AORUS today unveiled its new Model S minicame computer, which offers an Intel Alder Lake desktop CPU and up to NVIDIA RTX 3070 GPU.
Gigabyte now dominates the mini-PC market with BRIX PCS, but they never achieved the popularity the company expected. Now AORUS is taking the Model S to the next level with upgraded specifications. It uses an Intel Core I7-12700K CPU, and the motherboard itself is based on a Z690 chipset with an LGA 1700 slot, which can be easily upgraded (but keep in mind the TDP limits).
AORUS Model S 12th Mini PC Other specifications include: Up to one NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card using Gigabyte of its own custom cooling design, 32 GB DDR5-4800 MEMORY, one NVMe 2 TB M.2 SSD (Gen 4), one 750W 80 PLUS gold PSU, All of this is packaged in a 14L case of size 190x189x400 (WxDxH).
Input/output includes 2 HDMI, 3 display ports, 1 USB 3.2 Gen 2X2 Type-C, 3 USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type, and 2 USB 2.0 Typea, one 2.5GBE Ethernet LAN port, two SMA (2T2R) ports, dual audio ports, and one Q-Flash Plus button.
The AORUS Model S Mini PC also leverages a vertical flow cooler, whose main components (CPU and GPU) are connected to a large central radiator with a copper substrate and several heat pipes connected to the chips. There is a fan at the bottom and top of the radiator.
The bottom fan pushes air through the radiator, while the top fan pushes air out of the case. There are vents at the bottom of the chassis through which the chassis receives air and pushes it out at the top.
AORUS says this efficient vertical flow with a three-way air intake can produce up to 84CFM (40 dB) of airflow.
Unfortunately, there is no official listing or pricing information, but it should come later.
AORUS also offers an AMD version of the Model S with up to a Ryzen 9 5900X CPU and an NVIDIA RTX 3080 graphics card.