If you are looking for a mini-PC with maximum processing power, stay and see the review of the GEEKOM Mini IT13 equipped with the Intel Core i9-13900H processor. Thanks to this, it offers unparalleled computing, rendering and encoding power in such compact equipment without a dedicated GPU, making it really interesting for those who can get the most out of their processor.
Technical Specifications of the GEEKOM Mini IT13
|GEEKOM Mini IT13|
|Format||Mini desktop PC compatible with VESA mount|
|Dimensions||117 x 112 x 49.2 mm (length, width, height)|
|Processor||Intel Core i9-13900H (20 threads)
6 P cores @ 5.4 GHz + 8 E cores @ 4.1 GHz
24 MB Intel Smart Cache
TDP: 35W – 115W
|Memory||2 DDR4 SO-DIMM slots – Max. 64GB
* 16/32 GB SO-DIMM DDR4 @ 3200 MHz
|Graphics||Intel Iris Xe
96 execution units at 1.5 GHz
|Storage||M.2 NVMe 2280 Slot – SSD
* 1TB/2TB M.2 PCIe 4.0 SSD
M.2 SATA 2242 Slot
SATA bay 2.5 inches
|Networks||Intel 2.5GbE (RJ-45)
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
2 x USB 3.2 Gen2
TRRS Jack (headphones and microphone) Sides:
Rear SD card reader:
2 x USB4 (USB-C 40Gbps, DP)
USB 3.2 Gen2
2 x HDMI 2.0 video outputs
Packaging and Accessories
We begin the review of the GEEKOM Mini IT13 In front of its packaging, a black and light blue cardboard box that shows us few of its specifications on the back. Inside, the equipment is hidden, very well protected by a cardboard frame, leaving the accessories on a second level.
Inside, we find the equipment on the first level, very well protected by a foam frame, and on the second level the well-organized accessory pack.
In addition to the user manual, a VESA 100 bracket, an HDMI cable, some screws and the 120W (19V / 6.32A) current transformer are included.
DesEsports Extrasand connectivity of the GEEKOM Mini IT13
We continue the review of the GEEKOM Mini IT13 after unpacking it and placing it on our work table. Before us we have an ultra-compact device that inherits from its predecessor the gray plastic chassis of only 0.65 liters. And with some dimensions of only 117 x 112 x 49.2 mm (length, width, height) and a weight 465 gramsit is tremendously compact for the features it offers.
On the front, we have a pair of USB 3.2 Gen2 ports up to 10 Gbps and a TRRS jack connector for headphones and microphone, as well as the power button with an indicative LED.
On one of its sides, the GEEKOM Mini IT13 has a practical SD card readerwhile on the opposite we have a connector Kensington lock because we need greater security.
It is on the back side where we find most of the connectivity, and we can also glimpse the cooling system grille. In its connectivity, we must highlight above all the pair of USB4 ports in USB-C format that allow data transfer rates of up to 40 Gbps, also providing DisplayPort video output for 8K @ 30 Hz or 4K @ 60 Hz screen. In the same way, we must highlight the pair of HDMI 2.0 video outputs and both USB 3.2 Gen2 and USB 2.0 added. Nor should we forget the RJ-45 connector that it offers 2.5 GbE connectivity or wireless network card Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 with Bluetooth 5.2.
Removing the top cover of the GEEKOM Mini IT13we can glimpse the cooling system that has compact fans and a small aluminum fin radiator, very similar to what we can find on any laptop.
The base has four rubber feet fixed by screws that also allow access to the interior of the equipment by removing them.
It is on the cover itself where we find a 2.5 inch SATA bay, while on the opposite side is the motherboard PCB. In this we find two SO-DIMM slots for DDR4 memories occupied, an M.2 22110 slot occupied by the SSD and a last M.2 slot in free 2242 format.
GEEKOM Mini IT13 Hardware
We now move on to the review of the GEEKOM Mini IT13 to analyze the hardware that gives it life in sections.
Intel Core i9-13900H processor
First of all, we find the processor Intel Core i9-13900Ha high-end model that has 6 P cores + 8 E cores which, combined, offer a total of 20 threads thanks to the Hyper Threading technology of the first. The high-performance P cores reach a maximum frequency of 5.4 GHz, while the more efficient E cores reach a maximum frequency of 4.1 GHz. In this way, the processor has a TDP of between 35W minimum and 115W maximum.
32GB DDR4 memory
In the analyzed version, the processor is accompanied by 32 GB of DDR4 RAM at 3200 MHz divided into two modules of 16 GB each. While it is true that 3200 MHz may seem few in these times, the differences with higher frequency DDR5 memories are not as high as one would expect, so in order to control its price, it seems like a wise decision.
Integrated Intel Iris Xe Graphics
The graphic section is in charge of integrated graphics card Intel Iris Xe. This is made up of 96 execution units at 1.5 GHz of which we will later see their performance.
M.2 PCIe 4.0 SSD Storage
For data storage, the GEEKOM Mini IT13 count with one 2TB Lexar SSD in M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4 format which offers good performance, although not maximum for its interface.
Test of performance
It’s the turn now in the review of the GEEKOM Mini IT13 to analyze the performance it can offer us. To do this, we only need to connect the equipment to the electrical network, connect the peripherals and finish the installation of the Windows 11 Pro operating system, somewhat tedious, but very simple.
We have carried out a battery of tests on the GEEKOM Mini IT13 checking how its processor offers sensational performance for office and multimedia tasks, even to do certain professional graphic desEsports Extrasor video editing tasks without any problems. It is true that their integrated Iris Xe graphics They are not suitable for playing modern titles with minimal graphic quality, but if we want to replay classic titles or a very undemanding game, we can do it without problems.
A very important aspect to take into account is the temperature and noise of the equipment. The compact cooling system of the GEEKOM Mini IT13 It behaves perfectly in both aspects, since the temperatures of the processor and its integrated graphics do not exceed 85 ºC at any time, with a noise level of 41 dB that, although audible, is not at all annoying.
Conclusions of the GEEKOM Mini IT13
We conclude the review of the GEEKOM Mini IT13 with the clear idea that we are facing a very compact device that offers sensational performance for those who only look for it in the processor. He Intel Core i9-13900H processor It combines 6 Performance cores and 8 Efficent cores to provide 20 processing threads that allow it to offer great performance even for graphic or video editing with good results. However, we are limited by their Integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics which are quite simple, but sufficient to play classic titles or more modern, very undemanding games.
On the other hand, we must highlight its excellent connectivity with dthe USB4 ports and four USB 3.2 Gen2 portsas well as for its cNetwork connections with 2.5 GbE and Wi-Fi 6E.
We can find for sale the GEEKOM Mini IT13 on its official website 789 euros for the version analyzed here with the i9-13900H processor, 32 GB of RAM and 2 TB of SSD. But in addition, it is available with i7 processors and a smaller amount of memory, as well as with an i5 processor, 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of SSD for 549 euros. Choosing between these models may depend more on memory needs than power, since all of them are quite reliable for use.
|+||Very well finished compact design, with only 0.6 volume|
|+||i9-13900H processor very capable in desEsports Extrastasks|
|+||2 USB4 ports and 4 USB 3.2 Gen2 ports|
|+||Free M.2 slot and 2.5” bay to expand storage|
|+||Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 + Intel 2.5 GbE Networks|
|+||Very controlled temperatures and sound|
|+||VESA mount to place it behind the monitor|
|+||Windows 11 Pro|
|–||High price for its performance|
Since The Computer Bug we grant you the Gold Award to the mini-PC GEEKOM Mini IT13.