APU/TLSense boards spec comparison

Posted by Natalia Wieczorek on 

Quick comparison of all boards offered in the store. 

Note, most of the router/firewall hardware is limited by the CPU, not RAM. If you are building a pfSense router, you are unlikely to need 8 GB of RAM, unless you are doing something special or installing multiple additional packages (Snort, ntop, squid, etc).

Name CPU Cores CPU RAM Network ports NIC type Notes
apu1d2 2 1 GHz, T40E APU 2 GB, DDR3-1066 DRAM 3 Gigabit, Realtek End of life. Not recommended.
apu1d4 2 1 GHz, T40E APU 4 GB, DDR3-1066 DRAM 3 Gigabit, Realtek End of life. Not recommended.
apu2c0 4 1 GHz, G series GX-412TC 2 GB DDR3-1333 DRAM 2 Gigabit, intel

2 NICs. Cheaper. Recommended for a router/firewall

apu2c2 4 1 GHz, G series GX-412TC 2 GB DDR3-1333 DRAM 3 Gigabit, intel

Recommended for a router/firewall

apu2c4 4 1 GHz, G series GX-412TC 4 GB, DDR3-1333 DRAM 3 Gigabit, intel

Recommended for a router/firewall

apu3b2 4 1 GHz, G series GX-412TC 2 GB DDR3-1333 DRAM 3 Gigabit, intel optimized for 3G/LTE modems
apu3b4 4 1 GHz, G series GX-412TC 4 GB, DDR3-1333 DRAM 3 Gigabit, intel optimized for 3G/LTE modems
TLSense i3 2 core, 
4 thread
1.8 Ghz, Intel Core i3 4100U 2-8 GB, DDR-1333/1600 DRAM 4 Gigabit, intel

Recommended for router / high VPN throughput

TLSense i5 2 core, 
4 thread
2.7 Ghz, Intel Core i5 5250U 2-8 GB, DDR-1333/1600 DRAM 4 Gigabit, intel

Recommended for router / high VPN throughput