Finally got to get some time to test out the little monster. Well, I hope it's a mini monster . Hopefully this CPU can satisfy those who do not want to go towards Zacate nor Atom and still wants to have an ultra low wattage setup for NAS, Office machines, firewall, router or even web servers.
First let's see what's in the package. On the left is the standard HSF that we get for LGA1155/1156. On the right is the HSF that comes with the T series. The HSF is so low that it is as low as the Zotac's chipset heatsink and can fit into almost any ultra low profile casing (I.E MW-100) without buying a 3rd party 1U HSF. Thank you Intel for making this possible!
For this mini test, I'm using 2 different setup but with the same main components
1. Intel Core i3-2100T
2. RipJaws 2 x 4GB DDR3 (That's the only spare ram I have lying around, I know it's kind over kill )
3. 256GB SSD (Salvaged from 2009 MBP)
4. Zotac H67 ITX-C-E (B3)
5. Windows 7 Pro 64bit
- Open Setup
- Silverstone 450watt SFX 80Plus Bronze PSU
- Enclosed Setup
- Apex MW-100 w/ 90watt PSU
*The temperature sensing programs are not updated with the latest T series CPU. So you will see the CPU being unknown or missing 1 or 2 temperature for the threads.
Upon booting and patching W7 Pro, it recognizes the CPU accurately and so does CPUZ. Do take note of the on board graphics. Instead of the HD 2000 you get on the normal SB CPU, you get HD 1000 instead. But I do not see it'll be any problem playing HD content at all.
For the main event, the following test are conducted.
1. Hyper PI
2. Intel Burn Test
3. SF IV
4. RE 5
It did not break any speed or FPS record but the power consumption is simply amazing. Please note that besides the CPU, Mobo, HSF and SSD are using the power, I am also powering up the Zotac's H67 on board Wifi N, Mouse and Dinovo Edge Keyboard.
CPU Power Consumption
IDLE - 21.9 WATT
LOAD 100% IBT Test - 47.9watt
As promised, the 2nd setup in a smaller and tighter space.