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

Tim Draper veehexx at gmail.com
Fri Oct 14 21:59:02 UTC 2011

On 13 October 2011 21:41, Mark Lord <mythtv at rtr.ca> wrote:

> 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.
but TDP is not fixed on i3, like the atoms TDP is. also, some atoms run in
the 13w area.
i'll presume the ion also doesnt include throttling like the i3 does.
i'm going to go out on a limb here - i bet theres next to nothing in terms
of power consumption difference - maybe 20-30p/month for 24/7 consumption,
presuming the i3 is idle.
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