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Review of the Minisforum EliteMini HM90 desktop PC with fast AMD Ryzen APU

Office or Multimedia PC? Minisforum has launched the EliteMiniHM90 mini PC, a fast desktop computer based on an AMD Ryzen 9 4900H. We will talk about the advantages of the small PC and whether it is worth buying in this review.
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As of yet Minisforum is not well-known in this country. Nevertheless, the Chinese manufacturer has been offering mini PCs for office use for quite some time. With the EliteMini HX90, Minisforum now has a small gaming PC in its portfolio. However, the manufacturer has caught a lot of flak over this product.

The Minisforum EliteMini HM90 is primarily intended for office and multimedia use. However, according to the manufacturer's website, it should also be able to achieve playable frame rates in more or less modern titles. We'll get to this later. The AMD Ryzen 9 4900H is at the heart of the mini-PC and provides a decent level of performance. All in all, the AMD Ryzen 9 4900H in the EliteMini HM90 performs quite well. The mini-PC can be purchased as a barebones kit or pre-configured with RAM and SSD. Currently, you will have to shell out 419 Euros (~$475) for the barebones system. The configuration with 32 GB of RAM and a 512 GB SSD, on the other hand, costs 659 Euros (~$765). The system is shipped directly from China free of charge. However, the import tax of 19 percent applies to any imports into Germany. The Minisforum EliteMini HM90 is also listed with a AMD Ryzen 5 4600H, although this is currently sold out and isn't significantly better priced than the version with the Ryzen 9 APU that we are reviewing.

Our review device features 16 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD. The PC comes with Windows 10 Professional (the barebones kit doesn't). Everything is contained in a small case with the following dismissions: 149 x 55 x 149 (WxHxD) millimeters. Thus, the Minisforum EliteMini HM90 is a bit bigger than MSI's Cubi 5 M10. But the Intel NUC 10 is a bit more compact in terms of dimensions.

The Minisforum EliteMini HM90 is delivered in a sturdy box with all accessories to get the system up and running. The relatively large USB-C power supply is very noticeable. Furthermore, in the box, there are two adapter plates for installing two additional 2.5-inch SSDs in the EliteMini HM90. A Vesa mount for mounting it to a monitor is also present, it is almost standard for such mini-PCs. Many more configurations can be found under the name Elitemini on the manufacturer's website. It is worth taking a look there if the EliteMini HM90 is not your first choice.

Minisforum EliteMini HM90
Processor
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H 8 x 3.3 - 4.4 GHz, 45 W PL2 / Short Burst, 35 W PL1 / Sustained, Renoir (Zen 2)
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4-3200 Dual-Channel 2 von 2 belegt
Mainboard
AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH
Storage
Kingston OM8PDP3256B-A01, 256 GB 
Soundcard
AMD Rave/Renoir - Audio Processor - HD Audio Controller
Connections
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 3 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5mm Audio Jack
Networking
Intel Ethernet Controller I225-V (10MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 55.5 x 149.6 x 149.6 ( = 2.19 x 5.89 x 5.89 in)
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Price
650 EUR
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case & Connectivity

The case is made of aluminum. However, the top and the bottom are made of plastic. The Minisforum EliteMini HM90 does not have any problems with rigidity. For a better feel, however, it would have been better if the upper side was also made of aluminum. This is just nitpicking, though, because there are no visible flaws. The top plastic cover matches the aluminum body in terms of color. The white and silver colors dominate, which is a good thing, because dust does not immediately show up on light colors. This is not the case with dark colors.

The device can be opened by removing the bottom plate. Four small screws join the bottom plate to the case. The RAM, SSD and Wi-Fi module can be easily accessed once the bottom plate is removed. Further disassembly is possible, although the manufacturer has covered the antenna cables on the Wi-Fi module with a kind of glue that has to be removed first. There is a risk of tearing the cables, which is why we refrained from doing so in this case. Further disassembly is also not necessary, because according to the manufacturer, the CPU cooler should not be removed, as this could damage the APU. There is a note in the box that states that liquid metal was used and we figure that the heatsink is glued in place.

In terms of external ports, the EliteMini HM90 offers many options for connecting additional devices. A total of five USB-A ports are more than enough. What is more, there is also a Type-C port on the front. External displays can be connected via DisplayPort or HDMI. But the USB-C port also offers the option of image output with the help of an appropriate adapter. Thus, you can connect up to three displays to the Minisforum EliteMini HM90 simultaneously.

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Performance - A lot of reserves

As was already mentioned, the EliteMini HM90 mini forum comes with an AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, which is an energy-efficient notebook APU that can be cooled without any issues. The performance of the 8-core is completely sufficient in every respect for everyday office or multimedia use. In fact, the APU can handle simple tasks with great ease. As the saying goes, though, having is better than needing, as we all know. The 16 GB of dual-channel DDR4 RAM suits the system well and provides the best level of performance. You can be divided about the SSD, but 256 GB is sufficient for a starter build. Thanks to the pre-installed operating system, the Minisforum EliteMini HM90 is ready to go after a few minutes of setup and personalization.

Processor

The AMD Ryzen 9 4900H belongs to the Renoir series and is based on the Zen2. The SoC offers a total of 8 cores with 16 threads, which is especially useful for multi-threaded applications. In the CPU benchmarks, the Ryzen 9 4900H is able to outperform most of the competition. The single-core performance is roughly on the same level as that of the Intel Core i7-10710U which is found in the Intel NUC 10. Our review sample can also keep up surprisingly well with the Zotac Magnus One in terms of CPU performance, given that the compact gaming laptop comes with a desktop CPU.

The AMD Ryzen 9 4900H has a TDP of 45 W. However, the power limit can be increased up to 54 watts in the BIOS of the Mini Forum EliteMini HM90. That being said, we did not see any significant improvements in performance in our review after switching to the higher power limit.

