Innovation at its finest

by on May.27, 2023, under Ultimate Edition

New toy? I don’t typically talk about products I buy & I do buy a bunch of them. This product is so good I have bought 2 of them and I am considering buying not just a third one, but a fourth one. I will be forthcoming, it is not cheap. What is it?

Minisforum HX99G

That is a Miniforums HX99G if you want to build your own or Amazon (no I am not a sponsor). I have shut down the ThreadRipper Pro. What? Hear me out, the ThreadRipper Pro has a 1,300 Watt PSU (Power Supply Unit). Like running a microwave 24/7. Power Hog. This little Mini PC uses Laptop parts and overvolts them in innovative design. AMD is meticulous to watch temps & throttle the chip. Well, this unit has liquid metal cooling, so does not overheat and is whisper silent.

My QNAP NAS (Network Attached Storage) is much louder, lacks the CPU to even move files at 20 Gigabit and I hate it. I have lost 70 Terabytes 3 times! Raid 5 – 9 Drives 5 X 14TB (51TB usable) and 4 X 2TB SSDs for cache, every time the firmware updates I am reformating / re-loading it. I may buy the fourth one to build an NVME-based NAS. It does have dual USB 4 ports capable of 40 Gigabits per second each (more on that later). What is the third one for? I am getting ahead of myself. I bought the first one for the Wifey & told her if you do not want it I would pay for it and would be mine. She loved it and has been paying me back. Damn, buy another one for you. That is the current situation.

What makes it so special TheeMahn? I am not going to recreate the wheel, it has been reviewed multiple times. It is a nasty tiny unit. I do want to take the time to point out it does have an APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Integrated Graphics if you will on the CPU, however, I turned that off in the BIOS, why? Because it also has a discrete GPU (Graphical Processing Unit) aka Dedicated Graphics. Slow, I do not think so. Almost as soon as it arrived here I did buy 2 X 4TB NVME’s for it and upgraded it which was a breeze. Re-installed Windows 11, which was a pain in the ass with no internet. Windows 11 did not know what 2.5 Gigabit networking was or Wireless 6E was, which sucked.

Ultimate Edition Arch to the rescue. Picked everything up just fine, and used it to download drivers for Windows 11. Dual boot welcome aboard. Installed flawlessly.

I have played the game Starfield on it with Ultra settings at 4K with AMD FSR 2.0 and is buttery smooth. I really think most people are underestimating this MiniPC.

Current Issues? I did say I would open your eyes to 40 Gigabit. My entire house has 80 Gigabit Fiber Fiber Optics aka SFP+. They do make a converter USB 4 to SFP+, a single 10 Gigabit converter is $399.00, $900.00 for dual 10 Gigabit. USB 4 is a 40 Gigabit port, which should be spit, it is an emerging technology.

Just because it is a “Mini PC” does that mean I can not access 100TB of data? Nasup to the rescue. Space is the final frontier. Screw with me again FaceBook. I will be your nemesis. I highly suggest putting me on your “Do not fuck with this guy list”. Do you know how much traffic I see daily as an Operating System Architect? I will fuck you up, don’t do it again. I was nice enough to warn you.

I will let you know this too, there is no way to block any post I make here. I own multiple websites. Think before you react. One thing you do not want is for me to be mad. Did you know where I currently work, I was accused 7 times of dropping a 4.48B company, I quit that shit a long time ago. Idle threat? Very capable, I move forward in life positively. I have well over a 1/4 of a Million users, I have no control over what they do. Every one of those is high-end users. I can not stress that enough.

Please do not be deceived:

Processor: AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX with Radeon Graphics resonating at 4933 Mhz (BogoMips: 6590.71)
64 Bit O/S detected.
16 CPU core(s) Detected.
Update interval set: 0 seconds
Memory: 65,620,604,000 bytes (62Gi)

Yes, I did upgrade the RAM too and dropped in 2 X 32 GB DDR5 5600 sticks – Kingston Fury easy peasy. Very beneficial to an APU. I wanted the RAM space, not the video performance. AMD now has them coming out with a faster APU & RAM. Intel may be in deep shit. Those are Laptop parts (the bottom of the stack). If a tiny PC dropped my ThreadRipper Pro offline, can you imagine what is at the top of the stack? I mean at the server level. That is why I am an AMD man. After running it for a month, the first thing I saw was my electric bill cut in half. I still have the ThreadRipper Pro if I need it I will use it.

Deception? I did bring that up, right? Surely a 780M is faster than the 680M in my mini PC, right? It sure is. How about the 6800M discrete graphics card? That is why it is “Special”, sure I will pay extra. Emerging technologies are slower than what I have. Do your due diligence and research before you buy anything. If I opened just one person’s eyes. I did my job. I planted a seed. At the same token, I can promise you RAM speed is not going to slow down, with APU traumatic effects will transpire.

You will probably not believe what I am going to tell you. AMD has stackable chips as well as I/O. I am not going to give you a link, I did read it today. Until it is set in stone. Infinite. If true Nvidia spread your cheeks too. This is different than X3D, I mean stacking chips physically. So like 2 X 7800X3D on top of each other. 1,000 of them if you want to. They have to be the same. Am I letting the cat out of the bag? I can not confirm it yet. If true they will have no competition period.


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