Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Intel 1st Gen Meteor Lake & 14th Gen Raptor Lake: Exciting Mini PC Offerings Coming Soon

GMKtec, in collaboration with Intel China, has announced its plans to introduce a new lineup of Mini PCs powered by the upcoming Intel 1st Gen Meteor Lake & 14th Gen Raptor Lake CPUs later this year. GMKtec gained recognition for being the first PC vendor to launch a Mini PC featuring the AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS “Phoenix” APU, known as the NucBox K4, which is currently available for $519 US.

GMKtec will offer a variety of Mini PCs based on both the Intel CPU lineups. However, the company’s primary focus will be on the 1st Gen Meteor Lake CPU family, which will be branded under the new “Core Ultra” series. The Core Ultra lineup will include SKUs such as Core 5 Ultra, Core 7 Ultra, and Core 9 Ultra. With a disaggregated and hybrid design, the Meteor Lake CPUs are expected to provide a significant performance boost compared to existing Raptor Lake and Alder Lake chips.

In addition to the Meteor Lake series, GMKtec will also offer Mini PCs featuring the 14th Gen Raptor Lake Refresh CPUs. These variants will primarily offer increased clock speeds and slightly higher power consumption. It’s worth noting that there are also 1st Gen “Core” series chips branded under the Raptor Lake Refresh lineup, but they are not part of the 14th Gen family. The 14th Gen Raptor Lake Refresh CPUs specifically encompass desktop and high-end “HX” SKUs designed for laptops.

Furthermore, GMKtec has revealed that their Mini PCs will come equipped with integrated graphics equivalent to the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti, and some models will even feature up to an RTX 3050 (35W) GPU. Powered by Intel Xe-LPG graphics, which incorporate Alchemist GPUs, the Mini PCs are expected to deliver impressive integrated GPU performance. Current estimates indicate that the Xe-LPG iGPU will compete with chips like the RTX 2050 and RTX 3050, boasting enhanced features such as XeSS support, improved ray tracing capabilities, and even AV1 support.

Enthusiasts can look forward to the launch of the first Mini PCs featuring Intel’s Meteor Lake and Raptor Lake Refresh CPUs later this year. With their powerful performance and advanced integrated graphics, these Mini PCs are set to offer a compelling computing experience for a wide range of users.

Agarapu Ramesh was founder of the Govindhtech and Computer Hardware enthusiast. He interested in writing Technews articles. Working as an Editor of Govindhtech for one Year and previously working as a Computer Assembling Technician in G Traders from 2018 in India. His Education Qualification MSc.



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