Gigabyte Tiny PC, possible awesome pfsense hardware
Does anyone have any further info on this?
Possibly but the dual Realtek lans spoil it to an extent.
Realteks will be great for the massive majority of pfSense installations.
Pretty much anything sub 100Mbps will be able to do a lot with this.
Keep in mind that this board is nothing new. SBC's, tiny form factors and the likes have been around for ages. What's happening is that the Raspberry Pi as a community and educational project has been great and every PC manufacturer is trying to get in on it, but for the wrong reasons, with the wrong hardware.
For about $149 you can get the SG-1000, which does the same speed but in a form factor that is about the size of a portable hard drive. It probably does more than the 100Mbit and has Intel NIC's.
This thing will likely run rings around an SG-1000, I don't know why anyone would limit it to 100Mbps. Without pricing, it's hard to evaluate price/performance. Probably, you'll pay a premium for graphics which are irrelevant for this application, which will make it tremendously overpriced for what you're getting. The N3350 has a recommended price of $107 just for the CPU, compared to $27 for a C3388 (which has a higher base clock also). The more products there are in the space the better, competition spurs innovation and all, but I'd probably pass on this one.
By 100Mbps I meant you could still use a number of packages in that range.
It will go far faster without packages.
On top of all that, a cheap (crappy?) chinese box probably would be a beter fit, with Intel nics and a more fitting CPU/SoC for the same or a lower price point.
I get it, new boards and marketing are cool, but don't get yourself trapped in the 'shiny new thing' cycle.