Point of View introduced a new Mini ITX motherboard with the Intel Atom D510 1.66GHz dual-core processor. This new Pine Trail mainboard also ships in a bundle with a NVIDIA GeForce G210 PCIe x1 graphics card.
The heart of the board is formed by the Intel dual core processor, the Intel Atom D510 CPU. Powered by a very diverse Intel NM10 chipset, the system offers a huge range of functionality. The new energy friendly Atom solution really opens up the door for many low powered computers such as browsing PC’s, car PC’s and Home servers.
The internal structure of the Atom series desktop solutions are a really big step forward. The memory controller and graphics chip are now integrated inside the CPU which improves the performance up to 20% compared to previous generation Intel 945 chipset. The power consumption on the other hand is lowered drastically and offers really good results for the overall system temperature and noise caused by fans.
Also a very neat feature is the PCI-E 1x expansion slot on the board, making it possible to add a discrete graphics card to the system. This mean that a graphics performance boost can be added to the system with a PCI-E 1x passive GeForce G210 (optionally available). The 512 MB of DDR3 memory and improved clock speeds (650 MHz core, 1550 MHz shader and 1600 MHz memory) is more than enough to fire up your system.
Hardware acceleration in application, videos, games and lately web browsing (through Adobe Flash 10.1) will make this combination a good solution for the more advanced browsing and office PC but also Media center. Besides the extra graphics performance, this also opens up the door for digital graphics signal such as DVI and HDMI - added to the standard VGA graphics output.
These PCI-E 1x GeForce graphics cards will be in low-profile and will be both available as a retail product and bundled with the mainboard. Also very good news is a PCI-E 1x version of the GeForce GT220 and GT240 are being developed and released in the very near future.