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Motherboard features Intel dual-core processors

Posted: 01 Sep 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Intel? motherboard? ITOX? processor? G5C100-N-G?

ITOX's G5C100-N-G Mini-ITX motherboard

The new G5C100-N-G Mini-ITX motherboard from ITOX is equipped with an Intel Core Duo processor. According to Robert Liao, vice president of ITOX Applied Computing, this motherboard provides up to 50 percent higher performance over their current Intel Pentium M processor based motherboards.

"If the application software has been written to take advantage of dual-core architecture, performance increases of up to 100 percent are possible, with no increase in power requirements," Liao said.

The G5C100-N-G motherboard utilizes the Mobile Intel 945GM Express chipset supported under Intel's Embedded Architecture program, and accepts a wide performance-range of Intel mPGA 479 packaged processors. This includes the Intel Core Duo processor featuring dual-core architecture, Intel Core Solo processor, Intel Celeron M processor and Intel Celeron M ULV processor.

"Many of our customers require additional processing speed to support new product applications, but are constrained by thermal-limitations," explained Liao. "The Intel Core Duo processor has enabled ITOX to address this market demand."

Optimized for the Intel Core Duo processor featuring dual-core architecture, the G5C100-N-G motherboard retains full-compatibility with the Intel Celeron M processor. Maximum performance is leveraged through the use of DDR2 533MHz or 667MHz dual-channel memory, dual onboard PCIe Gigabit Ethernet controllers and Intel GMA 950 graphics.

Intel Core Duo processors contain two execution units and one shared 2MB L2 cache memory, which features Intel Smart Cache Design to further enhance performance. This allows the processing units to operate in parallel, similar in performance to a dual-processor system, but with a lower power requirement.

The G5C100-N-G Mini-ITX form-factor motherboard includes 2Gbit LAN Ports; 4-Serial COM Ports; 8-USB 2.0 ports; 2-PS/2 Ports; 1-VGA Port (2048x1536); 1-LVDS DFP Interface (1600x1200); onboard 5.1 channel audio with S/PDIF out; 2-Serial ATA interfaces; 1-Ultra ATA 100 Interface; 1-CompactFlash Type II Socket; 1-FDD Interface; and up to 4GB DDR2 533MHz or 667MHz dual-channel memory in 2-200-pin SODIMM sockets.

Sample units of the ITOX G5C100-N-G product are already available, with production quantities scheduled in Q4. List pricing on the G5C100-N-G is $468. OEM volume pricing available on request.

- Marty Gold

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