World’s FIRST AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX Mini PC!

So i’m really excited to bring you this  review here of the first ever Ryzen 9 5900
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hx mini pc it’s from MoreFine it’s called the  s 500 plus and of course with that monster apu
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in there it’s a very very powerful mini pc eight  cores 16 threads a maximum turbo of 4.6 gigahertz
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it does have two nvme slots two sodium  slots it can take up to 64 gigabytes of ram
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it has two lan ports on it one is 2.5 gigabit  and we also have Wireless AX which is the AX200
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from intel it will be running windows 10 and just  to point out that this unit here was sent out to
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me from them that’s why i’ve got it so early in  exchange for this video you’re watching here now
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all opinions expressed in this video all 100 my  own nothing is scripted and i’m not being paid for
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this so it comes well packaged up with padding all  around it and there’s two little boxes inside here
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so you can see one already is our power supply  and these are the included accessories we do get
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which is our power cable an hdmi cable and our  power supply so this one’s 120 watts 19 volt
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6.32 amps it has the standard barrel plug  connector so very easy to get a replacement
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for this one here it’s a standard voltage that i  often see used in gaming laptops and other laptops
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and the connector for the power cable is what  i call the mickey mouse cable and you can see
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why because it’s got that mickey mouse looking  head to it so very easy to get a replacement eu
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us uk australia or new zealand style plug and onto  our build and design of this one so the height
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this is just 4.3 centimeters which is very good  by as you can see with almost 15 centimeters so
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about yeah 15 by 15 and only four high so not at  all mini pc at all but it packs a lot of power
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so this top here is plastic and why  is that well they’ve got the antennas
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for the wi-fi six which is an intel ax200  card that is already installed into this one
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so here if we have a look this is on the right  side there is an intake vent right here and then
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on the left that’s our exit vent i can just see  the fins inside there so this is where the hot
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air is going to be blown out of this particular  mini pc now ports there are plenty so this is our
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barrel dc connector for powering this of course  4 usb 2 ports we’ve got hdmi 2.0 displayport 1.4
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gigabit lan and then we have lan which is also  2.5 gigabit lan so very fast there and our
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3.5 millimeter headphone jack with mic support  along the bottom you will find here the intake
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you can just see the fan inside so this is what’s  sucking in fresh air from there and then from the
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side vent and then up the front here we do have a  type c port which is usb 3.2 this supports power
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delivery up to 120 watts two usb 3.2 gen1 ports  and we have a status led with our power button and
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they’ve put the ryzen 9 sticker on this as well so  you know that this is a very powerful mini pc and
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our internals so taking this lid off you can see  that we’ve got a bit of spare space here that is
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because there’s a 2.5 inch drive but this is a  pre-production prototype model really that they
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sent out to me to review and i don’t have that  cable for sata 3 which i believe will be in the
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final version but i’ll have to check with them on  that so nem.2 slot here this is pci 3.0 to sodium
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so it can take speeds of up to 3.2 gigahertz with  ddr4 the wireless antennas are located on the
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lid here they’ve got a gap for them and this as  mentioned before is wi-fi six and they are using
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the ax 200 with bluetooth five so this card can  be pulled out and replaced if you wanted to do so
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if you remove the rubber feet on the bottom  you can then gain access to the other side
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of the motherboard which then gives us access to  the cooler for cleaning it out if you need to get
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some dust out of this after a couple of years of  using it then it won’t be too hard to do just got
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to remove the rear bottom panel and here is our  second mvme drive slot here so this one is pci
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3.0 spec 2. then to cool that mighty ryzen 9  5900 hx there are three thermal copper transfer
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heat pipes in here and a lot of copper around the  bottom and the base so this i hope is going to be
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enough but i’ll let you know just how the thermals  are and the fan noise in this in-depth review
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and looking at our buyers just a quick look  here just to point out that it is completely
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unlocked to us so all of the advanced settings  you can access you can change them there’s lots
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in here that you can mess around with and only  really recommend it for experts because if you
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change something you could end up bricking  the bios and it won’t boot and then you
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need to unplug the battery and it’s a big  hassle to do so so everything’s unlocked
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that is great to see you can also set a resume  power state mode too so when it is powered off
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it will power on automatically when it detects  it so it could be used on a switch or as a server
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onto our performance benchmarks and a few other  things so the ram here that i do have installed
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did work out fine so it’s running at cl22 the  timings now i tried to tweak the timings i also
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tried to increase power limit and dedicate more  graphics memory uh that’s to the vega graphics and
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it wouldn’t let me do it it just kept crashing  so i ended up bricking the bios and had to
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redo everything so i don’t recommend playing  around with that just yet at least at least
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not on this well basically what it’s a prototype  version so dual channel ram of course it does run
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well and we’ve got about 600 megabytes dedicated  to the vega graphics now i wouldn’t worry too
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much about that i know if we dedicated say two  gigabytes or four performance with the minimum
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frames per second average would be up a little  bit but it will actually dynamically adjust and
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use dynamic ram shared ram that is so under device  manager here you will see that our processor is
