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Gigabyte Announces Quad-Core J1900-Based Motherboard

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Gigabyte's new J1900-based motherboard is even more feature-rich.

Not long ago, Gigabyte announced its J1800-based motherboard. Now, it brings us the J1900N-D3V board, which carries a quad-core Celeron J1900 chip. Alongside this upgrade, the motherboard also features a number of other improved goodies.

The Celeron J1900 chip is a Bay Trail-based chip, operating four cores at a clock speed of 2.0 GHz. The integrated Intel HD graphics runs at 688 MHz, though it can boost up to 854 MHz. The TDP of all of this is just 10 W, allowing Gigabyte to have the chip passively cooled.

Internal connectivity consists of two DDR3-SODIMM slots, two SATA2 ports, a single PCI port, and a Mini-PCIe slot. Rear I/O connectivity is handled by a pair of PS/2 ports, a pair of serial COM ports, DVI, VGA, four USB 3.0 ports, stereo audio jacks, as well as dual Gigabit Ethernet. Gigabyte has also equipped the board with its DualBIOS, which is a very nice addition for a budget board.

There was no word on pricing or availability yet.

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    Shawna593767 , February 21, 2014 8:45 PM
    How would this compare to an Intel Core 2 Quad at the same clocks?
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    ocilfa , February 21, 2014 10:21 PM
    @Shawna: This soc gets a score of about 2000 on passmark, while a 2.4ghz core 2 quad gets 2970. Not too bad considering it only uses 10w at most.
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    runswindows95 , February 21, 2014 11:14 PM
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    @Shawna: This soc gets a score of about 2000 on passmark, while a 2.4ghz core 2 quad gets 2970. Not too bad considering it only uses 10w at most.
    These motherboards keep intriguing me. I'm happy with my 2Ghz Core2Duo laptop for the longest time, and if these CPU's are just as good, I can build a low power desktop for cheap.
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    rolandzhang3 , February 22, 2014 3:37 AM
    Would make a nice server or a light media machine :D 
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    teh_chem , February 22, 2014 6:28 AM
    Quote:
    How would this compare to an Intel Core 2 Quad at the same clocks?
    At the same clocks, this
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    @Shawna: This soc gets a score of about 2000 on passmark, while a 2.4ghz core 2 quad gets 2970. Not too bad considering it only uses 10w at most.
    As respectable as its performance/power consumption is, this will be significantly slower in virtually everything when compared to a C2Q at the same clockspeed.
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    Aiden Wright , February 22, 2014 7:18 AM
    Why a PCI port?
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    sonofliberty08 , February 22, 2014 9:39 AM
    give us some AMD APU based mini-itx board, or maybe some ARM based board will be nice to have too
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    funguseater , February 22, 2014 12:00 PM
    Yet no HDMI, not much of a media platform.
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    dextermat , February 22, 2014 4:11 PM
    Celeron CPU are always ok when they get out but watch out for slowdown 1 or 2 after.
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    buhow , February 22, 2014 8:32 PM
    "Unfortunately, we didn’t have an iPad Mini Retina on hand to test to do a direct performance comparison to an equivalent iOS device."Then, how can you have the audacity to title this fluff piece with something including "iPad Mini Retina Killer"???I was going into this article with the expectation of a reasonable comparison, but credibility was completely lost at this point for me, since there is definitely no difficulty in obtaining an iPad Mini, even for a lowly tech journalist who presumably has the dedicated time, reason, and budget for just such a purchase. I had to double check the date of the article to make sure it wasn't written in 2012 or something... nope. Weak, extremely weak.
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    bmdc , February 23, 2014 8:38 AM
    I think this is stupid. You cant even slap a graphics card in there if you want.
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    Drejeck , February 23, 2014 10:14 AM
    How this compares to socket 775 dual cores?
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    danwat1234 , February 23, 2014 10:21 AM
    Yeah why not just hook up an older laptop to your external screen via HDMI and you have the same thing pretty much
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    bmdc , February 23, 2014 10:26 AM
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    How this compares to socket 775 dual cores?


    I dont know, but even being able to put an R7 250 in there or something would be nice.

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    Drejeck , February 23, 2014 11:56 AM
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    How this compares to socket 775 dual cores?


    I dont know, but even being able to put an R7 250 in there or something would be nice.



    I'm not interested in gaming prowess from a 10W integrated CPU, I think that kind of graphic power is even overkill for what it is. It's just curiosity about an office PC replacement. I have an E2200, E6320 and a Sempron "whatever" which needs to be refreshed and they all got IDE HDD, so I have already thought of all the rest of the pieces. I just wanted to know how much better they are, inexpensive and low power consumption, my workload is really really light. Most of the softwares used are barely dual core capable and all machines running XP 32 bit. Power consumption is really important since all machines are working 100h per week.
    I think this is going to fit even in the automotive market where Via had their terrible 1GHz almost single cores.
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    bmdc , February 23, 2014 12:11 PM
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    How this compares to socket 775 dual cores?


    I dont know, but even being able to put an R7 250 in there or something would be nice.



    I'm not interested in gaming prowess from a 10W integrated CPU, I think that kind of graphic power is even overkill for what it is. It's just curiosity about an office PC replacement. I have an E2200, E6320 and a Sempron "whatever" which needs to be refreshed and they all got IDE HDD, so I have already thought of all the rest of the pieces. I just wanted to know how much better they are, inexpensive and low power consumption, my workload is really really light. Most of the softwares used are barely dual core capable and all machines running XP 32 bit. Power consumption is really important since all machines are working 100h per week.
    I think this is going to fit even in the automotive market where Via had their terrible 1GHz almost single cores.



    I feel like this thing would struggle with even playing back HD video. Sure it might be fine for a cheap little office computer, but if i purchased something like this, it'd be for a media computer to connect to my TV.
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    zelog , February 23, 2014 1:08 PM
    Replace the VGA with HDMIReplace the PS/2 with USBAdd an optical audio out.
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    rolandzhang3 , February 23, 2014 8:11 PM
    Yeah, for media you'd have to get something like a GT 610 or Radeon 5450 PCI which has HDMI
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    teh_chem , February 23, 2014 8:35 PM
    People, this will have zero problems with HD playback... None whatsoever. Intel HD graphics after hd2000 can play HD without breaking a sweat. You wouldn't even need a dedicated card.
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    Damon Palovaara , March 6, 2014 7:04 PM
    Perfect for a DIY router using PFSense. It already has the two required Ethernet ports, gigabit speed at that. I would prefer Sata3 but Sata2 will still work for a nice 60GB SSD for website caching. Hook it up with 4 or 8GBs of RAM and you have an insane router for your house good enough for an enterprise