Unboxing Beelink GTR6 AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX Mini PC – The release of the Beast
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Meet Beelink GTR6 Mini PC
Would you like to get a great compact gaming mini-PC, which, due to its size, will significantly save space on the desktop, and it also has very good features? Beelink took care of this request by launching a new model called GTR6 Mini PC. Beelink GTR6 is equipped with AMD Ryzen R9 6900HX Processor, which is 8-core, 16-thread processor @ 4.9GHz. Moreover, the GPU was powerful Radeon 680M (RDNA 2) with frequency up to 2.4GHz. The mini PC can install two M.2 SSDs: 1 M.2 NVMe SSD and one M.2 SATA III SSD. It features four HDMI video ports with 8K 60Hz support. For the 32GB+500GB version, it’s Crucial DDR5 4800Mhz Dual channel memory Plus Kingston PCIe4.0 SSD (read speed up to 7000MB/s). One of the great difficulty in mini computer is the heat dissipation technology, however, this GTR6 adopts patent cooling technology for better thermals.
The various ports and inputs are located across the front and back of the GTR6’s housing. At the left of the front panel, you’ll see the large red power button. Next to it is a fairly big indicator light that lets you know the computer’s status. It shines green when the system is fully powered on. In sleep mode, it flashes bright white. This is useful if you want to know your status at a glance, but it can get annoying. A bright flashing light isn’t exactly conducive to sleep. To the right of the power indicator is a pair of USB ports. The one on the left is a USB 3.0 port, and has a blue inner tab. This tab makes it easy to know which way to orient your plug when you’re plugging things in. Next in line is a USB Type-C port, followed by a 3.5mm aux port for your headphones.
On the back, at the left, is a round DC port for plugging in the power supply. It accepts a barrel-style input, and an AC power adapter is included in the kit. To its right, there’s an Ethernet port. This port is insanely fast, with 2.5Gbps of bandwidth. That’s 2 ½ times the bandwidth of a standard Gigabit Ethernet port. To the right of the Ethernet port is a set of four HDMI ports. This gives you the impressive ability to connect up to four displays simultaneously. Next, you’ll find two more USB 3.0 ports with blue tabs, stacked one on top of the other. After that is a pair of USB 2.0 ports, with ordinary black tabs.
In addition to wired connections, the GTR6 also has a couple of useful wireless options. To begin with, it can connect to your router via triple-band WiFi 6. The WiFi connection is very fast, and capable of transmitting and receiving data at 1.2Gbps. Finally, you can connect accessories via Bluetooth 5.2. This is an upgraded version of the Bluetooth protocol that offers very low latency. It also has a higher bandwidth, as well as a much more stable connection than previous Bluetooth versions.
The Beelink GTR6 Ryzen 9 6900HX Beast Mini PC lives up to its name. It’s truly a beast of a machine – at least in terms of power. The 3.3GHz octo-core processor is as fast as they come, and the integrated graphics aren’t half bad. The SSD drive offers blazing fast read and write speeds, and you get an absurd amount of RAM. In terms of size, the GTR6 is far more modest. It’s small enough to place just about anywhere, and the VESA mount makes positioning a breeze.
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, the ultimate performance processor
Beelink GTR6 Ryzen 9 6900HX 8 cores/ 16 threads based on the Zen 3+ microarchitecture. GTR6 6900HX supports PCIe Gen 4, DDR5-4800Mhz, Triple Brands WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, and AV1 decoding. No TDP lock and NO multiple frequency Lock & Dual fan cooling reduces CPU core temperature and internal accessories. A big novelty is the integrated GPU Radeon 680M, that is now based on the RDNA2 architecture and offers 12 CUs at up to 2.4 GHz. It should be the fastest iGPU of all at the time of announcement. This Ryzen 9 has a 45 W default TDP (also known as the long-term power limit). It is built with Intel’s 6 nm process, making for great energy efficiency.
AMD Radeon 680M, AAA Gaming Mini PC
AMD Radeon 680M is the integrated GPU (codenamed Rembrandt) for the Ryzen 6000 series of mobile computers. 680M iGPU is based on the RDNA 2 architecture and features 12 CUs (= 768 shaders) up to 2,400 MHz. AMD Radeon 680M is also the first integrated graphics card to support hardware ray tracing. Thanks to the modern 6nm process and clever power-saving features, the power consumption is comparatively low. The Radeon 680M is faster than a dedicated Nvidia GeForce MX450 and best suited for 1080p gaming.
