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Beelink U59 Mini-S mini PC review: The super inexpensive Intel NUC HTPC alternative

A beeline to affordability. The Beelink U59 Mini-S is cheap enough to be a respectable alternative to the typical smart TV dongles or media players from Google, Amazon, Apple, or Roku especially for users who want the versatility of a Windows environment.

Beelink offers an extensive family of mini PCs ranging from the very inexpensive Celeron-powered U59 up to the insanely fast Ryzen 9 5900HX-powered GTR5. Our U59 Mini-S review model today sits in the lower-end of the spectrum sporting the Celeron N5095 CPU, just 8 GB of single-channel memory, and a 256 GB SSD for approximately $220 USD retail.

Alternatives to the U59 Mini-S include Atom or Celeron-powered mini PCs such as the Chuwi HeroBox, GMK NucBox K1, NucBox 3, or the Intel NUC 11 Essential. The U59 Mini-S in review should not be confused with the slightly more expensive original U59.

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Beelink U59 Mini-S
Processor
Intel Celeron N5095 4 x 2 - 2.9 GHz, 17 W PL2 / Short Burst, 14 W PL1 / Sustained, Jasper Lake
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
, Single-Channel, DDR4-2666, 15-15-15-35, 2x SODIMM slots
Soundcard
Intel Jasper Lake PCH - cAVS Controller
Connections
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit/s), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 41 x 124 x 113 ( = 1.61 x 4.88 x 4.45 in)
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Pro
Additional features
Manual, 2x HDMI cables, removable VESA mount, additional screws, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
279 g ( = 9.84 oz / 0.62 pounds), Power Supply: 150 g ( = 5.29 oz / 0.33 pounds)
Price
220 USD
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Potential Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
06/2022
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Celeron N5095, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
279 g41 mmx
04/2022
Beelink SEi8
i3-8109U, Iris Plus Graphics 655
346 g41 mmx
04/2021
Intel NUC11TNKi5
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
504 g37 mmx
11/2021
Beelink U59
Celeron N5095, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
329 g42 mmx
02/2022
GMK NucBox 3
Celeron J4125, UHD Graphics 600
410 g32.5 mmx
10/2020
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
472 g51 mmx

Case — Lighter Than It Looks

The chassis is nearly identical to the original U59 albeit with a few superficial differences. The top panel, for example, is now smooth matte instead of glossy which we believe is a smart change as the matte surface is more resistant to fingerprints and scuffs. The sides and bottom of the chassis are metal for strong first impressions.

A notable aspect of the Beelink is its very light weight of just 279 g compared to over 500 g on the similarly-sized Intel NUC 11. The thinner chassis materials of the Beelink and its lack of an internal metal cage for additional reinforcement contribute to the significant weight differences between the two models.

Top panel is matte instead of glossy to reduce fingerprints
Top panel is matte instead of glossy to reduce fingerprints
Rubber footing on the bottom to reduce the chances of slipping
Rubber footing on the bottom to reduce the chances of slipping
Metal chassis is much lighter and thinner than with an Intel NUC
Metal chassis is much lighter and thinner than with an Intel NUC
Unlike the large twist screws on an Intel NUC, the screws on the Beelink require a screwdriver
Unlike the large twist screws on an Intel NUC, the screws on the Beelink require a screwdriver

Size Comparison

128 mm / 5.04 inch 126 mm / 4.96 inch 51 mm / 2.01 inch 472 g1.041 lbs124 mm / 4.88 inch 113 mm / 4.45 inch 42 mm / 1.654 inch 329 g0.725 lbs124 mm / 4.88 inch 113 mm / 4.45 inch 41 mm / 1.614 inch 279 g0.615 lbs124 mm / 4.88 inch 113 mm / 4.45 inch 41 mm / 1.614 inch 346 g0.763 lbs128 mm / 5.04 inch 128 mm / 5.04 inch 32.5 mm / 1.28 inch 410 g0.904 lbs117 mm / 4.61 inch 112 mm / 4.41 inch 37 mm / 1.457 inch 504 g1.111 lbs

Connectivity — No USB-C

Port options are identical to the U59 but with one major exception: the USB-C port has been dropped. We suspect that this was a cost-saving measure.

Front: 2x USB-A 3.0, 3.5 mm audio jack, Power button
Front: 2x USB-A 3.0, 3.5 mm audio jack, Power button
Right: No ports
Right: No ports
Left: No ports
Left: No ports
Rear: 2x USB-A 3.0, Gigabit RJ-45, 2x HDMI 2.0, Kensington lock, AC adapter
Rear: 2x USB-A 3.0, Gigabit RJ-45, 2x HDMI 2.0, Kensington lock, AC adapter

Communication

An Intel 3165 comes standard one again for 1x1 Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity. Though slow by today's standards, it's still fast enough for 4K video streaming.

1216 WLAN module is soldered and not upgradeable
1216 WLAN module is soldered and not upgradeable
Networking
iperf3 transmit AX12
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1626 (1386min - 1677max) MBit/s ∼100%
Beelink SEi8
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
200 (156min - 261max) MBit/s ∼12%
Beelink U59
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
180 (157min - 201max) MBit/s ∼11%
GMK NucBox 3
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
152 (106min - 184max) MBit/s ∼9%
iperf3 receive AX12
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1524 (1442min - 1571max) MBit/s ∼100%
GMK NucBox 3
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
671 (648min - 684max) MBit/s ∼44%
Beelink U59
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
346 (336min - 355max) MBit/s ∼23%
Beelink SEi8
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
338 (320min - 344max) MBit/s ∼22%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
188.4 (153min - 228max) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
322 (295min - 337max) MBit/s ∼100%
050100150200250300Tooltip
; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø321 (295-337)
; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø188.4 (153-228)

Maintenance

The bottom panel comes off easily after removing the 4 Philips screws around the corners. Users have direct access to two storage bays (1x M.2 2280 SATA III + 1x 2.5-inch SATA III) and a single SODIMM DDR4 slot supporting up to 16 GB of single-channel memory.

Accessories and Warranty

The retail box includes a removable VESA mounting bracket with screws that attach to the bottom plate of the unit. Two HDMI cables are included as well.

The standard one-year limited warranty applies if purchased in the US.

Performance

 
 

Testing Conditions

Our test unit was set to Windows Performance mode prior to running any benchmark tests below for the highest possible scores. Aside from the usual BIOS settings, there are no special applications for controlling specific features or behaviors of the U59 Mini-S.

Processor — Faster Than Atom, Slower Than Core i3

Multi-thread performance is comparable to the dual-core quad-thread Core i3-8109U while being about 20 to 45 percent slower in single-thread performance. The Celeron N5095 is nonetheless faster than previous generation Celeron solutions including the J4125 or N4100 by up to 2x in multi-threaded applications.

Performance sustainability is good with no major drops when running CineBench R15 xT in a loop.

