ASUS today announced the launch of their new Mini-ITX motherboard based on the AMD A75 chipset, the F1A75-I DELUXE motherboard. With onboard graphics built in to the APU, the F1A75-I DELUXE offers excellent graphics performance, especially when combined with a discrete GPU for Dual Graphics capabilities. Like the previous F1A75 series, this version is also equipped with the latest ASUS-exclusive technologies and features, including DIGI+ VRM for precise digital power control, a graphical and mouse-controlled UEFI BIOS and support for DirectX® 11 graphics and DTS® audio. Together in a Mini-ITX layout, the F1A75-I DELUXE motherboard is a fantastic choice for the new trend of small, yet powerful multimedia centers. As an extra bonus, the F1A75-I DELUXE ships with a convenient wireless USB remote control that also has a full keyboard for typing on the backside.
DIGI+ VRM: a first on Mini-ITX
With the rising popularity of the HTPC market, the shift will be to make media centers more compact for those with limited living space, such as students in dorm rooms or those with studio apartments. ASUS is the first in the industry to adopt a luxury power design on the Mini-ITX format with features like DIGI+ VRM and a DIGI+ 4+2 digital power phase design for unparalleled power control.
The unique UEFI BIOS is also adopted onto the Mini-ITX form factor. The flexible and user friendly, mouse controlled graphical user interface and ASUS Exclusive EZ mode design can help tune an HTPC easier, so users can enjoy worry free multimedia from the comfort of the living room.
Small on size, not on features
With the single chip design of AMD’s APU, more space is available on the motherboard for other features previously unavailable on Mini-ITX motherboards. Onboard the F1A75-I DELUXE are built-in 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a gigabit LAN port so users have a variety of options to stay connected. A PCI-Express 2.0 16x slot allows for additional graphics processing power to be added, enabling Dual Graphics capability if an AMD card, while four SATA 6Gb/s connections, with one an eSATA and four USB 3.0 connections provide quick file transfers.