How are people’s experience with T model Intel chips? I’m looking at something like i5-8400T or 8500T for mostly 1080p direct plays (1 user only) on Plex and running a couple dozen containers.
I currently am on a i5-2400 (ancient) and my CPU usage is consistently 50% (plex direct play and ~25 containers) and temps hover around 45. So it works fine, I just need a little more power and speed.
My containers are pretty run-of-the-mill: media management, reverse proxies etc. There’s no real CPU-intensive work except the rare transcoding on Plex.
My worry with T chips in a 1L enclosure (like HP G4 mini) is heat and the throttling the CPU may see. Anyone have experience to share?