ECS H110S-2P Review

Written by Antony Leather

September 28, 2016 // 12:17 p.m.

Tags: #ecs-h110s-2p-review #mini-itx #mini-stx #mini-stx-review

Test Setup

As this is a different motherboard to usual and we can't use our standard CPU or memory test items, we've only carried out a few select tests with the ECS H110S-2P for comparison. We've used a Core i7-6700, which is the fastest 65W CPU available from Intel at the moment, so while the results aren't a like-for-like comparison with other LGA1151 boards we've tested, you can at least see how fast this CPU and indeed the mini-STX platform is compared to your average desktop and laptop CPU.

We've used 8GB of Corsair Value Select 2,133MHz SODIMM RAM, along with a Samsung 950 Pro to test the speed of the M.2 port. As there's no PCI-E slot, we've also omitted graphics and game benchmarks.

M.2 Performance

Website: CrystalDiskMark

For M.2 port testing, we use a Samsung SSD 950 Pro. This is rated at 2,200MB/sec read and 900MB/sec write speeds - not quite saturating the M.2 PCI-E 3.0 x4 interface but enough to give it a good workout. We use CystalDiskMark's 32QD sequential test.

M.2

CrystalDiskMark

  • MSI X99A XPower Titanium
  • Gigabyte Z170N-Gaming 5
  • ECS H110S-2P
    • 2300
    • 960
    • 2295
    • 959
    • 1664
    • 965
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MB/sec, higher is better
  • Read
  • Write

Cinebench R15 64-bit

Website: www.maxon.net

ECS H110S-2P Review ECS H110S-2P Review - Test setup, Cinebench R15 and Storage

Cinebench uses Maxon's Cinema 4D engine to render a photo-realistic scene of some shiny balls and weird things (we miss the motorbike). The scene is highly complex, with reflections, ambient occlusion and procedural shaders so it gives a CPU a tough workout.

As Cinema 4D is a real-world application - used on films such as Spider-Man and Star Wars - Cinebench can be viewed as a real-world benchmark.

Cinebench R15

64-bit, CPU test

  • Intel Core i7-5820K (3.3GHz/4.3GHz)
  • Core i7-6700K (4GHz/4.8GHz)
  • Intel Core i7-4790K (4GHz/4.8GHz)
  • Intel Core i7-4770K (3.5GHz/4.8GHz)
  • ECS H110S-2P (Core i7-6700)
  • Core-i7-6700HQ
    • 1086
    • 1259
    • 904
    • 1007
    • 862
    • 949
    • 829
    • 926
    • 788
    • 0
    • 516
    • 0
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Score, higher is better
  • Stock Speed
  • Overclocked

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