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

Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
2400, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
215 Points ∼100% +11%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C), Intel Core i7-10700
2900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
196 Points ∼91% +1%
Intel NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
194 Points ∼90% 0%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
194 Points ∼90%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
  (192 - 194, n=2)
193 Points ∼90% -1%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600, Intel UHD Graphics 620
168 Points ∼78% -13%
MSI Cubi 5 10M, Intel Core i3-10110U
2100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
162 Points ∼75% -16%
Intel NUC6i5SYH, Intel Core i5-6260U
1800, Intel Iris Graphics 540
117 Points ∼54% -40%
Intel NUC5i5RYH, Intel Core i5-5250U
1600, Intel HD Graphics 6000
108 Points ∼50% -44%
Intel NUC5i3RYK, Intel Core i3-5010U
2100, Intel HD Graphics 5500
84 Points ∼39% -57%
AC6-M Mini-PC, Intel Celeron J4125
2000, Intel UHD Graphics 600
77 Points ∼36% -60%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
1967 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
  (1886 - 1967, n=2)
1927 Points ∼98% -2%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
2400, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
1607 Points ∼82% -18%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C), Intel Core i7-10700
2900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
1455 Points ∼74% -26%
Intel NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
1067 Points ∼54% -46%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600, Intel UHD Graphics 620
790 Points ∼40% -60%
MSI Cubi 5 10M, Intel Core i3-10110U
2100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
316 Points ∼16% -84%
Intel NUC6i5SYH, Intel Core i5-6260U
1800, Intel Iris Graphics 540
298 Points ∼15% -85%
Intel NUC5i5RYH, Intel Core i5-5250U
1600, Intel HD Graphics 6000
261 Points ∼13% -87%
AC6-M Mini-PC, Intel Celeron J4125
2000, Intel UHD Graphics 600
248 Points ∼13% -87%
Intel NUC5i3RYK, Intel Core i3-5010U
2100, Intel HD Graphics 5500
220 Points ∼11% -89%
Intel NUC5i3RYK, Intel Core i3-5010U
2100, Intel HD Graphics 5500
211 (209.9min - 211.39max) Points ∼11% -89%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
505 Points ∼100%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
2400, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
504 Points ∼100% 0%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
  (482 - 505, n=2)
494 Points ∼98% -2%
Intel NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
480 Points ∼95% -5%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600, Intel UHD Graphics 620
428 Points ∼85% -15%
MSI Cubi 5 10M, Intel Core i3-10110U
2100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
401 Points ∼79% -21%
Intel NUC5i3RYK, Intel Core i3-5010U
2100, Intel HD Graphics 5500
200 Points ∼40% -60%
AC6-M Mini-PC, Intel Celeron J4125
2000, Intel UHD Graphics 600
171 Points ∼34% -66%
CPU (Multi Core)
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
4585 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
  (4233 - 4585, n=2)
4409 Points ∼96% -4%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
2400, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
3357 Points ∼73% -27%
Intel NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
2303 Points ∼50% -50%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600, Intel UHD Graphics 620
1820 Points ∼40% -60%
MSI Cubi 5 10M, Intel Core i3-10110U
2100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
743 Points ∼16% -84%
AC6-M Mini-PC, Intel Celeron J4125
2000, Intel UHD Graphics 600
556 Points ∼12% -88%
Intel NUC5i3RYK, Intel Core i3-5010U
2100, Intel HD Graphics 5500
491 Points ∼11% -89%
Cinebench R23
CPU (Single Core)
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
1298 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
  (1290 - 1298, n=2)
1294 Points ∼100% 0%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C), Intel Core i7-10700
2900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
1234 Points ∼95% -5%
MSI Cubi 5 10M, Intel Core i3-10110U
2100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
1031 Points ∼79% -21%
Intel NUC5i5RYH, Intel Core i5-5250U
1600, Intel HD Graphics 6000
660 Points ∼51% -49%
Intel NUC5i3RYK, Intel Core i3-5010U
2100, Intel HD Graphics 5500
411 Points ∼32% -68%
CPU (Multi Core)
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
11792 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
  (11416 - 11792, n=2)
11604 Points ∼98% -2%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C), Intel Core i7-10700
2900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
8532 Points ∼72% -28%
MSI Cubi 5 10M, Intel Core i3-10110U
2100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
1910 Points ∼16% -84%
Intel NUC5i5RYH, Intel Core i5-5250U
1600, Intel HD Graphics 6000
1529 (1521.41min - 1529.3max) Points ∼13% -87%
Intel NUC5i3RYK, Intel Core i3-5010U
2100, Intel HD Graphics 5500
834 (768.67min - 833.537max) Points ∼7% -93%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
2400, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
2.4 Points ∼100% +7%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C), Intel Core i7-10700
2900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
2.26 Points ∼94% +1%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
2.24 Points ∼93%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
 
2.24 Points ∼93% 0%
Intel NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
2.19 Points ∼91% -2%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600, Intel UHD Graphics 620
1.91 Points ∼80% -15%
MSI Cubi 5 10M, Intel Core i3-10110U
2100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
1.87 Points ∼78% -17%
Intel NUC6i5SYH, Intel Core i5-6260U
1800, Intel Iris Graphics 540
1.33 Points ∼55% -41%
Intel NUC5i5RYH, Intel Core i5-5250U
1600, Intel HD Graphics 6000
1.28 Points ∼53% -43%
AC6-M Mini-PC, Intel Celeron J4125
2000, Intel UHD Graphics 600
0.92 Points ∼38% -59%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
23.03 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
 
23 Points ∼100% 0%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
2400, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
18.04 Points ∼78% -22%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C), Intel Core i7-10700
2900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
16.7 Points ∼73% -27%
Intel NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
10.89 Points ∼47% -53%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600, Intel UHD Graphics 620
8.66 Points ∼38% -62%
MSI Cubi 5 10M, Intel Core i3-10110U
2100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
3.59 Points ∼16% -84%
Intel NUC6i5SYH, Intel Core i5-6260U
1800, Intel Iris Graphics 540
3.26 Points ∼14% -86%
AC6-M Mini-PC, Intel Celeron J4125
2000, Intel UHD Graphics 600
3.09 Points ∼13% -87%
Intel NUC5i5RYH, Intel Core i5-5250U
1600, Intel HD Graphics 6000
2.86 Points ∼12% -88%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
AC6-M Mini-PC, Intel Celeron J4125
2000, Intel UHD Graphics 600
2378.7 Seconds * ∼100% -862%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600, Intel UHD Graphics 620
584.9 Seconds * ∼25% -137%
Intel NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
468.3 Seconds * ∼20% -89%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
2400, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
317.4 Seconds * ∼13% -28%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C), Intel Core i7-10700
2900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
315.4 Seconds * ∼13% -28%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
247.3 Seconds * ∼10%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
 
247 Seconds * ∼10% -0%
wPrime 2.10
1024m
Intel NUC5i3RYK, Intel Core i3-5010U
2100, Intel HD Graphics 5500
731.5 s * ∼100% -782%
Intel NUC5i5RYH, Intel Core i5-5250U
1600, Intel HD Graphics 6000
620 s * ∼85% -648%
AC6-M Mini-PC, Intel Celeron J4125
2000, Intel UHD Graphics 600
566.005 s * ∼77% -583%
Intel NUC6i5SYH, Intel Core i5-6260U
1800, Intel Iris Graphics 540
558 s * ∼76% -573%
MSI Cubi 5 10M, Intel Core i3-10110U
2100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
543.119 s * ∼74% -555%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600, Intel UHD Graphics 620
217.837 s * ∼30% -163%
Intel NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
177.37 s * ∼24% -114%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
2400, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
120.202 s * ∼16% -45%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C), Intel Core i7-10700
2900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
119.474 s * ∼16% -44%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
82.927 s * ∼11%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
 