RDNA 2 architecture
The AMD RDNA™ architecture is designed for the next generation of efficient high-performance gaming. It’s the DNA that powers your games, the DNA that brings your games to life, the DNA that keeps evolving. AMD RDNA™ is built from the ground up to deliver incredible performance, efficiency, and features to all gamers across a wide range of hardware. Gamers can experience AMD RDNA™ across desktop, laptop, console, mobile and the cloud. The AMD RDNA™ 2 architecture features enhanced compute units with 1st generation Raytracing accelerators, a new visual pipeline, and 1st generation AMD Infinity Cache™ technology, enabling high resolution gaming performance with vivid visuals. Infinity Cache is a “massive bandwidth amplifier”, this means the cache can be seen by the entire graphics core, allowing it to access data instantaneously and allowing for faster rendering during gameplay.
Crucial 32GB Dual-Channel DDR5 4800MHz
The GTR6 equipped 32GB (16GBx2) Dual-Channel DDR5 4800Mhz RAM. Crucial DDR5 Desktop Memory can empower your computer to transfer 50% more data than DDR at launch, resulting in faster load times, file transfers, downloads, refresh rates and less lag time. Due to higher bus efficiency, DDR5 technology is not just faster than the previous generation, it’s better. Even more impressive, Crucial DDR5 is optimized for enhanced performance and multitasking, not just during testing, but in real-world conditions. Opening more browser tabs and switching between apps now feels more responsive than ever. Crucial DDR5 takes an extreme step forward in engineering over the previous generation with two independent 32-bit channels per module for optimized performance. Designed with on-die ECC (ODECC) at the component level for long-term stability, Crucial DDR5 is engineered to maintain the same reliability as the previous generation, even with the rigorous demands of next-gen computing. For improved efficiency and stability, Crucial DDR5 introduces on-module voltage regulation with a power management integrated circuit (PMIC), which was on the motherboard with older memory technologies. This results in improved signaling and cleaner power for the modules (DIMMs). Moreover, DDR5’s on-module operating voltage is only 1.1V compared to DDR4’s 1.2V.
Kingston KC3000 PCIe 4.0 Nvme SSD
GTR6 has two M.2 2280 SSD slots, one M.2 SSD slot is PCIe 4.0 4X bus, supports Nvme SSD protocol, speed up to 7000M/S, the other is M.2 SSD slot is SATA3, maximum speed is 600M/S, can be flexible to choose with SSD, each SSD slot supports up to 2TB expansion. Kingston KC3000 PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD delivers next-level performance using the latest Gen 4×4 NVMe controller and 3D TLC NAND. Upgrade the storage and reliability of your system to keep up with demanding workloads and experience better performance with software applications such as 3D rendering and 4K+ content creation. With formidable speeds up to 7,000MB/s1 read/write, it ensures improved workflow in high-performance desktop and laptop PCs making it ideal for power users who require the fastest speeds on the market. The compact M.2 2280 design fits seamlessly into motherboards and gives greater flexibility where high-power users appreciate responsiveness and superior loading times. Low profile graphene aluminum heat spreader for exceptional thermal dissipation keeps your drive cool with maximum performance.
Four-screen dissimilar display supports up to 8K 60Hz
Since 2019, the TV industry has taken the lead in paving the way for the latest HDMI 2.1, which is already standard on 8K Ultra HD TVs, with flagship 4K TVs also heavily featuring HDMI 2.1 ports, and we’ve integrated up to four HDMI 2.1 ports on the latest GTR6. The AMD Radeon™ 680M can meet all your display needs, including support for connecting up to four 60Hz 8K displays, increasing your productivity with multiple displays for a variety of uses such as stock trading, e-commerce sales, design rendering, and more.
