The EMB-BT1 is a mini-ITX motherboard with support for up to 8GB of DDR3 memory, mSATA, one PCI Express x1 slot, and is rated for use by AAEON's industrial computing customers. This is our first time looking at a board from AAEON and so far it's been quite interesting. The Intel Atom E3825 SoC that was launched at the end of last year is a dual-core SoC with 1.33GHz clock speed, 1MB cache, and has a six Watt TDP. This Bay Trail SoC still features the Valley View (Ivy Bridge era) graphics and its GPU core on this low-end, low-power SoC is rated to run at 533MHz.
This E3825 Atom comes in slower than the Celeron N2820 as found in the Intel Bay Trail NUC Kit with that Celeron Bay Trail clocking up to 2.39GHz and its GPU topping out at 756MHz. You can see some of my earlier Bay Trail NUC Linux benchmarks within this article.
I'm currently working on a full review of this AAEON mini-ITX motherboard with Atom E3825 SoC for a full-length article on Phoronix in the days ahead... However, as a teaser are some initial benchmarks for those curious about the performance potential out of this six Watt Intel 64-bit SoC. The full review will contain comparisons against other hardware, but this weekend you can benchmark your own low-end system directly against these results. Simply install the Phoronix Test Suite on the Linux distribution of your choice and then run phoronix-test-suite benchmark 1404058-KH-AAEONINTE26.
The couple early open-source benchmarks from the AAEON board can be found via this OpenBenchmarking.org result file. Check it out and feel free to run your own system benchmarks against these result data points to see how your hardware compares. It's that easy with our open-source Phoronix Test Suite and OpenBenchmarking.org software. Stay tuned for the full AAEON Atom Bay Trail board review in the days ahead; the full review will also include the Bay Trail graphics benchmarks and other interesting data.