Green Gadgets LP-170 Pico-ITX Review

Written by Paul Goodhead

April 4, 2011 // 7:49 a.m.

Tags: #car-pc #commell #eco-pc #environmentally-friendly #full-pc #green-gadgets #green-pc #htpc #intel-atom #passive-pc #pico-itx #tiny-pc

Media Benchmarks

Download from: bit-tech.net

We've developed our own suite of benchmarks using real-world and open-source applications to simulate how PCs are actually used. The suite comprises an image editing test using Gimp, a video encoding test using Handbrake, and a multi-tasking test using 7-Zip to archive and encrypt a large batch of files while an HD movie plays in mplayer.

A score of 1,000 means that the test system is as fast as our reference PC, which featured a 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 at stock speed, 2GB of Corsair 1,066MHz DDR2 memory a 250GB Samsung SpinPoint P120S hard disk and an Asus P5K Deluxe WiFi-AP motherboard. The scoring system is linear, so a system scoring 1,200 points is 20 per cent faster than our reference system. Equally, a system scoring 1,200 is 4 per cent faster than a system scoring 1,150.

GIMP Image Editing

Website: GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP)
Far from being some kind of pr0n-filtering tool, Gimp is an open source image editing application - Gimp is an acronym of GNU Image Manipulation Program. Our test simulates how well a PC can manipulate a collection of large digital photos, and to achieve a low time requires a PC with a powerful CPU, plenty of quick memory and efficient hard disk drive access.

GIMP Image Editing

Media Benchmarks

  • AMD E-350 based system
  • Green Gadgets LP-170 Pico-ITX
  • Intel Atom D510 based system
  • Intel Atom N330 and Nvidia ION based system
  • 338
  • 194
  • 191
  • 173
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Handbrake H.264 Encoding

Website: HandBrake
We use the open-source, GPL-licensed, multi-platform, multi-threaded video encoder Handbrake to encode an HD video using the H.264 codec. This primarily tests multi-threaded CPU and memory subsystem performance.

Handbrake h.264 Video Encoding

Media Benchmarks

  • AMD E-350 based system
  • Green Gadgets LP-170 Pico-ITX
  • Intel Atom D510 based system
  • Intel Atom N330 and Nvidia ION based system
  • 455
  • 403
  • 393
  • 357
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Multi-tasking Performance

Website: MPC-HC
Website: 7-Zip
Multi-tasking is a phrase with which we're all familiar, because most of us are now used to running multiple applications at the same time. However, to run multiple applications well you need a powerful (ideally multi-core) CPU and plenty of RAM.

Our multi-tasking test performs a massive file backup (with encryption) using 7-Zip, while simultaneously playing back an HD movie file using mplayer, making it a demanding test for any PC.

Multi-tasking Test

Media Benchmarks

  • AMD E-350 based system
  • Intel Atom D510 based system
  • Intel Atom N330 and Nvidia ION based system
  • Green Gadgets LP-170 Pico-ITX
  • 244
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
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