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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  • DIYEyal - Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - link

    I could use something like that for editing on the go, much smaller than any mITX system.. Much cheaper than a laptop with similar specs.. I could plug it to the hotel's TV via HDMI and get some editing done (weird configuration, I know)
  • CharonPDX - Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - link

    Re: "One of the interesting aspects in the press release was the reference to 64 MB of eDRAM on the Iris Pro HD 5200.".

    Apple doesn't just "imply", they outright state it: "The 15‑inch MacBook Pro has a phenomenal display — with the graphics power to match. Its fourth-generation Intel Core i7 processor features Iris Pro Graphics with 128MB of embedded memory, which accelerates processor- and graphics-intensive tasks by acting as an ultrafast cache. "

    But the Retina MacBook Pro uses the mobile chip, not the desktop chip. Maybe the desktop chip only has 64 MB?
  • JohnHardkiss - Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - link

    Interesting. It would be gold if these seemingly contradictory bits of information would be settled.
  • Daedalus1 - Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - link

    I have been waiting for a NUC or similar to come out with the 5200 Iris Pro graphics for some time. At last. And then disappointment, it only supports 2 monitors not 3.
    Oh well maybe I just have to go the AsRock mini iTX route after all.

  • kgh00007 - Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - link

    Great, I've been waiting for you guys to get a hold if one of these, I'm looking forward to part 2!

    I would also like to request a 1080p gaming benchmark, at low or medium details, this thing will likely be connected to a 1080p HDTV afterall, that's what interests me the most!

    And maybe a look at the preformance difference between 8GB and 16GB RAM configurations if any!
  • ryrynz - Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - link

    I think you could just look up any review of the difference between 8 and 16, there's not much.. which is why I haven't bothered moving to 16.
  • DarkXale - Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - link

    RAM benefits are binary.

    You either have too much, or too little. In the case of games its generally an easy answer; unless you're at 4GB, or rare cases 6GB, you have too much. Its still exceptionally rare for a game to be 64-bit, and they are thus incapable of addressing more than 4GB. The rest is simply up to the system & background tasks.

    However, its always preferable to have too much RAM - than too little. Too much generally just means that you ended up paying a bit more - too little means extreme swapping, utterly annihilating performance.

    8GB as such is the sweet spot, because its a level which is difficult to reach without the use of specific software - but cheap enough that going down to the 6GB or 4GB levels saves almost no money on a home-build setup.
  • lco45 - Monday, January 20, 2014 - link

    Nicely put.
  • 8steve8 - Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - link

    1. gigabytes own specs list 3200x2000 @ 60 Hz the max resolution on the displayport...

    why, it's DP 1.2? This would exclude it for use with all the new 4k LCD's coming our soon.

    2. a few gaming benchmarks would be appreciated... part of the allure of this is that it's a tiny workstation that can also kind of play games.
  • Samus - Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - link

    Wow this little thing is amazing.

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