AceMagic has introduced a fresh lineup of Tank 03 Mini-PCs, specifically catering to gamers who may not be in search of sizable desktop computers. This isn’t the initial endeavor by the company to create compact systems for gamers. Furthermore, we can explore the unique characteristics incorporated into this system.
The Tank 03 Mini-PCs feature a mode-switching knob, enabling users to transition between a high-performance APU setting with a more audible fan profile for gaming and a silent, everyday PC mode for work. Expanding on this idea, the Tank 03 goes a step further by integrating a dedicated GPU.
Despite the imminent arrival of the newer 14th Gen desktop and mobile CPUs, this gaming cube is set to be driven by the Intel 12th Gen Core (Alder Lake) CPU series. It offers the option to configure the system with a Core i9-12900H CPU, featuring 6 P-Cores and 8 E-Cores, totaling 14 cores, and a maximum boost clock speed of 5.0 GHz. Alternatively, users have the choice of the Core i7-12700H processor, with the same specifications, except for a slightly lower clock speed of 4.7 GHz. These CPU models should prove more than capable for gaming, as they are commonly found in many gaming laptops today.
Gamers will have the choice of three different GPU options: the RTX 3060, RTX 3070, or RTX 3080. It’s important to mention that these GPUs are laptop versions, meaning they come with slightly reduced Total Graphics Power (TGP), clock speeds, and memory specifications compared to their desktop counterparts. Nevertheless, considering the compact size of this system, these options remain quite impressive.
This compact system has dimensions measuring just 16.7 x 16.7 x 16.1 cm, yet it efficiently accommodates seven heatpipes for a 45W CPU and a 120W GPU. While many Alder Lake Mini-PCs typically rely on DDR4 memory, the Tank 03 makes progress by adopting DDR5 technology, albeit with a maximum speed of 4800 MT/s. The system supports memory capacities of up to 64GB, although the highest available purchase option will feature 32GB. There’s a possibility of a barebone system being offered in the future, but no official confirmation has been provided thus far.
The device itself is equipped with a Thunderbolt 4 port, in addition to six USB 3.2 Type-A ports, two HDMI 2.0 ports, DisplayPort 1.4, and more. Furthermore, it includes an SD-card slot and a front-facing audio mini-jack.
According to a report from Liliputing, the company is contemplating the inclusion of a small display on this device, presumably to be situated where the mode-switching knob is currently located. This display would be offered as a separate optional accessory for users to add.
It’s worth mentioning that it may not be available at the initial product launch. However, if the company successfully incorporates this feature, it would be a distinctive addition to a Mini-PC.As of now, the company has not disclosed any information about the pricing or release date of the Tank 03.