Low-power HTPC etc
user.vdr at gmail.com
Sat Mar 19 02:46:17 UTC 2011
On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 4:28 PM, Oliver Fromme <olli at lurza.secnetix.de> wrote:
> > > Well, the Atom N330 has a TDP of only 8 W, which isn't
> > > that bad for a 1.6 GHz 64bit 4-way processor (2 cores +
> > > hyperthreading).
> > >
> > > Of course, ARM processors may certainly have even better
> > > performance/watt ratio. But I think I stay with i386-
> > > compatible hardware for my particular case.
> > Btw there's also the Celeron SU2300 which has a TDP of 10 W and is
> > about twice as fast as the N330 Atom as you can see e.g. here:
> > http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Processors-Benchmarklist.2436.0.html
> Interesting page. But I think that the benchmarks need to
> be taken with a grain of salt. For example, the SU2300
> seems to be twice as fast only in the single-threaded
> benchmarks. In the multi-threaded benchmarks, the SU2300
> is only a little faster (10 - 20 percent).
> The Atom will be more than enough for me. There are several
> fanless (!) mainboards with a dual-core Atom (330 or D525)
> that have the ION chipset with full-HD MPEG acceleration
> via VDPAU. I'll probably combine that with an SSD in order
> to get a completely silent system without any moving parts.
I have a couple atom/ion boxes which I use for dedicated htpc/hdtv.
Works great. I didn't even bother with an ssd due to price vs. needs.
Instead they're installed on sdhc cards. No probs what-so-ever.
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