System Level Power Consumption
We compared the power consumption of our review sample with current AMD and Intel platforms. Our Intel system uses Gigabyte’s G33-based GA-G33-DS3R, while the AMD platform is built around the Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H using the AMD 780G chipset.
Since both platform systems we used for comparison support dual-channel memory configurations, we used two identical A-Data Vitesta RAM modules. The Intel D210GLY2 board we used only comes with one DIMM slot, so we chose a 2 GB DDR2-800 module made by TakeMS, carrying the designation TMS2GB264D082-805AP instead.
The remaining components are identical across all platforms.
|Athlon Sempron||AMD 780G Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H|
|Pentium Dual-Core||Intel G33 Gigabyte GA-G33-DS3R|
|Celeron||SIS 662 Intel D201GLY2|
|Hard Drive||Western Digital 3200AAJS 320 GB, 7,200 RPM, SATA-300|
As we can see in the chart, we shouldn’t expect huge power savings from Intel’s D201GLY2 mini-ITX board. When idle, it only consumes about 13 watts less than the G33-solution using the smallest Pentium dual core E2140 CPU. When compared to the AMD platform, the difference is even less pronounced. Paired up to the Sempron LE-1100, AMD’s processor/motherboard combo draws 1 watt less. Also, don’t forget that these systems also pack quite a bit more performance punch than the mini-ITX board.
Under load, the differences are much more pronounced. Equipped with a Pentium dual core E2140 (M0 stepping), the Intel G33-based system consumes 69.5 watts, while the Celeron 220 board gets by with only 55.4 watts. Meanwhile, the AMD System draws 70 watts under load even when only equipped with the Sempron LE-1100.
Processor 1.8 GHz VIA C7
Chipset VIA CN896 northbridge
System Memory 2 DDR2 533/667 DIMM
Up to 4GB memory size (3.25GB recognizable)
VGA Integrated VIA Chrome9 HC Integrated Graphics with 2D/3D and video accelerators
Expansion Slots 1 PCI Express
Mini PCI (32-bit)
Onboard IDE 1 ATA 133 (40-pin)
Onboard Serial ATA 4 SATA (3.0Gb/sec.) connectors
Onboard USB 6 USB 2.0
Onboard LAN VIA VT6103L 10/100
VIA VT6130 PCI-e 10/100/1000
Onboard Audio VIA VT1708A HD audio codec
Onboard TPM (Trusted Platform Module) Infineon SLB9635TT 1.2
Back Panel I/O 2 LAN ports
4 USB 2.0 ports
1 VGA port
1 RS-232 COM port
1 PS2 mouse port
1 PS2 keyboard port
3 Audio jacks: line-out, line-in, mic-in (Horizontal, Smart 5.1 supported)
Onboard I/O Connectors 1 CIR pin header (switchable for KB/MS)
1 IDE 40-pin connector
1 USB 2.0 connector for 2 USB ports
1 LVDS/DVI module connector (add-on card required)
4 SATA connectors
1 COM port pin header (5V/12V selectable)
1 SMBus connector
1 CF Type I connector (shares channel with IDE)
Front panel audio connector (mic & line-out)
1 Audio line-in connector
1 LPC pin header
2 Fan connectors
1 SIR pin header (IrDA 1.0)
1 DIO connector
1 S/PDIF-out pin header
1 Front panel connector
ATX power connector
BIOS AMI BIOS, 4/8Mb flash memory
System Monitoring & Management Watchdog timer, Wake on LAN, CPU Voltage monitoring, Keyboard power on, Timer power on, System power management, AC power failure recovery
Operating Temperature 0 ~ 50°C
Operating Humidity 0% ~ 95% (relative humidity; non-condensing)
Form Factor Mini-ITX (17 cm x 17 cm)
Includes ATA 133 flat cable (40-pin, 80 conductor, 3 connectors)
Quick installation guide
It's hard to determine the market this was intended for, sub $100 mini-ITX? It's certainly not a good power consumer for the mini-ITX segment at idle, and it lacks enough power for the sub $100 PC market (dual-core Athlon + AM2 board = $100).
genoredSo plz come back with this test when you under clock e4850 to the same as e2140 and then compare power consumption under load. E2180 with overclock 2 2.1ghz or e2200 with under clock to 2.1ghz vs 4050e, that's what i want to see. By your logic they should underclock all processors to 1.2GHz so they can "accurately" compare to the Celeron 220, since that is the processor that this article is focused on, not the 4850e. genoredMagic is for nvida transforming 8800gt into a 9800gt with a firmware update and new stickers. Plz don't tell me everybody is using magic nowadays.Which is totally relavent to this article of course.
This celeron equals my webpage load times for the CPU charts and I have an E6600. Blasted Aussie internet! :kaola:
I know the article is not focused on the 4850e but then it souldent eather be focused on e2140 with they did lots of tests on. What pisses me of is that they only thest the crapy sempron in the test from amd's side. Making it look like amd hade nothing to come with. Also the e2140( witch i actally think is a briliant CPU) shines over the sempron and the celeron like it would be the ovios choise. But it would not shine over the 4850e.
Also do you randomizer think its fair to compare the CPU's that way.
D201GLY2A Fanless, RAM KVR533D2N4/1GB, OS on WD scorpio WD800BEVS, Data on WD Green Power WD5000AACS, PW-200M Onboard DC-DC PSU (with 80W power adapter), 80mm Chassis fan. Case: Travla C138. (Very small. However, without the 3.5" Drive I could have put everything in a case even smaller!)
It would also be fine for light office work and recreational use!! Or great for kids and family.
WELL Daniel Schuhmann TRY underclocking a 4050e to 1.6Ghz and se how much powerconsumtion the amd system has.
Warrning intel fan boy detected!!!!!!!