Intel NUC has long been synonymous with mini-machines, but as AMD Ryzen is becoming more sophisticated and more related mini-machine products are being developed, AMD has also launched a special initiative to promote the popularity of The Ryzen mini-machines in various industries. Recently, Minisforum, an American manufacturer specializing in mini-machines, launched its first AMD Ryzen platform-based product, “DeskMini DMAF5”, which has the potential to become an Intel NUC killer, with only one drawback.
The exact size of the mini machine has not been released, but officials say it can be placed in the palm of the hand and supports VESA wall hangings, and the top cover can be removed without screws.
In terms of configuration, it uses an AMD Ryzen 5 3550H processor, or is based on the previous generation 12nm process, Zen plus architecture, 4 core 8 threads, main frequency 2.1-3.7GHz, while integrating vega 8 GPU, thermal design power consumption of 35W. If you use the latest Ryzen 4000H, it’s perfect…
Fortunately, however, Miniforum has designed 45W heat dissipation capacity, with plenty of thermal grilles on the housing, and a thick copper heat pipe, high-speed fan inside, and no noise of more than 30 decibels.
Other configurations include two DDR4-2400 SO-DIMM memory slots with a maximum capacity of 32GB, an M.2 2280 SATA SSD slot, a 2.5-inch hard drive bit, dual Gigabit cards and Intel AX200 Wi-Fi 6 wireless cards, and Bluetooth 5.0.
The interface has four USB-A, one USB-C, one HDMI 2.0, and one DisplayPort 1.2, all three of which can output 4K 60FPS.
The price has not been announced, but the first participants will receive a 70% discount on the crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.