Minisforum Discrete GPU Mini PC Now Available For Sale

Miniforums H31G MiniPC
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In 2020, Minisforum, a company that focuses on Mini-PCs, started a crowdfunded campaign to launch its latest device, the Minisforum EliteMini H31G. The company is starting to send out the Mini PC to those who backed it and has now made it available for sale via its website.

The H31G is an updated version of the Minisforum H31 Mini PC that now supports 9th generation Intel Processors; Intel Core i5 9500F and i7 9700F. It also comes equipped with an Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti 4GB GPU soldered onto the motherboard. It looks to be a direct competitor to Intel's NUC (Next Unit of Computing) with it being just slightly larger. Due to the housing of the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU.

MiniForums H31G MiniPC Glamourshot

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Minisforum EliteMini H31G Specs
Operating SystemWindows 10 Pro
ProcessorIntel 9th/8th Gen Desktop Processor
MotherboardMini Form Factor
GPUNvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
Memory2x DDR4 (2666 MHz)
Storage1x M.2 2280 PCIe SSD, 1x 2.5 inch SATA HDD, 1x M.2 2242 SATA SSD, 1x TF Card Slot
WiFI ConnectivityM.2 2230 WiFi Support (Intel WiFi 6 AX200, BT 5.1)
Video OutputHDMI, Display Port
Audio Output3.5mm Audio Jack, Line In / Headphones Out
Ethernet Port10/100/1000
USB4x 3.0 USB Ports

While the Nvidia GTX 1050 ti doesn't turn any heads, it still is better than both Intel's and AMD's iGPU offers. According to the Minisforum website, the H31G is being catered towards "game enthusiasts and advanced content creators alike."  Thanks to the GPU, it's a fairly capable PC that is up to the task of gaming at 1080p at medium/high settings. Minisforum have provided several in-game benchmarks they conducted with the PC. For such a small PC that isn't a custom build with a ton of power, these numbers are impressive. for what it is. 

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Miniforums H31G Game Testing Results at 1080p
Game NameFrames Per Second
Red Dead Redemption 240-55
Grand Theft Auto 546-60
CS GO166-216
Far Cry 550-55
The Witcher 353-58
Watch Dogs 240-58
Just Cause 445-55

If you're interested in seeing the H31G in action, be sure to check out the video below from ETA Prime. He was able to get his hands on the H31G and has tested it with several games.

Pricing for the H31G starts at $399.99 that includes the GTX 1050 Ti without any ram, CPU, or SSD, all the way up to $899.99 for a fully loaded configuration. This pricing, again, puts it right alongside Intel's NUC, and may make it an attractive alternative. 

Keith Mitchell

Keith Mitchell is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He is an IT professional during the day, and a passionate lover of video games and tech after his 9-5 grind. He has a weird affinity for Soulsborne games and plays them non-stop.