OnLogic Helix 500: A Linux-Friendly, Fanless + Reliable Edge Computer

Written by Michael Larabel in Computers on 17 February 2021. Page 3 of 4. 17 Comments

For those wanting to get an idea of the performance in the configuration of the Helix 500 as tested with the Core i7 10700T, here are some benchmarks of the Helix 500 up against the previously reviewed OnLogic Karbon 700, which its configuration was equipped with an Intel Xeon E-2278GEL processor. Both CPUs have a 35 Watt TDP and 2.0GHz base frequency while the i7-107700T Comet Lake has a maximum turbo frequency of 4.5GHz rather than 3.9GHz.

So to little surprise given the processors at hand, the Helix 500 did lead a majority of the reference benchmarks. The Karbon 700 did win some of the tests that appear to stem from the Karbon 700 being a much larger unit for dissipating the heat more effectively.

When looking at the Core i7 10700T temperature over the span of the single and multi-threaded benchmarks, the fanless industrial PC with these tests had an average core temperature of 78 degrees and peaked several times to 96 degrees.

See all of the benchmark results from the Helix 500 and Karbon 700 over on To see how your own Linux system(s) compare to these results, simply install the Phoronix Test Suite and run phoronix-test-suite benchmark 2102172-PTS-2102044H93 for your own fully-automated, side-by-side benchmark comparison.

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