cHave you ever thought that laptop hardware fits into a very small chassis if we remove the screen? Well, in the review of GEEKOMAS 6 we have proof of it. And is that this mini-PC offers a processor AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX with integrated Radeon graphics to work with great ease or even play if we are not too demanding. Also has 32GB RAMa 1TB M.2 SSD and the Windows 11 Pro operating systemso we just have to plug it in to start using it.
GEEKOM AS 6 Technical Specifications
|Dimensions||120 x 130 x 58mm (length, width, height)
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
8 cores / 16 threads
3.3 – 4.9GHz
|Memory||2 SO-DIMM slots – Max. 32GB
* 32 GB SO-DIMM DDR5 @ 4800 MHz
|Graphics||AMD Radeon 680M (12 cores @ 2,400 MHz)|
|Storage||2 x M.2 2280 PCIe Gen 4×4 SSDs
* 1TB Kingston M.2 PCIe 4.0 SSD
2.5-inch SATA III bay
USB-C 4.0 (DisplayPort 1.4)
2 x USB 3.2 Gen1
TRRS jack (headphones and microphone) Rear:
USB-C 4.0 (TB4, DisplayPort 1.4)
3 x USB 3.2 Gen1
2 x HDMI 2.1
1 x DisplayPort 1.4
1 x RJ-45Side:
Packaging and Accessories
We begin the review of GEEKOMAS 6 in front of its cardboard box, which shows us its desEsports Extrason the front and some labels with the processors that it can equip.
Inside, we find the equipment well protected by a cardboard frame on one side and the well-organized accessories on the other.
In addition to the user manual, we find a 150W (20V / 7.5A) current transformer, a support to make it compatible with VESA systems and place it behind the screen, an HDMI cable and the necessary screws to install a storage unit. additional.
DesEsports Extrasand connectivity of the GEEKOM AS 6
We continue the review of GEEKOMAS 6 once we completely unpacked it and placed it on our work table. We are facing an ultra-compact equipment in a black plastic chassis which specifies some dimensions of only 120 x 130 x 58mm (length, width, height)so it cubes 0.9 liters in their 465 grams of weight.
We find the connectivity of GEEKOMAS 6 distributed between the front and rear sides. In the first, we have a USB-C port which is compatible with USB4 up to 40Gbps and Thunderbolt 3, as well as DisplayPort 1.4 video output. Next to it are a pair of USB 3.2 Gen1 ports and a combined TRRS headphone and microphone jack. We also find the power button on the front, with an LED in the center, and an LED for disk reading.
On the sides it has grilles that allow good airflow thanks to the fan located inside, perfect for keeping system temperatures at bay. In addition, on the left side, it has a connector for kensington lockideal to protect him from friends of foreEsports Extrasthings.
On the back side of the GEEKOMAS 6, we found the rest of the connectivity. On the left we have two HDMI 2.1 and one DisplayPort 1.4 video outputs. On the right, we have another USB-C port equally compatible with USB4 up to 40Gbps and Thunderbolt 3three USB 3.2 Gen1 ports, an RJ-45 connector, and the power connector.
The network section is well focused with a 2.5GbE network card and one Wi-Fi 6E with Bluetooth 5.2so we have two very good options both wired and wireless.
We turn the GEEKOMAS 6 to see how the base has four screwed rubber feet that allow good support on the table. By removing these screws, we can access its interior to see part of its components.
On the one hand, we can see the two SO-DIMM slots for DDR5 memories and an M.2 PCIe 4.0 slot for an SSD unit, all of them factory-occupied as we will detail now.
Meanwhile, on the opposite side, we have another M.2 PCIe 4.0 slot and one 2.5-inch SATA III bay that allow you to easily increase the storage capacity of the system.
GEEKOM AS 6 hardware
We now carry the review of GEEKOMAS 6 to analyze the hardware that gives it life.
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX Processor
First of all, we find the processor AMD Ryzen 9 6900HXa model of high-end laptops that has 8 cores and 16 threads. Their frequencies start from the 3.3GHz and reach the 4.9GHzbeing its TDP of 35W, so its consumption is very restrained.
