December 4, 2023

Gaming mini PC in test: Minisforum Neptune Series HX77G with AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS and AMD Radeon RX 6600M

Minisforum has been offering powerful miniPCs with or without dedicated graphics adapters for some time under the Neptune Series name. The HX models always offer an AMD Radeon RX 6600M processor with 8GB of VRAM, which comes from the laptop segment. With proven SoC upgrades, the manufacturer has been able to provide more performance in the past. The third model now in the series is called the HX77G, and in addition to the already mentioned GPU, it is equipped with an AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS processor. The SoC is based on the same AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX architecture, which is used in the Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G. This means that no major differences in performance are expected, as nothing has changed in terms of the number of cores either. This has been confirmed in our tests. However, the Minisforum Neptune HX77G series managed to score points with lower power consumption.

The exterior of the Minisforum Neptune Series HX77G also remains unchanged. Minisforum continues its commitment to communication equipment. This is undoubtedly a good thing, as it comes with plenty of ports and USB4. Overall, the Minisforum Neptune Series HX77G delivers enough performance to handle complex applications. You’re starting to notice the age of the AMD Radeon RX 6600M, as the latest games can only run smoothly with a low level of detail.

The basic concept of the Minisforum Neptune Series HX77G is good, but the Minisforum wastes a lot of potential. If the manufacturer took this step and installed the latest Zen4-based processors and a newer graphics card containing the RDNA3 genes, the upgrade would certainly make more sense.

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