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)  

ISO1_1000 

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

 

 

ISO2_1000 

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 atoms@tranquilpc.co.uk  – we’ll let you know as soon as they are available.

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Responses

  1. […] ($103), and shipments are expected to make their way out during the first week of June.[Via Tranquil PC’s Weblog, thanks David]Read | Permalink | Email […]

  2. […] Tranquil PC’s Weblog, thanks […]

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

    just regular 533 (PC-4200) DDR2

  4. […] I should wait for some time, things are getting interesting on Ultra-Low-Power-Low-Cost front.. 1) Intel Atom D945GCLF – ready Tranquil PC’s Weblog 2) VIA Isaiah becomes Nano in quest to topple Atom and Puma – […]

  5. […] ^ Yep… it seems the current available Atom board D945GCLF,doesn’t have gigalan onboard. But if I get it for the cost it mentioned ($82 = 3280 approx), then I […]


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