Beelink GTR7

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The Beelink GTR7 (GTR7 Pro) models were released in 2023. Mini PCs are based on the Ryzen 7000 mobile platform. Combining efficient cooling, fast storage, and versatile connectivity, this compact mini PC making it an enticing choice for various tasks and gaming. The differences between them are essentially only in overclocking the processor. The GTR7 and GTR7 Pro mini PCs are powered by the AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS (5.1 GHz) and AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS (5.2 GHz) processors, respectively. Below we will talk about the GTR7 PRO model.



Device Make/model Status Kernel driver(s) Kernel version Notes
CPU AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS Works N/A 6.1.67 Zen 4
GPU Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Phoenix1 (rev c1) Works amdgpu 6.1.67 Integrated Ryzen 7000 graphics
PCI Bridge Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 19h USB4/Thunderbolt PCIe tunnel Works pcieport 6.1.67
SMBus Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH SMBus Controller (rev 71) Works piix4_smbus, sp5100_tco 6.1.67
Ethernet controller Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8125 2.5GbE Controller (rev 05) Works r8169 6.1.67
Network controller Intel Corporation Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (rev 1a) Works mt7921e 6.1.67 Bluetooth works after adding the firmware files listed below.
Non-Volatile memory controller Micron/Crucial Technology P2 [Nick P2] / P3 / P3 Plus NVMe PCIe SSD (DRAM-less) (rev 01) Works nvme 6.1.67
Audio device Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Renoir Radeon High Definition Audio Controller, [AMD] Family 17h/19h HD Audio Controller Works snd_hda_intel 6.1.67
Multimedia controller Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] ACP/ACP3X/ACP6x Audio Coprocessor (rev 63) Works snd_rn_pci_acp3x 6.1.67
Encryption controller Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 19h (Model 74h) CCP/PSP 3.0 Device Not tested ccp 6.1.67
USB controller Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] ASM2142/ASM3142 USB 3.1 Host Controller Works xhci_hcd 6.1.67
Fingerprint reader Not tested 6.1.67
root #lscpu
Architecture:            x86_64
  CPU op-mode(s):        32-bit, 64-bit
  Address sizes:         48 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
  Byte Order:            Little Endian
CPU(s):                  16
  On-line CPU(s) list:   0-15
Vendor ID:               AuthenticAMD
  BIOS Vendor ID:        Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
  Model name:            AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS w/ Radeon 780M Graphics
    BIOS Model name:     AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS w/ Radeon 780M Graphics      Unknown CPU @ 4.0GHz
    BIOS CPU family:     107
    CPU family:          25
    Model:               116
    Thread(s) per core:  2
    Core(s) per socket:  8
    Socket(s):           1
    Stepping:            1
    CPU(s) scaling MHz:  17%
    CPU max MHz:         6228.0000
    CPU min MHz:         400.0000
    BogoMIPS:            7984.88
    Flags:               fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt pdpe1gb rdtscp lm con
                         stant_tsc rep_good amd_lbr_v2 nopl nonstop_tsc cpuid extd_apicid aperfmperf rapl pni pclmulqdq monitor ssse3 fma cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic movbe popc
                         nt aes xsave avx f16c rdrand lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm extapic cr8_legacy abm sse4a misalignsse 3dnowprefetch osvw ibs skinit wdt tce topoext perfctr_co
                         re perfctr_nb bpext perfctr_llc mwaitx cpb cat_l3 cdp_l3 hw_pstate ssbd mba perfmon_v2 ibrs ibpb stibp ibrs_enhanced vmmcall fsgsbase bmi1 avx2 smep 
                         bmi2 erms invpcid cqm rdt_a avx512f avx512dq rdseed adx smap avx512ifma clflushopt clwb avx512cd sha_ni avx512bw avx512vl xsaveopt xsavec xgetbv1 xsa
                         ves cqm_llc cqm_occup_llc cqm_mbm_total cqm_mbm_local avx512_bf16 clzero irperf xsaveerptr rdpru wbnoinvd cppc arat npt lbrv svm_lock nrip_save tsc_s
                         cale vmcb_clean flushbyasid decodeassists pausefilter pfthreshold v_vmsave_vmload vgif x2avic v_spec_ctrl vnmi avx512vbmi umip pku ospke avx512_vbmi2
                          gfni vaes vpclmulqdq avx512_vnni avx512_bitalg avx512_vpopcntdq rdpid overflow_recov succor smca flush_l1d
Virtualization features: 
  Virtualization:        AMD-V
Caches (sum of all):     
  L1d:                   256 KiB (8 instances)
  L1i:                   256 KiB (8 instances)
  L2:                    8 MiB (8 instances)
  L3:                    16 MiB (1 instance)
  NUMA node(s):          1
  NUMA node0 CPU(s):     0-15
  Gather data sampling:  Not affected
  Itlb multihit:         Not affected
  L1tf:                  Not affected
  Mds:                   Not affected
  Meltdown:              Not affected
  Mmio stale data:       Not affected
  Retbleed:              Not affected
  Spec rstack overflow:  Vulnerable: No microcode
  Spec store bypass:     Mitigation; Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl
  Spectre v1:            Mitigation; usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
  Spectre v2:            Mitigation; Enhanced / Automatic IBRS, IBPB conditional, STIBP always-on, RSB filling, PBRSB-eIBRS Not affected
  Srbds:                 Not affected
  Tsx async abort:       Not affected