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listed 16 times which is crazy for the size of  this mini pc that’s because it’s eight cores
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16 threads maximum turbo is 4.6 gigahertz this is  a extremely potent uh apu that we’ve got on this
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one very very good and i get onto the gaming  performance and some benchmarks shortly but
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so the lan ports on here so one is 2.5 gigabits  and that one is real tech and the other just a
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single gigabit also real tech and the wi-fi  six card i’ve seen a lot of these cards now
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performance very good with my wi-fi six router  i can get over gigabit speed so normally i’m
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seeing a throughput of about 1.3 to 1.2 gigabits  per second which is very very good for wireless
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performance now this pc will be supporting windows  11 2 with that now normally go into spreadsheets
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and other things general system performance is  super quick okay demanding video files this is a
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4k61 not a problem for the vega graphics skipping  ahead running this this does not drop any frames
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youtube at 4k 60 no problems no drop frames  140 megabits per second hevc 10 bit smooth
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again not an issue or an absolute monster of a  chip here the ryzen 9 5900 hx so some performance
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benchmarks here that i’ve been running  this is firestrike testing out the
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integrated graphics and okay graphics score yeah  it’s it’s low but for integrated graphics is not
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actually too bad physics score excellent this is  really good very very good here and this is the
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test that you should run on integrated graphics  which is night raid from 3dmark very good cpu
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score and the graphics score here is the highest  i have seen for integrated graphics this is very
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very good that one pc mark 10 with this kind of  score here does show us that it’s very potent and
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yes as mentioned before it just handles everything  with ease very very good there and this is our
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geekbench five score so single core score very  good multi-core score here could be a little bit
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higher but they are running this particular chip  at the default 45 watts for the power limit it
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could go up to 54 watts but they haven’t changed  this probably because of the thermals cinebench so
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this one could be higher for this chip i have seen  higher okay i’ve seen with uh zeus with the strix
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that i had for a little while uh scores of around  13 000 points 11 000 points here is still very
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good considering it is 45 watts now that strix  machine i was looking at gaming laptop had liquid
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metal it also was running 54 watts for the power  limit that’s why i was able to get a much better
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score here but still this is an absolute monster  here for performance excellent really really good
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and the thermals that’s another positive here  so we are peaking at looking at our thermals
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almost 87 degrees and this is in ambient  temperatures here of currently 25 26
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degrees celsius so that is very good because with  the laptops that i’ve seen that are running the
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54 watts i was seeing temperatures  of up to 90s late 90s like 99 97
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and that’s not happening here no thermal  throttling has been triggered either so if i could
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tweak that power limit up to 54 watts you can see  here it’s just pulling 45 watts at 54 would be
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able to get even more performance out of this but  even so the way it is right now really good and if
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i could tweak these ram timings which even though  the bias is completely unlocked it doesn’t seem to
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be taking or at least i’m not having any luck with  it at the moment so the uh tcas here of 22 isn’t
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exactly amazing but this is a standard typical  timing here for an amd powered mini pc or laptop
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at the wall it will be under full load pulling  64 watt and under idle conditions doing nothing
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that is that it’s about 5.8 to 9.8 watts which is  quite good especially when it’s only using around
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six watts that’s basically nothing what about  video editing is it a competent video editor it is
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performance-wise not too bad now i do do some very  long reviews if you’re familiar with my channel i
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can yeah get a little bit long-winded 20 minutes  now this is a 10-minute clip here the playback
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the preview window at a quarter playback is fine  sorry half play back there just fine so there’s
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no noticeable lag and when i play that it’s 30  frames per second it’s handling this just fine
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i’ve noticed that with at least my very basic  edits that i do do with my videos that really
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it is not a problem the performance here from  the vega graphics and of course the eight cores
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isn’t an issue at all but what about the  export time i’ll do the standard test that
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i do and that is the youtube preset okay  that’s going to be one minute of footage
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so this is the default preset they have right  here okay h.264 export and i’ll see how long this
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takes normally one minute of footage with this  particular chipset should be just over a minute
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and here we go so one minute of footage i’m gonna  hit start here on the timer and export there’s
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about a two second one second delay there for me  oh look at this it’s absolutely ripping through
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this that’s very very quick so looking promising  so that’s gonna be well under a minute here
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oh wow wow wow wow this is steaming through  it this is incredibly quick here so there we
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go you can safely say i would think that that’s  about 32 seconds for one minute of the 4k preset
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that for integrated graphics for a mini pc is a  new record here on the channel so this mini pc
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for exporting with adobe premiere pro here blazing  blazing fast another positive of this mini pc
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is the hdmi port can handle 4k 120 hertz i did  this little test where i connected it up to
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my lg cx which is a 4k 120hz oled tv it handles  it just fine but look at the bit depth that is
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8 bit so that’s all we’re going to get out of  it but still i had the super smooth and fluid
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4k 120 hertz desktop which was great on to our fun  part now gaming performance this is the witcher 3
