I used the same Kingston HyperX Impact (HX421S13IBK2/16) DDR4 2133MHz SO-DIMM kit I used in my ASRock BeeBox-S review along with a Samsung 950 Pro NVMe based PCI-E 3.0 x4 SSD. GIGABYTE made sure to include an oversized thermal pad to cool down the M.2 drive you use.
CPU, Memory, System, and Graphics Benchmarks
AIDA64 AES and HASH
HandBrake Video Encoding
PCMark8 Home Test
PCMark8 Work Test
UNIGINE Heaven 4.0
Resident Evil 6
Since the BRIX BKi5A-7200 uses an i5-7200U and ASRock's BeeBox-S uses the i5-6200U, we can see the improvements that Intel has brought to the table with Kaby Lake. Both CPUs have the same TDP, but the i5-7200U is clocked 200-300MHz higher.
Regardless of clocks, Intel was able to get more performance out of the 14nm node. While higher clocks are nice, Kaby Lake also has a much nicer integrated GPU and scores better in gaming benchmarks.
Storage and Network Performance
ixChariot Network Throughput:
Storage and network performance are also very strong. The BRIX BKi5A-7200 provides the same storage performance as a full-blown desktop.
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- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Packaging and System]
- Page 3 [Teardown of the BKi5A-7200]
- Page 4 [BIOS]
- Page 5 [Test Setup and Benchmarks]
- Page 6 [Temperature and Power Consumption]
- Page 7 [What's Hot, What's Not & Final Thoughts]
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