Fanless cooling overkill (for once)

"The Supermicro SYS-E302-12E provided us with the opportunity to evaluate a fanless Elkhart Lake platform with a focus on industrial IoT applications. Based on our evaluation, it is clear that Supermicro has delivered an effective IoT server platform that can operate over a wide temperature range without throttling. The thermal solution is massively over-engineered and capable of handling TDPs as high as 60W. The Atom x6425E's 12W is pretty much an affront to the construction, and the case temperature doesn't cross 40C even under extreme loading conditions. Despite the low processor TDP, the performance for traditional embedded applications is more than satisfactory. The platform is also customizable, with a number of expansion slots available internally for adding wireless functionality and the like."

Source: AnandTech