Hi again everyone!
I decided to throw up the V and run some benchmarks! And oh my flailing gosh, I was blown away once I started tinkering around with the TDP
But, let me start slowly - I'm benching the i5 model of the V, and pressumably with the heatpipe on the heatsink (I have no way of confirming this).
My benchmarks will consist of:
I'll also test the first 2 with the "default" TDP of 7W and once again with the TDP "overclocked" to 15W. All tests are done on battery. (Yes, this works on my unit, I don't know why it did not on the unit of @pauliunas)
Short explaination for the TDP:
The 15W TDP does just mean that we allow the CPU to consume UP TO 15W - it usually consumes less than this, I just chose the 15W TDP to ensure that we'll never run into any "Power Limit" as has happened with the 7W (which basically means you can't get any device with an Y-Series CPU that has more power than the V if I understood that correctly)
Before I start please note that for some weird reason my Cinebench thinks I'm using Windows 8, which is not true as I'm running the latest Windows 10 (non-insider)
This one is pretty consistent with the results that @pauliunas posted - here are my results with 7W TDP!
This is already pretty impressive, since as we found out with @pauliunas logs and the help of many awesome people that the V's CPU is limited by the amount of power we allow it to take! So, let's bump up the power it can take so we make it run into a thermal limit, shall we?
And once I set up the TDP to 15W (same TDP as the Surface Pro 4's i5), things got WILD. Remember how we mentioned that the Surface Pro 4 i5 model is beating us out in multi-core more than once? Well, if we're moving up the TDP to 15W, it's not that far ahead anymore!
So, how does it compare to 2 other devices? The Transformer 3 Pro (i7) and the Surface Pro 4 (i5) ?
Let's just let the numbers speak for themselves
Single Core / Multi Core
V 7W - 116 / 230
V 15W - 124 / 281
T3P - 117 / 221
SP4 - 122 / 302
Even without upping the TDP to 7W, the V is having an edge on the Transformer 3 Pro with it's i7! With 15W TDP, the T3P just looks at the shiny aluminium body of the V from behind
The SP4 however is still eding out the V in terms of Multi-Core even with the TDP up to 15W, but to get that you'll have to live with a fan - which the V does not need at all.
Now, for PCMark 8, I'll only be testing the Work Accelerated, as Home Accelerated has been upgraded to v3.0 and the values for the T3P and SP4 are all measured on the v2.0 and I want to test on the same level to check that all 3 should have (roughly) equal chances.
And now, let me just throw at you the rough numbers for the 7W and then the 15W performance!
There is not too much difference with the 7W coming in at 3720 and the 15W at 3771 (and also using high-performance mode since I forgot to turn that off)
The SP4 i5 is coming in with 3697 which looks like a great performance!
And T3P can play out the higher clockrates of it's i7 in this benchmark and clocks in at a slightly higher 3830
And now let's see how those numbers stack up:
V 7W - 3720
V 15W - 3771
SP4 - 3697
T3P - 3830
So with that we can see that the V is again stacking up pretty well against the Surface Pro 4 - in this work-benchmark there is barely a difference between the V and the SP4. Only the Transformer 3 Pro can get a tiny bit ahead due to it's i7 but even that should not bring any noticeable performance difference.
And again, what I find amazing is that we're going toe to toe with those 2 devices, even beating the Surface Pro 4, where I'm pretty sure you'll be able to hear the fan whirring while the V is just completely silent
So, let's jump right into the numbers for the V!
Those numbers look pretty big, but how do they compare to the Surface Pro 4?
And what about the Transformer 3 Pro?
(Please bear in mind I took those numbers from 2 different sites so they might not be 100% accurate to the MB/s but they should give a rough indication)
Once again the V is exchanging blows with the Surface Pro 4 - except for the 4K Q32 value that is however very dependant on the multi-core performance - and as established a bit earlier we're not looking to kill the Surface Pro 4 in that - and also to my knowledge that number is not really important in most day-to-day use as very few programs load 32 small files all at the same time from the SSD
Oh, the Transformer 3 Pro? Well, it came in pretty far behind the V and SP4 - and can again have some good look at the back of both devices.
The V is performing just as I personally want it to - snappy and fast for single-core (which still makes up most of the work I do on the go) while still offering a good multi-core performance that is enough for me for a mobile device as for heavier workloads I'd rather use a desktop anyways Oh, and we're doing all of this without a fan, so it's super silent (and a pleasure to my ears as my old notebook was spinning up it's fan quite often which was annoying as hell)
So, there you have it everyone!
If you want me to do more benchmarks, please just throw them at me - I did not want to do more as I want to also work with the V was much as I can and whenever I run a benchmark I can't really do that without compromising the results
And since @pauliunas asked, here are the results for my 15W logged with Throttlestop
The results picture (even higher than before! W00T!)