Cinebench R15 Multi Loop

04080120160200240280320360400440480520560600640680720760Tooltip
Beelink U59 Mini-S Intel Celeron N5095: Ø353 (350.25-357.53)
Beelink SEi8 Intel Core i3-8109U: Ø320 (317.69-324.13)
Intel NUC11TNKi5 Intel Core i5-1135G7: Ø789 (772.57-794.38)
Beelink U59 Intel Celeron N5095: Ø377 (375.08-378.57)
GMK NucBox 3 Intel Celeron J4125: Ø203 (171.15-207.16)
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano Intel Core i5-10210U: Ø514 (504.41-521.83)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R23: Multi Core | Single Core
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender: v2.79 BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 | 7z b 4 -mmt1
Geekbench 5.4: Multi-Core | Single-Core
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
3095 Points ∼100% +285%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1974 Points ∼64% +146%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
1432 Points ∼46% +78%
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
Intel Core i5-10210U
1183 Points ∼38% +47%
Average Intel Celeron N5095
  (804 - 844, n=3)
825 Points ∼27% +3%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Intel Celeron N5095
804 Points ∼26%
Beelink SEi8
Intel Core i3-8109U
772 Points ∼25% -4%
GMK NucBox 3
Intel Celeron J4125
430 Points ∼14% -47%
Chuwi UBook CWI509
Intel Celeron N4100
386 Points ∼12% -52%
Blackview AceBook 1
Intel Celeron N4120
376 Points ∼12% -53%
Chuwi LapBook Plus
Intel Atom x7-E3950
272 Points ∼9% -66%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7
503 Points ∼100% +121%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
473 Points ∼94% +107%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
427 Points ∼85% +87%
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
Intel Core i5-10210U
418 Points ∼83% +83%
Beelink SEi8
Intel Core i3-8109U
351 Points ∼70% +54%
Average Intel Celeron N5095
  (228 - 239, n=3)
234 Points ∼47% +3%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Intel Celeron N5095
228 Points ∼45%
GMK NucBox 3
Intel Celeron J4125
170 Points ∼34% -25%
Blackview AceBook 1
Intel Celeron N4120
159 Points ∼32% -30%
Chuwi UBook CWI509
Intel Celeron N4100
152 Points ∼30% -33%
Chuwi LapBook Plus
Intel Atom x7-E3950
93 Points ∼18% -59%
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
7719 Points ∼100% +258%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7
5098 (4930.91min - 5098.17max) Points ∼66% +136%
Average Intel Celeron N5095
  (2159 - 2219, n=3)
2185 Points ∼28% +1%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Intel Celeron N5095
2159 (2113.79min - 2158.74max) Points ∼28%
Beelink SEi8
Intel Core i3-8109U
2004 (1983.59min - 2004.09max) Points ∼26% -7%
GMK NucBox 3
Intel Celeron J4125
1186 (1172.17min - 1186.25max) Points ∼15% -45%
Blackview AceBook 1
Intel Celeron N4120
965 (915.042min - 964.764max) Points ∼13% -55%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1369 Points ∼100% +123%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
1217 Points ∼89% +98%
Beelink SEi8
Intel Core i3-8109U
906 Points ∼66% +47%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Intel Celeron N5095
615 Points ∼45%
Average Intel Celeron N5095
  (587 - 621, n=3)
608 Points ∼44% -1%
GMK NucBox 3
Intel Celeron J4125
438 Points ∼32% -29%
Blackview AceBook 1
Intel Celeron N4120
409 Points ∼30% -33%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
1240 Points ∼100% +246%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7
794 (772.57min - 794.38max) Points ∼64% +122%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
580 Points ∼47% +62%
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
Intel Core i5-10210U
522 (504.41min - 521.83max) Points ∼42% +46%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Intel Celeron N5095
358 (350.25min - 357.53max) Points ∼29%
Average Intel Celeron N5095
  (221 - 379, n=4)
333 Points ∼27% -7%
Beelink SEi8
Intel Core i3-8109U
324 (317.69min - 324.13max) Points ∼26% -9%
Blackview AceBook 1
Intel Celeron N4120
234 (225.47min - 233.66max) Points ∼19% -35%
GMK NucBox 3
Intel Celeron J4125
207 (171.15min - 207.16max) Points ∼17% -42%
Chuwi UBook CWI509
Intel Celeron N4100
175 Points ∼14% -51%
Chuwi LapBook Plus
Intel Atom x7-E3950
125 Points ∼10% -65%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7
201 Points ∼100% +111%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
178 Points ∼89% +87%
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
Intel Core i5-10210U
167 Points ∼83% +75%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
165 Points ∼82% +73%
Beelink SEi8
Intel Core i3-8109U
124.3 Points ∼62% +30%
Average Intel Celeron N5095
  (95.4 - 109, n=3)
103.9 Points ∼52% +9%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Intel Celeron N5095
95.4 Points ∼47%
Blackview AceBook 1
Intel Celeron N4120
74.5 Points ∼37% -22%
Chuwi UBook CWI509
Intel Celeron N4100
67 Points ∼33% -30%
GMK NucBox 3
Intel Celeron J4125
63.1 Points ∼31% -34%
Chuwi LapBook Plus
Intel Atom x7-E3950
41 Points ∼20% -57%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Chuwi LapBook Plus
Intel Atom x7-E3950
4564 Seconds * ∼100% -181%
GMK NucBox 3
Intel Celeron J4125
3032 Seconds * ∼66% -87%
Blackview AceBook 1
Intel Celeron N4120
2583 Seconds * ∼57% -59%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Intel Celeron N5095
1624 Seconds * ∼36%
Average Intel Celeron N5095
  (1502 - 1624, n=3)
1547 Seconds * ∼34% +5%
Beelink SEi8
Intel Core i3-8109U
1328 Seconds * ∼29% +18%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
907 Seconds * ∼20% +44%
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
Intel Core i5-10210U
892 Seconds * ∼20% +45%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7
600 Seconds * ∼13% +63%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
479 Seconds * ∼10% +71%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
33282 MIPS ∼100% +202%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7
23280 MIPS ∼70% +111%
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
Intel Core i5-10210U
16971 MIPS ∼51% +54%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
15043 MIPS ∼45% +37%
Average Intel Celeron N5095
  (11013 - 11168, n=3)
11068 MIPS ∼33% 0%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Intel Celeron N5095
11013 MIPS ∼33%
Beelink SEi8
Intel Core i3-8109U
9489 MIPS ∼29% -14%
Blackview AceBook 1
Intel Celeron N4120
7436 MIPS ∼22% -32%
GMK NucBox 3
Intel Celeron J4125
5694 MIPS ∼17% -48%
Chuwi LapBook Plus
Intel Atom x7-E3950
4569 MIPS ∼14% -59%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4738 MIPS ∼100% +52%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
4362 MIPS ∼92% +40%
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
Intel Core i5-10210U
4303 MIPS ∼91% +38%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
4014 MIPS ∼85% +28%
Beelink SEi8
Intel Core i3-8109U
3752 MIPS ∼79% +20%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Intel Celeron N5095
3124 MIPS ∼66%
Average Intel Celeron N5095
  (3100 - 3124, n=3)
3112 MIPS ∼66% 0%
Blackview AceBook 1
Intel Celeron N4120
2412 MIPS ∼51% -23%
GMK NucBox 3
Intel Celeron J4125
2237 MIPS ∼47% -28%
Chuwi LapBook Plus
Intel Atom x7-E3950
1454 MIPS ∼31% -53%
Geekbench 5.4 / Multi-Core
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
6243 Points ∼100% +223%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4593 Points ∼74% +138%
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
Intel Core i5-10210U
3877 Points ∼62% +101%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
3330 Points ∼53% +72%
Average Intel Celeron N5095
  (1933 - 2036, n=2)
1985 Points ∼32% +3%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Intel Celeron N5095
1933 Points ∼31%
Beelink SEi8
Intel Core i3-8109U
1880 Points ∼30% -3%
GMK NucBox 3
Intel Celeron J4125
1198 Points ∼19% -38%
Geekbench 5.4 / Single-Core
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1396 Points ∼100% +117%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
1121 Points ∼80% +74%
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
Intel Core i5-10210U
1111 Points ∼80% +73%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
1027 Points ∼74% +59%
Beelink SEi8
Intel Core i3-8109U
888 Points ∼64% +38%
Average Intel Celeron N5095
  (644 - 659, n=2)
652 Points ∼47% +1%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Intel Celeron N5095
644 Points ∼46%
GMK NucBox 3
Intel Celeron J4125
462 Points ∼33% -28%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
9.18 fps ∼100% +359%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7
6.63 fps ∼72% +232%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
4.37 fps ∼48% +119%
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
Intel Core i5-10210U
4.15 fps ∼45% +108%
Beelink SEi8
Intel Core i3-8109U
2.85 fps ∼31% +43%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Intel Celeron N5095
2 fps ∼22%
Average Intel Celeron N5095
  (1.9 - 2.05, n=3)
1.983 fps ∼22% -1%
GMK NucBox 3
Intel Celeron J4125
1.26 fps ∼14% -37%
Blackview AceBook 1
Intel Celeron N4120
1.02 fps ∼11% -49%
Chuwi LapBook Plus
Intel Atom x7-E3950
0.98 fps ∼11% -51%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
GMK NucBox 3
Intel Celeron J4125
159 s * ∼100% -49%
Blackview AceBook 1
Intel Celeron N4120
157 s * ∼99% -47%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Intel Celeron N5095
106.5 s * ∼67%
Average Intel Celeron N5095
  (97 - 107.9, n=3)
103.8 s * ∼65% +3%
Beelink SEi8
Intel Core i3-8109U
79 s * ∼50% +26%
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
Intel Core i5-10210U
68.8 s * ∼43% +35%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
67.3 s * ∼42% +37%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
62.2 s * ∼39% +42%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7
51.3 s * ∼32% +52%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Blackview AceBook 1
Intel Celeron N4120
1.649 sec * ∼100% -40%
GMK NucBox 3
Intel Celeron J4125
1.525 sec * ∼92% -29%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Intel Celeron N5095
1.178 sec * ∼71%
Average Intel Celeron N5095
  (1.16 - 1.178, n=3)
1.169 sec * ∼71% +1%
Beelink SEi8
Intel Core i3-8109U
0.861 sec * ∼52% +27%
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
Intel Core i5-10210U
0.695 sec * ∼42% +41%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
0.686 sec * ∼42% +42%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7
0.622 sec * ∼38% +47%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
0.616 sec * ∼37% +48%

