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(FUD) Intel Atom pictured on a Nettop board

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This particular board we snapped is a Nettop board with an integrated CPU in a 17cm x 17cm mini ITX form factor.

So let’s start with an obvious thing, the board supports two SATA drives and two PATA devices and it has a 24 pin ATX power connector. It also accommodates two DDR2 memory modules. There is also a single PCI slot on the board if you need it and you can see that some legacy stuff such as two PS2 connectors for your old keyboard and mouse are still there.

This particular model has eSata support, optical SPDIF, 5.1-channel audio, VGA and DVI, four USB ports and an Ethernet port. Depending on the design, motherboard vendors will support 100Mbit LAN while some will chose to implement 1000Mbit LAN.
    
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Looks like a very nice HTPC... the only question is: can it decode 1080p H.264 in realtime?
Can't add a GPU to this to help with decoding.
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Looks like a very nice HTPC... the only question is: can it decode 1080p H.264 in realtime?
Can't add a GPU to this to help with decoding.
The G45 is suppose to be able to accomplish just that... however, INQ reported the HD decoding has a hardware fault currently.

mITX with 4-pin AUX = stupid. Just get rid the plug and use the primary power. The CPU only uses .5A or less. It doesn't need 6.25A dedicated to it.
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The G45 is suppose to be able to accomplish just that... however, INQ reported the HD decoding has a hardware fault currently.

mITX with 4-pin AUX = stupid. Just get rid the plug and use the primary power. The CPU only uses .5A or less. It doesn't need 6.25A dedicated to it.
Yeah..talk about pointless. I was wondering that. I think they just put them in for the fun of it sometimes lol.
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Yeah..talk about pointless. I was wondering that. I think they just put them in for the fun of it sometimes lol.
Intel's Little Valley motherboard+CPU utilizes around 25w underload. A single 18AWG wire could provide all the +12v power safely to system. However, it still uses a 24-pin AND 4-pin. They really need to just make a 24-pin to 12-pin adapter and just use that. This way they could save a bunch of PCB space.
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Why not use a SO-DIMM to save space too? Also, I think we're going to need a new form factor of PSUs for these tiny PCs coming out. Even mATX PSUs are going to be overkill. We need some tiny sub 100W PSUs, or is that already available?
    
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Why not use a SO-DIMM to save space too? Also, I think we're going to need a new form factor of PSUs for these tiny PCs coming out. Even mATX PSUs are going to be overkill. We need some tiny sub 100W PSUs, or is that already available?
Power block adapters + DC-DC convertors.
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