Minisforum PC packs 100W Ryzen 9 7945HX3D
During the special launch event “Xiamen HighFun Event” in China, Minisforum not only unveiled its 70W Mini-PC featuring the Ryzen 9 7940HS processor but also provided an update on their even more capable 6-liter PC.
It’s important to note right from the start that there isn’t an official name for this system. The 6-liter chassis will accommodate either an Intel or AMD motherboard, depending on the model. For now, the Intel version is referred to as “Project RPFXI,” while the AMD system is currently known as “Project DRFXI.” The initial letters correspond to the Raptor Lake and Dragon Range series, which serve as the foundation for these systems.
As we mentioned earlier, this system is equipped with 55W mobile CPUs, signifying a hybrid between mobile and desktop capabilities, with desktop specifications but in a BGA package and power limited to 55W by default. Intel’s HX line currently offers up to 8 Performance and 16 Efficient cores (24 cores), whereas AMD has introduced its Ryzen 7045HX series with up to 16 Zen4 cores.
The latest update from Minisforum confirms that the company will employ the most powerful Ryzen CPU for this system. We’ve learned that the Ryzen 9 7945HX3D will be available with the AMD platform. The company explained to us that this might not be the sole configuration, as the 7945HX system already developed and publicly showcased could be the non-Pro version. The X3D series is slated to emerge as a premium model of this system later.
According to the official presentation, this system will support up to 100W TDP, meaning this could be the default power limit for this processor out of the box.
Up to this point, the 7945HX3D has been an exclusive CPU for the ASUS ROG Scar gaming laptop and is set to launch today. The company does not have a release date for this system yet, however it was previously expected to debut in late 2023.