82.9 s * ∼11% -0%
32m
Intel NUC5i3RYK, Intel Core i3-5010U
2100, Intel HD Graphics 5500
23.1 s * ∼100% -623%
Intel NUC5i5RYH, Intel Core i5-5250U
1600, Intel HD Graphics 6000
19.5 s * ∼84% -511%
Intel NUC6i5SYH, Intel Core i5-6260U
1800, Intel Iris Graphics 540
18 s * ∼78% -464%
MSI Cubi 5 10M, Intel Core i3-10110U
2100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
17.623 s * ∼76% -452%
AC6-M Mini-PC, Intel Celeron J4125
2000, Intel UHD Graphics 600
17.366 s * ∼75% -444%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600, Intel UHD Graphics 620
6.78 s * ∼29% -112%
Intel NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
5.103 s * ∼22% -60%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
2400, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
3.788 s * ∼16% -19%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C), Intel Core i7-10700
2900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
3.257 s * ∼14% -2%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
3.194 s * ∼14%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
 
3.19 s * ∼14% -0%
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0
Pass 2
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
111 (111min - 112max) fps ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
 
111 fps ∼100% 0%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
2400, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
92.75 (89.1min - 100max) fps ∼84% -16%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C), Intel Core i7-10700
2900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
84.75 (84.6min - 105max) fps ∼76% -24%
Intel NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
60.55 (60.4min - 73.5max) fps ∼55% -45%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600, Intel UHD Graphics 620
49.35 (49.1min - 51.6max) fps ∼44% -56%
MSI Cubi 5 10M, Intel Core i3-10110U
2100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
20.55 (20.4min - 20.7max) fps ∼19% -81%
Intel NUC6i5SYH, Intel Core i5-6260U
1800, Intel Iris Graphics 540
19.3 fps ∼17% -83%
AC6-M Mini-PC, Intel Celeron J4125
2000, Intel UHD Graphics 600
16.75 (16.7min - 16.9max) fps ∼15% -85%
Intel NUC5i5RYH, Intel Core i5-5250U
1600, Intel HD Graphics 6000
16.46 fps ∼15% -85%
Intel NUC5i3RYK, Intel Core i3-5010U
2100, Intel HD Graphics 5500
13.75 fps ∼12% -88%
Pass 1
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
2400, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
237.5 (236min - 239max) fps ∼100% +10%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C), Intel Core i7-10700
2900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
236 (235min - 257max) fps ∼99% +10%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
215 (213min - 217max) fps ∼91%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
 
215 fps ∼91% 0%
Intel NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
206 (204min - 208max) fps ∼87% -4%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600, Intel UHD Graphics 620
184.5 (184min - 186max) fps ∼78% -14%
MSI Cubi 5 10M, Intel Core i3-10110U
2100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
106.5 (106min - 109max) fps ∼45% -50%
Intel NUC6i5SYH, Intel Core i5-6260U
1800, Intel Iris Graphics 540
105 fps ∼44% -51%
Intel NUC5i5RYH, Intel Core i5-5250U
1600, Intel HD Graphics 6000
88.46 fps ∼37% -59%
AC6-M Mini-PC, Intel Celeron J4125
2000, Intel UHD Graphics 600
78.9 (77.1min - 81.7max) fps ∼33% -63%
Intel NUC5i3RYK, Intel Core i3-5010U
2100, Intel HD Graphics 5500
74 fps ∼31% -66%
TrueCrypt
Serpent Mean 100MB
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
1.2 GB/s ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
 
1.2 GB/s ∼100% 0%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C), Intel Core i7-10700
2900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
1.1 GB/s ∼92% -8%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
2400, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
1 GB/s ∼83% -17%
Intel NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
0.57 GB/s ∼48% -52%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600, Intel UHD Graphics 620
0.48 GB/s ∼40% -60%
MSI Cubi 5 10M, Intel Core i3-10110U
2100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
0.21 GB/s ∼18% -82%
AC6-M Mini-PC, Intel Celeron J4125
2000, Intel UHD Graphics 600
0.182 GB/s ∼15% -85%
Intel NUC6i5SYH, Intel Core i5-6260U
1800, Intel Iris Graphics 540
0.166 GB/s ∼14% -86%
Intel NUC5i5RYH, Intel Core i5-5250U
1600, Intel HD Graphics 6000
0.142 GB/s ∼12% -88%
Intel NUC5i3RYK, Intel Core i3-5010U
2100, Intel HD Graphics 5500
0.133 GB/s ∼11% -89%
Twofish Mean 100MB
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
2 GB/s ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
 
2 GB/s ∼100% 0%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C), Intel Core i7-10700
2900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
1.8 GB/s ∼90% -10%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
2400, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
1.7 GB/s ∼85% -15%
Intel NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
1 GB/s ∼50% -50%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600, Intel UHD Graphics 620
0.79 GB/s ∼40% -60%
MSI Cubi 5 10M, Intel Core i3-10110U
2100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
0.346 GB/s ∼17% -83%
Intel NUC6i5SYH, Intel Core i5-6260U
1800, Intel Iris Graphics 540
0.283 GB/s ∼14% -86%
AC6-M Mini-PC, Intel Celeron J4125
2000, Intel UHD Graphics 600
0.266 GB/s ∼13% -87%
Intel NUC5i5RYH, Intel Core i5-5250U
1600, Intel HD Graphics 6000
0.245 GB/s ∼12% -88%
Intel NUC5i3RYK, Intel Core i3-5010U
2100, Intel HD Graphics 5500
0.199 GB/s ∼10% -90%
AES Mean 100MB
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C), Intel Core i7-10700
2900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
10.3 GB/s ∼100% +39%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
2400, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
10.1 GB/s ∼98% +36%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
7.4 GB/s ∼72%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
 
7.4 GB/s ∼72% 0%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600, Intel UHD Graphics 620
4.7 GB/s ∼46% -36%
Intel NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
4.6 GB/s ∼45% -38%
AC6-M Mini-PC, Intel Celeron J4125
2000, Intel UHD Graphics 600
1.9 GB/s ∼18% -74%
MSI Cubi 5 10M, Intel Core i3-10110U
2100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
1.9 GB/s ∼18% -74%
Intel NUC6i5SYH, Intel Core i5-6260U
1800, Intel Iris Graphics 540
1.7 GB/s ∼17% -77%
Intel NUC5i5RYH, Intel Core i5-5250U
1600, Intel HD Graphics 6000
1.5 GB/s ∼15% -80%
Intel NUC5i3RYK, Intel Core i3-5010U
2100, Intel HD Graphics 5500
1.3 GB/s ∼13% -82%
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C), Intel Core i7-10700
2900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
32174 Points ∼100% +13%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
2400, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
29385 Points ∼91% +3%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
28402 Points ∼88%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
 
28402 Points ∼88% 0%
Intel NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
22969 Points ∼71% -19%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600, Intel UHD Graphics 620
13949 Points ∼43% -51%
AC6-M Mini-PC, Intel Celeron J4125
2000, Intel UHD Graphics 600
5468 Points ∼17% -81%
Intel NUC5i3RYK, Intel Core i3-5010U
2100, Intel HD Graphics 5500
5066 Points ∼16% -82%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
2400, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
5969 Points ∼100% +13%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C), Intel Core i7-10700
2900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
5726 Points ∼96% +8%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
5287 Points ∼89%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
 
