Electronic Design

Long Life For Micro-ATX Motherboard

The ITOX BL330-BR microATX motherboard can handle dual- and quad-core Core 2 Duo processors. Based on the Intel Q35 Express chip set, it offers a 1333-MHz front-side bus and QXGA video that can handle Windows Vista via the GMA300 graphics accelerator. The ICH9R southbridge supports multiple RAID configurations with up to six SATA drives. The board has a a Gig Ethernet port, eight USB, two serial, eight GPIO, and 16x and a 4x PCI Express slot plus two PCI slots. It can handle up to 8 Gbytes of DDR2 dualchannel memory. Pricing starts at $360.


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