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AMD 780G-based Mini-ITX Motherboard in the Works

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Just when you thought Mini-ITX would mean extremely compact system components for great HTPC builds, came in the limitations of integrated graphics and relatively weak processors. VIA for example, have had ITX boards for quite some time. Just that the features most essential for HTPC builds such as graphics capable of high-definition video output, processors capable of decoding them at acceptable rates lacked, and hence those older ITX solutions from VIA remained a niche solution for embedded computing or thin-clients.

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Many thanks to cdawall for sending this in!
 

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i want one for me :D
 

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Very cool. Ima pair it with a 4870x2, as it would be a perfect match!
 
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When and how much? This looks awesome!
 
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Wow, talk about a wicked Lanbox. Phenom, HD4850, and very small:rockout:
 

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Or the ATI TV-Wonder PCI-E HDTV tuner card? :D
 
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Depends on your use, if gaming then a 4850 and maybe a USB/Firewire TV Tuner?:p
 

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Might get this if its actually cheaper then the micro ATX version for my HTPC...

Question about the chipset, UVD1 only allows 5.1 through HDMI right? and UVD2 on the 4xxx series does 7.1? so i would need to use the optical to have 7.1?
 
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nice!
Short-Dimm memory slots for a desktop computer :)
I like it!
 
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This board won't support the Phenom 4850 its 95 watts max. Would be ideal with a Brisbane dual core though.
 

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this can breath new life into my Lego mod (my poor VIA Epia PD is a bit dated)
 
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This board won't support the Phenom 4850 its 95 watts max. Would be ideal with a Brisbane dual core though.
it works up to the 9750 95w
 
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this can breath new life into my Lego mod (my poor VIA Epia PD is a bit dated)
Nice.

Actually you can put in a nice small camera and make it as a roaming monitoring patrol dog for your home.
 

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Very cool. Ima pair it with a 4870x2, as it would be a perfect match!
Too bad that card is twice the size as the MB (I had to go & point that out) :D
 

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I know :p But that card is also the heaviest thing out there (tied with the 3870x2 :p) so I would have the card support the MB instead of the MB support the card :roll:
 
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"Niche solution?"

As if! This is for the general consumer! Pair a 780G with a 4850e and you already have a system which is faster than most of the normal consumer-level systems lol. (I wouldnt mind one of these....actually wait, no, I WANT ONE!)

(lets hope ASUS catches onto this for their EEE Desktop reiterations :) )
 
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IMO this is nice if you have kids:rolleyes: i prefer my desktop on my desk and not in the livingroom.its nice for LAN though or to take it with you to your friends house (especially with a 4850 in it) and have a PES08 tournament on a 40inch widescreen or larger with full hi/def.
 

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You could put one of these into a DESK! How cool would that be, having a desk with some ports in it and a monitor sitting there plugged into the desk, and wireless keyboard and mouse.
I'm looking at an old CD storage box that my monitor is sitting on, and thinking of how easily the ITX would fit in it...
 
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Kick-ass.

About time this form factor got some real muscle.





I guess there was a board or two that could support a core 2 duo and an x16 PCI-E lane, but it had terrible integrated graphics and costed like $350 for just the board.
 

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just assembled my phenom+780G rebuild :D
 

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nice!

the onboard features are massive, and an ITX board with a full 16x PCI-E slot is incredible.

The use of SO-DIMM ram is a good idea too, as it saves a lot of space.