Aopen releases in the European market the i945GTm-VHL, an MoDT (Mobile on DeskTop) micro-ATX motherboard, which supports Intel Core Duo CPUs and Intel Viiv technology.
Powered by the Intel?945GT Express graphics controller, the motherboard promises high graphics performance in your living room. The onboard Intel Gigabit Ethernet LAN control chip delivers fast network data communication. Last but not least, the Intel ICH7MDH chipset ensures the i945GTm-VHL is ready to support Intel Viiv Technology.
You can connect to an LCD monitor over the DVI connector and to HDTV over the S-Video connector, but you can also connect to a conventional analog video display. The Intel High Definition 7.1-channel audio and S/PDIF IN/OUT interface provides digital audio to home theater applications. The Intel ICH7MDH chip supports RAID 0 (striping) and RAID 1 (mirroring) functions over the Serial ATA interface to backup data.
The board will be available end of April.
Form Factor: microATX (244 x 244 mm)
CPU: Intel Core Duo/Solo processor
Chipset: Intel 945GT + ICH7MDH
Memory: 667/533/400MHz DDRII dual-channel SO-DIMM connectors
Graphics: Gen 3.5 integrated graphics in chipset; PCI Express x16 graphics slot
IDE: ATA 100 connector 1
Serial ATA and support for SATA RAID 0, 1
LAN: Intel Gigabit LAN
Connectors: USB 2.0, IEEE 1394
7.1-channel Intel High definition Audio
S/PDIF OUT coaxial connector and S/PDIF IN/OUT on audio jack
D-sub (VGA), DVI, S-Video connector
Support YPbPr by way of converter cable