Intel ATOM 230 versus VIA Nano L2100 – Battle of the Mini-ITX Platforms

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The Test Systems

Both test systems were running identical hardware with only the motherboards being different. Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit with SP1 and all available Microsoft updates was the operating system of choice. Both test systems used a 2GB moudle of OCZ PC2-6400 Reaper memory running at 533MHz on the Intel Atom board with 4-4-4-12 timings and 667MHz on the VIA Nano board with SPD settings with CL5 timings.

Intel Test Platform

Component

Brand/Model

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Processor

Atom 230/Nano L2100

Motherboard

See Above 

Memory

2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-6400 

Video Cards

Integrated

Hard Drive

Western Digital SATA 150GB Raptor

Cooling

Retail Box

Power Supply

Corsair HX620W

Operating System

Windows Vista Ultimate 32-Bit

The VIA Nano Test System:

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VIA Nano Platform CPU-Z 1.46 Details:

VIA Nano Platform CPU-Z

The Intel Atom Test System:

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Intel Atom Platform CPU-Z 1.46 Details:

Intel Atom Platform CPU-Z

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