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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  • ryrynz - Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - link

    Will the Brix be able to run beyond 1600Mhz RAM speeds?
  • ryrynz - Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - link

    Seen on Gigabtyes website the G.skill F3-1866C10D-8GRSL is supported to run at 1866Mhz hope you guys manage to chuck something that speed or 2133Mhz in for testing.
  • dwade123 - Thursday, January 23, 2014 - link

    Yeah... I rather get a PS4 for less the price.
  • ryrynz - Monday, January 27, 2014 - link

    Please test the AMD based GB-BXA8G-8890 as well.
  • luukp - Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - link

    What I'm interested in is the difference in performance and noise between the 4570r and the 4770r. I notice that they have the same TDP, but the 4570R has lower clock speed, less features (no hyperthreading) and a higher maximum operating temperature. Based on that, in my mind the 4570r should be able to run much quieter and also be much less likely to throttle. Does that make sense, or am I missing something?
  • ibex333 - Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - link

    ummm... lol? For this much money I can build a computer that is only slightly larger and heavier but which will completely obliterate these boxes in gaming performance. Do you want to pay several hundred more just for smaller size and less weight or do you want to have MUCH more performance instead? Is that even a hard decision?
  • DriesV - Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - link

    I'm interested in CPU performance only.
    I need another quad core render node, but my office is cluttered as it is. I don't like to put systems on the floor and I don't have a spare 'server room'.
    Then the Brix Pro is an extremely compelling solution. I'd happily pay (I already did actually...) for the much smaller desk real estate required.
  • DriesV - Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - link

    There's always a market for everything. :-)
  • Andresen - Friday, January 31, 2014 - link

    "In the second part towards the end of the month...."

    I'm holding my breath now!
  • ryrynz - Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - link

    And.. you're dead.

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