[nSLUG] Low Power system

Stephen Gregory nslug at kernelpanic.ca
Mon Aug 25 10:13:19 ADT 2008


On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 08:51:46AM -0300, Jim Haliburton wrote:
> 
> If you need a low power motherboard that has pretty good performance look 
> at the Intel D945GCLF.  It has a 1.6 GHz Atom processor.

Unfortunately the Atom proc is paired with a power hungry
chipset. Systems based on that board are still going to burn 40w or
more. The Tomshardware article linked earlier found that an AMD x2
2000+ with 790G chipset had better performance and consumed a few less
watts.

This shows that when looking for a low power sytem it is important to
do your research. Many low power systems aren't that low power.

-- 
sg



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