Wednesday, April 8th 2015

MSI Launches 3 Braswell based ECO Motherboards

MSI, world leading in motherboard design, debuts the first Intel Braswell based Mini-ITX ECO motherboards; the MSI N3050I ECO, N3150I ECO and N3700I ECO. With a rich feature set and all new onboard 14nm Dual & Quad Core Intel Celeron and Pentium Processor with next generation Intel HD graphics up to 2x faster, the new passively cooled MSI Braswell ECO motherboards are the perfect solution for HTPC or industrial devices. MSI's revolutionary power-saving design featured on its new ECO series motherboards, together with Intel's newly designed ultra-low power consuming SoC using only up to 6W, make these motherboards the next step in efficiency. Featuring a fully passive cooling solution, the new Braswell based ECO motherboards run cool, silent & efficient.
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The new MSI Braswell based ECO motherboards feature a wide variety of multimedia solutions such as H.265 (HEVC) hardware decoding, support for 4K output, Blu-ray playback and 8-channel HD Audio via HDMI. The new motherboards also feature two DDR3L-1600MHz SO-DIMM slots (up to 8GB Dual Channel Memory), two SATA 6Gb/s ports, one PCIe slot, Gigabit Ethernet, COM port, USB 3.0 and HDMI 1.4b output. The new Intel Braswell processors are available feature 2x faster graphics power with support for DirectX 12 and Windows 10. All this comes in a ultra-low power, all passive cooling, small form factor design, making the new MSI Braswell based ECO motherboards the ideal solution for industrial, office or living room use.

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3 New ECO Models Featuring Intel Braswell Onboard
  • MSI N3700I ECO with Intel Pentium Quad-core N3700, 2.40GHz SoC
  • MSI N3150I ECO with Intel Celeron Quad-core N3150, 2.08GHz SoC
  • MSI N3050I ECO with Intel Celeron Dual-core N3050, 2.16GHz SoC
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8 Comments on MSI Launches 3 Braswell based ECO Motherboards

#1
Ferrum Master
The rubbish actually to produce this kind of board eliminates all kind of ECO terms connected with the future so called energy saving assets as such. :nutkick:
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#2
lemonadesoda
Ferrum MasterThe rubbish actually to produce this kind of board eliminates all kind of ECO terms connected with the future so called energy saving assets as such. :nutkick:
I tried reading that backwards, upside down, rearranging the words and letters, translating to another language, but still didn't get what you are trying to say! Please repeat.
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#3
Caring1
It means the savings made are wasted during the manufacturing process, so no real savings at all.
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#4
MikeMurphy
Ferrum MasterThe rubbish actually to produce this kind of board eliminates all kind of ECO terms connected with the future so called energy saving assets as such. :nutkick:
So I should be criticized for cutting in half my electricity needs because I still use some electricity?
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Ferrum Master
MikeMurphySo I should be criticized for cutting in half my electricity needs because I still use some electricity?
No, you can buy any other board, without this kind of false ad, and enjoy the same with any other atom based board, without paying more.

Seriously you can cut a half of your consuption with this versus a simple same clocked i3? Don't think so, as the CPU is not loaded 100%, and every other components are the same. C-States and Speed step does the job well. If you want a real overkill, you take a ARM solution, take Raspberry2 and bang, you can browse, watch 1080p and power it from a phone charger and pay only 35$ for it.

It is snake oil.
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#6
cyneater
Is this more marking hype. I recently upgraded my atom 330 to an Celeron quad core J1900ITX it uses 20watts of power. Even though on the Asrock web site it says 10w.
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#7
senilediug
cyneaterIs this more marking hype. I recently upgraded my atom 330 to an Celeron quad core J1900ITX it uses 20watts of power. Even though on the Asrock web site it says 10w.
That's probably because of your PSU. You need a brick PSU to get low power (my Zotac 2957U uses 5-6w idle, ~15w cpu load).
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#8
zsolt_93
10W used by the CPU. You still have additional modules like RAM and HDD that will account for the extra watts. Not sure if the 10W refers to the whole motherboard or just the CPU either.
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