Thursday, October 2nd 2008

Albatron Readying its AMD 780G Mini-ITX Motherboard

To combat Intel's Atom-embedded ITX motherboard linueup, and the platform itself, there has been an influx of mini-ITX motherboards based on the AMD 780G chipset lately. Perhaps the thermal design of the 780G allows implementation in form-factors this small. To combat the dual-core Atom, AMD had built up plans to release low-power processors based on the AM2 socket. Notably, the Athlon X2 22W and Athlon single core 15W chips. Perhaps it is these processors that are inviting companies to plan Mini-ITX motherboards based on the AM2+ socket with the 780G chipset.

Albatron is about to release the KI780G motherboard, and they seem to have packed quite a lot to it. To begin with, the board features an AM2+ socket (that supports processors only upto 65W TDP), two DDR2 SO-DIMM slots for using the more compact memory sticks notebooks use, four SATA II ports, an IDE connector, Gigabit LAN, 7.1 channel audio with SPDIF optical and co-axial pass, display connectors that include D-Sub, DVI and HDMI (HDCP capable), and finally a PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slot. The motherboard goes head-on against the feature-set that the MINIX comes with. This is meant to be a full-featured HTPC board. Its pricing is not known at the moment.

Source: TechConnect Magazine
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10 Comments on Albatron Readying its AMD 780G Mini-ITX Motherboard

#1
Arrakis+9
by: btarunr
The motherboard goes head-on against the feature-set that the MINIX comes with.
it looks the exact same as the minix except with yellow heatsinks :wtf:
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#3
Mussels
Moderprator
i really, really want that. WIth optical out and DVI out, it suits my home theater setup nicely... and it'd be TINY.
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#4
Wile E
Power User
I'd rather have the minix. It can take 95w cpus.
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#5
Mussels
Moderprator
by: Wile E
I'd rather have the minix. It can take 95w cpus.
yeah but the case/cooling/PSU in a mini ITX isnt gunna handle 95W CPU's
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#6
Wile E
Power User
by: Mussels
yeah but the case/cooling/PSU in a mini ITX isnt gunna handle 95W CPU's
External h2o. ;) :D
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#7
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
i'm building one with the MINIX and a 9350e with an oc on it and H20 all built in a tiny box ill post pics of it when i get it going
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#8
Mussels
Moderprator
please do CD, i want to see it.
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#9
Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
albatron makes some very interesting boards.
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#10
Mussels
Moderprator
has anyone seen these for sale? i cant find crap in ITX except for intel aton and vie eden chips :(
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