small AOpen i915GMm HFS Review

Aopen is definitely one of the first that began manufacturing of mainboards for the Pentium M platform on the desktop. Today, VR-Zone brings you an insight of their latest Pentium M mainboard, the Aopen i915GMm-HFS, whick is painstakingly engineered to perfection for the Home Theatre Personal Computer Enthusiast.

board AOpen i915GMm HFS Review

Aopen is definitely one of the first that began manufacturing mainboards for
the Pentium M platform on the desktop. Today, VR-Zone brings you an insight
of their latest Pentium M mainboard, the Aopen i915GMm-HFS. Targetted at Home
Theatre Personal Computers (HTPC) enthusiasts, this mainboard comes with a whole
slew of features that any HTPC enthusiast will die for, like High Definition
Video connectivity and High Definition Audio output. Before i dwell into the
features available onboard, let’s take a look at the specifications for the
mainboard first.

Specifications

CPU SupportIntel Pentium M Processors (2MB, 400/533FSB)
Memory SupportSingle Channel DDR333/ Dual Channel DDR-II 400/533
ChipsetIntel i915GM Mobile chipset
Expansion Slots

1 x PCI-Express x16
1 x PCI-Express x1
2 x PCI 32bit/33MHz

Onboard VGAIntel GMA950 Integrated with DVI, D-Sub, Video Out & HDTV (YPbPr)
Connections
Audio8 Channel High-Definition Audio via Realtek ALC880
IDE1 x ATA100 via ICH6M
SATA2 x SATA via Intel ICH6M southbridge
2 x SATA II via SIlicon Image 3132 PCI-Express Controller
Networking2x Marvell 88E8053 PCI-Express Gigabit Controller
RAIDSATA RAID 0,1 via Silicon Image 3132 RAID Controller
FirewireAgere FW3226 1394a PHY
USB 2.04 on rear panel, 4via onboard headers, 8 in total
Power Connector20pin ATX supported
Form FactormATX (244x244mm)
BIOSPnP 4M bit flash ROM, Award BIOS