We tested Sapphire's Pure Mini with a low power Athlon X2 255 and, as you can see, the difference in performance between running the CPU in this and a full size AMD 790 equipped motherboard is negligible.

What's more, the power usage is much lower too.

You can also bung a decent GPU in there thanks to the PCI-E lane so a mini gaming rig isn't beyond the realms of possibility.

Video encoding performance

Sapphire pure mini 785g benchmarks

3D rendering performance

Sapphire pure mini 785g benchmarks

Memory bandwidth

Sapphire pure mini 785g benchmarks

Gaming performance (800x600, v.low graphics settings)

Sapphire pure mini 785g benchmarks