Posted by: tranquilpc | May 18, 2008

Intel Atom D945GCLF – ready

atomlogosmallkz0For the last few years VIA have ruled, when it came to the supply of Mini-ITX motherboards, with on board low energy CPUs.  Intel joined the party last year with the D201 main board, it was neat, sporting a Celeron CPU at 1.2Ghz with a SiS chipset.  There were rumours of a whole new family of CPUs coming from Intel – the ATOMs.  With HT technology, ultra low energy and state of the art performance, we all wanted to get our hands on one of these – now you can !

The new Intel D945GCLF Mini-ITX main board, from Intel, powered by the incredible Atom CPU, is now available.  Orders will commence shipping on a first come – first served basis from the first week of June 2008.  This very low power CPU (TDP = 4W), with multiple thread support, is exceptionally efficient. Capable of powering Vista Home Media Center, for example, with ease. The Atom 230 CPU used on this board is a 1.6GHz model, with 512K of L2 cache, based on Intel’s latest 45nM process.  The supporting chipset, the Intel 945GC + ICH7 provides desktop connectivity and performance.  Intel high definition audio, 10/100 LAN, PCI, SATA2 (3GB/s) DDR2 533/667 are all there, to ensure connectivity, expandability and performance.              Build you new mini-itx project, or upgrade your mini-itx project today, and get a huge performance boost (typically 3-4x benchmark improvement, when compared to a VIA C7 1.5GHz / CN700 system). (Benchmarks are indicators (only) of overall system performance).

To learn more, and check out the amazing deal  – please visit this link

Atom Powered Main board (Check out the specification and order one if you like)

NOW PRICED AT £42.00 (EU52, $82)  


The Intel Main Board  – D945GCLF
(with ATOM CPU under the tiny heat sink)




Check out the cooler, it’s for the 945, not the CPU.  The CPU is under the tiny heat sink to the right.



rear_1000Basic, but adequate connectivity :
PS2, RS232, Parallel,VGA, 4x USB2.0, 10/100 LAN & HD audio




Atom Powered PCs – coming soon

If you are interested in an ATOM based (fan less) PC – then drop us a line – systems are due to be launched 1st week of June – be the first the learn about silent power – with tiny carbon footprint too – send email  – we’ll let you know as soon as they are available.



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  3. what kind of memory goes on this board? DDR2-SODIMM or just normal DDR2-SDRAM?

    just regular 533 (PC-4200) DDR2

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