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
358 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
25.2 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
95.4 Points
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Performance Rating
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
99.8 pt ∼100%
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
Intel Core i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
67 pt ∼67%
Beelink SEi8
Intel Core i3-8109U, Iris Plus Graphics 655
43.3 pt ∼43%
Beelink U59
Intel Celeron N5095, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
31.9 pt ∼32%
Average Intel Celeron N5095
 
31 pt ∼31%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Intel Celeron N5095, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
30.4 pt ∼30%
GMK NucBox 3
Intel Celeron J4125, UHD Graphics 600
21 pt ∼21%
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
6699 KRay/s ∼100% +439%
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
Intel Core i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
3775 KRay/s ∼56% +203%
Beelink SEi8
Intel Core i3-8109U, Iris Plus Graphics 655
2663 KRay/s ∼40% +114%
Beelink U59
Intel Celeron N5095, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
1245 KRay/s ∼19% 0%
Average Intel Celeron N5095
  (1244 - 1245, n=3)
1245 KRay/s ∼19% 0%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Intel Celeron N5095, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
1244 KRay/s ∼19%
GMK NucBox 3
Intel Celeron J4125, UHD Graphics 600
726 KRay/s ∼11% -42%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
27861 Points ∼100% +284%
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
Intel Core i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
20498 Points ∼74% +182%
Beelink SEi8
Intel Core i3-8109U, Iris Plus Graphics 655
12985 Points ∼47% +79%
Beelink U59
Intel Celeron N5095, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
7466 Points ∼27% +3%
Average Intel Celeron N5095
  (7264 - 7466, n=3)
7396 Points ∼27% +2%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Intel Celeron N5095, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
7264 Points ∼26%
GMK NucBox 3
Intel Celeron J4125, UHD Graphics 600
4191 Points ∼15% -42%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1855 MB/s ∼100% +265%
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
Intel Core i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
919 MB/s ∼50% +81%
Beelink SEi8
Intel Core i3-8109U, Iris Plus Graphics 655
629 MB/s ∼34% +24%
Beelink U59
Intel Celeron N5095, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
515 MB/s ∼28% +1%
Average Intel Celeron N5095
  (508 - 515, n=3)
512 MB/s ∼28% +1%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Intel Celeron N5095, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
508 MB/s ∼27%
GMK NucBox 3
Intel Celeron J4125, UHD Graphics 600
300 MB/s ∼16% -41%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
Intel Core i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
47528 Points ∼100% +118%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
46536 Points ∼98% +113%
Beelink SEi8
Intel Core i3-8109U, Iris Plus Graphics 655
23893 Points ∼50% +10%
Beelink U59
Intel Celeron N5095, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
21959 Points ∼46% +1%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Intel Celeron N5095, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
21801 Points ∼46%
Average Intel Celeron N5095
  (21458 - 21959, n=3)
21739 Points ∼46% 0%
GMK NucBox 3
Intel Celeron J4125, UHD Graphics 600
19745 Points ∼42% -9%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
4444 Points ∼100% +344%
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
Intel Core i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
3766 Points ∼85% +276%
Beelink SEi8
Intel Core i3-8109U, Iris Plus Graphics 655
2152 Points ∼48% +115%
GMK NucBox 3
Intel Celeron J4125, UHD Graphics 600
1107 Points ∼25% +10%
Beelink U59
Intel Celeron N5095, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
1003 Points ∼23% 0%
Average Intel Celeron N5095
  (1002 - 1003, n=3)
1003 Points ∼23% 0%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Intel Celeron N5095, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
1002 Points ∼23%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
16937 Points ∼100% +345%
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
Intel Core i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
10030 Points ∼59% +164%
Beelink SEi8
Intel Core i3-8109U, Iris Plus Graphics 655
6615 Points ∼39% +74%
Beelink U59
Intel Celeron N5095, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
3967 Points ∼23% +4%
Average Intel Celeron N5095
  (3802 - 3967, n=3)
3910 Points ∼23% +3%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Intel Celeron N5095, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
3802 Points ∼22%
GMK NucBox 3
Intel Celeron J4125, UHD Graphics 600
2231 Points ∼13% -41%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
66724 MB/s ∼100% +250%
Beelink U59
Intel Celeron N5095, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
19099 MB/s ∼29% 0%
Average Intel Celeron N5095
  (19076 - 19099, n=3)
19087 MB/s ∼29% 0%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Intel Celeron N5095, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
19076 MB/s ∼29%
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
Intel Core i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
14698 MB/s ∼22% -23%
GMK NucBox 3
Intel Celeron J4125, UHD Graphics 600
8288 MB/s ∼12% -57%
Beelink SEi8
Intel Core i3-8109U, Iris Plus Graphics 655
8170 MB/s ∼12% -57%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
373 MB/s ∼100% +99%
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
Intel Core i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
258 MB/s ∼69% +37%
Beelink U59
Intel Celeron N5095, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
190 MB/s ∼51% +1%
Average Intel Celeron N5095
  (187.7 - 190, n=3)
189.2 MB/s ∼51% +1%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Intel Celeron N5095, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
187.7 MB/s ∼50%
Beelink SEi8
Intel Core i3-8109U, Iris Plus Graphics 655
147.2 MB/s ∼39% -22%
GMK NucBox 3
Intel Celeron J4125, UHD Graphics 600
105 MB/s ∼28% -44%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
3628 KRay/s ∼100% +439%
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
Intel Core i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
2058 KRay/s ∼57% +206%
Beelink SEi8
Intel Core i3-8109U, Iris Plus Graphics 655
1440 KRay/s ∼40% +114%
Beelink U59
Intel Celeron N5095, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
676 KRay/s ∼19% 0%
Average Intel Celeron N5095
  (673 - 676, n=3)
675 KRay/s ∼19% 0%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Intel Celeron N5095, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
673 KRay/s ∼19%
GMK NucBox 3
Intel Celeron J4125, UHD Graphics 600
404 KRay/s ∼11% -40%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
16877 MPixel/s ∼100% +128%
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
Intel Core i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
16602 MPixel/s ∼98% +125%
Beelink SEi8
Intel Core i3-8109U, Iris Plus Graphics 655
14060 MPixel/s ∼83% +90%
Beelink U59
Intel Celeron N5095, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
9294 MPixel/s ∼55% +26%
Average Intel Celeron N5095
  (7386 - 9294, n=3)
8129 MPixel/s ∼48% +10%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Intel Celeron N5095, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
7386 MPixel/s ∼44%
GMK NucBox 3
Intel Celeron J4125, UHD Graphics 600
6210 MPixel/s ∼37% -16%

System Performance

PCMark scores sit comfortably in between mini PCs with the older Celeron J4125 like the GMK NucBox 3 and mini PCs powered by Core i3 CPUs like the Beelink SEi8.

PCMark 10 / Score
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Transcend M.2 SSD 430S TS512GMTS430S
4512 Points ∼100% +89%
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Western Digital WD Blue 3D WDBNCE5000PNC
3791 Points ∼84% +59%
Beelink SEi8
Iris Plus Graphics 655, i3-8109U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
3645 Points ∼81% +53%
Beelink U59
UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU), Celeron N5095, Silicon Motion AZW 512G NV428
2410 Points ∼53% +1%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU), Celeron N5095, Silicon Motion AZW 256G M.228 220426 C SATA 3
2386 Points ∼53%
Average Intel Celeron N5095, Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
  (2317 - 2410, n=3)
2371 Points ∼53% -1%
GMK NucBox 3
UHD Graphics 600, Celeron J4125, Netac S535N8/256GYN
1707 Points ∼38% -28%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Transcend M.2 SSD 430S TS512GMTS430S
9000 Points ∼100% +56%
Beelink SEi8
Iris Plus Graphics 655, i3-8109U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
7861 Points ∼87% +36%
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Western Digital WD Blue 3D WDBNCE5000PNC
7787 Points ∼87% +35%
Beelink U59
UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU), Celeron N5095, Silicon Motion AZW 512G NV428
5874 Points ∼65% +2%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU), Celeron N5095, Silicon Motion AZW 256G M.228 220426 C SATA 3
5778 Points ∼64%
Average Intel Celeron N5095, Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
  (5516 - 5874, n=3)
5723 Points ∼64% -1%
GMK NucBox 3
UHD Graphics 600, Celeron J4125, Netac S535N8/256GYN
4754 Points ∼53% -18%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Western Digital WD Blue 3D WDBNCE5000PNC
6333 Points ∼100% +76%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Transcend M.2 SSD 430S TS512GMTS430S
6190 Points ∼98% +72%
Beelink SEi8
Iris Plus Graphics 655, i3-8109U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
6093 Points ∼96% +70%
Beelink U59
UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU), Celeron N5095, Silicon Motion AZW 512G NV428
3623 Points ∼57% +1%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU), Celeron N5095, Silicon Motion AZW 256G M.228 220426 C SATA 3
3591 Points ∼57%
Average Intel Celeron N5095, Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
  (3454 - 3623, n=3)
3556 Points ∼56% -1%
GMK NucBox 3
UHD Graphics 600, Celeron J4125, Netac S535N8/256GYN
2958 Points ∼47% -18%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Transcend M.2 SSD 430S TS512GMTS430S
4474 Points ∼100% +151%
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Western Digital WD Blue 3D WDBNCE5000PNC
3000 Points ∼67% +69%
Beelink SEi8
Iris Plus Graphics 655, i3-8109U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
2746 Points ∼61% +54%
Beelink U59
UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU), Celeron N5095, Silicon Motion AZW 512G NV428
1787 Points ∼40% 0%
Average Intel Celeron N5095, Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
  (1773 - 1787, n=3)
1780 Points ∼40% 0%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU), Celeron N5095, Silicon Motion AZW 256G M.228 220426 C SATA 3
1779 Points ∼40%
GMK NucBox 3
UHD Graphics 600, Celeron J4125, Netac S535N8/256GYN
960 Points ∼21% -46%
CrossMark / Overall
Beelink U59 Mini-S
UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU), Celeron N5095, Silicon Motion AZW 256G M.228 220426 C SATA 3
490 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Celeron N5095, Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
 
