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by Jakoob
Sat Oct 15, 2016 7:17 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Apollo Lake Motherboards (from Q4 2016)
Replies: 0
Views: 8240

Apollo Lake Motherboards (from Q4 2016)

ASRock J4205-ITX http://asrock.com/mb/Intel/J4205-ITX/index.us.asp J3455-ITX http://asrock.com/mb/Intel/J3455-ITX/index.us.asp J3355M http://asrock.com/mb/Intel/J3355M/index.us.asp J3455M http://asrock.com/mb/Intel/J3455M/index.us.asp J3355B-ITX http://asrock.com/mb/Intel/J3355B-ITX/index.us.asp IM...
by Jakoob
Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:29 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Braswell motherboards
Replies: 53
Views: 49006

Re: Braswell motherboards

Well from the tests it seems there is almost no change in the CPU cores and thanks to lower clock in has less power consumption, but also lower performance per core compared to Bay-trail. However GPU is upgraded and can push smooth video in 4K. Only issue of the whole platform is lack of DC-in board...
by Jakoob
Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:09 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Braswell motherboards
Replies: 53
Views: 49006

Re: Braswell motherboards

Asus boards added to the first post
by Jakoob
Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Braswell motherboards
Replies: 53
Views: 49006

Re: Braswell motherboards

Biostar added to the first post, again very basic board with almost zero extra features compared with competitors...
by Jakoob
Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:05 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Braswell motherboards
Replies: 53
Views: 49006

Re: Braswell motherboards

SuperMicro added first mobo with Braswell (see first post), unfortunately only 2x SATA ports are available :/
by Jakoob
Sun Jun 21, 2015 10:29 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Braswell motherboards
Replies: 53
Views: 49006

Re: Braswell motherboards

ECS board added to the first post, in the specs is written only 1080p resolution, which I hope is not true, because that might be a big disadvantage to other competitors.
by Jakoob
Sun Jun 07, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Braswell motherboards
Replies: 53
Views: 49006

Re: Braswell motherboards

MSI boards updated in the first post Regarding PicoPSU: it is quite hard to buy it in my country together with proper power brick and by ordering abroad the price will become too high compared to traditional ATX PSU. I think it is time for the motherboard producers to start selling products with DC...
by Jakoob
Fri May 29, 2015 1:49 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Braswell motherboards
Replies: 53
Views: 49006

Re: Braswell motherboards

Guys thanks for sharing info, ASRock added to the first post. It looks good, however I hoped for more boards with DC-in, since I have no idea with which PSU to power the other models. Smallest ATX PSU have around 100 W, which is still a total overkill for such system...
by Jakoob
Mon Apr 13, 2015 1:36 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Braswell motherboards
Replies: 53
Views: 49006

Re: Braswell motherboards

ASRock boards may come very soon :) From tweaktown forum: I'm ASRock HQ Technical team. Regarding of Bashwell (SoC) series product, we will follow Intel road map schedule to release this series product. The time will be about 2015 Q2. If have any update news & information, we will release on our off...
by Jakoob
Sat Apr 11, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Braswell motherboards
Replies: 53
Views: 49006

Re: Braswell motherboards

I think Braswell will be able to play 2160p at 30 Hz, which should be enough for watching movies. BayTrail isn't powerful enough for such videostream, or is it? Of course 2160p at 60 Hz would be nice, but don't forget we are talking about very cheap boards (entry-level) and Intel was always behind w...
by Jakoob
Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Braswell motherboards
Replies: 53
Views: 49006

Braswell motherboards

Since my last thread about Bay-trail boards was quite popular, lets do it again. This time it is Braswell and finally the specs looks like 21st century :) I guess the only issue will be to find appropriate PSU for the boards if the DC-in is missing, because PicoPSU with adapter is quite expensive an...
by Jakoob
Thu May 22, 2014 5:18 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 288792

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

Can you give me some examples of those boards? I can hardly find some board with 4x SATA, HDMI, DP and reasonable price.
by Jakoob
Thu May 22, 2014 4:26 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 288792

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

HFat wrote:The AMD board isn't fanless, is it? Even if it is, it's going to run hotter.
There is active cooling on stock cooler, however I think it can be cooled by passive sink only. (if not used for gaming purposes)
by Jakoob
Thu May 22, 2014 4:24 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 288792

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

That depends on whether you're going to have to compromise too much on power consumption According to tests, AM1 seems to have even better power consumption, than Bay-Trail. Anyway both are around 10 W in idle, which is very nice stable video drivers for the AMD graphics Quality of drivers is for s...
by Jakoob
Thu May 22, 2014 3:40 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 288792

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

ASROCK Q1900DC-ITX will be soon available in Czech Republic. Price is 2662 CZK with VAT, which is around 97 Eur.

