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Shuttle XPC Nano NC02U5 Barebones Review

Last updated on January 4th, 2017 at 04:07 pm

cpu-z gpu-z

Above we can see an overview of the CPU and GPU (integrated graphics in this case) thanks to CPU-Z and GPU-Z respectively.

The i5-6500U is a Skylake processor – rather than Kaby Lake, which has started to hit the market in notebook form. It is dual-core, with a base clock of 2.3GHz which boosts to 2.8GHz. Given it is a ‘U’-series processor, denoting ‘ultra-low power’, it has a TDP of just 15W.

Integrated within that chip is the Intel HD Graphics 520 technology. This has a low base clock of 300MHz, though it can boost as high as 1GHz.

Comparison systems

Today I will be comparing the XPC Nano NC02U5 with the following systems:

Dell Inspiron 15 7559

  • Intel Core i7-6700HQ
  • Nvidia GTX 960M
  • 16GB Dual-Channel 1600MHz DDR3 RAM
  • 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD

ECS LIVA X

  • Intel Bay Trail-M Celeron N2808 SoC
  • Intel HD Graphics
  • 4GB DDR3L RAM
  • 64GB eMMc storage

ECS LIVA X2

  • Intel Braswell N3050 SoC
  • Intel HD Graphics
  • 2GB DDR3L RAM
  • 32GB eMMC storage

PCSpecialist Lafité

  • Intel Core i3 i3-5010U
  • Intel HD Graphics 5500
  • 8GB Kingston SODIMM DDR3 1600MHz (1 x 8GB)
  • 240GB Kingston V300 SSD

Dell Latitude 13 7370

  • Intel Core™ m5-6Y57
  • Intel HD Graphics 515
  • 8GB LPDDR3 1866MHz Memory
  • 256GB Solid State Drive M2 2280 PCIe

UK Gaming Computers Styx

  • Intel Core i5-6500
  • Asus Turbo GTX 960
  • 8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 2400MHz DDR4 RAM
  • 500GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD

ASUS ROG GX700

  • Intel Core i7-6820HK
  • Nvidia GTX 980 (desktop)
  • 32GB DDR4 2400MHz RAM
  • 2x 256GB Samsung SM951 PCIe SSDs in RAID0

DinoPC Primal GT0

  • AMD FX-8320
  • AMD RX-480
  • 16GB DDR3 2133MHz RAM
  • 240GB Adata Premier SP550

PCSpecialist Defiance III 17.3

  • Intel i7-6700HQ
  • Nvidia GTX 1060
  • 16GB HyperX DDR4 2133MHz RAM
  • 512GB SanDisk X400 M.2 SATA SSD

Gigabyte BRIX Gaming UHD

  • Intel i7-6700HQ
  • Nvidia GTX 950
  • 16GB Crucial DDR4 2133MHz RAM
  • 512GB Samsung Pro M.2 SSD

Gigabyte BRIX i7A-7500

  • Intel i7-7500U
  • Intel HD Graphics 620
  • 16GB G.Skill DDR4 2133MHz RAM
  • 256GB Toshiba OCZ RD400 M.2 SSD

AWD-IT Aura

  • Intel i7-6700K
  • Nvidia GTX 1070
  • 16GB Corsair Vengeance 3000MHz RAM
  • 500GB Samsung 750 EVO SSD

Cyberpower Infinity X55 VX

  • Intel i5-6402P
  • Nvidia GTX 1060
  • 16GB Corsair Vengeance LED 3000MHz RAM
  • 256GB Intel 600p M.2 SSD

And lastly my personal desktop with a Core i3-4160, 8GB 1866MHz DDR3 and a GTX 960.

Test software

  • SiSoft Sandra
  • Cinebench R15
  • Handbrake
  • CrystalDiskMark
  • ATTO Disk Benchmark
  • 3DMark
  • Prime 95 (version 26.6)
  • CPUID HWMonitor
  • AIDA64 Engineer
  • PCMark 8

Finally, I also test with Tomb Raider (2013) to assess the graphical capabilities of the XPC Nano.

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