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Roundup: Eight Mini-ITX Mainboards for LGA1155 Processors

Started by: cem2ran | Date 08/02/11 06:13:30 AM
Comments: 11 | Last Comment:  03/08/16 03:55:15 AM

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I would really have wished you had included the two Zotac Z68s! Would have loved to see how these compare in terms of power efficiency.

0 1 [Posted by: cem2ran  | Date: 08/02/11 06:13:30 AM]

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0 4 [Posted by: sodi  | Date: 08/03/11 07:40:12 PM]

Great review, as usual. Thanks.
Too bad none of these have Dual LAN though. I see these ITX machines used as Gateways/Routers/Servers very often and there dual LAN is just a necessity.
1 0 [Posted by: randfee  | Date: 08/07/11 04:11:33 PM]
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Check out the Zotac Z68ITX-A-E, it has Dual LAN!
0 0 [Posted by: cem2ran  | Date: 08/09/11 04:26:24 PM]
We will review it very soon
0 0 [Posted by: Gavric  | Date: 08/09/11 11:39:01 PM]
GREAT news! and please don't forget the power consumption part Will you review both of them, "normal"(A-E) and Supreme edt?
0 0 [Posted by: cem2ran  | Date: 08/10/11 08:00:40 PM]

Why did you have to use such a powerful PSU of 880W?? I understand that ITX mainboards with integrated graphics cards and low power consumption CPUs need much much less...
1 2 [Posted by: movielux  | Date: 08/09/11 01:50:50 AM]
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This PSU is standard for all our test systems because it has special modifications for power consumption measurement. Wattage and efficiency of this PSU have no object because our test equipment measure consumption after PSU, not before. Please read the article for more details.
1 0 [Posted by: Gavric  | Date: 08/09/11 04:55:33 AM]

Hi,I was following your articles for some time with real pleasure, and have been in a constant quest for even lower power draw for my PC.When reading the mini ITX round up I noticed something was not quite in order.
Wondering why your collegue (Doors4ever) didn't have the same ridiculous low power consumption on idle state for the MB he tested? My own build based on I3 2105 Corsair Force F60 SSD & AsrockH67M-GE ( on this Asrock ,I lowered all voltages permited ICH VCC etc to the minimum stable), 2 x 2GB low voltage Dimm & Fortron 300W 80Plus Bronze PSU will record only 24.9 W AC in idle C6 state. If one assumes that for the 7% of rated nominal power ,the efficiency will be in lower 70 , one can guesstimate that the DC POWER consumption AFTER the PSU is somewhere around 18 - 19 W. In the mini ITX round-up you stated that computer power draw DC for Asus H67-I was around 12W. I specially went in a retail store and bought that mobo.
Resulted a total AC power draw from the mains of 24.5W on idle with the C6 state enabled, a meager 0,5 W less than a full m-atx H67 . Taking into account the efficency of the PSU(70%) it will result 17W . That is 60% more than your stated power. As I suspected something was wrong with your special built PSU with reading for each rail, voila !. Hope you will post my comment, it costed me 120 Euro to follow your build. Thanks
0 0 [Posted by: audigy32  | Date: 01/04/12 05:42:48 AM]

Latest build based on I7 3770 Intel 320 SSD & AsrockH67M-GE ( on this Asrock ,I lowered all voltages permited ICH VCC etc to the minimum stable), 2 x 2GB low voltage Dimm & Fortron 300W 80Plus Bronze PSU will record only 18.9 W AC in idle C6 state. If I remove the 2 fans ( 1 PSU . 1 CPU cooler ) and let it in passive mode I manage to hit 17.9 W
0 0 [Posted by: audigy32  | Date: 09/07/13 01:19:56 PM]


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