How to Choose the Right Mini PC in GEEKOM

GEEKOM offers a wide range of mini-PCs, each equipped with different processors to cater to diverse user needs.

This guide aims to help you select the right mini PC by explaining the differences between the available CPUs.

CPUClock SpeedCoresThreadsL2 CacheL3 CachTDP
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-8109UUp to 3.60 GHz244 MB6 MB28 W
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8279UUp to 4.10 GHz484 MB6 MB28 W
11th Gen Intel® Celeron® N50952.90 GHz441.5 MB4 MB15 W
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11390HUp to 5.00 GHz485 MB12 MB35 W
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1260PUp to 4.70 GHz12169 MB18 MB28 W
13th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-13700HUp to 5.00 GHz142011.5 MB24 MB45 W
AMD Ryzen™ 7 6800HUp to 4.7GHz8164MB16MB45W
AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900HXUp to 4.6GHz8164MB16MB45W
AMD Ryzen™ 9 6900HXUp to 4.9GHz8164MB16MB45W
Comparison of basic configurations

As you can see, the CPUs vary in terms of their number of cores, threads, clock speed, and TDP. These factors will determine how well the CPU performs in different tasks.

11th Gen Intel® Celeron® N5095:

The 11th Gen Intel® Celeron® N5095 is the most basic CPU, with just 4 cores and 4 threads. It has a base clock speed of 2.0 GHz and does not support Turbo Boost technology.

However, it is still a capable CPU for essential productivity and web browsing. It also has a lower TDP than the other CPUs, which means it will consume less power and generate less heat.

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8th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-8109U:

This CPU is from Intel’s 8th generation Core series. It is a dual-core processor with a base clock speed of 3.0 GHz and can reach up to 3.6 GHz with Turbo Boost.

It has 4 threads and supports hyper-threading, allowing each core to handle two tasks simultaneously. This CPU is suitable for everyday tasks like web browsing, document editing, and multimedia consumption.

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8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8279U:

Also from Intel’s 8th generation Core series, this is a dual-core processor with a base clock speed of 2.4 GHz, which can turbo boost up to 4.1 GHz. It has 4 threads and supports hyper-threading.

Compared to the i3-8109U, the i5-8279U offers better overall performance and is capable of handling multitasking, light gaming, and more demanding applications.

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11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11390H:

This CPU belongs to Intel’s 11th generation Core series and is a quad-core processor. It has a base clock speed of 3.4 GHz, which can turbo boost up to 5.0 GHz.

With 8 threads and support for hyper-threading, it provides excellent performance for multitasking, content creation, and gaming. This CPU is well-suited for more demanding tasks that require higher processing power.

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12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1260P

The 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1260P has a lower base clock and turbo boost clock than the 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11390H. However, the 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1260P has a newer generation architecture and a smaller manufacturing process, which means it is more efficient and produces less heat.

The 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1260P also has a new feature called Intel® Thread Director, which helps to optimize the allocation of threads to cores. This can lead to improved performance in some tasks, such as video editing.

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13th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-13700H (Coming Soon)

13th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-13700H is the latest and greatest from Intel. It has 14 cores and 20 threads, and it can boost up to 5.3 GHz.

This CPU is the most powerful one on the list, and it is a good choice for anyone who needs the absolute best performance for gaming, content creation, or other demanding workloads.

AMD Ryzen™ 9 6900HX:

This is a top-of-the-line CPU from AMD. It features 8 cores and 16 threads, meaning it can handle demanding tasks and multi-threaded applications with ease.

It has a high clock speed and offers excellent overall performance, making it suitable for tasks such as gaming, content creation, and heavy multitasking.

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AMD Ryzen™ 7 6800H:

This CPU is slightly less powerful compared to the Ryzen 9 6900HX. It also has 8 cores and 16 threads but may have a slightly lower clock speed.

It’s still a capable processor that can handle most tasks, including gaming and content creation, but it might have a slightly lower performance compared to the Ryzen 9 model.

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AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900HX:

This CPU is also a high-performance processor but is a generation older than the other two options. It has 8 cores and 16 threads, similar to the other models, but it might have a slightly lower clock speed and performance compared to the Ryzen 9 6900HX.

It’s still a powerful processor that can handle demanding tasks but might not offer the same level of performance as the newer models.

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Conclusion

As you can see, the CPUs vary greatly in terms of their specifications. In terms of actual use, the performance of these CPUs will vary depending on the specific workload.

However, in general, the more powerful CPUs will be able to handle more demanding workloads. For example, the 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-13700H will be able to handle high-end gaming and content creation much better than the 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8279U.

Ultimately, the best CPU for you will depend on your specific needs and budget. GEEKOM offers a wide range of mini PCs with different CPUs to choose from, so you can find the perfect one for your needs.

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