AOpen XC Cube MZ855 II Mini PC Review :: Performance

09-12-2005 · Category: Hardware - Systems

By Benjamin Sun

I don't have a Pentium M platform to test like systems. As the Pentium M 2.0GHz is a laptop CPU and I don't have any motherboards to support that CPU besides the one on this mini-system, I decided to test the system standalone. We are getting at least another Pentium M board to test and will test the board with a similar configuration when it arrives. One thing to note about the Intel EG2 graphics, most of the benchmarks were limited by the total lack of HW T+L and pixel shaders. 3DMark05 refused to run any tests, 3DMark03 ran one of the four benchmarks. HL2 had to be run at minimum levels. Doom 3 ran at the regular HQ settings, but the performance was minimal.

  • Pentium M 755 2.0GHz
  • 512MB DDR400 Crucial Ballistix
  • Intel Extreme Graphics 2 32MB allocated to graphics
  • 32GB Maxt4or HDD
  • Windows XP with SP2
  • DirectX 9.0c
  • AOpen 16x ODD

Test Results

  • Doom 3 1.3 - 2.8
  • HL2 c17 Timedemo - 4.39
  • Aquamark 3 - 3024
  • 3DMark05 - DNR
  • 3Dmark03 - 47
  • PCMark04 - 3179
  • PCMark04 Memory - 2646
  • Sisoft Sandra 2005 Memory Test - 2144 Int / 2153 Float
  • Sysmark 2004 - 134