MINISFORUM releases AR900i Mini-ITX Motherboard with Core i9-13900HX and 4 M.2 Slots

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MINISFORUM's latest offering, the "AR900i" Mini-ITX motherboard, featuring the powerful Core i9-13900HX, was unveiled on December 7, 2023. Pre-orders have already commenced on the official website, with an expected shipping date of December 28th. The price for this feature-packed motherboard is set at $575. Under the hood, the AR900i motherboard is equipped with the Core i9-13900HX CPU, boasting an impressive configuration of 24 cores and 32 threads. This includes 8 P cores with 16 threads and 16 E cores with 16 threads, mirroring the capabilities of the 13th generation Core i9 desktop version. The motherboard supports high-performance CPU cooling with an option for a 120mm fan (sold separately), allowing for a TDP of up to 100W to harness the full potential of the CPU.


Key specifications of the AR900i motherboard include two DDR5-5600 SO-DIMM memory slots, four M.2 storage slots (PCI Express 4.0 x 4), and a PCI Express 5.0 expansion slot (x16). Additionally, it features a surface-mounted M.2 slot with an integrated heat sink and fan for efficient cooling. Networking capabilities are robust, featuring 2.5 Gigabit LAN, Wi-Fi 6E, and Bluetooth 5.3 for seamless connectivity. The motherboard offers multiple display output options, including HDMI x 1, DisplayPort x 1, and USB Type-C (DP Alt compatible) x 1. Notably, the built-in GPU supports simultaneous output on up to three screens, enhancing versatility and productivity.

It's worth noting that a variation model, the "AR650i," equipped with a Core i7-13650HX CPU, will also be available in the future, although specific pricing and release date details are yet to be confirmed.

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