490 Points ∼100% 0%
CrossMark / Productivity
Beelink U59 Mini-S
UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU), Celeron N5095, Silicon Motion AZW 256G M.228 220426 C SATA 3
561 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Celeron N5095, Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
 
561 Points ∼100% 0%
CrossMark / Creativity
Beelink U59 Mini-S
UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU), Celeron N5095, Silicon Motion AZW 256G M.228 220426 C SATA 3
434 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Celeron N5095, Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
 
434 Points ∼100% 0%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Beelink U59 Mini-S
UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU), Celeron N5095, Silicon Motion AZW 256G M.228 220426 C SATA 3
469 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Celeron N5095, Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
 
469 Points ∼100% 0%
PCMark 10 Score
2386 points
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Beelink SEi8
Intel Core i3-8109U, Iris Plus Graphics 655
33609 MB/s ∼100% +98%
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
Intel Core i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
26641 MB/s ∼79% +57%
Beelink U59
Intel Celeron N5095, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
23009 MB/s ∼68% +36%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
22895 MB/s ∼68% +35%
Average Intel Celeron N5095
  (16907 - 23009, n=3)
18961 MB/s ∼56% +12%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Intel Celeron N5095, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
16968 MB/s ∼50%
GMK NucBox 3
Intel Celeron J4125, UHD Graphics 600
12738 MB/s ∼38% -25%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
Intel Core i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
30907 MB/s ∼100% +82%
Beelink SEi8
Intel Core i3-8109U, Iris Plus Graphics 655
30757 MB/s ∼100% +82%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
24947 MB/s ∼81% +47%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Intel Celeron N5095, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
16942 MB/s ∼55%
Average Intel Celeron N5095
  (16406 - 16959, n=3)
16769 MB/s ∼54% -1%
Beelink U59
Intel Celeron N5095, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
16406 MB/s ∼53% -3%
GMK NucBox 3
Intel Celeron J4125, UHD Graphics 600
9928 MB/s ∼32% -41%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
Intel Core i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
34480 MB/s ∼100% +78%
Beelink U59
Intel Celeron N5095, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
30499 MB/s ∼88% +58%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
23454 MB/s ∼68% +21%
Average Intel Celeron N5095
  (19239 - 30499, n=3)
23026 MB/s ∼67% +19%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Intel Celeron N5095, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
19340 MB/s ∼56%
Beelink SEi8
Intel Core i3-8109U, Iris Plus Graphics 655
17678 MB/s ∼51% -9%
GMK NucBox 3
Intel Celeron J4125, UHD Graphics 600
10380 MB/s ∼30% -46%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
Intel Core i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
94.4 ns * ∼100% -63%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
87.1 ns * ∼92% -50%
GMK NucBox 3
Intel Celeron J4125, UHD Graphics 600
86.4 ns * ∼92% -49%
Beelink U59
Intel Celeron N5095, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
60.2 ns * ∼64% -4%
Average Intel Celeron N5095
  (58 - 60.2, n=3)
59.3 ns * ∼63% -2%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Intel Celeron N5095, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
58 ns * ∼61%
Beelink SEi8
Intel Core i3-8109U, Iris Plus Graphics 655
56 ns * ∼59% +3%

* ... smaller is better

DPC Latency

LatencyMon reveals DPC issues when opening multiple browser tabs of our homepage. 4K video playback at 60 FPS is otherwise smooth and at a reasonably low 17 percent CPU utilization with just one dropped frame during our tests.

DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Beelink SEi8
Iris Plus Graphics 655, i3-8109U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
3231 μs * ∼100% -87%
GMK NucBox 3
UHD Graphics 600, Celeron J4125, Netac S535N8/256GYN
1913 μs * ∼59% -10%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU), Celeron N5095, Silicon Motion AZW 256G M.228 220426 C SATA 3
1732.2 μs * ∼54%
Beelink U59
UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU), Celeron N5095, Silicon Motion AZW 512G NV428
765 μs * ∼24% +56%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Transcend M.2 SSD 430S TS512GMTS430S
525 μs * ∼16% +70%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices — Up To Two Internal Drives

Our unit ships with an uncommon Silicon Motion AZW 256G M.228 220426 SATA III M.2 SSD for sequential transfer rates that max out at around 500 MB/s. Though nowhere near as fast as an NVMe solution, it is nonetheless sufficient considering the target audience and Celeron CPU.

