It just wouldn't be fair to ASRock's VisionX if we didn't try more challenging settings, even if Intel's HD Graphics 4000-based platforms get hammered. So, we turn up the resolution to 1920x1080 at more taxing levels of detail.
Even with a more intensive workload, the VisionX keeps its minimum frame rate above 60. The competition sinks to 18 FPS or less, and cannot maintain playable averages.
The situation repeats itself in Skyrim. The VisionX manages a minimum 48 FPS, while the rest of the pack gets stuck below 15. The frame time variance is dismal, too, except for ASRock's solution.
We see the obvious advantage of discrete graphics when it comes to playability, but how does that affect power consumption and thermal performance in a compact chassis?
- Seven Small Systems With Fast Platforms
- Acer Revo RL80-UR22
- ASRock VisionX 420D-8G1T88
- Gigabyte Brix GB-BXi7-4500
- Intel NUC DC3217IYE (Ivy Bridge)
- Intel NUC D54250WYK (Haswell)
- LGX ML300
- Zotac Zbox Nano ID65 Plus
- Test Systems And Benchmarks
- Synthetic Benchmarks
- Game Benchmarks: Low Detail, 720p
- Game Benchmarks: Medium Detail, 1080p
- Power Usage Benchmarks
- Temperature Benchmarks
- Four Mini-PCs Receive Special Recognition