Mini-ITX motherboard supporting the new mobile Intel HM76 Express chipset
News Release from:
13 September 2012
DFI has today announced the launch of the most cost-effective Mini-ITX motherboard, CR101-D, in its 3rd generation Intel Core processor-based product line. It is DFI's first Mini-ITX board supporting the new mobile Intel HM76 Express chipset. This low power board supports a range of mobile-based 3rd generation Intel Core processors built on 22-nanometer process technology and boasts a 15% CPU performance increase over the previous generation.
The mobile-based processors supported include the quad-core Intel Core i7-3610QE, the dual-core Intel Core i5-3610ME and i3-3120ME processors. These 3rd generation processors offer higher performance at lower power consumption than the 2nd generation Intel Core processors which are also supported on this embedded board.
The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 engine delivers up to 50% 3D graphics performance improvement and up to 1.8x HD to HD transcode performance increase. The HDMI, DVI-I, and LVDS graphics interfaces can simultaneously display high definition images in 2 independent displays. HDMI delivers uncompressed HD video and uncompressed multi-channel audio in a single cable, supporting all HD formats including 720p, 1080i, and 1080p. Both HDMI and DVI support display resolution up to 1920x1200. The 18/24-bit single channel and 36/48-bit dual channel LVDS support up to 2048x1536 resolution making it suitable for the larger 22” and 32” LCD panels.
The Intel Clear Video HD Technology provides advanced imaging capability for Blu- Ray and other high definition video processing. Graphics APIs include DirectX 11, OCL 1.1, and OGL 3.1. All these built-in graphics design provide faster HD video processing and streaming without the need of a discrete graphics card.
This new mobile platform supports DDR3/DDR3L SODIMM up to 16GB memory for faster communication between components. It also supports 5.1-channel HD audio with S/PDIF input/output interface and 2 Gigabit LAN with increased transmission speed for network-intensive applications.
Not only does the board run faster, it is also packed with high performance I/O via the mobile Intel HM76 Express chipset. The 4 USB 3.0 allows your system to process more data load. The board also provides 4 USB 2.0, 2 SATA 3.0 ports with speed up to 6Gb/s for applications that need fast storage speed, and 2 Serial ATA 2.0 ports with speed up to 3Gb/s. The board also supports 2 RS232/422/485 Serial COM ports with hardware auto flow control to fulfill the demand of industrial application.
The Mini-ITX board offers additional expansion capability via 1 PCIe x16 slot for video capture card. 1 Mini PCIe slot with USB and PCIe signals provides you the flexibility to use a variety of Mini PCIe modules such as Wi-Fi, TV Tuner, and video capture.
All these combined high performance features and low power consumption make the CR101-D an ideal choice for digital signage, kiosk, gaming and medical applications.
-Mini-ITX form factor (170mm x 170mm)
-Intel Core i7-3610QE, i5-3610ME, i3-3120ME processors
-Mobile Intel HM76 Express chipset
-Up to 16GB DDR3/DDR3L 1066/1333/1600MHz dual-channel memory
-1 HDMI, 1 DVI, and 1 LVDS interfaces support 2 independent displays
-2 Gigabit LAN controllers
-2 RS232/422/485 COM ports
-4 USB 3.0 ports
-4 USB 2.0 ports
-2 SATA 3.0 interfaces (6Gb/s)
-2 SATA 2.0 interfaces (3Gb/s)
-5.1-channel HD audio
-1 PCIe x16 slot
1 Mini PCIe slot