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Nofflink M500 mini PC in review: Energy-efficient office PC and streaming client with an Intel SoC and 32 GB of RAM

Compact office computer. The Nofflink M500 is a mini PC for day-to-day office use. In this review, we will take a closer look at the base model with the Intel Pentium Gold 5405U.
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Like Morefine or MinisForum, Nofflink is a Chinese system manufacturer that specializes in compact mini PCs. Nofflink's M500 series is aimed at the office users. However, the M500 is also suitable for use as a streaming client. The chassis houses proven components, which in this case means Intel Whiskey Lake and Intel Comet Lake SoCs. For daily office use, the somewhat dated processors still offer decent performance.

Our test configuration is the Nofflink base model with the Intel Pentium Gold 5405U. Combined with 32 GB of RAM and a 512-GB SSD, the device is certainly capable. Admittedly, 32 GB may be slightly excessive and so the 16-GB version should come with no drawbacks. Curiously, Nofflink does not even list the 32-GB model on its own web shop. Prospective customers eyeing our configuration will can expect to pay around 400 USD. Meanwhile, the top model is based on an Intel Core i7 10510U and a 1-TB SSD and costs about 600 USD. This is a fair and compelling price for a fast, compact mini PC.

The Nofflink M500 comes in a small package with all the required accessories.

Nofflink M500
Processor
Intel Pentium Gold 5405U 2 x 2.3 GHz, 18 W PL2 / Short Burst, 10 W PL1 / Sustained, Whiskey Lake-U
Graphics adapter
Memory
32768 MB 
, DDR4-2666, 2 of 2 occupied
Mainboard
Intel Cannon Lake-U PCH-LP Mainstream/Base
Storage
Soundcard
Intel Cannon Lake-LP - cAVS
Networking
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (10/100/1000MBit/s), MediaTek RZ608 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6)
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 39 x 127 x 127 ( = 1.54 x 5 x 5 in)
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Weight
657 g ( = 23.18 oz / 1.45 pounds), Power Supply: 301 g ( = 10.62 oz / 0.66 pounds)
Price
400 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case & Features

External interfaces (Source: Nofflink)
External interfaces (Source: Nofflink)

The Nofflink M500 primarily consists of aluminum, which makes the device very rigid. Although the device appears mostly gray on the manufacturer's web shop, a distinct green tint can be observed upon closer inspection. In terms of the overall appearance this is not a disadvantage. There are no sharp edges and the device feels premium. If necessary, the device's lid can be quickly removed.

When it comes to the external interfaces, the Nofflink M500 offers many options for external peripherals. There are a total of six USB type-A ports and one USB type-C port. As such, the M500 offers exactly as many ports as the Morefine S500+. However, two of the ports are limited to USB 2.0. Users may choose HDMI, DisplayPort or USB type-C for video output. This allows for up to three displays to be connected simultaneously. There is no SD card reader.

Nofflink relies on the Intel AX201 Wi-Fi module for wireless communication. It supports Wi-Fi 6 in the 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz band. In our performance benchmarks, the Nofflink M500 achieves good results, although they fall short of the desktop PC class average by a significant margin. Alternatively, the mini PC offers a traditional Ethernet port with support for 2.5 Gb/s.

Networking
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
1480 (1212min - 1519max) MBit/s ∼100% +78%
Average of class Desktop
  (430 - 1851, n=8, last 2 years)
1196 MBit/s ∼81% +44%
Nofflink M500-5405U
MediaTek RZ608
832 (730min - 860max) MBit/s ∼56%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
MediaTek MT7921
776 (482min - 881max) MBit/s ∼52% -7%
Average MediaTek RZ608
  (430 - 832, n=2)
631 MBit/s ∼43% -24%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
MediaTek RZ608
430 (379min - 451max) MBit/s ∼29% -48%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
1669 (1609min - 1719max) MBit/s ∼100% +71%
Average of class Desktop
  (572 - 1696, n=8, last 2 years)
1190 MBit/s ∼71% +22%
Nofflink M500-5405U
MediaTek RZ608
975 (958min - 997max) MBit/s ∼58%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
MediaTek MT7921
866 (502min - 950max) MBit/s ∼52% -11%
Average MediaTek RZ608
  (572 - 975, n=2)
774 MBit/s ∼46% -21%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
MediaTek RZ608
572 (532min - 680max) MBit/s ∼34% -41%
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; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø976 (958-997)
; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø831 (730-860)
Nofflink M500-5405U
Nofflink M500-5405U
Nofflink M500-5405U
Nofflink M500-5405U
Nofflink M500-5405U
Nofflink M500-5405U
Nofflink M500-5405U
Nofflink M500-5405U
Nofflink M500-5405U - PSU
Nofflink M500-5405U - PSU
Nofflink M500-5405U - SSD
Nofflink M500-5405U - RAM

Performance

Processor

As the name suggests, the Nofflink M500-5405U uses an Intel Pentium Gold 5405U. The 15-watt SoC is part of the Whiskey Lake-U family and offers two physical cores, which can process up to four threads simultaneously at up to 2.3 GHz.

In a direct comparison, the drawbacks of the native dual-core SoC become apparent. The Newsmay AC6 performs slightly better in our multi-thread benchmarks, although the single-core performance of our Nofflink M500 is slightly superior. AMD's fast octa-core CPU leaves our Intel Pentium Gold 5405U in the dust, however. This matches our expectations and is thus not surprising. For comparison purposes, we also included the Intel Core i7-10510U in our graphic. This shows the approximate performance users can expect from this SoC, which is also available for the Nofflink M500.

More comparisons and benchmarks can be found in our CPU comparison table.

