catalin-ch wrote:AlbertP wrote:
What if you plug in a full size or half size video card from a known manufacturer? Then you can bypass the onboard graphics and solve the issue correct? Option two would be to pick up a board from another manufacturer which would have the CPU I want but a different GPU. Issue is that the only N2800 boards I've seen so far are from Intel.
minties wrote:Or you can wait for Intel to release linux drivers for the GMA 3600, which I think is a matter of when, not if.
minties wrote:I don't know if there are any linux driver problems with AMD's Zacate APUs or not. If not, then I recommend that you get the E-350. It's CPU performance is almost identical with the Atom, but it's GPU is an HD 6310, which slaughters the GMA 3650. Of course the TDP is much higher at 18W. Or you can wait for Intel to release linux drivers for the GMA 3600, which I think is a matter of when, not if.
AlbertP wrote:It should have been faster, yes, if Imagination Technologies (company behind PowerVR) were Linux-friendly... At least I think that Intel does not support it well, because that company doesn't want the driver code to become open-source.
I would also rather have chosen a newer CPU for the mini computer I have built, but because I wanted to run Linux I've taken the D425 (single-core version of the D525).
mastablasta wrote:i was told and also after osme reasearch that it might be cheaper and better to simply use one of the HP micro servers.
for example Neo N35L or N40L
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quic ... 16_na.HTML
According to specs: Graphics 128MB shared supporting 1920x1200 @ 60Hz
now as i see it is missing HDMI (and has only VGA port) however it also has 2 PCI-e slots. and mostly they come with 250 GB drive installed. it has room for 4 drives and as i saw on interned the CD drive can also be modified to use additioanll 4 (?) smaller sized HDD
it fully supports Linux OS (as indicated n the webstite). i was told that it is really very quiet and has low power consumption. this was confirmed by seing a couple of videos where users measure power consumption.
i plan to buy one myself hen i have enough money. though i will use it likely only as data backup & storage server.
mastablasta wrote:where i live i can't get anythign more into that price range. well appart of Atom based computer which owuld cost about the same. and is actually also not really upgradable. .
AlbertP wrote:Right, except that AMD also has low power hardware: the Brazos series.
That's for example what the mintBox uses, which is passively cooled: http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2055
Asrock has the E350M1 (dual-core) and E35LM1 (single core) boards. The E350M1 also has a version with USB3. The E35LM1 lacks HDMI and DVI and has less USB ports.
AlbertP wrote:The TDP is 18W for the E series, not 25W. And indeed, it's 40nm. The new Brazos 2.0 which was launched a few weeks ago (E2 series) is 40nm with 18W TDP as well. AMD at the moment does not yet use 32nm for the low power hardware.
There are Fusion CPU's with lower power usage, such as the C, Z and G series (the mintBox uses G-Series CPU). But those are rare on desktop motherboards.
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