Wednesday, April 9th 2014

MSI Releases AM1 Socketed Kabini Mini-ITX AM1I motherboard

MSI, world leader in motherboards, debuts its first AMD AM1 Socketed Kabini Mini-ITX motherboard, the MSI AM1I. With Kabini being sold separately, the MSI AM1I is fully upgradable and gives the user flexibility when looking for a ultra-low power dual or quad core solution. With MSI AM1I's rich feature set and support for the powerful power efficient Kabini APU, packed with high performance DirectX 11.2-support, it is the ideal motherboard to use in a compact desktop, HTPC or other multimedia solutions.

Kabini is the first x86 quad-core System on a Chip solution for mainstream use with improved performance per watt and best-in-class graphics. Now being sold separately, instead of soldered to a motherboard, the AM1 platform offers a complete, customizable package together with the MSI AM1I motherboard.
The MSI AM1I motherboard features a rich collection of multimedia solutions such as support for H.264 hardware decoding & encoding, 1080p video, Blu-ray playback and 8-channel HD Audio through HDMI. The MSI AM1I can be equipped with up to 16GB of (low voltage) DDR3-1333/1600 RAM. It also features SATA 6Gb/s, PCIe 2.0, Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0 and HDMI 1.4a output. The MSI AM1I motherboard is designed for ultra-low power consumption combined with fast graphics performance APUs with its SoC rating only a maximum of 25W. With AMD Kabini APU support, the MSI AM1I is the board to choose when building a small, customizable and energy efficient AMD based multimedia system.

MSI uses award-winning Military Class 4 components. Military Class 4 is the next step in high quality components. Hi-C CAPs, Solid CAPs, Dark CAPs, together with SFC and Dark Chokes, ensure the system runs stable under extreme conditions. These key components have all passed extreme testing ensuring stable operation in the harshest environments. The core of Military Class 4 is based on the essential elements which increase your stability in the worst conditions, featuring humidity protection, high temperature protection, EMI protection and ESD protection.

The MSI AM1I motherboard is equipped with many exclusive new technologies, including the one-second overclocking OC Genie 4 and Command Center software that combines features such as monitoring, tuning and controlling of your hardware. The unprecedented level of flexibility and control offered in MSI's unique hard- and software design puts you in the driving seat of your motherboard's configuration.

AMD's Mantle is a groundbreaking graphics API that promises to transform the development of games to help bring better, faster games to the PC. AMD's latest technology is used in the latest most popular PC games. Combine the MSI AM1I motherboard with a AMD graphics card to gain up to 45% in graphics performance.

  • AMD 28NM KABINI SUPPORT: Supports AMD Socket AM1 Athlon/Sempron Processors
  • AM1 EXCLUSIVE FEATURES: AMD Mantle Ready, USB 3.0, SATA 6Gb/s, DirectX 11.2, 25W
  • SATA 6 GB/s: Up to 6Gb/s Data Transfer Bandwidth
  • LIVE UPDATE 5: Easily Update The Latest BIOS & Drivers
  • USB 3.0: Fully Supports High-speed USB Storage Devices
  • M-FLASH: Simply Update & Backup Your BIOS
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2 Comments on MSI Releases AM1 Socketed Kabini Mini-ITX AM1I motherboard

Marty 1480
With all this tweaking goodness, I wonder how the Kabini chips will overclock considering they are not k (black edition) chips and all in one.
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Marty 1480 said:
With all this tweaking goodness, I wonder how the Kabini chips will overclock considering they are not k (black edition) chips and all in one.
nope kabini dont support OC but dont need to be are a fabulous option for that price cant ask for more
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