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Offline rajl

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Will a Celeron 3865u route at gigabit?
« on: December 05, 2017, 01:57:10 pm »
I have found a number of boxes on AliExpress like this one:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Eglobal-6-Intel-Lans-Fanless-X86-Mini-PC-Core-i3-7100U-Celeron-3865U-Multi-Function-Firewall/32824644734.html

I know that the more expensive Core i3-7100u will be able to handle gigabit routing.  But I am curious if the cheaper Celeron 3865u would also be able to route at gigabit speeds.  For reference, the specifications for the Celeron are:

https://ark.intel.com/products/96507/Intel-Celeron-Processor-3865U-2M-Cache-1_80-GHz

Thanks for any feedback you can provide.

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Re: Will a Celeron 3865u route at gigabit?
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2017, 05:16:31 pm »
EGlobal is just reselling MiniSys with a higher price AFAIK. Also, yes, that Celeron CPU is capable enough for gigabit routing.

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Re: Will a Celeron 3865u route at gigabit?
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2017, 12:35:23 pm »
Thanks for the input.  I have one follow up question:

How much "other stuff" (e.g., squid, Suricata/Snort, PFBlocker, OpenVPN, etc.) can I have running and still be able to route traffic at gigabit speeds with that celeron pocessor?

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Re: Will a Celeron 3865u route at gigabit?
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2017, 01:50:40 pm »
Thanks for the input.  I have one follow up question:

How much "other stuff" (e.g., squid, Suricata/Snort, PFBlocker, OpenVPN, etc.) can I have running and still be able to route traffic at gigabit speeds with that celeron pocessor?

Thanks

I don't think the celeron 3865u can do so many stuffs and not lower your speed. An i3-7100u box from Minisys or i5-5250u from Qotom will be better. Of cause, if you consider desktop cpu i3-7100 or 4 core i3-8100 will be much better.

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Re: Will a Celeron 3865u route at gigabit?
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2017, 01:51:34 pm »
Indeed, not much room for 'other stuff', you'll need more CPU power for that.