectivity

Minisforum has equipped the Venus Series NAB9 with a variety of external ports which are spread out between the front and back of the device. In total, the mini PC features seven USB ports, three of which are Type-C. Unfortunately, they aren't USB4 ports. Even so, they can be used as display outputs and together with its HDMI ports, the PC can power up to four displays at the same time. Its maximum supported resolution is 4K@60Hz.

The Minisforum Venus Series NAB9's external ports (source: Minisforum)
The Minisforum Venus Series NAB9's external ports (source: Minisforum)

Communication

WLAN module
WLAN module

Minisforum has installed a WLAN module from Mediatek into the NAB9. We have come across this model quite a few times, although its performance within this device came considerably below the module's average. Compared to its competitors, the Minisforum Venus Series NAB9 has to admit defeat. Even so, its bandwidth is good enough for everyday office work. We used the Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 as a test router. Alternatively, the Minisforum Venus Series NAB9 offers two RJ45 connections, both of which enable transfer rates of up to 2.5 GBit/s.

Networking
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Average of class Mini PC
  (192.9 - 1796, n=97, last 2 years)
915 MBit/s +82%
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
MediaTek RZ608
902 (865min - 926max) MBit/s +79%
Geekom XT12 Pro
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
892 (460min - 921max) MBit/s +77%
Geekom A7
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
858 (827min - 886max) MBit/s +71%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
852 (802min - 903max) MBit/s +69%
Acemagic F2A
Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 320MHz
838 (728min - 926max) MBit/s +67%
Average MediaTek MT7921
  (104.2 - 968, n=17)
782 MBit/s +55%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
MediaTek MT7921
503 (371min - 687max) MBit/s
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
MediaTek RZ608
951 (864min - 1006max) MBit/s +79%
Average of class Mini PC
  (184.1 - 1776, n=97, last 2 years)
847 MBit/s +60%
Geekom A7
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
831 (755min - 940max) MBit/s +56%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
828 (743min - 896max) MBit/s +56%
Average MediaTek MT7921
  (47.8 - 985, n=17)
803 MBit/s +51%
Acemagic F2A
Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 320MHz
709 (369min - 977max) MBit/s +34%
Geekom XT12 Pro
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
589 (295min - 624max) MBit/s +11%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
MediaTek MT7921
531 (255min - 725max) MBit/s
050100150200250300350400450500550600650700750800850900950100010501100115012001250130013501400Tooltip
Geekom A7 MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1367 (1268-1443)
Geekom A7 MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1352 (688-1438)
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9 MediaTek MT7921; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø503 (371-687)
Geekom A7 MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø858 (827-886)
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9 MediaTek MT7921; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø522 (255-725)
Geekom A7 MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø831 (755-940)

Accessories

Aside from the device itself, the PC's scope of delivery includes a 120-watt power supply and a VESA mount to attach it to a monitor. In addition, it comes with an HDMI cable and a connection cable for a 2.5-inch storage drive.

The Minisforum Venus Series NAB9's scope of delivery
The Minisforum Venus Series NAB9's scope of delivery

Maintenance

It is super easy to perform maintenance on the Minisforum Venus Series NPB9. Its case lid can be removed without needing any tools and beneath it lie all the important components such as SSD, RAM and the WLAN module. As Minisforum also offers the NAB9 as a barebone version, you can install components very easily. The CPU fan, which is located on the bottom of the device, is a little trickier to get to. In order to do so, you'll have to remove the bottom plate. The manufacturer advises against removing the CPU cooler as it uses liquid metal.

The Minisforum Venus Series NAB9 without its case lid
The Minisforum Venus Series NAB9 with removed bottom cover
The Minisforum Venus Series NAB9 with removed bottom cover

Performance - Intel Alder Lake-H with 14 cores and 20 threads

The Minisforum Venus Series NAB9's Intel Core i9-12900HK is a very powerful SoC. The processor masters everyday tasks with no problems.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWiNFO

Testing conditions

We carried out all performance tests using the energy profile maximum performance. The SoC's performance was not changed within the BIOS and instead has been left in the PC's delivered state according to the manufacturer's settings.

Processor

The Minisforum Venus Series NAB9 is fitted with the Intel Core i9-12900HK. The SoC belongs to the Alder Lake series and is the top model of the 12th generation of mobile processors. The SoC celebrated its debut back in 2022, meaning the installed model is no longer totally up-to-date. Even so, the performance comparison showed a very good result, as the Intel Core i9-12900HK was able to keep up with the newer processors despite its age. We documented excellent single-core performance and its multi-core performance was consistently high, too. In total, users have 14 cores with 20 threads at their disposal. Minisforum gives the Intel Core i9-12900HK a power consumption of up to 64 watts. This is slightly less than what Intel states as the maximum. Under continuous load, however, its energy requirement only drops slightly to 45 watts. 

