CPU Load: DVD Playback
VIA EPIA / Eden 1500
Right from the first benchmark test, the Eden on board was unable to keep up. It is not possible to play DVD video smoothly without additional hardware.
VIA EPIA / C3
The same applies to the EPIA with its 800 MHz C3 CPU. CPU usage is high, as there is no video hardware available to help out.
VIA EPIA-M 9000
CPU usage on the M9000 DDR board was between 60% to 80%. We were able to play Terminator 2 smoothly.
- 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?