HP EliteDesk 800 G2

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

Graphics Benchmarks

The HP EliteDesk 800 uses the Intel HD Graphics 530 (GT2). This is an integrated graphics unit launched in September 2015 found in desktop and notebook processors of the Skylake generation. The integrated graphics offers 24 Execution Units, 192 shading units, 24 texture mapping units, and 3 ROPs. The GPU supports OpenGL 4.6, OpenCL 3.0, and Vulkan 1.2.

As it doesn’t have any dedicated graphics memory, it accesses the main memory via the processor. The onboard graphics is newer technology than the Lenovo M93 but older technology than the AK41’s UHD Graphics 600.

We’re only going to run a few tests, as it should be obvious that these types of onboard graphics are not going to achieve high frame rates on many of the latest games at ultra graphics settings.

Both the tests below are extremely demanding on a system’s integrated graphics card.

Basemark GPU is a professional evaluation tool to evaluate and compare graphics performance across mobile and desktop platforms. The benchmark is run at 1280×720 full screen with medium content quality.

HP EliteDesk 800 G2 - Basemark GPU

The EliteDesk 800 performs well compared to the other machines with twice the frames per second of the Lenovo M93, and the two AWOW mini PCs. The less said about the Gigabyte BRIX BXBT-1900 the better.

The next test calculates the average frame-rate within the Valley demo for the Unigine engine. Unigine Valley relies upon an OpenGL 3 core profile context.

HP EliteDesk 800 G2 - Unigine Valley

$ phoronix-test-suite benchmark unigine-valley

While the frames per second score for all machines are very low (particularly given that only 800×600 resolution is tested), that’s common with most Intel integrated graphics. But there are many games you can play on Intel integrated graphics. We will cover some of our favourites in a later article, and see how they fare on the EliteDesk.

In Manjaro we recommend installing the intel-gpu-tools package as this provides intel_gpu_top, a utility that displays a top-like summary of Intel GPU usage. It’s a simple way to monitor GPU usage. Install the package with the command:

$ sudo pacman -S intel-gpu-tools

Next page: Page 5 – Disk

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 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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