For further comparisons and benchmarks, check out our CPU comparison table.

Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R20
Cinebench R20
Cinebench R23
Cinebench R23
Cinebench 2024
Cinebench 2024
Performance Rating - Percent
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
53.5 pt
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
51.9 pt
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK
51.5 pt
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H
51.1 pt
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H
47.9 pt
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
44.7 pt
NiPoGi AD08
AD08 (Silent), Intel Core i7-12650H
39.5 pt
Cinebench 2024
CPU Multi Core
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
1022 Points +37%
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
922 Points +24%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK
746 Points
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H
706 Points -5%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
620 Points -17%
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H
578 Points -23%
NiPoGi AD08
AD08 (Silent), Intel Core i7-12650H
294 Points -61%
CPU Single Core
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK
114 Points
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
108 Points -5%
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H
108 Points -5%
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H
106 Points -7%
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
106 Points -7%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
90 Points -21%
NiPoGi AD08
AD08 (Silent), Intel Core i7-12650H
85 Points -25%
Cinebench R23
Multi Core
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
18497 Points +26%
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
15556 Points +6%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK
14659 Points
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H
13542 Points -8%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
11072 Points -24%
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H
11036 Points -25%
NiPoGi AD08
AD08 (Silent), Intel Core i7-12650H
5362 Points -63%
Single Core
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK
1901 Points
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H
1824 Points -4%
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H
1775 Points -7%
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
1771 Points -7%
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
1747 Points -8%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
1543 Points -19%
NiPoGi AD08
AD08 (Silent), Intel Core i7-12650H
1428 Points -25%
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
278 Points +3%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK
270 Points
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
258 Points -4%
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H
255 Points -6%
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H
251 Points -7%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
245 Points -9%
NiPoGi AD08
AD08 (Silent), Intel Core i7-12650H
207 Points -23%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
2738 Points +22%
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
2470 Points +10%
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H
2304 Points +2%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK
2249 Points
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H
2121 Points -6%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
1795 Points -20%
NiPoGi AD08
AD08 (Silent), Intel Core i7-12650H
753 Points -67%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK
734 Points
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H
701 Points -4%
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
692 Points -6%
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H
687 Points -6%
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
679 Points -7%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
604 Points -18%
NiPoGi AD08
AD08 (Silent), Intel Core i7-12650H
552 Points -25%
CPU (Multi Core)
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
7188 Points +26%
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
6277 Points +10%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK
5691 Points
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H
5108 Points -10%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
4339 Points -24%
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H
4294 Points -25%
NiPoGi AD08
AD08 (Silent), Intel Core i7-12650H
2106 Points -63%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
3.34 Points +2%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK
3.26 Points
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
3.13 Points -4%
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H
3.1 Points -5%
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H
2.99 Points -8%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
2.92 Points -10%
NiPoGi AD08
AD08 (Silent), Intel Core i7-12650H
2.52 Points -23%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
33.49 Points +23%
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
29.8 Points +9%
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H
28.34 Points +4%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK
27.25 Points
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
21.27 Points -22%
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H
21.11 Points -23%
NiPoGi AD08
AD08 (Silent), Intel Core i7-12650H
9.35 Points -66%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK
15303 Points
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H
14421 Points -6%
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
14300 Points -7%
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
13938 Points -9%
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H
13378 Points -13%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
12156 Points -21%
NiPoGi AD08
AD08 (Silent), Intel Core i7-12650H
11960 Points -22%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
95005 Points +25%
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H
85169 Points +12%
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
84721 Points +12%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK
75947 Points
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H
69621 Points -8%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
61781 Points -19%
NiPoGi AD08
AD08 (Silent), Intel Core i7-12650H
29444 Points -61%
Blender - v2.79 BMW27 CPU
NiPoGi AD08
AD08 (Silent), Intel Core i7-12650H
553 Seconds * -136%
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H
296 Seconds * -26%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
279 Seconds * -19%
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H
260 Seconds * -11%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK
234 Seconds *
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
202 Seconds * +14%
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
178 Seconds * +24%
wPrime 2.10
32m
NiPoGi AD08
AD08 (Silent), Intel Core i7-12650H
8.299 s * -140%
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H
4.111 s * -19%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
3.934 s * -14%
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
3.523 s * -2%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK
3.454 s *
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H
3.268 s * +5%
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
2.648 s * +23%
1024m
NiPoGi AD08
AD08 (Silent), Intel Core i7-12650H
483.853 s * -160%
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H
225.417 s * -21%
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H
202.68 s * -9%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK
186.394 s *
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
139.617 s * +25%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
104.757 s * +44%
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
98.222 s * +47%
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0
Pass 1
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H
336 (304min - 337max) fps +6%
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
325 (323min - 328max) fps +2%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK
317.5 (292min - 319max) fps
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
292.5 (291min - 296max) fps -8%
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H
262 (259min - 282max) fps -17%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
234.5 (230min - 240max) fps -26%
NiPoGi AD08
AD08 (Silent), Intel Core i7-12650H
197.2 (175.1min - 220max) fps -38%
Pass 2
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
154.15 (153.8min - 154.3max) fps +23%
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
140.8 (138.2min - 144.7max) fps +13%
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H
132.2 (107.8min - 142max) fps +6%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK
125.05 (112.4min - 132max) fps
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
105.3 (105.2min - 105.7max) fps -16%
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H
92.2 (91min - 114.5max) fps -26%
NiPoGi AD08
AD08 (Silent), Intel Core i7-12650H
53.8 (49.8min - 70.6max) fps -57%
WinRAR - Result
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK
8735 KB/s
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H
7945 KB/s -9%
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
7723 KB/s -12%
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