5287 Points ∼89% 0%
Intel NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
5271 Points ∼88% 0%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600, Intel UHD Graphics 620
3680 Points ∼62% -30%
Intel NUC5i3RYK, Intel Core i3-5010U
2100, Intel HD Graphics 5500
2613 Points ∼44% -51%
AC6-M Mini-PC, Intel Celeron J4125
2000, Intel UHD Graphics 600
1922 Points ∼32% -64%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
12.9 fps ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
 
12.9 fps ∼100% 0%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C), Intel Core i7-10700
2900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
11.6 fps ∼90% -10%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
2400, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
11.4 fps ∼88% -12%
Intel NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
7.95 fps ∼62% -38%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600, Intel UHD Graphics 620
6.28 fps ∼49% -51%
AC6-M Mini-PC, Intel Celeron J4125
2000, Intel UHD Graphics 600
1.48 fps ∼11% -89%
Intel NUC5i3RYK, Intel Core i3-5010U
2100, Intel HD Graphics 5500
0 fps ∼0% -100%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance Physics
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
2400, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
16422 Points ∼100% +35%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C), Intel Core i7-10700
2900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
15497 Points ∼94% +27%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
12199 Points ∼74%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
 
12199 Points ∼74% 0%
Intel NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
11443 Points ∼70% -6%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600, Intel UHD Graphics 620
7679 Points ∼47% -37%
Intel NUC6i5SYH, Intel Core i5-6260U
1800, Intel Iris Graphics 540
4420 Points ∼27% -64%
MSI Cubi 5 10M, Intel Core i3-10110U
2100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
3863 Points ∼24% -68%
Intel NUC5i5RYH, Intel Core i5-5250U
1600, Intel HD Graphics 6000
3765 Points ∼23% -69%
Intel NUC5i3RYK, Intel Core i3-5010U
2100, Intel HD Graphics 5500
3072 Points ∼19% -75%
AC6-M Mini-PC, Intel Celeron J4125
2000, Intel UHD Graphics 600
2794 Points ∼17% -77%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
AC6-M Mini-PC, Intel Celeron J4125
2000, Intel UHD Graphics 600
143 s * ∼100% -117%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
66 s * ∼46%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
 
66 s * ∼46% -0%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C), Intel Core i7-10700
2900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
59.5 s * ∼42% +10%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
2400, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
45.23 s * ∼32% +31%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R11.5
Cinebench R11.5
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R20
Cinebench R20

Cinebench R15 multi-loop

In the Cinebench R15 multi-core loop, the Minisforum EliteMini HM90 manages to handle the AMD Ryzen 9 4900H very well and to deliver a good level of performance. With an average score of 1880 points, our review device performs quite well. Compared to the one-off benchmark run, the result is about 100 points worse. In the case of the Intel Ghost Canyon NUC the performance gap is a bit bigger with 130 points.

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Minisforum HM90 AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H: Ø1880 (1846.13-1987.28)
Intel NUC10i5FNK Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel Core i5-10210U: Ø755 (749.68-790.62)
Intel NUC10i7FNH Intel Core i7-10710U, Intel Core i7-10710U: Ø946 (834.01-1067.02)
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070) Intel Core i9-9980HK, Intel Core i9-9980HK: Ø1463 (1410.79-1593.44)

System performance

The Minisforum EliteMini HM90 reveals how powerful it is in the synthetic benchmarks. Our review device easily beats the Intel NUC 10 with the Intel Core i7-10710U. Compared to the Intel Ghost Canyon NUC and the Zotac Magnus One our review device does not do that well. The reason here is the missing dedicated graphics card, which is why the performance is lower in the synthetic benchmarks. The Minisforum EliteMini HM90 does not exhibit latency spikes under load and during playback of 4K videos. The latencies increase slightly after starting the 4K video, though. Nevertheless, we assumed a slightly better result due to the performance. The drivers do not yet seem to be perfectly optimized here.

