[mythtv-users] Myth experiences with Zotac ION + ATOM mobo

Nick F nikos.f at gmail.com
Wed Jun 10 03:47:22 UTC 2009

On Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 2:32 PM, Brian Long<briandlong at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, May 30, 2009 at 1:18 AM, Glen Dragon<gdragon at jetcom.org> wrote:
>> Took some more power/cpu measurements:
>> 1W               OFF - Loss due to power brick
>> 3W (average) Suspend   oscillaited 2-4W
>> 21W           idle
>> 720p           24W    5-7% cpu
>> 1080i          25W    3-5% cpu
>> 1080p(mkv) 24W    5-7% cpu   (mkv)
>> h.264 720p 25W    5-7% cpu
>> h.264 1.5X  26W    38% cpu
> Does anyone have similar power measurements for the Atom 330-based
> dual-core board?  What about compared to an absolute bare minimum
> Socket T board with an Intel E5200 CPU and Nvidia 9400 IGP?

On my Zotax IONITX-A (330 atom with DC power brick)

OFF - 1W
idle - 27W
SD - 30/31W
720p - 33W
1080i - 33/34W
1080p h.264 Bluray - 33W (cpu load ~2.5%)
1080p VC-1 Bluray - 33W (cpu load ~3%)
running make when building mplayer (with -j 8 and ~96% cpu load) - 32/33W

This is with a full size 1.5TB Seagate HDD attached (it was the only
SATA drive I had spare).  I'm hoping when I pair it with a 2.5" laptop
drive the power usage will drop further (and in the future I hope to

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