7490 KB/s -14%
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H
7325 KB/s -16%
NiPoGi AD08
AD08 (Silent), Intel Core i7-12650H
6992 KB/s -20%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
6378 KB/s -27%
TrueCrypt
AES Mean 100MB
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
15.1 GB/s +16%
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H
13.3 GB/s +2%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK
13 GB/s
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H
11.2 GB/s -14%
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
10.6 GB/s -18%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
10.3 GB/s -21%
NiPoGi AD08
AD08 (Silent), Intel Core i7-12650H
6.7 GB/s -48%
Twofish Mean 100MB
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H
2.2 GB/s 0%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK
2.2 GB/s
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
2.1 GB/s -5%
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H
1.9 GB/s -14%
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
1.7 GB/s -23%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
1.5 GB/s -32%
NiPoGi AD08
AD08 (Silent), Intel Core i7-12650H
1.1 GB/s -50%
Serpent Mean 100MB
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
1.3 GB/s +8%
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H
1.2 GB/s 0%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK
1.2 GB/s
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H
1.1 GB/s -8%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
1 GB/s -17%
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
1 GB/s -17%
NiPoGi AD08
AD08 (Silent), Intel Core i7-12650H
0.674 GB/s -44%
Geekbench 5.5
Multi-Core
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
12662 Points +22%
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
12261 Points +18%
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H
11465 Points +10%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK
10378 Points
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H
10028 Points -3%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
7368 Points -29%
NiPoGi AD08
AD08 (Silent), Intel Core i7-12650H
6478 Points -38%
Single-Core
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
2008 Points +8%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK
1866 Points
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H
1790 Points -4%
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H
1762 Points -6%
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
1746 Points -6%
NiPoGi AD08
AD08 (Silent), Intel Core i7-12650H
1730 Points -7%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
1534 Points -18%
Geekbench 5.0
5.0 Multi-Core
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
12438 Points +21%
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
12127 Points +18%
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H
11392 Points +11%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK
10276 Points
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H
9892 Points -4%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
7319 Points -29%
NiPoGi AD08
AD08 (Silent), Intel Core i7-12650H
6287 Points -39%
5.0 Single-Core
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
1918 Points +7%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK
1795 Points
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H
1730 Points -4%
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H
1710 Points -5%
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
1708 Points -5%
NiPoGi AD08
AD08 (Silent), Intel Core i7-12650H
1592 Points -11%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
1528 Points -15%
Geekbench 4.4
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
8253 Points +4%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK
7932 Points
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H
7737 Points -2%
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H
7635 Points -4%
NiPoGi AD08
AD08 (Silent), Intel Core i7-12650H
7415 Points -7%
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
6927 Points -13%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
6412 Points -19%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
48723 Points +23%
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
45250 Points +15%
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H
42297 Points +7%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK
39510 Points
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H
37359 Points -5%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
29047 Points -26%
NiPoGi AD08
AD08 (Silent), Intel Core i7-12650H
24621 Points -38%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance Physics
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
22600 Points +22%
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H
21177 Points +14%
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
20846 Points +12%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK
18553 Points
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H
16634 Points -10%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
13173 Points -29%
NiPoGi AD08
AD08 (Silent), Intel Core i7-12650H
9219 Points -50%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
70707 MIPS +27%
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
66438 MIPS +19%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK
55620 MIPS
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H
52630 MIPS -5%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
48327 MIPS -13%
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H
47146 MIPS -15%
NiPoGi AD08
AD08 (Silent), Intel Core i7-12650H
27053 MIPS -51%
7z b 4 -mmt1
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
6744 MIPS +10%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK
6136 MIPS
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H
5881 MIPS -4%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
5796 MIPS -6%
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H
5695 MIPS -7%
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
5485 MIPS -11%
NiPoGi AD08
AD08 (Silent), Intel Core i7-12650H
5378 MIPS -12%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
20.6 fps +27%
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
19.6 fps +21%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK
16.2 fps
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H
14.6 fps -10%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
12.7 fps -22%
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H
12.3 fps -24%
NiPoGi AD08
AD08 (Silent), Intel Core i7-12650H
6.62 fps -59%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
0.507 sec * -15%
NiPoGi AD08
AD08 (Silent), Intel Core i7-12650H
0.506 sec * -15%
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H
0.473 sec * -8%
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
0.4652 sec * -6%
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H
0.4632 sec * -5%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK
0.4391 sec *
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
0.4351 sec * +1%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
54.8 s * -47%
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
54.8 s * -47%
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
44.5 s * -20%
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H
44 s * -18%
NiPoGi AD08
AD08 (Silent), Intel Core i7-12650H
40.7 s * -9%
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H
39.6 s * -6%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK
37.2 s *
WebXPRT 3 - Overall
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
333 Points +11%
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H
307 Points +2%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK
301 Points
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H
291 Points -3%
NiPoGi AD08
AD08 (Silent), Intel Core i7-12650H
289 Points -4%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
279 Points -7%
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
276 Points -8%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
593 ms * -19%
NiPoGi AD08
AD08 (Silent), Intel Core i7-12650H
571 ms * -14%
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
535 ms * -7%
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H
517 ms * -4%
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H
511 ms * -2%
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
503 ms * -1%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK
499 ms *
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Physics
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H
27369 Points +5%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK
26093 Points
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
25816 Points -1%
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
25043 Points -4%
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H
22242 Points -15%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
21576 Points -17%
NiPoGi AD08
AD08 (Silent), Intel Core i7-12650H
12668 Points -51%
2560x1440 Time Spy CPU
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H
10814 Points +4%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK
10402 Points
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
10397 Points 0%
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
10014 Points -4%
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H
7985 Points -23%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
7275 Points -30%
NiPoGi AD08
AD08 (Silent), Intel Core i7-12650H
4231 Points -59%