Maximum latency when opening multiple browser tabs and playing 4K video.
Maximum latency when opening multiple browser tabs and playing 4K video.
Maximum latency after ten seconds of Prime95
Maximum latency after ten seconds of Prime95
PCMark 10
Score
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
2400, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
6939 Points ∼100% +25%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C), Intel Core i7-10700
2900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
6499 Points ∼94% +17%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
5565 Points ∼80%
Intel NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
4418 Points ∼64% -21%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600, Intel UHD Graphics 620
4019 Points ∼58% -28%
MSI Cubi 5 10M, Intel Core i3-10110U
2100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
2958 Points ∼43% -47%
Intel NUC5i3RYK, Intel Core i3-5010U
2100, Intel HD Graphics 5500
2391 Points ∼34% -57%
AC6-M Mini-PC, Intel Celeron J4125
2000, Intel UHD Graphics 600
1806 Points ∼26% -68%
Productivity
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
2400, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
8581 Points ∼100% +4%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
8277 Points ∼96%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C), Intel Core i7-10700
2900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
7447 Points ∼87% -10%
Intel NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
6876 Points ∼80% -17%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600, Intel UHD Graphics 620
6494 Points ∼76% -22%
MSI Cubi 5 10M, Intel Core i3-10110U
2100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
5397 Points ∼63% -35%
Intel NUC5i3RYK, Intel Core i3-5010U
2100, Intel HD Graphics 5500
4084 Points ∼48% -51%
AC6-M Mini-PC, Intel Celeron J4125
2000, Intel UHD Graphics 600
2928 Points ∼34% -65%
Essentials
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
2400, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
10797 Points ∼100% +20%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C), Intel Core i7-10700
2900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
9846 Points ∼91% +9%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
9026 Points ∼84%
Intel NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
9013 Points ∼83% 0%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600, Intel UHD Graphics 620
8235 Points ∼76% -9%
MSI Cubi 5 10M, Intel Core i3-10110U
2100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
6210 Points ∼58% -31%
Intel NUC5i3RYK, Intel Core i3-5010U
2100, Intel HD Graphics 5500
5419 Points ∼50% -40%
AC6-M Mini-PC, Intel Celeron J4125
2000, Intel UHD Graphics 600
4693 Points ∼43% -48%
Digital Content Creation
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C), Intel Core i7-10700
2900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
10161 Points ∼100% +62%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
2400, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
9785 Points ∼96% +56%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
6262 Points ∼62%
Intel NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
3777 Points ∼37% -40%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600, Intel UHD Graphics 620
3296 Points ∼32% -47%
MSI Cubi 5 10M, Intel Core i3-10110U
2100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
2097 Points ∼21% -67%
Intel NUC5i3RYK, Intel Core i3-5010U
2100, Intel HD Graphics 5500
1677 Points ∼17% -73%
AC6-M Mini-PC, Intel Celeron J4125
2000, Intel UHD Graphics 600
1165 Points ∼11% -81%
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
AC6-M Mini-PC, Intel Celeron J4125
2000, Intel UHD Graphics 600
3767.3 μs * ∼100% -241%
MSI Cubi 5 10M, Intel Core i3-10110U
2100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
1581.3 μs * ∼42% -43%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
1106 μs * ∼29%
SPECviewperf 12
1900x1060 Solidworks (sw-03)
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C), Intel Core i7-10700
2900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
82.3 fps ∼100% +67%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
2400, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
59.24 fps ∼72% +20%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
49.3 fps ∼60%
Intel NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
28.71 fps ∼35% -42%
Intel NUC6i5SYH, Intel Core i5-6260U
1800, Intel Iris Graphics 540
26.2 fps ∼32% -47%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600, Intel UHD Graphics 620
23.86 fps ∼29% -52%
Intel NUC5i5RYH, Intel Core i5-5250U
1600, Intel HD Graphics 6000
16.55 fps ∼20% -66%
1900x1060 Siemens NX (snx-02)
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
16.4 fps ∼100%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C), Intel Core i7-10700
2900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
12 fps ∼73% -27%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
2400, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
9.08 fps ∼55% -45%
Intel NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
2.98 fps ∼18% -82%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600, Intel UHD Graphics 620
2.67 fps ∼16% -84%
Intel NUC6i5SYH, Intel Core i5-6260U
1800, Intel Iris Graphics 540
2.6 fps ∼16% -84%
Intel NUC5i5RYH, Intel Core i5-5250U
1600, Intel HD Graphics 6000
2.48 fps ∼15% -85%
1900x1060 Showcase (showcase-01)
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C), Intel Core i7-10700
2900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
165 fps ∼100% +1141%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
2400, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
118.46 fps ∼72% +791%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
13.3 fps ∼8%
Intel NUC6i5SYH, Intel Core i5-6260U
1800, Intel Iris Graphics 540
8.8 fps ∼5% -34%
Intel NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
8.35 fps ∼5% -37%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600, Intel UHD Graphics 620
6.81 fps ∼4% -49%
Intel NUC5i5RYH, Intel Core i5-5250U
1600, Intel HD Graphics 6000
5.56 fps ∼3% -58%
1900x1060 Medical (medical-01)
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C), Intel Core i7-10700
2900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
49 fps ∼100% +319%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
2400, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
40.14 fps ∼82% +243%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
11.7 fps ∼24%
Intel NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
2.91 fps ∼6% -75%
Intel NUC6i5SYH, Intel Core i5-6260U
1800, Intel Iris Graphics 540
2.7 fps ∼6% -77%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600, Intel UHD Graphics 620
2.62 fps ∼5% -78%
Intel NUC5i5RYH, Intel Core i5-5250U
1600, Intel HD Graphics 6000
1.61 fps ∼3% -86%
1900x1060 Maya (maya-04)
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C), Intel Core i7-10700
2900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
200 fps ∼100% +652%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
2400, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
170.98 fps ∼85% +543%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
26.6 fps ∼13%
Intel NUC6i5SYH, Intel Core i5-6260U
1800, Intel Iris Graphics 540
17 fps ∼9% -36%
Intel NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
15.71 fps ∼8% -41%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600, Intel UHD Graphics 620
13.02 fps ∼7% -51%
Intel NUC5i5RYH, Intel Core i5-5250U
1600, Intel HD Graphics 6000
3.33 fps ∼2% -87%
1900x1060 Energy (energy-01)
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C), Intel Core i7-10700
2900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
13.1 fps ∼100% +2520%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
2400, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
11.49 fps ∼88% +2198%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
0.5 fps ∼4%
Intel NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
0.28 fps ∼2% -44%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600, Intel UHD Graphics 620
0.23 fps ∼2% -54%
Intel NUC5i5RYH, Intel Core i5-5250U
1600, Intel HD Graphics 6000
0.09 fps ∼1% -82%
Intel NUC6i5SYH, Intel Core i5-6260U
1800, Intel Iris Graphics 540
0.08 fps ∼1% -84%
1900x1060 Creo (creo-01)
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C), Intel Core i7-10700
2900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
61.5 fps ∼100% +106%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
2400, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
52.2 fps ∼85% +75%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
29.9 fps ∼49%
Intel NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
14.42 fps ∼23% -52%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600, Intel UHD Graphics 620
12.93 fps ∼21% -57%
Intel NUC6i5SYH, Intel Core i5-6260U
1800, Intel Iris Graphics 540
10.8 fps ∼18% -64%
Intel NUC5i5RYH, Intel Core i5-5250U
1600, Intel HD Graphics 6000
9.89 fps ∼16% -67%
1900x1060 Catia (catia-04)
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C), Intel Core i7-10700
2900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
117 fps ∼100% +258%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
2400, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
78.29 fps ∼67% +139%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
32.7 fps ∼28%
Intel NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
16.55 fps ∼14% -49%
Intel NUC6i5SYH, Intel Core i5-6260U
1800, Intel Iris Graphics 540
15.5 fps ∼13% -53%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600, Intel UHD Graphics 620
14.12 fps ∼12% -57%
Intel NUC5i5RYH, Intel Core i5-5250U
1600, Intel HD Graphics 6000
11.3 fps ∼10% -65%
1900x1060 3ds Max (3dsmax-05)
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C), Intel Core i7-10700
2900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
213 fps ∼100% +470%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
2400, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
180.8 fps ∼85% +383%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
37.4 fps ∼18%
Intel NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
15.22 fps ∼7% -59%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600, Intel UHD Graphics 620
12.92 fps ∼6% -65%
SPECviewperf 13
Solidworks (sw-04)
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C), Intel Core i7-10700
2900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
114 fps ∼100% +99%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
2400, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
