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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  • kgh00007 - Friday, January 31, 2014 - link

    Come on its been 3 weeks now, us this going to be like the Galaxy S4 where part two of the review just never happened?
  • ryrynz - Saturday, February 1, 2014 - link

    Taking far too long to get this second bit out. One word. SLACK.
  • kgh00007 - Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - link

    Hi, if you are still testing this system, could you please check if Hyperthreading can be switched off in the BIOS? Cheers!
  • AngryCorgi - Saturday, February 8, 2014 - link

    The reviewer ponders the logic of maybe using the 4950hq cpu instead. The problem being that the 4950hq retails at roughly twice the cost of the 4770r. So, no, I don't think that would make sense. Anandtech needs to review the new brix 8890 with dedicated R9 m275x GPU as soon as it's available. That could be a far wiser direction for gamers and potential steam box usage.
  • funtasticguy - Monday, February 10, 2014 - link

    When is the rest of the review coming? I have been eagerly anticipating the second half since early January.
  • Antronman - Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - link

    Still more expensive than configuring a better PC build, that runs way quieter. When I say better, I mean better performance in videogames, as I could include a pretty good GPU for the same price. <- the only reason it is more expensive is because it includes the cost of the OS and a CPU cooler. Factor that out, and you get a much better machine. CPU computing power equal to an i5 for 50USD less, OC capability with the H100i. Wayy better graphics that can run almost every modern game with the exception of a small handful (not BF4) on max settings at 60+ fps. Only disadvantage is the lack of an SSD.
  • ryrynz - Saturday, February 15, 2014 - link

    Thing is you can't factor those things out, its oart of the build. The great thing about this is portability.. the size for the performance is phenomenal. You don't need to splash out on a good cooler (though you might have to to get the nosie down...) No PSU.. No case. I'd actually save money buying one of these over the usual upgrade.. but it's noisy.. so meh.
    Gigabyte dropped the ball, they should have given this a silent option.
  • alpha754293 - Monday, June 16, 2014 - link

    I'm using a Mac Mini to drive my 55" TV right now and it works REALLY, REALLY well. And as HTPC system, other than I can't do BluRay (which I've been told that there are workarounds for that) - it's cheaper and smaller and consumes less power than these systems.

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