Identical twins: the only difference between the Eden 1500 and the EPIA is the CPU.
The second system we tested was a first generation EPIA board. Although based on a C3 processor (Ezra with 800 MHz and 133 MHz FSB), it is otherwise substantially the same as the Eden. Unlike the Eden, the EPIA system is fitted with a CPU fan, which must not be removed. We would prefer to see a high-quality copper cooler, which would allow the fan to run at a lower speed.
A detailed specification of this board is available from the VIA website.
- Size Matters: Mini ITX Boards Tested
- Form Factors For The Desktop: From ATX To ITX
- VIA Processor On Board
- VIA EPIA/ Eden
- VIA EPIA/ C3
- VIA EPIA-M 9000
- Test Setup
- Test Results
- CPU Load: MPEG-4 Playback DivX/ Fddshow
- CPU Load: MPEG-4 Playback With AC3
- CPU Load: Network Data Transfer
- 3D Benchmark: Quake III Arena
- Conclusion - Is This The Beginning Of A New Generation Of PC Systems?