For the regular and PRO versions, the BIOS firmware is identical. Latest known version v37 (prev. v35). Instructions for flashing BIOS



FILE /etc/portage/make.conf
COMMON_FLAGS="-march=znver4 -O2 -pipe"
RUSTFLAGS="-C target-cpu=znver4 -C opt-level=3"
VIDEO_CARDS="amdgpu radeonsi"
FILE /etc/portage/package.use/00cpu-flags
*/* CPU_FLAGS_X86: aes avx avx2 avx512f avx512dq avx512cd avx512bw avx512vl avx512vbmi f16c fma3 mmx mmxext pclmul popcnt rdrand sha sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3


For wifi, bluetooth, integrated graphics, and microcode updates add the following firmware files:

FILE /usr/src/linux/.config
CONFIG_EXTRA_FIRMWARE="amd-ucode/microcode_amd_fam19h.bin iwlwifi-cc-a0-77.ucode"


The Ryzen 7 7840HS and Ryzen 9 7940HS processors have full support for kernel versions 6.4 and higher. Recommended kernel version 6.5+ due to the new AMD P-State EPP Driver.

KERNEL menuconfig
[*] 64-bit kernel
    Processor type and features  --->
        [*] AMD ACPI2Platform devices support
        Processor family (AMD Zen4)
    Device Drivers  --->
        [*] PCI support  --->
            [*] PCI Express Port Bus support
        NVME Support  --->
            <*> NVM Express block device
        [*] Network device support  --->
            [*] Wireless LAN --->
                [*] Intel devices
                <M> Intel Wireless WiFi Next Gen AGN - Wireless-N/Advanced-N/Ultimate-N (iwlwifi)
                <M> Intel Wireless WiFi DVM Firmware support
                <M> Intel Wireless WiFi MVM Firmware support
            [*] Ethernet driver support  --->
                [*] Realtek devices
                <*> Realtek 8169/8168/8101/8125 ethernet support
        Graphics support  --->
            < > ATI Radeon
            <M> AMD GPU
                ACP (Audio CoProcessor) Configuration  --->
                    [*] Enable AMD Audio CoProcessor IP support
                Display Engine Configuration  --->
                    [*] AMD DC - Enable new display engine
            [*] HSA kernel driver for AMD GPU devices
        <*> Sound card support  --->
            <*> Advanced Linux Sound Architecture  --->
                HD-Audio  --->
                   <*> Build Realtek HD-audio codec support
        [*] USB support  --->
            <*> xHCI HCD (USB 3.0) support
            <*> EHCI HCD (USB 2.0) support
            <*> USB Mass Storage support
            <*> USB Type-C Support  --->
                <*> USB Type-C Port Controller Manager
                <*> Type-C Port Controller Interface driver
                <*> USB Type-C Connector System Software Interface driver 
        [*] IOMMU Hardware Support  --->
            [*]   AMD IOMMU support


root #emerge --ask sys-kernel/linux-firmware media-libs/mesa x11-apps/mesa-progs dev-util/vulkan-tools

