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  • Intel D945GCLF2 Dual-Core Atom


    For TV output use a standard 4 pin S Video to composite (RCA) adapter.

    Information on this mother board is still very limited but I think it's time to start a thread to accumulate what information is available.

    Intel Essential Series D945GCLF2
    Intel BOXD945GCLF2
    (Little Falls 2)
    Dual-core Intel® Atom™ Processor
    Mini-ITX, MicroATX-compatible
    533 MHz FSB
    Intel 945GC Express Chipset with ICH7
    Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
    VGA & S‐Video
    DDR2 667 / 533 SDRAM 1 slot, Single-channel (2 GB max)
    6-channel audio (with multi streaming support)*
    8 Hi-Speed USB 2.0, 4 back ports / 4 ports via 2 internal
    2-port SATA and ATA 100 up to two devices
    Realtek 10/100/1000 Network Connection

    *Intel's limited original information stated 5-channel audio

    The big draw for me to this board is the S-Video and the audio.

    Release was initially set for early to mid August (08) and recently showed up on a few European websites for sale and are now showing as back-ordered until mid September.

    If anyone has additional information or thoughts, I'd love to hear it.

  • #2
    Hmmm just noticed that pic dosn't look like 6 or 5 channel sound.


    • #3
      good work there, there are the yellow pins on teh board.. might be a breakout for audio or something
      also what i really want to know now is what are the other 2 boards in the first picture but im waiting for the dual core to come out before i upgrade


      • #4
        Atom CPU instruction set

        I understand that the single core Atom processor has got the following in terms of instructions and architechture:

        1. Hyperthreading is enabled, which in software translates to two virtual processors
        2. 64bit instruction set

        If both of these are also present in the dual core d945GCLF2, this should be quite a nice little processor to use, as it would then look like a quad core, 64bit processor to the software that uses it!



        • #5
          Dang, I should have waited! I got the D945GCLF, and I love it. Runs ubuntu very well w/2gb ram, even Compiz Fusion works great with the onboard vid. Had the onboard NIC die on one of my boards already though. But the other board is running strong. Hopefully the price is relatively in the same range.

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          • #6
            my buddy talked to someone that uses one of these boards as a web server. it is plenty capable of anything we could put it up against in a car.


            • #7
              Originally posted by Tidder View Post
              Hopefully the price is relatively in the same range.
              Should be just under US $100.


              • #8
                ohh this out on one of my suppliers web sites ... wholesale $135NZ ($95US) ETA 25 aug

                Confirmed Product Info: as at july 2008
                PRODUCT DESCRIPTION : Intel Desktop Board D945GCLF2
                PROCESSOR SUPPORT : Intel Atom Processor 2XX integrated
                SUPPORTED FSB : 533 MHz
                CHIPSET : Intel 945GC Express Chipset with ICH7
                GRAPHICS : Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
                MEMORY SUPPORT : DDR2 667 / 533 SDRAM 1 slot, Single-channel (2 GB max)
                EXPANSION SLOTS : 1 PCI
                AUDIO : 6-channel audio (with multi streaming support)
                USB PORTS : 8 Hi-Speed USB 2.0, 4 back ports / 4 ports via 2 internal
                STORAGE : 2-port SATA and ATA 100 up to two devices
                ONBOARD LAN : Realtek 10/100/1000 Network Connection


                • #9
                  This was officialy relased by Intel a couple days ago.

                  News Fact Sheet


                  Intel® Desktop Board D945GCLF2 Running on Intel® Atom™ Processors Delivers a Rich Experience in a Tiny, Power-Packed Package

                  INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco, Aug. 19, 2008 – Offering more choice to entry-level desktop PC users, Intel Corporation today showcased a new desktop motherboard that packs a powerful price-performance value proposition. Running on the newly released 45nm dual-core Intel® Atom™ Processor 330, the Intel® Desktop Board D945GCLF2 Essential Series is the second generation of Intel’s most affordable and differentiated motherboard that integrates a single unit of compute with a microprocessor, chipset, motherboard and heat sink.

