ASRock launches an A75 Mini-ITX motherboard
Ryan Martin / 5 years ago
The well known motherboard manufacturing company ASRock has released a new motherboard to take advantage of the A75 FM1 platform on Mini-ITX size motherboards. These boards obviously take advantage of the current Llano APUs which provide a processor and discrete class graphics all in one: which makes this board ideal for HTPC or mini gaming system. Having the A75 chip set equipped over the A55 chip set is also going to be very beneficial for consumers since there is native USB 3.0 and SATA III 6GB/s support.
The board features two full sized DDR3 DIMM slots providing support for 1866MHz modules and there is also a full size PCI-E 2.0 16X slot as well for whatever expansion cards the user may possess. The CPU/APU power is done by a 4 phase VRM design and is powered by a single 4 Pin CPU connector cable. Other connectivity includes four rear USB 3.0, two rear USB 2.0, four SATA III 6GB/s ports, six USB 2.0 ports through a header, HDMI 1.4a, VGA, Gigabit Ethernet, 8 channel Audio and optical audio. A very impressive feature packed board, no price leaks yet but expect good ASRock value for money.