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Gigabyte A75N-USB3: Mini-ITX Motherboard for AMD Llano

Gigabyte is preparing a new Mini-ITX motherboard with AMD socket A75 Llano, the GA-A75N-USB3. It will be an alternative somewhat less complete than the Zotac A75-ITX WiFi, but not necessarily less interesting. If the Zotac model offers dual output Ethernet, WiFi n, and more USB 3.0 ports compared to the Gigabyte model, the A75N-USB3 will be more affordable.

First recall that most of the connectors you would expect on a multimedia oriented Mini-ITX  motherboard is present, namely an HDMI 1.4a (plus one DVI), optical S/PDIF, Ethernet Gigabit, eSATA and USB 3.0 ports (4 in number). Note however that Gigabyte does not offer USB 3.0 internal, and is confined to an 5.1 analog sound. 

The side of the PCB is still slightly less aimed than the Zotac, there are therefore two locations DDR3 memory, 4 SATA ports 6 and a socket FM1 close enough to the port PCIe 16x, which could be problematic if you install an expansion card and a big cooler for the processor.

But the motherboard The map could be interesting because it should be started at about €100 in Europe soon, a rate from 20 to 30 € cheaper than the Zotac model.

Gigabyte A75N-USB3 Specifications

APU FM1 Socket:

  1. AMD A series & E2 series processors
Chipset
  1. AMD A75 chipset
Memory
  1. 2 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 32 GB of system memory (Note 1)
  2. Dual channel memory architecture
  3. Support for DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz memory modules
Onboard Graphics APU:

  1. 1 x DVI-D port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920×1200 (Note 2)
  2. 1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920×1200
Audio
  1. Realtek ALC889 codec
  2. High Definition Audio
  3. 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel (Note 3)
  4. Support for Dolby® Home Theater
  5. Support for S/PDIF Out
LAN
  1. 1 x Realtek GbE LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)
Expansion Slots
  1. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)
  2. (All PCI Express slots conform to the PCI Express 2.0 standard.)

Storage Interface Chipset:

  1. 4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors supporting up to 4 SATA 6Gb/s devices
  2. 1 x eSATA 6Gb/s port on the back panel supporting up to 1 SATA 6Gb/s device (Note 4)
  3. Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, and JBOD
USB Chipset:

  1. Up to 4 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB headers)
  2. Up to 4 USB 3.0/2.0 ports on the back panel
Internal I/O Connectors
  1. 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
  2. 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
  3. 4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
  4. 1 x APU fan header
  5. 1 x system fan header
  6. 1 x front panel header
  7. 1 x front panel audio header
  8. 1 x S/PDIF Out header
  9. 1 x USB 2.0/1.1 header
  10. 1 x debug card header (Note 5)
  11. 1 x chassis intrusion header
  12. 1 x power LED header
  13. 1 x clearing CMOS jumper
Back Panel Connectors
  1. 1 x DVI-D port
  2. 1 x HDMI port
  3. 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
  4. 1 x eSATA 6Gb/s port
  5. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  6. 4 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
  7. 1 x RJ-45 port
  8. 3 x audio jacks (Side Speaker Out/Line In/Line Out/Microphone)
I/O Controller
  1. iTE IT8720 chip
H/W Monitoring
  1. System voltage detection
  2. APU/System temperature detection
  3. APU/System fan speed detection
BIOS
  1. 2 x 32 Mbit flash
  2. Use of licensed AWARD BIOS
  3. Support for DualBIOS™
  4. PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.4, ACPI 1.0b
Unique Features
  1. Support for @BIOS
  2. Support for Q-Flash
  3. Support for Xpress BIOS Rescue
  4. Support for Download Center
  5. Support for Xpress Install
  6. Support for Xpress Recovery2
  7. Support for EasyTune (Note 6)
  8. Support for Smart Recovery
  9. Support for Auto Green
  10. Support for ON/OFF Charge
  11. Support for 3TB+ Unlock
  12. Support for Q-Share
Bundle Software
  1. Norton Internet Security (OEM version)
Operating System
  1. Support for Microsoft® Windows 7/Vista/XP
Form Factor
  1. Mini-ITX Form Factor; 17.0cm x 17.0cm

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