Friday, September 25th 2009

Intel Displays LGA-1156 Mini-ITX Motherboard

At the IDF 2009 event, Intel showed of the fruition of the platform component rearrangement socket LGA-1156 strives for, by relocating the northbridge to the processor package. On display was the company's newest mini-ITX socket LGA-1156 motherboard that is full-featured, complete with Intel Flexible Display Interface support. Based on the Intel H57 chipset, the motherboard supports Intel Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 processors based on the socket. Its two DDR3 DIMM slots provide dual-channel memory interface.

The sole expansion slot is a PCI-Express 2.0 x16, which can be used for any PCI-Express addon card. Located at the north of the board, the H57 chipset provides four SATA 3 Gbps ports, and requires a small heatsink to stay comfortable. The rear panel sums up the rest of the feature-set, it includes display output via DVI and HDMI, Ethernet, six USB ports, eSATA, and 8-channel audio with optical SPDIF. In the second picture below, it's placed to the left of a mini-ITX G45 motherboard by Intel.

Source: Anandtech
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25 Comments on Intel Displays LGA-1156 Mini-ITX Motherboard

#1
7mm
That's agreat addition to the ITX league. Interesting to see what price tag this one comes out with as with these babies able to load all the newest cores & room for add-on cards, possibly, a GPU, these are up for grabs! Thanx for the great info brother, CHEERS!
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#2
boomstik360
That is awesome, I can't wait to get my hands on one of those :D Hopefully zotac will be making an 1156 or even 1366 ITX version too, that would be even better.
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#3
[Ion]
WCG Team Assistant
Excellent! A worthy successor to the Zotac Geforce 9300 I have :)
It would be awesome to have an i7 in such a tiny box
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#4
DaJMasta
What's the little black slot behind the lan connector? Is it a mini PCI-E or perhaps a slot for a SSD to increase boot times?
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#5
mtosev
Good work Intel!
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#7
Jizzler
Cool. I also hope they do a successor to their Q45 mITX board (has DVI-D + DVI-I).
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#8
Static~Charge
by: DaJMasta
What's the little black slot behind the lan connector? Is it a mini PCI-E or perhaps a slot for a SSD to increase boot times?
Good question. The slot has latches, which Mini PCI Express cards don't use. Mini PCI cards use latches; however, that slot appears to be keyed, and Mini PCI cards aren't. Maybe it's for adding dedicated memory for the on-board video?
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#9
Arrakis+9
by: DaJMasta
What's the little black slot behind the lan connector? Is it a mini PCI-E or perhaps a slot for a SSD to increase boot times?
by: Static~Charge
Good question. The slot has latches, which Mini PCI Express cards don't use. Mini PCI cards use latches; however, that slot appears to be keyed, and Mini PCI cards aren't. Maybe it's for adding dedicated memory for the on-board video?
its actually a derivative of intel's turbo memory - same concept if im not mistaken


EDIT : here ya go

http://www.techpowerup.com/101956/Braidwood_Technology_and_P57_Chipset_Get_The_Axe_Sources_Claim.html
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#11
ShiBDiB
this is where intel dominating the processor market comes into play, gives them the time and money to give us sweet shit like this :P
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#12
lemonadesoda
Is there a LV passive cooled CPU that will fit this? If so, this is going to be my next mini server build.
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#13
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: DaJMasta
What's the little black slot behind the lan connector? Is it a mini PCI-E or perhaps a slot for a SSD to increase boot times?
Intel Braidwood slot. I'm not sure it will make it to production boards, so it isn't talked about.
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#14
Cuzza
hmmm, this could work nicely in my Mac LC2
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#15
mikechinym
did anyone knows how much this baby cost??
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#17
Jizzler
by: lemonadesoda
Is there a LV passive cooled CPU that will fit this? If so, this is going to be my next mini server build.
Would be nice if the Xeon L3426 is supported, 45w TDP and 2/2/9/10 Turbo Boost.

I think I found the platform for my Nes-puter. Also, my wife saw the board and said she needed to upgrade to the blue Intel board from her orange/yellow DFI..
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#18
lemonadesoda
Yep, that is just what I'd like to do... perhaps need to underclock it a bit; in a mITX case 45W is still a bit on the high side for passive.
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#19
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
This to me is the golden use for the 1156 socket, owning an X58 already that is.

Can you imagine a i3-i7 with 4gb of ddr3 and a mid range gfx card on this... wow. I've been considering a tiny build for a while, and this is suuuuper tempting.
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#20
[Ion]
WCG Team Assistant
by: lemonadesoda
Yep, that is just what I'd like to do... perhaps need to underclock it a bit; in a mITX case 45W is still a bit on the high side for passive.
I'm running a 95w Q9400 passive in the Sugo SG05 (well, not quite passive because of the front fan) with a Cooler Master GeminII, load temps are around 50C
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#21
Mussels
Moderprator
this + a slim ATI 5 series card = one shithot lan machine.
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#22
tkpenalty
by: Mussels
this + a slim ATI 5 series card = one shithot lan machine.
+ a compact LCS :) + SSDs + Slim BD drive
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#23
buggalugs
omg im gonna get one to put on my key ring.
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#24
h3llb3nd4
OMG!! Sooo Frikkin awesome:eek:
dunno what to do with one tho:D
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#25
Geofrancis
this would be a very good upgrade for my J&W MITX 780g board + phenom 9150e 65w if intel decide to make low voltage i5 cpu's
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