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HWiNFO
Cinebench R23
Single Core
Minisforum EliteMini HX90, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
1499 Points ∼100% +178%
Minisforum EliteMini B550, AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
3800 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
1495 Points ∼100% +177%
Morefine S500+, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
1479 Points ∼99% +174%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50, Intel Core i5-11320H
3200 MHz, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
1456 Points ∼97% +170%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
1298 Points ∼87% +141%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (1066 - 1207, n=3)
1142 Points ∼76% +112%
MSI Cubi 5 10M, Intel Core i3-10110U
2100 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 620
1031 Points ∼69% +91%
Newsmay AC8 N6005, Intel Pentium Silver N6005
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
696 Points ∼46% +29%
Intel NUC5i5RYH, Intel Core i5-5250U
1600 MHz, Intel HD Graphics 6000
660 Points ∼44% +22%
Nofflink M500-5405U, Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
2300 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 610
539 Points ∼36%
Beelink GK Mini, Intel Celeron J4125
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 600
446 Points ∼30% -17%
Intel NUC5i3RYK, Intel Core i3-5010U
2100 MHz, Intel HD Graphics 5500
411 Points ∼27% -24%
Multi Core
Minisforum EliteMini HX90, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
13430 Points ∼100% +866%
Minisforum EliteMini B550, AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
3800 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
11873 Points ∼88% +754%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
11792 Points ∼88% +748%
Morefine S500+, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
11440 Points ∼85% +723%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50, Intel Core i5-11320H
3200 MHz, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
5980 Points ∼45% +330%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (3626 - 4239, n=3)
3866 Points ∼29% +178%
MSI Cubi 5 10M, Intel Core i3-10110U
2100 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 620
1910 Points ∼14% +37%
Newsmay AC8 N6005, Intel Pentium Silver N6005
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
1833 Points ∼14% +32%
Beelink GK Mini, Intel Celeron J4125
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 600
1563 (1557.19min - 1562.55max) Points ∼12% +12%
Intel NUC5i5RYH, Intel Core i5-5250U
1600 MHz, Intel HD Graphics 6000
1529 (1521.41min - 1529.3max) Points ∼11% +10%
Nofflink M500-5405U, Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
2300 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 610
1390 Points ∼10%
Intel NUC5i3RYK, Intel Core i3-5010U
2100 MHz, Intel HD Graphics 5500
834 (768.67min - 833.537max) Points ∼6% -40%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Minisforum EliteMini B550, AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
3800 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
585 Points ∼100% +181%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
582 Points ∼99% +180%
Morefine S500+, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
567 Points ∼97% +173%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50, Intel Core i5-11320H
3200 MHz, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
560 Points ∼96% +169%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
505 Points ∼86% +143%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (362 - 497, n=37)
437 Points ∼75% +110%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 620
428 Points ∼73% +106%
MSI Cubi 5 10M, Intel Core i3-10110U
2100 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 620
401 Points ∼69% +93%
Newsmay AC8 N6005, Intel Pentium Silver N6005
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
266 Points ∼45% +28%
Nofflink M500-5405U, Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
2300 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 610
208 Points ∼36%
Intel NUC5i3RYK, Intel Core i3-5010U
2100 MHz, Intel HD Graphics 5500
200 Points ∼34% -4%
Beelink GK Mini, Intel Celeron J4125
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 600
174 Points ∼30% -16%
AC6-M Mini-PC, Intel Celeron J4125
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 600
171 Points ∼29% -18%
GMK NucBox K1, Intel Celeron J4125
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 600
161 Points ∼28% -23%
CPU (Multi Core)
Minisforum EliteMini HX90, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
5185 Points ∼100% +869%
Minisforum EliteMini B550, AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
3800 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
4660 Points ∼90% +771%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
4585 Points ∼88% +757%
Morefine S500+, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
4495 Points ∼87% +740%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50, Intel Core i5-11320H
3200 MHz, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
2319 Points ∼45% +333%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 620
1820 Points ∼35% +240%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (1015 - 1897, n=38)
1412 Points ∼27% +164%
MSI Cubi 5 10M, Intel Core i3-10110U
2100 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 620
743 Points ∼14% +39%
Newsmay AC8 N6005, Intel Pentium Silver N6005
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
720 Points ∼14% +35%
Beelink GK Mini, Intel Celeron J4125
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 600
610 Points ∼12% +14%
AC6-M Mini-PC, Intel Celeron J4125
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 600
556 Points ∼11% +4%
Nofflink M500-5405U, Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
2300 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 610
535 Points ∼10%
Intel NUC5i3RYK, Intel Core i3-5010U
2100 MHz, Intel HD Graphics 5500
491 Points ∼9% -8%
GMK NucBox K1, Intel Celeron J4125
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 600
304 Points ∼6% -43%
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Minisforum EliteMini B550, AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
3800 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
243 Points ∼100% +159%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
242 Points ∼100% +157%
Morefine S500+, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
240 Points ∼99% +155%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50, Intel Core i5-11320H
3200 MHz, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
212 Points ∼87% +126%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
194 Points ∼80% +106%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (113 - 202, n=42)
178.4 Points ∼73% +90%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 620
168 Points ∼69% +79%
MSI Cubi 5 10M, Intel Core i3-10110U
2100 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 620
162 Points ∼67% +72%
Newsmay AC8 N6005, Intel Pentium Silver N6005
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
123 Points ∼51% +31%
Intel NUC6i5SYH, Intel Core i5-6260U
1800 MHz, Intel Iris Graphics 540
117 Points ∼48% +24%
Intel NUC5i5RYH, Intel Core i5-5250U
1600 MHz, Intel HD Graphics 6000
108 Points ∼44% +15%
Nofflink M500-5405U, Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
2300 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 610
94 Points ∼39%
Intel NUC5i3RYK, Intel Core i3-5010U
2100 MHz, Intel HD Graphics 5500
84 Points ∼35% -11%
Beelink GK Mini, Intel Celeron J4125
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 600
79.1 Points ∼33% -16%
AC6-M Mini-PC, Intel Celeron J4125
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 600
77 Points ∼32% -18%
GMK NucBox K1, Intel Celeron J4125