My only concern is, whether to buy Athlon 5350 + AsRock board for almost same price.
AMD seems to offer faster storage and 4K output for video.
by Jakoob
Sat May 17, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-Trail vs AM1 (and the winner is...)
Replies: 17
Views: 17491

Re: Bay-Trail vs AM1 (and the winner is...)

As for me, I need something power efficient, which will handle my: 1) downloads/uploads (1x 320 GB drive) 2) data backup of my family (2x 3 TB) 3) Log some traffic 4) Sometimes run some video or app and that is it. Intel can do this as well, however AMD seems to do the same and offer something extra...
by Jakoob
Fri May 16, 2014 10:22 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-Trail vs AM1 (and the winner is...)
Replies: 17
Views: 17491

Bay-Trail vs AM1 (and the winner is...)

Hi guys, I've made some research over the week to find, whether Bay-Trail or AM1 will fit my needs. I'm comparing Intel Celeron J1900 vs AMD Athlon 5350. Here are some conclusions, however I'm not sure, if all of them are 100% right. I hope it might help you to decide... CPU: Both 4 cores, AMD sligh...
by Jakoob
Tue May 06, 2014 5:20 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 288792

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

ASRock Q1900DC-ITX is official ... http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Q1900DC-ITX/

PCIe x1 can't be used for graphic card (maybe with extra PSU), otherwise this seems to be the best Bay-Trail board so far.

Because lets face it, for boards with idle around 10-15 W, there is no classic PSU. :)
by Jakoob
Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:32 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 288792

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

Had some talks with ASRock and it looks like, that Q1900DC-ITX will be available pretty soon and even pricing looks reasonable.
As soon as they confirm I will post it here. I also asked for one piece for review.

Stay tuned 8)
by Jakoob
Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:32 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 288792

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

Biostar boards added, however not different from competitors... 2x sata and ATX power connector.
by Jakoob
Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 288792

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

The Q1900B-ITX is on stock in Czech already (http://www.agem.cz/Default.aspx?content=TVRDETAIL&nparams=kod_id;42400) seems to me ASRock already started the shipment. Price is around 72 Euro It's the 'B' version, available since a few weeks if I recall correctly. Yeah sorry, I meant B version. I cor...
by Jakoob
Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 288792

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

I remember my Intel D510MO wasn't able to run Ubuntu, nor Debian and some tests even showed better power consumption on Windows. Not sure where you got that info from but Ubuntu running on that board fine from the day it was released. I tested power consumption back then and recently and its still ...
by Jakoob
Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:30 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 288792

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

EDIT: For those interested, Asrock Q1900-ITX should be available in Poland in the first days of May, with expected price ~70EUR. The "B" version Q1900B-ITX is on stock in Czech already (http://www.agem.cz/Default.aspx?content=TVRDETAIL&nparams=kod_id;42400) seems to me ASRock already started the sh...
by Jakoob
Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:40 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 288792

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

I hope we arent doing so much of offtopic. I think it is good to notice, that generally all these boards have very poor Linux/unix support and for full performance Windows are quite often the only way to go. I remember my Intel D510MO wasn't able to run Ubuntu, nor Debian and some tests even showed ...
by Jakoob
Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:27 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 288792

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

And if you want mirroring and are using some kid of *nix system (Linux, BSD, illumos), then forget about RAID completely and use ZFS mirroring, which is the best thing available, without any doubts. Honestly I'm not linux/unix Guru and for last five years no matter what hardware I've tried, there w...
by Jakoob
Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:22 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 288792

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

I know, that I can't expect anything superb in terms of RAID capabilities from those low-cost boards. I hope for RAID 1 the software solution will be good enough. Actually maybe even better, because right now I'm running RAID card (Sil3132) and Windows aren't able to reach the discs and put them to ...
by Jakoob
Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:00 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 288792

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

Thank you. This board looks very good, however it seems there is no HW support for RAID. Is it enough just to run some software RAID solution? I'm interested in RAID 1 (just mirroring).
by Jakoob
Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:34 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 288792

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

Guys,
do you have or can you get this manual? : ftp://asrock.cn/manual/Q1900DC-ITX.pdf
For me it is sadly not working...

Thanks
by Jakoob
Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:17 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 288792

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

Hi Guys, Right Now I'm using a DVI to HDMI adapter. Still love it. Hi Rational, thanks for info and let the board serve you well :) How did you solve the sound? When using DVI -> HDMI converter I guess, there is no sound. MSI J1900i should solve this thanks to HDMI, but is still unavailable in my c...
by Jakoob
Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:53 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 288792

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

gorkypl wrote:Finally a motherboard that we were waiting for:
http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Q1900-ITX/
I hope for the DC variant, to be available soon for reasonable amount of money.