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Intel Little Falls mini-ITX power tested

40 watts total at load
By: Cameron Wilmot | Posted: Apr 16, 2008 2:32 pm

VR-Zone in Singapore managed to get their hands on an Intel Little Falls mini-ITX small budget system platform for some interesting power consumption testing.


The small motherboard is based on Intel's 945G Express chipset with integrated Intel GMA950 graphics. It will be embedded with Diamondville processors (single-core Atom working at 1.6GHz with Hyper Threading enabled, 512KB L2 cache and supporting 533MHz bus) and be based on the Mini-ITX form-factor which measures 170mm x 170mm. It will provide support for up to DDR2-800 SDRAM (one DIMM up to 2GB). It will also include four USB 2.0 ports, LAN, IDE and two SATA ports.


Expect them to go on sale Q2 2008 from popular mobo companies such as GIGABYTE, MSI and ASUS for around $60 USD.



VR-Zone said, "... This is the first time that Intel incorporated their own chipset into their mini-ITX solution, previously employing SiS chipset solutions with their processors. we ran some power test on the board, and together with our FSP Everest power supply, 7200rpm 80gb hard drive and a sata dvd-rw, it draws roughly about 32 watts (assuming 80% efficiency, power meter shows about 39watts) of power."


Interesting stuff indeed!


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