Jan 26, 2015

ASRock H81M-ITX Mini-ITX Snap Review

ASRock H81M-ITX Mini-ITX board with Intel H81 chipset; Integrated Intel HD Graphics; 7.1 CH HD Audio; PCI Express 2.0 x16; Up to 16 DDR3 DIMM RAM; Atheros AR8171 LAN port; 2x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s; 1x HDMI resolution up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz; 1x DVI-D resolution up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz; 1x VGA resolution up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz; 6x USB 2.0 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB header); 2x USB 3 ports; 1x Optical S/PDIF; 5x 3.5mm audio jacks.

Rear Panel Connectors: 4x USB 2.0 Ports; 1x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port; 1x VGA Port; 1x DVI-D Port; 1x eSATA Connector; 2x USB 3.0 Ports; 1x LAN Port; 5x 3.5mm audio jacks; 1x Optical SPDIF.

Board connectors 24pin ATX Main power connector (20-pin power supplies will work); 1x 4 pin 12V Power Connector; 2x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s; 1x USB 2.0 Header (supports 2 USB 2.0 ports); 1x 4-pin CPU fan connectors; 1x 4-pin system fan connectors; 1x Front panel audio connector; 1x Chassis Intrusion connector.

Suitable Processors: The ASRock H81M-ITX board supports 4th Gen (Haswell) processors. The ASRock H81M-ITX is not provided with a processor. Suitable processors are available here or in the 'you may also require' section to the left.

Suitable Cases: All Mini-ITX chassis with at least a 120W power supply, and an appropriate low profile heatsink if necessary. If using a larger than 65W TDP processor, a larger power supply than 120W may be required. Some suitable cases that will work with the GA-Z87N-WiFi with a standard Intel Socket 1150 heatsink: The CFI-A7879, ES32067, ES30068, ES34069, Venus 669, Compucase 8K01, Compucase 8K07, Silverstone SG05, Jou Jue NU-528i 220W and Jou Jue NU-568i 220W.

1U Case compatibility: To use this board in a 1U case please use the Dynatron K2 1U Side blower heatsink and a 35W or 65W TDP CPU.

Typical M350 configuration: To use this board in the M350, we recommend the 150W AC Adapter and picoPSU-150-XT or picoPSU-160-XT together with a 65W TDP CPU and Akasa 7106HP or K25 heatsink or 35W TDP CPU and supplied heatsink, plus 1 or 2 sticks of DDR3 RAM and a 2.5in HDD/SSD (add an M350 HDD tray to use 2x HDD/SSDs).

Downloads: BIOS, Documentation and Drivers.



Package Contents: Quick Installation Guide, Support CD, I/O Shield, 2x SATA Data Cables.

Unique Features:ASRock APP Shop; A-Tuning; Instant Flash; APP Charger; XFast USB; XFast LAN; XFast RAM; Crashless BIOS; Online Management Guard; Internet Flash; System Browser; UEFI Tech Service; Dehumidifier; Easy Driver Installer; Interactive UEFI; Fast Boot; Restart to UEFI; On/Off Play Technology; USB Key; FAN-Tastic Tuning; Hybrid Booster (Overclocking); U-COP; Boot Failure Guard; Good Night LED.

BIOS Features:32Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with multilingual GUI support; ACPI 1.1 compliance wake up events; SMBIOS 2.3.1 support; CPU, DRAM, PCH 1.05V, PCH 1.5V Voltage multi-adjustment.

Suitable Memory: The ASRock H81M-ITX uses 1060/1333/1600MHz DDR3 memory. This is not compatible with DDR/DDR2 memory. Fully tested DDR3 DIMMs are available here or in the 'you may also require' section to the left; Supports IntelĂ‚® Extreme Memory Profile 1.3.

About ASRock

ASRock Inc. is established in 2002, specialized in the field of motherboards. ASRock strives to build up its own brand. With the 3C design concept, “Creativity, Consideration, Cost-effectiveness”, the company explores the limit of motherboards manufacturing while paying attention on the eco issue at the same time, developing products with the consideration of eco-friendly concept.

ASRock has been growing fast and become world third largest motherboard brand with headquarter in Taipei, Taiwan and branches in Europe and the USA. The young and vibrant company targets from mainstream to enthusiast MB segments for different kinds of users, owning reputation around the world market with its reliability and proficiency. http://www.asrock.com


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