Asus EeeBox PC EB1501P Review

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Futuremark 3DMark 06 & PCMark Vantage

To assess the performance of the Asus EeeBox PC EB1501P, we pitted it against a number of netbook systems based on Intel Atom processor designs, including the first generation of NVIDIA's Ion platform, as well as standard Atom solutions.  We also included numbers from the Zotac ZBox HD-ID34 and ZBox HD-ID11. Still, the performance figures we've provided are presented for a frame of reference more than anything else.  As such these test metrics should not be considered "apples to apples" comparisons, but rather a general correlation of how the next-gen Ion-based EeeBox PC EB1501P will perform versus similar, low power platforms in its peer group.

HotHardware's Test Systems
Covering the bases

Asus EeeBox PC EB1501P
Intel Atom D525 (Dual Core)
(1.8GHz)
2GB DDR3
NVIDIA Next Gen Ion GPU
(GeForce GT218 Ion)
On-Board Ethernet
On-Board Audio
1x320GB 2.5" Hard Drive
5400 RPM SATA
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)

Zotac ZBox HD-ID34
Intel Atom D525 (Dual Core)
(1.8ThinkGHz)
2GB DDR2-800
NVIDIA Next Gen Ion GPU
(GeForce GT218 Ion)
On-Board Ethernet
On-Board Audio
1x500GB 2.5" Hard Drive          
5400 RPM SATA
Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bit)

Zotac ZBox HD-ID11
Intel Atom D510 (Dual Core)
(1.66GHz)
2GB DDR2-800
NVIDIA Next Gen Ion GPU
(GeForce GT218 Ion)
On-Board Ethernet
On-Board Audio
1x500GB 2.5" Hard Drive          
5400 RPM SATA
Windows 7 Home
Premium SP1 (32-bit)

Lenovo ThinkPad X100e
AMD Athlon Neo (MV-40)
(1.66GHz)
2GB DDR2-800
Radeon HD 3200 IGP
On-Board Ethernet
On-Board Audio
1x250GB 2.5" Hard Drive          
5400 RPM SATA
Windows 7
Professional (32-bit)

Asus Eee PC 1215N
Intel Atom D525 (Dual Core)
(1.8GHz)
2GB DDR2-800
NVIDIA Next Gen Ion GPU
(GeForce GT218 Ion)
On-Board Ethernet
On-Board Audio
1x250GB 2.5" Hard Drive          
5400 RPM SATA
Windows 7 Home
Premium SP1 (64-bit)

 

Futuremark 3DMark06
Synthetic DirectX Gaming

 

The Futuremark 3DMark06 CPU benchmark consists of tests that use the CPU to render 3D scenes, rather than the GPU. It runs several threads simultaneously and is designed to utilize multiple processor cores.

The Asus EeeBox PC EB1501P has very similar specs as the Zotac ZBox HD-IS34 and the Asus Eee PC 1215N. Not surprisingly, all three systems scored very similarly on all of the 3DMark06 tests, proving that although we have two nettops and one netbook in the mix, the Atom D525 processor and Ion 2 graphics perform the same regardless of form factor.

Performance Comparisons with Futuremark PCMark Vantage
Details: http://www.futuremark.com/benchmarks/pcmarkvantage/introduction/

We ran the system through Futuremark’s latest system performance metric, PCMark Vantage. This benchmark suite creates a host of different usage scenarios to simulate different types of workloads including High Definition video and movie playback and manipulation, gaming, image editing and manipulation, music compression, communications, and productivity. We like the fact that most of the tests are multi-threaded as well, in order to exploit the additional resources offered by multi-core processors.

In this test, the EeeBox PC EB1501P also produced similar numbers to the similarly configured Zotac ZBox HD-IS34 and the Asus Eee PC 1215N. You can also see the difference between the new Atom D525 and a couple of the older Atom processors.


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