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bulek

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Another interesting low cost mobo from Intel
« on: May 08, 2008, 09:33:22 am »
Hi,

I found this motherboard as an interesting alternative to pretty limited Xorg supported D201GLY2 (SiS Mirage graphics chipset that doesn't work ok for me)... This one has lower consumption (they claim reduction from 20W CPU consumption on above mobo to 2.5W on this one !!!) and Intel graphics chipset ("Intel 82945G Express Chipset (Intel GMA 950)"):

http://www.cartft.com/catalog/il/934

Does anyone know how well is graphics and mobo in general supported under Linux (LMCE) ? How will this mobo suit as MD ?


Thanks in advance,

regards,

Bulek.

BTW, Cartft service is really superb according to my experiences....
Thanks in advance,

regards,

Bulek.

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Re: Another interesting low cost mobo from Intel
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2008, 02:38:46 pm »
** This is not the board you posted but a low power ITX with the same chipset.  ****

I'm using the 945gc chipset for an MD and it is running with no problems.  RGB, 720p,  connected to a visio 32" LCD 720 native res. 

Its the Shuttle KPC  for $99.   running a celeron 430.   2 GIG ram.     

mythtv is about 75% cpu load
DVD(mpeg2) is about 8% cpu load
xvid and 264 coded video runs around 25% cpu load

** Only been testing for a few days. 
« Last Edit: May 08, 2008, 02:54:25 pm by sfalcon1 »

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Re: Another interesting low cost mobo from Intel
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2008, 06:26:07 pm »
man 2.5 watts is pretty good. All the US destributers are out of stock. $73 dollar pricetag isn't bad (very nice board for a carputer as well)