Jan 26, 2015

Asus C8HM70-I/HDMI Dual Core Celeron 847 Mini-ITX Review

The C8HM70-I/HDMI offers great value for money with a highly efficient Dual Core Sandy Bridge ULV Celeron processor. The Integrated Graphics processor is based on the Intel HD2000 DirectX 10 IGP with full 64-bit driver support. The Intel NM70 chipset delivers SATA 6Gb/s and supports up to 16GB of memory. The 1.1Ghz Celeron 847 processor supports Intel virtualisation extensions (VT-x) and benchmarks over 50% faster than an Atom D2550. This board also has a PCI Express slot, a rarity amongst most Atom/Celeron boards.

Rear Panel: PS/2 Keyboard or Mouse port; 4x USB 2.0; 2x USB 3.0; 1x HDMI; 1x VGA; 1x Gigabit Ethernet; 3x 3.5mm Audio Connections..

Board Connectors: 1x 24pin ATX Power Connector (either 20pin or 24pin ATX will work); 1x 12v P4 connector (needs to be connected); 1x PCI Express 2.0 x16 connector; 2x DDR3 SODIMM sockets; 1x SATA 6Gb/s port (white); 1x SATA 3Gb/s port (blue); 1x 9pin USB 2.0 headers (supporting up to 2 USB ports); 1x Chassis Intrusion header; 1x CPU Fan connector (in use by CPU cooler); 1x System Fan connector; Front-Panel Header; 1x Internal Speaker Connector.

Downloads: BIOS, Documentation and Drivers

Package Contents: C8HM70-I/HDMI motherboard, Driver Disk, User Manual, 2x SATA Cables, I/O Shield.

Cooling: The C8HM70-I/HDMI motherboard is actively cooled by a 40mm fan and low-profile heatsink.

Compatible cases: The C8HM70-I/HDMI has low power requirements. A 20pin or 24pin ATX connector can be used but the 12V P4 connector must also be connected. Check individual case descriptions and add the Molex to P4 Power Cable option where necessary. All our regular Mini-ITX cases will fit the board including but not exclusively Jou Jye, CFI Chassis, Noah 3988, Chenbro NAS, Compact Wall Mount, M350/M5X (with a picoPSU fitted with a 12V P4 output), M5XP, 1U chassis.

Memory: The C8HM70-I/HDMI supports up to 16GB DDR3 memory on 2x DDR3 SODIMMS. This is not compatible with DDR2 memory.


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