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 600
75.3 Points ∼31% -20%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Minisforum EliteMini HX90, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
2224 Points ∼100% +831%
Minisforum EliteMini B550, AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
3800 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
1980 Points ∼89% +728%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
1967 Points ∼88% +723%
Morefine S500+, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
1919 (1862.02min - 1893.4max) Points ∼86% +703%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50, Intel Core i5-11320H
3200 MHz, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
950 Points ∼43% +297%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 620
790 Points ∼36% +231%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (482 - 856, n=45)
666 Points ∼30% +179%
Newsmay AC8 N6005, Intel Pentium Silver N6005
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
319 Points ∼14% +33%
MSI Cubi 5 10M, Intel Core i3-10110U
2100 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 620
316 Points ∼14% +32%
Intel NUC6i5SYH, Intel Core i5-6260U
1800 MHz, Intel Iris Graphics 540
298 Points ∼13% +25%
Beelink GK Mini, Intel Celeron J4125
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 600
271 (263.32min - 271.42max) Points ∼12% +13%
Intel NUC5i5RYH, Intel Core i5-5250U
1600 MHz, Intel HD Graphics 6000
261 Points ∼12% +9%
AC6-M Mini-PC, Intel Celeron J4125
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 600
248 Points ∼11% +4%
GMK NucBox K1, Intel Celeron J4125
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 600
243 (199.13min - 242.53max) Points ∼11% +2%
Nofflink M500-5405U, Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
2300 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 610
239 Points ∼11%
Intel NUC5i3RYK, Intel Core i3-5010U
2100 MHz, Intel HD Graphics 5500
220 Points ∼10% -8%
Intel NUC5i3RYK, Intel Core i3-5010U
2100 MHz, Intel HD Graphics 5500
211 (209.9min - 211.39max) Points ∼9% -12%
Blender - v2.79 BMW27 CPU
GMK NucBox K1, Intel Celeron J4125
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 600
2391 Seconds * ∼100% -10%
AC6-M Mini-PC, Intel Celeron J4125
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 600
2379 Seconds * ∼99% -10%
Beelink GK Mini, Intel Celeron J4125
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 600
2198 Seconds * ∼92% -1%
Nofflink M500-5405U, Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
2300 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 610
2168 Seconds * ∼91%
Newsmay AC8 N6005, Intel Pentium Silver N6005
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
1805 Seconds * ∼75% +17%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (628 - 1051, n=31)
796 Seconds * ∼33% +63%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 620
585 Seconds * ∼24% +73%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50, Intel Core i5-11320H
3200 MHz, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
516 Seconds * ∼22% +76%
Morefine S500+, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
265 Seconds * ∼11% +88%
Minisforum EliteMini B550, AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
3800 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
252.1 Seconds * ∼11% +88%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
247.3 Seconds * ∼10% +89%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
229.3 Seconds * ∼10% +89%
wPrime 2.10
1024m
Intel NUC5i3RYK, Intel Core i3-5010U
2100 MHz, Intel HD Graphics 5500
732 s * ∼100% -3%
Nofflink M500-5405U, Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
2300 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 610
714.014 s * ∼98%
Intel NUC5i5RYH, Intel Core i5-5250U
1600 MHz, Intel HD Graphics 6000
620 s * ∼85% +13%
Newsmay AC8 N6005, Intel Pentium Silver N6005
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
615 s * ∼84% +14%
GMK NucBox K1, Intel Celeron J4125
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 600
603 s * ∼82% +16%
AC6-M Mini-PC, Intel Celeron J4125
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 600
566 s * ∼77% +21%
Intel NUC6i5SYH, Intel Core i5-6260U
1800 MHz, Intel Iris Graphics 540
558 s * ∼76% +22%
MSI Cubi 5 10M, Intel Core i3-10110U
2100 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 620
543 s * ∼74% +24%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 620
217.8 s * ∼30% +69%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50, Intel Core i5-11320H
3200 MHz, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
191.4 s * ∼26% +73%
Morefine S500+, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
106.7 s * ∼15% +85%
Minisforum EliteMini B550, AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
3800 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
98.635 s * ∼13% +86%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
91.6 s * ∼13% +87%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
82.9 s * ∼11% +88%
32m
Intel NUC5i3RYK, Intel Core i3-5010U
2100 MHz, Intel HD Graphics 5500
23.1 s * ∼100% -1%
Nofflink M500-5405U, Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
2300 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 610
22.797 s * ∼99%
Intel NUC5i5RYH, Intel Core i5-5250U
1600 MHz, Intel HD Graphics 6000
19.5 s * ∼84% +14%
GMK NucBox K1, Intel Celeron J4125
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 600
19.42 s * ∼84% +15%
Intel NUC6i5SYH, Intel Core i5-6260U
1800 MHz, Intel Iris Graphics 540
18 s * ∼78% +21%
MSI Cubi 5 10M, Intel Core i3-10110U
2100 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 620
17.62 s * ∼76% +23%
AC6-M Mini-PC, Intel Celeron J4125
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 600
17.37 s * ∼75% +24%
Newsmay AC8 N6005, Intel Pentium Silver N6005
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
17.09 s * ∼74% +25%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 620
6.78 s * ∼29% +70%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50, Intel Core i5-11320H
3200 MHz, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
5.895 s * ∼26% +74%
Morefine S500+, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
4.4 s * ∼19% +81%
Minisforum EliteMini B550, AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
3800 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
3.595 s * ∼16% +84%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
3.308 s * ∼14% +85%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
3.194 s * ∼14% +86%
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0
Pass 2
Minisforum EliteMini HX90, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
128 (122min - 128max) fps ∼100% +715%
Minisforum EliteMini B550, AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
3800 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
116.8 (116.8min - 117.3max) fps ∼91% +644%
Morefine S500+, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
112 (112min - 112max) fps ∼88% +613%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
111 (111min - 112max) fps ∼87% +607%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 620
49.35 (49.1min - 51.6max) fps ∼39% +214%
Newsmay AC8 N6005, Intel Pentium Silver N6005
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
21.6 (21.5min - 22.1max) fps ∼17% +38%
MSI Cubi 5 10M, Intel Core i3-10110U
2100 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 620
20.55 (20.4min - 20.7max) fps ∼16% +31%
Intel NUC6i5SYH, Intel Core i5-6260U
1800 MHz, Intel Iris Graphics 540
19.3 fps ∼15% +23%
AC6-M Mini-PC, Intel Celeron J4125
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 600
16.75 (16.7min - 16.9max) fps ∼13% +7%
Intel NUC5i5RYH, Intel Core i5-5250U
1600 MHz, Intel HD Graphics 6000
16.46 fps ∼13% +5%
Nofflink M500-5405U, Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
2300 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 610
