Beelink GTR7 Pro Mini-PC with AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS APU Test

Published: Jun 24th 2023, 12:32 GMT

Beelink Mini-PC packs AMD’s latest Phoenix APU

A quick test comparing Zen4/RDNA3 APU with Zen3/RDNA2.

The world of mini PCs has witnessed a tremendous evolution in recent years, with manufacturers continuously pushing the boundaries of performance and compactness. Beelink, a renowned player in the Mini PC arena, has introduced their latest flagship device, the AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS-based Mini PC called GTR7 PRO. This machine offers a compelling combination of enhanced processing power, expanded connectivity, and generous memory capacity, catering to the needs of power users and enthusiasts. In this review, we delve into the unique features and performance capabilities of this mini PC, highlighting its strengths and assessing its place in the competitive market.

The GTR7 series features two variants, the non-PRO comes with Ryzen 7 7840HS and the PRO version (which is being reviewed today) features the flagship AMD Phoenix processor called Ryzen 9 7940HS. One of the standout features of this Mini PC is its increased thermal design power (TDP). AMD Phoenix APU has a default TDP of 45W, so Beelink not only increased this to maximum 54W (as per AMD specs) but they even overclocked it to 65W. As shown in this review, the system has no issues maintaining this power limit even through the most complex tests.

While the slight increase in size sets it apart from the smaller mini-PC form factor, it remains remarkably compact considering the sheer power it packs. Beelink has skillfully balanced size and performance to offer a mini PC that fits comfortably in any workspace without compromising on capabilities. The system features only one fan, but the cooling solution feature a large vapor chamber which is not a very common sight on such devices.

Furthermore, the inclusion of fast DDR5-5600 memory, with a generous default capacity of 32GB, ensures seamless multitasking and rapid data transfer rates. This combination of expanded connectivity and high-speed memory makes the Beelink mini PC an excellent choice for professionals and enthusiasts who rely on a multitude of devices in their daily workflow.

Beelink’s flagship device goes above and beyond when it comes to connectivity options. The AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS-based Mini PC boasts a plethora of USB connectors (from USB 2.0 to 4.0) providing ample space for a wide range of peripheral devices. Whether it’s external storage, gaming controllers, or other USB-enabled gadgets, users will find themselves well-equipped to handle their multitasking needs. The system features the newest USB 4.0 Type-C connectors, which are unfortunately not Thunderbolt4 compatible.

Since we are working on another review featuring the same Ryzen 9 7940HS processor (Minisforum UM790) can give you a quick side-by-side comparison of both systems. The Beelink PC is no doubt larger than a standard-sized MiniPC, like the one made by Minisforum.

Beelink GTR7 Pro Specifications
ProcessorIntegrated Graphics Connectivity 
SKU: AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
Architecture: Zen4
TDP: 45W→65W
Cores / Threads: 8C / 16T
Base / Boost Clock: 4.0/5.2 GHz
SKU: AMD Radeon 780M
Architecture: AMD RDNA3
GPU: 768 FP32 Cores (12 CU RDNA2)
Max GPU Clock: 2.8 GHz
USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C (10 Gbps): 1x
USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A (10 Gbps):
USB 2.0 Type-A (480 Mbps): 2x
USB 4.0 Type-C (40Gbps): 2x
USB 4.0 Type-C (10Gbps): 1x
HDMI 2.1:
DisplayPort 1.4: 1x
Ethernet: 2.5 GbE 2x
WiFi-6, Bluetooth 5.0
MemoryStoragePhysical Specs
Memory Capacity: 2x16GB (32GB)
Memory: Crucial CT16G56C46S5
Memory Speed: DDR5-5600 CL40
Memory Timings: 46-45-45-90
Shared Memory with GPU: 4GB
Storage: Crucial P3 Plus SSD CT1000P3PSSD8
Storage Capacity: 1TB
Store Type: PCIe Gen4 x4 PCIe M.2 2280
Number of M.2 slots: 2x (1 unused)
Width: 16.9 cm
Length: 12.0 cm
Height: 5.0 cm
Weight:  899g + 278g (charger)
Battery: no
Power Supply: DC19V/140W

As said before, connectivity options are strong on this system. Users will find Type-A and Tape-C connectors on the front and back of the design. The system has two 2.5G network cards and offers four display outputs (HDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 1.4 and two USB 4.0). The only thing that caught our attention is clear CMOS (BIOS) button on the front. This location is not a suitable location for a button of such significance.

