GIGABYTE Brix Ultra Small Form Factor PC & Projector Review

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GIGABYTE BRIX Ultra Small Form Factor PC & Projector General Performance

Futuremark 3DMark Benchmark Results

I’m not surprised that the GIGABYTE Brix didn’t exactly break any records in the latest iteration of Futuremark 3DMark. It’s not meant to, but it certainly held it’s own scoring a respectable score of 39491 in the Ice Storm benchmark and a score of 3877 in Cloud Gate.

Futuremark PCMark  8 Benchmark Results

In PCMark 8 the GIGABYTE Brix scored 2391 overall with a casual gaming score of 22.2 frames per second. I wouldn’t rely on the Brix to rock the latest games like Battlefield 4, but it’ll play a few games with the eye candy turned off when you need your fix.

AIDA 64 Memory Latency Benchmark Results

The GIGABYTE Brix uSFF PC was able to hit 18970MB/s read speed and 19615MB/s write speed in the AIDA64 memory benchmark.

SiSoftware Sandra Memory Bandwidth Benchmark Results

The GIGABYTE Brix and our Kingston HyperX memory were able to hit an aggregate memory bandwidth performance of 17.76GB/s in SiSoftware Sandra 2014.

SiSoftware Sandra Processor Arithmetic Benchmark Results

In the Sandra Arithmetic benchmark the GIGABYTE Brix hit an aggregate native performance of 26.15 GOPS.

SiSoftware Sandra Multimedia Benchmark Results

The Processor Multi-Media test in Sandra showed an aggregate Multi-Media Native Performance of 74.25MPix/s.

SiSoftware Sandra Cryptography Benchmark Results

The Sandra processor Cryptographic bandwidth of 1.9GB/s.

Truecrypt Benchmark Results

The benchmark within the TrueCrypt software showed the GIGABYTE Brix uSFF PC had a AES mean score of 1.0GB/s.

CrystalDiskMark Benchmark Results

Giving the latest version of CrystalDiskMark 3.0.3 a quick run I found that there was plenty of speed when it’s coupled with the Intel SSD 530 Series that came out a few months ago. The Sequential read was cruising along at 420.8MB/s while the sequential write was hitting 251.2MB/s. Looking at the 4K random speeds the read hit 19.39MB/s and the write hit 20.45MB/s. Overall the Intel SSD 530 180GB mSATA drive and the GIGABYTE Brix is a great team.

LAN Speed Test Wired Benchmark Results

Curious about the network performance of the GIGABYTE BXPi3-4010 I fired up LAN Speed Test. Using the office desktop as our server via a Gigabit wired connection through our ASUS RT-AC660 router I ran tests on both the wired and WiFi. The first test above is the wired connection running 50 100MB packets. The average write/upload speed was solid at 875.054Mbps while the average reading/download was a hair faster at 879.514Mbps.

LAN Speed Test Wired Benchmark Results

This test we still ran 50 packets though we reduced the size to 1Mb. We picked up a little bit of speed with the smaller packets. The writing/upload speed jumped ~2.5Mbps to 877.504Mbs and the average reading/download speed jumped to 884.171Mbps.

GIGABYTE BXPi3-4010 WiFi Benchmark Results

Firing up the GIGABYTE WiFi module within the BXPi3-4010 the average writing/upload hit 45.025Mbps while the reading/download hit 45.984Mbps.

GIGABYTE BXPi3-4010 WiFi Benchmark Results

Dropping the packet size down to 1Mb we were able to pick up a little bit of speed on the upload, increasing to 49.804Mbps, though our download dropped a hair to 44.578Mbps.

Cinebench R15 Benchmark Results

The Intel Core i3-4010U processor isn’t meant for raw power, but it’s able to get the job done well enough in the GIGABYTE Brix PC & Projector. In Cinebench R15 the Brix was able to hit 172cb across all cores and 68cb across a single core which isn’t to shabby from a dual core/four thread processor.

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