* ... smaller is better

Performance Rating - Percent
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, 4000 MHz
44.4 pt
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, 3800 MHz
40.1 pt
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H, 1900 MHz
39.6 pt
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
39.3 pt
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H, 1800 MHz
37.5 pt
NiPoGi AD08
AD08 (Silent), Intel Core i7-12650H, 1700 MHz
31.9 pt
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, 3200 MHz
30.8 pt
Geekbench 5.5
Multi-Core
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, 3800 MHz
12662 Points +22%
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, 4000 MHz
12261 Points +18%
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H, 1900 MHz
11465 Points +10%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
10378 Points
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H, 1800 MHz
10028 Points -3%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, 3200 MHz
7368 Points -29%
NiPoGi AD08
AD08 (Silent), Intel Core i7-12650H, 1700 MHz
6478 Points -38%
Single-Core
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, 4000 MHz
2008 Points +8%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
1866 Points
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H, 1800 MHz
1790 Points -4%
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H, 1900 MHz
1762 Points -6%
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, 3800 MHz
1746 Points -6%
NiPoGi AD08
AD08 (Silent), Intel Core i7-12650H, 1700 MHz
1730 Points -7%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, 3200 MHz
1534 Points -18%
Geekbench 5.0
5.0 Multi-Core
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, 3800 MHz
12438 Points +21%
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, 4000 MHz
12127 Points +18%
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H, 1900 MHz
11392 Points +11%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
10276 Points
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H, 1800 MHz
9892 Points -4%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, 3200 MHz
7319 Points -29%
NiPoGi AD08
AD08 (Silent), Intel Core i7-12650H, 1700 MHz
6287 Points -39%
5.0 Single-Core
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, 4000 MHz
1918 Points +7%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
1795 Points
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H, 1900 MHz
1730 Points -4%
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H, 1800 MHz
1710 Points -5%
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, 3800 MHz
1708 Points -5%
NiPoGi AD08
AD08 (Silent), Intel Core i7-12650H, 1700 MHz
1592 Points -11%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, 3200 MHz
1528 Points -15%
Geekbench 4.4
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, 4000 MHz
8253 Points +4%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
7932 Points
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H, 1900 MHz
7737 Points -2%
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H, 1800 MHz
7635 Points -4%
NiPoGi AD08
AD08 (Silent), Intel Core i7-12650H, 1700 MHz
7415 Points -7%
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, 3800 MHz
6927 Points -13%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, 3200 MHz
6412 Points -19%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, 4000 MHz
48723 Points +23%
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, 3800 MHz
45250 Points +15%
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H, 1900 MHz
42297 Points +7%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
39510 Points
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H, 1800 MHz
37359 Points -5%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, 3200 MHz
29047 Points -26%
NiPoGi AD08
AD08 (Silent), Intel Core i7-12650H, 1700 MHz
24621 Points -38%
Geekbench 6.0
Single-Core
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, 4000 MHz
2603 Points +4%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
2494 Points
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H, 1900 MHz
2381 Points -5%
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H, 1800 MHz
2325 Points -7%
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, 3800 MHz
2313 Points -7%
NiPoGi AD08
AD08 (Silent), Intel Core i7-12650H, 1700 MHz
2173 Points -13%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, 3200 MHz
1992 Points -20%
Multi-Core
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, 4000 MHz
12882 Points +25%
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, 3800 MHz
12061 Points +17%
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H, 1900 MHz
11698 Points +13%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
10342 Points
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H, 1800 MHz
9930 Points -4%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, 3200 MHz
7540 Points -27%
NiPoGi AD08
AD08 (Silent), Intel Core i7-12650H, 1700 MHz
7273 Points -30%
GPU OpenCL
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, 3800 MHz
33510 Points +117%
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, 4000 MHz
32752 Points +112%
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H, 1800 MHz
15718 Points +2%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
15460 Points
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, 3200 MHz
14258 Points -8%
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H, 1900 MHz
14018 Points -9%
NiPoGi AD08
AD08 (Silent), Intel Core i7-12650H, 1700 MHz
11192 Points -28%
GPU Vulkan
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, 4000 MHz
30410 Points +52%
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, 3800 MHz
20794 Points +4%
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H, 1800 MHz
20199 Points +1%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
20070 Points
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H, 1900 MHz
19053 Points -5%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, 3200 MHz
17543 Points -13%
NiPoGi AD08
AD08 (Silent), Intel Core i7-12650H, 1700 MHz
13930 Points -31%
Performance Rating
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, Radeon 780M
98.6 pt
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
80.5 pt
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
62 pt
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, Radeon 680M
60.8 pt
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
59.1 pt
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
53.6 pt
Average of class Mini PC
 
