Picking an OS for a Low-Powered Platform
This board is underpowered for Windows Vista, regardless of which version of the OS you choose. The single-core CPU is too slow to ensure that the system runs smoothly without stuttering.
With Windows XP installed, the board proved quite snappy, though, as long as we didn’t throw large or memory heavy applications at it.
We also booted the system using the most recent distribution of Ubuntu Linux; as it turns out, the graphics solution was not supported. The result was that the screen was streaked, and the X-Server would crash after only a few minutes. Nonetheless, the board is well-suited to Linux-based router distributions like the current version of IP-Cop. Since the on-board NIC is recognized and installed without a problem, you just have to add a second network card and you’re set to go.
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!!!!!!!