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First AMD Fusion APU Mini-ITX boards!

Asus E35MI-I DeluxeNew Mini-ITX motherboards powered by AMD Fusion APUs (codname Bobcat) are almost here! Thanks to bit-tech you may preview first three mini boards that are based on dual-core Zacate flavour of the CPU architecture! According to AMD their chipset will be able to play Full HD movies with as low as 20% of their CPU usage. It sounds very promising so if you are going to build or update your HTPC setup these boards may be worth to wait for.

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Gigabyte H55N-USB3: Overclocking Mini-ITX board?

Gigabyte h55n-usb3You may be very surprised by this post but it is not just a “catchy title”. It looks that Gigabyte has created a mini over clocking monster. On the first look this mini motherboard is not looking better than most of other Mini-ITX form factor boards but the first impression is very misleading. Gigabyte H55N-USB3 is very powerful at it has been proved by Ross in his great very detailed article. He has proved that popular assumption that Mini-ITX don’t overclock well is fake!

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Contemporary AMD Platform in Mini-ITX Format

The changes are taking place in modern computers to make them more efficient and convenient to use. Contemporary AMD Platform in Mini Format is introduced to make them more useful and easy to handle. I was thinking to get an energy efficient system which could play 3D games. I counter a site “Xbit laboratories” containing articles about main boards. The article about Contemporary AMD Platform in Mini-ITX Format gave me the solution. This article contains complete information about the working of this system which comes with energy efficient AMD Athlon II processors.

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Jetway Release Mini-ITX Intel QM57 Motherboard

Jetway Computer Corporation has recently released the latest Intel QM57 Mini-ITX Motherboard. It can support the latest Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 mobile processors. The company is a renowned manufacturer of the motherboards designs. Some of the main features of this motherboard described at its released by the company are given blow. It comes with a very low profile CPU fan.

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GIGABYTE GA-H55N-USB3 Mini-ITX Motherboard Review

Thanks to “Future Looks” we can learn a lot more about this motherboard. As many of you may know this board from Gigabyte is designed to consume little power, create little noise, and generate little heat. To achieve this, the manufacturers have stripped the design of the unit down to the essentials, omitting such features as integrated Wi-Fi. Despite this, a capable and expandable system is left – and at about $100 (available on Amazon), its portability and efficiency seem worth the price.

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Gigabyte’s new mini-ITX Brazos board leaks

Xbitlabs has found itself at the center of excitement surrounding its leaking of the first mini-ITX Brazos motherboards. In addition to pictures and details of Gigabyte’s first Brazos board, Xbitlabs has also given further information: the GA-E350N-USB3 uses the AMD E-350 dual-core processor (at 1.6GHz with a Radeon HD 6310 graphics card), and has USB 3.0 functionality. The board also has active cooling.

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MSI’s Mini-ITX Motherboard with Intel Atom Pineview launched:

MSI has announced the release of a new mini-ITX board, designed for use with the Intel ICH8M chipset and Intel Atom processors, on a low power platform. The I M-PV-C includes two DDR3 800 MHz So-DIMM sockets, five COM ports, eight USB 2.0 ports, and multiple video output. Depending on the processor, the board can also support up to 4GB memory.

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Zotac’s new 880G AMD Mini-ITX motherboards announced

Zotac has released details of two new motherboards in the Mini-ITX series. Both feature mini-PCIe modules enabling integrated Wi-Fi, twin DDR3 ports, video out connectors and a PCIe slot each. Both new boards are based on AMD HD4250 GPUs, and have corresponding HDMI + DVI rear connectors.

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ZOTAC’s ION2 Upgrade Kits!

ZOTAC have announced their ION2 based upgrade kits. What exactly is this and why can you want it? If you have bought Mini-ITX motherboard before ION was on the market you may now easily expand your computer. ZOTAC upgrade kit is nothing else than a ION2 GPU (GT218) based graphic card designed to fit to your Mini-ITX chassis.

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Water-Cooled Mini-ITX pc from CyberPower

CyberPower have announced a new version of their compact LAN Mini H2o V2 PC. This mini-pc is packed with the latest Intel LGA 1156 Core i3/i5/i7 CPUs with P55 chipset and super-fast and smooth Direct X 11 graphics. They claim that it is one of the smallest and fastest Mini Computers on the world. For sure it can rival with many of full size desktop pc’s and it measures only 11.25 (L) x 8.75 (W) x 7 (H) inches and weighs under 10 pounds. It have been built with LAN gaming in mind.

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