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Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] Intel Atom is NICE.

From: Daniel O'Connor
Subject: Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] Intel Atom is NICE.
Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2008 09:41:51 +1030
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On Monday 29 December 2008 06:53:30 Bob McGwier wrote:
> I am running GnuRadio, SDRMAX, and  PowerSDR on my new Intel ATOM 330
> MiniITX motherboard.  I had to put a firewire card in the single PCI slot.
> The integrated intel graphics are nice and spiffy (glxgears is at 800 fps
> if you turn off the desktop enhancements, no wiggly windows please).
> At 96000 PowerSDR is running under 15% CPU.  The ATOM burns EIGHT watts and
> has dual hyperthread cores  (shows up as four processors in task manager).

Unfortunately the 945 chipset eats ~20W - god knows why Intel lumbered the 
Atom with it :(

Toms Hardware (and others) did a test of the Atom vs an underclocked Athlon 
and the later won most of the tests


I think the Atom combo is cheaper and smaller though :)

Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au
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