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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 22:22:21 +1030
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On Monday 29 December 2008 21:41:03 Bob McGwier wrote:
> The intel graphics chip set and northbridge are power hungry.  I think the
> idea is optimize code for the 330 and not the peripherals with this

I think that unfortunately the power consumption is high regardless of wether 
you actually use the video or not :(

> inexpensive and easy to use Mobo.  The disk drive is hungry as well.

Well you could use an SSD ;)

> One does NOT need to spend thousands of dollars on an SDR computer for most
> operations.   That is a convenient excuse for me to justify my computer

I think the Athlon would be quite competitive, it has higher memory bandwidth 
I believe and the boards aren't limited in connectivity like the Atom.

Basically my point was that it should be considered rather than just assuming 
the Atom is best :)

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