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Albatron Readying its AMD 780G Mini-ITX Motherboard

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  1. btarunr

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    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.

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    Source: TechConnect Magazine
     
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    it looks the exact same as the minix except with yellow heatsinks :wtf:
     
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    hope they get cheep
     
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    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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    I'd rather have the minix. It can take 95w cpus.
     
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    yeah but the case/cooling/PSU in a mini ITX isnt gunna handle 95W CPU's
     
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    External h2o. ;) :D
     
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    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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    please do CD, i want to see it.
     
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    albatron makes some very interesting boards.
     
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    has anyone seen these for sale? i cant find crap in ITX except for intel aton and vie eden chips :(
     

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