Green Gadgets LP-170 Pico-ITX Review

Written by Paul Goodhead

April 4, 2011 | 07:49

Tags: #car-pc #green-pc #htpc #intel-atom #pico-itx

Companies: #green-gadgets

Minecraft

Developer: Mojang Specifications

From our Letter from Minecraft:
I'm in Minecraft! I know you don't really like it and that's why you didn't want to join me on this holiday, but it's just so amazing that I've got to rub it in your faces a little bit - this place is beautiful! I've attached some of my holiday snaps for you guys in the office to have a look at. I just wish I'd borrowed a camera off of one of you, instead of relying on my knackered old Polaroid.

Minecraft

1,920 x 1,080 [Fullscreen], 'Fancy' Graphics, Short Render Distance

  • AMD E-350 based system
  • Intel Atom N330 and Nvidia ION based system
  • Green Gadgets LP-170 Pico-ITX
  • Intel Atom D510 based system
    • 31
    • 18
    • 24
    • 9
    • 7
    • 3
    • 0
    • 0
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FPS, Higher Is Better. Sorted by min FPS.
  • Average (FPS)
  • Minimum (FPS)

Power Consumption

Putting a realistic, repeatable load on a PC to get a decent idea of its real world power consumption and thermal output has long been something with which we've experimented here at bit-tech.

After much testing we've settled on looping the Canyon Flight test of 3DMark06, while simultaneously fully loading all available CPU cores with Prime95. This is a truly punishing test that pushes PCs to the edge of what they're likely to experience. As a result, the figures below show peak power consumption in the absolute worst case. Our idle results are generated by leaving the PC on the Windows desktop and waiting for the power draw to level-out at a steady level.

Power Consumption (idle)

Windows 7 Aero Desktop

  • Green Gadgets LP-170 Pico-ITX
  • Intel Atom N330 and Nvidia ION based system
  • AMD E-350 based system
  • Intel Atom D510 based system
  • 18
  • 39
  • 40
  • 41
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System Power consumption in Watts

Power Consumption (load)

3DMark06 Canyon Flight test and Prime95

  • Green Gadgets LP-170 Pico-ITX
  • Intel Atom D510 based system (CPU load only)
  • Intel Atom N330 and Nvidia ION based system
  • AMD E-350 based system
  • 25
  • 45
  • 51
  • 57
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System Power consumption in Watts

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