APU/TLSense boards spec comparison

Quick comparison of all boards offered in the store. 

Name CPU Cores CPU RAM NICs NIC type OpenVPN
throughput
Notes
APU2 D0
APU2 E0
4 1 GHz, G series GX-412TC 2 GB DDR3-1333 DRAM 2 Gigabit intel i211AT ~100Mbit/s on pfSense
~140Mbit/s on OpenWRT

2 NICs. Cheaper. Recommended for a router/firewall

APU2 D4
APU2 E4
4 1 GHz, G series GX-412TC ECC 4 GB, DDR3-1333 DRAM 3 Gigabit intel i210AT ~100Mbit/s on pfSense
~140Mbit/s on OpenWRT

Recommended for a router/firewall

APU3 C4 4 1 GHz, G series GX-412TC ECC 4 GB, DDR3-1333 DRAM 3 Gigabit intel i211AT ~100Mbit/s on pfSense
~140Mbit/s on OpenWRT
optimized for 3G/LTE modems
APU4 C4
APU4 D4
4 1 GHz, G series GX-412TC ECC 4 GB, DDR3-1333 DRAM 4 Gigabit intel i211AT ~100Mbit/s on pfSense
~140Mbit/s on OpenWRT
4 NICs. optimized for 3G/LTE modems
TLSense i5 2 core, 
4 thread
2.7 Ghz, Intel Core i5 4200U 2-8 GB, DDR-1333/1600 DRAM 4 Gigabit intel i211AT ~800 Mbits/sec
tested on OpenWRT

Recommended for router / server / high VPN throughput

TLSense i7 2 core, 
4 thread
3.0 Ghz, Intel Core i7 4500U 2-8 GB, DDR-1333/1600 DRAM 4 Gigabit intel i211AT ~800 Mbits/sec
tested on OpenWRT

Recommended for router / server / high VPN throughput

TLSense i5 6P 2 core, 
4 thread
2.8 Ghz, Intel Core i5 6200U 2-16 GB, DDR-1333/1600 DRAM 6 Gigabit intel i211AT ~800 Mbits/sec
tested on OpenWRT

Recommended for router / server / high VPN throughput

TLSense i7 6P 2 core, 
4 thread
3.1 Ghz, Intel Core i7 6500U 2-16 GB, DDR-1333/1600 DRAM 6 Gigabit intel i211AT ~800 Mbits/sec
tested on OpenWRT

Recommended for router / server / high VPN throughput

TLSense 7400 6P 4 core,
4 thread
3.50 GHz, Intel Core i5, 7th Gen
i5-7400
2 x DDR4 SO-DIMM Socket 2133MHz 16GB installed
(32GB Max)
6 Gigabit intel i211AT ~1Gbit  Recommended for router / server / high VPN throughput

 

CPU comparison of the 3 most popular TLSense routers can be found here: https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare/Intel-i5-7400-vs-Intel-i7-4500U-vs-Intel-i7-6500U/2929vs1937vs2607

Note, the "Single Thread Rating" is the most important metric for OpenVPN because it's not able to utilize multiple cores..

The overal CPU Mark is important for other software that can utilize multiple CPU cores.