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GIGABYTE BRIX BXi7H-5500 Ultra Compact Mini PC Review

By: Steven Bassiri | SFF PCs in Computer Systems | Posted: Mar 30, 2015 2:12 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

Temperature and Power Consumption

 

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While the NUC and the BRIX have CPUs of the same TDP, the BRIX has a higher performance CPU, and it only draws a little more power. The huge delta that I liked seeing on the NUC is also present on the BRIX as the CPU throttles down at idle.

 

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Here are some shots of the BXi7H-5500 at idle and load. I ran the AIDA64 stability test at the same time as 3DMark Vantage to load the CPU, memory, and graphics.

 

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Here are some shots of the back of the unit where the exhaust fan blows.

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