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This review is from: ECS BAT-I(1.0)/J2900 Intel Bay Trail J2900 Mini ITX Motherboard/CPU/VGA Combo
Pros: Very low power. This cpu will handle 1080p plex streaming from a freenas build! Currently, only this company has an embedded motherboard solution. Hope to see ASRock take their j1900 platform and boost it with this cpu in the future!
Cons: ECS is a fly by night company out of Asia. I wish I could say more as I really wanted this j2900 solution to work. However, as I susspected, they did not put a big enough heatsink on the processor. Reached 75c at full load and system started throttling. Performed worse than ASRock J1900 solution due to this in same conditions.
Other Thoughts: If ECS hopes to get a niche in the US market, they have to learn and learn quickly you can't skimp out. Cutting cost by putting an inadequate heatsink gives them a bad rep which will take a lot in order to regain customer's trust. If you absolutely need a low power solution, look at an AMD 5350 platform. It's about 10 watts more in power than the J1900 and J2900, but the speed boost is worth that extra wattage! I would have stayed with this J2900 had they used a decent heatsink on their product. I just wish other competitors would get their J2900's out!
We are sorry to hear about the performance issue you are experiencing with your motherboard. If you haven't already, we would like for you to contact us. We would like to find out more about your configuration and work with you in finding a solution. Based on the Intel specification, the maximum temperature of J2900 chipset is 105C.
I or any of my team members here at technical support will be able to help you. Our hours are Mon-Fri 9am-6pm PST.
Thank you, Andy Phone# 1-510-456-9836 Email: andy_K@ecsusa.com
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