System Performance : UL and BAPCo Benchmarks

Our updated test suite for Windows 11-based systems carries over some of the standard benchmarks we have been using over the last several years, including UL's PCMark and BAPCo's SYSmark. Starting this year, we are also including BAPCo's CrossMark multi-platform benchmarking tool.

UL Benchmark: PCMark 10

PCMark is a full-system benchmark which highlights CPU performance, but also includes the GPU, memory, and storage as factors in the outcome depending on the test being performed.

UL PCMark 10 Benchmarks
(Performance Scores - Higher is Better)
  Cincoze DS-1302 OnLogic Helix HX500
Digital Content Creation 7493 3839
Gaming 7633 1172
Productivity 7587 6609
Essentials 9409 8683
Overall 6234 3126

The presence of a discrete GPU and a higher TDP processor makes all the difference - with the Cincoze DS-1302 emerging on top (albeit at the cost of active cooling and a a bigger physical footprint compared to the fanless OnLogic Helix HX500).

BAPCo SYSmark 25

BAPCo's SYSmark 25 replays traditional business workloads in a tightly controlled environment for consistent reproducibility. Energy measurement is also done to determine efficiency of the PC under test.

BAPCo SYSmark 25 Benchmarks
(Performance Scores - Higher is Better)
(Energy Consumption in Wh - Lower is Better)
  Cincoze DS-1302 OnLogic Helix HX500
Productivity 1388 (37.92 Wh) 1225 (27.51 Wh)
Creativity 1619 (35.03 Wh) 1410 (26.38 Wh)
Responsiveness 977 914
Overall 1410 (72.95 Wh) 1248 (53.88 Wh)

The Cincoze DS-1302 is around 13% better for business workloads compared to the OnLogic Helix HX500, but consumes 35% extra energy for the same tasks - given the presence of a discrete GPU and a 80W TDP processor, this is to be expected.

BAPCo CrossMark

BAPCo's CrossMark aims to simplify benchmark processing while still delivering scores that roughly tally with SYSmark. The main advantage is the cross-platform nature of the tool - allowing it to be run on smartphones and tablets as well.

BAPCo CrossMark Benchmark
(Performance Scores - Higher is Better)
  Cincoze DS-1302 OnLogic Helix HX500
Productivity 1341 1081
Creativity 1528 1308
Responsiveness 1096 875
Overall 1378 1138

The relative performance seen in SYSmark 25 translate to CrossMark also, as expected. The responsiveness ratings vary significantly due to the usage of a SATA SSD in the HX500 compared to a NVMe SSD in the Cincoze DS-1302.

Setup Notes and Platform Analysis System Performance : Miscellaneous Workloads
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  • usiname - Saturday, March 19, 2022 - link

    $1200 to upgrade from 64gb m.2 to 2tb, why not?
  • Excelsior00 - Sunday, March 20, 2022 - link

    Apple: *chuckles*
  • back2future - Monday, March 21, 2022 - link

    What's the reason for this in-line PCIe connectors (prob. PCIe x16 and x1?)?
  • back2future - Friday, March 25, 2022 - link

    learned it's for custom made riser cards, extending this in-line connectors to either "x16/x1 PCIe" or "x16 PCIe/PCI" or "2x x8 PCIe" or "2x PCI" slots combinations (for 1302, reduced for 1301 to single slots 16xPCIe or PCI)
  • Lord of the Bored - Thursday, March 24, 2022 - link

    Oh my gosh, I want those CMI modules to become an industry standard! They're basically a way to build your own ATX IO block!

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