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ASUS P9A-I/C2550/SAS/4L (Intel Avoton) Server Motherboard Review

By: William Harmon | Motherboards in IT/Datacenter | Posted: Aug 22, 2014 2:05 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: ASUS

Test System Setup

 

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Codenamed Avoton, the Intel Atom C2550 comes in with 4 cores and a TDP of only 14 watts, which allows this CPU to be cooled with a passive heat sink. The normal clock speed of the C2550 is 2.4GHz, and it will turbo up to an impressive 2.6Ghz using Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0.

 

The max number of PCIe lanes supported by the C2550 is 16, which allows it to feed the large number of storage and network options on the P9A-I/C2550/SAS/4L. The C2550 does not support Hyper Threading. It does support Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x) and extended page tables (EPT).

 

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