Performance Metrics - I

The Logic Supply ML100G-30 was evaluated using our standard test suite for low power desktops / industrial PCs. The results are presented in two sections - the first one deals with benchmark suites / artificial tests, while the second one uses day-to-day applications.

Futuremark PCMark 8

PCMark 8 provides various usage scenarios (home, creative and work) and offers ways to benchmark both baseline (CPU-only) as well as OpenCL accelerated (CPU + GPU) performance. We benchmarked select PCs for the OpenCL accelerated performance in all three usage scenarios. These scores are heavily influenced by the CPU in the system. Despite the Core i5-5300U in our review PC being clocked slightly higher than the Core i5-5250U in the NUC5i5RYK, the ML100G-30 lags behind in the benchmark scores - the primary reason being the extra memory bandwidth available in the Intel NUC5i5RYK (Enthusiast) configuration. The SO-DIMMs in that unit run at 1866 MHz and adopt a dual-channel configuration. Our review sample of the ML100G-30 uses only one of the two available memory slots and also uses memory running at 1600 MHz only. There is scope for performance improvement with a judicious choice of components in the ML100G-30.

Futuremark PCMark 8 - Home OpenCL

Futuremark PCMark 8 - Creative OpenCL

Futuremark PCMark 8 - Work OpenCL

Miscellaneous Futuremark Benchmarks

The memory bottleneck also affects the other Futuremark benchmarks. Despite that limitation, the Broadwell vPro PC manages to score better than the previous generation passive NUC from Logic Supply. Note that the previous generation unit was also configured with dual-channel memory.

Futuremark PCMark 7 - PCMark Suite Score

Futuremark 3DMark 11 - Extreme Score

Futuremark 3DMark 2013 - Ice Storm Score

Futuremark 3DMark 2013 - Cloud Gate Score

3D Rendering - CINEBENCH R15

We have moved on from R11.5 to R15 for 3D rendering evaluation. CINEBENCH R15 provides three benchmark modes - OpenGL, single threaded and multi-threaded. Evaluation of select PCs in all three modes provided us the following results.

3D Rendering - CINEBENCH R15 - Single Thread

3D Rendering - CINEBENCH R15 - Multiple Threads

3D Rendering - CINEBENCH R15 - OpenGL

In the pure-CPU tests, the higher burst clock frequency (2.9 GHz) of the Core i5-5300U helps the ML100G-30 emerge as the leader. However, with the OpenGL routine, the memory aspect again comes into play.

ML100G-30 BIOS and vPro Features Performance Metrics - II
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  • Beaver M. - Saturday, May 2, 2015 - link

    Yeah well, I have an i7 in that same M350. You were saying?
  • meacupla - Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - link

    Industrial PC, must continue to work in a pile of dust and metal shavings.

    But this model is lacking VGA and serial, so IDK how industrial it is...
  • eBob - Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - link

    I might be able to use this as an OIT or a small SCADA system, but you are correct. Right now, I am selling our existing customers a whitebox computer with our software loaded on it. I need a minimum of two serial ports and PS/2 ports (the keyboard and trackpad are integrated into the machine cabinet).
  • Morawka - Friday, May 8, 2015 - link

    Just buy a couple USB to Serial adapters since you wont be needing the ports for mouse and keyboard. Even if you needed them, you could get small and compact un-powered usb hub
  • DarekLogic - Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - link

    Darek here from Logic Supply. The ML100G-30 features an optional COM port punch-out on the front of the system and is available as a drop-down during configuration. Due to its size, VGA is not currently available on the NUC form factor from our motherboard manufacturers.
  • Sivar - Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - link

    I've worked with Logic Supply to buy high-reliability systems and have found that most of their models are very flexible and can accommodate serial ports, VGA, DVI, etc. by using their system builder form.
    I keep wanting to buy something like this for an HTPC, but with 4K HEVC support being unknown and the price being rather higher than fan-cooled models, it is hard to justify yet. :/
  • joex4444 - Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - link

    DP -> VGA adapters exist and should be OK. In many industrial settings, these run headless anyways.
  • Michael Bay - Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - link

    >current AMD smoking anything ever

    Try again.
  • Pissedoffyouth - Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - link

    Uh its graphics are top notch
  • Ammaross - Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - link

    We'll have to keep that in mind when the SCADA system has to play World of Warcraft between jobs...

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