The GTR7 Pro features 32GB of DDR5-5600 memory by default. The system allows up to 4GB of this capacity to be used by the graphics. And speaking of graphics, this Ryzen APU features the most high-end RDNA3 GPU called Radeon 780M with 768 Stream Processors clocked up to 2.8 GHz. This is a very capable GPU as shown later in this review.

Shortly before we received a sample, Beelink released a new BIOS. This BIOS offers the following optimizations (original writing):

  1. Optimize system fan temperature sensors.
  2. Adjust the default VRAM size to 4GB.
  3. Enable SR IOV by default.
  4. Optimize the rear USB4 display.
  5. Fix the crashes and stutters in games

According to Beelink, all retail units will ship with the new BIOS. Only review samples from the initial batch were using older firmware. This means that the early coverage from other media may show difference results. Our review is based on the updated software entirely.

Our unit already had 4GB of VRAM shared with the system memory. We did not notice any changes to the performance or fan profiles either. The output from HWINFO confirms system configuration.

The detailed output shows that the CPU PL1 limit has been set to 65W, which is the maximum configuration (PPT) for this processor. This is probably as close as one gets to a desktop variant of Phoenix, which is undoubtedly coming at some point in the future.

What’s included (accessories)

The PC comes with two HDMI 2.1 cables (longer and shorter). The shorter one can be used for a system mounted on a monitor, as this PC also ships with a necessary VESA compatible bracket.

There are two good reasons to mention the charger for GTR7 Pro. The first is the size, as the charger is really compact. Moreover, it offers a power output of up to 140W, so comparable with high-end gaming laptops.

Another feature of the charger is the magnetic connector which also improves the cable management tremendously. The connection is strong, and it should not disconnect randomly even when the system is moved around. On the other hand, such a connector means that we get a non-standard power plug and the charger cannot be used for any other device. This is not a practical option for people who would like to carry this system around because it would make them carry multiple chargers for trips.

Testing methodology

This is a short evaluation of the system focusing on CPU capabilities, thermals and power consumption. Since this is a gaming Mini-PC our primary goal was to test some popular and heavy titles on this device.

Software used for this review

  • 3DMark Professional Edition
  • TechPowerUP GPU-Z
  • CPU-Z 2.06.0
  • HWiNFO 7.46-5110
  • CapFrameX 1.7.1
  • Custom software developed by

Clocks and thermals

The noise produced by this system is impressively low, it should not bother any gamer even after a prolonged gaming sessions. During gaming, we observe temperatures ranging from 70 to 72°C, which do not necessitate the utilization of the most powerful fan profile. Even with Cinebnech R23 running a loop we can hardly see temperatures going above 80°C and that’s with all cores engaged into rendering the scene.

Mini-PC APU Temperature & Frequency Test (20 min)
 VideoCardz.comAverage CPU PowerAverage CPU TemperatureAverage CPU Frequency
⚡ 3.5 W
🌡️29.2 °C
🕒 2172 MHz
CPU LOAD (Cinebench)
⚡63.8 W
🌡️79.6 °C
🕒 4652 MHz
GPU LOAD (Cyberpunk)
⚡ 56.6 W
🌡️ 72.1 °C
🕒 3944 MHz

What should also be noted thanks to capable cooling solution and increased power limit, there is no issue of clock fluctuations during gaming. The clock speeds remains stable at 2.8 GHz, which is the highest frequency for Radeon 780M graphics.

