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Review: ASRock BeeBox N3000

by David Ross on 19 January 2016, 16:33

Tags: AsRock, Intel (NASDAQ:INTC)

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Test Methodology

Comparison Systems

System Name ASRock BeeBox N3000 Gigabyte Brix S Intel Compute Stick STCK1A32WFC Intel NUC Kit NUC5i5RYH Intel NUC D54250WYK Zotac Zbox Sphere OI520
CPU Intel Celeron N3000 Intel Core i5-5200U Intel Atom Z3735F Intel Core i5-5250U Intel Core i5-4250U Intel Core i5-4200U
CPU Base Clock 1.04GHz 2.20GHz 1.33GHz 1.60GHz 1.30GHz 1.60GHz
CPU Turbo Clock 2.08GHz 2.70GHz 1.83GHz 2.70GHz 2.60GHz 2.60GHz
CPU Cores / Threads 2 / 2 2 / 4 4 / 4 2 / 4 2 / 4 2 / 4
CPU TDP / SDP 4W / 3W 15W - / 2.2W 15W 15W 15W
CPU Cooler - Gigabyte Brix S reference Intel Compute Stick reference Intel NUC reference Intel NUC reference Zotac Zbox Sphere reference
Motherboard ASRock N3000-NUC Gigabyte MQLP5AP Intel Compute Stick reference Intel NUC5i5RYB NUC QS87 reference Zotac reference
Memory Team Group 4GB DDR3 (2x2GB) Adata 8GB (2x4GB) Soldered 2GB DDR3 (1x2GB) Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 (2x8GB) (added) Corsair 8GB DDR3 (2x4GB) (added) Crucial 4GB DDR3 (1x4GB)
Memory Speed 11-11-11-28-2T @ 1,600MHz 11-11-11-28-1T @ 1,600MHz 9-9-9-24-1T @ 1,333MHz 9-9-9-24-1T @ 1,600MHz 11-13-13-30-2T @ 1,600MHz 11-11-11-28-1T @ 1,600MHz
Graphics Intel HD Graphics Intel HD 5500 Intel HD Graphics Intel HD 6000 Intel HD 5000 Intel HD 4400
Primary Storage Team Group 128GB mSATA SSD 120GB Kingston SSDNow mSATA SSD 32GB eMMC 240GB Crucial M500 SSD (added) 128GB Plextor M5M mSATA SSD (added) 500GB Samsung ST500LM012 HDD
Secondary Storage - 1TB Seagate Momentus HDD - - - -
PSU Asian Power Devices (36W, external) Asian Power Devices (65W, external) Asian Power Devices (10W, external) Intel NUC (65W, external) Intel NUC (65W, external) Delta Electronics (65W, external)
Chassis ASRock BeeBox Gigabyte Brix S Intel Compute Stick Intel NUC Intel NUC Zotac Zbox Sphere
Operating System Windows 10 (64-bit, added) Windows 8.1 (64-bit) Windows 8.1 (32-bit) Windows 8.1 (64-bit, added) Windows 8.1 (64-bit, added) Windows 8.1 (64-bit, added)
Standard Warranty Two years One year (parts and labour) Two years Two years Two years Two years
Date Reviewed January 2016 March 2015 May 2015 April 2015 January 2014 May 2014
Cost As Reviewed £270 £665 £130 £535 £450 £420

CPU Benchmarks

HEXUS PiFast Our number-crunching PiFast test is used to benchmark the computational power of each system's CPU.
Cinebench Using Cinebench's multi-CPU render, this cross-platform benchmark stresses as many cores as possible.
HandBrake Free-to-use video encoder that stresses all CPU cores.

Memory, Storage and System Benchmarks

AIDA64 Benchmark that analyses memory bandwidth and latency.
CrystalDiskMark Popular free-to-use storage benchmark, used to gauge sequential performance.
PCMark 8 System-wide examination that uses the Home preset, run with OpenCL acceleration.

Miscellaneous Benchmarks

Power Consumption Noted for system idling and under HandBrake video-transcoding load.
Temperature Noted for CPU idling and under HandBrake video-transcoding load.