Gigabyte Brix Pro Review – GB-BXi7-4770R

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Gigabyte Brix Pro Performance

3dmark

In the latest build of 3DMark we found scores of 1387 in Fire Strike, which is a strong score from the Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 solution.

cinebench

Moving along to Cinebench R15 we found the Gigabyte Brix Pro with the Intel Core i7-4770R processor scored 60.53 FPS on the OpenGL benchmark, 695 points on the multi-core CPU test and 155 points on the single CPU test.

keyshot-benchmark

We heard from some readers that they were interested in using the Gigabyte Brix Pro as a mobile render node due to how small it is, so we ran KeyShot 4.3 to see how CPU rendering would do. We installed KeyShot 4.3 to do some benchmarking and real-world stress testing and found that we were averaging 56.0 FPS on a scene that had nearly 42,000 triangles. (Our screenshot of KeyShot 4.3 shows that it is unregistered, but we did get permission from Luxion Inc. ahead of time to include it in our review.)

sandra-memory

A quick look at the memory performance showed just shy of 24 GB/s of bandwidth. This sounds about right for a dual channel memory kit running at 2133MHz with CL11 memory timings.

aida64

AIDA64 v4.20.2808 Beta showed memory read speeds of ~30,400 MB/s and write speeds of ~30,100 MB/s with a memory latency of 65.4ns.

sandra-cpu

In Sandra Processor Arithmetic the aggregate native performance score was 93.2 GOPS.

sandra-multimedia

The Sandra Processor Multi-Media aggregate performance score was 218.77 MPix/s.

sunspider

We ran the SunSpider 1.0.2 JavaScript Benchmark on Google Chrome 33 and received a rather impressive score of 139.2ms. The Intel Bay Trail-M NUC finished at 694.0ms, so you can see a big difference between a low-end and high-end processor when it comes to JavaScript performance.

truecrypt

In the Encryption Algorithm Benchmark that comes inside TrueCrypt we found an AES mean score of 4.1 GB/s.

cdm

A quick run of CrystalDiskMark v3.0.3a showed the sequential read speed at 456.5 MB/s and the write speed at 3004 MB/s! The Random 4K read speed was 20.77MB/s and the 4K random write speed was 59.88MB/s.

atto

Taking a look at another storage benchmark called ATTO, we find that the SSD reaching speeds of up to 557MB/s read and 514 MB/s write.

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  • Felipe

    Is it possible to have both SSD and a 2.5 HDD at the same time?

  • Sin Sentido Comun

    WOuld be nice to test audio software, I am very interested but noise can an issue, at the same time audio apps doesn’t consume much video power (or not one at all) so it might not push the GPU too much,

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  • basroil

    Any chance you have a Kinect for Windows sensor and are willing to try out the system compared to something like a GTX 680? If that thing can get solid 30fps in 3d mapping mode, it will be THE robotics controller platform everyone is using.

    • legitreviews

      I do not have the Kinect for windows sensor and I know that has different features than the normal Xbox 360 Connect that are all over. Anyway to use the Xbox version?

      • basroil

        There’s nothing technically stopping you if you have the USB adapter, though the results might get wonky. Kinect Fusion doesn’t inherently use any of the Kinect for Windows features unless you enable them, so as long as you don’t try texture mapping or near mode it should work. Just remember to up the resolution (voxel density) until you hit just under 2gb vram use.

  • Internet

    Why do you mention BIOS repeatedly in the review? This is a UEFI implemntation, not a BIOS. But you call it “UEFI BIOS” to really get things wrong. Why?

    • Internet

      Perhaps you can merge this in with the previous note?

      Watts dissipated in use isn’t “TDP” – TDP is Thermal Design Power. You can’t “hit a TDP of 85w” during use; the design power is still 65W. You are instead generating 85w in the form of heat, but not generating a “TDP.”

      I won’t go in depth about the editorial problems with this piece… nearly every page has some flaw, including missing half of a paragraph on page 3.

      Also: Your KeyShot 4.3 is unregistered, and not for commerical use. But the purpose of these reviews is ad revenue, isn’t it?

      I don’t really get what’s legit about repeated misuse of terminology.
      This article is quite poorly written and I do not believe the author possesses
      the knowledge necessary to write about these topics.