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MSI Unveils New Haswell-powered Embedded Motherboard

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August 30, 2013 8:39:44 AM

daxchunjae02 said:
I can't really see, are those 2x pci-e express slots for SLI configuration? I've yet to see a Mini-atx with one! =(


The 2 slots on the left look like RAM slots. PCI express is a single slot on the right.

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August 30, 2013 8:58:50 AM

So it's just a Haswell mini-itx. Ok. I don't understand why it deserves a whole article. Any clarification guys?
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August 30, 2013 11:05:20 AM

Mini case, low profile gfx card and this would make a killer HTPC
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August 30, 2013 1:22:13 PM

I only see one fan connector.
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August 30, 2013 2:59:12 PM

Poor design on the power connector, why are they even using a standard 8-pin? Embedded board uses notebook chargers not a standard power supply. Did MSI even bother on checking out Intel's AIO standards?!
http://download.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/...
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September 1, 2013 11:11:58 AM

NAG3LT said:
daxchunjae02 said:
I can't really see, are those 2x pci-e express slots for SLI configuration? I've yet to see a Mini-atx with one! =(


The 2 slots on the left look like RAM slots. PCI express is a single slot on the right.

That is absolutely right.

Slots on the left are Mini-PCIe (next to the SATA ports) and 2x SO-DIMM (a.k.a. notebook memory); slot on the right is PCIe 16x.

It sounds like a rather nice board for quite a few applications besides industrial, actually... A version without all the COM ports (maybe leave one, though you'd probably be able to get away with using only the GPIO pins) and an HDMI port would probably be fantastic as a low-power HTPC, or a rather powerful router. I'd like to know about price, though.
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September 3, 2013 9:54:37 AM

Anonymous said:
So it's just a Haswell mini-itx. Ok. I don't understand why it deserves a whole article. Any clarification guys?


My understanding behind this is the fact that there are not currently many boards that are Mini-Itx that are Haswell specific.

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September 4, 2013 12:48:25 PM

This particular lineup of the CPU being onboard the mobo would be perfect for OEM's and system integrators like dell/hp who would market them to laymens and ofc people who don't want to go through the hassle of building a rig for rendering. In fact this rig with its small footprint will be very popular among rendering farms...the dual lan does great for backburners.
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October 9, 2013 3:35:51 PM

Can't wait to put one of these inside a super-extra big tower case and a really bad ass power supply :D 
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November 24, 2013 12:47:17 AM

Embedded?

Uh, how is it "embedded" if there's a release for the CPU?
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November 24, 2013 1:17:57 AM

photonboy said:
Uh, how is it "embedded" if there's a release for the CPU?

Hmm... Maybe because it's designed to be used on self-contained industrial applications? That's at least plausible, no?
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November 26, 2013 2:13:48 PM

__Miguel_ said:
photonboy said:
Uh, how is it "embedded" if there's a release for the CPU?

Hmm... Maybe because it's designed to be used on self-contained industrial applications? That's at least plausible, no?


No idea.
I guess they mean it's the motherboard that's embedded into the system, not the CPU embedded into the motherboard.

I just don't understand what in particular makes this "embedded" versus any other motherboard of the same form factor.
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