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RowPro Mini PC MiniX

Postby JadeMerrett » May 3rd, 2017, 6:32 am

Hi guys, for those of you tech savey RowPro users.....

I'm just wondering if the MiniX NEO Z83-4 as per attached link would have the capacity to run RowPro??

http://www.expansys.com.au/minix-neo-z83-4-fanless-mini-pc-4gb-32gb-windows-10-au-plug-299528/?gclid=COOK86-_09MCFYOSvQodLXALNw

Apologies for my lack of tech insight in advance!!

Greatly Appreciated
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Re: RowPro Mini PC MiniX

Postby Carl Watts » May 3rd, 2017, 5:50 pm

CPU power is not the problem, I ran RowPro V4.3 for years on an old 2006 era 3.2GHz single core Pentium 4, it eats the task.

The issue is the GRAPHICS. I see it has HDMI V1.4 which is great for connectivity but how much grunt does it have because it needs ALOT to get 50-60Hz screen updates or 50-60 fps or frames per second (in the highest resolution mode) as RowPro calls it down the bottom right hand side of the screen while your using it. Graphics speed 200-500MHz, it may just be good enough, maybe 30 fps ? but you would need to test it.

Its also 64bit which is a must have for RowPro V5.0.

If you buy one let us know how it performs.
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Re: RowPro Mini PC MiniX

Postby JadeMerrett » May 3rd, 2017, 7:38 pm

Thanks Carl, thinking it might be worth a try! Will keep you updated.....

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Re: RowPro Mini PC MiniX

Postby bisqeet » May 4th, 2017, 1:25 am

I'm running an older model. Intel j1900 with integrated HD graphics. I team two TV off the hdmi slot for Netflix, kodi, Spotify and row pro rings on a seperately dvi monitor.
No problems..
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Re: RowPro Mini PC MiniX

Postby JadeMerrett » May 7th, 2017, 8:08 am

Thanks Dean, when you say you're currently running xxx do you mean a MiniX?

Thinking the only way to know would be to test the theory.....,

Thanks guys :)
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Re: RowPro Mini PC MiniX

Postby bisqeet » May 7th, 2017, 11:42 am

JadeMerrett wrote:Thanks Dean, when you say you're currently running xxx do you mean a MiniX?

Thinking the only way to know would be to test the theory.....,

Thanks guys :)



mini-ITX:
it was a black friday amazon deal from 2015 - so it probably isn't available now.
it had both a dvi-d and hdmi conncetions with the abilty to use them both in a dual monitor configuration.

I use one (HDMI) to broadcast videos (Kodi, Plex,Netflix, Spotify) and the DVI-D for rowpro.
It has plenty of power to run them simultaneously.

here the configs (stolen off amazon)

CPU: Intel® Quad-Core Prozessor J1900, 4× 2000 MHz, mit Intel® TurboBoost Technologie bis zu 2410 MHz, max. 10W TDP
CPU-Kühler: passiver Prozessor-Kühler
Festplatte: SSD 120 GB Kingston HyperX FURY (500 MB/s lesen | 500 MB/s schreiben)
Speicher: 4096 MB SO-DIMM DDR3, 1600MHz 1,35V-1,5V Crucial
Grafik: Intel® HD Graphics, max. 1700 MB, VGA, DVI, HDMI
Mainboard: ASRock Q1900-ITX, Chipsatz SoC, 2× SATA III, 2× SATA II, 2× USB 3.0, 2× USB 2.0, 2× Front-USB 3.0, 1× PCIe X1, 1× mini-PCIe half-size, 2× PS/2, 8-Kanal HD Audio
opt. Laufwerk: nicht vorhanden (Aufrüstung auf Slim-Laufwerk möglich!)
Netzwerk: 10/100/1000 MBit/s Ethernet LAN, DSL fähig
Sound: 7.1 Sound 8-Channel HD Audio, ALC892, 5× analog, 1× optisch
Gehäuse: LC-Power 1360mi Mini-ITX Gehäuse - schwarz, 65 x 240 x 310 mm (H x B x T)
Netzteil: externes Netzteil LC75ITX, 75 Watt
Betriebssystem: Windows 8.1, 64Bit, vorinstalliert mit Windows 8.1 Update und inkl. Installations-DVD
Software: Microsoft Live Essentials 2012, BullGuard Internet Security (inkl. 90 Tage Updates) - [Testsieger bei Stiftung Warentest - Ausgabe 4/2016]


heres a comparison of the two processors (my older the j1900) and the newer x5

http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Celeron-J ... 5-x5-Z8300
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Re: RowPro Mini PC MiniX

Postby JadeMerrett » May 10th, 2017, 9:58 am

Awesome, thanks so much Dean....
All makes sense now, appreciate your time!!

Cheers Jade
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Re: RowPro Mini PC MiniX

Postby bisqeet » May 11th, 2017, 2:48 am

JadeMerrett wrote:Awesome, thanks so much Dean....
All makes sense now, appreciate your time!!

Cheers Jade


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