Considering its mini-ITX form factor, Axiomtek’s MANO873 is an impressively well-equipped motherboard that features an Intel LGA1155 socket, compatibility with 3rd Generation Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 processors, support for a maximum of 16 GB of DDR3-1333 / DDR3-1600 memory, and a PCI Express 3.0 x16 and Mini Card slot.
The motherboard also offers four USB 3.0 ports that use Renesas’ uPD720202 and can operate under Windows XP, two USB 2.0 ports and COM ports, four SATA connectors (2x SATA-600, 2x SATA-300), two Gigabit Ethernet ports, DVI-D, VGA and HD Audio outputs.
“Our new MANO873 supporting Intel® Q77 Express chipset and using 3rd Generation Intel Core processor family offers maximum security and manageability features. Similar to typical Mini ITX motherboards, the MANO873 offers rich I/O including two COM ports, four USB 2.0, four USB 3.0, two Gigabit LANs, DVI-D, and VGA for system integrators in need of numerous and flexible interfaces. Its four SATA connectors allow storage requirements to be met with ease. Users also can increase board functionality with PCIe 3.0 x16 slot and PCI Express Mini Card slot,” said David Chiu, PM of Product Planning Division at Axiomtek.