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Inno3D details mini-ITX ION mainboard

by Parm Mann on 30 June 2009, 09:52

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Inno3D has announced today that it's "ready for ION" by sending out a promo for its upcoming ION-based mini-ITX board.

Exactly how ready remains questionable, though, as the board doesn't yet appear to have been named. We caught a glimpse of it earlier this month at COMPUTEX, and it seems the board will now be branded as part of Inno3D's iChiLL range.

As noted previously, Inno3D's board makes use of a reference design and consequently mirrors what's on offer from other NVIDIA partners such as ZOTAC.

We've yet to hear of confirmation of models or pricing, but we'd expect the board to ship in two flavours - one featuring an integrated single-core Atom N270 processor, and another sporting an integrated dual-core Atom 330.

NVIDIA's ION chipset brings with it a GeForce 9400m IGP, with a GPU clocked at 450MHz and 16 stream processors clocked a 1,100MHz. The board provides two DDR2 DIMM slots, supporting up to 8GB of 667MHz/800MHz RAM, and is bundled with a 90W external power supply.



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Looks like an excellent offering!

Any word on pricing?
Looks like what you'd expect from Mini-Itx tbh, nothing special considering what we've seen from VIA over the years. (www.mini-itx.com)
There's quite a good choice when buying Atom mini-ITX boards, but where are the ones for LGA775 and AM2+/AM3? It only seems Zotac and J&W are taking the lead on this, I wish there was more competition from other companies, as there are people out there who need something better than the Atom but in a small package.
simonw
There's quite a good choice when buying Atom mini-ITX boards, but where are the ones for LGA775 and AM2+/AM3? It only seems Zotac and J&W are taking the lead on this, I wish there was more competition from other companies, as there are people out there who need something better than the Atom but in a small package.

There are boards out there, look at www.linitx.com.

The problem is that the smaller you shrink it, the pricier it seems to get… it must be quite challenging in comparison to an ATX (or M-ATX, which is usually almost the same layout minus a few expansion card slots) design to squeeze the power management circuitry for high wattage parts onto such a tiny area.
kingpotnoodle
The problem is that the smaller you shrink it, the pricier it seems to get…

That's true, but it seems there is a recent growing trend with mini-ITX systems lately. Hopefully, it will continue and become more mainstream, and of course cheaper.