GPU software support notes

root #vulkaninfo --summary

Vulkan Instance Version: 1.3.268

Instance Extensions: count = 20
VK_EXT_acquire_drm_display             : extension revision 1
VK_EXT_debug_report                    : extension revision 10
VK_EXT_debug_utils                     : extension revision 2
VK_EXT_direct_mode_display             : extension revision 1
VK_EXT_display_surface_counter         : extension revision 1
VK_EXT_surface_maintenance1            : extension revision 1
VK_EXT_swapchain_colorspace            : extension revision 4
VK_KHR_device_group_creation           : extension revision 1
VK_KHR_display                         : extension revision 23
VK_KHR_external_fence_capabilities     : extension revision 1
VK_KHR_external_memory_capabilities    : extension revision 1
VK_KHR_external_semaphore_capabilities : extension revision 1
VK_KHR_get_display_properties2         : extension revision 1
VK_KHR_get_physical_device_properties2 : extension revision 2
VK_KHR_get_surface_capabilities2       : extension revision 1
VK_KHR_portability_enumeration         : extension revision 1
VK_KHR_surface                         : extension revision 25
VK_KHR_surface_protected_capabilities  : extension revision 1
VK_KHR_wayland_surface                 : extension revision 6
VK_LUNARG_direct_driver_loading        : extension revision 1

Instance Layers: count = 1
VK_LAYER_MESA_device_select Linux device selection layer 1.3.211  version 1

	apiVersion         = 1.3.267
	driverVersion      = 23.3.3
	vendorID           = 0x1002
	deviceID           = 0x15bf
	deviceName         = AMD Radeon Graphics (RADV GFX1103_R1)
	driverID           = DRIVER_ID_MESA_RADV
	driverName         = radv
	driverInfo         = Mesa 23.3.3
	conformanceVersion =
	deviceUUID         = 00000000-c800-0000-0000-000000000000
	driverUUID         = 414d442d-4d45-5341-2d44-525600000000
root #vainfo
Trying display: wayland
libva info: VA-API version 1.20.0
libva info: Trying to open /usr/lib64/va/drivers/
libva info: Found init function __vaDriverInit_1_20
libva info: va_openDriver() returns 0
vainfo: VA-API version: 1.20 (libva 2.20.1)
vainfo: Driver version: Mesa Gallium driver 23.3.3 for AMD Radeon Graphics (radeonsi, gfx1103_r1, LLVM 17.0.6, DRM 3.56, 6.7.0-gentoo)
vainfo: Supported profile and entrypoints
      VAProfileH264ConstrainedBaseline:	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileH264ConstrainedBaseline:	VAEntrypointEncSlice
      VAProfileH264Main               :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileH264Main               :	VAEntrypointEncSlice
      VAProfileH264High               :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileH264High               :	VAEntrypointEncSlice
      VAProfileHEVCMain               :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileHEVCMain               :	VAEntrypointEncSlice
      VAProfileHEVCMain10             :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileHEVCMain10             :	VAEntrypointEncSlice
      VAProfileJPEGBaseline           :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileVP9Profile0            :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileVP9Profile2            :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileAV1Profile0            :	VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileAV1Profile0            :	VAEntrypointEncSlice
      VAProfileNone                   :	VAEntrypointVideoProc


