Which is best mini PC with AMD Ryzen CPU? Zotac has announced the update of its family of ZBOX mini PCs, and it has surprised everyone because from now on these devices completely abandon Intel and will now equip AMD Ryzen processors with AMD Radeon integrated graphics.
Mini PCs with AMD Ryzen
HP Pavilion 590-p0040
Processor: AMD Ryzen(TM) 5 2400G Processor, Quad-Core, 3.60GHz.
Memory: 4 GB DDR4-2666 SDRAM (upgradable to 32 GB).
Hard drive: 1 TB 7200RPM SATA.
Operating system: Windows 10 Home.
Ports: Headphone/Microphone Combo, 2 USB 3.1 Gen 2 (front), 1 USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C(TM) (front), 2 USB 2.0 (rear), 4 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (rear), HDMI Out (rear), VGA (rear), 10/100/1000 Base-T Network, and an HP 3-in-1 Media Card Reader.
Keyboard and mouse: HP wireless keyboard with volume control and optical mouse.
On the one hand we have the new MA621, a small mini PC with the size of an Intel NUC, while on the other we have the CA621, larger model and with much better cooling, although it is true that in this case it is passive cooling – Unlike the MA621 which has a blower fan. Under the hood, we have the Zotac ZBOX MA621 and the CA621 in both cases incorporate AMD Ryzen 3 3200U processors, with 15 watts of TDP and two physical cores, in addition to integrated Radeon 3 graphics.
Mini PC with AMD Ryzen – Zotac does not abandon Intel at all
On the other hand we have the new ZBOX Magnus E-Series, more advanced models that are updated with the incorporation of dedicated NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER graphics.
We have the Magnus EC72070S that mounts a Core i7 hexacore processor and dedicated RTX 2070 SUPER graphics, while the Magnus EC52060S model is more modest and mounts an Intel Core i5 quad-core processor and a RTX 2060 SUPER. There will also be a higher-end model, the EN92080V, with Core i9 octacore processor and an RTX 2080.
Mini PC with AMD Ryzen – Zotac ZBOX Ryzen
All these mini PCs are barebones that can mount up to 64 GB of DDR4 RAM and NVMe PCIe SSDs in M.2 format. They also incorporate a new USB controller that mounts six USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C ports. By the way, in this case, the cooling is active and incorporates fans.
Mini PC with AMD Ryzen – Zotac Inspire Studio, for content creators
Finally it remains to talk about these mini PCs that, unlike the previous ones, are not barebones but complete PCs and will be ready to be used. In this case, the manufacturer equips them with Intel Core i7 octacore 65W TDP processor and RTX SUPER graphics (depending on the model as there will be several options), in addition to 32 GB of DDR4 RAM and a 512 GB NVMe SSD in combination with a mechanical disk of 2 TB capacity. In this case, the case of these mini PCs will be white instead of the usual black color.
What the manufacturer has not said is the same as always: the release dates and prices. For this reason, we will have to wait for Zotac to make its official announcement, which is expected precisely for next week, during CES 2020.