4. System tests
- Box/Motherboard: Shuttle NC10U
- CPU: Intel Celeron 4205U (ULV)
- CPU Fan: Fanless-build in cooling
- Memory: Ballistix Sport LT 8GB Kit (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 SODIMM kit
- Storage: Crucial BX500 960GB 3D NAND SATA 2.5-inch SSD
- Windows: Windows 10x64 + latest updates
The Shuttle NC10U comes with a soldered ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core Intel Celeron 3865U processor based on the Whiskey-Lake architecture, launched in the first quarter of 2019. The CPU can be found in ultrabooks as well as normal notebooks. Its two CPU cores are clocked at 1.8 GHz (no Turbo Boost, no Hyper Threading). The 14 nm++ chip also integrates an HD Graphics 610 GPU and a dual-channel DDR4-2133/DDR3L-1600 memory controller:
The system's memory runs at just 2133MHz due to limitations of the processor, so keep that in mind before you buy memory for this box.
The CPU-Z's s benchmark provides a rough idea of what you should expect from the installed CPU:
The Passmark returned an overall rating of 1.703.50 -- not bad at all:
The AIDA64 Extreme Memory benchmark you see below unveiled an overall good memory performance:
Despite the the compact size of the Shuttle NC10U box, the stock cooler seems to do a good job even under heavy loads. Both the AIDA64 and Prime95 software packages showed signs of CPU throttling and the highest reported temperatures remained within acceptable levels:
Obviously, the performance of the UHD Graphics 610 iGPU is limited and is not enough to power demanding tasks such as gaming. You'll get a good video playback performance, and also some basic gaming, such as PubG.
The Intel HD Graphics 610 supports up to 1.7GB of Dynamic, shared memory. It supports 4K UHD "premium" (DRM encoded) streaming services, it packs a media engine with full hardware acceleration support for 8 and 10-bit HEVC and VP9, along with HDCP 2.2.