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Sep 22, 2011

Gigabyte Has Its Own Mini-ITX AMD Llano Motherboard to Show

Announced together with the rest of the company's FM1 solutions for AMD A-Series accelerated processing units, the Gigabyte A75N-USB3 motherboard is getting ready to reach retail as a near final version of the board was just pictured on a Japanese Website.

Just as its name implies, the board is built around the high-end AMD's A75 fusion controller hub (FCH).

This is paired together with two full-size DIMM sockets supporting up to 16GB of system memory as well as with a PCI Express x16 expansion slot.

On Gigabyte's board. the PCIe slot is seconded by four SATA 6Gbps ports, that are driven by the A75 FCH, which also provides native support for quad USB 3.0 ports. Gigabyte has decided to route these to the rear I/O bracket.

This means that an USB 3.0 pin-header isn't available on-board, so users who own a case with frontal USB 3.0 connectivity have to purchase a special adapter for making them work.

Also on the rear I/O bracket, the Gigabyte A75N-USB3 packs jacks for 5.1 channel audio, a pair of USB 2.0 ports, a Gigabit LAN port, an eSATA port, a digital S/PDIF audio connector as well as HDMI, DisplayPort and DVI video outputs.

Like most other solutions built by Gigabyte, the A75N-USB3 also adopts the Ultra Durable design, which means that it comes with all solid capacitors as well as other high-quality components meant to improve its lifespan.

No details regarding the availability of the A75N-USB3 were made public at this time, but the motherboard has already been listed for pre-order by some online retailers.

In Europe, the Gigabyte A75N-USB3 should sell for around €100 ($134 US), which is about what the competition asks for its own A75 solutions. (via VR-Zone)


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