The BRIX Pro was evaluated using our standard test suite for low power desktops / industrial PCs. Note that some of the benchmarks are pretty recent (such as x264 v5.0 and 3D Mark 2013). Loaner samples haven't been tested with these new benchmarks. Therefore, the list of PCs in each graph are not the same. In the Windows Experience Index, the BRIX Pro scored 6.9, and was primarily held back by the graphics subsystem.

Futuremark Benchmarks:

Futuremark PCMark 7

Futuremark 3DMark 11

Futuremark 3DMark 2013

Futuremark 3DMark 2013

Miscellaneous Benchmarks:

3D Rendering - CINEBENCH R11.5

Video Encoding - x264 5.0

Video Encoding - x264 5.0

These benchmark numbers are downright impressive for a system in this form factor.
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  • jabber - Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - link

    Nice to see more micro systems appearing.
  • PsychoPif - Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - link

    Thanks for the quick review, can't wait for the last part.

    I'm currently looking for a HTPC / casual gaming machine for my home theater and this look like it could be it.
  • protomech - Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - link

    I don't think you want server room noise coming from your htpc.
  • yterbiu - Sunday, January 12, 2014 - link

    hah,when you are seeing a movie/playing a game you can hear the noise from that are doing it wrong,mate
  • nathanddrews - Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - link

    If you define "casual" as a graphic quality setting, then this will get 60fps+ at 720p on low settings in modern games. Move to medium-to-high settings or higher resolutions and it will fall apart. You'll be better served by a new AMD Kaveri system... and probably save quite a bit of money while you're at it.
  • mikk - Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - link

    I doubt Kaveri is faster than this Iris Pro 65W.
  • DanNeely - Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - link

    The GPU is probably faster, the CPU probably not. In most games the IGP will bottleneck before the CPU does.
  • Drumsticks - Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - link

    Given that the iris pro is about as powerful as a 640M (a bit more) and the kaveri 7850k targets 7750 levels of performance, which is faster than the desktop 640 and I think possibly the 650, I think it is safe to say that the GPU will be better. I don't expect the CPU to beat 3+ Ghz Haswell, but we we will see!
  • TeXWiller - Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - link

    This thing is about as fast in the 3DMark (2013) Ice Storm and little faster in the Cloud Gate test than my home 1055T with DDR2 800 and 7750.
  • frozentundra123456 - Saturday, January 11, 2014 - link

    Nobody really knows the performance of Kaveri yet, but I seriously doubt it will reach even close to HD7750 GDDR5 levels of performance due to bandwidth limitations. And dont forget that is a desktop part. I think 65 watt Kaveri and 65 watt iris pro would be very close in performance, and I actually think the iris pro would be faster. Problem is it is also more expensive, although 529.00 for the 4570R kit is not outrageous.

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