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GMK teases mini PCs with Intel Core Ultra Meteor Lake processors

Meteor Lake introduces a new Core Ultra brand. (Image Source: Weibo)
Meteor Lake introduces a new Core Ultra brand. (Image Source: Weibo)
The upcoming mini PC models from GMKtec are teased with Core Ultra as well as Intel 14th gen CPUs, suggesting that the processor options may include Raptor Lake-HX Refresh dies. Additionally, the Xe-LPG iGPU could prove faster than AMD's Radeon 780M.

The first mini PCs with AMD’s Ryzen Phoenix APUs haven’t even properly hit the market, but it looks like the Chinese mini PC builders are just going with the flow as they prepare to announce models powered by Intel’s Meteor Lake processors. GMKtec, the company that first announced mini PCs with Ryzen 9 7940HS / Ryzen 7 7840HS and also leaked models from Minisforum and Asus is now once again assuming pioneer position with a teaser for its upcoming SFF systems featuring Intel Core Ultra processors.

In the teaser posted on the company’s Weibo account, GMK mentions Intel 14th gen Core together with Core Ultra. As revealed by Intel China, the 14th gen Core products based on the Raptor Lake Refresh dies will include high-end laptop (HX) and desktop (S) processors with the current Core i3/5/7/9 denominators. However, there is also a new branding scheme that includes the Core Ultra CPUs based on the new Meteor Lake-U dies and the Core 5/7/9 processors based on the Raptor Lake-U Refresh. The exact processor models chosen by GMK will be revealed in the official launch announcement coming in the next few weeks.

GMK claims the maximum frequency for the new processors is 6.2 GHz, but this might only be true for the desktop models, which will most likely not be featured in its mini PCs. We could at most see high-end HX laptop processors, but the focus should be the Meteor Lake dies with the improved iGPU, which uses the Xe-LPG architecture derived from the Arc models. Apparently, these new iGPUs come with up to 192 EUs. but this is probably another conflated spec. The iGPU should indeed be twice as fast as the previous Xe integrated graphics solutions, so expected performance is somewhere between a GTX 1650 Ti and an RTX 3050 mobile, which could beat AMD’s Radeon 780M.


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(Image Source: Weibo)
(Image Source: Weibo)


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Bogdan Solca, 2023-07- 4 (Update: 2023-07- 4)