Gigabyte Brix Pro GB-BXi7-4770R Ultra Compact Barebones System Review

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Power Consumption


To test power consumption, we monitor the overall power of the system through a plug-in electricity usage monitor at an idle and load state. This allows us to show the fluctuation between how much power draw the graphics card takes at idle and at load. By monitoring the overall usage of the whole system, it gives an easy comparison if you wish to do the same yourself as opposed to buying very expensive individual testing equipment.

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As mentioned during the introduction, part of the advantage of Intel’s NUC is the ultra low power consumption. The Brix Pro is no exception to this with an idle draw of just over 17w and a full load draw of over 83W. What is notable is the fact that the 4770R has a TDP of 65W, this is almost 20W below the maximum consumption the recorded on our power meter. Naturally extra power will be needed for the SSD / HDD / Memory and so on, but 20W is a little higher than expected. The extra power though is consumed by the Iris Pro graphics. Although the 4770R and the Iris dies are on the same chip, the 65W TDP relates to the processor itself as opposed to the overall TDP of the package.

Article Index

  1. Introduction
  2. A Closer Look
  3. Test Procedure
  4. PCMark 7
  5. PCMark 8
  6. 3DMark
  7. 3DMark 11
  8. Unigine Heaven 4.0
  9. Unigine Valley 1.0
  10. Bioshock Infinite
  11. Dirt Showdown
  12. Metro Last Light
  13. Sleeping Dogs
  14. Tomb Raider
  15. HD Video Playback
  16. CPU Benchmarks
  17. CPU Benchmarks Continued
  18. Memory Benchmarks
  19. SSD Performance
  20. Hard Drive Performance
  21. USB3.0 Performance
  22. Network Performance
  23. Acoustics
  24. Power Consumption
  25. Temperatures
  26. Final Thoughts
  27. View All

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