Now, on the channel weve taken a look at a lot of the Nook boxes that theyve created, and this one is actually coming in just a bit larger than the Nook Box 2 or the Nook box 3, which basically was a palm sized 4K Mini PC. But with good reason I mean weve got a more powerful CPU here with a boost up to 3.3 gigahertz, and this actually comes with 16 gigabytes of RAM ready to go. Its also got a replaceable m.2, SSD and uh yeah. I mean its still a very small PC, real quick Ill, give you a look at this compared to an Xbox One controller and basically the Xbox controller is bigger than this Mini PC, so its still a very small form factor unit inside of the Box. Youre, obviously going to get the mini PC itself, we get a user manual and our power supply. This is a USB type c. Power supply and itll do up to 30 Watts. By the way, this will support PD Power in so he could run it on a battery and well take a look at that by the end of the video. But when it comes to i o over here on the right hand, side weve got three full size. Usb ports now two of these are USB 3.2 Gen 2 and the other one is 3.2 gen, 1.. Moving over to the left hand, side weve got three full size: HDMI 2.

0 ports and around back weve got our power end, which does support PD Power in weve. Also got a 3.5 millimeter audio jack and 2 gigabit Ethernet ports, so this is an actively cooled PC, which means we do have a fan. It really doesnt get that loud, even Under full load and theyve also added a little LED around the unit. It does set. It off a little bit while its sitting on the desk, but when it comes to the specs for the CPU, we have the Intel Pentium silver n605. Now this is a four core four thread: CPU up to 3.3 gigahertz and with the way they have the TDP setup, which is up to 15 and 18 Watts, depending on the load, it will run continuously at 3.3 on all four cores. Weve got an end. Tell UHD igpu, with 32 execution units 16 gigabytes of LP ddr4x Ram running at 2933 megahertz a 512 gigabyte m.2 SSD its using a 2242 m.2. So you can replace this if you want to built in Wi, Fi, 6 and Bluetooth, 5.2 and right out of the box. This is running Windows 11, Pro alright. So here it is Windows. 11, Pro Ive got a bunch of stuff installed that were going to be testing now and Im actually really surprised by the performance here, and it actually really comes down to the TDP. So these chips here, usually when theyre in smaller units, run at about 10 watts.

This is actually boosting up to 15 watts, which was pretty surprising to see now weve got that built in fan, so it does stay pretty cool, as you can see, weve got that silver, n605 16 gigabytes of RAM and the built in UHD graphics, with 32 execution Units real quick, I did want to show you this um, well just open up core Temp and cpu z. So if you take a look right here, this is kind of the total package power at idle. Not bad were not pulling much at all, but as soon as I stress this CPU out, youll see that jump on up to 15 watts and actually, when the GPU is also in use, we can get up to about 18, which is really great. That way, we can get full clocks out of the CPU and the GPU at the same time, and this will go up to 3.3 gigahertz and the performance is putting out is actually pretty great for using this Azure everyday desktop. Now its not a super powerful machine, but web browsing email checking you want to do some family photo editing. You could do that. I mean I wouldnt rely on this as my main money making machine if youre a photo editor but yeah getting some photos edited for the family. This little thing will handle it. Weve also got Wi Fi 6 built in and gigabit Ethernet loads up web pages really quickly and uh since were boosting that high.

The CPU can actually stay at this 3.3 gigahertz clocks, which really help out with performance. First thing I wanted to show off was a little bit of 4K video playback, as you can see my screen scale down, because I went up to 4K with it well check out this demo, video make sure were at 4K stats for nerds full screen. It give it a second to buffer out because thats, usually when you get your drop frames, as you can see, theres four there lets actually reset that real, quick and well go to 4K again thatll reset the drop frames up here and you see once we loaded Back in we got two drop frames, but uh. This is about 2500 frames. For this whole little demo, video here and by the end we only had four drop frames and, as you saw, two of those were just from the initial load in Ive. Had really good luck with 4K video playback on these chips and in total were only pulling around 12 Watts from the wall right now doing this 4K video, so yeah, I mean 4K from your favorite streaming. Apps or even natively is no problem at all 4K 60 HDR. These little things can definitely handle it, but now I want to move over to some gaming and see exactly what we could play on this thing and first up weve got World of Warcraft 720p with a low medium mix from the slider.

