Hmmm just noticed that pic dosn't look like 6 or 5 channel sound.
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
(Little Falls 2)
Dual-core Intel® Atom™ Processor
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)
EXPANSION SLOTS : 1 PCI
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.
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!
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.
The best resurrected frontend I've ever used, period.
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.
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
This was officialy relased by Intel a couple days ago.
News Fact Sheet
INTEL UNVEILS DESKTOP MOTHERBOARD FOR NETTOPS
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.