                  Designed to specifically build nettops – a family of affordable desktops purpose built for Internet-centric usage models – the Intel® Desktop Board D945GCLF2 targets entry-level computer users in the emerging markets, as second or basic home PCs for mature markets, or customized for unique vertical usage models such as Internet kiosks, thin clients or POS (point-of-sale) systems.

                  “Small on size and big on potential, the best of 45nm technology is used to deliver a rich and full experience in a tiny, power-packed package,” said Tom Rampone, vice president of Intel’s Sales and Marketing Group, and general manager, Channel Platforms Group. “Nettops represent a fundamental shift in system design and PC consumption. Over the next 20 years we will see nettops emerge as a powerful and significant force in computing.”

                  Providing a big Internet experience in a small package, the Intel® Desktop Board D945GCLF2 features the newest mini-ITX form factor. Backward compatible with ATX/MicroATX, this form factor allows PC manufacturers and system builders to create energy-efficient solutions with the ultimate small chassis flexibility. The board is integrated with a low-power dual-core Intel® Atom™ Processor with 533 MHz system bus, and the Intel® 945GC Express Chipset with built-in Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950. There is a single DIMM socket designed to support up to 2 GB of DDR2 667/533 SDRAM.

                  For custom system configurations and future add-in upgrades there is a PCI expansion slot. In addition, the board includes an IDE connector supporting up to two ATA 100/66 devices, and an integrated 10/100/1000 Mb/s Ethernet LAN connectivity. Featuring High Definition Audio (6-Channel) with front panel header, the integrated stereo audio provides excellent value. The board also supports up to eight Hi-Speed USB 2.0 ports (four back panel ports and two onboard headers supporting four additional USB 2.0 ports), two Serial ATA ports (3.0 Gb/s), and an S-Video connector.

                  The Intel® Desktop Board D945GCLF2 will be available for shipping worldwide in September this year. Furthermore, the ecosystem is strong at launch with over a dozen chassis manufactures who have confirmed building chassis compatible with the Intel® Desktop Board D945GCLF2.


                  • #10
                    And a little more insite.



                    • #11
                      With the audio confirmed, I'm glad I held out for this one. I actually stumbled across a site a few days ago selling the D201GLY2TA which I was initially going to use but it became imposable to find.

                      The IDE will make it easy to toss an old optical drive in too.

                      Nice to have information, but the wait continues.

                      I did get my monitor shipped the other day....... the screen was shattered but it was the wrong size anyway.


                      • #12
                        damn, release pushed back a week, slow shipping
                        estimate 5th oct


                        • #13
                          This is the one so glad I held off the single core, now just need to find one for preorder in the UK.

                          Edit: Seems to be more for sale type results using the BOXD945GCLF2 reference rather than the shortened one Coming in at $93 ish.
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                          • #14
                            Wow! Gb LAN! Finally a worthwhile upgrade to the home server!
                            Can't wait


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by monzablue16v View Post
                              This is the one so glad I held off the single core, now just need to find one for preorder in the UK.

                              Edit: Seems to be more for sale type results using the BOXD945GCLF2 reference rather than the shortened one Coming in at $93 ish.
                              mate i email the other day to see if they were going to stock it reply from them is below

                              Hello Paul,

                              We will be stocking this board, but it is not yet available from Intel.

                              As soon as we have a confirmed allocation date, we will list the board on our website and start taking back orders.

                              Please keep checking our website for availability.



                              From: Paul Garner [mailto:]
                              Sent: 26 August 2008 21:27
                              To: [email protected]
                              Subject: Intel BOXD945GCLF2

                              I was wondering if you had any intention on selling the intel board Intel BOXD945GCLF2

                              Basically it’s the duel core version of the Intel BOXD945GCLF using the atom 330 in place of the 220. Last I heard it was supposed to be for sale during late august early September 2008. Yet nowhere seems to be selling it in the uk as far as I can see

                              Many thanks in advance

                              Paul Garner
                              hopefully shouldnt be too long, and itll give me a chance to get togeather the rest of my build by mid sept
                              Prob 60% complete