Beelink GT-R Mini Desktop Review

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Temperatures across the case stay fairly cool, peaking at about 35° C under full load. 

The GT-R handles stress very well. Under full synthetic load, the CPU never breaks 60° C. Likewise, the GPU stays at or below 50° C in our stress tests. We do notice some thermal limitations, particularly with the CPU. In our hour-long run of Prime95, the CPU manages to hover around 3.0 GHz on all cores. However, when running Prime95 and FurMark concurrently, the CPU is unable to reliably boost. Instead, it stays at its base clock of 2.1 GHz. In our real-world test (running The Witcher 3 for an hour), the CPU hangs between 1.6-2.0 GHz. The GPU averages about 1100 MHz, which is below its rated maximum clock of 1200 MHz.

Setting the CPU to 54 Watts results in much better performance in our stress tests, albeit with higher temperatures. The CPU manages to maintain a steady 3.45 GHz clock on all four cores in Prime95, though CPU temps shoot up to 71° C. The 3550H manages to stay at about 3.1 GHz when running FurMark and Prime95 together. The GPU averages 942 MHz. Again, temperatures are higher, averaging 71° C on the CPU and 61° C on the GPU. Gaming presents less of a problem; during an hour-long playthrough of The Witcher 3, the CPU is able to boost to 3.7 GHz as needed. The GPU maintains a steady 1200 MHz clock. Temperatures are better managed during gaming; the CPU and GPU average 62° C and 57° C, respectively, during this test.

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