For our tests, we used our latest test rig which is comprised of an ASRock Z370 Gaming-ITX/ac Motherboard, along with an Intel Core i7-8700K at default clock speed of 3.7GHz, as well as 8GB of G.Skill Trident-Z DDR4-3200 ram in dual channel mode.
All tests were conducted at default clock speeds at a resolution of 1920×1080. High or Ultra settings enabled.
|CPU||Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.7GHz (Coffee Lake)|
|Cooling||Corsair H115i Pro RGB AIO|
|Motherboard||ASRock Z370 Gaming-ITX/ac Motherboard|
|Ram||8GB G.Skill Trident-Z DDR4-3200|
|HDD||Patriot Hellfire 240GB PCIE M.2 SSD|
|PSU||Thermaltake Toughpower DSP G RGB 750W|
|VGA card||Intel HD Graphics 630|
|Drivers||Standard Intel drivers|
Unfortunately, we were unable to fully test the Thunderbolt 3 and video performance of the Zotac AMP Box Mini fitted with a GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB) graphics card. My PC system sees the graphics card, but fails to establish it as a primary graphics card. Apparently, having the Zotac AMP Box Mini as an external GPU is best configured and run on MacOS/MacBooks.
In the end, we chose to test Thunderbolt 3 performance by using the Asus Hyper M.2 x16 Card installed with a Patriot Hellfire M.2 PCIE SSD … it’s now become an external SSD storage device.
I’ll let all the number do the talking …
System Information / Thunderbolt Information
ATTO Disk Benchmark