Zotac Zbox OI520 Plus "Sphere" SFF PC Review

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Cinebench & 3DMark

Cinebench R11.5 is a tile-based rendering performance test based on Cinema 4D from Maxon. Cinema 4D is a 3D rendering and animation tool suite used by 3D animation houses and producers like Sony Animation and many others. It's very demanding of system processor resources and is an excellent gauge of pure computational throughput.

Cinebench R11.5
3D Rendering

This is a multi-threaded, multi-processor aware benchmark that renders a single 3D scene and tracks the length of the entire process. The rate at which each test system was able to render the entire scene is represented in the graph below.

The Sphere finished about where you'd expect it to considering its Core i5 processor and integrated Intel HD 4400 series graphics.

3DMark Vantage CPU Score
DirectX Gaming

3DMark Vantage's built-in CPU tests are multi-threaded DirectX gaming metrics that are useful for comparing relative performance between similarly-equipped systems. This tests consists of two different 3D scenes that are processed with a software renderer that is dependent on the host CPU's performance. Calculations that are normally reserved for the 3D accelerator are instead sent to the CPU for processing and rendering. The system's performance in each test is used to determine the final score.

Our system posted a strong showing in the 3DMark Vantage test, posting the third-best CPU score. It was far ahead of the systems it beat, but it fell by a good bit to two other Zotac machines.

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