51.1 pt
NiPoGi AD08
Intel Core i7-12650H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
34.2 pt
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, Radeon 780M
25359 KRay/s +105%
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
17544 KRay/s +42%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, Radeon 680M
12718 KRay/s +3%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
12389 KRay/s
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
11161 KRay/s -10%
Average of class Mini PC
  (561 - 27538, n=109, last 2 years)
10576 KRay/s -15%
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
10476 KRay/s -15%
NiPoGi AD08
Intel Core i7-12650H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
6788 KRay/s -45%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, Radeon 780M
107540 Points +67%
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
88829 Points +38%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, Radeon 680M
81722 Points +27%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
64350 Points
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
57280 Points -11%
Average of class Mini PC
  (3604 - 116903, n=109, last 2 years)
54992 Points -15%
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
54166 Points -16%
NiPoGi AD08
Intel Core i7-12650H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
35216 Points -45%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, Radeon 780M
4753 MB/s +57%
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
4246 MB/s +40%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
3028 MB/s
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, Radeon 680M
2818 MB/s -7%
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
2784 MB/s -8%
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
2504 MB/s -17%
Average of class Mini PC
  (225 - 5096, n=109, last 2 years)
2408 MB/s -20%
NiPoGi AD08
Intel Core i7-12650H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
1479 MB/s -51%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, Radeon 780M
118174 Points +18%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
99851 Points
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, Radeon 680M
90101 Points -10%
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
89748 Points -10%
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
85501 Points -14%
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
82291 Points -18%
Average of class Mini PC
  (8172 - 119802, n=109, last 2 years)
71728 Points -28%
NiPoGi AD08
Intel Core i7-12650H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
59278 Points -41%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, Radeon 780M
14663 Points +74%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, Radeon 680M
11831 Points +41%
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
10247 Points +22%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
8417 Points
Average of class Mini PC
  (408 - 15525, n=109, last 2 years)
7610 Points -10%
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
7317 Points -13%
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
7297 Points -13%
NiPoGi AD08
Intel Core i7-12650H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
4690 Points -44%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, Radeon 780M
57402 Points +80%
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
45718 Points +43%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, Radeon 680M
44756 Points +40%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
31933 Points
Average of class Mini PC
  (1958 - 62378, n=109, last 2 years)
29013 Points -9%
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
28106 Points -12%
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
26850 Points -16%
NiPoGi AD08
Intel Core i7-12650H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
17272 Points -46%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, Radeon 780M
164414 MB/s +46%
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
144741 MB/s +29%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
112254 MB/s
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
100301 MB/s -11%
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
95500 MB/s -15%
Average of class Mini PC
  (3691 - 177158, n=109, last 2 years)
78891 MB/s -30%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, Radeon 680M
54623 MB/s -51%
NiPoGi AD08
Intel Core i7-12650H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
32702 MB/s -71%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
1183 MB/s +36%
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, Radeon 780M
1020 MB/s +17%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
870 MB/s
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
790 MB/s -9%
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
745 MB/s -14%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, Radeon 680M
674 MB/s -23%
Average of class Mini PC
  (74.8 - 1233, n=109, last 2 years)
613 MB/s -30%
NiPoGi AD08
Intel Core i7-12650H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
443 MB/s -49%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, Radeon 780M
13517 KRay/s +114%
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
9284 KRay/s +47%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, Radeon 680M
6817 KRay/s +8%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
6325 KRay/s
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
5998 KRay/s -5%
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
5777 KRay/s -9%
Average of class Mini PC
  (308 - 14722, n=109, last 2 years)
5651 KRay/s -11%
NiPoGi AD08
Intel Core i7-12650H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
3648 KRay/s -42%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, Radeon 780M
40570 MPixel/s +63%
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
37433 MPixel/s +50%
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
33092 MPixel/s +33%
Average of class Mini PC
  (4408 - 45560, n=109, last 2 years)
25548 MPixel/s +3%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
24903 MPixel/s
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
24858 MPixel/s 0%
NiPoGi AD08
Intel Core i7-12650H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
22046 MPixel/s -11%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, Radeon 680M
19153 MPixel/s -23%
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
9397
Cinebench R10 Shading 64Bit
21823 Points
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
75947 Points
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
15303 Points
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
19704
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
49924
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 32Bit
24.7 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 32Bit
99.95 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
3.26 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
27.25 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
99.89 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 32Bit
2.82 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
270 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
119.99 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
2249 Points
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The Minisforum Venus Series NAB9 during the Cinebench R15 Multi Loop