Average package installation time:

root #emerge -avq gcc firefox python libreoffice
[ebuild   R   ] sys-devel/gcc-13.2.1_p20231216  USE="(cxx) fortran lto nls openmp pgo (pie) sanitize ssp -ada (-cet) (-custom-cflags) -d -debug -default-stack-clash-protection -default-znow -doc (-fixed-point) -go -graphite -hardened (-ieee-long-double) -jit (-libssp) -modula2 (-multilib) -objc -objc++ -objc-gc (-pch) -systemtap -test -valgrind -vanilla -vtv -zstd" 
[ebuild   R   ] dev-lang/python-3.11.7  USE="bluetooth ensurepip gdbm ncurses pgo readline sqlite ssl -build -debug -examples -libedit -test -tk -valgrind -verify-sig" 
[ebuild   R   ] www-client/firefox-121.0.1  USE="clang dbus gmp-autoupdate hwaccel jumbo-build lto pgo pulseaudio system-av1 system-harfbuzz system-icu system-jpeg system-libevent system-libvpx system-webp telemetry wayland wifi -X -debug -eme-free -geckodriver -hardened -jack -libproxy -openh264 -screencast (-selinux) -sndio -system-png (-system-python-libs) (-valgrind)" L10N="ru -ach -af -an -ar -ast -az -be -bg -bn -br -bs -ca -ca-valencia -cak -cs -cy -da -de -dsb -el -en-CA -en-GB -eo -es-AR -es-CL -es-ES -es-MX -et -eu -fa -ff -fi -fr -fur -fy -ga -gd -gl -gn -gu -he -hi -hr -hsb -hu -hy -ia -id -is -it -ja -ka -kab -kk -km -kn -ko -lij -lt -lv -mk -mr -ms -my -nb -ne -nl -nn -oc -pa -pl -pt-BR -pt-PT -rm -ro -sc -sco -si -sk -sl -son -sq -sr -sv -szl -ta -te -th -tl -tr -trs -uk -ur -uz -vi -xh -zh-CN -zh-TW" 
[ebuild   R   ] app-office/libreoffice-  USE="bluetooth branding cups dbus gtk postgres vulkan -accessibility -base -clang -coinmp -custom-cflags -debug -eds -firebird -googledrive -gstreamer -java -kde -ldap -mariadb -odk -pdfimport -test -valgrind" LIBREOFFICE_EXTENSIONS="-nlpsolver -scripting-beanshell -scripting-javascript -wiki-publisher" PYTHON_SINGLE_TARGET="python3_11 -python3_10 -python3_12"
root #qlop -c gcc firefox python libreoffice
app-office/libreoffice: 26′26″ average for 1 merge
dev-lang/python: 2′49″ average for 2 merges
sys-devel/gcc: 33′51″ average for 1 merge
www-client/firefox: 21′23″ average for 3 merges


Random reboots

In the first revision (v1.0) of the motherboard, a hardware error was made that caused the device to reboot when trying to switch to energy-efficient mode (C6 state). In newer revisions (v1.1) of the motherboard, this problem could be fixed. In revision v3.0 the problem is definitely fixed. A software solution to the problem is to disable ACPI: BIOS:

  1. Advanced>ACPI Settings: Disable “Enable ACPI Auto Config” and set both options below that appear to Disable and Suspend Disable
  2. Advanced> AMD CBS>NBIO Common Options>GFX Configuration: Set iGPU to UMA_Specified. Set UMA Frame Buffer Size to a static size. You choose what you want or what you can afford to give to the GPU for memory. Suggested 2GB or 4GB. (This supposedly helps with keeping both DIMM’s awake).

Periodic loss of I/O devices

Periodic loss of screen and freezing of input/output devices. The cause and solution have not yet been found.

See also

  • AMD — a semiconductor company. AMD is best known for producing CPUs based on x86 intruction set, motherboard chipsets and their own line of GPUs.
  • Ryzen — a multithreaded, high performance processor manufactured by AMD.
  • AMDGPU — the next generation family of open source graphics drivers using the new Display Core (DC) framework for Vega, Raven Ridge and later GPUs. It is however also capable of handling newer AMD/ATI Radeon graphics cards based on GCN1.0+, namely the Southern Islands, Sea Islands, Volcanic Islands, and Arctic Islands chipsets.
  • VDPAU — how to setup the Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix (VDPAU).
  • radeon — a family of open source graphics drivers for older AMD/ATI Radeon graphics cards.