Asus Thinks Big with Mini-ITX F1A75-I Deluxe Motherboard

Asus is apparently looking to make a big splash in the mini-ITX market with the launch of its F1A75-I Deluxe motherboard. This is the same board Asus showed off at the Computex trade show earlier this year, only now it's official.

Despite its diminutive size, Asus managed jam a whole bunch of features into this tiny slice of silicon, starting with the connectivity ports. There are four SATA 6Gbps ports, a PCI-Express x16 slot, eSATA port, two USB 3.0 ports on the rear I/O (and two more via header), several more USB 2.0 ports, optical SPDIF, GbE LAN, three display outputs (DVI, HDMI, and DisplayPort), and a few other odds and ends.

Other features include built-in 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, 6-channel audio (8-channel via HDMI), a UEFI BIOS, Asus' proprietary EZ-mode GUI setup program, EPU energy saving chip, RAID support, 4+1 phase VRM, and two DDR3 DIMM slots with support for up to DDR3-1866 memory.

The F1A75-I Deluxe is based on AMD's A75 chipset and supports FM1 socket CPUs. It's primarily aimed at HTPC gurus, but with a feature-set like that, anyone looking for compact PC might want to check it out. No word yet on price.
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coolice 3 years ago

Hmm... i'm really not liking where they've put the 24 pin mobo connector... Right on the top!!

They should have put the RAM slots where the sata ports are and vice versa

Dave_HH 3 years ago

I'd tend to agree with that, though there are sometimes a myriad of reasons why layout traces have to run a certain way.

omegadraco 3 years ago

Very nice, I could see this in a beautiful HTPC. It would be curious to know if they plan on releasing an Intel version of this board. It looks like it has a nice built in dual tuner as well :)

LauRoman 3 years ago

That's not a tuner, those are plugs for wifi antennae.

CDeeter 3 years ago

Any word on price or availability?

realneil 3 years ago

[quote user="CDeeter"]Any word on price or availability?[/quote]

it's not for sale anywhere that I could find yet. It's not even displayed on ASUS's website as of a few minutes ago. I agree that it's a nice looking board though.



ThunderBird 3 years ago

@ omegadraco I was thinking the same thing. This would make a great HTPC.

bobbycab 2 years ago

Can anyone confirm if this board definitely sends audio via HDMI?

bobbycab 2 years ago

ps sorry to resurrect an old post, and thanks in advance

realneil 2 years ago

I know that the HDMI standard says that full digital audio is a part of every HDMI connection.

And while (I don't own it) I can't say for absolute sure that this board is compliant with standards, my ASUS F1-A75-V*Pro ~does~ have it included in it's HDMI connection.

ASUS has a good track record for cleaving to standards.

bobbycab 2 years ago

cheers for the input :)

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