32GB of DDR5 memory
This is accompanied by 32 GB of 4800 MHz DDR5 RAM, an ideal amount and speed for a team like this. Specifically, it makes use of two Crucial memory modules in SO-DIMM format, which have a CL40 latency.
Integrated AMD Radeon 680M graphics
the processor of the GEEKOMAS 6 has the AMD Radeon 680M integrated graphicswhich are made up of 12 cores at 2,400 MHz.
M.2 PCIe 4.0 SSD Storage
Storage is handled by a 1TB Kingston SSD in M.2 PCIe 4.0 format, so by default we are well served with space for most uses. Its speeds are not the highest, rather in line with version 3.0 of the PCIe protocol, but in practice they are more than enough values and with few differences when increasing them.
Test of performance
The next step in review of GEEKOMAS 6 It goes through connecting it to the electrical current, connecting a monitor, a keyboard and a mouse and turning it on to start analyzing its performance. Of course, before we will have to complete the tedious installation of the operating system Windows 11 Proas well as install the drivers available on the official website of the product.
We have the first litmus test with cinebench 23benchmark that tells us that your processor AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX It is within the upper-middle range for laptops, although obviously far from what desktops offer.
In the same way, x264 benchmark it indicates the performance in video rendering tasks, with similar conclusions.
For his part, the memories offer a performance of around 50 GB / s of reading and writingas expected for a DDR5-4800 laptop.
Focusing on its performance for games, we can see in 3DMark Time Spy as its integrated graph is located at the height of a GTX 1050 Ti laptop, with several generations under his belt. However, we can check in the following table as in games with Full HD resolution it shows its face quite well. Obviously, we will have to play with the filter level at low and take advantage of the FSR 2 technology of those who offer it, but in exchange we easily managed to get close to 60 FPS in most modern titles.
Finally, we must say that the cooling system of the GEEKOMAS 6 it works perfectly. It is able to keep processor temperatures at bay with a average of 75 ºC and maximum of 80 ºCwhile his loudness is around 42 dBcertainly audible, but not annoying.
GEEKOM AS 6 Conclusions
We conclude the review of GEEKOMAS 6 highlighting the power it offers in such a compact format, with just 0.9 liters of volume. This is mostly due to the use of the AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX processor 8 cores and 16 threads, which is combined with integrated graphics AMD Radeon 680M and the 32 GB of 4800 MHz DDR5 RAM. In this way, we have power not only for office and multimedia tasks, but even for play model titles in Full HD with some ease, with filters at low level clear. This is greatly helped by FSR 2 technology that, although it is not as good as DLSS 3, it will do us a great deal to enjoy the games.
Beyond its good performance, we must highlight its connectivity. Offers two USB-C ports compatible with USB4 and Thunderbolt 4 that reach 40 Gbps, as well as five USB 3.2 Gen1 ports. In the same way, he highlights his network connectivity with Wi-Fi 6E and 2.5 GbEas well as the possibility of coloring it behind the screen by having VESA compatibility.
On sale for 769 euros
We can find for sale the GEEKOMAS 6 on its official website with the Ryzen 9 6900HX processor for 769 eurosthe version analyzed in this review, although we offer you a 30 euro discount coupon (HZAS6). It is also available with the Ryzen 7 6800H for 649 eurosan even more interesting option because it only slightly reduces the frequencies of the processor and the GPU.
|+||Very good price/performance ratio|
|+||Ultra compact chassis, only 0.9 liters|
|+||Enough power to play in FHD, with low filters|
|+||Free M.2 slot and 2.5-inch bay|
|+||Very good temperatures and controlled noise|
|+||Two HDMI 2.1 and one DisplayPort 1.4 video outputs|
|+||2 x USB-C 4.0 + 5 x USB 3.2 Gen1|
|+||Wi-Fi 6E + 2.5GbE|
|+||VESA mount compatible|
|+||Windows 11 Pro|
|–||previous generation processor|
from the The Computer Tinkerer we grant him the Gold Award barebones GEEKOMAS 6.