Alternative to Qotom Q190G4 with AES-NI?
I have an alix2d3 that is working perfectly since 2010.
As the time goes by my WAN links speed increased to 150 Mbps so the 100 Mbit/s NICs are too slow. I need 1 Gbit adapters. Also for the packages that I want to use would most probably required some more beefy CPU.
My first candidate was Qotom Q190G4 / Q190G4N. Strong and efficient CPU (TDP 10W) and fanless. Unfortunately, after the latest news about AES-NI and 2.5. The J1900 does not fit the bill.
My next candidate is apu3a4. The CPU support the AES-NI instructions:
CPU: AMD Embedded G series GX-412TC, 1 GHz quad Jaguar core with 64 bit and AES-NI support, 32K data + 32K instruction cache per core, shared 2MB L2 cache.
Also, I’ll be able to attach m-SATA SSD. But am not quite sure if it will carry the
The packages that I would like to use are as follows:
squid / squidGuard
OpenVPN / tinc
Could you please based on that recommend some hardware setup?
If possible like the Qotom one fanless.
Powerful enough CPU but efficient.
RAM 8 Gigs would fit fine.
4 Gigabit NICs.
Take a look at QOTOM-Q355G4
QOTOM-Q355G4 2017 New model 4 LAN mini PC core I5 Dual core 2USB 3.0,2 USB 2.0 firewall Multi-function home router TV Box(8G Kingston RAM, 120G Intel SSD,NO WIFI)
apu2 should work fine. The apu3, it's the same hardware with added support for lte modems.
How about this one from Lanner?
It looks great but having trouble finding a reasonably priced source…