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|AMD Socket AM2 mini-ITX Motherboard|
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|Most powerful Mini-ITX
in the market
Albatron Technology has recently unveiled the first Mini-ITX Mainboard based on AMD’s powerful AM2 socket technology. This small wonder-board goes all out with all of the latest technologies matching AM2 power with versatility and flexibility, making it a top choice as the most powerful Mini-ITX board on the market.
Superior AM2 Socket Technology with Dual Channel DDR II
It’s no secret that AMD CPUs enjoy a unique advantage of having on-chip integrated memory controllers, significantly boosting CPU-to-Memory access. AM2 socket technology is AMD’s latest socket supporting DDR II, improving on its predecessor 754 socket design supporting the standard DDR technology. In short, AM2 has doubled memory bandwidth.
But it doesn’t end there. In addition to DDR II, the KI690-AM2 raises the bar with Dual Channel memory technology, again doubling the memory bandwidth. Along with the two SO-DIMM slots capable of holding a whopping 2 GBs, you’ve just packed in a lot of memory power into a very small board.
The AM2 socket supports a full range of AMD CPUs including the Athlon™ 64 FX, Athlon 64 X2, Athlon 64 and Sempron™.
Small Form Factor for Tight Fits
The KI690-AM2 is a Mini-ITX board no larger than your outstretched hand. More precisely, it is only 17x17cm and is perfect for small compartments such as for Car PCs, Industrial PCs, POS systems, DIY systems or for a small inconspicuous living room HTPCs (Home Theatre PC).
ATI Radeon Graphics, Gaming and Video
The KI690-AM2 employs the ATI RS690 and SB600 chipsets boasting the most powerful integrated graphics engine on the market according to industry pundits. This means that you can get great small-board gaming performance. The graphics engine is also perfect for the imminent release of Windows® Vista, the first operating system to take advantage of graphics subsystems.
Full Multimedia with HDMI, SPDIF and 8 Channel Audio
The KI690-AM2 also boasts full multimedia connectivity and audio facilities. You can surf and download like mad with Gigabit LAN and hook up directly to High Definition devices with the HDMI connector. This board also comes with the HDTV composite, DSub and DVI connectors.
You needn’t worry about connectivity. You can attach all of your multimedia devices using up to two IEEE 1394 ports or using up to eight USB 2.0 ports. This board is fully equipped for rich, high quality audio featuring 7.1 HD Audio Effects (8 channels). In addition, the KI690-AM2 supports audio devices requiring SPDIF connectors.
The KI690-AM2 is stocked with 4 SATA II connectors with RAID 0, 1 & 0+1 ensuring speedy 3 Gbit/s disk performance for downloading, uploading, gaming etc. It also has one IDE connector supporting ATA hard disks and CD drives.
KI690-AM2 Fully equipped for Windows Vista and HTPC
The KI690-AM2 is built around AM2 performance and is a perfect fit for HTPC and Windows Vista, featuring full featured audio and graphics facilities.
This board is now at the top of the heap of Mini-ITX options and Albatron, is again, out to showcase its expertise in small form factor boards.
|Specification - Feature
AMD Athlon64 X2 Dual-Core / Athlon64 / Sempron Processors
Socket AM2 with Hyper Transport 1000+ MHz
2* DDRII SO-DIMM 667/ 533 Sockets (Dual Channel)
Integrated ATI Radeon Xpress 1250 Graphics Engine
Provides HDMI/ DVI/ D-SUB/ TV OUT/ SPDIF IN&OUT interface
Realtek 8 Channel High Definition Audio
Marvell Gbit LAN
1* PCI Slot
4* SATA II 3Gb/s Channels, SATA RAID 0, 1, 0+1 & JBOD
1* ATA133 Channel
2* IEEE1394 Channels (1 port by optional cable)
8* USB 2.0/1.1 Ports (4 ports by optional cable)
Socket AM2 with AMD Athlon64 X2 Dual-Core / Athlon64 / Sempron Processors
FSB / Transport
Northbridge Chipset: AMD 690G
LAN Chip: Marvell 88E8056
HD Audio Codec: Realtek ALC883
I/O Chip: ITE IT8712F
IEEE1394 Controller: VIA VT6307
2* DDRII SO-DIMM Sockets
DDRII 667/533 NON-ECC DDRII SO-DIMM up to 2 GB ( Dual Channel )
1* PCI slot (PCI 2.3 compliant)
IDE / SATA Connectors
1* ATA133 Channel, up to 2* IDE devices
4* SATAII 3Gb/s Channels, up to 4 SATAII devices, and support SATA RAID 0, 1, 0+1 & JBOD
Onboard I/O Connectors
2* USB 2.0/1.1 headers (4 ports by optional cable)
1* CPU fan header (1 fan rotation detection function)
1* system fan header (1 fan rotation detection function)
2 x 9 pin System Panel & Front Audio header
1* COM port header (by optional cable)
1* IEEE1394 header (by optional cable)
1* XPC header (Optional)
1* SCART header (Optional)
I/O via Back Panel
4* USB (2.0/1.1), 1* IEEE1394, 1* DVI, 1* D-SUB, 1* TV_OUT, 1* HDMI, 1* Fiber Optical S/PDIF In, 1* Fiber Optical S/PDIF Out, 1* RCA S/PDIF Out, 1* RJ45, 1* Line-in/ Line-out/ Mic in/ Center/ Rear
24-pin ATX power connector, 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
4Mb Flash EEPROM
Award BIOS with ACPI, DMI2.0, PnP, WfM2.0, Green Suspend to RAM (S3), Suspend to Disk (S4) Wake on keyboard/mouse, Wake on LAN/RTC Timer
2 FAN sensors, CPU/System voltages and temperature monitoring
Zero Jumper Design
Adjustable CPU frequency by 1 MHz increment, Adjustable Vcore, VMemory for overclocking.
Special design for CPU Over Temperature Protection (OTP)
FCC, CE, BSMI
Mini-ITX (170x170 mm)