Performance Metrics - I

The Voyo V3 was evaluated using our standard test suite for low power desktops / industrial PCs. Not all benchmarks were processed on all the machines due to updates in our testing procedures. Therefore, the list of PCs in each graph might not be the same.

Futuremark PCMark 8

PCMark 8 provides various usage scenarios (home, creative and work) and offers ways to benchmark both baseline (CPU-only) as well as OpenCL accelerated (CPU + GPU) performance. We benchmarked select PCs for the OpenCL accelerated performance in all three usage scenarios. These scores are heavily influenced by the CPU in the system. The Atom cores in the x7-Z8700 are obviously not as powerful as the Broadwell cores in the Core M-5Y10c in the LIVA Core for general workloads. However, thanks to the higher clocks and four physical cores, the performance is better than other dual-core Braswell PCs such as the Intel Celeron N3000-based ASRock Beebox N3000-NUC.

Futuremark PCMark 8 - Home OpenCL

Futuremark PCMark 8 - Creative OpenCL

Futuremark PCMark 8 - Work OpenCL

Miscellaneous Futuremark Benchmarks

The above scenario also plays out in other Futuremark benchmarks. The presence of a Broadwell-class GPU in the system also enables top-of-the-line performance in the 3D benchmarks (only getting edged out by Core M).

Futuremark PCMark 7 - PCMark Suite Score

Futuremark 3DMark 11 - Extreme Score

Futuremark 3DMark 11 - Entry Score

Futuremark 3DMark 2013 - Ice Storm Score

Futuremark 3DMark 2013 - Cloud Gate Score

3D Rendering - CINEBENCH R15

CINEBENCH R15 is used for 3D rendering evaluation. It provides three benchmark modes - OpenGL, single threaded and multi-threaded. Evaluation of select PCs in all three modes provided us the following results. They faithfully follow what we have already seen in the Futuremark benchmarks.

3D Rendering - CINEBENCH R15 - Single Thread

3D Rendering - CINEBENCH R15 - Multiple Threads

3D Rendering - CINEBENCH R15 - OpenGL

Introduction and Setup Impressions Performance Metrics - II
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  • ragenalien - Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - link

    Is the wireless card replaceable.
  • ganeshts - Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - link

    The wireless card communicates via SDIO and is soldered to the board.
  • ganeshts - Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - link

    You can actually check out the board layout here:

    The WLAN card is on the top right (where the black antenna pigtail comes out from), and you can see that it is indeed not replaceable.
  • Coelispex - Sunday, April 3, 2016 - link

    Hi Ganeshts,

    If we use a 802.11ac USB adapter, would it work for the Voyo V3?
  • Ratman6161 - Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - link

    I can't get past the Warez OS issue. If I wanted such a device with Windows on it, it better be a legally installed copy. The idea that I would need to go out and get my own copy means you have to add $100 to the price in order to get it leagal for what it was supposed to come with out of the box.
  • ganeshts - Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - link

    I don't think Microsoft allows for 'cheap' licenses if the hardware specs are as good as the Voyo V3.. particularly, I believe the cheap license is available only for the x86 version, not x64. Also, the RAM has to be 2GB or lesser (IIRC).

    Anyways, the cost for the Windows license is an issue with any PC that doesn't have neutered hardware specifications.
  • Slawek - Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - link

    What are results of Google Octane and Mozilla Kraken? If am going to use it for web browsing these are the most important benchmarks to know.
  • ganeshts - Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - link

    Web browsing is a major part of the PCMark 8 benchmarks - and those scores make it clear that this unit is better than other passively cooled Braswell PCs.

    Usually, we don't present web browser benchmarks for mini-PCs because they vary widely with the browser used and also updates to the browsers themselves - making it difficult to go back and compare against older units. It is a different case for more 'closed' systems such as tablets and smartphones. Because of this, we believe that the PCMark 8 browser tests (with their standardized browser engine) are more indicative of performance that users can get at any given point of time.
  • Slawek - Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - link

    On my laptop difference between the latest Firefox, Chrome and Safari is within 5%, this is precise enough tool that tells me about system performance. Both Octane and Kraken are easy to execute. I can walk up to Microsoft or Apple store and in less than a minute I can compare which computer is faster.
  • ganeshts - Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - link

    Can you tell me what is the difference between Firefox 30 and Firefox 44 ? I can't go back and power up every single PC reviewed before to rerun those benchmarks every time the browser version changes.

    I prefer a standardized browsing engine, and that is what PCMark 8 provides.

    It is nice to have quick scores to compare against what you already have, but it doesn't hold up under detailed scrutiny - we need repeatable and reproducible benchmarks for different use-cases.

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