Geekom AS6 Internal Hardware Overview
Opening the bottom cover exposes far more than a simple motherboard. Instead, we get a ribbon cable connecting the top and bottom PCBs for this system.
The top in these photos (the bottom cover side) is mostly an I/O expansion board while the bottom (top when the system is on a desk) is the main motherboard.
One can see that there is a M.2 slot under the ribbon cable of this expansion board.
The bottom I/O expansion cover has other features like 2.5″ 7mm SSD expansion.
One other interesting feature is the DisplayPort that comes on this system. The two HDMI ports are part of the main motherboard. The DisplayPort is on the I/O module.
We can pull this out and see the expansion board with the DisplayPort. ASUS has configurable models much like we see in our Project TinyMiniMicro series. Geekom is using the DisplayPort optional module.
As a funny aside, the woman next to me on the plane while editing this thought the above photo was a robot head with the HDMI ports being the eyes and the DisplayPort being the mouth.
The main motherboard has the CPU but also some of the base functionality.
That includes two DDR5 slots. Here we get two Crucial DDR5-4800 16GB SODIMMs. That provides a total of 32GB of memory.
The M.2 SSD installed is the Kingston NV2. This is a 1TB NVMe SSD. It would have been nice to see a 2TB drive given the falling prices of SSDs, but that would have also driven up the overall system costs.
We also get a WiFi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 card for wireless needs.
Next, let us get to the performance.