A tale of two tiny Llano motherboards

Subject: Motherboards | October 11, 2011 - 04:47 PM |
Tagged: mITX, llano, amd, asus, F1A75-I Deluxe, zotac, A75-ITX WiFi

If you are planning a microITX Llano build, it will be well worth your time to drop by The Tech Report as they are comparing two different mITX A75 boards.  The ASUS F1A75-I Deluxe and Zotac A75-ITX WiFi boards have many similarities, a pair of DDR3 slots, a single PCIe 16x slot, 4 SATA 6Gbps slots, DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort video outputs with audio from the Realtek ALC892.  The differences lie in the outputs, where ASUS only has a pair of USB 3.0 ports, Zotac managed to squeeze a half dozen in at the cost of lowering the USB 2.0 port count.  To find out if there are any performance differences, you will have to read the full article.

TR_money.jpg

"The tight integration of AMD's Llano platform is perfectly suited to Mini-ITX motherboards. We test two of 'em from Asus and Zotac to see what's what."

Here are some more Motherboard articles from around the web:

Motherboards

 

ZOTAC Announces A75-ITX WiFi

Subject: Motherboards | September 22, 2011 - 12:37 PM |
Tagged: SFF< Zotac, llano, A75-ITX WiFi, a75

HONG KONG – Sept. 22, 2011 – ZOTAC International, a leading innovator and the world’s largest channel manufacturer of graphics cards, motherboards and mini-PCs, today announces the A75-ITX WiFi platform that enable users to embrace the power of AMD accelerated processing units, or APUs, in a compact mini-ITX form factor to form the perfect gaming capable home theatre PC.

The ZOTAC A75-ITX WiFi features an FM1 socket to take advantage of the latest AMD A8, A6, A4 and E2 series APUs with AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 series graphics processors for the perfect synergy of CPU and GPU performance power. Two memory slots enable users to install up to 8GB of high-speed DDR3 memory with speeds up to 1866 MHz, depending on the APU installed, for maximum system responsiveness for media playback, gaming and every-day use.

“Our goal at ZOTAC is to pack as many features and capabilities into the smallest form factory possible. The ZOTAC A75-ITX WiFi is no different – we’ve packed it with features and expansion capabilities typical of larger ATX offerings,” said Carsten Berger, marketing director, ZOTAC International.

There is plenty of expansion with the ZOTAC A75-ITX WiFi, including a PCI Express x16 slot, up to eight USB 3.0 and four SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports, for maximum internal and external upgrade potential from a compact form factor. Dual Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth 3.0 networking technologies enable the ZOTAC A75-ITX WiFi to deliver lightning-fast network transfers over wires or wireless and easily connect to wireless peripherals and phones.

It’s time to play with the ZOTAC A75-ITX WiFi mini-ITX platform.

A75ITX-A-E_image1.jpg

General details

  • New ZOTAC A75-ITX WiFi mini-ITX platform
  • AMD A75 chipset
  • AMD A8, A6, A4 & E2-series APU compatible (socket FM1)
  • 2 x DDR3 DIMM slots (up to 1866 MHz, speed varies by APU, up to 8GB)
  • DVI, HDMI & VGA (with included adapter) outputs
  • PCI Express x16 expansion
  • 4 SATA 6.0 Gb/s w/RAID 0, 1, 0+1 support
  • 8 USB 3.0 ports (6 on back panel, 2 via pin header)
  • 2 USB 2.0 ports (2 via pin headers)
  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet
  • Hardware accelerated Blu-ray playback ready
  • Dolby TrueHD & DTS-HD Master Audio bitstream capable
  • Digital S/PDIF output (optical)
  • 8-channel high-definition audio
  • Microsoft DirectX 11 compliant
  • Onboard 802.11n WiFi & Bluetooth 3.0 technology
  • Mini-ITX form factor

 

Source: Zotac