15.7 (15.6min - 15.9max) fps ∼12%
Intel NUC5i3RYK, Intel Core i3-5010U
2100 MHz, Intel HD Graphics 5500
13.75 fps ∼11% -12%
GMK NucBox K1, Intel Celeron J4125
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 600
11.31 fps ∼9% -28%
Pass 1
Morefine S500+, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
276.5 (274min - 278max) fps ∼100% +232%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
271.5 (259min - 276max) fps ∼98% +226%
Minisforum EliteMini B550, AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
3800 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
263.5 (262min - 266max) fps ∼95% +216%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
215 (213min - 217max) fps ∼78% +158%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 620
184.5 (184min - 186max) fps ∼67% +121%
MSI Cubi 5 10M, Intel Core i3-10110U
2100 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 620
106.5 (106min - 109max) fps ∼39% +28%
Intel NUC6i5SYH, Intel Core i5-6260U
1800 MHz, Intel Iris Graphics 540
105 fps ∼38% +26%
Newsmay AC8 N6005, Intel Pentium Silver N6005
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
102 (100min - 118max) fps ∼37% +22%
Intel NUC5i5RYH, Intel Core i5-5250U
1600 MHz, Intel HD Graphics 6000
88.5 fps ∼32% +6%
Nofflink M500-5405U, Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
2300 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 610
83.4 (83.2min - 85.2max) fps ∼30%
AC6-M Mini-PC, Intel Celeron J4125
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 600
78.9 (77.1min - 81.7max) fps ∼29% -5%
Intel NUC5i3RYK, Intel Core i3-5010U
2100 MHz, Intel HD Graphics 5500
74 fps ∼27% -11%
GMK NucBox K1, Intel Celeron J4125
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 600
52.6 fps ∼19% -37%
TrueCrypt
AES Mean 100MB
Morefine S500+, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
10.8 GB/s ∼100% +671%
Minisforum EliteMini B550, AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
3800 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
7.6 GB/s ∼70% +443%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
7.4 GB/s ∼69% +429%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
7.4 GB/s ∼69% +429%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50, Intel Core i5-11320H
3200 MHz, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
6.1 GB/s ∼56% +336%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 620
4.7 GB/s ∼44% +236%
Newsmay AC8 N6005, Intel Pentium Silver N6005
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
2.6 GB/s ∼24% +86%
AC6-M Mini-PC, Intel Celeron J4125
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 600
1.9 GB/s ∼18% +36%
MSI Cubi 5 10M, Intel Core i3-10110U
2100 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 620
1.9 GB/s ∼18% +36%
GMK NucBox K1, Intel Celeron J4125
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 600
1.8 GB/s ∼17% +29%
Intel NUC6i5SYH, Intel Core i5-6260U
1800 MHz, Intel Iris Graphics 540
1.7 GB/s ∼16% +21%
Intel NUC5i5RYH, Intel Core i5-5250U
1600 MHz, Intel HD Graphics 6000
1.5 GB/s ∼14% +7%
Nofflink M500-5405U, Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
2300 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 610
1.4 GB/s ∼13%
Intel NUC5i3RYK, Intel Core i3-5010U
2100 MHz, Intel HD Graphics 5500
1.3 GB/s ∼12% -7%
Serpent Mean 100MB
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
1.2 GB/s ∼100% +728%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
1.2 GB/s ∼100% +728%
Morefine S500+, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
1.1 GB/s ∼92% +659%
Minisforum EliteMini B550, AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
3800 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
1.1 GB/s ∼92% +659%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50, Intel Core i5-11320H
3200 MHz, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
0.525 GB/s ∼44% +262%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 620
0.48 GB/s ∼40% +231%
Newsmay AC8 N6005, Intel Pentium Silver N6005
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
0.23 GB/s ∼19% +59%
MSI Cubi 5 10M, Intel Core i3-10110U
2100 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 620
0.21 GB/s ∼18% +45%
AC6-M Mini-PC, Intel Celeron J4125
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 600
0.182 GB/s ∼15% +26%
GMK NucBox K1, Intel Celeron J4125
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 600
0.178 GB/s ∼15% +23%
Intel NUC6i5SYH, Intel Core i5-6260U
1800 MHz, Intel Iris Graphics 540
0.166 GB/s ∼14% +14%
Nofflink M500-5405U, Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
2300 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 610
0.145 GB/s ∼12%
Intel NUC5i5RYH, Intel Core i5-5250U
1600 MHz, Intel HD Graphics 6000
0.142 GB/s ∼12% -2%
Intel NUC5i3RYK, Intel Core i3-5010U
2100 MHz, Intel HD Graphics 5500
0.133 GB/s ∼11% -8%
Twofish Mean 100MB
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
2 GB/s ∼100% +713%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
2 GB/s ∼100% +713%
Morefine S500+, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
1.6 GB/s ∼80% +550%
Minisforum EliteMini B550, AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
3800 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
1.5 GB/s ∼75% +510%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50, Intel Core i5-11320H
3200 MHz, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
0.919 GB/s ∼46% +274%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 620
0.79 GB/s ∼40% +221%
Newsmay AC8 N6005, Intel Pentium Silver N6005
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
0.403 GB/s ∼20% +64%
MSI Cubi 5 10M, Intel Core i3-10110U
2100 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 620
0.346 GB/s ∼17% +41%
Intel NUC6i5SYH, Intel Core i5-6260U
1800 MHz, Intel Iris Graphics 540
0.283 GB/s ∼14% +15%
AC6-M Mini-PC, Intel Celeron J4125
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 600
0.266 GB/s ∼13% +8%
GMK NucBox K1, Intel Celeron J4125
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 600
0.262 GB/s ∼13% +7%
Nofflink M500-5405U, Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
2300 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 610
0.246 GB/s ∼12%
Intel NUC5i5RYH, Intel Core i5-5250U
1600 MHz, Intel HD Graphics 6000
0.245 GB/s ∼12% 0%
Intel NUC5i3RYK, Intel Core i3-5010U
2100 MHz, Intel HD Graphics 5500
0.199 GB/s ∼10% -19%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Minisforum EliteMini HX90, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
15.9 fps ∼100% +1182%
Minisforum EliteMini B550, AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
3800 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
14.8 fps ∼93% +1094%
Morefine S500+, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
14.5 fps ∼91% +1069%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
12.9 fps ∼81% +940%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50, Intel Core i5-11320H
3200 MHz, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
7.86 fps ∼49% +534%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 620
6.28 fps ∼39% +406%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (3.41 - 6.04, n=31)
4.65 fps ∼29% +275%
Newsmay AC8 N6005, Intel Pentium Silver N6005
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
1.65 fps ∼10% +33%
Beelink GK Mini, Intel Celeron J4125
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 600
1.61 fps ∼10% +30%
AC6-M Mini-PC, Intel Celeron J4125
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 600
1.48 fps ∼9% +19%
GMK NucBox K1, Intel Celeron J4125
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 600
1.46 fps ∼9% +18%
Nofflink M500-5405U, Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
2300 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 610
1.24 fps ∼8%
Intel NUC5i3RYK, Intel Core i3-5010U
2100 MHz, Intel HD Graphics 5500
0 fps ∼0% -100%