85.41 fps ∼75% +49%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
57.4 fps ∼50%
Intel NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
37.6 fps ∼33% -34%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600, Intel UHD Graphics 620
31.48 fps ∼28% -45%
Siemens NX (snx-03)
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
29.6 fps ∼100%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C), Intel Core i7-10700
2900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
21.9 fps ∼74% -26%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
2400, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
16.33 fps ∼55% -45%
Intel NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
5.37 fps ∼18% -82%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600, Intel UHD Graphics 620
4.8 fps ∼16% -84%
Showcase (showcase-02)
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C), Intel Core i7-10700
2900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
165 fps ∼100% +1122%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
2400, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
118.46 fps ∼72% +777%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
13.5 fps ∼8%
Intel NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
8.34 fps ∼5% -38%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600, Intel UHD Graphics 620
6.81 fps ∼4% -50%
Medical (medical-02)
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C), Intel Core i7-10700
2900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
78.3 fps ∼100% +377%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
2400, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
56.44 fps ∼72% +244%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
16.4 fps ∼21%
Intel NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
2.23 fps ∼3% -86%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600, Intel UHD Graphics 620
2.12 fps ∼3% -87%
Maya (maya-05)
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C), Intel Core i7-10700
2900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
367 fps ∼100% +946%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
2400, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
281.05 fps ∼77% +701%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
35.1 fps ∼10%
Intel NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
22.97 fps ∼6% -35%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600, Intel UHD Graphics 620
18.97 fps ∼5% -46%
Energy (energy-02)
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C), Intel Core i7-10700
2900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
28.2 fps ∼100% +3339%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
2400, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
21.83 fps ∼77% +2562%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600, Intel UHD Graphics 620
1.42 fps ∼5% +73%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
0.82 fps ∼3%
Intel NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
0.73 fps ∼3% -11%
Creo (creo-02)
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C), Intel Core i7-10700
2900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
241 fps ∼100% +539%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
2400, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
183.83 fps ∼76% +388%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
37.7 fps ∼16%
Intel NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
18.88 fps ∼8% -50%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600, Intel UHD Graphics 620
16.77 fps ∼7% -56%
Catia (catia-05)
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C), Intel Core i7-10700
2900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
171 fps ∼100% +269%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
2400, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
113.66 fps ∼66% +145%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
46.4 fps ∼27%
Intel NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
23.37 fps ∼14% -50%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600, Intel UHD Graphics 620
19.97 fps ∼12% -57%
3ds Max (3dsmax-06)
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C), Intel Core i7-10700
2900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
213 fps ∼100% +463%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
2400, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
178.58 fps ∼84% +372%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
37.8 fps ∼18%
Intel NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
15.01 fps ∼7% -60%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600, Intel UHD Graphics 620
12.71 fps ∼6% -66%
ComputeMark v2.1
1024x600 Normal, Score
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
3499 Points ∼100%
Intel NUC6i5SYH, Intel Core i5-6260U
1800, Intel Iris Graphics 540
1476 Points ∼42% -58%
Intel NUC5i5RYH, Intel Core i5-5250U
1600, Intel HD Graphics 6000
1134 Points ∼32% -68%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600, Intel UHD Graphics 620
964 Points ∼28% -72%
Intel NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
964 Points ∼28% -72%
Intel NUC5i3RYK, Intel Core i3-5010U
2100, Intel HD Graphics 5500
696 Points ∼20% -80%
MSI Cubi 5 10M, Intel Core i3-10110U
2100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
631 Points ∼18% -82%
AC6-M Mini-PC, Intel Celeron J4125
2000, Intel UHD Graphics 600
337 Points ∼10% -90%
1024x600 Normal, Fluid 3DTex
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
235 Points ∼100%
Intel NUC5i5RYH, Intel Core i5-5250U
1600, Intel HD Graphics 6000
128 Points ∼54% -46%
Intel NUC6i5SYH, Intel Core i5-6260U
1800, Intel Iris Graphics 540
128 Points ∼54% -46%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600, Intel UHD Graphics 620
86 Points ∼37% -63%
Intel NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
86 Points ∼37% -63%
Intel NUC5i3RYK, Intel Core i3-5010U
2100, Intel HD Graphics 5500
67 Points ∼29% -71%
MSI Cubi 5 10M, Intel Core i3-10110U
2100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
54 Points ∼23% -77%
AC6-M Mini-PC, Intel Celeron J4125
2000, Intel UHD Graphics 600
44 Points ∼19% -81%
1024x600 Normal, Fluid 2DTexArr
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
231 Points ∼100%
Intel NUC6i5SYH, Intel Core i5-6260U
1800, Intel Iris Graphics 540
126 Points ∼55% -45%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600, Intel UHD Graphics 620
105 Points ∼45% -55%
Intel NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
105 Points ∼45% -55%
Intel NUC5i5RYH, Intel Core i5-5250U
1600, Intel HD Graphics 6000
103 Points ∼45% -55%
Intel NUC5i3RYK, Intel Core i3-5010U
2100, Intel HD Graphics 5500
83 Points ∼36% -64%
MSI Cubi 5 10M, Intel Core i3-10110U
2100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
63 Points ∼27% -73%
AC6-M Mini-PC, Intel Celeron J4125
2000, Intel UHD Graphics 600
42 Points ∼18% -82%
1024x600 Normal, Mandel Vector
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
1066 Points ∼100%
Intel NUC6i5SYH, Intel Core i5-6260U
1800, Intel Iris Graphics 540
250 Points ∼23% -77%
Intel NUC5i5RYH, Intel Core i5-5250U
1600, Intel HD Graphics 6000
211 Points ∼20% -80%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600, Intel UHD Graphics 620
189 Points ∼18% -82%
Intel NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
189 Points ∼18% -82%
MSI Cubi 5 10M, Intel Core i3-10110U
2100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
147 Points ∼14% -86%
Intel NUC5i3RYK, Intel Core i3-5010U
2100, Intel HD Graphics 5500
140 Points ∼13% -87%
AC6-M Mini-PC, Intel Celeron J4125
2000, Intel UHD Graphics 600
79 Points ∼7% -93%
1024x600 Normal, Mandel Scalar
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
964 Points ∼100%
Intel NUC6i5SYH, Intel Core i5-6260U
1800, Intel Iris Graphics 540
428 Points ∼44% -56%
Intel NUC5i5RYH, Intel Core i5-5250U
1600, Intel HD Graphics 6000
262 Points ∼27% -73%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600, Intel UHD Graphics 620
223 Points ∼23% -77%
Intel NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
223 Points ∼23% -77%
MSI Cubi 5 10M, Intel Core i3-10110U
2100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
137 Points ∼14% -86%
Intel NUC5i3RYK, Intel Core i3-5010U
2100, Intel HD Graphics 5500
135 Points ∼14% -86%
AC6-M Mini-PC, Intel Celeron J4125
2000, Intel UHD Graphics 600
54 Points ∼6% -94%
1024x600 Normal, QJuliaRayTrace
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
1002 Points ∼100%
Intel NUC6i5SYH, Intel Core i5-6260U
1800, Intel Iris Graphics 540
543 Points ∼54% -46%
Intel NUC5i5RYH, Intel Core i5-5250U
1600, Intel HD Graphics 6000
430 Points ∼43% -57%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600, Intel UHD Graphics 620
362 Points ∼36% -64%
Intel NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
362 Points ∼36% -64%
Intel NUC5i3RYK, Intel Core i3-5010U
2100, Intel HD Graphics 5500
272 Points ∼27% -73%
MSI Cubi 5 10M, Intel Core i3-10110U
2100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
230 Points ∼23% -77%
AC6-M Mini-PC, Intel Celeron J4125
2000, Intel UHD Graphics 600
118 Points ∼12% -88%
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit
Room GPUs-only
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
451 Samples/s ∼100%
Intel NUC6i5SYH, Intel Core i5-6260U
1800, Intel Iris Graphics 540
306 Samples/s ∼68% -32%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600, Intel UHD Graphics 620
291 Samples/s ∼65% -35%
Intel NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
291 Samples/s ∼65% -35%
Intel NUC5i3RYK, Intel Core i3-5010U
2100, Intel HD Graphics 5500
188 Samples/s ∼42% -58%
Intel NUC5i5RYH, Intel Core i5-5250U
1600, Intel HD Graphics 6000
146 Samples/s ∼32% -68%
MSI Cubi 5 10M, Intel Core i3-10110U
2100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
109 Samples/s ∼24% -76%
AC6-M Mini-PC, Intel Celeron J4125
2000, Intel UHD Graphics 600
76 Samples/s ∼17% -83%
Sala GPUs-only
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
939 Samples/s ∼100%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600, Intel UHD Graphics 620
736 Samples/s ∼78% -22%
Intel NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
736 Samples/s ∼78% -22%
Intel NUC6i5SYH, Intel Core i5-6260U
1800, Intel Iris Graphics 540
702 Samples/s ∼75% -25%
Intel NUC5i3RYK, Intel Core i3-5010U
2100, Intel HD Graphics 5500
404 Samples/s ∼43% -57%
Intel NUC5i5RYH, Intel Core i5-5250U
1600, Intel HD Graphics 6000
379 Samples/s ∼40% -60%
MSI Cubi 5 10M, Intel Core i3-10110U
2100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
266 Samples/s ∼28% -72%
AC6-M Mini-PC, Intel Celeron J4125
2000, Intel UHD Graphics 600
129 Samples/s ∼14% -86%

