Im curious the see how well transcoding works on this Intel Atom octa core. I saw the review from wendell on the youtube and he mentioned that he could stream on 4 devices at the same time. However, i believe those were in-home streams and not outside which makes a difference. I would basically use it to stream outside of the home.
this might be off topic but im deciding between the
Intel Atom C2750
Intel Xeon E3-1220L v2
Because the Atom one i would build myself and that pc would cost me 730 and the Xeon build would be a HP
ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 and costs 640 bux.
I'd go with the Xeon, workstation chips are more what you're after.
So I've done some more research and according to the passmark scores, the 8 Core atom is slightly faster then the Xeon. Very surprising although being as the Xeon is a dual core + HT AND is a couple generations old low power chip, I should have guessed better xD. Whether you deem it necessary to spend a little bit more for the Atom system is up to you. Judging from the passmark score, the atom is in the ballpark of 5-7% faster. The addition of more cores on the Atom would (at least logically) lead me to believe its going to be faster to transcode. My initial thought (and likely @ipat8's) thought was that its either a quad core with no HT or a quad with HT. This not being the case, I'd spring for the atom personally but its not a huge difference either way.
thank you guys for the fast reply. I also saw on the plex.tv website that they said a cpu needs to have a passmark score of 2000 to be used properly for this kind of use. @thecaveman do you happen to remember what passmark score you were able to achieve?
Ya i guess the atom build would be the better way to go because with the HP i would be limited to 4 HDD bays and with the Super Micro itx board i would have around 8, sadly my country doesnt sell the asrock mobo.
@ipat8 the problem is i compaired them on the intel ark platform because i wasnt sure what the "L" had to do at the end of the 1220L so i saw its different then the 1220 since its a dual core with 4 threads instead a quadcore with 4 threads, and the atom seemed to be equal in most cases.
ps. nvm found the passmark scores on the passmark website...
Any Intel processor with the letter L in the name stands for low power.
actually i did some more research today, and found out that i can upgrade the HP MS Gen 8 myself, meaning the cpu is not soldered on. Then i could buy the cheapest one with the Celeron for 310 bux and buy a xeon e3-1265LV2 for 300 bux and get 16gb of ecc ram and it will come cheaper and i get a hardware controller for raid. Also the passmark score is around > 8000 which is great for a low power 45W TDP. In addition there are mods where you can add a raid controller to add more drives to this little server. the only draw back is it only supports 16gb ram.