Chinese Brands Introduce High-Performance Mini PCs with AMD Ryzen 7040 Series Phoenix APUs



The mini PC market continues to see a surge in offerings featuring the AMD Ryzen 7040 series Phoenix APUs. Following ASRock's September update to its 4x4 mini PC lineup, various Chinese brands have now joined the fray with their impressive additions, and one such standout is the AOOSTAR GOD7.

The AOOSTAR GOD7 distinguishes itself with a futuristic design, featuring intricate cutouts on its body and proudly displaying 'Cyberpunk' branding on its top surface. Adding to the visual allure, AOOSTAR has incorporated an RGB-lit fan, contributing to the overall futuristic aesthetic of this compact computing powerhouse.

Beyond its eye-catching appearance, the RGB-lit fan inside the AOOSTAR GOD7 serves a crucial functional role. Paired with a dual heat pipe radiator, this 9 cm fan ensures efficient air circulation, guaranteeing that the system remains cool even when subjected to heavy workloads.

Under the hood, the AOOSTAR GOD7 boasts formidable hardware. It is powered by the Ryzen 7 7840HS, a chip built on the Zen 4 architecture, sporting 8 cores and 16 threads. The APU also integrates the Radeon 780M iGPU, complete with 12 compute units.

Memory and storage options for the AOOSTAR GOD7 are equally impressive. The variant equipped with the Ryzen 7 7840HS can be configured with a maximum of 32 GB of DDR5 RAM, operating at a blazing 5600 MHz. Storage options include pre-configured models offering up to 1 TB of NVMe SSD.

When it comes to connectivity and I/O, the AOOSTAR GOD7 offers a generous array of ports and options. It includes two USB 2.0, one USB 4, two USB 3.2 Gen 2, one DPI 1.4, one HDMI, one 2.5G LAN, one 1.0G LAN, a 3.5 mm audio jack, and one HDMI 2.1 port. Wireless connectivity is well-covered with WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 support.

In terms of pricing, the base model of the AOOSTAR GOD7, featuring 16 GB of RAM and a 512 GB storage capacity, is available at a competitive price of US$599. For those seeking even higher performance and storage, the top-tier version with 32 GB of RAM and a capacious 1 TB of storage can be obtained for US$699. As these Chinese mini PCs continue to make their mark, tech enthusiasts worldwide are eager to explore their capabilities and distinctive designs.

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