Which CPU to choose for a new Pfsense box
This is my first time posting here and I would like to ask which of the 3 options would be best for my use case. After reading a lot of articles and posts on this topic, I'm now trying to find out which of the 3 options would be the best one.
- a box based on i5-5250U
- a box based on i7-4610Y
- a box based on i3-5005u
They all have AES support in hardware, so they should be be good with the new release of 2.5.
I will not be using any wifi from the box. Pfsense will be used as my router and firewall.
Simple schematics of my network: VDSL2 modem (100/20), Pfsense router/firewall/vpn, netgear poe switch/Ubiquiti APs.
Many thanks in advance for any constructive input :).
Wouldn't you be better looking at something Atom based, they'd use less power.
Have a look at the specs for the 5100 if you want a few ideas:-
I use a SG-4860 and the SG-5100 is its replacement, im on VDSL 74/18 running almost what you want to and I also run snort.
@NogBadTheBad Thank you for your reply. I did check out the SG-5100, however it's a bit expensive in EU, plus it has a Atom C3558 which is not only slower than the i7-4610Y benchmark it's also less power efficient) (16w for Atom vs 11.5w for the i7).
In order to be clearer, I'm looking at the following options right now:
Now because you've mentioned Atom C3558, I'm also looking at this
I hope this makes it a bit clearer. By comparison the SG-5100 costs 799 EUR here, about 926 USD.
May I ask where in the EU you are looking/located?
@JeGr Thank you for your reply. I'm in Brussels (Belgium).
@Johev Did you ever pick one?