Power consumption - Cubieboard A80 and Zotac Zbox CI320 nano

Started by cubieboard_user12123, April 11, 2015, 12:28:51 pm

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April 11, 2015, 12:28:51 pm Last Edit: April 13, 2015, 03:08:00 am by cubieboard_user12123
i measured the electric voltage of two devices:

Cubieboard A80
in operative mode (not idle) + Wlan "ON" and connected as client-> 2,7 Watt
+ USB Webcam connected, streaming webservice "on" and stream recording to file-> 3,7 Watt

by the way. if anyone interested in:

Zotac Zbox CI 320 nano
in operative mode-> 7,1 Watt



April 12, 2015, 12:41:42 pm #2 Last Edit: April 14, 2015, 02:25:08 pm by cubieboard_user12123
Costs are Country-dependent.

My costs are:
If cubie is powered for 24 Hours a day. Yearly costs are ~ 5 euro.
For Zbox costs Powered 24 Hours a day . Yearly costs are ~ 13 Euro.

Cubieboard A80 ~ 190 Euro

you dont need anything else.
System can be installed on emmc (8gb) -> no other device needed.
Systems which can be used are Linux and Android.
Very low electric voltage.
Good Cpu performance.
No fan (zero Noise)

You can only install special compilied Linux Versions.
Driver support is not up to date.
emmc and sdcard I/O performance is slow.
Only one usb 3.0 (otg)
Only 2 gb of ram.


SoC - AllWinner A80 octa core 4x Cortex A15 @ 2.0GHz,  4x Cortex A7 @ 1.3GHz, and Imagination PowerVR G6200 GPU
System Memory - 2GB DDR3
Storage - 8GB eMMC (25MB/s read and write speed), micro SD Card slot
Video Output - HDMI 1.4, and VGA
Audio I/O - HDMI, 2x 3.5mm audio jacks for audio output and microphone
Connectivity - Gigabit Ethernet, dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n up to 300 Mbps + Bluetooth 4.0 (AP6330 module)
USB - 4x USB 2.0 host ports, 1x Micro-B USB 3.0 port
Debugging - UART and JTAG (4 pins on top left of battery slot)
Expansion Header - 20-pin header with 2x UART, 3x I2C, GND, and VCC (5V)
Misc - IR receiver, RTC + battery slot, 2x user LEDs, 1x power LED, 3 push buttons for power, reset, and reboot (FEL).
Power - 5V/2.5A, USB 3.0, or 3.7V LiPo battery
Dimensions - 146x142mm

Zotac Zbox CI320 nano (Barebone) ~ 160 Euro

You can install Windows 7 or Windows 8 or any Linux or Xbmc or Openelec.
Full driver Support without any issues. -> out of the box.
SATA for perfect performance.
Up to 8gb of ram possible.
Great Cpu Performance.
No fan (Zero noise)

Only 1 SATA port
Only 1 ram Module.
Higher electric voltage usage as cubieboard a80 (see top message)
You have to buy a sata disc and a ram module.


Manufactor        Intel
Chipset               N/A
GPU                       Intel HD Graphics

CPU Compatibility
Name               Intel Celeron N2930 (quad-core, 1.83 GHz) Burst frequency up to 2.16 GHz
Socket               N/A
Frontside Bus       N/A

Memory Type       DDR3L
Memory Speed       1333 MHz
Slots                       1 x 204-pin SODIMM
Capacity               up to 8GB

Expansion Slots        N/A

DirectX                DirectX 11.1
OpenGL                OpenGL 4.3
Ethernet                10/100/1000Mbps
WiFi                        802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.0

Analog                Stereo output
Digital                8-ch via DVI-HDMI adapter, S/PDIF

Hard Drive   Support  2.5-inch SATA 3.0 Gb/s HDD/SSD
Optical Drive        N/A
Memory Card Reader   3-in-1 (SD/SDHC/SDXC)

DVI                         N/A
HDMI   1
DisplayPort         1
SATA   1                    (SATA 3.0 Gb/s)
eSATA                 1
IDE                         N/A
PS2                         N/A
Serial Port                 N/A
USB Ports                 4 USB 3.0 (back panel) 2 USB 2.0 (front)
Firewire                 N/A

Cooler                  passive cooling

Form Factor
Form Factor   mini-PC

OS Compatibility
Windows   Any Linux - Windows 8 (32/64-bit) ยท Windows 7 (64-bit)

SLI Supported                 N/A
Maximum Resolution         N/A

Graphics Output                  1 HDMI / 1 DisplayPort

Content                           1 x ZOTAC ZBOX CI320 1 x WiFi antenna 1 x VESA mount 4 x Mounting screws 1 x AC adapter 1 x Power cord 1 x Warranty card 1 x User manual 1 x Quick Install Guide 1 x Driver disc