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.

The chipset is likely to be either the Hudson D1 FCH, or Fusion Controller Hub. This gives the board support for four x1 PCI Express lanes, a maximum of 14 USB 2.0 ports, an internal clock generator and six SATA 3Gbps ports. There is no provision for RAID or Gigabit ethernet. However, the lack of gigabit ethernet functionality could be overcome with a third-party PCI Express controller. It seems safe to assume that the board features a Gigabit ethernet controller.

The rear of the unit features a PS/2 port, two USB 2.0 ports, a DVI and a D-sub connector, an optical S/PDIF out with HDMI connector, two USB 3.0 ports, two more USB 2.0 ports with an Ethernet port, and six 3.5mm audio jacks. Further connectivity is provided by headers for two more USB ports, four additional SATA ports, two DIMM slots (which accept DDR3 memory to 1800+MHz), and a PCI Express x16 slot. Additional features of the board include dual BIOS chips, a 24-pin ATX connector, 12V aux, and Hybrid Graphics support.

[ via Xbitlabs ]

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