Minisforum has expanded its small form factor system lineup with the addition of Venus UM780 and UM790 Pro. The company has a longstanding partnership with AMD and Intel, actively participating in their product launches. They are among the first system integrators to introduce the recently launched AMD Phoenix series.
The UM790 Pro is equipped with the Ryzen 9 7940HS APU. This APU boasts 8 cores and 16 threads, utilizing Zen4 architecture and can reach a boost clock speed of 5.2 GHz while operating within a 35 to 54W TDP range. Notably, it features the latest Radeon 780M integrated graphics, based on the RDNA3 architecture. The APU offers a full configuration with 12 Compute Units, clocked up to 2.8 GHz.
The system is equipped with an advanced cooling solution called “Cold Wave 2.0,” featuring liquid metal and a dual-fan design. The secondary fan specifically targets the cooling of storage and memory components, allowing for the support of up to two M.2 2280 PCIe Gen4 drives in Raid 0 configuration. Additionally, being powered by a Zen4 processor, the system is also compatible with DDR5 memory.
Minisforum has confirmed that the UM790 Pro includes dual USB4 ports with Power Delivery, two HDMI 2.1 outputs, and an Ethernet port for high-speed 2.5GB networking.
Minisforum recently shared on the social media platform Weibo that the UM790 Pro system will be available for purchase at a price of 3999 RMB, approximately equivalent to 550 USD. However, the company has not provided detailed information regarding the specific inclusions at this price point, such as memory and storage options.
In addition, AMD China, through their social media account, announced the launch of the UM790 Pro and also revealed that Minisforum plans to release a compact Mini-PC featuring a Ryzen 7 7840U mobile CPU. However, no specific launch date has been mentioned for this particular product yet.
It is worth noting that there is a discrepancy between what Minisforum’s marketing materials showcased and the actual specifications of the AMD Phoenix series. Contrary to what was initially indicated by Minisforum, the AMD Phoenix series does not include Adreno 780M graphics but rather Radeon 780M graphics. It is hoped that Minisforum focused more on the design and functionality of the product itself rather than the accuracy of their marketing.