During the Cinebench R15 continuous loop, we noted a significant drop in performance after the fourth run. However, the Intel Core i9-12900HK's performance was still good and our test sample achieved 1,981 points over 50 runs.

CPU metrics during the Cinebench R15 loop
CPU metrics during the Cinebench R15 loop
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Minisforum Venus Series NAB9 Intel Core i9-12900HK, Intel Core i9-12900HK: Ø1981 (1895.47-2262.7)
Acemagic F2A Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Intel Core Ultra 7 155H: Ø2759 (2690.7-2800.92)
Geekom XT12 Pro Intel Core i9-12900H, Intel Core i9-12900H: Ø1545 (1395.97-2133.22)
Geekom A7 AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS: Ø2410 (2285.58-2581.81)
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5 Intel Core i5-13500H, Intel Core i5-13500H: Ø1783 (1762.11-2310.94)
NiPoGi AD08 Intel Core i7-12650H, Intel Core i7-12650H: Ø770 (673.9-1055.91)
Maxtang MTN-FP750 AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS: Ø1772 (1721.99-1800.59)

System performance

The PC's total system performance benefits from the great CPU performance, resulting in the Minisforum Venus Series NPB9 again scoring well. During the RAM tests, however, our test sample lagged slightly behind. The reason for this is the standard which has been used, as the top three places are occupied by mini PCs equipped with DDR5 RAM. Subjectively, the Minisforum Venus Series NPB9 works very quickly and without any noticeable latencies.

