Gigabyte Brix PC/Projector Review

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PCMark Tests

Test System Configuration Notes: We rounded up previous mini PC and HTPC configurations we've reviewed in the past and compared their scores to that of the Gigabyte Brix Projector. Not all of these systems fall into the same performance category, but as a whole, the benchmarks give you an idea of what kind of performance gains (or losses) you can expect out of the Brix Projector compared to other systems on the market.

PCMark Vantage
Synthetic Benchmarks

To kick things off we fired up Futuremark's system performance benchmark, PCMark Vantage. This synthetic benchmark suite simulates a range of real-world scenarios and workloads and stresses various system subsets in the process. Everything you'd want to do with your PC -- watching HD movies, music compression, image editing, gaming, and so forth -- is represented here. Also, most of the tests are multi-threaded, making this a good indicator of all-around performance.

The Brix Projector started strong out of the gate with an impressive showing in PCMark Vantage, leaving nearly the whole field behind in the dust. The Zotac Zbox ID89 Plus posted competitive Communications and TV & Movies scores, but the Brix Projector next-gen CPU and integrated graphics delivered unequivocally top notch scores. Its snappy SSD didn’t exactly hurt, either.

PCMark 7 and PCMark 8
Synthetic Benchmarks

PCMark 7 runs through the types of tasks your PC is likely to encounter during ordinary home and office use. It tests the system’s graphics capabilities as well, but it isn’t meant to test the limits of high-end, discrete graphics card. Look at the two PCMark benchmarks as an indicator of a system’s general usage performance.

This is a very solid PCMark 7 score and shows what this little guy can do.

We're still building a test bank of comparison numbers, but the Gigabyte Brix Projector delivered solid scored in PCMark 8.

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