AS SSD
AS SSD
CDM 8
CDM 8
Primary M.2 2280 SATA III slot. The model does not ship with NVMe SSDs
Primary M.2 2280 SATA III slot. The model does not ship with NVMe SSDs
Secondary 2.5-inch SATA III bay
Secondary 2.5-inch SATA III bay
Silicon Motion AZW 256G M.228 220426 C SATA 3
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 495.3 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 423.4 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 140 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 166.1 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 445.2 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 417.6 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 15.02 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 48.42 MB/s
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
Beelink SEi8
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
94.6 pt ∼95%
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
Western Digital WD Blue 3D WDBNCE5000PNC
70.3 pt ∼70%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Transcend M.2 SSD 430S TS512GMTS430S
56.7 pt ∼57%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Silicon Motion AZW 256G M.228 220426 C SATA 3
45.6 pt ∼46%
Beelink U59
Silicon Motion AZW 512G NV428
41.1 pt ∼41%
GMK NucBox 3
Netac S535N8/256GYN
32 pt ∼32%
DiskSpd
seq read
Beelink SEi8
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
734 (717.65min - 733.79max) MB/s ∼100% +57%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Transcend M.2 SSD 430S TS512GMTS430S
509 (505.62min - 509.19max) MB/s ∼69% +9%
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
Western Digital WD Blue 3D WDBNCE5000PNC
490 (487.59min - 489.62max) MB/s ∼67% +5%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Silicon Motion AZW 256G M.228 220426 C SATA 3
468 (410.62min - 468.2max) MB/s ∼64%
Beelink U59
Silicon Motion AZW 512G NV428
402 (394.68min - 401.6max) MB/s ∼55% -14%
GMK NucBox 3
Netac S535N8/256GYN
201 (166.09min - 201.1max) MB/s ∼27% -57%
seq write
Beelink SEi8
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
700 (681.36min - 699.61max) MB/s ∼100% +61%
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
Western Digital WD Blue 3D WDBNCE5000PNC
470 (456.41min - 470.18max) MB/s ∼67% +8%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Transcend M.2 SSD 430S TS512GMTS430S
467 (462min - 467.13max) MB/s ∼67% +7%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Silicon Motion AZW 256G M.228 220426 C SATA 3
435 (387.34min - 434.74max) MB/s ∼62%
Beelink U59
Silicon Motion AZW 512G NV428
304 (291.46min - 304.28max) MB/s ∼43% -30%
GMK NucBox 3
Netac S535N8/256GYN
241 (89.76min - 241.17max) MB/s ∼34% -45%
seq q8 t1 read
Beelink SEi8
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
798 (733.79min - 797.55max) MB/s ∼100% +63%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Transcend M.2 SSD 430S TS512GMTS430S
561 (469.24min - 560.5max) MB/s ∼70% +14%
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
Western Digital WD Blue 3D WDBNCE5000PNC
544 (436.87min - 543.62max) MB/s ∼68% +11%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Silicon Motion AZW 256G M.228 220426 C SATA 3
490 (435.79min - 489.54max) MB/s ∼61%
GMK NucBox 3
Netac S535N8/256GYN
484 (173.85min - 484.23max) MB/s ∼61% -1%
Beelink U59
Silicon Motion AZW 512G NV428
448 (407.08min - 448.01max) MB/s ∼56% -9%
seq q8 t1 write
Beelink SEi8
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
775 (766.03min - 775.03max) MB/s ∼100% +59%
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
Western Digital WD Blue 3D WDBNCE5000PNC
515 (462.09min - 515.25max) MB/s ∼66% +6%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Transcend M.2 SSD 430S TS512GMTS430S
504 (500.38min - 503.53max) MB/s ∼65% +3%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Silicon Motion AZW 256G M.228 220426 C SATA 3
488 (470.29min - 487.93max) MB/s ∼63%
Beelink U59
Silicon Motion AZW 512G NV428
295 (288.36min - 294.82max) MB/s ∼38% -40%
GMK NucBox 3
Netac S535N8/256GYN
235 (21.18min - 234.88max) MB/s ∼30% -52%
4k q1 t1 read
Beelink SEi8
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
57.1 (51.23min - 57.13max) MB/s ∼100% +257%
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
Western Digital WD Blue 3D WDBNCE5000PNC
40.1 (39.9min - 40.06max) MB/s ∼70% +151%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Transcend M.2 SSD 430S TS512GMTS430S
21.6 (20.05min - 21.62max) MB/s ∼38% +35%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Silicon Motion AZW 256G M.228 220426 C SATA 3
16 (13.05min - 15.97max) MB/s ∼28%
Beelink U59
Silicon Motion AZW 512G NV428
13 (11.34min - 13.03max) MB/s ∼23% -19%
GMK NucBox 3
Netac S535N8/256GYN
7.53 (4.83min - 7.53max) MB/s ∼13% -53%
4k q1 t1 write
Beelink SEi8
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
145.3 (143.17min - 145.33max) MB/s ∼100% +210%
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
Western Digital WD Blue 3D WDBNCE5000PNC
104 (103.95min - 104.38max) MB/s ∼72% +122%
GMK NucBox 3
Netac S535N8/256GYN
57.7 (45.42min - 57.74max) MB/s ∼40% +23%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Silicon Motion AZW 256G M.228 220426 C SATA 3
46.9 (43.93min - 46.94max) MB/s ∼32%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Transcend M.2 SSD 430S TS512GMTS430S
46.4 (45.57min - 46.37max) MB/s ∼32% -1%
Beelink U59
Silicon Motion AZW 512G NV428
41.3 (26.85min - 41.32max) MB/s ∼28% -12%
4k q32 t16 read
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
Western Digital WD Blue 3D WDBNCE5000PNC
394 (375.15min - 393.85max) MB/s ∼100% +141%
Beelink SEi8
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
347 (346.15min - 346.94max) MB/s ∼88% +113%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Transcend M.2 SSD 430S TS512GMTS430S
285 (283.99min - 284.61max) MB/s ∼72% +75%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Silicon Motion AZW 256G M.228 220426 C SATA 3
163.2 (153.74min - 163.17max) MB/s ∼41%
Beelink U59
Silicon Motion AZW 512G NV428
136 (135.53min - 136max) MB/s ∼35% -17%
GMK NucBox 3
Netac S535N8/256GYN
88.1 (46.77min - 88.09max) MB/s ∼22% -46%
4k q32 t16 write
Beelink SEi8
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
517 (500.32min - 517.03max) MB/s ∼100% +147%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Transcend M.2 SSD 430S TS512GMTS430S
330 (329.53min - 329.95max) MB/s ∼64% +58%
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
Western Digital WD Blue 3D WDBNCE5000PNC
