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

by - 7 years ago

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Temperatures


Measuring temperatures is all about being consistent therefore we keep a steady eye on monitoring the ambient room temperature to make sure that it stays the same. While this is constantly being monitored, we measure the idle temperature of the card using HWMonitor over a 15 minute period. Once this has been recorded, we set FurMark into motion for 15 minutes and record the results again.

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With the overall power draw of the system as a whole higher than the 65W TDP design of the processor, we can now see why the fan speeds are so high. At idle the 4770R idles at a whopping 56 Celsius and once put under full load the temperature rockets to around 90 Celsius. So why is this? When the heatsink and fan was designed, Gigabyte refer to the TDP of the CPU, in this case 65W and consequently they build a cooler to suit. With the Iris core also packing out heat as well as the chipset – all into the same heatsink, we soon find that it is working overtime to try to keep the system temperature down. At this point the processor will start to throttle itself to keep itself from reaching its temperature threshold before the system shuts down. Simply put, the heatsink is not man enough in my eyes for this system at all.

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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