Performance Metrics - I

The ZBOX OI520 Plus was evaluated using our standard test suite for low power desktops / industrial PCs. We have recently revamped our benchmark suite (after the publication of the first Intel NUC review). We reran some of the new benchmarks on the original NUC also, but some of them couldn't be run on loaner samples. Therefore, the list of PCs in each graph might not be the same.

Futuremark PCMark 8

PCMark 8 provides various usage scenarios (home, creative and work) and offers ways to benchmark both baseline (CPU-only) as well as OpenCL accelerated (CPU + GPU) performance. We benchmarked select PCs for the OpenCL accelerated performance in all three usage scenarios.

Futuremark PCMark 8

Futuremark PCMark 8

Futuremark PCMark 8

Miscellaneous Futuremark Benchmarks

Futuremark PCMark 7

Futuremark 3DMark 11

Futuremark 3DMark 2013

Futuremark 3DMark 2013

3D Rendering - CINEBENCH R15

We have moved on from R11.5 to R15 for 3D rendering evaluation. CINEBENCH R15 provides three benchmark modes - OpenGL, single threaded and multi-threaded. Evaluation of select PCs in all three modes provided us the following results.

3D Rendering - CINEBENCH R15

3D Rendering - CINEBENCH R15

3D Rendering - CINEBENCH R15

Introduction and Setup Impressions Performance Metrics - II
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  • heffeque - Sunday, August 3, 2014 - link

    Why weren't 2 slot memory + ssd benchmarks posted?
  • biffzinker - Sunday, August 3, 2014 - link

    The motherboard only has one slot, bandwidth to the CPU/iGPU is cut in half (out of 25.6 GB/s.)
  • biffzinker - Sunday, August 3, 2014 - link

    My bad it has two slots, so yeah why wasn't it tested with two sticks?
  • ct909 - Sunday, August 3, 2014 - link

    We deployed a number of the D54250WYKH units, and although the i5-4250U is not in the same league as the i7-4770R of the Brix, for standard office apps, they work well enough.

    Apart from the usual "I like it but could I have a faster one" request, the wish-list feature that seemed to get the most requests was a QI charger built into the lid, so you can place your phone on the computer to re-charge - we have them sitting on the desk.

    It seems that Intel are planning this for the next iteration, and personally, I can't see that working with a sphere.
  • Impulses - Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - link

    Hmm, phones usually get a little warmer charging thru Qi, not sure I'd want that atop a small form factor case... Unless you're working in like a 3ft cubicle or something.
  • ct909 - Thursday, August 7, 2014 - link

    Intel have this feature on the roadmap for the next version, so presumably it will be designed to manage any heat issue.
  • duploxxx - Monday, August 4, 2014 - link

    intel GPU 4400 on the 15W part so downscaled like hell in combo with a default HD...
    The kaveri a10-7300 with 19W and SSD for the same price would be awesome in that box.

    same price since intel cpu are way more expensive.
  • Haravikk - Monday, August 4, 2014 - link

    It's nice to see something a little different, but I can't help but feel like they could have utilised the space better. For example, an internal PSU that occupies some of the extra internal space. I dunno, I just think it'd be more pleasing to have a unit that has nothing coming out of it besides a power cable and monitor cable, a brick kind of spoils that IMO. It also seems like it could have been a prime candidate for a passively cooled case, due to the sheer amount of surface area compared to the more compact, flat NUC systems.
  • briansmccrary - Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - link

  • Doomtomb - Saturday, August 9, 2014 - link

    Google Nexus Q much?

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