* ... smaller is better

Mass storage

256 GB Kingston SSD
256 GB Kingston SSD

Our test system deviates a bit from the pre-configured systems on the manufacturer's store page by having a 256 GB NVMe SSD. If you do not order a barebones system, you will always get a 512 GB SSD, which should be enough for most users right now. Our 256 GB model is fine for most usage scenarios. In the review, our model with the Kingston SSD delivered decent results. A total of up to three SSDs can be installed in the Mini Forum EliteMini HM90. You can use an M.2 2280 drive, which is already installed in our system. Alternatively, you can install two 2.5-inch SSDs, which are screwed to the bottom plate and directly connected to the motherboard with cables. All brackets, screws and cables are included.

AS SSD
AS SSD
CrystalDiskInfo
CrystalDiskInfo

Graphics card

The integrated graphics unit of the AMD Ryzen 9 4900H is known as AMD Radeon RX Vega 8. The iGPUs of the mobile Ryzen APUs have already been around for a few years, which is also reflected in the performance. While the AMD's iGPUs were initially very competitive with Intel's iGPUs, AMD's integrated GPUs are beaten by current Intel Iris Xe iGPUs which are found in the latest Tiger Lake SoCs. Unfortunately, Minisforum can only use the hardware that is widely available on the market. When comes to GPU performance, the AMD Ryzen 9 4900H is about as good as it gets.

More benchmarks for the AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 can be found here.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C), Intel Core i7-10700
2900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
40950 Points ∼100% +636%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
2400, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
28828 Points ∼70% +418%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (2942 - 7115, n=77)
6377 Points ∼16% +15%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
  (5373 - 7033, n=11)
5886 Points ∼14% +6%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
5567 Points ∼14%
Intel NUC6i5SYH, Intel Core i5-6260U
1800, Intel Iris Graphics 540
2322 Points ∼6% -58%
Intel NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
1983 Points ∼5% -64%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600, Intel UHD Graphics 620
1853 Points ∼5% -67%
Intel NUC5i5RYH, Intel Core i5-5250U
1600, Intel HD Graphics 6000
1458 Points ∼4% -74%
MSI Cubi 5 10M, Intel Core i3-10110U
2100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
1316 Points ∼3% -76%
Intel NUC5i3RYK, Intel Core i3-5010U
2100, Intel HD Graphics 5500
1175 Points ∼3% -79%
3DMark
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Graphics
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
2400, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
441161 Points ∼100% +339%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C), Intel Core i7-10700
2900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
286573 Points ∼65% +185%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
  (100414 - 129395, n=4)
120383 Points ∼27% +20%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
100414 Points ∼23%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (61721 - 119768, n=15)
92456 Points ∼21% -8%
Intel NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
79747 Points ∼18% -21%
Intel NUC5i5RYH, Intel Core i5-5250U
1600, Intel HD Graphics 6000
61979 Points ∼14% -38%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600, Intel UHD Graphics 620
58199 Points ∼13% -42%
MSI Cubi 5 10M, Intel Core i3-10110U
2100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
41037 Points ∼9% -59%
1920x1080 Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
2400, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
376770 Points ∼100% +347%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C), Intel Core i7-10700
2900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
284001 Points ∼75% +237%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
  (84227 - 100334, n=4)
94254 Points ∼25% +12%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
84227 Points ∼22%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (50593 - 88727, n=6)
72337 Points ∼19% -14%
Intel NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
48446 Points ∼13% -42%
Intel NUC5i3RYK, Intel Core i3-5010U
2100, Intel HD Graphics 5500
40670 Points ∼11% -52%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600, Intel UHD Graphics 620
40532 Points ∼11% -52%
MSI Cubi 5 10M, Intel Core i3-10110U
2100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
26409 Points ∼7% -69%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C), Intel Core i7-10700
2900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
30090 Points ∼100% +781%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
2400, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
20775 Points ∼69% +509%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (3073 - 5909, n=83)
4917 Points ∼16% +44%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
  (3381 - 4462, n=11)
3739 Points ∼12% +10%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
3414 Points ∼11%
Intel NUC6i5SYH, Intel Core i5-6260U
1800, Intel Iris Graphics 540
1479 Points ∼5% -57%
Intel NUC10i7FNH, Intel Core i7-10710U
1100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
1418 Points ∼5% -58%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600, Intel UHD Graphics 620
1202 Points ∼4% -65%
Intel NUC5i5RYH, Intel Core i5-5250U
1600, Intel HD Graphics 6000
1033 Points ∼3% -70%
MSI Cubi 5 10M, Intel Core i3-10110U
2100, Intel UHD Graphics 620
772 Points ∼3% -77%
Intel NUC5i3RYK, Intel Core i3-5010U
2100, Intel HD Graphics 5500
770 Points ∼3% -77%
3DMark 05 Standard
30964 points
3DMark 06 Score 1366x768
34940 points
3DMark Vantage P Result
19152 points
3DMark 11 Performance
5732 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
88824 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
21321 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
3166 points
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme Score
1445 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
1243 points
Help
low med. high ultra4K
GTA V (2015) 92.8 82.4 23.6 9.85 fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 61.6 39.5 19.6 13.6 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 100.5 80.4 50.1 46 12.6 fps
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 34.2 17.4 12.3 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 44.8 35.2 31.8 fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 46 21 20 19 fps
Strange Brigade (2018) 72.6 29.1 24.7 21.1 fps
Far Cry New Dawn (2019) 41 21 19 18 fps
F1 2020 (2020) 79.7 38.6 28.6 21.2 fps
F1 2021 (2021) 84.8 37.1 28.1 19.5 fps

Emissions & Energy

Temperature

Minisforum uses an axial fan for the EliteMini HM90, which sucks in the cold air from above and directs it downwards onto the heat sink, so that the warm air can escape from the sides of the case. The system works well and there were no performance drops due to thermal limitations in our review. When operating on a desk, users should take care not to place anything on top of the device so that enough fresh air can be sucked in. The manufacturer claims to use liquid metal to cool the CPU. However, we could not verify this because disassembling the system can result in damage to the SoC. Under full load, the CPU temperatures reached 86.3 °C (187.34 °F), although the iGPU was slightly cooler at 74 °C (165.2 °F). This means that the SoC never gets too hot. If the SoC is under medium load, the temperatures are even lower. Under sustained load, the performance remained stable. The result of the 3DMark11 benchmark is almost identical to the cold start and only varies by a few points within the measurement tolerances.

