ASRock Vision 3D 137B HTPC with NVIDIA 3DTV Play

Article Index

Performance: PCMark Vantage

Test System Configuration Notes: We compared the ASRock Vision 3D HTPC's performance to an array of other HTPC systems we've used in the past. We compared the Vision 3D to a number of AMD Zacate E-350 Processor-based platforms and a handful of other mobile platforms based upon Intel's Atom or NVIDIA's ION as well. The comparisons will show relative performance versus other low-power power platforms, but as you'll see, the Vision 3D HTPC is markedly more powerful than any of the other systems. In the absence of similarly configured mobile machines to be used for reference testing, we used performance data on hand from other HTPCs, which unfortunately do nt offer nearly as much performance.

 HotHardware's Test Systems
 Intel and AMD - Head To Head

System 1:
ASRock Vision 3D HTPC
Core i3-370M CPU
(2.4GHz Dual-Core)
NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M
2x2GB DDR3-1066
On-Board Ethernet
On-board Audio
2.5" WD Caviar Black HD
Windows 7 x64

System 2:
Zotac Zbox HD AD03
Gigabyte E350N-USB3
AMD E-350 Zacate Processor
(1.6GHz - Dual-Core)
AMD Hudson IO Hub
2x2GB DDR3-1066
On-Board Ethernet
On-board Audio
2.5" Samsung HD
Windows 7 x64

System 3: 
AMD Turion II Neo K625
(1.5GHz - Dual-Core)
Acer Aspire 1551 Notebook
2x2GB DDR3-1066
Mobility Radeon HD 4225
On-Board Ethernet
On-board Audio
2.5" Seagate HD
Windows 7 x64

System 4: 
Intel Atom D525
(1.8GHz - Dual-Core)
Asus Eee PC1215N
2x2GB DDR3-1066
NVIDIA Ion 2
On-Board Ethernet
On-board Audio
2.5" Seagate HD
Windows 7 x64

 Preliminary Testing with PCMark Vantage
 Synthetic Benchmarks

First up, we ran our test systems through Futuremark’s latest system performance evaluation tool, PCMark Vantage. PCMark Vantage runs through a host of different usage scenarios to simulate different types of workloads including High Definition TV and movie playback and manipulation, gaming, image editing and manipulation, music compression, communications, and productivity.  Most of the tests are multi-threaded as well, so the tests can exploit the additional resources offered by a multi-core CPU.

Versus the other home theater PC and low-power platforms, the Core i3-based ASRock Vision 3D we tested offers significantly more performance in every single category measured by PCMark Vantage. The margins of victory are significant to say the least and are more in-line with a mainstream notebook or desktop PC.


Related content

Comments

Show comments blog comments powered by Disqus