There seems to be a bit of a rush on small motherboards lately for AMD systems. We saw the mini-STX platform that ASRock announced back at CES, which is a standard height motherboard in a 5-inch by 5-inch form factor. Now we have an Onda motherboard that halves the vertical height, in the first example of AMD in the thin Mini-ITX form factor. Small form factor systems do not always need to focus on all dimensions being small. Usually we discuss the x/y dimensions being small, but the z-dimension counts as well. This new motherboard from Onda uses the A320 chipset along with two flattened SO-DIMMs and a shortened height rear panel in order to minimize the total z-height of the system. To push this...

PC Supplier Adds Support for Coffee Lake CPUs to Older Intel H110 Platforms

A supplier of PCs from China has added support for Intel’s Coffee Lake CPUs to its platforms based on Intel’s H110 chipset. The announcement does not mean that mainboards...

15 by Anton Shilov on 8/19/2018

More Details on Allwinner's A31 Quad Core Cortex A7 SoC

I stopped by Allwinner today to discuss their recently announced and now-shipping A31 SoC. The A31 is based around four ARM Cortex A7 CPUs and a Power VR SGX544MP2...

16 by Brian Klug on 1/10/2013

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