By: Hassan Mujtaba
Minisforum has officially announced the launch of its Venus UM790 Pro Mini PC which hosts the AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS APU.
Minisforum UM790 Mini PC Features AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS & Starts At $519 US: Offers 8 Zen 4 CPU & 12 RDNA 3 GPU Cores
As expected, Minisforum’s first AMD Phoenix Mini PCs are finally here and available to purchase at their official website. The latest Venus UM790 Pro offers the AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS “Phoenix” APU which offers up to 8 Zen 4 cores along with a powerful RDNA 3 integrated GPU. The Mini PC packs a lot of punch and has a host of new I/O which makes it a great compact PC option.
The Minisforum Mini PCs will provide up to 8 Zen 4 cores, 16 threads, up to 5.2 GHz boost clocks, and integrated Radeon 780M iGPU with RDNA 3 graphics. The iGPU is great for playing AAA games while being compact & super efficient. The Mini PC will support up to DDR5-5600 dual-channel memory.
Being efficient will also lead to cooler operation and on that front, the Minisforum solution will adopt an active-cooling solution. The active cooling solution is part of the new Cold Wave cooling system that includes two fans, one for the APU and the other for the memory and SSD.
The Venus UM790 & UM780 Mini PC will feature a sleek metallic design with exhaust vents on the sides & also the back to vent out hot air. I/O includes two USB4 (Type-C) ports, four USB 3.2 Gen2 (Type-A) ports, a 2.5GbE LAN port with Killer Wireless card, dual HDMI 2,1 outputs, and a 19V DC power connector. Both USB4 ports will support 100W power delivery. With the Minisforum Mini PCs, you can drive up to four displays simultaneously and you also get AV1 support thanks to the new RDNA 3 GPU cores on the Phoenix APUs.
In terms of pricing, the Minisforum UM790 Pro Mini PC starts at $519 US for the barebone variant and $619 US for the 16 GB DDR5 + 512 GB SSD variant. The price goes up based on the config you are buying and those are listed below:
- Minisforum UM790 Pro Barebone: $519.00 US
- Minisforum UM790 Pro 16GB + 512 GB: $619.00 US
- Minisforum UM790 Pro 32GB + 512 GB: $669.00 US
- Minisforum UM790 Pro 32GB + 1.00 TB: $699.00 US
- Minisforum UM790 Pro 64GB + 1.00 TB: $789.00 US
The discounted price is available to users who buy the Mini PC today. Minisforum expects the first UM790 Pro Mini PCs to start shipping in late June.