307 (253.88min - 307.24max) MB/s ∼59% +47%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Silicon Motion AZW 256G M.228 220426 C SATA 3
209 (190.39min - 209.23max) MB/s ∼40%
GMK NucBox 3
Netac S535N8/256GYN
164 (0.14min - 163.91max) MB/s ∼32% -22%
Beelink U59
Silicon Motion AZW 512G NV428
113 (106.48min - 113.38max) MB/s ∼22% -46%
AS SSD
Score Total
Beelink SEi8
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
1386 Points ∼100% +139%
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
Western Digital WD Blue 3D WDBNCE5000PNC
1023 Points ∼74% +76%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Transcend M.2 SSD 430S TS512GMTS430S
839 Points ∼61% +45%
Beelink U59
Silicon Motion AZW 512G NV428
615 Points ∼44% +6%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Silicon Motion AZW 256G M.228 220426 C SATA 3
580 Points ∼42%
GMK NucBox 3
Netac S535N8/256GYN
490 Points ∼35% -16%
Score Read
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
Western Digital WD Blue 3D WDBNCE5000PNC
457 Points ∼100% +175%
Beelink SEi8
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
449 Points ∼98% +170%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Transcend M.2 SSD 430S TS512GMTS430S
304 Points ∼67% +83%
Beelink U59
Silicon Motion AZW 512G NV428
198 Points ∼43% +19%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Silicon Motion AZW 256G M.228 220426 C SATA 3
166 Points ∼36%
GMK NucBox 3
Netac S535N8/256GYN
151 Points ∼33% -9%
Score Write
Beelink SEi8
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
687 Points ∼100% +112%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Transcend M.2 SSD 430S TS512GMTS430S
375 Points ∼55% +16%
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
Western Digital WD Blue 3D WDBNCE5000PNC
324 Points ∼47% 0%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Silicon Motion AZW 256G M.228 220426 C SATA 3
324 Points ∼47%
Beelink U59
Silicon Motion AZW 512G NV428
321 Points ∼47% -1%
GMK NucBox 3
Netac S535N8/256GYN
256 Points ∼37% -21%
Seq Read
Beelink SEi8
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
700.68 MB/s ∼100% +54%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Transcend M.2 SSD 430S TS512GMTS430S
527 MB/s ∼75% +16%
Beelink U59
Silicon Motion AZW 512G NV428
512 MB/s ∼73% +12%
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
Western Digital WD Blue 3D WDBNCE5000PNC
507 MB/s ∼72% +11%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Silicon Motion AZW 256G M.228 220426 C SATA 3
455.57 MB/s ∼65%
GMK NucBox 3
Netac S535N8/256GYN
391 MB/s ∼56% -14%
Seq Write
Beelink SEi8
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
640.31 MB/s ∼100% +46%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Transcend M.2 SSD 430S TS512GMTS430S
469 MB/s ∼73% +7%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Silicon Motion AZW 256G M.228 220426 C SATA 3
438.23 MB/s ∼68%
GMK NucBox 3
Netac S535N8/256GYN
423.2 MB/s ∼66% -3%
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
Western Digital WD Blue 3D WDBNCE5000PNC
413.8 MB/s ∼65% -6%
Beelink U59
Silicon Motion AZW 512G NV428
364.5 MB/s ∼57% -17%
4K Read
Beelink SEi8
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
55.28 MB/s ∼100% +298%
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
Western Digital WD Blue 3D WDBNCE5000PNC
36.75 MB/s ∼66% +164%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Transcend M.2 SSD 430S TS512GMTS430S
20.41 MB/s ∼37% +47%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Silicon Motion AZW 256G M.228 220426 C SATA 3
13.9 MB/s ∼25%
GMK NucBox 3
Netac S535N8/256GYN
11.78 MB/s ∼21% -15%
Beelink U59
Silicon Motion AZW 512G NV428
10.74 MB/s ∼19% -23%
4K Write
Beelink SEi8
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
128.45 MB/s ∼100% +159%
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
Western Digital WD Blue 3D WDBNCE5000PNC
88.5 MB/s ∼69% +78%
GMK NucBox 3
Netac S535N8/256GYN
49.71 MB/s ∼39% 0%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Silicon Motion AZW 256G M.228 220426 C SATA 3
49.68 MB/s ∼39%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Transcend M.2 SSD 430S TS512GMTS430S
42.52 MB/s ∼33% -14%
Beelink U59
Silicon Motion AZW 512G NV428
30.16 MB/s ∼23% -39%
4K-64 Read
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
Western Digital WD Blue 3D WDBNCE5000PNC
369.4 MB/s ∼100% +245%
Beelink SEi8
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
323.95 MB/s ∼88% +203%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Transcend M.2 SSD 430S TS512GMTS430S
231.4 MB/s ∼63% +116%
Beelink U59
Silicon Motion AZW 512G NV428
135.7 MB/s ∼37% +27%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Silicon Motion AZW 256G M.228 220426 C SATA 3
106.99 MB/s ∼29%
GMK NucBox 3
Netac S535N8/256GYN
100.4 MB/s ∼27% -6%
4K-64 Write
Beelink SEi8
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
494.85 MB/s ∼100% +115%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Transcend M.2 SSD 430S TS512GMTS430S
285.3 MB/s ∼58% +24%
Beelink U59
Silicon Motion AZW 512G NV428
254.3 MB/s ∼51% +10%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Silicon Motion AZW 256G M.228 220426 C SATA 3
230.65 MB/s ∼47%
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
Western Digital WD Blue 3D WDBNCE5000PNC
193.7 MB/s ∼39% -16%
GMK NucBox 3
Netac S535N8/256GYN
163.7 MB/s ∼33% -29%
Access Time Read
GMK NucBox 3
Netac S535N8/256GYN
0.256 ms * ∼100% -33%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Silicon Motion AZW 256G M.228 220426 C SATA 3
0.193 ms * ∼75%
Beelink U59
Silicon Motion AZW 512G NV428
0.173 ms * ∼68% +10%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Transcend M.2 SSD 430S TS512GMTS430S
0.124 ms * ∼48% +36%
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
Western Digital WD Blue 3D WDBNCE5000PNC
0.103 ms * ∼40% +47%
Beelink SEi8
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
0.102 ms * ∼40% +47%
Access Time Write
GMK NucBox 3
Netac S535N8/256GYN
0.374 ms * ∼100% -108%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Transcend M.2 SSD 430S TS512GMTS430S
0.269 ms * ∼72% -49%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Silicon Motion AZW 256G M.228 220426 C SATA 3
0.18 ms * ∼48%
Beelink U59
Silicon Motion AZW 512G NV428
0.174 ms * ∼47% +3%
Beelink SEi8
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
0.136 ms * ∼36% +24%
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
Western Digital WD Blue 3D WDBNCE5000PNC
0.095 ms * ∼25% +47%

