Gigabyte Ships Two AM1 Based Motherboards at Around $50

Gigabyte has revealed not one, but two socket AM1 motherboards, both which are remarkably similar to each other, and both narrow Micro-ATX boards.

The motherboards, known as the AM1M-S2H and the AM1M-S2P, both feature the AMD FM1 socket, which has support for AMD's A-Series APUs as well as E-Series APUs. They will also have support for some of the upcoming Athlon and Sempron CPUs.

Both of the motherboards have two DDR3 memory slots, a single PCIe 2.0 x16 slot, as well as two SATA ports. The AM1M-S2H has two PCIe 1x slots, while the AM1M-S2P has a single PCIe x1 slot along with a single legacy PCI slot.

Rear I/O connectivity is also different on both boards. Both feature a pair of PS/2 ports, a VGA port, two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet and stereo audio. The AM1M-S2H has a single HDMI port, while the AM1M-S2P carries an LPT parallel port as well as a serial port.

Availability is expected soon, with pricing expected to sit around the $50 mark.

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  • firefoxx04
    FM1 socket? AM1 Socket? What are you talking about?
  • Ian Mahaney
    For those us confused what AM1 is, a quick google reveals:
  • killerclick
    There is no reason for these motherboards to be bigger than MiniITX. These AM1 CPUs are meant for small form factors, notebooks, netbooks and tablets and they integrate the chipset onto the die.