Benefits of Intel N100 over i5-7500t/i7-7700t, other than transcoding?
CPU Performance is very similar to i5-7500t/i7-7700t with UHD 630 we already provide plenty of. N100 comes with 24EU UHD (Ark just says UHD and 24 execution units, not the new Xe/ARC based? no gen mentioned?) -- Well obviously the big thing is AV1 in hardware.
As a provider the benefit of N100 is lower power consumption, but end users would have the bottleneck of less RAM BW, DDR4 3200 single channel vs. Dual Channel DDR4 2666 (Total ram BW 5332 so +66.63%) on the i5/i7
Intel N100 based systems would cost approximately 4-7€ more per month however, which is significant at this price class of 25-40€ per month.
Have not yet checked actual real power consumption tests to verify how much these save, but it's probably not large enough to cover the extra expense by itself, considering how badly Intel "lies" about the power consumption especially these days (6W could mean same as 35W few years back. Today's 35W seems to mean more like 90W instead of 7th Gen's ~30W on same series of systems)
We are considering setting up a test group of 8 units of these, but considering these are out-of-spec on rest of the MD series dedis, is a bit extra effort, for systems which costs more, yet offer no performance benefit.
We could have a set running before black friday (~7 weeks to go!).
This can probably be configured with 2x 2.5" SSD as well, depending on how the packaging goes in the real world (and not just in the CAD!)
Mostly want to hear am i missing something here about the N100 which makes it all the rage right now, apart from the encoder/decoder obviously
- Yes31 votes
- Pretty much the same54.84%
- I have NFI or Couldn't Care Less19.35%