CPU at idle and during Cinebench R23 stress testing

Geekbench 6

The 65W locked Ryzen 9 7940HS has no issue competing with the most powerful APUs and CPU on the market. The single-core performance is just about as high as Dragon Range 7845HX, which is a higher-end class AMD processor but based on the same architecture. There is a massive 30% improvement for multicore performance compared to Ryzen 9 6900HX.

Please note that we are using V6.0 results here, not of the updated V6.1 version.

Geekbench 6
VideoCardz.comSingle-Core ↓Multi-Core
Intel Core i9-13900HX (24-core)
2733 (100%)
16485 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX (16-core)
2649 (97%)
14937 (91%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX (12-core)
2648 (97%)
13136 (80%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS (8-core)
2596 (95%)
12515 (76%)
Intel Core i9-12900HX (16-core)
2456 (90%)
14761 (90%)
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX (8-core)
2076 (76%)
9695 (59%)
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS (8-core)
1844 (67%)
8569 (52%)
AMD Ryzen 9 6900H (8-core)
1816 (67%)
8663 (53%)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX (8-core)
1815 (66%)
7304 (44%)

Cinebench R23

AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS is not as powerful as the 7940HX variant, although both CPUs are technically high-TDP variants. The Dragon Range HX series can go up to 75W, so much higher than Phoenix. Furthermore, the HX models offer 12 and 16 cores in their top specs, which explains nearly twice the performance in multi-threaded test.

On the other hand, Zen4 HS series provides 14% and 34% upgrade over 6900HX in single and multi-threaded workloads, a noticeable boost one must add.

Cinebench R23
VideoCardz.comSingle-Core ↓Multi-Core
Intel Core i9-13900HX (24-core)
2065 (100%)
27900 (82%)
Intel Core i9-12900HX (16-core)
1912 (93%)
23150 (68%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX (16-core)
1904 (92%)
34144 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS (8-core)
1795 (87%)
17664 (52%)
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX (8-core)
1578 (76%)
13143 (38%)
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS (8-core)
1554 (75%)
13445 (39%)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX (8-core)
1488 (72%)
12845 (38%)


In our GPU tests we will be focusing on comparing the Radeon 780M (RDNA3) integrated graphics to the last-gen Radeon 680M (RDNA2) series. We outlined the most important differences between both models which apply to our test units.

Radeon 780M vs. 680M:

  • Max GPU Clock: 2.8 GHz vs. 2.4 GHz
  • GPU Config: 12CU RDNA3 vs. 12CU RDNA2
  • Max TDP: 65W vs. 55W
3DMARK Software
TestGPUGraphics Score
Port RoyalRadeon 780M
1681 (100%)
Radeon 680M
1010 (60%)
Speed WayRadeon 780M
453 (100%)
Radeon 680M
348 (77%)
Time SpyRadeon 780M
2858 (100%)
Radeon 680M
2353 (82%)
Time Spy ExtremeRadeon 780M
1353 (100%)
Radeon 680M
1124 (83%)
Fire StrikeRadeon 780M
7898 (100%)
Radeon 680M
6972 (88%)
Fire Strike ExtremeRadeon 780M
3866 (100%)
Radeon 680M
3291 (85%)
Fire Strike UltraRadeon 780M
2114 (100%)
Radeon 680M
1712 (81%)


Grand Theft Auto V


  • [NORMAL]: Population Density/Variety/Scaling: Max, Texture/Shader/Shadow/Reflection/Particles Quality: Normal, Reflections MSAA: Off, Soft Shadows: Sharp, Post FX: Normal, Anisotropic Filtering: x4, Ambient Occlusion: Off, Tessellation: Off
  • [VERY HIGH]: Population Density/Variety/Scaling: Max, Texture/Shader/Shadow/Reflection/Water/Particles Quality: Very High, Reflections MSAA: Off, Soft Shadows: Sharp, Post FX: Very High, Anisotropic Filtering: x16, Ambient Occlusion: High, Tessellation: Very High
Grand Theft Auto V
2013, Rockstar North, RAGE Engine, Action Adventure
VideoCardz.com1280×800 ↓1920×1080
AMD Radeon 780M
145.4 (100%)
112.5 (100%)
102.7 (71%)
78.4 (70%)
AMD Radeon 680M
107.3 (74%)
88.3 (78%)
71.1 (49%)
61.4 (55%)
AMD Radeon 780M
99.6 (69%)
72.7 (65%)
66.9 (46%)
49.2 (44%)
AMD Radeon 680M
78.5 (54%)
61.1 (54%)
53.7 (37%)
41.2 (37%)
Average FPS
1% Percentile Low FPS

Cyberpunk 2077

Settings: using built-in graphics options.

