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ZOTAC ZBOX PI320 Budget SFF Desktop PC Review

By: Trace Hagan | SFF PCs in Computer Systems | Posted: Dec 15, 2014 3:12 pm
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: ZOTAC

3DMark Vantage

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.1.0

 

 

3DMark Vantage tests both processor and graphics performance and is a good indication of how systems compare. The results are generally more repeatable and consistent than other forms of benchmarking. Vantage uses DirectX 10 and can handle multi-core CPUs.

 

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I hope you're not planning on gaming on the PI320 as you'll be disappointed. As we stated multiple times in the CI320 review, these systems aren't meant to game. ZOTAC has a specific ZBOX for that use case. We show these results for consistency and on the off chance that you might do some light gaming while at work. Hey! Who are we to judge?

 

 

3DMark 11

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0.3.0

 

 

3DMark 11 is the latest version of the world's most popular benchmark. Designed to measure your PC's gaming performance 3DMark 11 makes extensive use of all the new features in DirectX 11 including tessellation, compute shaders and multi-threading. Trusted by gamers worldwide to give accurate and unbiased results, 3DMark 11 is the best way to consistently and reliably test DirectX 11 under game-like loads.

 

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3DMark 11 shows similar results to Vantage. You should not be considering the PI320 for gaming. It produces just 199 points for its overall score.

 

 

3DMark - Cloud Gate

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0.0

 

 

Fire Strike is a new test that is designed for powerful gaming desktops. We have checked the "Extreme" test option to make it that much more torturing on the system. Overall, CPU, and GPU scores are reported.

 

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Continuing the trend, we can see that 3DMark Cloud Gate is not nice to the PI320, either. It produces a score of just 675.

 

Battlefield and Crysis were not tested due to the small size of the hard drive and poor performance in the synthetic benchmarks.

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