September 16th - Intel improves miniITX line; D945GCLF2, DG45FC - Comparison Chart
Intel introduces new products for mobile computing; D945GCLF2 , DG45FC
Intel’s Little Valley boards have come a long way. Initially started as a cheap fan cooled 1.3 GHz Celeron, it was then replaced by fanless version with an addition of 2 SATA ports; shortly there after, Intel reverts back to a fanned version. Each of these boards model low power consumption and a cheap price to go with it.
Recently Intel released the Atom processor which promptly introduced the successor to the Little Valley series, the D945GCLF (Code named “Little Falls”); a 1.6 GHz ultra low power consuming board, driven by a chip the size of a dime. Increased performance, efficiency and RAM capacity makes this board more desirable.
If you thought that was impressive you should check out the specs on the latest releases of Intel’s miniITX line. The D945GCLF2 (a.k.a. Little Falls 2) has some notable improvements over the first generation. For starters, it is a dual core Atom processor. Added functionality includes: an S-video output and pin-outs for six channel audio. If that isn’t enough for you, The DG45FC (or should I say “Flying Creek”) should give you that extra boost of power you are looking for. This little guy takes Core 2 Duo/Quad processors (socket 775) and provides up to 1333MHz FSB! 6 external USB ports plus support for 4 more, HDMI output, an e-SATA port, and onboard 7.1 Audio. Check out the specifications . These boards should tear through just about any CarPC application like a hot knife through butter.
Intel's team expresses great excitement with the release/production of the Atom processor; they contend that such innovation will revolutionize the future of mobile computing. This leads all of us to ask the question What will they come up with next?
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