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Zotac GeForce 9300  (Source: Zotac)

Zotac's 610i ITX motherborad
Motherboards with Hybrid SLI finally appear

Foxconn introduced an interesting little PD-S2900 projector at Computex today. The projector is tiny measuring in at only about 4” x 3.6” x 1.4” and it has a resolution of 858 x 600 with 55 lumens of brightness. Foxconn says that a even smaller version is coming with 25 lumens of brightness and a 854 x 480 resolution.

Super Talent showed off its new 1.8-inch SSD at Computex called the MasterDrive KX. The very thin drive will be ideal for UMPC systems and will come in 30GB, 60GB, and 120GB priced at $299, $449 and $679 respectively.

Zotac showed new motherboards today at Computex like the GeForce 9300. This board is special because it is the first Intel board from NVIDIA that features the new Hybrid SLI, GeForce Boost and Hybrid Power features NVIDIA has been talking up since CES.  NVIDIA is expected to reveal more details about the GeForce 9300 architecture later this Summer.

The board supports Intel processors up to the Core 2 Extreme with a 1333MHz FSB. Users can run up to 8GB of DDR2800 RAM and integrated outputs include VGA, DVI and DisplayPort. The board uses a Micro ATX form factor.

Zotac also introduced a nForce 610i-ITX mainboard that supports Intel processors up to the Core 2 Quad with a 1333MHz FSB. The little board can hold up to 4GB of DDR2 800 RAM and has an integrated VGA output. Expansion slots on the board include a PCIe x1, dual SATA, IDE, and 8 USB 2.0 ports along with a COM port and a 10/100 LAN jack.

Zotac representatives mention that the 610i-ITX may ship with DVI instead of VGA in some markets, though does not have a firm release date for the board yet.

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Mini ITX with x16 slot?
By Mr Perfect on 6/4/2008 7:54:50 PM , Rating: 2
Doesn't anyone have a mini-itx board with a x16 PCIe slot on it?

Seriously, the only thing separating many full ATX behemoths from some of these mini-ITX boards is the fact that they can support a proper video card. Surely I'm not the only person who'd love to have a miniature gaming rig in something the size of a shoebox? It would be fantastic for lan parties or HTPC machines using the more advanced decode and output features of a discreet card.

RE: Mini ITX with x16 slot?
By Einy0 on 6/4/2008 8:25:16 PM , Rating: 2
Lol I was just thinking the same thing...

RE: Mini ITX with x16 slot?
By angelkiller on 6/4/2008 9:05:44 PM , Rating: 4
A mini-ITX gaming system? No.

Mini-ITX is made where size is a critical factor. Gaming machines produce large amounts of heat compared to low powered servers and such. Overall, you need space in order to cool these components. mATX gaming systems are already cramped and hot enough. Plus any modern graphics card would be longer than the motherboard! (which defeats the purpose)

RE: Mini ITX with x16 slot?
By noirsoft on 6/5/2008 1:31:54 AM , Rating: 2
...not to mention the power requirements. Mini-itx power supplies don't pack enough power for a high-end card, and a full-size power supply is almost as big as the rest of the computer.

Between the power supply and video card, you'd be at almmost the size of a micro ATX case, which is probably what you'd want for a small gaming rig.

By therealnickdanger on 6/5/2008 10:23:48 AM , Rating: 2
Doesn't change the fact that we still want to do it.

RE: Mini ITX with x16 slot?
By TailsNZ on 6/5/2008 6:26:44 AM , Rating: 2
This was just announced, a VIA Mini-ITX with a x16 PCIe slot:

RE: Mini ITX with x16 slot?
By fxyefx on 6/5/2008 9:28:27 AM , Rating: 2
You'd probably be better off getting a tiny laptop and sticking one of those ATI "XGP" external graphics boxes onto it.

RE: Mini ITX with x16 slot?
By Ajax9000 on 6/5/2008 11:13:14 PM , Rating: 2
Doesn't anyone have a mini-itx board with a x16 PCIe slot on it?
Yes, over half-a-dozen.

Ignoring for a moment price & availability per country, for LGA775+PCIe-x16 there is:
Portwell [Epox] WADE-8656 & Portwell [Epox] WADE-8156
iEi Technology KINO-9654G4
Commell LV-678 & Commell LV-674E NB the LV-674 (no "E") is P4 only
iBase MI900 & iBase MI935
Others ... ?

There is also a long list at with these (but doesn't have the LV-678 or MI935 listed), plus other slot and socket combinations.

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