Triple Brands WiFi 6E
Wi-Fi 6E extends the capacity, efficiency, coverage, and performance benefits of Wi-Fi 6 into the 6-GHz band. Wi-Fi 6E devices deliver greater network performance and support more Wi-Fi users at once, even in very dense and congested environments. Most of the benefits of WiFi 6E have to do with the fact that the 6GHz wireless band WiFi 6E offers is new and much larger than existing 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. The 6GHz band is also exclusive to WiFi 6E devices. An empty band with a very large spectrum capacity means WiFi 6E devices can take full advantage of the available bandwidth, and don’t have to compete with traffic from other devices or networks. The 6GHz band is essentially an optimized network where WiFi 6E devices can transmit data faster than ever. Now you can stream and game on your next-generation devices in 4K and 8K. As gaming, teleconferencing, and streaming technology advances, so does the need for wireless networks that can support these activities and devices. There are more devices than ever with large bandwidth needs, and WiFi 6E is designed to support the next generation of wireless technology. WiFi speed tested up to 823 Mbps.
Bluetooth 5 provides an increased transfer rate of 50 Mb/s. It also extended the connection range up to 240m. What’s more, the 5.2 version also comes with Low Complexity Communication Codec (LC3). This new codec transfers audio data at lower bitrates without sacrificing audio quality. Other notable improvements include: less power consumption, increased message capacity, backward compatibility with Bluetooth 4 versions, dual audio feature that allows you to connect to two different devices at the same time & addition of Slot Availability Mask (SAM), which further lessens interference with LTE.
HDMI 2.1 has the capability to double-down on what HDMI 2.0 can manage. HDMI 2.1 standard connections can easily outstrip the 4K limit, sending a maximum of 10K content at 120fps down the pipe. HDMI 2.1 supports Dynamic HDR at 4K/120fps and 8K/60fps. This allows the television to adjust its picture based on frame-by-frame information in the manner of Dolby Vision and HDR10+. Since dark landscapes might have different contrast requirements to that of brighter scenes, the ability to make instant adjustments allows your movies and TV shows look their best. The new standard has a few more improvements, too – it can, for instance, reduce the amount of time it takes to go from blank screen to content, thanks to a feature called QMS (Quick Media Switching). And for game consoles and virtual reality headsets, HDMI 2.1’s VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) and QFT (Quick Frame Transport) features should result in a smoother, more responsive experience. Finally, HDMI 2.1 also supports eARC – an update to the ARC (Audio Return Channel) connection that will let you send DTS:X and Dolby Atmos soundtracks from your TV to your audio system in the highest possible quality, adding a higher degree of quality to an already very convenient feature.
PCM phase-change CPU silicone grease
The CPU thermal grease of Beelink products is made of PCM phase-change silicone grease. Due to the characteristics of phase-change materials, it is solid when it is lower than the phase-change temperature (45°C), and it will soften again when it is higher than the phase-change temperature. The temperature is lower than 45° and the silicone grease is in a solid state, which is a normal phenomenon and will soften again after heating. It is a high-reliability thermal conductivity material currently used on mobile cores, with a longer service life (3-5 years), and more excellent thermal conductivity. If you disassemble the heat sink and see that the thermal grease is solid, don’t think that the thermal grease has burned out. In fact, we are using phase change material silicone grease.
Beelink GTR6 PC BIOS
The American Megatrends BIOS of Beelink GTR6 Mini PC is very rich in features and options, with many items enabled. There are 6 tabs in settings, with douzins of options each: Main, Advanced, Chipset, Security, Boot, Save & Exit.
I have made a BIOS back-up, you can download it from here. I advise everyone to make a copy of a working BIOS, if possible, before doing BIOS experiments. To do that you can simple use the provided Aptio AfuWin64 software. If you disabled USB in the BIOS, or if you did another mess in device BIOS, only overwriting NVRAM can reset BIOS settings. In this way, there is no need to open the case, to teardown the device to be able to reset the CMOS. All the actions are made from Windows environment, so your Mini PC has to be able to boot into Windows. All the following actions that are you will do next are entirely at your own risk.
