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GIGABYTE BRIX s BXi5H-5200 Ultra Compact Mini PC Review (Page 5)

By Steven Bassiri on Jun 1, 2015 at 09:10 am CDT - 1 min, 36 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 92%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

Test Setup

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There isn't much to put into the setup other than a drive and some DDR3L. I used some Kingston HyperX Impact 8GB (2x4GB) rated at 1600MHz and a Kingston 120GB mSATA SSD.

CPU, Memory, and System Benchmarks

CINEBENCH 11.5

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AIDA64 AES and HASH

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wPrime

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AIDA64 Memory

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PCMark8 Home Test

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PCMark8 Work Test

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Graphics Benchmarks

3DMark11

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UNIGINE Heaven 4.0

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Lost Planet 2 DX11

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Resident Evil 6

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Comparing the i5 BRIX to the i7 BRIX is very straight forward, the only major differences between the two models is NFC and a faster clock speed on the i7 BRIX. The faster CPU clock speed does give the i7 BRIX advantages; however, the i5 based BXi5H-5200 isn't slow by any means. It gets a bit more interesting comparing the i5 5250U in the Intel NUC against the i5 5200U in the BRIX.

The BRIX with the i5 5200U has a higher base CPU clock (2.2GHz versus 1.6 GHz on the NUC), same 2.7GHz turbo as the NUC, a lower configurable TDP (7.5W versus 9.5W on the NUC), lower memory speed (1600MHz max versus 1866MHz max), and a slightly lower GPU clock (HD 5500 (900MHz) in the i5 BRIX versus HD6000 (950MHz) in the NUC).

While in CPU tests the NUC and the i5 BRIX are basically tied, in memory and GPU tests, the NUC has a slight advantage. The i5 5200U in the BRIX performs at higher clocks during lesser CPU workloads like in 3DMark because of its higher base CPU clock, and unless the CPU is at full speed such as in CINEBENCH, the i5 BRIX performs a little better than the NUC CPU wise. The i5 BRIX is a tiny bit better CPU wise, while the i5 NUC is a tiny bit better GPU wise.

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