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on the lowest preset 1080p just how will it  run well let’s take a look not bad at all for
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integrated graphics now normally with integrated  graphics i would actually drop down to 720p but
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we’re getting 40 45 frames per second right now  and if you take a look at the top left hand corner
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the gpus of course at 100 well 99 but look at the  clock so 2100 megahertz it’s holding the maximum
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turbo speed the vega graphics that it can  the whole entire time so there’s no strange
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throttling nothing silly’s going on here and the  performance very very respectable for integrated
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vega graphics here so let’s have a look now at  gta 5 which is another yes old title but a good
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title okay so i have the game set here to normal  settings and the distance scaling population
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and those settings they’re set to the middle 1080p  and you can see video memory that it’s using just
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over a gigabyte and it can use a lot more there  so it’s dynamic shared memory use so i wouldn’t
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worry too much about that and just take a look  at the performance that i’m able to get here
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so this is 71 frames per second really good again  for integrated graphics with all this traffic
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around and on medium settings 1080p looking good  i don’t know what that truck was just doing then
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trying to kill me so what happens if i jump  out now we’re gonna see some huge frame dips
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a lot of screen tearing obviously i would turn  on vsync to get rid of that but look at this
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80 frames per second still very very very good
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so completely playable an older title like this at  1080p on integrated graphics in 2021 is fantastic
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and now really demanding  game which is cyberpunk 2077
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this i did not expect 720p lowest  possible setting this is still
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looking better than what you’d find on a  playstation 4 with 30 frames per second
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and a lot of the times it’s actually mid 30s right  here so what i’ll do is just get out of the car
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blast my weapon a few times so it did dip down to  28 frames per second just then oh got hit by a car
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all right still 29 frames per second the  textures didn’t even load in just then
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see the game still has glitches like  that which is incredible i mean i’m
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running pci storage here and it’s still doing that
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you cannot blame the chipset probably because i’m  on the low graphics settings but this performance
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this is incredible for integrated graphics to  have a frame rate like this with vega graphics
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oh i’m a bad shot here i got me
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and finally a quick look at linux so this  is linux mint that i’m running here and
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everything’s working so bluetooth the wireless  card is connected up to my wi-fi six router
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no issues the networking all of it there so that  is great all right i’m just really blown away in
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terms of performance from this now i was expecting  it to be good because it’s got the ryzen 9 it’s
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the 5900 hx it’s the top dog the top mobile  chip but those encoding times there for adobe
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premiere pro wow that’s the fastest i’ve  seen yet on integrated graphics that even
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may be the fastest i’ve seen yet super quick  performance and then the gaming performance
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it’s actually really good come on think about  it this is integrated graphics cyberpunk 2077
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running at 35 frames per second on integrated  graphics that’s really good that is impressive and
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even witcher 3 performance gta 5 performance and  then the synthetic benchmarks so the benchmarks we
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saw there are 3d mark ones really good very  very very good solid scores there cinebench
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is also really good getting 11 000 points  with r23 now if this did have a configurable
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power limit on it so i tried to set a higher power  limit and dedicate more ram to the vega graphics
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i couldn’t every time i set it to that it would  actually just lock up it wouldn’t post so i had
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to reset the bios and start all over again but if  we can get a bias update to allow us to then set
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54 watts then this could even get city bench  scores i believe of around 13 000 or over so it’s
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an absolute monster performance wise so dual lan  on this up to 2.5 gigabit speed great wireless six
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okay the ax 200 car with bluetooth five very good  performance out of that can run three separate
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monitors at 4k 60 we have the display port 4.1 uh  1.4 sorry and hdmi 2.0 would have liked to send
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hdmi 2.1 and we do have power delivery with the  type c port on the front is another positive there
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so this thing is just taking so many boxes compact  small size we can add additional storage so what
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about the pricing then this they say we’ll be  selling four for 32 gigabytes of ram and then one
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terabyte of storage mvme of course it is going to  be 999 us dollars for the top dog top-end mobile
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amd ryzen 9 chip i actually think that’s not a  bad price now if you look at laptops with this
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particular chipset and then they are going to  cost a little bit more but a lot of them will
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have a course in fact i think all of them will  probably have dedicated graphics either the 6800
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m or probably an rtx 3060 or 30 70 30 80 but  they’ll be a lot more expensive of course those
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dedicated graphics options so really impressive  but what about the cons so for me it is really
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the fan noise that when it’s idle and you’re  doing light work it’s not bad at all okay power
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consumption at idle is really good sometimes under  six watts maximum consumptions up to 65 watts and
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when it’s pulling that it gets loud okay it does  get a little bit bothersome it’s loud you hear
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it it’s odd it’s not super annoying noise it is  very similar to a gaming laptop when you’re under
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full load encoding video cinebench benchmarks and  gaming it does get a little loud there so that is
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the con for me but overall this is an impressive  super powerful monster mini pc here for integrated
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graphics it is the best yet i have covered in  the channel thank you so much for watching

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