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MSI Also Announces Intel Bay Trail J1800 Motherboard

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MSI's also built a J1800-based motherboard.

A couple of manufacturers have already announced their J1800-based motherboards, and now MSI is joining the club with its own offering: the J1800I.

The J1800I is a Mini-ITX board that packs the Intel Celeron J1800 CPU. The Celeron J1800 CPU is a dual-core Bay Trail processor that has a base frequency of 2.41 GHz and a Turbo frequency of 2.58 GHz. It has 1 MB of L2 cache. The GPU aboard has a frequency of 688 MHz, with a maximum dynamic frequency of 792 MHz. In its entirety, the CPU has a TDP of only 10 Watts.

MSI's version has two DDR3 SODIMM slots, allowing for up to 8 GB of memory. Also aboard are two SATA2 ports, one PCIe x1 slot, along with USB 2.0 headers. MSI has also packed the board with its Military Class 4 hardware, which should allow for more stable and reliable operation as well as a longer lifespan.

Rear I/O connectivity is handled by a pair of USB 2.0 ports, a USB 3.0 port, an HDMI port, a VGA port, a DVI port, a pair of old-school PS/2 ports, HD audio jacks, and lastly, Gigabit Ethernet.

There was no official word on pricing yet, though these J1800-based boards are rumored to go over the counter for about $60 when they are available.

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    mcduman , February 7, 2014 7:13 PM
    looks fanless
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    fil1p , February 7, 2014 7:50 PM
    It doesn't really need a fan, at least it shouldn't need one as it has a very low TDP, thus a passive heatsink should be enough. I am looking forward to these Bay Trail boards, especially considering the price.
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    The3monitors , February 7, 2014 8:35 PM
    The last Celeron I bought was when I wanted to bypass the Pentium II at 466.. And that bastard did at cooler temps too(with a nice fan of course).
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    Sangeet Khatri , February 7, 2014 10:25 PM
    Wondering why the socket is rotated by 45 degrees? Just something that you don't see everyday.
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    bigpinkdragon286 , February 7, 2014 10:37 PM
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    Wondering why the socket is rotated by 45 degrees? Just something that you don't see everyday.
    There's no socket, the chip is directly soldered to the board. I suspect the chip is oriented that way to facilitate easier routing of the circuitry.
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    Sangeet Khatri , February 7, 2014 11:41 PM
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    Wondering why the socket is rotated by 45 degrees? Just something that you don't see everyday.
    There's no socket, the chip is directly soldered to the board. I suspect the chip is oriented that way to facilitate easier routing of the circuitry.


    Okay, that could be one reason. Anyways I knew that the CPU is soldered there, but I did not knew what to call it, hence I called it socket. :D 
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    rwinches , February 8, 2014 5:01 AM
    Lipstick on a pig.
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    icsit , February 8, 2014 6:42 AM
    $60
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    ThisIsMe , February 8, 2014 9:31 PM
    still just one ethernet port *sighs* :( 
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    mightymaxio , February 8, 2014 11:16 PM
    This would have been awesome with two internet ports. That PCIE slot would be great for a raid card and then it would have made a super nice low powered NAS.
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    mariusmotea , February 10, 2014 7:52 AM
    Now surface pro is worth the extra money.... less options.
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    myers151 , February 10, 2014 3:36 PM
    neeed help with freezing problem
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    myers151 , February 10, 2014 3:40 PM
    crosshair 5 formula z gtx titan 6gb 32 gb corsair ram 9590 amd processor 750psu it freezes when playing games?
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    bigpinkdragon286 , February 10, 2014 5:30 PM
    myers151, please do not hijack this article's discussion thread but instead, if you have a question, start your own thread in the help forums.
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    myers151 , February 11, 2014 2:26 PM
    my bad didnt mean to posted in wrong place