Cyberpunk 2077
2020, CD Projekt Red, REDengine4, Action Role-Playing
VideoCardz.com1280×800 ↓1920×1080
Radeon 780M
75.9 (100%)
50.8 (100%)
36.7 (48%)
27.5 (54%)
Radeon 680M
58.1 (77%)
40.0 (79%)
31.2 (41%)
23.9 (47%)
Radeon 780M
66.9 (88%)
44.3 (87%)
34.3 (45%)
24.8 (49%)
Radeon 680M
50.2 (66%)
32.8 (65%)
28.0 (37%)
18.6 (36%)
Radeon 780M
49.5 (65%)
34.6 (68%)
26.0 (34%)
20.1 (40%)
Radeon 680M
37.3 (49%)
25.4 (48%)
19.7 (26%)
14.6 (29%)
Radeon 780M
45.8 (60%)
30.5 (60%)
25.4 (32%)
18.4 (36%)
Radeon 680M
34.2 (45%)
21.9 (43%)
18.3 (24%)
11.6 (23%)
Radeon 680M
58.6 (77%)
38.5 (76%)
31.5 (42%)
22.3 (44%)
Radeon 680M
42.4 (56%)
28.0 (55%)
23.3 (31%)
15.4 (30%)
Radeon 780M
38.8 (51%)
25.4 (50%)
22.1 (29%)
8.2 (16%)
Radeon 680M
28.9 (38%)
18.0 (35%)
16.3 (21%)
9.2 (18%)
Average FPS
1% Percentile Low FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Settings: using built-in graphics options.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider
2018, Eidos, Foundation Engine, Action-adventure
VideoCardz.com1280×800 ↓1920×1080
Radeon 780M
95.7 (100%)
66.0 (100%)
64.6 (68%)
51.9 (79%)
Radeon 680M
76.5 (80%)
56.3 (81%)
51.2 (54%)
44.6 (68%)
Radeon 780M
65.6 (69%)
42.5 (64%)
48.5 (51%)
34.0 (52%)
Radeon 680M
54.4 (57%)
36.9 (56%)
39.8 (42%)
28.9 (44%)
Radeon 780M
53.4 (56%)
41.4 (63%)
45.3 (47%)
33.5 (51%)
Radeon 680M
45.4 (47%)
33.9 (51%)
37.6 (39%)
28.5 (43%)
Radeon 780M
55.6 (58%)
35.1 (53%)
40.6 (42%)
27.2 (41%)
Radeon 680M
45.6 (48%)
30.2 (46%)
32.5 (34%)
22.3 (34%)
Average FPS
1% Percentile Low FPS

Hitman 3


  • [MEDIUM]  Default
  • [HIGH] RT: On, LOD: Ultra, Texture: High, Anisotropic Filter x16, SSAO: Ultra, Mirrors Ref: High, Reflection: High, VRS: Quality
Hitman 3
2021, IO Interactive, Glacier Engine, Stealth
VideoCardz.com1280×800 ↓1920×1080
MEDIUM, FSR Balanced
Radeon 780M
75 (100%)
55 (100%)
45 (60%)
37 (67%)
Radeon 680M
53 (71%)
43 (78%)
30 (40%)
23 (42%)
HIGH, FSR Balanced
Radeon 780M
67 (89%)
49 (89%)
42 (56%)
33 (60%)
Radeon 680M
41 (55%)
41 (75%)
22 (29%)
25 (45%)
Radeon 780M
74 (99%)
51 (93%)
47 (63%)
37 (67%)
Radeon 680M
50 (67%)
36 (65%)
26 (35%)
20 (36%)
Radeon 780M
64 (85%)
44 (80%)
42 (56%)
31 (56%)
Radeon 680M
46 (61%)
34 (62%)
25 (33%)
20 (36%)
Average FPS
1% Percentile Low FPS