The graphic settings were actually right there at five so Midway through, but this does turn some to low some medium. I think a few of them are even set to high and we can get an average of 80 FPS out of this, not bad fully playable and to tell you the truth, taking it down just a bit more at 1080, you could go ahead and lock this At 60., another one I always like to test is Skyrim. This is the original version 720p low and I probably could have taken up some of the settings to medium, but I just left it right there or we could have left it at low and went up to 900p. This is one of those older games. That does stress out these lower end CPUs and, as you can see its running it fine, I was browsing Game Pass for some games that looked a little easier to run. Given we have such a low end system here and I ran across this one – super Luckys tale – I havent played this one, but yeah its not bad at 720p, got a few dips here and there, but you could get through this and finally Left 4 Dead. 2. 720P High settings so yeah I mean these older valve Source games. You could definitely play these just fine. You want to go with some portal Portal. 2 Half Life left for dead. As you can see here, these games are going to run great on this little system.

The next thing I want to take a look at is some emulation and were going to start off here with PSP, and we really only need to test one of these games to know how well PSP is going to run on this system and uh here. It is, this is chains of Olympus 2x resolution Vulcan back in running at 60fps. I also tested Tekken 6 and I was able to upscale that to 4X, so the n605 can definitely run PSP games at full speed. But what about GameCube and Wii time? Splitters 2 Dolphin Emulator 1X res DirectX, 11 back in really great performance. If you take a look at afterburner were pulling under 8 watts with this CPU and were at a constant 60 with this one, but its not a super hard game to emulate. So lets. Uh move up to something just a little bit harder and thats going to be Automotive Lista. This is one of those that does struggle on lower end chipsets, but were at 60 with this one now another one that I tested was f: zero GX the first track. You can run it at 60fps. It actually works great, but as soon as you move over to fire fields, which is one of the harder ones to emulate, really falls on its face. So yeah I mean there are GameCube games that this thing can do at full speed and it also handles a lot of the Wii stuff really well.

Also, thank you moving over to PS2 so, as we know with all of these emulators theres easy ones to emulate. Theres hard ones to emulate when it comes to Crash Bandicoot wrathicortex. This is definitely an easier one and you can see that were running really great here, but uh as soon as I took it up to something a bit harder like Gran Turismo 4, which isnt a super hard game to emulate. In the first place, we got an average of around 43 FPS out of this one and by the way I also tested the new version of pcsx2 with the Vulcan back in, and that seemed to be a little worse performance. So here we are with 1.6 and DirectX 11. and the final one I wanted to test here was some Wii: U emulation using simu Bayonetta 2 Vulcan back in async shaders are on and its really struggling. But if you take a look at afterburner, this little CPU is Trucking it up to 18 Watts. Here, most of all out now before I wrap this video up, I did want to give you a look at this thing running on battery power. Now I know its not for everybody you might as well just buy a laptop by this time, but uh it does support PD Power in so Ive got a little power. Brick here powering the Mini PC and gmks new monitor, and this little monitor is actually really nice super thin.

I will be doing a full review on this. I think its a great accessory for the steam DAC, but yeah. If you did need battery power for some type of reason on this little mini PC. You could definitely do it so, overall, its really not a bad little mini PC, given the form factor here and when it comes to power consumption at idle. This is only pulling around four Watts from the wall: 4K video playback around 8 watts, while gaming. It really depends. This could jump up anywhere from 10 to 15 and the max that I got this to pull from the wall, given that that TDP is going pretty high on this little thing was 23 Watts but yeah when you compare it to other PCS in the market. Its definitely a low power consumption unit and it really comes down to what you want to do with this. As you saw it does GameCube, but not all GameCube games, PSP youll be good to go with it and really anything under that and youve got light. Gaming Indie gaming, 4K video playback and if you just wanted to use it as an everyday PC for web browsing itll get the job done, but thats going to wrap it up for this video.

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