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MSI C847IS-P33 Celeron-Powered Mini-ITX Motherboard Detailed

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MSI unveiled a new all-integrated mini-ITX motherboard that steps above the Intel Atom and AMD E-Series crowd, being based on Intel Celeron 847 dual-core processor (1.10 GHz, 32 nm "Westmere" micro-architecture, 2 MB L3 cache, SSE4.2, EM64T). MSI used a small fan-heatsink to cool the chip, which has 17W TDP. The processor is backed by Intel NM70 chipset. It is based on the compact 1023-pin BGA package, and is hardwired to the motherboard. One of the features that give the processor its edge over Atom and E-Series is its dual-channel DDR3 integrated memory controller with maximum memory support of up to 16 GB. The chip is wired to two DDR3 DIMM slots.

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Interesting concept, but just 2 SATA ports?! :confused:
meh... :ohwell:
 

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Interesting concept, but just 2 SATA ports?! :confused:
meh... :ohwell:
That's 1 more than enough, how many do you need for a mITX board? :confused:
 
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That's 1 more than enough, how many do you need for a mITX board? :confused:
I'm always on the lookout for mITX boards with 6 :) But this chipset only supports up to 4 ports if I remember correctly (6Gb, 3Gb x 3). Having those two ports would add to this board's versatility. Would certainly outclass some small business servers I've had in the past at 1/10th the size.

Anyhoo, looking at what it is instead of what it could have been, not bad. Make a decent office box among other things.
 
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That's 1 more than enough, how many do you need for a mITX board? :confused:
Think of bit more capable home server (NAS box, media player, etc...)
I know, Atom/Brazos or similar could do the job as well, but 'moar' CPU power is always welcome... :D
 

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Think of bit more capable home server (NAS box, media player, etc...)
I know, Atom/Brazos or similar could do the job as well, but 'moar' CPU power is always welcome... :D
Since Atom/Brazos usually come with more ports and consume less power, surely they are more fit for purpose than this combo which is clearly aimed at business and average grandparents?
 
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Maybe VIA, gman99?