HP EliteDesk 800 G2

HP EliteDesk 800 G2 Mini Desktop PC – Benchmarks – Week 2

This is a weekly blog looking at the HP EliteDesk 800 G2 Mini Desktop PC running Linux.

This machine was made available by Bargain Hardware. Bargain Hardware retails refurbished servers, workstations, PCs, and laptops to consumers and businesses worldwide. All systems are completely customisable on their website along with a vast offering of clean-pulled, tested components and enterprise replacement parts. They supply machines with a choice of Linux distros: Ubuntu, Debian, and Fedora. They even install FreeBSD.

For this week’s blog, we’ve run a variety of benchmark tests on the HP EliteDesk 800 G2 together with five other systems to put the results into context.

All the tests use the Phoronix Test Suite, unless otherwise stated. For ease of reference, each system’s specifications are listed on every page. Together with the HP EliteDesk 800 G2, we’ve run benchmarks for the Lenovo M93 Ultra Small PC, two Mini PCs from AWOW, their AK41 and NYI3 models. We also compare the results with an Asus laptop (UX305FA), and a Mini PC from Gigabyte (BXBT-1900). They are all low-power machines.

All the machines are running identical versions of software, and configured to ensure consistency between results. The Manjaro rolling distro is used.

We’ll start with some general system tests.


HP EliteDesk 800 G2 - Linux Kernel Compilation

$ phoronix-test-suite benchmark build-linux-kernel

The benchmark show how long it takes to build the Linux kernel in a default configuration. The test uses all cores/threads of a PC, but it’s not the type of test where CPU cores run at 100%. A lot of the time, the compiler is waiting on other things like RAM and disk. It’s therefore a good indicator of the general system performance of a machine.

The HP EliteDesk 800 G2 is quicker at completing this benchmark than the other machines tested here. It shaves slightly more than 10% off the Lenovo M93’s result, and it’s substantially faster than the other machines on test.


HP EliteDesk 800 G2 - FLAC Audio Encoding

$ phoronix-test-suite benchmark encode-flac

The chart above summarizes benchmark results of converting a WAV file to the FLAC format, with 5 samples taken to ensure consistent results.

This tests offers a good representation of a system’s single-threaded processor performance, memory, and overall system performance. The HP EliteDesk trumps the other machines in this general system performance benchmark. Like the previous test, it’s slightly more than 10% faster than the Lenovo M93 in this single core test. The EliteDesk is nearly four times faster than the Gigabyte Brix GB-BXBT-1900.

The Asus UX305FA laptop and AWOW NIY3 mini PC only have 2 cores, whereas all the other machines have 4 core processors.


Next page: Page 2 – Processor

Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Introduction / System
Page 2 – Processor
Page 3 – Memory
Page 4 – Graphics
Page 5 – Disk


Complete list of articles in this series:

HP EliteDesk 800 G2 Mini Desktop PC
Week 6Lightweight gaming on the HP EliteDesk
Week 5Multiple operating systems running on the HP EliteDesk
Week 4Hardware graphics acceleration when watching videos in Firefox
Week 3Multimedia on the HP EliteDesk 800 G2 USFF PC
Week 2Benchmarking the HP EliteDesk 800 G2 USFF PC with other machines
Week 1Introduction to the series including wiping Windows and installing Manjaro

This blog is written on the HP EliteDesk 800 G2 Mini Desktop PC.

This machine was made available by Bargain Hardware. Bargain Hardware retails refurbished servers, workstations, PCs, and laptops to consumers and businesses worldwide. All systems are completely customisable on their website along with a vast offering of clean-pulled, tested components and enterprise replacement parts.


 EliteDesk 800 G2Lenovo M93AWOW AK41
TypeTiny Desktop PCTiny Desktop PCMini PC
ProcessorIntel i5-6500T 2.50 GHz
(Turbo 3.10 GHz)
4 cores and 4 threads
Intel i5-4590T 2.00 GHz
(Turbo 3.00 GHz)
4 cores and 4 threads
Intel Celeron J4115 1.80GHz
(Turbo 2.5 GHz)
4 cores and 4 threads
ChipsetIntel SkylakeIntel HaswellIntel Gemini Lake
Memory16GB DDR3 (2133 MHz)16GB DDR3 (1600 MHz)8GB DDR4 (2133 MHz)
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 530 Intel HD Graphics 4600Intel UHD Graphics 605
Disk256GB Samsung NVMe SSD240GB Crucial SSD128GB Foresee NVMe SSD
 AWOW NYI3Gigabyte BXBT-1900Asus UX305FA
TypeMini PCMini PCLaptop
ProcessorIntel Core i3-5005U
2.00GHz
2 cores 4 threads
Intel Celeron J1900 2.00GHz
(Turbo 2.416 GHz)
4 cores 4 threads
Intel Core M-5Y10c
0.8GHz (Turbo 2.00GHz)
2 cores 4 threads
ChipsetIntel BroadwellIntel Atom Z36xxx/Z37xxxIntel Broadwell-U-OPI
Memory8GB DDR4 (1600 MHz)4GB DDR3 (1600 MHz)8GB DDR3 (1866 MHz)
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 5500Intel HD 2GBIntel HD Graphics 5300
Disk128GB Kingston NVMe250GB Samsung SSD 860128GB SanDisk SSD


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