HP EliteDesk 800 G2

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

Memory Benchmarks

Only the HP EliteDesk and the AWOW AK41 support DDR4 RAM. The other machines use the older DDR3 technology.

The most significant differences between DDR3 and DDR4 RAM is higher module density and lower voltage requirements combined with higher data rate transfer speeds. Current generation DDR4 modules start at 2133MHz, with official support for up to DDR4-3200. Modules can be overclocked.

You might expect the EliteDesk and the AK41 to romp home here. That’s true for the HP EliteDesk, whereas the AK41’s performance in this benchmark is lamentable. The reason is simple. The EliteDesk is a dual-channel memory capable system. Make sure you populate both DIMM slots to maximise memory performance. The AK41 is only a single-channel memory capable system, and the RAM cannot be upgraded.

RAMspeed tests the system memory (RAM) performance.

HP EliteDesk 800 G2 - RAMspeed SMP Integer

$ phoronix-test-suite benchmark ramspeed

Given the EliteDesk’s dual-channel memory capable system and we have 2 8GB SODIMMS fitted, the machine outperforms the other machines by a country mile! The Lenovo M93 is also a dual-channel memory capable system but uses older DDR3 RAM.


HP EliteDesk 800 G2 - RAMspeed SMP Floating Point

$ phoronix-test-suite benchmark ramspeed

Again, this benchmark tests the system memory (RAM) performance. The HP EliteDesk is the clear winner.


Next page: Page 4 – Graphics

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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