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    Zacate finally on the market, carpc's just got a whole lot better

    i think this spring is time for a new carpc. a smaller one. best part is i will only have to buy one part- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&SID=u00000687

    this board would allow me to build a new tiny case, it would be faster in the cpu and loads faster in the gpu, and it would eat less then half the power of my current "low tdp" carpc.

    now i just need to find the time to do this....

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    I didn't see how much power it uses in the specs. What's the figure?
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    that would definitely be the peak too. i think its a 18w cpu max... and it idles around 1w. i would imagine overall idle power consumption is around 20w for these motherboards... which is less power then a lot of consumer electronics draw while in standby mode. and these things will play modern games!!!

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    actually anandtech had different results. and even theirs is high by what amd claims. amd says 6w idle consumption for the overall system should be achievable.
    Itís also worth noting that the E-350 carries an 18W TDP (including graphics). During my testing I measured a maximum total system power consumption of around 30W (including the 1366 x 768 LCD panel) while playing games and around 25W while encoding H.264 on the two Bobcat cores. The system idled around 15W however AMD cautioned me that this number was unnaturally high. Final Brazos systems will be far more power optimized and AMD expects numbers to drop down to as low as 5.6W.

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    I really like the Gigabyte boards (I have 3) and this looks like a pretty slick little piece of work. I understand all the theoretical benefits of this type of system, but in practical, real-world use cases, what difference does a 6w at idle board make from a 25w at idle board? Neither one of them is doing anything, and unless you run your PC with the engine off for extended periods of time, neither is likely to drain your battery. The only thing I could come up with was heat, and that's a very real issue in smaller cases or tight quarters, but there are certainly ways to address it. I have the Gigabyte H55/i3 mini-itx board with an M2-ATX and it is rock solid. In the car, under normal circumstances, it almost never gets above 30% cpu usage. I figure around 30-50w max under normal conditions, well inside the capabilities of the PSU. I'm just debating (myself??) on the cost/benefit proposition presented by this board. I would appreciate your thoughts on the matter.

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    i'm curious to see this compared to a popular atom board-- like the 945glc, or a zotac ion board, with everything running centrafuse..

    it sounds better, but i am interested in it's real-world carpc numbers..

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    Quote Originally Posted by soundman98 View Post
    i'm curious to see this compared to a popular atom board-- like the 945glc, or a zotac ion board, with everything running centrafuse..

    it sounds better, but i am interested in it's real-world carpc numbers..
    I am interested too.... As you said .. you will be able to play MODERN games with this Board/CPU With a low power consuption ? doubt that

    is the AMD E-350 Better than Intel Atom 330 processor

    And what about the GPU ? AMD Radeon HD 6310 graphics VS NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GPU

    I am very interested to buy this Motherboard .. the overall IMO is way better and Upgradable than the Zotac ION ... SATA 3 , DDR3...

    let me know guys .. also if you find a test!

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    I would also be interested to know how the boot up, resume, and hibernation times are with this board. I am getting ready to embark on my first project and would like to have resume times be as fast as possible. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rswing View Post
    I would also be interested to know how the boot up, resume, and hibernation times are with this board. I am getting ready to embark on my first project and would like to have resume times be as fast as possible. Thanks!
    There are a lot of factors that have far more impact on hibernate/resume times than the motherboard.
    HDD speed, amount & speed of RAM are three obvious ones.
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    Not to compare a atom based board with a more powerful one but, I also have a Jetway Atom dual core w/ht mb. This board does work good and is also rock solid and very happy with it's performance, but was looking for something that would handle video conf./video phone like skype etc. And also with pro audio software to boot, for my next summer project. Power consumption is not an issue me. So I found these little gems, what ya' think? ----> http://mvixusa.com/newsletter/2010/1...3-and-SATAIII/

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