Intel takes on VIA with Little Valley

Posted on Wednesday, May 16 2007 @ 03:10 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Intel is poised to grab some market share in the mini ITX motherboard market with its new Little Valley D201GLY motherboard.

This new mini ITX motherboard from Intel features a chipset from SiS, looks like ATI chipsets aren't welcome anymore since they've been acquired by AMD.
The upcoming Intel D201GLY motherboard is an all-in-one solution with an integrated processor, similar to VIA’s EPIA series. It features the SiS662 north bridge paired with the SiS964L south bridge. The SiS662 features integrated SiS Mirage 1 graphics. The integrated graphics core is AGP8x-based and features hardware accelerated DVD decoding. It is not Vista Premium ready.

Intel integrates a Yonah-based Celeron processor on the D201GLY. The integrated processor is a Celeron 215 in a BGA 479 package. Intel clocks the Celeron 215 at 1.33 GHz on a 533 MHz front-side bus. It also has 512KB of L2 cache. Despite being Yonah-based, the Celeron 215 is a single-core processor.

Other notable features of the Intel D201GLY include DDR2-533/400 MHz memory support, one PCI slot, 10/100 Ethernet, six USB 2.0 ports and optional S-Video output.
The motherboard should be available within two weeks.


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