The Chatreey AMR5 is a compact desktop computer powered by an AMD Ryzen 5 5600U 6-core, 12-thread processor with Radeon Vega 7 graphics. It’s also a versatile little computer thanks to two SODIMM slots for up to 64GB of RAM and dual M.2 2280 slots for up to 2TB of storage.

Available from AliExpress for $413 and up, the Chatreey AMR5 also has one feature that really makes it stand out from other mini PCs: a dial at the top of the case that you can use to switch between performance modes.

It’s sort of like the modern equivalent of the Turbo button that used to be available on some early PCs. But as far as I can tell, the dial really just taps into the Microsoft’s Windows power modes.

Leave the dial in the center and you get Balance Mode. Slide it to the right for Performance Mode, which improves frame rates while gaming and offers a boost for other CPU and graphics-intense tasks. Or slide it to the left to enable Silent Mode for reduced fan noise.

At the front of that performance dial is a power button with LED lighting that changes colors depending on the performance mode. There are also LED lights that shine through the left and right sides of the chassis.

Chatreey says the computer supports up to three displays and features a set of ports that includes:

  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x DisplayPort
  • 1 x USB Type-C
  • 4 x USB 3.0 Type-A
  • 1 x 3.5mm audio
  • 1 x Ethernet
  • 1 x DC power input

The AMR5 supports WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1, and the computer has a copper heat sink and cooling fan. The side panel that covers the memory and storage can be removed without a screwdriver – it’s held in place with a strong magnet, which means you can open the case just by pulling on the side.

The system measures 156.1 x 132.9 x 71.8mm (6.15″ x 5.23″ x 2.83″) and weighs 581 grams (1.28 pounds)

Prices start at $413 for a barebones model, but the Chatreey AMR5 can also be ordered with 8GB to 64GB of memory and 512GB to 2TB of storage pre-installed.

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3 replies on “Chatreey AMR5 mini PC with Ryzen 5 5600U has a performance dial”

  1. Interesting. Not necessarily my cup o’ tea, but it’s definitely a step in the right direction. I still can’t believe AMD hasn’t come up with a counter to the NUC.

    It’s not asking much…

    Steven B.(Liquid Cool)

  2. Maybe that knob would be better employed by having it change the volume.

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