HP EliteDesk 800 G2

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

Processor Benchmarks

There’s a few different processors available for the HP EliteDesk. Our tests are run on an Intel Core i5-6500T, a quad-core desktop processor without hyperthreading. This is a sixth generation i5, launched in 2015. It’s a desktop processor with a low TDP of 35W .

There’s lots of processor benchmarks available, so we’ve limited the tests to 4. We’ll start with Smallpt.

HP EliteDesk 800 G2 - Smallpt

$ phoronix-test-suite benchmark smallpt

Smallpt is a C++ global illumination renderer written in less than 100 lines of code. Global illumination is done via unbiased Monte Carlo path tracing and there is multi-threading support via the OpenMP library.

The EliteDesk 800 and the Lenovo M93 are the quickest machines in the test. The Lenovo’s 4th generation Intel processor runs the EliteDesk’s 6th generation Intel chip pretty close.


HP EliteDesk 800 G2 - Parallel BZIP2 Compression

$ phoronix-test-suite benchmark compress-pbzip2

pbzip2 is a parallel implementation of the bzip2 block-sorting file compressor that uses pthreads and achieves near-linear speedup on SMP machines.

This test measures the time needed to compress a file (a .tar package of the Linux kernel source code) using BZIP2 compression. This time the HP and Lenovo machines are neck-and-neck, with both machines completing this processor benchmark substantially faster than the mini PCs from AWOW and Gigabyte as well as the Asus laptop.


HP EliteDesk 800 G2 - Crafty Chess Engine

$ phoronix-test-suite benchmark crafty

Crafty is a chess program directly derived from Cray Blitz, winner of the 1983 and 1986 World Computer Chess Championships.

This is a benchmark looking at the CPU’s performance through a chess benchmark. This benchmark only uses a single core. Again the HP EliteDesk and Lenovo M93 offer significantly more powerful processors.


HP EliteDesk 800 G2 - x265 Video Encoding

$ phoronix-test-suite benchmark x265

This is a simple test of the x265 encoder run on the CPU with a sample 1080p video file. All five hardware struggle on this benchmark with none of them offering encoding at respectable frames per second. This is the first test where the HP EliteDesk is rather disappointing against its peers.


Next page: Page 3 – Memory

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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