Performance Metrics

The BIS-6922 review unit's i7-3720QM has the HD4000 GPU inside, and its performance with respect to HTPC metrics is quite well known. Given the target market of the system, we will not comment on its HTPC capabilities any further in this review. Instead, we just present benchmark numbers from our standard test suite for low power desktops / industrial PCs. Note that some of the benchmarks are pretty recent (such as x264 v5.0 and 3D Mark 2013). Loaner samples haven't been tested with these new benchmarks. Therefore, the list of PCs in each graph are not the same.

Windows Experience Index:

Similar to the Aletuia Relia, the BIS-6922 also scores 6.6 in the Windows Experience Index. It is primarily held back by the performance of the HD4000 GPU. On deeper analysis, we find that the Intel SSD 330 scores lower in the primary disk category compared to the Relia's Crucial mSATA SSD.

The SSD is easily swappable if the user desires, and Habey is also pretty flexible in responding to particular customer requirements with respect to various components. That said, the Intel SSD 330 is definitely good enough for casual desktop use. Most industrial PC applications are not disk-intensive, so the SSD 330 at default is not a bad choice for the BIS-6922.

Futuremark Benchmarks:

Futuremark PCMark 7

Futuremark 3DMark 11

Futuremark 3DMark 2013

Futuremark 3DMark 2013

Miscellaneous Benchmarks:

3D Rendering - CINEBENCH R11.5

Video Encoding - x264 5.0

Video Encoding - x264 5.0

Motherboard Features & Thermal Design Power Consumption and Thermal Performance
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  • ganeshts - Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - link

    Definitely not throttling, but I guess the discrepancy is that Habey locks the frequency to 2.6 GHz (Turbo disabled by default, which is what I tested). Maybe your 3630QM is not Turbo-locked in the BIOS.

    I was keeping track of the CPU freq all through the benchmark programs and also during the 18-hours stress test.
  • whyso - Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - link

    Ah, nice. (It would really be nice if when a result is below normal we got to see the CPU frequency).

    Still weird why they would pay extra for the 3720 and then disable turbo compared to simply using a cheaper 3630/3610 or even the 35 watt 3612 with turbo.
  • ganeshts - Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - link

    You can go to the BIOS and unlock Turbo, as long as you are confident about the ambient conditions as well as how much you are going to stress the unit.

    From our testing, we can guarantee it will thermally hold up for full load at 76 F with the CPU at 2.6 GHz and GPU at 1.125 GHz.
  • airmantharp - Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - link

    I'd think that Turbo would be useful if the system were in a ventilated environment or wasn't subjected to sustained loads, from a race-to-idle perspective. I do understand the reasoning behind leaving it off by default, though, as it prevents wild swings in performance due to throttling after Turbo.
  • ervinshiznit - Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - link

    On the power consumption and thermal performance page, it is stated that it is throttling.
    "One of the unfortunate aspects of the Aleutia Relia was that the unit ended up getting throttled when subject to heavy loading even at room temperature (72 F)."
  • owan - Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - link

    That as a different unit that they had tested earlier
  • Slomo4shO - Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - link

    So a laptop converted into a desktop?
  • vision33r - Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - link

    More like a desktop shrunken down. With laptop components the system should run much cooler and tinier.
  • thesavvymage - Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - link

    it does have laptop components... the QM in the processor model designates Quad core Mobile.
  • rob_allshouse - Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - link

    Why a CD vs a USB? I've had to make one of these decisions recently. $0.12 vs $2-3, on something people just use the internet for anyway. The customer really doesn't want to pay an extra $3 for something that 99% of them don't use.

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