Intel to push mini-ITX motherboards for low-end PCs

Posted on Thursday, Apr 24 2008 @ 21:06 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
DigiTimes reports Intel has two new mini-ITX motherboard; Elko for entry-level PCs and Fly Creek for multimedia PCs.
Elko will adopt Intel's 945GC chipset, while Fly Creek will adopt its G35 chipset featuring the GMA X3500 graphics core for better multimedia performance.

Tom Rampone, general manager of Intel Channel Platforms Group said there is market demand for smaller-size PCs, but current nettops do not meet the requirements for entry-level or multimedia markets. The two new motherboards satisfy these markets. Rampone added in saying that Intel expects Mini-ITX to replace Micro-ATX and become the mainstream for future low-cost, entry-level and multimedia PC markets.


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