[mythtv-users] Secrets for low powered front ends ?

Mark Lord mythtv at rtr.ca
Thu Oct 13 20:41:21 UTC 2011

On 11-10-13 02:31 PM, Richard Morton wrote:
> So at 35wtdp the i3 is almost as efficient as an atom and almost as powerful as
> a q6600 circa 2007 ( its not overclocked - the q6600 is legendary how far you
> can clock it).

A typical Atom CPU has a TDP of between 6 and 8 watts.
Add to that the TDP of the Ion2 (13W) to get a proper comparison.

So.. Atom+GPU(Ion2) is around 20W TDP.
That's quite a bit less than an i3 at 35W.


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