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[Freedombox-discuss] 11 Watt (idle) Intel Atom Desktop Board + overview other Atom boards and chipset combinations


www.linuxtech.net published an interesting article about the Intel
DN2800MT CedarView Atom mini-ITX board. The article has detailed
measurements of the power consumption.


Quick specs:

Idle power consumption ~11 Watt
Fanless operation possible
Single 8-19 V DC power connector (can be powered by a "laptop brick")
1.86GHz Intel Atom N2800 processor.
2 cores -> 4 threads
up to 4GB 1066/800 MHz memory
NM10 Express Chipset
VGA and HDMI video connectors, eDP/LVDS connector (up to 24-bpp)

The processor has an integrated PowerVR SGX 545 GPU for which there is
no free driver. Accelerated graphics on GNU/Linux is not possible. If
you want to use the board for a HTPC you have use Windows and run the FB
software inside a virtual machine.

This board consumes twice the power of a typical Marvell 6281 1.2GHz ARM
system like the DreamPlug. From my own measurements on an Atom 330 i
estimate that it has about 7 times more performance.

Another article compares Pineview Atom motherboards. This article has an
interesting TDP comparison section (on the right, far below).



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