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Jetway Mini-ITX NC98-525E-LF Motherboard MultiMedia Review

Jetway is well know for their Mini-ITX motherboards. Based on the Intel Atom is this a perfect base for a small energy saving and environmental friendly HTPC or Home server system. Jetway provided us a D525 CPU and GT218 gpu motherboard and we will take it through a series of multimedia tests. Already served well in a previous review for Home Server we will only focus on the HTPC part.

 

Features and  Specifications

NC98-525E-LF

  1. INTEL® Atom Processor D525 + NM10 Express Chipset +NVIDIA® ION2 GPU
  2. Support INTEL® Atom Processor D525
  3. Support Single Channel DDR 800 / 667
  4. Supports 10 / 100 / 1000 LAN
  5. Integrated ALC662 HD Audio CODEC with 6-CH
  6. Compliance with EuP standard 
  7. Support CPU Smart FAN
  8. Support ACPI S3 Function

  • Memory
  • 2 * 240-pin DIMM Sockets for un-buffered Single Channel DDR2 800/667 SDRAM up to 4 GB
  • Storage
  • 4 * Serial ATA2 3Gb/s connectors. SATA 3 & 4 Support RAID 0, 1, JBOD
  • Audio
  • Realtek ALC662 6-Channel HD Audio CODEC
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Realtek 8111DL 10/100/1000 LAN
  • USB
  • Embedded 7 * USB 2.0/1.1
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  • Special Features
  • Intel Atom Processor D510 / D525
  • Support DC FAN
  • Support CPU Smart Fan
  • Rear Panel I/O
  • 4 * USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  • 1 * PS/2 KB/MS Connector
  • 1 * Audio I/O ports ( Line-in, MIC and Line-out ) & 1 * Optical Out
  • 1 * VGA port / 1 * DVI-D port / 1 * HDMI port
  • 1 * 12V DC in
  • 1 * Gigabit LAN
  • Internal I/O
  • 2 * USB 2.0 headers for 3 * USB 2.0 ports
  • 3* FAN headers
  • 1 * CD IN /1 * GPIO
  • 1 * AUDIO header
  • 1 * CIR header
  • 1 * COM header
  • 1 * MINI PCI-E connector
  • BIOS
  • AMI Flash ROM Write protect
  • Functional
  • Data Storage, medical Equipment, Media Center application, Networking, General Application, Gaming Machine
  • Certificate
  • CE, FCC, RoHS
  • Temperature
  • Operating within 0~50 centigrade (Suggest to use system FAN)
  • Storage within -20-85 centigrade
  • Form Factor
  • Mini ITX Form Factor(17cmx17cm)

Read the rest of this review at madshrimps.be.

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