Archive name: GTR6 BIOS Backup
Archive size: 8.89 MB
Archive content: BIOS back-up file & AfuWin64
Bios file: GTR6 BIOS Backup.rom
BIOS Vendor: American Megatrends
Core version: 05.24
BIOS version: GTR6_P5C4V16 / GTR6P5C4V16
BIOS Chip Name: Winbond 25X/Q Series
Beelink GTR6 Mini PC Drivers
Beelink GTR6 Mini PC came with Windows 11 Pro 22H2 64-bit edition version Build 22621.963. This version was activated and everything was just ok. All the drivers were correctly installed. Installed drivers for: Audio inputs and outputs, Bluetooth, Computer, Disk drives, Display adapters, Firmware, Human Interface Devices, IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers, Keyboards, Mice and other pointing devices, Monitors, Network adapters, Print queues, Processors, SD host adapters, Security devices, Sound, video and game controllers, Storage controllers, System devices and Universal Serial Bus controllers. I extracted with DoubleDriver the drivers for Windows 11 Pro 22H2 64-bit edition version Build 22621.963, you can download the archive from here. Use the provided Double Driver application (as Admin) to simply restore the missing drivers from your collection, just locate the extracted folder. You can download drivers for GTR6900 Suitable for SN ending with -V11 or -AZ from here, graphic driver from here and fingerprint driver from here.
Device name: GTR6
Processor: AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
Graphics: AMD Radeon 680M Graphics
Audio: AMD High Definition Audio, AMD Streaming Audio Device, High Definition Audio Device
Bluetooth: Intel® Wireless Bluetooth®
Installed RAM: 32.0 GB (28.8 GB usable)
Storage: 500GB SSD
System type: 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor
Pen and touch: No pen or touch input is available for this display
Edition: Windows 11 Pro
Installed on: 12/3/2022
OS build: 22621.963
Beelink GTR6 Mini PC Ports
1 x Power On / Off button
1 x CMOS reset button
1 x DC in port
1 x USB Type-C port
3 x USB 3.2 Gen2 port
3 x USB 2.0 port
1 x RJ45 1000M Gigabit LAN port
4 x HDMI 2.1 port
1 x Headphone Audio Jack
1 x LED light
1 x SATA 2.5 HDD (internal – Support expanded up to 2TB 2.5” HDD)
1 x VESA support
Beelink GTR Mini PC Specs
CPU: AMD Ryzen™ 9 6900HX (8 cores,16 Threads, Base Clock 3.3GHz, Max Boost Clock Up to 4.9GHz)
GPU: AMD Radeon™ 680M Graphics (12 cores,Frequency 2400 MHz,GPU Max Memory 2GB)
Memory: 32 GB SO-DIMM Crucial Dual-channel DDR5 4800Mhz (Max expand to 64GB)
Storage: 500 GB M.2 2280 PCle 4.0 Nvme SSD，Speed fast to 7000MB/s (Max up to 2TB)
WiFi: Triple Brands WiFi 6E (1.2Gbps)
LAN: 1000 Mbps Gigabit ethernet
4 HDMI ports support Quad Screens 8K Display@60hz
System: Windows 11 Pro 64bit activated. Ubuntu compatible.
Power Input: Input: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz
Power Output: 19V / 6.32A
Adapter: 19V-2A 120.08W Certification + Input: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz
Cooling system: Patented Dual fan Designed System cooling technology
Work/Storage Environment: -10°C–45°C，30%–85% Humidity/-20°C–60°C，10%–90% Humidity
Additional function: RTC / Wake on LAN / Auto Power on (BIOS settings)
Dimension: 168 x 120 x 43mm / 6.61 x 4.72 x1.69 inch
1 x Beelink GTR6 Mini PC
1 x Power Adapter model HKA12019063-6B
1 x Wall mounted bracket
1 x Long HDMI cable (80 cm)
1 x Short HDMI cable (20 cm)
1 x Multi-language User Manual (Basic Operation & After Service – EN / DE / ES / IT / FR / RU / JP)
1 x 2.5-inch SATA cable adapter (internal)
10 x Screw
About Beelink. Beelink was established in 2014 in Shenzhen, China Futian, specializing in home entertainment equipment (DONGLE, BOX, remote control, game consoles, home cloud, one machine, MINI PC) product definition,development, production and sales. Our company own brand as “Beelink”. R & D The company has more than 20 front-line researchers, from the hardware circuitry, wiring, commissioning. into the upper layer driver and software application functionality implemented. BeeLink Brand philosophy: through management innovation, technological innovation and market innovation, and worldwide partners and customers to establish long-term stable cooperative relations, Andrews micro and you win the future.
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