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The Best Gaming Mini PC for 2024 TGA Nominated Games

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With The Game Awards 2023 nominees featuring stunning titles like Baldur’s Gate 3, Alan Wake 2, and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom , gamers need a PC that can keep up with their immersive graphics and demanding gameplay. The GEEKOM Mini PC nails the sweet spot for performance, price, and portability – making it the perfect mini gaming PC to run this year’s top games flawlessly.

Here are some top factors to consider based on their performance, features, and compatibility with demanding games:

Performance: Prioritize CPU and GPU power based on the specific games you want to play. For TGA-nominated titles, aim for high-end options like RTX 3070 or RX 680M graphics.

Budget: Mini PCs can range from affordable to premium. Set a budget and prioritize features within your range.

RAM and Storage: 16GB RAM is a good minimum for gaming, and 32GB is ideal for multitasking and futureproofing. 512GB SSD is recommended for faster loading times and responsiveness.

Ports and Connectivity: Ensure you have enough USB ports, HDMI outputs, and other connections for your peripherals and displays. Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 are also desirable for seamless wireless connectivity.

GEEKOM Mini IT13 – Dominating Performance for Esports and AAA Gaming

If you’re looking for a mini gaming PC that delivers uncompromising speed for both competitive Esports and demanding AAA titles, the GEEKOM Mini IT13 is unmatched. It leverages Intel’s latest 13th Gen Core i9-13900H or i7-13700H processors based on the Raptor Lake architecture, annihilating gaming workloads.

These CPUs pack up to 24 cores and 32 threads, with boost clocks reaching a blazing 5.4GHz. Paired with speedy Dual-channel DDR4-3200 SODIMM and PCIe Gen 4.0 support, they chew through game physics, AI calculations, texture loading, and visualization effects with ease. You’ll achieve buttery smooth 120+ fps gameplay in max settings whether you’re battling 99 other players in Volarant, Fortnite or exploring richly detailed open worlds like Hogwarts Legacy.

The Mini IT13 also features Intel Iris Xe integrated graphics. While casual gamers can get by on Xe graphics, more hardcore players can install a dedicated RTX 3080 Ti or Radeon RX 7900 XTX graphics card to enable intense ray tracing and spatial upscaling. Whichever route you choose, Esports competitors and single player gamers alike will appreciate the Mini IT13’s sheer speed and visual capabilities.

Extensive I/O like dual HDMI 2.0, USB4 ports on this mini PC also make hooking up your gaming monitors, VR headset, controllers, and other peripherals effortless. And latest generation wireless connectivity through Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 ensures smooth online multiplayer with no annoying lag spikes.

With all this top-notch hardware packed into a compact mini PC chassis and backed by GEEKOM’s cooling expertise, the Mini IT13 clearly leads for uncompromising gaming velocity on par with the beefiest full-sized rigs. It leaves no doubt as the best performing option for competing, streaming or playing any 2023 AAA blockbuster at the highest possible framerates and visual fidelity.

The Featured Games Recommendation

  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of The Kingdom
  • Final Fantasy
  • Resident Evil
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GEEKOM Mini Fun11 – Ultimate Graphics Horsepower for Cinematic Gaming

For gamers that refuse to compromise on visual immersion and demand the highest fidelity graphics no matter the cost, the GEEKOM Mini Fun11 delivers in spades. It starts with an 8-core/16-thread Intel Core i9-11900KB Rocket Lake CPU that pushes high framerates in any title. This gets supplemented by Intel UHD integrated graphics that handle basic tasks.

But where the Mini Fun11 truly stands out is its nearly unlimited discrete GPU expansion room. It supports housing water-cooled, triple-fan loaded graphics cards up to 12 inches in length – up to an NVIDIA RTX 3090 or AMD Radeon 6950XT. This allows equipping the Mini Fun11 with the same flagship-tier GPUs found in elite full-tower builds.

And GEEKOM pulls no punches on cooling – incorporating 3 large fans and an optimized airflow path to tame even a 350W GPU. So not only can you slot in the beefiest graphics card on the market – the Mini Fun11 can actually sustain its max turbo clocks for stunning gaming visuals.

