Wednesday, August 19th 2015

Giada USA announces Broadwell Core i5 powered Thin Mini ITX Motherboard

Giada USA, a provider of Micro Servers, Mini-PCs, and embedded motherboards, announces the MG-5200SL Thin M-ini ITX motherboard for digital signage, powered with the latest 14nm sized Broadwell processors. The MG-5200SL boasts a powerful Core i5 CPU with 3MB Cache and speeds up to 2.7GHz for better performance and lower power consumption. A dedicated Nvidia GT730 GPUenables powerful graphics performance, supporting 4K Ultra HD resolution and multiple displays. With rich connectivity and JAHC technology for unmanned operation, the MG-5200SL is ready for the most demanding digital signage applications.

Rather than relying on integrated graphics solutions, the MG-5200SL uses a dedicated Geforce GT730 GPU with 384 CUDA cores for 4K Ultra HD and multi-display capability. 2GB of DDR3 dedicated VRAM ensures memory-complex signage displays run smoothly even when the CPU is busy with data processing. Based on the Intel Thin Mini-ITX standard for All-In-One(AIO) PCs, the MG-5200SL fits the same 6.7"x6.7" footprint as a standard Mini-ITX motherboard yet measures just 0.95"(24mm) tall. This slim form factor allows the MG-5200SL motherboard to not only fit into standard Mini-ITX chassis but also Thin Mini-ITX chassis for a very slim profile. Meeting Intel's AIO standard the MG-5200SL can also be used to power all-in-one PCs with high resolution displays.
Rich Expansion and I/O Connectivity
Despite its compact size, the MG-5200SL offers rich expansion and connectivity including 16GB max memory capacity with two DDR3 SODIMM slots, two SATA III ports, and two full-height mPCIe slots - one of which accepting mSATA SSDs. Graphics are supported through onboard LVDS and external HDMI, DVI and VGA ports. I/O connectivity includes two COM serial ports onboard for communication and control, four external USB ports with four more available on the motherboard, Gigabit ethernet, and audio input/output.

JAHC Technology for Unmanned Operation
JAHC Technology improves unmanned operation with features like scheduled boots and shut downs, auto-reboot on crash, and the ability to self-boot after a power loss has occurred. The MG-5200SL allows more reliable, unattended digital signage displays.

Features
  • Intel Broadwell Core i5-5200U CPU up to 2.7 GHz with 15WTDP
  • Dedicated GT730 GPU w/ 4K Ultra HD, multi-display, and LVDS
  • Compact Thin Mini-ITX Form factor 6.7"x 6.7"x0.95"
  • Also compatible with Mini ITX chassis
  • Compact but efficient brass heat pipe for heat dissipation
  • JAHC unmanned operation technology for digital signage
Highlights
  • Intel Broadwell Core i5-5200U CPU up to 2.7 GHz with 15W TDP
  • Dedicated GT730 GPU w/ 4K Ultra HD, multi-display, and LVDS
  • Compact Thin Mini-ITX form factor 6.7"x 6.7"x0.95"
  • Also compatible with Mini-ITX chassis
  • Compact but efficient brass heat pipe for heat dissipation
  • JAHC unmanned operation technology for digital signage
  • Suggested Retail Price: US$ 457
  • Available in September
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8 Comments on Giada USA announces Broadwell Core i5 powered Thin Mini ITX Motherboard

#1
HWTactics
Good to see Giada making more products. I always liked their hardware ever since the N3 cube that is still playing my 1080p videos today!
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#2
GhostRyder
You know, this sounds quite cool actually having that processor and an ok GPU on board is actually something I would look into for a tiny machine. The only way I feel this could have been better is if they used an MXM port for the GPU (Or supported it) as I would love something tiny that could support MXM GPU. Though that is just me and probably a dream...

Still, cool looking product!
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#3
AsRock
TPU addict
Pricy too
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#4
Toothless
Tech, Games, and TPU!
Make it $250 and I'll probably put it on my wishlist.
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#6
ypsylon
Expensive and... that will be loud piece of kit.
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#7
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
You know, Intel keeps calling dual-core processors i5s and i7s...I wonder if they've ever heard that saying about putting lipstick on a pig?
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#8
Uplink10
newtekie1, post: 3334071, member: 20670"
You know, Intel keeps calling dual-core processors i5s and i7s...I wonder if they've ever heard that saying about putting lipstick on a pig?
It would be better if i3 were 2 core, i5 were 4 core, i7 were 6 core and HEDT 8 core.
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