We have been running a series looking at the new Jasper Lake Atom parts mostly for networking and virtualization. Perhaps the biggest challenge is the fact that many of those systems come from China and are from vendors with long lead times and questionable post-sales support. Enter the Gigabyte N5105I H which is a more standard motherboard from a well-known vendor that has the Intel Celeron N5105 “Jasper Lake” CPU onboard.
Gigabyte N5105I H Intel Celeron N5105 Jasper Lake Motherboard Launched
The motherboard itself is a mITX form factor. That, plus the relatively low-power 10W TDP CPU means that it can work in a variety of cases. Here is Gigabyte’s diagram with all of the features:
This is much larger than the 4x 2.5GbE router/ firewall boxes that we have looked at. It also has a lot more I/O with three display outputs (VGA, DisplayPort, and HDMI) along with more USB, including USB 3.2 Gen2, and audio. These features are certainly more desktop-focused than what we saw in some of the low-cost units via AliExpress. It also shows us just how small of a passive heatsink is required to cool this 105C Tcase CPU.
Although this is not the best in terms of networking compared to some of the other units we have looked at (for example Two Fanless Intel Celeron N5105 4x 2.5GbE Options Reviewed), there is another benefit. Gigabyte has its own qualification and BIOS stack that helps. That means TPM works and this can run Windows 11. There are even different hardware features like the PCIe Gen3 x1 slot that our readers may make use of.
The Intel Celeron N5105 is getting close to the Core i5’s of the Skylake generation like the Core i5-6500T. Performance is going to be closer to the Core i3’s from that generation. Still, if you just wanted a low-cost desktop that does not use much power, perhaps this Gigabyte N5105I H is an option.