Posted 04 February 2012 - 09:05 AM
Hello, I would like to gether some oppinions on Intel Innovation series desktop motherboards:
They all share well known NM10 chipset and renewed Cedar Trail Atoms - D2500, D2700 and N2800 with enhanced embedded GPU. Especially I'm looking forward to some perormance comparisons with AMD E350/E450.
Foxconne already announced some new nettops based on these silicon, namely nT-i1200/i1500 and nT-A3550/A3700.
How do you think if it would be a decent setup to mix those with one of NAS boxes and TV? Are they powerfull enought to run WHS 2011 and HTPC workloads. Found out in the net that Atoms don't support DX10, only DX9. Is that a huge drawback?
It all depends on how you would use the HTPC or WHS 2011 build. For a basic build they an Atom will get it done -- it's when you start looking to expand what you're requiring the Atom to do (increased workload) that you may be dissapoined in the performance.
Check out these threads:http://homeserversho...tom-do-the-job/http://homeserversho...__fromsearch__1
My Atom HTPC is good for basic work of streaming from the internet or from my WHS V1. Trying to do a lot in WMC or video conferencing/recording (as in a HD G+ Hangout) would bring it to it's knees and there's no way I could do a HD video conference -- that's where my other HTPC builds (I did one with an i3 & i5) shine -- running Camptasia to convert a <1 hr HD video conference will peg the cores on my i5-2500K for over a half hour (and my wife will still want to know why it's taking so long).
I would suggest reading thru the above threads and others that you can find on this excellent forum but the most important step is to think about what you expect of your system now and in the future
and then plan your HW around your plans.
Just my 2 cents -- let us know what you decide and we would always like to see pictures of your finished build(s)
Edited by Joe_Miner, 04 February 2012 - 10:01 AM.
WHS-V1: HP EX-487: 4*WD20EARX, Athena AP-MFATX30, 4GB G.Skill, E5200, Stablebit Scanner-|-
WHS-2011: HP N54L G7, Kingston ECC 8GB KVR1333D3E9SK2/8G, OS: 256GB M4, 5*ST3000DM001, WD PCIe USB3, R640L, Stablebit DrivePool & Scanner -|-
Test Labs: HP N40L, G.Skill 16GB F3-1333C9D-16GAO, rr2720 -|- HP N40L, Kingston ECC 16GB KVR1333D3E9SK2/16G -|-
S2012 Hyper-V Lab: Lian-Li K9WX, GA-Z77X-UD5H, i7-3770, 32GB G.Skill, 240GB Corsair GT + various HDD's-|-
Desktop W8P64: HAF 932,GA-X58A-UD3R,i7-930,12GB,240GB Corsair GS + various HDD's,HD5850,Samsung Series9 & 213T+Planar PX2710MW,C920 -|-
HTPC3 W8P64WMC: GD05B, GA-Z68MX-UD2H-B3, i5-2500K, 16GB G.Skill, Corsair GTX 240GB, Crucial M4 256GB , C910, Camtasia-|-
Laptop W8P64WMC: Acer 1810T, 4GB RAM, 240GB Corsair GT SSD-|-