The MINISFORUM EliteMini CR50 is a small desktop computer powered by an AMD Ryzen 7 4700S octa-core processor and AMD Radeon RX 550 discrete graphics.

The 8.1″ x 7.6″ x 3.4″ computer is a bit larger than many of the other mini PCs sold by MINISFORUM, but it’s still pretty small for a computer with a discrete GPU. The EliteMini CR50 will be available for pre-order from the MINISFORUM website today for $679 and up.

MINISFORUM plans to offer three different configurations at launch:

  • 16GB RAM and no storage for $679
  • 16GB RAM and 256GB storage for $729
  • 16GB RAM and 512GB storage for $759

The cheapest model is effectively a barebones system since you’ll need to provide your own operating system as well as storage. But since the 16GB of RAM is soldered to the mainboard, MINISFORUM doesn’t offer a version without any RAM.

On the back of the computer you’ll find a selection of ports including:

  • 1 x HDMI (up to 4096 x 2160 @ 60 Hz)
  • 1 x DVI-D (up to 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz)
  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet
  • 3 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Tupe-A (10 Gbps)
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A (5 Gbps
  • 4 x USB 2.0 Type-A
  • 1 x 3.5mm line in
  • 1 x 3.5mm line out
  • 1 x 3.5mm mic in
  • 1 x 12V DC power input

If the specs seem familiar, that’s because the MINISFORUM EliteMini CR50 appears to be based on the AMD 4700S Desktop Kit that was launched this summer as a system device makers could use to build and sell mini PCs powered by the AMD 4700S processor, which is a 7nm octa-core processor featuring 8 Zen 2 CPU cores and support for up to 16 threads.

AMD has a list of compatible graphics cards on its website, so if you want to replace the Radeon RX 550 GPU, it looks like the system supports up to AMD Radeon RX 590 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics cards.

MINISFORUM says the CR50 ships with Windows 10 (on models with storage included), but it qualifies for a free upgrade to Windows 11.

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One reply on “MINISFORUM EliteMini CR50 is a mini PC with AMD 4700S and Radeon RX 550”

  1. I’m assuming that since these are using busted PS5 chips they’ll use that to justify making yet another mess with liquid metal. Also why is the GPU blocking the CPU cooler’s intake?

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