Company of Heroes 3


  • [LOW] Image: Low, Physics: Low, Shadow: Low, Geometry: Low, AA: Low
  • [MEDIUM] Image: Medium, Physics: Medium, Shadow: Medium, Geometry: Medium, AA: Low
  • [HIGH] Image: High, Physics: High, Shadow: High, Geometry: High, AA: High
Company of Heroes 3
2023, SEGA, Essence Engine 5.0, Real-Time Strategy
VideoCardz.com1280×800 ↓1920×1080
Radeon 780M
116.8 (100%)
75.9 (100%)
60.3 (52%)
47.6 (63%)
Radeon 680M
90.5 (77%)
56.9 (75%)
45.2 (39%)
38.1 (50%)
Radeon 780M
103.0 (88%)
65.6 (86%)
54.5 (47%)
36.4 (48%)
Radeon 680M
80.4 (69%)
51.8 (68%)
42.0 (36%)
29.2 (38%)
Radeon 780M
73.1 (63%)
49.7 (65%)
43.8 (38%)
34.3 (45%)
Radeon 680M
54.8 (47%)
37.5 (49%)
33.9 (29%)
27.2 (36%)
Average FPS
1% Percentile Low FPS


The Beelink GTR7 Pro Mini-PC is a formidable powerhouse that leaves a lasting impression. With its unlocked BIOS, users have the freedom to customize and optimize the system to their liking, catering to the needs of even the most demanding users. One of the standout features of this mini-PC is the increased power delivery, pumping up the TDP from the standard 45W to an impressive 65W, resulting in improved performance and responsiveness.

Equipped with the best AMD APU currently available on the market, the GTR7 Pro effortlessly handles intensive tasks, providing a smooth and immersive computing experience. The inclusion of 32GB DDR5-5600 memory by default ensures fast multitasking and seamless operation across a variety of applications.

The magnetic power cable adds convenience to the overall user experience, ensuring a secure and hassle-free connection. The integration of a fingerprint reader adds an extra layer of security, allowing for quick and reliable biometric authentication.

One commendable aspect of the GTR7 Pro is its clean software environment. Free from bloatware and unnecessary pre-installed applications, this mini-PC works flawlessly out of the box without the need for any third-party software.

However, a potential downside lies in the availability of drivers. As they are solely obtainable through the Beelink website, users may face challenges when it comes to obtaining the latest driver updates directly from AMD. This reliance on a single source for driver updates could potentially cause delays in accessing critical performance optimizations and bug fixes.

It’s worth noting that the included 140W charger is using proprietary connector built for the GTR7 Pro and cannot be utilized for other devices. While it ensures efficient power delivery to the mini-PC, it limits its versatility as an alternative charging solution.

The GTR7 Pro is available in four color options. Our unit came in ‘space gray’ option, which is the most likely to fit into most rooms.

In conclusion, the Beelink GTR7 Pro Mini-PC impresses with its unlocked BIOS, increased power delivery, and top-of-the-line AMD APU. Its ample memory, magnetic power cable, and fingerprint reader enhance convenience and security. While the lack of driver availability from AMD and the dedicated use of the 140W charger may pose minor limitations, the GTR7 Pro remains a formidable choice for those seeking an exceptional mini-PC experience.

We awarded the GTR7 PRO system with a Good Choice award, which we only give to reasonably priced products that do not fail at any point of testing.

At the time of writing, the GTR7 Pro with 1TB of storage and 32GB of memory was available at $789 (with applicable coupons). This is a fair price given the latest specs, considering the cheapest laptop featuring the same APU goes for around $1,600.

You can learn more about Beelink Gaming Mini PC GTR7 Pro here.