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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  • Flunk - Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - link

    Sometimes, but not now. Right now they're second notch. Reply
  • Jorgisven - Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - link

    Given that NUC is an Intel branded product, I'd think seeing AMD in a NUC unlikely. You can get a Brix from Gigabyte that supports AMD options, or the Sapphire Edge. These have done alright, but nothing extraordinary, due to equivalent pricing, but less than equivalent performance. Still functional, but not a great value proposition. Reply
  • der - Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - link

    noice Reply
  • Uplink10 - Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - link

    What is the most ironic is that this 365/24/7 unit does not come with secondary/redundant ethernet port in case the one fails. I am of the opinion that at least two ports should be on every motherboards from 120$ miniPCs and 70$ motherboards to this one. Some may disagree about that but nobody can disagree about 2 ports in industrial grade NUC.
    As for HTPC, you have two mDP ports and that is sufficient. If monitor manufacturers do not want to implement future (proof) standard it is their own mistake.
    And this is not a barebone because you cannot order it without memory stick.
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  • DarekLogic - Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - link

    Darek here from Logic Supply. One of the other models in the ML100 Series, the ML100G-10 (http://www.logicsupply.com/ml100g-10/) does offer Dual LAN. We're also exploring other emerging motherboard options to enable additional dual NIC models. Reply
  • Ammaross - Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - link

    Darek, thanks for clarifying. When researching to buy Industrial PCs, it seems you have to dig to find options with dual NICs and is not readily available (findable) on most manufacture's sites. Reply
  • Ammaross - Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - link

    Unfortunately, the ML100G-10 is only Bay Trail, and thus not the most ideal solution. :( Reply
  • Uplink10 - Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - link

    I like hearing that because dual NIC models are wanted and second one can enable a secondary route in case the first one fails. Reply
  • Ammaross - Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - link

    "What is the most ironic is that this 365/24/7 unit does not come with secondary/redundant ethernet port in case the one fails"
    The dual nic isn't in case one of the nics fail on the device, but in case one of the >>Switches<< fails (or needs to be rebooted/serviced/etc). If a NIC dies on the board, the other one will likely be affected too (since they usually would use the same NIC controller and work like a dual-port add-in NIC).
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  • cjs150 - Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - link

    Two points;

    1. When a manufacturer comes onto the forum, with all the potential to be flamed, I believe they should be complimented and encourage. So well done Logic supply

    2. If the model has a mini DP port, surely a simple miniDP to HDMI adapter would be sufficient to allow it to run as an HTPC.

    To be fair to Logic Supply HTPC use is not the market (I think) of the model they supplied. Tranquil PC make nice (but pricey) fanless cases for HTPC use
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