* ... smaller is better

Disk Throttling: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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GPU Performance — Too Slow For Games

Graphics performance is poor with results that are below even the ancient UHD Graphics 620 by more than 50 percent. Don't expect to be able to run even the most undemanding of 3D games as this particular mini PC was designed more for FHD or 4K video streaming instead.

3DMark 11
3DMark 11
Fire Strike
Fire Strike
Fire Strike Ultra
Fire Strike Ultra
Cloud Gate
Cloud Gate
Time Spy
Time Spy
 
3DMark
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
25431 Points ∼100% +423%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
19330 Points ∼76% +297%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
18282 Points ∼72% +276%
Beelink SEi8
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655, Intel Core i3-8109U
13022 Points ∼51% +168%
Zotac ZBox MI643
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
10077 Points ∼40% +107%
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
10057 Points ∼40% +107%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU), Intel Celeron N5095
4863 Points ∼19%
Average Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
  (4210 - 5212, n=5)
4821 Points ∼19% -1%
Chuwi LapBook Plus
Intel HD Graphics 505, Intel Atom x7-E3950
3997 Points ∼16% -18%
Blackview AceBook 1
Intel UHD Graphics 600, Intel Celeron N4120
3441 Points ∼14% -29%
Chuwi UBook CWI509
Intel UHD Graphics 600, Intel Celeron N4100
3057 Points ∼12% -37%
GMK NucBox 3
Intel UHD Graphics 600, Intel Celeron J4125
2453 Points ∼10% -50%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
3579 Points ∼100% +492%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
3152 Points ∼88% +421%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
2438 Points ∼68% +303%
Beelink SEi8
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655, Intel Core i3-8109U
1715 Points ∼48% +183%
Zotac ZBox MI643
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
1283 Points ∼36% +112%
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
1232 Points ∼34% +104%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU), Intel Celeron N5095
605 Points ∼17%
Average Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
  (392 - 679, n=5)
590 Points ∼16% -2%
Blackview AceBook 1
Intel UHD Graphics 600, Intel Celeron N4120
436 Points ∼12% -28%
GMK NucBox 3
Intel UHD Graphics 600, Intel Celeron J4125
378 Points ∼11% -38%
Chuwi UBook CWI509
Intel UHD Graphics 600, Intel Celeron N4100
371 Points ∼10% -39%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
1076 Points ∼100% +522%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
1031 Points ∼96% +496%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
733 Points ∼68% +324%
Beelink SEi8
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655, Intel Core i3-8109U
569 Points ∼53% +229%
Zotac ZBox MI643
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
403 Points ∼37% +133%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU), Intel Celeron N5095
173 Points ∼16%
Average Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
  (129 - 182, n=4)
165.5 Points ∼15% -4%
Chuwi LapBook Plus
Intel HD Graphics 505, Intel Atom x7-E3950
142 Points ∼13% -18%
GMK NucBox 3
Intel UHD Graphics 600, Intel Celeron J4125
102 Points ∼9% -41%
Chuwi UBook CWI509
Intel UHD Graphics 600, Intel Celeron N4100
99 Points ∼9% -43%
2560x1440 Time Spy Score
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
1221 Points ∼100% +514%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
1161 Points ∼95% +483%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
825 Points ∼68% +315%
Beelink SEi8
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655, Intel Core i3-8109U
636 Points ∼52% +220%
Zotac ZBox MI643
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
462 Points ∼38% +132%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU), Intel Celeron N5095
199 Points ∼16%
Average Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
  (145 - 210, n=4)
189.8 Points ∼16% -5%
Chuwi LapBook Plus
Intel HD Graphics 505, Intel Atom x7-E3950
161 Points ∼13% -19%
GMK NucBox 3
Intel UHD Graphics 600, Intel Celeron J4125
117 Points ∼10% -41%
Chuwi UBook CWI509
Intel UHD Graphics 600, Intel Celeron N4100
113 Points ∼9% -43%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
5346 Points ∼100% +526%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
5221 Points ∼98% +511%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
3535 Points ∼66% +314%
Beelink SEi8
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655, Intel Core i3-8109U
2801 Points ∼52% +228%
Zotac ZBox MI643
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
1858 Points ∼35% +118%
Beelink U59 Mini-S
Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU), Intel Celeron N5095
854 Points ∼16%
Average Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
  (554 - 894, n=5)
801 Points ∼15% -6%
Chuwi LapBook Plus
Intel HD Graphics 505, Intel Atom x7-E3950
765 Points ∼14% -10%
Blackview AceBook 1
Intel UHD Graphics 600, Intel Celeron N4120
583 Points ∼11% -32%
GMK NucBox 3
Intel UHD Graphics 600, Intel Celeron J4125
508 Points ∼10% -41%
Chuwi UBook CWI509
Intel UHD Graphics 600, Intel Celeron N4100
429 Points ∼8% -50%
3DMark 11 Performance
982 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
4577 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
582 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
199 points
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Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 58.3 20.7 11.6 10.8
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 6.86
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 13.3 7.54 7.07