And the extensive I/O like Thunderbolt 4 offers a significant advantage for gamers seeking high-performance, versatility, and convenience. It’s not essential for every gamer, but it can significantly enhance your experience, especially if you play demanding games, value fast loading times, or enjoy using external peripherals.

You’ll enjoy ray traced lighting with accurate shadows and reflections, pixel-packed textures, highly detailed assets and advanced post-processing effects that push modern titles like Cyberpunk 2077 to their graphical limits. Or immerse yourself in the splendor of fantasy realms rendered with precision fidelity. This all gets displayed smoothly across 4K 120Hz displays for truly cinematic gameplay.

For gamers that only settle for the highest visual quality that modern GPU architecture enables, the Mini Fun11 delivers the necessary processing muscle and cooling. All within a compact 12-liter frame that looks stunning on any desk rather than gargantuan like some extreme gaming towers.

The Featured Games Recommendation

  • Resident Evil 4
  • Dead Space
  • Baldur’s Gate 3 (Game of The Year)
  • Alan Wake 2 (Best Game Direction/ Best Narrative/ Best Art Direction)
  • Cyberpunk 2077
GEEKOM Fun11 for TGA games

GEEKOM AS6 – The Best Budget Mini Gaming Rig

Gamers shopping for killer 1080p gaming performance on a budget need look no further than the GEEKOM AS6 mini PC. Despite its reasonable price point, the AS6 packs the latest in AMD processing technology.

You can configure it with up to an AMD Ryzen 7 7735H or 6800H Rembrandt processor, which deliver excellent multi-threaded operation critical for gaming workloads. These Zen 3+ chips are fabricated on an efficient 6nm process node, allowing the AS6 to sprint through game logic and draw calls faster than the competition while running cool and quiet.

The AS6 also features AMD Radeon 680M integrated graphics with 12 powerful RDNA 2 cores clocked at up to 2.4GHz. This GPU architecture introduces advanced features like ray accelerators and Infinity Cache for great gaming experiences. Modern titles feel responsive with triple digit frame rates possible in Esports titles, while the AS6 can still handle graphics-intensive games at 60 FPS high settings gameplay.

And you aren’t missing out on premium connectivity or expandability either. Wi-Fi 6E and 2.5Gb ethernet ensure smooth online experiences, while four HDMI ports let you setup an expansive multi-display battlestation on a budget. There’s also abundant SSD storage available with two PCIe Gen4 M.2 slots that load games in a snap. The Dual-channel DDR5 can significantly enhance gaming performance by boosting memory bandwidth, reducing latency, and improving multitasking. However, its higher cost and limited availability might make it a less attractive option for budget-conscious gamers or those with older motherboards.

Given all you get for just $649 starting, it’s easy to see why the GEEKOM AS6 is considered one of the best bang-for-your-buck mini PCs for gaming. You enjoy fast 1080p gameplay in the latest titles backed by modern connectivity – all without breaking the bank. And with continual GPU driver improvements, the AS6’s gaming experiences will only get better.

The Featured Games Recommendation

  • Hi-Fi Rush
  • Final Fantasy XVI
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
  • Fable IV
GEEKOM AS6 for 2023 TGA games

Final Thoughts

The GEEKOM Mini PC is an exceptional choice for running graphically-intensive Game Awards nominated titles and other games in 2023. It packs premium performance into a compact and affordable package with its powerful RTX 3070 graphics, high-speed NVMe SSD, and plentiful 32GB RAM. This mini powerhouse rivals full-sized rigs to immerse gamers in Baldur’s Gate 3 and deliver silky gameplay in Alan Wake 2. With abundant connectivity from USB and HDMI ports plus up-to-date Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0, the GEEKOM Mini checks all the boxes as the ideal pint-sized gaming PC. For top-tier performance in demanding 2023 games without sacrificing power, the versatile GEEKOM Mini gaming PC is an unbeatable value and recommendation.

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Joshua

Joshua is a Technical Support Engineer at GEEKOM. With years of experience under his belt, he is an expert at troubleshooting hardware and software issues, assisting customers with their inquiries, and providing clear and concise instructions to even the most technically challenged users.

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