Gigabyte BRIX Pro And Intel Iris Pro Graphics Review

PCMark 8, Lame and SunSpider

General Purpose Computing Benchmarks - PCMark 8, Lame and SunSpider

In this next series of tests, we have some mostly CPU-intensive workloads with a bit of storage subsystem requirement as well.

Futuremark PCMark 8 v.2
Trace-based Workload Testing
Futuremark recently launched PCMark 8, which has several built-in benchmark tests. The Home test measures a system's ability to handle common family PC tasks such as web browsing, writing, gaming, photo editing, and video chat. The Creative test offers similar types of tasks, but has more demanding requirements than the Home benchmark and is meant for mid-range and higher-end PCs. The Work test measures the performance of typical office PC systems that lack media capabilities.

Here again we see a clear advantage for the BRIX Pro and Intel's Crystal Well series processor (Haswell with Iris Pro Graphics) in both the Home and Work benchmark workloads.  Intel's highest-end Iris Pro 5200 Graphics solution especially stretches its legs in the Home test workload.

Lame Audio Encoding, SunSpider Javascript Processing
Standard Compute and Multimedia Workloads 

Lame and Sunspider are both almost completely CPU-bound with perhaps a bit of sensitivity in memory bandwidth.  The Gigabyte BRIX Pro comes in neck-and-neck with the Core i5-4670K and both of those chips are way ahead of the rest of the pack.

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