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MINIX 890GX-USB3: ITX, AMD Flavored

J & W Technology comes to the mini-ITX table with an offering of a different color, AMD green. Forgoing the Intel® H55 chipset in favor of AMD’s powerful 890GX, J & W also raises the bar with the inclusion of SATA 3.0 with transfer rates up to 6Gbps. The only shortcoming may be the choice to use SO-DIMMs in place of traditional desktop memory. There is less selection of high-end SO-DIMMs available and they usually cost a bit more.

The specs for the AMD-powered MINIX 890GX-USB3 mini-ITX board are:

  • Manufacturer: J & W Technology
  • Model: MINIX 890GX-USB3
  • Retail Price: N/A
  • Chipset: AMD 890GX
  • Southbridge: SB850
  • Processor: AM3 – Phenom® II, Athlon™ II, Sempron™-100
  • System Bus: N/A
  • Memory: DDR3
  • Memory Capacity: 2 SO-DIMMs
  • Integrated Graphics: Radeon™ HD 4290, 128 MB DDR3 Sideport Memory
  • Display Options: 1 D-Sub, 1 DVI-D, 1 HDMI (HDCP)
  • Expansion Slots: 1 PCI Express 2.0 x16, 1 Mini PCI Express
  • SATA: 3.0 6Gbps
  • Ethernet: Dual Broadcom Gigabit
  • WiFi: N/A
  • Firewire: N/A
  • USB 2.0: 4 on Rear Panel, 4 Internal Headers
  • USB 3.0: 2 on Rear Panel
  • Audio: 7.1 Channel HD Audio, SPDIF Out
  • DirectX® Support: DirectX® 10.1

Source: J & W Technology