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Tuesday, 20 November 2007 00:30

Gigabyte to launch three mini ITX boards

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It looks as if Gigabyte is about to release three new mini ITX boards, all fanless, thanks to the integrated VIA C7 processors. Don't expect a lot in terms of performance though, as the fastest CPU will be a 1.5GHz part; although two of the boards will only use a 1GHz CPU.

Neither board has any features that really stand out and they're all quite similar. The three models are the GA-7CN700ID, GA-C7V7-CSI-RH-SI and the GA-C7V7-ASI-RH-SI. The GA-C7V7-CSI-RH-SI is powered by the 1.5GHz CPU, while the other two models only have a 1GHz CPU.

All three models feature the CN700 chipset and the VT8237R Plus Southbridge. They all rely on a single DDR2 DIMM slot for memory and are limited to 533MHz memory. Each board also only has a single PCI slot, a pair of IDE and SATA connectors and onboard 10/100Mbit Ethernet. The Ethernet controller is slightly different here between the boards.

All three models also support 5.1-channel sound, but only AC97 rather than HD audio. The rear I/O consists of four USB 2.0 ports with a further four from onboard headers, a D-sub, serial and parallel port, an Ethernet port and three audio jacks. The GA-7CN700ID pictured below has an additional two serial ports.

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