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ATX motherboard supports up to Intel Core 2 Quad

Oct 8, 2009 — by Eric Brown — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 7 views

Ibase has announced an ATX format motherboard that supports up to an Intel Core 2 Quad with 1333MHz Front Side Bus (FSB). The MB945 mobo offers an Intel Q45 Express chipset, up to 16GB DDR3 memory, gigabit Ethernet, a dozen USB ports, PCI/PCIe expansion, and six SATA II interfaces.

The Ibase MB945 supplies an LGA775 socket that can support Intel Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Duo, and Core 2 Extreme CPUs, at 800MHz, 1066MHz, and 1333MHz FSB speeds, says Ibase. Up to 16GB of DDR3 memory is said to be available via four sockets. An Intel Q45 Express chipset supports integrated VGA video, with CRT support, as well as optional DVI, says the company.


Ibase MB945

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Storage for the MB945 is supported via six SATA II ports, plus a PATA interface, and peripheral expansion includes four PCI slots, plus two PCI-Express (PCIe) slots, and an ISA slot. In addition to the supplied gigabit Ethernet port, a PCIe gigabit Ethernet port is offered as an option. There are also 12 USB 2.0 ports, dual RS-232 ports, and an RS-232/422/485 port, says Ibase.

Ibase MB945 detail

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Digital I/O is said to be provided, along with a PS/2 port, watchdog timer, hardware monitoring, and various edge connectors and onboard headers. Audio is supplied via an ALC 888 HD codec, offering 7.1 channel output, says Ibase.

The ATX format board measures 12.0 x 9.6 inches (305 x 244mm), and can withstand temperatures between 32 and 140 deg. F (0 to 60 deg. C), says the company. Power consumption details were not provided.

Availability

Ibase did not reveal pricing or availability on the MB945 motherboard, nor did it list supporting operating systems. However, considering the standard Intel architecture, the board is likely to support Linux, Windows, and other major OSes. More information, including a detailed spec list, may be found here.


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