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Mini-ITX motherboard features Intel Core 2 Duo

Posted: 30 Oct 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:highly integrated? Mini-ITX? motherboard?

Advansus has announced the first in its series of Intel-based motherboards. A joint-venture company of ASUS and Advantech, Advansus launched the i945GM3-DCQI, a highly integrated Mini-ITX motherboard built around Intel Core 2 Duo, a mobile Intel 945GM Express northbridge and an ICH7-M southbridge.

Features include 24bit LVDS, DVI, VGA, 5.1CH amplified audio, and GigaLAN. Many I/O connections are available, such as 4 x COM, 8 x USB, 2 x SATA and 16bit GPIO. The i945GM3-DCQI is a multipurpose platform for demanding multimedia applications like POS, KIOSK, digital signage, gaming, medical and many others.

The i945GM3-DCQI accommodates Intel 945GM Express chipset that supports Intel Core 2 Duo processors, Intel GMA950, and dual channel DDR2 667 SDRAM up to 4Gbyte. Derived from Intel 945GM and Chrontel CH7307C chips, i945GM3-DCQI supports onboard LVDS in both dual-channel 18bit, or single channel 24bit. The Intel GMA 950 enables a maximum resolution of 2048 x 1536 at 75Hz, and powers hardware acceleration for Microsoft DirectX 9. The Chrontel CH7307C supports the full operating range of Intel's Serial Digital Video Output (SVDO) input port (1-2GHz) and the scalable Digital Visual Interface (DVI) output bandwidth reaches 165MHz.

The i945GM3-DCQI uses PCIe technology to maximize I/O performance. It supports a 64bit PCI expansion slot, two 300MBps series ATA ports, a CompactFlash slot, eight USB ports, four COM ports, and 16bit GPIO. Integrated with Intel ICH7-M and Realtek ACL888 chipsets, the i945GM3-DCQI delivers 5.1 channel amplified audio output suitable for driving efficient loudspeakers. The mini-ITX motherboard runs 1000Mbps Ethernet through the Realtek 8110B Gigabit LAN chip.

- Ismini Scouras

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