Stress test: Prime95 solo
Stress test: Prime95 solo
Stress test: FurMark solo
Stress test: FurMark solo
Stress test: FurMark+Prime95
Stress test: FurMark+Prime95
3DMark 11 after stress test
3DMark 11 after stress test
Heat development during the stress test
Heat development during the stress test
Heat development during the stress test
Heat development during the stress test
 
 

System Noise

In a work device, no matter if it is a notebook or a desktop PC, we expect a low noise level, because nothing is worse than loud fan noise. Minisforum has done a very good job here. The only fan measures 75 millimeters and runs at low RPM. When idle, the fan is inaudible unless you put your ear very close to it. Here, we have a sound pressure level of 30.8 dB(A). But even under full load during the stress test, we can't really perceive any annoying noise. At 32.5 dB(A), the Minisforum EliteMini HM90 is now a bit louder, but this is still a very quiet PC. The fan speed is regulated very smoothly and there is no intermittent howling due to high speeds.

Fan noise (ambient)
Fan noise (ambient)
Fan noise (idle)
Fan noise (idle)
Fan noise (stress test: FurMark+Prime95)
Fan noise (stress test: FurMark+Prime95)

Energy Consumption

In terms of energy consumption, the Minisforum EliteMini HM90 is quite frugal, although Intel could do a bit better with its NUCs. The bottom line is that the EliteMini HM90 with its 8-core offers significantly more performance. In the GPU stress test, the Zotac Magus One and also the Intel Ghost Canyon NUC struggle with unequal conditions due to the dedicated graphics card, so we should not read too much into this. However, we could only extract a maximum of 85 watts from our test system, which the relatively large 120 watt power supply can easily handle. Since our configuration does not include a 2.5-inch drive, there is still enough room for maneuver.

Energy consumption switched off
Energy consumption switched off
Energy consumption in idle mode
Energy consumption in idle mode
Energy consumption during the stress test (Prime95)
Energy consumption during the stress test (Prime95)
Energy consumption during the stress test (FurMark)
Energy consumption during the stress test (FurMark)
Energy consumption in the stress test (FurMark and Prime95)
Energy consumption in the stress test (FurMark and Prime95)
Energy consumption during gaming (The Witcher 3 Ultra Preset)
Energy consumption during gaming (The Witcher 3 Ultra Preset)
Power Consumption
1280x720 FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test (external Monitor)
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C) (Idle: 37.6 W)
326.19 (316min - 333max) Watt * ∼100% -587%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070) (Idle: 33.1 W)
251.93 (242min - 270max) Watt * ∼77% -431%
Minisforum HM90 (Idle: 9.8 W)
47.47 (44min - 78max) Watt * ∼15%
Intel NUC10i7FNH (Idle: 8.4 W)
46.6 (45min - 68max) Watt * ∼14% +2%
Intel NUC10i5FNK (Idle: 15.7 W)
37.8 (35min - 63max) Watt * ∼12% +20%
MSI Cubi 5 10M (Idle: 8 W)
25.17 (25min - 26max) Watt * ∼8% +47%
Prime95 V28,10 Stress (external Monitor)
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C) (Idle: 37.6 W)
116.3 (110min - 238max) Watt * ∼100% -59%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070) (Idle: 33.1 W)
109.45 (107min - 151max) Watt * ∼94% -49%
Minisforum HM90 (Idle: 9.8 W)
73.24 (71min - 76max) Watt * ∼63%
Intel NUC10i7FNH (Idle: 8.4 W)
60.05 (52min - 86max) Watt * ∼52% +18%
Intel NUC10i5FNK (Idle: 15.7 W)
58.55 (56min - 69max) Watt * ∼50% +20%
MSI Cubi 5 10M (Idle: 8 W)
46.72 (40min - 66max) Watt * ∼40% +36%
AC6-M Mini-PC
17.4 (15.8min, 16.8P1 - 18max) Watt * ∼15% +76%

* ... smaller is better

Pros

+ very good system performance
+ 8 cores and 16 threads
+ stable case
+ compact dimensions
+ quiet at all times
+ many USB interfaces
+ up to three mass storage devices possible

Cons

- no SD card reader

Verdict - Great performance but wasted potential

Review of the Minisforum EliteMini HM90, provided courtesy of Minisforum
Review of the Minisforum EliteMini HM90, provided courtesy of Minisforum
Review of the Minisforum EliteMini HM90, provided courtesy of Minisforum

The Minisforum EliteMini HM90 is a very compact mini PC that is more of an all-rounder than a classic office PC due to its features. With the AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, the small PC offers a very good level of performance in multi-threaded applications. Thanks to the advantages of Zen2, the single-core performance is also on a good level and can compete with the Intel Comet Lake-U SoCs. Our review device has 16 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD, and it offers more than enough performance for everyday office use. As a matter of fact, the SoC is barely utilized in most cases. However, it is good to have a very future-proof system. If paired with a dedicated graphics card, the Minisforum EliteMini HM90 would do quite well as a compact gaming PC. This is why the lack of a Thunderbolt port limits its usability somewhat.

The Minisforum EliteMini HM90 is a very powerful all-rounder that can handle a lot more than just simple office tasks. The AMD Ryzen 9 4900H is fully utilized by the system.

Those who would like to use the small PC as a streaming box in the living room will be positively surprised by how quiet it is. Furthermore, the SoC ensures a high good level of multimedia performance. Even though only an iGPU is available, the Minisforum EliteMini HM90 can be used to play a game or two. However, you'll have to accept some sacrifices in terms of resolutions or visual settings in newer titles. However, the AMD Ryzen APU handle casual games with ease.

The color combination of silver and white is going to be appealing from a purely aesthetic point of view. Minisforum does not offer an alternative case color for the EliteMini HM90. Overall, we do not have anything bad to say about how the system looks. Because there is no glossy black plastic, the EliteMini HM90 is not going to get lots of clearly visible micro scratches.

Price and availability

The Minisforum EliteMini HM90 is available as a barebones kit starting at €419 (~$475) directly from the manufacturer's site. However, those who have deep pockets can get the version for €659 (~$746) with 32 GB of RAM and a 512 GB SSD.

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Sebastian Bade, 2021-12- 1 (Update: 2021-12- 1)