Page 1:Intel Atom 230 At 1.60 GHz With Hyper-Threading
Page 2:Overview Of Atom Technology
Page 3:Functional Comparison Of The Atom
Page 4:ITX Motherboard
Page 5:ITX Motherboard, Continued
Page 6:BIOS And Overclocking
Page 7:Thermal Power Loss
Page 8:Thermal Power Loss, Continued
Page 9:Cooling And Temperatures
Page 10:Speed When Surfing
Page 11:Windows XP Or Vista?
Page 12:LAN, DVD And HD-Speed
Page 13:Hyper-Threading: Atom 230 Versus Celeron 220
Page 14:Test System, Drivers, Benchmarks, Settings
Page 15:Lame, iTunes, AVG, Winrar
Page 16:Cinema 4D, Fritz, PCMark
Page 17:SiSoft Sandra
Page 18:Results: Atom Is Not Suitable As An Office PC
LAN, DVD And HD-Speed
The ECS 945GCT-D board is fitted with a 100 Mb network chip from Atheros. If you want to run Linux as the operating system, you will need to locate the appropriate drivers — these are not all that easy to find on the Internet, though. Drivers for Windows XP and Vista are provided and run without any problems.
When data is transferred via a network, the low processor speed means that the CPU load of 15% to 19% makes a considerable impact.
We tested the DVD output with PowerDVD 8 from Cyberlink. The DVD player calculates intermediate images which makes the output smoother, but also puts greater load on the CPU.
The Atom 230 manages DVD output well, and has plenty of muscle. Both logical processors are under 44% load, and jumps and disruptions do not occur during output.
The Atom board has a GMA950 graphics core, which does not support H.264 acceleration. Thus the CPU itself is responsible for decoding the HD video format. The Atom 230 is too weak for this and runs at 100%, full load.
A smooth HD output is not possible at all.
- Intel Atom 230 At 1.60 GHz With Hyper-Threading
- Overview Of Atom Technology
- Functional Comparison Of The Atom
- ITX Motherboard
- ITX Motherboard, Continued
- BIOS And Overclocking
- Thermal Power Loss
- Thermal Power Loss, Continued
- Cooling And Temperatures
- Speed When Surfing
- Windows XP Or Vista?
- LAN, DVD And HD-Speed
- Hyper-Threading: Atom 230 Versus Celeron 220
- Test System, Drivers, Benchmarks, Settings
- Lame, iTunes, AVG, Winrar
- Cinema 4D, Fritz, PCMark
- SiSoft Sandra
- Results: Atom Is Not Suitable As An Office PC