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Performance Rating
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
93.7 pt ∼94%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, Vega 8
84 pt ∼84%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
83.4 pt ∼83%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, Vega 8
83.3 pt ∼83%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
51 pt ∼51%
Average of class Desktop
 
50.2 pt ∼50%
Beelink GK Mini
Intel Celeron J4125, UHD Graphics 600
11.2 pt ∼11%
Intel NUC5i3RYK -1!
Intel Core i3-5010U, HD Graphics 5500
11.1 pt ∼11%
AC6-M Mini-PC
Intel Celeron J4125, UHD Graphics 600
10.9 pt ∼11%
Nofflink M500-5405U
Intel Pentium Gold 5405U, UHD Graphics 610
10.7 pt ∼11%
Average Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
 
10 pt ∼10%
Newsmay AC8 N6005
Intel Pentium Silver N6005, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
4.5 pt ∼5%
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
15755 KRay/s ∼100% +1656%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, Vega 8
15061 KRay/s ∼96% +1579%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, Vega 8
13631 KRay/s ∼87% +1420%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
13460 KRay/s ∼85% +1401%
Average of class Desktop
  (252 - 20296, n=36, last 2 years)
7657 KRay/s ∼49% +754%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
7489 KRay/s ∼48% +735%
Intel NUC5i3RYK
Intel Core i3-5010U, HD Graphics 5500
1473 KRay/s ∼9% +64%
Beelink GK Mini
Intel Celeron J4125, UHD Graphics 600
1040 KRay/s ∼7% +16%
AC6-M Mini-PC
Intel Celeron J4125, UHD Graphics 600
999 KRay/s ∼6% +11%
Nofflink M500-5405U
Intel Pentium Gold 5405U, UHD Graphics 610
897 KRay/s ∼6%
Average Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
  (895 - 897, n=2)
896 KRay/s ∼6% 0%
Newsmay AC8 N6005
Intel Pentium Silver N6005, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
416 KRay/s ∼3% -54%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
100504 Points ∼100% +2395%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, Vega 8
86825 Points ∼86% +2055%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
85294 Points ∼85% +2017%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, Vega 8
80302 Points ∼80% +1893%
Average of class Desktop
  (1483 - 103015, n=36, last 2 years)
39964 Points ∼40% +892%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
31637 Points ∼31% +685%
Intel NUC5i3RYK
Intel Core i3-5010U, HD Graphics 5500
7200 Points ∼7% +79%
Beelink GK Mini
Intel Celeron J4125, UHD Graphics 600
6611 Points ∼7% +64%
AC6-M Mini-PC
Intel Celeron J4125, UHD Graphics 600
6217 Points ∼6% +54%
Nofflink M500-5405U
Intel Pentium Gold 5405U, UHD Graphics 610
4029 Points ∼4%
Average Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
  (4011 - 4029, n=2)
4020 Points ∼4% 0%
Newsmay AC8 N6005
Intel Pentium Silver N6005, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
2401 Points ∼2% -40%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
3444 MB/s ∼100% +1130%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, Vega 8
2953 MB/s ∼86% +955%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
2924 MB/s ∼85% +944%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, Vega 8
2631 MB/s ∼76% +840%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
2099 MB/s ∼61% +650%
Average of class Desktop
  (102 - 5563, n=36, last 2 years)
2004 MB/s ∼58% +616%
Beelink GK Mini
Intel Celeron J4125, UHD Graphics 600
417 MB/s ∼12% +49%
AC6-M Mini-PC
Intel Celeron J4125, UHD Graphics 600
396 MB/s ∼11% +41%
Nofflink M500-5405U
Intel Pentium Gold 5405U, UHD Graphics 610
280 MB/s ∼8%
Average Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
  (279 - 280, n=2)
280 MB/s ∼8% 0%
Newsmay AC8 N6005
Intel Pentium Silver N6005, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
167 MB/s ∼5% -40%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
105123 Points ∼100% +570%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, Vega 8
101697 Points ∼97% +548%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, Vega 8
97720 Points ∼93% +523%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
94655 Points ∼90% +503%
Average of class Desktop
  (4400 - 126854, n=36, last 2 years)
61005 Points ∼58% +289%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
52477 Points ∼50% +235%
Beelink GK Mini
Intel Celeron J4125, UHD Graphics 600
20042 Points ∼19% +28%
AC6-M Mini-PC
Intel Celeron J4125, UHD Graphics 600
20014 Points ∼19% +28%
Nofflink M500-5405U
Intel Pentium Gold 5405U, UHD Graphics 610
15686 Points ∼15%
Average Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
  (15437 - 15686, n=2)
15562 Points ∼15% -1%
Intel NUC5i3RYK
Intel Core i3-5010U, HD Graphics 5500
14767 Points ∼14% -6%
Newsmay AC8 N6005
Intel Pentium Silver N6005, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
7876 Points ∼7% -50%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, Vega 8
14477 Points ∼100% +948%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
12792 Points ∼88% +826%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, Vega 8
12202 Points ∼84% +783%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
11929 Points ∼82% +763%
Average of class Desktop
  (199 - 14614, n=36, last 2 years)
6692 Points ∼46% +384%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
5011 Points ∼35% +263%
Nofflink M500-5405U
Intel Pentium Gold 5405U, UHD Graphics 610
1382 Points ∼10%
Average Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
  (1378 - 1382, n=2)
1380 Points ∼10% 0%
Intel NUC5i3RYK
Intel Core i3-5010U, HD Graphics 5500
1342 Points ∼9% -3%
Beelink GK Mini
Intel Celeron J4125, UHD Graphics 600
1263 Points ∼9% -9%
AC6-M Mini-PC
Intel Celeron J4125, UHD Graphics 600
1204 Points ∼8% -13%
Newsmay AC8 N6005
Intel Pentium Silver N6005, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
397 Points ∼3% -71%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
55452 Points ∼100% +2601%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, Vega 8
47597 Points ∼86% +2218%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
47010 Points ∼85% +2190%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, Vega 8
42220 Points ∼76% +1957%
Average of class Desktop
  (788 - 56568, n=36, last 2 years)
22426 Points ∼40% +992%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
18770 Points ∼34% +814%
Intel NUC5i3RYK
Intel Core i3-5010U, HD Graphics 5500
3821 Points ∼7% +86%
Beelink GK Mini
Intel Celeron J4125, UHD Graphics 600
3614 Points ∼7% +76%
AC6-M Mini-PC
Intel Celeron J4125, UHD Graphics 600
3375 Points ∼6% +64%
Nofflink M500-5405U
Intel Pentium Gold 5405U, UHD Graphics 610
2053 Points ∼4%
Average Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
  (2050 - 2053, n=2)
2052 Points ∼4% 0%
Newsmay AC8 N6005
Intel Pentium Silver N6005, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
1264 Points ∼2% -38%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
135212 MB/s ∼100% +2486%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, Vega 8
119844 MB/s ∼89% +2192%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
115382 MB/s ∼85% +2107%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
76500 MB/s ∼57% +1363%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, Vega 8
75234 MB/s ∼56% +1339%
Average of class Desktop
  (3792 - 172026, n=36, last 2 years)
62385 MB/s ∼46% +1093%
Beelink GK Mini
Intel Celeron J4125, UHD Graphics 600
10604 MB/s ∼8% +103%
AC6-M Mini-PC
Intel Celeron J4125, UHD Graphics 600
10084 MB/s ∼7% +93%
Newsmay AC8 N6005
Intel Pentium Silver N6005, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
6370 MB/s ∼5% +22%
Nofflink M500-5405U
Intel Pentium Gold 5405U, UHD Graphics 610
5229 MB/s ∼4%
Average Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
  (5222 - 5229, n=2)
5226 MB/s ∼4% 0%
Intel NUC5i3RYK
Intel Core i3-5010U, HD Graphics 5500
4759 MB/s ∼4% -9%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
871 MB/s ∼100% +745%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, Vega 8
851 MB/s ∼98% +725%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, Vega 8
774 MB/s ∼89% +651%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
747 MB/s ∼86% +625%
Average of class Desktop
  (38.3 - 1537, n=36, last 2 years)
499 MB/s ∼57% +384%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
410 MB/s ∼47% +298%
Beelink GK Mini
Intel Celeron J4125, UHD Graphics 600
137 MB/s ∼16% +33%
AC6-M Mini-PC
Intel Celeron J4125, UHD Graphics 600
131 MB/s ∼15% +27%
Nofflink M500-5405U
Intel Pentium Gold 5405U, UHD Graphics 610
103.1 MB/s ∼12%
Average Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
  (100 - 103.1, n=2)
101.6 MB/s ∼12% -1%
Intel NUC5i3RYK
Intel Core i3-5010U, HD Graphics 5500
95 MB/s ∼11% -8%
Newsmay AC8 N6005
Intel Pentium Silver N6005, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
60.6 MB/s ∼7% -41%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
8425 KRay/s ∼100% +1568%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, Vega 8
8242 KRay/s ∼98% +1532%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
7193 KRay/s ∼85% +1324%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, Vega 8
7184 KRay/s ∼85% +1323%
Average of class Desktop
  (129 - 10978, n=36, last 2 years)
4156 KRay/s ∼49% +723%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
4021 KRay/s ∼48% +696%
Intel NUC5i3RYK
Intel Core i3-5010U, HD Graphics 5500
814 KRay/s ∼10% +61%
Beelink GK Mini
Intel Celeron J4125, UHD Graphics 600
578 KRay/s ∼7% +14%
AC6-M Mini-PC
Intel Celeron J4125, UHD Graphics 600
553 KRay/s ∼7% +10%
Nofflink M500-5405U
Intel Pentium Gold 5405U, UHD Graphics 610
505 KRay/s ∼6%
Average Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
  (503 - 505, n=2)
504 KRay/s ∼6% 0%
Newsmay AC8 N6005
Intel Pentium Silver N6005, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
213 KRay/s ∼3% -58%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Minisforum EliteMini TH50
Intel Core i5-11320H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
30647 MPixel/s ∼100% +152%
Morefine S500+
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
19885 MPixel/s ∼65% +64%
Minisforum HM90
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, Vega 8
19718 MPixel/s ∼64% +62%
Average of class Desktop
  (2501 - 49236, n=36, last 2 years)
17820 MPixel/s ∼58% +47%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
14978 MPixel/s ∼49% +23%
Minisforum EliteMini B550
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, Vega 8
14810 MPixel/s ∼48% +22%
Nofflink M500-5405U
Intel Pentium Gold 5405U, UHD Graphics 610
12141 MPixel/s ∼40%
Average Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
  (7835 - 12141, n=2)
9988 MPixel/s ∼33% -18%
Intel NUC5i3RYK
Intel Core i3-5010U, HD Graphics 5500
9034 MPixel/s ∼29% -26%
AC6-M Mini-PC
Intel Celeron J4125, UHD Graphics 600
6778 MPixel/s ∼22% -44%
Beelink GK Mini
Intel Celeron J4125, UHD Graphics 600
6756 MPixel/s ∼22% -44%
Newsmay AC8 N6005
Intel Pentium Silver N6005, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
2501 MPixel/s ∼8% -79%

