None of these nettops were designed for gaming, but we still want to know their limitations, and whether or not casual gaming is even a possibility. We've added results gathered from testing an Atom D525 nettop equipped with Nvidia's second-gen Ion chipset, originally generated for our Low-Power Gaming: AMD's E-350 Vs. Intel Atom D525 And Ion 2 article.
Let’s start with StarCraft II:
This CPU-limited game is only viable on ASRock’s CoreHT 252B; none of the other solutions can deliver a playable minimum frame rate.
- Nettop Nirvana
- Arctic MC001-BD
- ASRock CoreHT 252B
- Zotac Zbox AD03BR-PLUS
- Giada i50 B5541
- Test Systems And Benchmarks
- Benchmark Results: Synthetics
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Benchmark Results: StarCraft II
- Benchmark Results: Left 4 Dead 2
- Benchmark Results: World Of Warcraft
- Benchmark Results: Video Playback
- Benchmark Results: Networking
- Power, Temperature, And Noise Benchmarks
- Have Nettops Transcended Productivity?