Asus' J1800I-C Bay Trail Motherboard Spotted

Biostar, MSI, and Gigabyte have all announced their J1800 based motherboards and now Asus is joining the fray. The motherboard is a low-power board intended for use in kiosks and light, everyday computing systems.

The Celeron J1800 CPU is a dual-core Bay Trail processor that has a base frequency of 2.41 GHz and a Turbo frequency of 2.58 GHz. It has 1 MB of L2 cache. The GPU aboard has a frequency of 688 MHz, with a maximum dynamic frequency of 792 MHz. In its entirety, the CPU has a TDP of only 10 Watts. The CPU is cooled by a gold-colored passive heatsink.

The Mini-ITX board has room for up to two DDR3-SODIMM memory banks and features two SATA2 ports, a single Mini-PCIe slot, and a PCI-Express 1x slot. Rear I/O connectivity is handled by a single legacy PS/2 port, four USB 2.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, a single USB 3.0 port, HDMI, VGA, a serial COM port, as well as analogue stereo audio.

Pricing for the board is expected to sit around $60.

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  • Tomas650
    How would these fare in an htpc build?
  • ocilfa
    @Tomas650: Not as terrible as some may think. It easily handles 1080p. Being passive, they would work fantastic within the living room.
  • InvalidError
    1571822 said:
    How would these fare in an htpc build?

    With pretty much all low-end CPUs and tons of low-end SoCs supporting hardware decode these days, there isn't much of a reason left for anything semi-recent to struggle with 1080p/h264 decoding. If you want to do 2160p/h265, that could be a different story.