Nofflink M500-5405U in the Cinebench R15 Multi Loop

In our load test, which is simulated by running Cinebench R15 Multi in a loop, Nofflink's cooling solution shows itself to be capable of handling the heat development of the Intel Pentium Gold 5405U. We measured an average score of 238 points after 50 runs.

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Nofflink M500-5405U Intel Pentium Gold 5405U, Intel Pentium Gold 5405U: Ø238 (236.3-238.86)
Beelink GK Mini Intel Celeron J4125, Intel Celeron J4125: Ø268 (263.32-271.42)
AC6-M Mini-PC Intel Celeron J4125, Intel Celeron J4125: Ø247 (245.01-250.05)
Newsmay AC8 N6005 Intel Pentium Silver N6005, Intel Pentium Silver N6005: Ø273 (225.33-307.03)
Minisforum EliteMini TH50 Intel Core i5-11320H, Intel Core i5-11320H: Ø896 (837.78-960.71)
MSI Cubi 5 10M Intel Core i3-10110U, Intel Core i3-10110U: Ø315 (308.88-317.27)

System Performance and Storage Solution

In our synthetic PCMark 10 benchmark, the Nofflink M500 reaches fairly decent scores despite its weak SoC. However, it falls into the lowest third of devices in our comparison. The playback of a 4K test video still works well. Frame dropping only occurs at the beginning of the video with no stuttering during the remainder of the video for smooth 4K playback. Meanwhile, the iGPU load fluctuates between 20 and 50 percent.

Maximum latency when opening multiple browser tabs and 4K video playback
Maximum latency when opening multiple browser tabs and 4K video playback
Maximum latency after 10 seconds of running Prime95
Maximum latency after 10 seconds of running Prime95
Drivers by highest execution
Drivers by highest execution
PCMark 10
Score
Minisforum EliteMini HX90, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
6507 Points ∼100% +175%
Morefine S500+, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
6290 Points ∼97% +166%
Minisforum EliteMini B550, AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
3800 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
6214 Points ∼95% +163%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
5565 Points ∼86% +135%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50, Intel Core i5-11320H
3200 MHz, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
5130 Points ∼79% +117%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (3783 - 5409, n=39)
4312 Points ∼66% +82%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 620
4019 Points ∼62% +70%
MSI Cubi 5 10M, Intel Core i3-10110U
2100 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 620
2958 Points ∼45% +25%
Newsmay AC8 N6005, Intel Pentium Silver N6005
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
2548 Points ∼39% +8%
Intel NUC5i3RYK, Intel Core i3-5010U
2100 MHz, Intel HD Graphics 5500
2391 Points ∼37% +1%
Nofflink M500-5405U, Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
2300 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 610
2365 Points ∼36%
Beelink GK Mini, Intel Celeron J4125
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 600
1898 Points ∼29% -20%
GMK NucBox K1, Intel Celeron J4125
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 600
1831 Points ∼28% -23%
AC6-M Mini-PC, Intel Celeron J4125
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 600
1806 Points ∼28% -24%
Productivity
Minisforum EliteMini HX90, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
10196 Points ∼100% +151%
Minisforum EliteMini B550, AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
3800 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
9941 Points ∼97% +145%
Morefine S500+, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
9856 Points ∼97% +143%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
8277 Points ∼81% +104%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (5883 - 8567, n=39)
7255 Points ∼71% +79%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50, Intel Core i5-11320H
3200 MHz, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
6832 Points ∼67% +68%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 620
6494 Points ∼64% +60%
MSI Cubi 5 10M, Intel Core i3-10110U
2100 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 620
5397 Points ∼53% +33%
Intel NUC5i3RYK, Intel Core i3-5010U
2100 MHz, Intel HD Graphics 5500
4084 Points ∼40% +1%
Nofflink M500-5405U, Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
2300 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 610
4056 Points ∼40%
Newsmay AC8 N6005, Intel Pentium Silver N6005
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
3854 Points ∼38% -5%
Beelink GK Mini, Intel Celeron J4125
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 600
3050 Points ∼30% -25%
GMK NucBox K1, Intel Celeron J4125
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 600
2948 Points ∼29% -27%
AC6-M Mini-PC, Intel Celeron J4125
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 600
2928 Points ∼29% -28%
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
AC6-M Mini-PC, Intel Celeron J4125
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 600
3767 μs * ∼100% -401%
Newsmay AC8 N6005, Intel Pentium Silver N6005
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
2635 μs * ∼70% -251%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (395 - 5640, n=26)
2114 μs * ∼56% -181%
Minisforum EliteMini B550, AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
3800 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
1867 μs * ∼50% -148%
GMK NucBox K1, Intel Celeron J4125
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 600
1717 μs * ∼46% -128%
Morefine S500+, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
1625 μs * ∼43% -116%
MSI Cubi 5 10M, Intel Core i3-10110U
2100 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 620
1581 μs * ∼42% -110%
Beelink GK Mini, Intel Celeron J4125
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 600
1318 μs * ∼35% -75%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
1106 μs * ∼29% -47%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
1106 μs * ∼29% -47%
Nofflink M500-5405U, Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
2300 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 610
751.7 μs * ∼20%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50, Intel Core i5-11320H
3200 MHz, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
349.5 μs * ∼9% +54%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Solution

