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GMKtec M3 review | TechRadar

GMKtec M3: 30-second review


CPU: Intel 12th Core i5 12450H, 8C/12T, up to 4.4 GHz
Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics (48 execution units, up to 1.20 GHz)
RAM: DDR4 3200MHz, SO-DIMMxxx2, max 64GB
Storage: M.2 2280 PCIe 3.0, Up to 2TB, supports PCIe 4.0
Rear Ports: USB3.2 (Gen1x1 5Gbps)*3, USB2.0x1, HDMIx2, 2.5G Giga LAN (RJ45)xx1
Front Ports: Type-C (DP/DATA)x1, 3.5mm headphone jackx1
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2
Audio Output: Via HDMI, 3.5mm headphone jack
Camera: Not specified
Size: 106mmx115mmx44mm
OS installed: Windows 11 Pro, supports Linux

The GMKtec M3 mini PC, featuring an Intel 12th Core i5 12450H processor, presents itself as a powerful yet budget-friendly mini PC. Priced at $479 for the 1TB HDD and 32GB RAM configuration, it’s one of the best mini PCs we’ve tested if you’re after great value for both professional and home users. With an 8-core, 12-thread setup and a max turbo frequency of 4.4 GHz, the M3 is well-equipped to handle a range of tasks from Microsoft Office to moderate gaming.

Performance-wise, the GMKtec unit shows solid results. In the Crystal Disk benchmark, it achieves read and write speeds of 3501 MB/s and 3195 MB/s, respectively; this is impressively quick data transfer, and 1TB is decent enough capacity for everyday use. Its GeekBench scores, with 2108 in single-core and 7684 in multi-core tests, demonstrate its capability to handle everyday and multitasking demands with ease. The Compute score of 8805, though not top-of-the-line, is respectable for a mini PC in this price range and will enable video editing and some light gaming.


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