ECS announce HDC-I2/E-350D Mini-ITX Motherboard
Andy Ruffell / 233 days ago
ECS Elitegroup have recently announced their HDC-I2/E-350D Mini-ITX motherboard to the world supporting an AMD E-350D APU processor and AMD A45 FCH chipset all within a small form factor motherboard aimed at taking on some large and ever-rising markets including HTPC, offices and nettops.
The new board from ECS supports up to 8GB of DDR3 1066MHz memory, features a single legacy PCI slot as on board graphics is likely to be used from the integrated APU graphics and also supports 1080p HD video playback.
The AMD A45 FCH chipset isn’t exactly packed with features but does see the board offering two SATA II 3GB/s ports, 6-channel HD audio, Gigabit Ethernet LAN, DVI and HDMI display connectivity and only requires a single 24-pin ATX power connector to get things up and running.
Availability isn’t clear yet, but pricing should see this board coming in at a little bit under the $100 USD mark.
To entice users even more, ECS are also bundling in Cyberlink MediaEspresso 5.1 LE and MediaShow 5.1 LE coupons for those wanting it for HTPC purposes.
We feel that this could be a great little board offering a simple solution for a small outlay of money and are keen to see how it copes with 1080p content in this HD era.