Beelink GTR7, Zen 4 In A Tiny Package

Source: Serve The Home Beelink GTR7, Zen 4 In A Tiny Package

A SFF System With A Ryzen 7 7840HS

The Ryzen 7 7840HS is a mobile chip, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use it for something else.  The Beelink GTR7 isn’t a laptop, but that doesn’t mean a Zen 4 mobile chip won’t be happy in a 6.6″ x 4.7″ x 1.9″ enclosure.  Beelink included 32GB of DDR5 memory, a 1TB NVMe SSD, and WiFi 6 inside, and there is a Beelink GTR7 Pro with even more power if that isn’t enough for you.  The front sports a power button, a clear CMOS button, USB-A and a USB-C USB4/ Thunderbolt3 port, while the back has two 2.5GbE LAN ports, two USB-A 2.0 ports and two USB-A 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps ports.  There is also dual audio jacks, a rather unique feature in addition to DP and HDMI out.

Serve The Home benchmarked it against a suite of other SFF systems and the Beelink GTR7 tops the charts, usually by a significant margin.  The small size doesn’t interfere with the performance either, at the 96W full load the system produced a very reasonable 45-46.5DbA.   There was one small issue, AMD’s driver detection doesn’t reliably work with this Beelink, STH had to reboot at one point to get the drivers they needed.

The system will cost you a bit over ~$800 when it arrives on Amazon, which should be soon.

Combined with a new fast AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS CPU with integrated RDNA 3 graphics, this is the mini PC that will start making many traditional desktop users pause and consider a mini PC instead. Still, we found a few things that gave us pause that we have not seen mentioned elsewhere.

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