Emissions

System Noise — Quiet Under Most Conditions

Though the model isn't passively cooled, it may as well be in practice as the fan is idle or barely audible during most loads. When running the first benchmark scene of 3DMark 06, for example, fan noise would only be about 25 dB(A) against a silent background of 23 dB(A). Results are much quieter than what we observed on the Beelink SEi8 or Intel NUC11 each sporting more powerful hardware.

We're able to record up to 34 dB(A) when the CPU is stressed under Prime95. When browsing or video streaming for longer periods, expect fan noise to hover in the 31 dB(A) range.

Fan noise profile (White: Background, Red: System idle, Blue: 3DMark 06, Green: Prime95 stress)
Fan noise profile (White: Background, Red: System idle, Blue: 3DMark 06, Green: Prime95 stress)

Noise Level

Idle
24.2 / 24.2 / 24.2 dB(A)
Load
25.1 / 33.9 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Earthworks M23R, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 23.3 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2038.340.636.439.22531.22929.9323124.623.52725.74022.322.52123.45023.324.823.324.16329.629.424.529.88024.223.826.323.210020.420.421.421.312519.918.615.618.616016.515.114.416.920016.815.915.527.925015.915.413.129.831518.41714.518.540017.416.216.118.550013.112.811.918.36301312.31217.780012.29.89.919.9100013.29.59.223.61250119.39.820.7160010.79.99.622200011.110.11023.2250011.610.310.226.4315011.110.710.725.1400011.2111117.8500011.511.211.312.7630011.711.511.512800012.712.511.512.7100001716.911.516.91250018.717.411.418.91600013.712.910.613.8SPL25.124.223.333.9N0.60.50.51.8median 13.1median 12.5median 11.5median 18.6Delta2.82.91.93.1hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseBeelink U59 Mini-S
Beelink U59 Mini-S
UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU), Celeron N5095, Silicon Motion AZW 256G M.228 220426 C SATA 3
Beelink SEi8
Iris Plus Graphics 655, i3-8109U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Transcend M.2 SSD 430S TS512GMTS430S
Beelink U59
UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU), Celeron N5095, Silicon Motion AZW 512G NV428
Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Western Digital WD Blue 3D WDBNCE5000PNC
Noise
-19%
-39%
-9%
-36%
off / environment *
23.3
24.5
-5%
24.8
-6%
24.5
-5%
27.8
-19%
Idle Minimum *
24.2
26.5
-10%
35.6
-47%
24.5
-1%
27.8
-15%
Idle Average *
24.2
26.5
-10%
35.6
-47%
24.5
-1%
33.9
-40%
Idle Maximum *
24.2
31.1
-29%
35.6
-47%
28.6
-18%
33.9
-40%
Load Average *
25.1
37.7
-50%
36.2
-44%
29.7
-18%
43.7
-74%
Load Maximum *
33.9
37.5
-11%
47.6
-40%
37.6
-11%
43.7
-29%
Witcher 3 ultra *
38
30.4

* ... smaller is better

Temperature

Surface temperatures are warmer than expected at up to 40 C on the top even when idling on desktop. When running demanding loads, the top hot spot would rise just slightly to 43 C. The high idling surface temperature can be attributed to the idling fan during low processing loads to keep the system as silent as possible until the fan is needed.

System idle (front)
System idle (front)
System idle (back)
System idle (back)
Prime95 stress (front)
Prime95 stress (front)
Prime95 stress (back)
Prime95 stress (back)

Stress Test

System idle
System idle

Running Prime95 causes CPU clock rates and temperature to spike to 2.8 GHz and 87 C, respectively. Clock rates would eventually drop to 2.5 to 2.6 GHz after just a short while in order to maintain the 87 C core temperature. CPU power draw would be as high as 16 W during the start of the test before stabilizing at 13 W due to thermal limitations.

Prime95 stress
Prime95 stress
Prime95+FurMark stress
Prime95+FurMark stress
CPU Clock (GHz) GPU Clock (MHz) Average CPU Temperature (°C)
System Idle -- -- 57
Prime95 Stress 2.6 -- 87
Prime95 + FurMark Stress 2.3 -- 86

Energy Management — Very Efficient

Power Consumption

The unit draws about 7 to 8 W when idling on desktop with no running applications which is more efficient than the 11th gen Core i5-powered Intel NUC11 or 10th gen Core i5-powered Zotac ZBox Nano. When running more demanding loads like games, the system will draw only 18 W on average compared to 41 W or 33 W on the aforementioned Intel and Zotac models, respectively. Of course, GPU performance is significantly slower on the Beelink Mini-S and so the lower power demand is expected.

We're able to measure a maximum draw of 27 W from the small (~7.9 x 4.8 x 3.4 cm) 36 W AC adapter. This is the same adapter that also ships with the original U59.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 1.3 / 0.66 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 7 / 7 / 7.6 Watt