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GIGABYTE BRIX s BXi5H-5200 Ultra Compact Mini PC Review

By: Steven Bassiri | SFF PCs in Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 1, 2015 2:10 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

Temperature and Power Consumption

 

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While the NUCs and both BRIX have CPUs of the same TDP (15W), the i7 BRIX I tested a month ago draws a bit more power because of its higher clock speeds compared to the i5 BRIX. The huge delta that I liked seeing on previous small form factor PCs is also present on the i5 BRIX as the CPU really throttles down at idle.

 

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Shots of the BXi5H-5200 idle and load. I ran AIDA64 stability test at the same time as 3DMark Vantage to load the CPU, memory, and graphics.

 

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Shots of the back of the unit where the exhaust fan blows.

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