PCMark 10 / Score
Geekom A7, AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
AMD Radeon 780M, Acer N5000
7455 Points +16%
Acemagic F2A, Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
Intel Arc 8-Core iGPU, Kingston OM8SEP1024Q-A0
7120 Points +11%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9, Intel Core i9-12900HK
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Kingston OM3PGP41024P-A0
6435 Points
Geekom XT12 Pro, Intel Core i9-12900H
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Lexar SSD NM7A1 1TB
6295 Points -2%
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5, Intel Core i5-13500H
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Kingston OM8PGP4512Q-A0
6280 Points -2%
Maxtang MTN-FP750, AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
AMD Radeon 680M, Foresee VP1000F512G
5722 Points -11%
NiPoGi AD08, Intel Core i7-12650H
Intel UHD Graphics 64EUs (Alder Lake 12th Gen), Netac NS512GSSD530
5156 Points -20%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9, Intel Core i9-12900HK
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Kingston OM3PGP41024P-A0
11591 Points
Geekom XT12 Pro, Intel Core i9-12900H
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Lexar SSD NM7A1 1TB
11273 Points -3%
Acemagic F2A, Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
Intel Arc 8-Core iGPU, Kingston OM8SEP1024Q-A0
11125 Points -4%
Geekom A7, AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
AMD Radeon 780M, Acer N5000
11114 Points -4%
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5, Intel Core i5-13500H
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Kingston OM8PGP4512Q-A0
11035 Points -5%
Maxtang MTN-FP750, AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
AMD Radeon 680M, Foresee VP1000F512G
9933 Points -14%
NiPoGi AD08, Intel Core i7-12650H
Intel UHD Graphics 64EUs (Alder Lake 12th Gen), Netac NS512GSSD530
9905 Points -15%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Geekom A7, AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
AMD Radeon 780M, Acer N5000
10291 Points +30%
Acemagic F2A, Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
Intel Arc 8-Core iGPU, Kingston OM8SEP1024Q-A0
8901 Points +12%
Maxtang MTN-FP750, AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
AMD Radeon 680M, Foresee VP1000F512G
8829 Points +11%
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5, Intel Core i5-13500H
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Kingston OM8PGP4512Q-A0
8212 Points +4%
Geekom XT12 Pro, Intel Core i9-12900H
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Lexar SSD NM7A1 1TB
8114 Points +2%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9, Intel Core i9-12900HK
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Kingston OM3PGP41024P-A0
7924 Points
NiPoGi AD08, Intel Core i7-12650H
Intel UHD Graphics 64EUs (Alder Lake 12th Gen), Netac NS512GSSD530
7167 Points -10%
CrossMark / Overall
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9, Intel Core i9-12900HK
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Kingston OM3PGP41024P-A0
1986 Points
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5, Intel Core i5-13500H
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Kingston OM8PGP4512Q-A0
1982 Points 0%
Geekom A7, AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
AMD Radeon 780M, Acer N5000
1861 Points -6%
Geekom XT12 Pro, Intel Core i9-12900H
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Lexar SSD NM7A1 1TB
1860 Points -6%
Acemagic F2A, Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
Intel Arc 8-Core iGPU, Kingston OM8SEP1024Q-A0
1802 Points -9%
NiPoGi AD08, Intel Core i7-12650H
Intel UHD Graphics 64EUs (Alder Lake 12th Gen), Netac NS512GSSD530
1532 Points -23%
Maxtang MTN-FP750, AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
AMD Radeon 680M, Foresee VP1000F512G
1387 Points -30%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9, Intel Core i9-12900HK
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Kingston OM3PGP41024P-A0
2205 Points
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5, Intel Core i5-13500H
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Kingston OM8PGP4512Q-A0
2110 Points -4%
Geekom XT12 Pro, Intel Core i9-12900H
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Lexar SSD NM7A1 1TB
1919 Points -13%
Acemagic F2A, Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
Intel Arc 8-Core iGPU, Kingston OM8SEP1024Q-A0
1700 Points -23%
Geekom A7, AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
AMD Radeon 780M, Acer N5000
1540 Points -30%
NiPoGi AD08, Intel Core i7-12650H
Intel UHD Graphics 64EUs (Alder Lake 12th Gen), Netac NS512GSSD530
1444 Points -35%
Maxtang MTN-FP750, AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
AMD Radeon 680M, Foresee VP1000F512G
1263 Points -43%
CrossMark / Creativity
Geekom A7, AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
AMD Radeon 780M, Acer N5000
2072 Points +9%
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5, Intel Core i5-13500H
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Kingston OM8PGP4512Q-A0
1985 Points +4%
Acemagic F2A, Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
Intel Arc 8-Core iGPU, Kingston OM8SEP1024Q-A0
1929 Points +1%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9, Intel Core i9-12900HK
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Kingston OM3PGP41024P-A0
1907 Points
Geekom XT12 Pro, Intel Core i9-12900H
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Lexar SSD NM7A1 1TB
1870 Points -2%
NiPoGi AD08, Intel Core i7-12650H
Intel UHD Graphics 64EUs (Alder Lake 12th Gen), Netac NS512GSSD530
1554 Points -19%
Maxtang MTN-FP750, AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
AMD Radeon 680M, Foresee VP1000F512G
1376 Points -28%
CrossMark / Productivity
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9, Intel Core i9-12900HK
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Kingston OM3PGP41024P-A0
1996 Points
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5, Intel Core i5-13500H
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Kingston OM8PGP4512Q-A0
1938 Points -3%
Geekom XT12 Pro, Intel Core i9-12900H
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Lexar SSD NM7A1 1TB
1831 Points -8%
Geekom A7, AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
AMD Radeon 780M, Acer N5000
1781 Points -11%
Acemagic F2A, Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
Intel Arc 8-Core iGPU, Kingston OM8SEP1024Q-A0
1717 Points -14%
NiPoGi AD08, Intel Core i7-12650H
Intel UHD Graphics 64EUs (Alder Lake 12th Gen), Netac NS512GSSD530
1541 Points -23%
Maxtang MTN-FP750, AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
AMD Radeon 680M, Foresee VP1000F512G
1443 Points -28%
AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, Radeon 780M
67161 MB/s +51%
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
62397 MB/s +40%
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
57457 MB/s +29%
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
45792 MB/s +3%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
44442 MB/s
Average of class Mini PC
  (6481 - 71990, n=109, last 2 years)
44252 MB/s 0%
NiPoGi AD08
Intel Core i7-12650H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
43261 MB/s -3%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, Radeon 680M
30324 MB/s -32%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
65470 MB/s +37%
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
64323 MB/s +34%
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, Radeon 780M
61542 MB/s +28%
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
48963 MB/s +2%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
47960 MB/s
NiPoGi AD08
Intel Core i7-12650H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
47313 MB/s -1%
Average of class Mini PC
  (6914 - 75449, n=109, last 2 years)
44738 MB/s -7%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, Radeon 680M
33938 MB/s -29%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, Radeon 780M
86810 MB/s +89%
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
65057 MB/s +42%
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
59816 MB/s +30%
Average of class Mini PC
  (6862 - 89318, n=109, last 2 years)
48351 MB/s +5%
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
47201 MB/s +3%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
45952 MB/s
NiPoGi AD08
Intel Core i7-12650H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
45915 MB/s 0%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, Radeon 680M
33175 MB/s -28%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Acemagic F2A
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
149 ns * -86%
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Intel Core i5-13500H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
93.8 ns * -17%
Geekom A7
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, Radeon 780M
89 ns * -11%
Average of class Mini PC
  (44.9 - 154.6, n=109, last 2 years)
88.1 ns * -10%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Intel Core i9-12900HK, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
79.9 ns *
NiPoGi AD08
Intel Core i7-12650H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
79.7 ns * -0%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, Radeon 680M
78.2 ns * +2%
Geekom XT12 Pro
Intel Core i9-12900H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
74.7 ns * +7%