Our configuration of the Nofflink M500 is equipped with a 512-GB M.2 2280 SSD. Most users will likely be unfamiliar with its manufacturer Qunion. The model uses the SATA interface and achieves solid results in our testing. There is also a slot for a secondary, 2.5-inch storage drive within the case. All the cables and screws necessary for the installation are included.

AS SSD
AS SSD
CDM 3
CDM 3
CDM 5
CDM 5
CDM 6
CDM 6
CDI
CDI

GPU Performance

The well-known Intel UHD Graphics 610 serves as the graphics unit of the Nofflink M500. With 12 EUs and a clock speed of up to 950 MHz, it is only suitable for simple 2D applications. Even basic 3D applications can bring the Intel UHD Graphics 610 to its knees. Thus, users should avoid using the Intel UHD Graphics 610 for anything but pure office applications.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Morefine S500+, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
7122 Points ∼100% +666%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50, Intel Core i5-11320H
3200 MHz, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
6518 Points ∼92% +601%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
6306 Points ∼89% +578%
Minisforum EliteMini B550, AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
3800 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
5777 Points ∼81% +521%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
5567 Points ∼78% +499%
Intel NUC6i5SYH, Intel Core i5-6260U
1800 MHz, Intel Iris Graphics 540
2322 Points ∼33% +150%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 620
1853 Points ∼26% +99%
Newsmay AC8 N6005, Intel Pentium Silver N6005
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
1589 Points ∼22% +71%
Intel NUC5i5RYH, Intel Core i5-5250U
1600 MHz, Intel HD Graphics 6000
1458 Points ∼20% +57%
MSI Cubi 5 10M, Intel Core i3-10110U
2100 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 620
1316 Points ∼18% +42%
Intel NUC5i3RYK, Intel Core i3-5010U
2100 MHz, Intel HD Graphics 5500
1175 Points ∼16% +26%
Nofflink M500-5405U, Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
2300 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 610
930 Points ∼13%
Average Intel HD Graphics 610
  (804 - 949, n=5)
868 Points ∼12% -7%
Beelink GK Mini, Intel Celeron J4125
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 600
613 Points ∼9% -34%
AC6-M Mini-PC, Intel Celeron J4125
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 600
602 Points ∼8% -35%
GMK NucBox K1, Intel Celeron J4125
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 600
589 Points ∼8% -37%
3DMark
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Graphics
Minisforum EliteMini HX90, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
171104 Points ∼100% +416%
Minisforum EliteMini B550, AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
3800 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
141325 Points ∼83% +326%
Morefine S500+, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
130976 Points ∼77% +295%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
100414 Points ∼59% +203%
Intel NUC5i5RYH, Intel Core i5-5250U
1600 MHz, Intel HD Graphics 6000
61979 Points ∼36% +87%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50, Intel Core i5-11320H
3200 MHz, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
60011 Points ∼35% +81%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 620
58199 Points ∼34% +76%
Average Intel HD Graphics 610
  (38522 - 60904, n=4)
47069 Points ∼28% +42%
MSI Cubi 5 10M, Intel Core i3-10110U
2100 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 620
41037 Points ∼24% +24%
Nofflink M500-5405U, Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
2300 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 610
33154 Points ∼19%
AC6-M Mini-PC, Intel Celeron J4125
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 600
25631 Points ∼15% -23%
Newsmay AC8 N6005, Intel Pentium Silver N6005
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
21465 Points ∼13% -35%
1920x1080 Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
Morefine S500+, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
121736 Points ∼100% +495%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
102227 Points ∼84% +400%
Minisforum EliteMini B550, AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
3800 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
96874 Points ∼80% +374%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
84227 Points ∼69% +312%
Minisforum EliteMini TH50, Intel Core i5-11320H
3200 MHz, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
50500 Points ∼41% +147%
Intel NUC5i3RYK, Intel Core i3-5010U
2100 MHz, Intel HD Graphics 5500
40670 Points ∼33% +99%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 620
40532 Points ∼33% +98%
MSI Cubi 5 10M, Intel Core i3-10110U
2100 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 620
26409 Points ∼22% +29%
Average Intel HD Graphics 610
  (21082 - 26975, n=4)
23697 Points ∼19% +16%
Newsmay AC8 N6005, Intel Pentium Silver N6005
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
20602 Points ∼17% +1%
Nofflink M500-5405U, Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
2300 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 610
20443 Points ∼17%
GMK NucBox K1, Intel Celeron J4125
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 600
14600 Points ∼12% -29%
AC6-M Mini-PC, Intel Celeron J4125
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 600
14360 Points ∼12% -30%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Minisforum EliteMini TH50, Intel Core i5-11320H
3200 MHz, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
4730 Points ∼100% +583%
Morefine S500+, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
4369 Points ∼92% +530%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
3775 Points ∼80% +445%
Minisforum HM90, AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
3300 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
3414 Points ∼72% +393%
Minisforum EliteMini B550, AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
3800 MHz, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
3379 Points ∼71% +388%
Intel NUC6i5SYH, Intel Core i5-6260U
1800 MHz, Intel Iris Graphics 540
1479 Points ∼31% +113%
Intel NUC10i5FNK, Intel Core i5-10210U
1600 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 620
1202 Points ∼25% +73%
Intel NUC5i5RYH, Intel Core i5-5250U
1600 MHz, Intel HD Graphics 6000
1033 Points ∼22% +49%
Newsmay AC8 N6005, Intel Pentium Silver N6005
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
881 Points ∼19% +27%
MSI Cubi 5 10M, Intel Core i3-10110U
2100 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 620
772 Points ∼16% +11%
Intel NUC5i3RYK, Intel Core i3-5010U
2100 MHz, Intel HD Graphics 5500
770 Points ∼16% +11%
Nofflink M500-5405U, Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
2300 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 610
693 Points ∼15%
Average Intel HD Graphics 610
  (556 - 657, n=4)
607 Points ∼13% -12%
Beelink GK Mini, Intel Celeron J4125
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 600
455 Points ∼10% -34%
AC6-M Mini-PC, Intel Celeron J4125
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 600
446 Points ∼9% -36%
GMK NucBox K1, Intel Celeron J4125
2000 MHz, Intel UHD Graphics 600
433 Points ∼9% -38%
3DMark 05 Standard
12054 points
3DMark 06 Standard Score
7778 points
3DMark Vantage P Result
3996 points
3DMark 11 Performance
1065 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
32825 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
4423 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
635 points
Help
low med. high ultra
GTA V (2015) 28.5 25.4 5.97
The Witcher 3 (2015) 11.3 7.68 4.18
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 63.1 31.7 12.8 11.6
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 7.73 3.53 3.53
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 10.9 10.5 7.28
Far Cry 5 (2018) 8 4 3
Strange Brigade (2018) 18.3 7.7 10 13.6
Far Cry New Dawn (2019) 8 4 4
F1 2020 (2020) 17.6 7.54 5.5
F1 2021 (2021) 19.7 7.88 6.26

