|[News] Pictures of the MicroA1 "Industrial" motherboard||ANN.lu|
|Posted on 17-Oct-2004 12:25 GMT by Not ArticiaP||69 comments|
On this link you will see three pictures of the MicroA1 "Industrial" motherboard: http://lain.ziaspace.com/~ryu/a1. On the pictures you can see that it still uses the ArticiaS northbridge, as well as the VIA 686B southbridge, but a standalone Sil0680 IDE controller is there as well.
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|Comment 1||Neil Thomas||17-Oct-2004 11:25 GMT|
|Comment 2||Adam Kowalczyk||17-Oct-2004 12:15 GMT|
|Comment 3||Joe||17-Oct-2004 12:28 GMT|
|Comment 4||Anonymous||17-Oct-2004 13:22 GMT|
|Comment 5||ikir||Registered user||17-Oct-2004 13:23 GMT|
|Comment 6||Anonymous||17-Oct-2004 13:54 GMT|
|Comment 7||Zylesea||17-Oct-2004 14:55 GMT|
|Comment 8||Neil Thomas||17-Oct-2004 15:58 GMT|
|Pictures of the MicroA1 "Industrial" motherboard : Comment 9 of 69||ANN.lu|
|Posted by Anonymous (188.8.131.52) on 17-Oct-2004 16:06 GMT|
|In reply to Comment 7 (Zylesea):|
Look, I'm no fan of the design decisions or price point of the board but I think you could answer these questions easily yourself:
>Why does it still use a via 686b? It's outdated and buggy.
Like most of VIAs chips - your point exactly? At least they 'fixed' the IDE issue - albeit at the premium cost of board space for another chip (and connector?)
>What about usb2.0?
Not supported by the chips used - is 2.0 hi-speed mode really a requirement in Industrial Application (I honestly don't know, so I won't comment.)
>Why a Radeon 7000?
This is for industrial use....that's a good enough chip IMO
>And no dvi out?
>Why no G4?
Heat etc.- intended application - see above. Of course I stil think they made a mistake by not having a slot/socket.
>Why not for an attractive price?
Only Eyetech can answer this question - please note we have not seen volume production prices yet though
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