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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  • Ammaross - Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - link

    "Logic Supply HTPC use is not the market (I think) of the model they supplied."

    You must have missed the term "Industrial" in the title of the review....
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  • mtnman81 - Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - link

    Why would you use and industrial computer for a HTPC. Do you just have too much money? That is the only case I can think of. A regular NUC would be much more appropriate for a HTPC. I have one in that very role now. It is the 4th gen i5 model running a 250GB m.2 drive for xmbc and pulls all media files from the network. Without a actual disk needing to turn inside the enclosure it self, it stays extremely cool. The bios are set by default to only cue the fan when needed and running with 16gb DDR3 1600, displaying dual full HDX I am yet to see the fan be cued. The frame of the case being solid metal you can feel that there is nearly no heat to speak of when you hold your hand to it.

    That being said this is not the application I would ever look at one of the Logic Supply units for. Why would I pay twice as much to get a industrial one for home use when the consumer one fits the bill better anyway since it has built in IR receiver for a remote?

    The Logic Supply models do make sense for the application they were intended for. As far as all of you saying that it doesn't have serial and it doesn't have this or that. It has all the interface ports needed for you to be able to adapt it to any application that this "should" be used for. I find it despicable that serial ports are so prevalent in automation. We are the technology side of industry so lets get with the times. I am glad they didn't waste interface real-estate with a dedicated serial port! As far a redundant network connections, your complaint is ridiculous as most automation controllers and proprietary HMI's don't even have redundant network connections. It does have built in Wi-Fi antenna sockets so you could always utilize that if necessary or use a USB to Ethernet adapter. This may industrial rated but it is not allowable as a safety controller and I can not imagine what other process you have that is so critical that you planning on this unit running as the backbone of a critical system. Perhaps you have not appropriately though out your process before you started specking hardware for install.
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  • pekpetrolhead - Thursday, April 30, 2015 - link

    Giada F300 is a similar unit to the above, been using as a HTPC for over a year, totally silent and very solid unit.

    Model
    Giada F300
    OS
    Windows®7,8 & Linux
    Processor
    Intel® Core™ i5-4200U Processor, 2 Cores / 4 Threads
    Chipset
    Integrated into CPU
    Display
    Intel®HD Graphics 4400
    Microsoft®DirectX®11
    Memory
    Not included
    One SO-DIMM slot, up to 16GB of DDR3L 1600 MHz
    HDD
    Not included
    Support 2.5inch SATA Ⅲ or SATA Ⅱ Type HDD
    Wireless
    Not included, optional IEEE 802.11 b/g/n module
    LAN
    1x Realtek®Gigabit Ethernet Controller
    1x Rj45 port on the back pane
    Audio
    Realtek®High Definition Audio
    (5.1) Digital audio via DisplayPort 1.2 connector
    1x Audio out &S/PDIF combo jack on the front panel
    1x Mic in jack on the front pane
    Interface
    4x USB3.0 (two on the back panel)
    2x USB2.0 (on the back panel)
    2x COM Port (one on the back panel)
    1x DC-IN jack (19V /12V )
    IR
    An infrared sensor on the front panel
    1x 3.5mm audio jack for extended infrared sensor
    Not included Remote Control(Optional )
    Size
    10.3in x 6.9in x 1.4in
    260mm x 175mm x 35mm
    Color
    Black
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  • Beaver M. - Saturday, May 2, 2015 - link

    These mini PCs all have one huge flaw: Not enough USB Ports. And if you want stability and reliability youre not going to start with USB hubs. Period.
    I rather build an ITX system that wont be much bigger (actually much flatter), has far more power (up to i7) more storage, more RAM and over 3 times as many USB ports.
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