Compared to traditional desktop computers, the advantage of mini consoles like this is that their body is small and lightweight, allowing them to be placed anywhere in the home. Therefore, during daily use, they can be connected to a regular monitor, such as a 27 inch 4K resolution monitor, and can also be connected to a portable screen, making them as lightweight as laptops. No matter how small the desktop space is, the console can still be placed. Of course, it is also possible to connect an external large screen device, such as a projector, TV, and so on.
Because I plan to use it for the bedroom this time, there is a computer desk placed under the TV in the bedroom, which is easy to use in daily life. It is connected to a portable screen for external use. If you need to watch movies and TV shows, you can connect to a large screen TV, which is very convenient.
After talking about interfaces and scalability, of course, the core of a computer is still performance. What is the performance of this AMD old flagship Ryzen 7 5700U processor? We first used Master Lu to score, which can reach over 700000 points. This score is twice as high as the Intel N100 processor, and the price is also similar. If so, as a productivity tool, those who understand configuration should prefer this U, which is more than enough to handle daily work and life.
The Ryzen 7 5700U is a low-voltage mobile processor, which is a very classic processor with 8 cores and 16 threads, a maximum acceleration frequency of 4.3GHz, integrated with Vega 8 core display, and excellent performance. We achieved a single core score of 528.6 and a multi-core score of 4248.0 for the Ryzen R7-5700U through CPU-Z.
The memory consists of two 8GB Weigang DDR4 3200MHz memory modules, which form a 16GB dual channel memory. According to AIDA64 testing, the read speed of the memory is 46758MB/s, the write speed is 43172MB/s, the copy speed is 38888MB/s, and the latency is 97.2ns. Looking at it now, this performance is sufficient and still at the mainstream level.
The hard drive is a 512GB hard drive, which is limited by the platform and only supports the Pcie3.0 protocol, so it does not support the latest PCIe 4.0. However, its performance is sufficient. According to the Crystal Disk Mark score test, the measured sequential read speed is 2389.97MB/s and the sequential write speed is 1763.71MB/s, which is completely sufficient. It is recommended that users of the system purchase it correctly. If they have a high-speed hard drive with the PCIe 4.0 protocol, they can also use it because it is backward compatible.
In terms of graphics, the Ryzen R7-5700U’s graphics card is the Radeon RX Vega 8 graphics card, which actually has sufficient performance. The main function is that it has strong video decoding ability, supporting 8K hard decoding ability in common formats such as H264, HEVC, VP9, etc. Therefore, even if 8K video becomes popular in the future, it will not be outdated, and can better enjoy the experience of watching 8K high-definition film sources, connect to a large external screen, and watch movies at home, This experience is very enjoyable.
In addition, this core display is very smooth for playing mainstream large-scale online games, such as LOL and even Genshin Impact. Moreover, I have found that the AMD R7 5700U is truly a divine U, and it has already been adapted to the Black Fruit system by a great expert. If there is a chance to switch to the Black Fruit system in the future, the experience will definitely be better.
Finally, let’s test its heat dissipation performance again. After running the AIDA64 FPU pressure single bake test for more than 20 minutes, the entire heat dissipation process is very stable. Moreover, the body noise of this mini host is very small, and the body noise is very small. I turned on the CPU power consumption to 35W, and the entire test also ran steadily within 35W. The highest temperature of the CPU is 84 ℃, the temperature of the hard drive is only 63 ℃, and the highest temperature of the memory is only 75 ℃, The overall heat dissipation and noise control are very good.
So far, the TOPTON MINI PC mini console has replaced my desktop computer for less than half a month. To be honest, the old flagship U of the Ryzen 7 is mainly common in mid-range models, with prices around $300. The reason why I chose this U is mainly because its power consumption and performance are balanced. After all, the mini console has a small body, and I value the performance of the body’s heat dissipation and noise reduction more. These days, I am very satisfied with the performance of AM01. The most important thing is that it does not occupy any space on the desktop at home, and the appearance design is particularly unique, paying tribute to the classic Apple Macintosh, which is a very interesting design. The interface is comprehensive, with strong scalability, and supports dual screen display. The only drawback is that this mini console is not equipped with a fully functional Type-C port, making it unable to support external touch enabled portable screens.
However, overall, this AYANEO AM01 mini console, in the price range of 2000, as a home entertainment and office mini console, has eliminated the use of large and bulky desktop computers. I think it will definitely be a future trend and is very suitable for ordinary households.