* ... smaller is better

DPC latencies

We didn't document any increased latencies when simply surfing the web. We only noted these when playing the 4K test video. However, there were no dropped frames and overall, the Minisforum Venus Series NAB9 had no problems playing high-resolution videos. Because of this, we believe it is suitable for use as a streaming client.

Maximum latencies when opening multiple browser tabs and playing 4K video
Maximum latencies when opening multiple browser tabs and playing 4K video
Maximum latencies after ten seconds of Prime95
Maximum latencies after ten seconds of Prime95
Drivers ranked by longest execution duration
Drivers ranked by longest execution duration
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Acemagic F2A
Arc 8-Core, Ultra 7 155H, Kingston OM8SEP1024Q-A0
2724 μs * -165%
Geekom XT12 Pro
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i9-12900H, Lexar SSD NM7A1 1TB
2151 μs * -110%
Geekom A7
Radeon 780M, R9 7940HS, Acer N5000
1616.1 μs * -58%
Maxtang MTN-FP750
Radeon 680M, R7 7735HS, Foresee VP1000F512G
1097.7 μs * -7%
Minisforum Venus Series NAB9
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i9-12900HK, Kingston OM3PGP41024P-A0
1026 μs *
Minisforum Venus Series NPB5
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-13500H, Kingston OM8PGP4512Q-A0
813.7 μs * +21%

* ... smaller is better

Storage devices

1-TB SSD (Kingston)
1-TB SSD (Kingston)

The Minisforum Venus Series NAB9 houses a 1-TB SSD from Kingston. The SSD in our test system enables fast working speeds and this was confirmed in its benchmark results. Its read and write rates were flawless and even under permanent load, they remained stable. Minisforum has installed a relatively large cooling unit onto the SSD itself which features an active cooler. Two SSDs can be installed into the PC in total. Aside from the NVMe SSD in our test sample, there is space for another 2.5-inch storage device beneath the case lid. However, it can only have a maximum build height of seven millimeters. 

For further comparisons and benchmarks, take a look at our comparison table.

AS SSD
AS SSD
CDM 3
CDM 3
CDM 5
CDM 5
CDM 6
CDM 6
CDI
CDI
Kingston OM3PGP41024P-A0
Sequential Read: 3020 MB/s
Sequential Write: 3394 MB/s
512K Read: 2174 MB/s
512K Write: 3894 MB/s
4K Read: 63.1 MB/s
4K Write: 406.6 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 924.3 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 634.7 MB/s