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Mini-ITX board features Intel Q965 Express chipset

Posted: 08 Nov 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Q965? MiniITX motherboard? SDRAM? USB?

Advansus, a joint-venture company of ASUS and Advantech, has unveiled what it claims is the first Q965 MiniITX motherboard.

iQ965-CI incorporates the Intel Q965 Express chipset, which hosts a maximum of 4Gbyte dual channel DDR2 800 SDRAM. It supports Intel Core2 processors that provide operating speeds up to 1,066MHz.

The iQ965-CI features an onboard Trusted Platform Module (TPM) security system, dual audio streams (5.1 & 2-CH amplified audio), along with Intel GMA3000 accelerated graphics. The iQ965-CI is aimed at security sensitive and graphics/audio demanding applications such as gaming, digital signage and entertainment KIOSK.

iQ965-CI is powered by the Intel Q965 chipset that includes Fast Memory Access (FMA) for highly efficient memory access, as well as Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3000 (GMA 3000) technology that supports DirectX 9.0c, Pixel Shader 2.0, 256Mbytes of video memory, and a dual independent display through ADD2 and MEC cards. The iQ965-CI accommodates one PCIe x16 slot that supports various ADD2 VGA/LVDS/DVI/HDMI cards for a secondary display.

For secure transactions, the iQ965-CI includes the Infineon SLB 9635 Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chip, which is used to ensure authenticity, integrity and confidentiality in e-commerce transactions and Internet communications.

The iQ965-CI uses the latest ALC888 audio codec that supports two independent audio streams: one features 5.1 channel output through the rear audio jacks, and the other offers two channels at 5W per channel of amplified stereo through the front audio jack. Extra audio performance supports the latest gaming, digital signage and multimedia applications. The iQ965-CI also offers high-speed connectivity, provided through one Gigabit LAN, two Serial ATA, six USB and two serial ports.

- Ismini Scouras

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