Monday, January 23rd 2012

Gigabyte Also Makes a VIA Nano-powered Mini-ITX motherboard

Besides the MSH61DK mentioned earlier today, Gigabyte Technology has recently unveiled another Mini-ITX motherboard, one M7V90PI which is based around VIA's VX900 chipset and is equipped with one Nano U3300 (1.2 GHz) single-core processor.

Aimed for the embedded market, the M7V90PI also packs (just) one DDR3 SO-DIMM slot, Chrome9 HD (DirectX 9) integrated graphics, a VIA Vinyl VT1708S audio codec, two SATA 3.0 Gbps ports, one PCIe x1 slot, Gigabit Ethernet, six USB 2.0 connectors, and D-Sub, plus DVI outputs.
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11 Comments on Gigabyte Also Makes a VIA Nano-powered Mini-ITX motherboard

#1
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
Good. I just hope the price is decent and that you actually can find them in the wild. Also I want nano-itx. :(
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#2
micropage7
yep good news. at least we heard something from VIA after a while
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#3
MrMilli
Only a 4-pin ATX plug? It must use very little power.
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#4
Cristian_25H
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by: MrMilli
Only a 4-pin ATX plug? It must use very little power.
The U3300 (which is a single-core chip, the news piece has been corrected) has a TDP of 6.8W and the VX900 tops about 4.5W.
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#5
csendesmark
by: MrMilli
Only a 4-pin ATX plug? It must use very little power.
If I am correct, less than any other x86 PC ever :)
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#6
DanTheBanjoman
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How would it switch on the PSU without using the 20/24pin ATX connector?
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#7
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: DanTheBanjoman
How would it switch on the PSU without using the 20/24pin ATX connector?
Their website says this:
Power DC on board 12V
If so this is even more interesting.

EDIT: To the left is a DC plug.

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#8
MrMilli
by: Frick
Their website says this:



If so this is even more interesting.

EDIT: To the left is a DC plug.

http://www.gigabyte.com/fileupload/product/112/4106/5517_big.jpg
I don't get it.
It has a DC-IN on the back panel and also an 'ATX 12V DC In (4 Pin)' internally.
You can choose one or the other?

On a different note, does anybody know of a board that uses the VN1000 chipset?
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#9
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: MrMilli
I don't get it.
It has a DC-IN on the back panel and also an 'ATX 12V DC In (4 Pin)' internally.
You can choose one or the other?
I don't know either and there's not a lot of info out now. I guess more info on that will come up. You can't even download drivers and manuals for the board yet. :P
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#10
otaku_ex
So, will it be faster than atom?:laugh:

I don't understand, the idea of using an external adapter is to avoid the hassle of having a PSU in the case. The problem here is that this board needs a standard PSU for the CPU.
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#11
puplan
I don't get it.
It has a DC-IN on the back panel and also an 'ATX 12V DC In (4 Pin)' internally.
You can choose one or the other?
You can use one or the other. This layout is standard for embedded motherboards.
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