GEEKOM AS 6 AMD Ryzen 6000 mini PC takes on Intel NUC 13 Pro “Arena Canyon” (Sponsored)

GEEKOM AS 6 is an AMD Ryzen 6000 mini PC developed in collaboration with ASUS that aims to provide a cost-effective alternative to the Intel NUC 13 Arena Canyon mini PC powered by an Intel Core i7-1360P Raptor Lake-P hybrid SoC.

The mini PC is equipped with either an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX or Ryzen 7 6800H processor, supports up to 64GB DDR5 memory, three storage options with two NVMe sockets and one 2.5-inch SATA drive bay, and can drive up to four independent displays thanks to two HDMI 2.1 ports, one DisplayPort 1.4 output, and two Thunderbolt 4 / USB4 ports. Networking is the same as on the NUC with 2.5GbE, WiFi 6E, and Bluetooth 5.2.

GEEKOM AS 6 mini PC powered by ASUS

Here’s how GEEKOM AS 6 specifications compare the ones of the Intel NUC 13 Pro “Arena Canyon”.

Intel NUC 13 Pro "Arena Canyon"
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX (8 Cores, 16 Threads, 16MB Cache, 3.3 GHz~ 4.9 GHz)
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H (8 Cores, 16 Threads, 16MB Cache, 3.2 GHz~ 4.7 GHz) cTDP:35W
13th Gen Intel Core i7-1360P (12 Cores, 16 Threads, 18 MB Cache, 3.7 GHz ~ 5.0 GHz)
CPUIntegrated AMD Radeon Graphics 680MIntegrated 96EU Intel Iris Xe
MemoryDual-channel DDR5-4800 SODIMM, up to 64GBDual-channel DDR4-3200 SODIMM, up to 64GB
Storage2x M.2 2280 PCIe Gen 4x4 SSD, up to 2TB
1x 2.5” 7mm SATA HDD, up to 2TB
1x M.2 2280 PCIe Gen 4x4 SSD, up to 2TB
1x 2.5” 7mm SATA HDD, up to 2TB
Display2x HDMI 2.1 ports
1x DisplayPort 1.4
2x Thunderbolt 4/USB4 port
Up to four independent displays
2x HDMI 2.1 ports
2x Thunderbolt 4/USB4 ports
Up to four independent displays
3.5mm audio jack
2.5GbE LAN
Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2
USB5x USB 3.2 Gen1, 2x USB4 Type-C3x USB 3.2 Gen1, 1x USB 2.0 Type-A port, 2x USB4 Type-C
MiscKensington lock slot, padlock ringKensington lock slot
Power Supply20V/7.5A via DC jack19V via DC jack
Dimensions120x120x58 mm 117x112x54 mm
Weight900 grams907 grams

GEEKOM AS 6 Intel NUC 13 Pro Alternative

The performance of the selected AMD Ryzen 9 and Intel Raptor Lake processor is comparable, but the GEEKOM AS 6 mini PC offers a few more features as well as extra accessories. While the Intel NUC 13 Pro only comes with a power adapter and a user guide by default, the GEEKOM AS 6 mini PC also adds a VESA mount, mounting screw packs, and a Quick Start Guide.

The GEEKOM AS 6 is “coming soon”, but we do know pricing will start at $799 to $899  depending on the selected processor once it launches on the GEEKOM store in the next few weeks or months.

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7 Replies to “GEEKOM AS 6 AMD Ryzen 6000 mini PC takes on Intel NUC 13 Pro “Arena Canyon” (Sponsored)”

    1. That’s because it’s a PN53 with a Geekom logo printed on it 🙂

      BTW: my favourite part of the PN53 ‘specs’ you linked to is the ‘Faster and Better DDR5 RAM’ part: so much BS condensed on that little area is both amazing and pathetic at the same time…

  1. I’ve not use their AMD machines but I’ve used the intel versions and they are fabulous machines! I’ve
    Got one that I use has an htpc and it plays 4k movies at 60hz flawlessly.

  2. Why are amd mini PC’s always 2 years behind.the laptop’s that use the same chips? Ryzen 6000 is old news, where are the Zen4 mini PC’s?

    1. Bad take considering that the Ryzen 7040 mobile launch has been delayed until the end of April. A week from now.

      AMD has been making habit of selling older silicon anyways, with Rembrandt 7035-series, and Barcelo-R 7030-series (aka The Refresh of the Cezanne Refresh).

      Since this is Rembrandt with 680M graphics, it’s a big leap from Cezanne in terms of graphics performance. Phoenix is more of an incremental upgrade with the possible exception of the XDNA AI accelerator. Strix Point could be more exciting if the 16-core rumors are true.

      1. Yes the Zen 4 mobile chips are still “coming soon”, but this box is also “coming soon”.
        Whilst we will see laptops with Zen4 end of April, there wont be mini-pcs featuring these chips end of April. More like end of 2024.
        No dispute the 680M is a leap from Cezanne, but that misses my point which is laptops got this big leap a long time ago. Laptops are getting another leap with the RDNA3 780M. AMD mini PCs are always a generation behind. For my personal machine i’m almost tempted to get a laptop and just keep it under the desk like i would a NUC.

        The Asus version of this box was actually not too bad, released only 10 months after Rembrandt was released. But why can Asus have laptops shipping the day the chip is released, but it takes 10 month to get a mini pc out?

        RaptorLake launched about the same time as Zen4 but appears to be no delay seeing RaptorLake NUC minipc?

  3. How is it that a machine with 2 X nvme slots has “up to 2TB storage capacity”? What stops me putting 2 4TB ssds in it. Will that really not work?

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