Biostar iDEQ 350G SFF PC
PCMark05 & 3DMark05
For our next round of synthetic benchmarks, we ran the standard suite of default benchmarks built into Futuremark's brand new PCMark05. We just recently began working with PCMark 05 and have found it to be even more robust in terms of test features than its predecessor.
Viewing the iDEQ 350G's PCMark05 score, we see that the system falls in line with the score we'd come to expect for a system equipped with hardware of this level. Further performance could be easily obtained by taking advantage of the system's dual-core CPU support and using a Pentium D processor. Regardless, it is a bit surprising to see the iDEQ 350G still trailing the standard Intel board in yet another benchmark.
3DMark05's built-in CPU test is a multi-threaded "gaming related" DirectX metric that's useful for comparing relative performance between similarly equipped systems. Using a variety of gaming scenarios, a raw score is created to give a subjective analysis of how capable the system's hardware truly is.
Equipped with a 128MB GeForce 6600, the Biostar SFF system turned in a respectable score in 3DMark05. With the inclusion of a full x16 PCI-Express slot and a solid 300W PSU, the iDEQ 350G could very easily best this score by using a higher-end GPU.