During August, MSI will release the two motherboards LGA1155 form-factor Mini-ITX, based on chipset Intel B75 and Z77. The first is positioned as a budget solution, the second is, in addition to support of overclocking Ivy Bridge K factor, will offer enhanced power system, and integrated Wi-Fi adapter and Bluetooth. Before the start of retail sales APU A-Series/Trinity (October) they will be joined by Mini-ITX motherboard based on chipset AMD A85.
From the pair of tiny “motherboards” B75/Z77 the greatest interest is for last one. The full codename of the model — MSI Z77IA-E53.
The upcoming model has seven power phases of processor socket with elements DrMOS and tantalum capacitors, power connector EPS12V 8-pin, two slots for RAM DDR3 (up to 16 GB of RAM) and a slot PCI Express 3.0 x16. Also, there are two SATA ports with a throughput of 3 and 6 Gb / s, single eSATA and mSATA (3 Gb / s). Jack mini-PCIe 5 GT / s is located directly above the mSATA — the original decision due to lack of space on the PCB.
The rear panel of the motherboard is equipped with a pair of USB 3.0. The same number of SuperSpeed USB ports can be displayed on the front panel of the chassis by means of the interface cable. The presence of D-Sub video output and HDMI is dictated by the available in processors Ivy Bridge and Sandy Bridge integrated graphics Intel HD. In addition, MSI Z77IA-E53 offers 5.1-channel audio Realtek ALC892 and Gigabit Ethernet interface.
For more information about this new product, search and read more in August.