ASUS ExpertCenter PN53-B Mini PC

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ASUS Mini PN53-B featuring the latest AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX processors and support for high-speed DDR5 memory, Mini PC PN53-B is ready to take on demanding workloads, yet its diminutive size takes up minimal space on a desk and makes it suited for applications where traditional PCs won’t fit, such as for home theatre. MediaTek MT7922 Wi-Fi 6E 160Mhz (802.11ax) networking ensures stable, high-speed data transfers, even in crowded networking environments, and a USB-C port with supports Power Delivery [PD] data transfer, power and DisplayPort functionality over a single cable.

At the front of the unit there are a number of features/ports which will be handy for quick access. On this side we have the following:

1x  Power Button
2x USB 3.2 Gen 2
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C Support display output & Power Delivery [PD]
1 x Combo Mic/ Headphone Audio jack
1x HDD LED

1 x USB 4 Type-C Support power delivery and display up to 4K resolution at 60Hz
3 x USB 3.2 Gen 1
2 x HDMI 2.1 display up to 8K resolution at 60Hz
1 x Realtek Gaming LAN 2.5Gbe
1 x DC-in
1 x Display port 1.4 Support up to 4K resolution at 60Hz

To upgrade or add-in extra hardware and you need to unscrew.

You can add additional hardware into your Mini PC. It’s support 2x DDR5 4800mhz (Total 32GB), one SATA 6Gb/s 2.5inch HDD/SSD and two PCI-e 4 M.2 NVME drives.

It comes with a 150watts AC adapter [ADP-150CH B]

Technical Specifications:

Notice: Our review PN53-B unit do not include SSD, Ram and OS.

Dimensions
120 x 130 x 58 mm (WxDxH) [0.9L]
Processor
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX – Cores 8 / 16 Threads
Memory
TeamGroup 16GB DDR5 4800Mhz Dual Channel
Graphics
AMD Radeon Graphics RNA2 680M
Storage
Western Digital PC SN530 512GB NVMe 1.4 PCI-E Gen 3
Network
MediaTek MT7299 Wireless 802.11AX (WiFi 6E) + Realtek Gaming 2.5 Gbe LAN
OS Support
Windows 11
Warranty
3 Years on-site
SRP
$929

We will be running comparing two systems side by side with a AMD 5600G desktop grade computer.

SYSTEM 1 SYSTEM 2
Model PN53-B DIY Computer
Motherboard ASUS ASUS ROG STRIX B550-I GAMING
CPU AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX – 8 Cores/16 Threads AMD Ryzen 5 5600G – 6 Cores/12Threads
Ram TeamGroup DDR5 5200Mhz 16GB G.Skill Neo DDR4 3600Mhz 16GB
GPU AMD RDNA2 -12CU Radeon 680M AMD Vega 7 -7CU Radeon Vega [Overclocked 2200Mhz]
SSD WD PC SN530 512GB PCI-E 3 NVME Crucial P2 512GB PCIE-3 NVME
OS Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22H2 Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22H2
Bios 1.0.1.00 2803

 

Benchmark

 

Cinebench R23

Improvements to Cinebench Release 20 reflect the overall advancements to CPU and rendering technology in recent years, providing a more accurate measurement of Cinema 4D‘s ability to take advantage of multiple CPU cores and modern processor features available to the average user

CineBench R23
Single Core Multi Core
ASUS PN53-B 1505 11797
ASUS DIY 5600G 1426 10905

 

 

PCMark 10

PCMark 10 features a comprehensive set of tests that cover the wide variety of tasks performed in the modern workplace. With a range of performance tests, custom run options, Battery Life Profile, and new Storage benchmarks, PCMark 10 is the complete PC benchmark for the modern office.

PCMark 10
Essentials Productivity Digital Content Score
ASUS PN53-B 10545 9450 8192 6700
ASUS DIY 5600G 10316 9723 6605 6250

Passmark Benchmark

PassMark runs heavy mathematical calculations that stress the CPU’s performance at compression, encryption, and physics-related tasks.

PassMark
CPU 2D 3D Memory Disk Score
ASUS PN53-B 24651.6 867 5069.4 2704.1 17088.8 6338.7
ASUS DIY 5600G 2112.6 665.8 2794.3 3222.8 15357.7 5267.7

 

3Dmark Advanced Edition

3DMark includes everything you need to benchmark your PC and mobile devices in one app. Whether you’re gaming on a smartphone, tablet, notebook, or a desktop gaming PC, 3DMark includes a benchmark designed specifically for your hardware.

3DMark Advanced Edition – CPU Profile
1 Thread 2 Threads 4 Threads 8 Threads 16 Threads Max Threads
ASUS PN53-B 932 1781 3429 5656 6224 6160
ASUS DIY 5600G 882 1734 3422 5208 5609 5654

3DMark Advanced Edition
Fire Strike Night Raid Storage Time Spy Wild Life Extreme Speed Way
ASUS PN53-B 5989 22449 1507 2472 3925 237
ASUS DIY 5600G 3817 14010 1153 1496 2355 Fail

 

 

ASUS Mini PC PN53-B

929
9.3

Quality

9.5/10

Value

9.0/10

Design

9.0/10

Performance

9.5/10

Pros

  • Latest AMD Ryzen CPU
  • AMD RDNA2 Graphics
  • 3 Years on-site warranty
  • Faster than AMD Ryzen 5600G
  • Dual M.2 PCIe 4 Nvme

Cons

  • Internal design needs to improve
  • Same design as PN64-B
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6 Comments
  • Hi ist there any possibility to test if the USB4 Port are fully capable of using the TB3 protocol needed for eGPU’s?

  • Hi, I just tested usb4 port is working with Razer core x egpu enclosure, and nvidia drivers installed successfully.

  • Hi. Having seen a YouTube review of the PN64, where they mentioned the high fan noise level, is it the same with the PN53? Thanks in advance.

  • Perfect thanks for the answer, because I ordered a 6900HX here aund my main GFX card is in an Razer eGPU enclosure.

    Hopefully I get my system soon

  • Oh, thanks. Probably the thermal management is different from that of the Intel PN (in the YouTube video it is very noisy, one of the noisiest, compared to e.g. a Minisforum UM690…).

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