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VIA EPIA EX - Mini-ITX at the next level
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Written by Gizmo   
Sunday, 17 June 2007 22:08
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(From TweakTown)
 

TweakTown give this board the once-over:

Compared to the ATX 30x24cm design, this is a baby at 17x17cm - extremely small but packed to the brim with features. In terms of layout because of its extremely cool running nature, running cables though the system is not a problem, as it doesn't interfere with cooling, a small fan is required for the 1.5GHz CPU model but 1GHz models run fanless as they generate far less heat.

Read the full review at TeakTown

Specifications of the VIA EPIA-EX

CPU
VIA C7 1.5GHz “Esther” Core

Chipset
VIA Single Chip CX700M2

System Memory
1 DDR2 SDRAM 240pin DIMM Sockets
Supports DDR2-400/533MHz
64bit Single Channel
Supports up to 2GB Total Memory

Bus Frequency
100MHz Internal
400MHz External
VIA V4 Bus

Expansion Slots
1 PCI Slot

Connectivity
1 Parallel ATA port supporting 2 IDE Drives
2 Serial ATA ports
1 VT6107 Ethernet Port

Rear Expansion Ports
1 DVI connector
1 RJ45 with USB stack 2.0 connector
1 miniDIN for S-Video output
1 Triple RCA jack for composite video and stereo audio outputs
1 Triple RCA jack for component video output
1 S/PDIF coaxial connector
1 S/PDIF Toslink connector

Internal Headers
2 USB pin connector for 4 additional USB 2.0 ports
1 1394 pin connector for 1 1394 port
1 Front-panel audio header for HP-out and MIC-in
1 Audio Line-in header
1 LPC header
1 LVDS connector to support 1-CH LVDS panel
1 TV out header for SCART and D-terminal (Optional)
1 CCIR656/601 video input and SMBUS
1 PS2 mouse/keyboard header
2 SATA connectors
2 Fan pin connectors for CPU and System fans
1 ATX power connector

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