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Gigabyte unveils mini-ITX Q77 motherboard, destined for business AIO’s

Gigabyte's OEM motherboard division has been busy churning out new products and one of its latest additions is the MSQ77DI, a mini-ITX motherboard based on Intel's Q77 chipset. The board is sadly not intended for end-user sales, as it's made to go into white-box All-in-One or AIO systems, but it's still a pretty interesting little board.

Gigabyte's OEM motherboard division has been busy churning out new products and one of its latest additions is the MSQ77DI, a mini-ITX motherboard based on Intel's Q77 chipset. The board is sadly not intended for end-user sales, as it's made to go into white-box All-in-One or AIO systems, but it's still a pretty interesting little board.

As this is a low-profile motherboard there are no standard PCI Express connectors on it, instead it has one half-size mini PCI Express slot for a Wi-Fi card or similar and one mSATA slot for an SSD. It also sports a pair of SATA 6Gbps ports, two SO-DIMM slots that accepts up to 1600MHz memory, pin headers for a pair of front USB 2.0 ports as well as and old fashioned LVDS connector for the display built into the AIO system.

The rear ports consist of four USB 3.0 ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port, optical S/PDIF out, a speaker jack and an HDMI port, although the specs claim that the board should have a DisplayPort connector instead. Gigabyte will also be offering a near identical board based on the B75 chipset called the MSB75DI, but due to chipset limitations you'll only get a single SATA 6Gbps port and this model is said to come with an HDMI port.

As you might've guessed by the choice of chipsets in both cases, Gigabyte is target the business AIO market with these systems and we can there being a fair bit of interest from the corporate market for these type of systems, as they clear up a lot of desk space which is generally always at a premium. These motherboards will of course go into a system from a large system integrated, so as to any actual retail products, it's anyone's guess where these boards will end up.

Source: Gigabyte

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