MINISFORUM Announces Neptune HX99G Mini PC with AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX and Radeon RX 6600M

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MINISFORUM has announced the Neptune HX99G, a new mini PC that features an AMD Ryzen 6900HX mobile processor and Radeon RX 6600M GPU. It is an upgraded version of the HX90G that features a more powerful CPU, including two USB4 ports rather than two DisplayPorts. The price for the barebones unit (no RAM, SSD, and OS) starts at 839 USD, with configurations up to 64 GB RAM and 1 TB SSD also available.

MINISFORUM Neptune HX99G Specifications

ProcessorAMD Ryzen 9 6900HX , 8 Cores/16 Threads
(Total L2 Cache 4MB , Total L3 Cache 16MB , Base Clock 3.3 GHz , up to 4.9 GHz)
GraphicsAMD Radeon™ RX 6600M(GDDR6 8GB)
MemoryDDR5 Dual channel (SODIMM Slots×2)
StorageM.2 2280 PCIe4.0 SSD(up to 2TB)
Storage ExpansionM.2 2280 SSD Slot (Support NGFF SATA or NVMe PCIe4.0 SSD)
Wireless ConnectivityM.2 2230 WIFI Support (Wi-Fi,BlueTooth)
Video Output① HDMI (4K@60Hz) ×2, ② USB4 (8K@60Hz) ×2
Audio OuputHDMI ×2, Headphone Jack ×1
Peripherals InterfaceRJ45  2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Port ×1,
USB3.2 Gen1 Type-A Port ×1(In Front),
USB3.2 Gen2 Type-A Port ×1,
USB3.2 Gen1 Type-A Port ×2,
USB3.2 Gen1 Type-C Port ×1(In Front),
USB4 Port ×2(In Back),
HDMI ×2,
Clear CMOS ×1 ,
Microphone Jack ×1,
Headphone Jack ×1,
PowerDC 19V (Adapter Included)
SystemWindows 11 Pro
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From a MINISFORUM press release:

The Neptune HX99G looks practically identical to the HX90G. Measuring 205 x 203 x 69 mm (8.1″ x 8″ x 2.7″), both models feature 45 watts, 8-cores/16-threads graphics and the same laptop-class discrete GPU. However, it updates the Ryzen 9 5900HX with a faster Ryzen 9 6900HX and replaces the two DP ports with two speedier USB4 ports.

R9 6900HX integrates all eight cores based on the Zen 3+ microarchitecture. It’s clocked at 3.3 (guaranteed base clock) to 4.9 GHz (max boost). Ryzen 6000 brings a slew of technological advancements, like support for USB 4, PCI-E Gen 4, DDR5-4800MT/s, WIFI 6 and Bluetooth 5.2.

The other AMD performance component is the RDNA 2 graphics architecture Radeon RX 6600M (GDDR6 8GB) with a TDP of up to 100 watts. Users can expect to utilize the full performance of this dedicated GPU to handle professional-class photo and video editing as well as content creation. Also, this GPU packs enough firepower to hit 60 frames per second at 1080p (depending on the specific game and settings).

HX99G adopts the same cooling solution as the HX90G. It has 7- heat-pipes (3 for CPU and 4 for GPU) and dual fans inside. The computers use liquid metal on the CPU and GPU and have cases that incorporate carbon fiber. The excellent heat dissipation design enables the HX99G to maintain relatively low noise even under full load.

As for the storage, users can build their own RAM up to 64 GB. Besides the default M.2 2280 PCIe4.0 SSD (up to 2TB) slot, an extra M.2 2280 SSD slot (Support NGFF SATA or NVMe PCIe4.0 SSD) is also provided for expansion.

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