WinRAR 3.9 x64

This benchmark compresses our AT workload consisting of a main folder that contains 954MB of files in 15 subfolders. The result is a file approximately 829MB in size.

Application Performance - WinRAR 3.90 x64 - CPU @ Stock


Bibble 5.0

We utilize Bibble Labs' Bibble 5 v2 to convert 50 RAW image files into full size JPEG images with the program's default settings. This program is fully multithreaded and multi-core aware.

Application Performance - Bibble 5 Pro

The lack of Hyper Threading and frequency bandwidth makes any kind of crunching tasks painfully slow on ION. Having said that, the Celeron is definitely the lesser of two evils here, showing a marked improvement in performance over the Atom.


File Transfer to USB

In this test we use Sharkoon's USB QuickPort with a 1TB Western Digital hard drive and transfer a 1GB file from a 1TB HDD connected to the Intel PCH.

1GB File Transfer to USB 2.0 - Core i5 661 CPU

USB performance is not quite as fast as what a good H55 based motherboard can manage, but 39 seconds is quite repectable in this test, as we've tested a number of socket 1156 motherboards that can't break the 45 second mark.

Gaming Performance Final Words: Better, but not by enough...
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  • Ipatinga - Thursday, August 26, 2010 - link

    "To Zotac’s credit, we found the IONITX-P-E stable and functional for everyday use..."

    Yes... for Zotac, when it works, its credit (or a Plus... since even bricked bios Zotac does not take away from it´s download list and solving the problem takes forever).

    For other manufacturers... a motherboard that works stable and is fully functional is mandatory (even though some forget that on the launch... and focus on overclock... shame :( )

    Still, Zotac does a lot of Mini ITX and it´s good to see many options (hope the competition will catch up). Price wise... well....
  • fredson - Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - link


    estou querendo usar essa placa em sistema para ficar passando imagem em 3 monitores o que vc acha com relaçao ao funcionamento e consumo de energia!!!


    Fredson Jorge
  • hybrid2d4x4 - Thursday, August 26, 2010 - link

    Thanks for the review. Since the power consumption is in similar if not better than Atom, have you guys tried running the board without the fan? Did you test what the temps are like (with the fan)?
    It'd be sweet if you could run this thing passively cooled with the stock heatsink...
  • mindbomb - Thursday, August 26, 2010 - link

    ffdshow includes a truehd transform filter.
    so the lack of bitstreaming doesn't mean you can't enjoy a truehd track.
  • aguilpa1 - Thursday, August 26, 2010 - link

    I wish we could evolve past this 9400 or 9400 derivitives
  • DigitalFreak - Thursday, August 26, 2010 - link

    There's no reason for Nvidia to come out with another Core2 / Atom chipset. Core2 is a dead end. Both Atom and the Core i CPUs use DMI or QPI for the system bus, and Nvidia doesn't have a license for either of those.
  • Taft12 - Thursday, August 26, 2010 - link

    Oh there is plenty of reason for Nvidia to come out with a chipset for this platform. Too bad Uncle Monopoly says no.
  • DigitalFreak - Thursday, August 26, 2010 - link

    Boo hoo
  • BlendMe - Friday, August 27, 2010 - link

    They do have a newer and better chipset, the 320M, which seems to be an Apple exclusive. It is a pretty powerful chip, a least compared to the 9400M. The 320M is what the 9400M was 2 year ago. The absolute minimum and you should not go lower than that.
  • BlendMe - Thursday, August 26, 2010 - link

    Hey look! It's a Mac mini! Sort of...

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