Axiomtek Announces its High End MANO873 Mini-ITX Mobo

Considering its mini-ITX form factor, Axiomtek’s MANO873 is an impressively well-equipped motherboard that features an Intel LGA1155 socket, compatibility with 3rd Generation Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 processors, support for a maximum of 16 GB of DDR3-1333 / DDR3-1600 memory, and a PCI Express 3.0 x16 and Mini Card slot.

The motherboard also offers four USB 3.0 ports that use Renesas’ uPD720202 and can operate under Windows XP, two USB 2.0 ports and COM ports, four SATA connectors (2x SATA-600, 2x SATA-300), two Gigabit Ethernet ports, DVI-D, VGA and HD Audio outputs.

 “Our new MANO873 supporting Intel® Q77 Express chipset and using 3rd Generation Intel Core processor family offers maximum security and manageability features. Similar to typical Mini ITX motherboards, the MANO873 offers rich I/O including two COM ports, four USB 2.0, four USB 3.0, two Gigabit LANs, DVI-D, and VGA for system integrators in need of numerous and flexible interfaces. Its four SATA connectors allow storage requirements to be met with ease. Users also can increase board functionality with PCIe 3.0 x16 slot and PCI Express Mini Card slot,” said David Chiu, PM of Product Planning Division at Axiomtek.

 The Axiomtek MANO873 will be available towards the end of April 2013. Further information is available at its product page on Axiomtek’s website.

  • slomo4sho
    That is definitely a unique layout.
  • kitsunestarwind
    Dual Gigabit lan, Sounds like an excellent choice for a mini NAS/Router box
  • AzureFlash
    It's pretty well equipped, but nothing that blows ASRock/ASUS motherboards out of the water. The layout looks extremely awkward to work with... the 24-pin power connector is in an unusual location that places it farther from the PSU in most configurations I've seen, and putting the SATA and other connectors behind the video card and memory could make for some messy cable running. Props to them for using what appears to be laptop-sized memory slots, though. That is a smart choice for Mini-ITX.
  • Well the 1155 socket is spun 90 degrees could lead to heat sink directional airflow issues but I bet most users will only use the stock Intel heat sink, it uses so-dimms instead of desktop memory, it feels all around very cheap. The COM ports make this more business ready though, would be a good upgrade considering a sizable amount businesses still use Pentium 4s that are prone to crashes and freezing
  • bak0n
    From the looks of it I'll keep my ASROCK Z77 ITX.