Gigabyte Brix Pro Review – GB-BXi7-4770R


Gigabyte Brix Pro Performance


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.


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.


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.)


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 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.


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


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


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.


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


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.


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.