Menu
Intel ships first FlexATX motherboard

Intel ships first FlexATX motherboard

Intel said yesterday it has started shipping distributors and system integrators a new motherboard designed for smaller and sleeker desktop PCs.

Built around Intel's 810E chipset with integrated 3D graphics, the D810EMO motherboard supports the full range of 370-pin pin grid array (PGA) Celeron and Pentium III processors and can house up to 256MB of synchronous dynamic random access memory (SDRAM) in a single dual inline memory module (DIMM) slot, Intel said in a statement.

The board supports 66MHz, 100MHz and 133MHz front-side bus speeds, and the speedy Ultra ATA/66 storage interface. Other features include two universal serial bus (USB) ports as well as an onboard Creative Technology SoundBlaster audio and a local area network controller, Intel said.

Billed by Intel as a "reduced-legacy" design, the motherboard also features a low-power function called Suspend-to-RAM for speedier access to the system.

Some 30 per cent smaller than a standard ATX motherboard, the FlexATX form factor measures 9 x 7.5 inches. It is also smaller than the 9.6 x 8 inch microATX design.

The D810EMO is expected to carry a retail price from $US140 to $145, Intel said.

A major supplier of motherboards, chip giant Intel last week offered to replace as many as one million motherboards designed around its 820 chipset, which had shipped with a faulty memory translator hub component.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Show Comments