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Giada Unveils Mini-ITX Z68 Motherboard

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  1. btarunr

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    Chinese company JEHE is launching its latest compact mini-ITX motherboard in Europe under the Giada brand, the MI-Z68. As the name suggests, it is based on Intel Z68 chipset, and supports Core i3/i5/i7 processors in the LGA1155 package. There is no TDP restriction, as the board features a full-fledged CPU VRM that draws power from a 4-pin 12V connector apart from a 20-pin ATX connector (any of today's PSUs with 24-pin connector will support it). The board uses a 4+1 phase CPU VRM, with single phase memory. There are two DDR3 DIMM slots, supporting dual-channel memory. The lone expansion slot is a PCI-Express 2.0 x16.

    There's impressive storage connectivity, this includes two mSATA 3 Gb/s (on on either side of the slot), two SATA 6 Gb/s (blue), and two SATA 3 Gb/s (black). There are just two USB 3.0 ports, both on the rear panel, and driven by a Renesas-made controller. 8-channel HD audio with optical SPDIF output, one gigabit Ethernet connection (driven by Realtek-made PHY), display outputs that include DVI and HDMI, a number of USB 2.0 ports and PS/2 keyboard, make for the rest of the rear panel. The Giada MI-Z68 will be priced at €88.

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    Source: TechConnect Magazine
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2011
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    looks nice for small form factor. but the brand...
    never heard before
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    Sadly only Europe :/
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    Never heard of the brand...
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    Giada has been around for quite a few years now, they've been at Computex showing off their wares and this board was even at the Intel booth this year.
    http://www.giadapc.com/products/mainboard/
    Their website is crap though and most of the products have the wrong pictures...
    Then again, it's a Chinese company so I don't expect much...

    It should be pointed out though that the top slot is mSATA while the bottom slot is a half size mini PCI Express slot for a Wi-Fi card or something similar.
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    They make SFF PCs, I've seen a bunch on Newegg. Anyone else think the soldering quality on this board looks sloppy for some reason?
    Crunching for Team TPU More than 25k PPD
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    GIGABYTE got some competition! lol
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    Giada, sounds like a parfume or a pair of womens shoes.
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    I dont like giada, short 2 year warranty and TONS on TONS of BS graphics cards with GDDR3 instead of 5, 2GB in low-end GPU etc.
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    looks nice

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