Tuesday, November 23rd 2021

Maxsun Announces HM570 Motherboard with integrated Intel Core i7-11800H CPU

Maxsun has recently announced the MS-Meterstone i7-11800H Plus motherboard with an integrated Intel 10 nm Tiger Lake-H mobile processor. The integrated 8 core, 16 thread Intel Core i7-11800H features a base clock speed of 2.3 GHz and a boost of 4.6 GHz with a 45 W TDP and 109 W boost. This motherboard is the second desktop platform to feature Intel 11th Gen Core mobile processors after the Intel NUC 11 Extreme with its higher power Intel Core i9-11900KB. The Maxsun MS-Milestone features a Micro-ATX design with the HM570 chipset and measures 245 mm x 190 mm.

The motherboard includes x16, x4, and x1 PCIe slots alongside dual PCIe M.2 slots for NVMe drives and a dedicated slot for an E-Key WiFi card. The two full-sized DDR4 DIMM slots support speeds of up to 2933 MHz with the potential for further overclocking. The board also includes a variety of connectivity options including x4 USB 3.2 Gen 1, x2 USB 2.0, x2 HDMI, x2 DisplayPort, PS2, and 2.5 GbE. The Maxsun MS-Milestone i7-11800H Plus is now available to purchase in China from online retailer JD for 2,899 Chinese Yuan (~450 USD).
Sources: JD, EXPreview
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8 Comments on Maxsun Announces HM570 Motherboard with integrated Intel Core i7-11800H CPU

#2
dj-electric
This is really cool actually. I like this and wish more would do this kind of stuff.
Pricing is a bit steep, but not outragous
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puma99dk|
dj-electricThis is really cool actually. I like this and wish more would do this kind of stuff.
Pricing is a bit steep, but not outragous
I agree with you @dj-electric this is actually cool and wish it would be done other than by Maxsun.
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Udyr
I agree this is cool, but not a good value at that price point.
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silentbogo
These boards always looked interesting to me. Kinda like having a Xeon-D board on a budget.
But I'd rather see some ITX designs for this kind of stuff. 45W SoC would perfect for compact gaming systems, or a quiet 1U home server.
$450 seems fair, considering they've spent time actually designing this niche board from ground-up, and not simply put a BGA chip on a PCB adapter for LGA1200.
I'm wondering if it has adjustable PL? I know Intel NUC is uncapped at 65W OOB.
UdyrI agree this is cool, but not a good value at that price point.
Considering CPU itself costs $395 from Intel, and has a performance just a tad below 5700G (which retails at around $330-$350), I'd say the price is fair.
Factor-in some minor things, like the PCIe 4.0 on first NVME slot, and M.2 Wifi expansion. It has pretty much everything you'll ever need for almost any kind of build.
It may look bare and boring, but if you look closer - you actually get a decent amount of expandability, almost on par with a $100+ B550 board, minus fancy rads, RGB blinkers, and another pair of RAM slots (which in most cases remain unused anyways).
Also note quadruple display output(2x HDMI 2.0b + 2x DP 1.4b), and 2.5G LAN.
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Udyr
silentbogoConsidering CPU itself costs $395 from Intel, and has a performance just a tad below 5700G (which retails at around $330-$350), I'd say the price is fair.
Factor-in some minor things, like the PCIe 4.0 on first NVME slot, and M.2 Wifi expansion. It has pretty much everything you'll ever need for almost any kind of build.
It may look bare and boring, but if you look closer - you actually get a decent amount of expandability, almost on par with a $100+ B550 board, minus fancy rads, RGB blinkers, and another pair of RAM slots (which in most cases remain unused anyways).
Also note quadruple display output(2x HDMI 2.0b + 2x DP 1.4b), and 2.5G LAN.
11700K is about $350, which is slightly better than the 11800H. You can probably get a similar board for +/- $150. That's about $50 difference between the individual parts and this combo. The HM570 limits you to that CPU without the possibility of switching it for a different/better unit. Again, it's not a bad unit, but the pricing is unappealing.
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silentbogo
Udyr11700K is about $350, which is slightly better than the 11800H.
Also has over triple TDP (realistically over quadruple power draw at full tilt). And relatively to i9-11900K can also be considered a dead-end... I doubt +300MHz boost will blow your socks off.
Another big deal is cooling. 45W SoC can be easily cooled with cat farts, or el-cheapo generic low profile HSF, or even better - an Intel LGA115x box heatsink which you or one of your friends may have laying around. TGL - just a semi-passable HSF will set you back $35-40, and that's without mentioning case airflow and VRM cooling.
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#8
Chrispy_
Why use an H-series processor and then make it mATX sized. There's no need for the reduced-TDP form factor in something as big as mATX and on top of that, mATX is one of the most poorly-supported form factors with a serious shortage of decent cases to capitalise on that size.

If they'd made it mITX there's a wealth of enclosures that are absolutely tiny and could really benefit the 45W CPU.
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