We’ve started to see Intel Alder Lake-N processors in mini PCs such MSI Cubi ADL N and Morefine M9 based on announced SKUs, but the Intel Processor N95 processor, which Intel has yet to unveil, is now found in a mini PC sold for various Aliexpress sellers starting at $187 for a barebone system and going up to $384 for a model with 32GB RAM and a 1TB SSD preloaded with an activation version of Windows 10 or Windows 11.
The Processor N95 is a quad-core processor clocked at up to 3.4 GHz (Turbo) with 6MB cache, and 16EU Intel UHD graphics clocked up to 1.2 GHz. The 15W processor’s base frequency is shown to be 1.7 GHz in GeekBench while the 6W Alder Lake-N processors have a sub-GHz base frequency. That could mean the CPU performance is quite higher than the 6W N100 and N200 parts, but the GPU performance might end up being similar, or a little bit higher with 16 execution units @ 1.2 GHz instead of 24 EU @ 750 MHz.
- SoC – Intel Processor N95 quad-core Alder Lake-N processor @ up to 3.4 GHz (Turbo) with 6MB cache, 16EU Intel HD graphics @ 1.2 GHz; TDP: 15W
- System Memory – 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB DDR4
- 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD
- M.2 2242 SATA socket
- Video Output – 2x HDMI 2.0b ports up to 4Kp60; dual independent display support
- Audio – 1x audio jack
- 2.5GbE RJ45 port via Intel i225-V controller
- Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 4.2 AC7265 wireless module
- USB – 4x USB 3.2 ports
- Power button
- Kensington lock slot
- “Silent fan”, heatsink, and heat conduction plate for cooling
- Additional features: “network wakeup and power on” which I understand as WoL and auto power on…
- Power Supply – 12V/4A via DC jack
- Dimensions – 113 x 106 x 42mm
- Weight – 240 grams
The dimensions, weight, and port arrangement is exactly the same as for the Morefine M9 we covered yesterday. But there are differences beyond the processor used, since the Processor N95 mini PC offers 2.5GbE networking, and does without WiFi 6, relying instead on a WiFi 5 module. This model also comes with a beefier 12V/4A (48W) power supply, and it looks to be a better option for people who would rather have a (potentially) faster CPU and 2.5Gbps Ethernet networking.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.