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Albatron claims the Albatron KI690-AM2 as the most powerful Mini-ITX in the market

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Albatron Technology has recently unveiled the first Mini-ITX Mainboard based on AMD's powerful AM2 socket technology. This small wonder-board goes all out with all of the latest technologies matching AM2 power with versatility and flexibility, making it a top choice as the most powerful Mini-ITX board on the market.

Superior AM2 Socket Technology with Dual Channel DDR II

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lol...if you can put a fx62 in it, then it is pretty powerful.

but being powerful means being power hungry...

they do make skt 479 with the support for mobile core 2 duo's...
 
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... and power hungry means HOT. Not ideal for mini-ITX.

I've got a Dothan mini-ITX box... but a core 2 duo would be nice :)
 

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Sorry albatron, but the mini-itx that does C2D (mobiles) definitely wins :)

not that i dont applaud albatron's mini-itx endeavors, between this and the socket 754 one...
 

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A bold statement. Its not truely powerful though until you can slap a decent graphics card in it, then u got the ultimate mini PC.
 
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There are pci-e mini-itx boards, but i can imagine where the card is gonna be longer that the board...lol.
 

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By decent I was talking like a 7900GS or 7600GT :p no way u can realistically fit a top end card in a mobo of that size given the size case itll be in, top end cards would just cause everything to overheat and melt :p
 
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That boards for a PCI slot. And that it. Best you can do with this is a PCI ATI 9250 or a PCI nVidia Quadro.

= desktop use only. No DirectX9 or OpenGL gaming at any practical speed.
 

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That boards for a PCI slot. And that it. Best you can do with this is a PCI ATI 9250 or a PCI nVidia Quadro.

= desktop use only. No DirectX9 or OpenGL gaming at any practical speed.
There is ATI RS690. Its more than enough to play most games on 1024x768 without AA. And there is x1300 on PCI, but its still on par with ATI RS690, so no need to buy additional card. Its mini-ITX after all.
 

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Wait.....this used Notebook memory?