Emissions

System Noise

When it comes to the noise levels, we expected to be able to measure better results. While idling, the system is often completely silent, although the fan can occasionally become noticeably active temporaily even then. Under load, the fan produces a constant noise level of about 39,1 dB(A). During our stress test, we measured an even higher value of 45.5 dB(A). This is reminiscent of a gaming laptop with a much higher performance level. Meanwhile, we measured a maximum of 41.6 dB(A) from the Morefine S500+ in the same scenario.

Noise Level

Idle
30.2 / 30.2 / 30.2 dB(A)
Load
39.1 / 45.5 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: 29.8 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs203435.234.133.532.732.734.32533.938.53534.733.533.536.93132.641.931.632.333.733.732.14030.829.331.537.329.729.728.75031.632.932.932.833.433.4326331.132.631.831.131.331.330.88026.927.827.528.527.327.331.61003028.628.528.527.827.830.21252625.825.424.824.624.626.316024.724.523.523.723.823.825.320024.72324.223.923.223.225.625035.421.921.822.821.121.126.531524.721212120.820.836.840023.120.220.820.2202025.350025.719.719.819.319.219.225.363023.318.818.718.618.718.733.480025.718.718.518.718.118.12810002518.518.520.1181829.2125029.41817.918.517.617.633.2160031.917.517.817.516.816.836.4200029.617.818.817171736250027.417.217.816.716.816.83731502717.517.316.716.516.534.6400026.917.717.417.216.316.335.5500021.217.116.916.916.516.529.8630019.417.116.916.916.716.727.4800017.91717.117.216.816.823.71000017.517.317.417.317.217.219.91250017.617.517.61817.417.418.51600018.218.118.118.3181818.3SPL39.230.230.330.229.729.745.5N3.11.41.41.41.31.34.9median 25median 18.1median 18.5median 18.5median 18median 18median 28Delta2.42.52.22.82.12.14.2hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseNofflink M500-5405U

Temperature

Stress test: FurMark+Prime95
Stress test: FurMark+Prime95

Our initial load tests result in a favorable impression of the SoC's cooling. That being said, the cooling solution of the Intel Pentium Gold 5405U is at its limit in our extreme load scenario. HWiNFO reports thermal throttling, suggesting that Nofflink has defined the maximum temperature of the SoC at around 80 °C (176 °F). Without limits set by the manufacturer, the Intel Pentium Gold 5405U allows for up to 100 °C (212 °F). On average, the CPU clock when both the CPU and iGPU are stressed drop to just 1.2 GHz. This is a result of the limited power budget of 10 watts, which the CPU and iGPU have to share.

Since the case heats up noticeably under load, it should be placed in a well-ventilated area to allow the heat to escape.

Heat development stress test
Heat development stress test
Heat development stress test
Heat development stress test
Heat development stress test
Heat development stress test

Energy Consumption

40-watt AC adapter
40-watt AC adapter

The power draw is one of the strengths of the Nofflink M500. At well below 20 watts, the system is very energy efficient during idle. Under an average load, we only measure 32 watts. At worst, the fairly large 40-watt AC adapter has to contend with up to 38.5 watts. There should be sufficient reserves for a secondary drive, which also draws power.

Power Consumption
Idledarkmidlight 8.1 / 8.6 / 16.2 Watt
Load midlight 32.1 / 38.5 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.

Consumption external Monitor

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; Prime95 V28,10 Stress (external Monitor): Ø23.6 (22.7-24.2)
; Cinebench R15 Multi (external Monitor): Ø21 (18.9-21.5)
; 1280x720 FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test (external Monitor): Ø28.2 (27.9-30)
; Idle 1min (external Monitor): Ø8.68 (8.13-16.3)

Pros

+ compact construction
+ appealing design
+ good port selection
+ affordable
+ energy efficient
+ two storage drive slots
+ consistent Wi-Fi performance

Cons

- cooling solution near its limit under load
- no SD card reader

Verdict - Compact Office PC with Small Drawbacks

Nofflink M500-5405U, courtesy of Nofflink
Nofflink M500-5405U, courtesy of Nofflink

The Nofflink M500-5405U is a very compact mini PC. The small form factor PC based on the Intel Pentium Gold 5405U is not suited for loads that are too demanding. Unfortunately, the manufacturer does not opt for one of the latest SoCs on the market and it shows. The native dual-core CPU still performs admirably in our testing. That being said, this configuration of the Nofflink M500 is not suitable for anything beyond pure office tasks, web browsing or video streaming. In this regard, the Intel Core i7-10510U model has a lot more potential.

While 32 GB of RAM is nice to have, it is not much more than that, since most users will be unlikely to take advantage of the high RAM capacity in this configuration. Thus, a configuration with 16 GB of RAM will likely be a better choice and even at 8 GB, it matches the standard amount of system memory of most compact office devices.

The Nofflink M500 is a compact office PC with a lot of external ports. Unfortunately, a lot of performance potential gets left on the table by not using more modern SoCs.

The M500 offers good connectivity options with all major external interfaces being present. The lack of a card reader can be remedied with the help of a USB adapter thank to the sufficient amount of available ports.

The biggest drawback of the Nofflink M500 we experienced is the cooling solution, which quickly reaches its limits under load. This also results in significant noise levels in demanding scenarios. Here, the Newsmay AC8 mini PC may be a good alternative, since it is passively cooled. Similarly, the MSI Cubi M5 may be worth a closer look. Various models are available on Amazon starting from 440 USD. The Nofflink M500-5405U currently costs around 400 USD. Furthermore, it is only available via the manufacturer's online shop.

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Sebastian Bade, 2022-06-28 (Update: 2022-06-29)