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ASRock E350M1 AMD Fusion Mini-ITX Motherboard

We bent the rules a couple of days ago to show you a preview of the new Gigabyte E350V-USB3 motherboard for the new AMD Fusion Brazos platform. While they’re still bent, we’re going to sneak in another preview, this time from ASRock, that they’re calling the E350M1. Although this motherboard won’t be on any enthusiasts short-list for a new mini-ITX gaming system, these new Fusion-based boards are...

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Intel’s Take on Sandy Bridge Mini-ITX: DH67CF

With just days left until official announcements at CES 2011, it look like the details of Intel’s take on Sandy Bridge mini-ITX motherboards has popped up on a few German sites. Known as the Intel DH67CF, the board appears to have all the basics covered. The one oddity being reported concerns the RAM support on the board. The DH67CF provides two DDR3 slots for 240-pin modules at up to 1333 MHz...

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Gigabyte GA-E350V-USB3 AMD Fusion Motherboard

We might have to bend the rules just a little bit in order to claim that the new Gigabyte GA-E350V-USB3 motherboard for the AMD Fusion platform is a mini-ITX gaming motherboard, but with all the hype recently surrounding Intel and the new Sandy Bridge platform, it’s easy to forget that AMD has a new product line in the works. They’re calling it an Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) and Gigabyte...

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Adata’s XPG DDR3L 1600G SO-DIMM

With our tally of DIMM to SO-DIMM mini-ITX motherboards standing at five-to-one, finding DDR3-1600 memory modules won’t be a problem for most ITX gamers. There’s a wide selection of 240-pin DDR3 modules to choose from. But what if you, like yours truly, are leaning toward the one? The ASUS P8H67-I. The sole Sandy Bridge H67 ITX motherboard that requires the smaller 204-pin SO-DIMM. Fear not, it...

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Foxconn’s First ITX Gaming Motherboard: H67S

It now looks like even the world’s largest manufacturer of electrical components is after a piece of the high-end mini-ITX motherboard market. Foxconn has posted a new product on their website, the H67S, a mini-ITX motherboard for the Intel Sandy Bridge platform. This board marks Foxconn’s first direct attempt at a gaming capable mini-ITX platform. Aside from a few apparent misprints on the...

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Zotac H67-ITX WiFi Motherboard

With CES 2011 just around the corner, motherboard manufacturers are continuing to tease us with information on their new Sandy Bridge LGA1155 products. Zotac has recently joined the ranks of those manufacturers with photos of their upcoming mini-ITX H67-based motherboard, the H67-ITX WiFi. Similar to its predecessor in many ways, right down to the bright orange and yellow colour scheme, the H67...

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ECS H67H2-I Socket 1155 Mini-ITX Motherboard

Details of the new ECS mini ITX gaming motherboard have begun to surface. Their outgoing model, the H55H-I, was voted “Best for Mini-ITX Gaming” by Tom’s Hardware and offered great performance at rock bottom pricing. A winning combination that ECS is sure to carry over to the new H67H2-I. ECS recently showed off the successor to the H55H-I at an event in the Philippines, along with a few other...

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Gigabyte GA-H67N-USB3 Sandy Bridge Motherboard

A couple of weeks ago we mentioned that Gigabyte was working on a follow up to their highly successful GA-H55N-USB3 mini-ITX motherboard. The details of the new LGA1155 board are just starting to trickle out, including this photo posted on a Swedish website, and it appears that the new Sandy Bridge mini-ITX board from Gigabyte will be known as the GA-H67N-USB3. Gigabyte’s new GA-H67N-USB3 looks...

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Mini-ITX Memory Matters: SO-DIMM or DIMM?

With any mini-ITX motherboard that is suitable for gaming, you can count on them to have the same basic features as far as CPU support, connectivity and a PCI Express x16 expansion slot. Where the major difference lies is in the memory slots. Motherboards are available with either 240-pin DIMM slots for regular desktop memory or the more compact 204-pin SO-DIMM slots, more commonly found in...

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New Intel P67/ H67 Sandy Bridge Chipsets: No USB 3.0?

Intel has been receiving positive reviews for its upcoming line of 32mn processors, codenamed Sandy Bridge. Coinciding with the release of these processors is the new motherboard chipset, the P67 and H67, the former supporting multiple PCIex16 slots and the latter a single slot and integrated video. Both chipsets also include support for the new SATA 3.0 standard that offers transfer speeds up to...

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Gigabyte, ASRock and ECS to Offer ITX Motherboards

A few days ago we previewed the newest mini-ITX motherboard from ASUS, the P8H67-I, for the new “Sandy Bride” line of Intel CPU’s. It will make an excellent platform for an ITX gaming system, but it looks like we’ll have other boards to choose from as well. ASRock, Gigabyte and ECS have all indicated that they will have mini-ITX variants coming to market early in the New...

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Sandy Bridge: What it Means for ITX Gaming?

Early 2011 is the expected release date for Intel’s new line of processors, codenamed “Sandy Bridge”.  The new chips are not replacing the high-end, six-core, “Gulftown” models but will fall in below them on the performance scale. Intel is maintaining the Core i- designations from the last generation of processors but is adding a fourth digit to the model number along with a single letter suffix...