Geekom AS 6 Performance
The AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX is a CPU that we have seen a number of times before.
To be clear, for normal desktop tasks like working with Microsoft Office or using browser-based applications, this is going to be more than enough performance with clock speeds regularly in excess of 4.8GHz. Very few users would perceive a difference between this and a larger desktop for those types of applications.
Python Linux 4.4.2 Kernel Compile Benchmark
This is one of the most requested benchmarks for STH over the past few years. The task was simple, we have a standard configuration file, the Linux 4.4.2 kernel from kernel.org, and make the standard auto-generated configuration utilizing every thread in the system. We are expressing results in terms of compiles per hour to make the results easier to read:
The Geekom AS 6 with the onboard AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX is a very fast solution with eight AMD Ryzen cores.
7-zip Compression Performance
7-zip is a widely used compression/ decompression program that works cross-platform. We started using the program during our early days with Windows testing. It is now part of Linux-Bench.
We have not tested the AMD Ryzen 7 7735H, but we have tested the AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS version and they are very similar CPUs.
OpenSSL is widely used to secure communications between servers. This is an important protocol in many server stacks. We first look at our sign tests:
Here are the verify results:
Performance is not quite where the new Zen4 cores are at, but it is still very good. If you are coming from a 3-4 year old desktop, this is a much faster CPU.
Just for some quick point of comparison, here is the system compared to the Beelink GTR6 that has the same CPU in Geekbench 5:
Performance was very close to other AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX systems we have seen. Even though some of the newer mini PC vendors tout cooling as a major differentiator, Geekom’s ASUS system base performs very well.
Kingston NV2 NVMe SSD Performance
We mentioned this earlier, but the SSD this unit came with is a Kingston SSD, but this is far from the fastest PCIe Gen4 NVMe SSD.
Speeds are OK, but they are far from the maximum speeds on the PCIe Gen4 interface.
Next, let us get to the power consumption and noise.