Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 7th Aug 2011 22:46 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems And yes, another item, right away. I'm on the hunt for a mini-ITX motherboard for use in a living room HTPC, and considering there's so much choice out there, I'm a little confused. Then I realised I have you people to help me out, and, well, one thing led to another.
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RE[5]: AMD E-350
by Kivada on Tue 9th Aug 2011 05:49 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: AMD E-350"
Kivada
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2010-07-07

The reason to why to stick with the E-350 is the low power of 18w TDP compared to the 45w TDP of the A6 and that there are currently no A4 series APUs in the desktop market, though they would have a higher draw then the E-350.

Atom+ION2 only have an edge in Linux when using VDPAU, since Thom is looking for something for Windows, the E-350/HD6310 soundly beat any Atom+ION2 setup in any real world test for the same power draw.

As for fans, I'd get something with a beefy fanless block and see if you can mount one of those 1000RPM or less fluid dynamic bearing fans, I know some re as low as 800RPM at 12v and wont be able to spin up till after the heat load hits a point where the fan controller would push 7v to it if the fan wasn't already spun up at post. these FDB and S-FDB fans are very quiet nd are rated to have a very long life span.

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