The mainboard box in Aopen’s usual style, an orange box with a half picture
of the mainboard displaying the connectivity options of the mainboard.
An overview of the mainboard. Notice the CPU socket is diagonal instead of
the usual horizontal.
The IO ports featuring 8 channel sound, a DVI-D port, VGA port, S-video Out
and YPbPr HDTV connectivity. HTPC users should absolutely love this board just
as well as it’s i915GM based cousin, as userse will be able to fit it into a
very slim profile HTPC case without the need for an additional VGA card for
High Definition connectivity. 4 USB ports and a Gigabit LAN port is included
Expansion slots onboard that can be found onboard: 1x PCI-E x16 slot, 1x PCI-E
x1 slot and 3 PCI 32bit slots.
The Aopen Northbridge cooler
The Intel ICH6 southbridge chipset. A pity that the board didn’t come with
the ICH6R providing RAID connectivity.