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Overview of all Pineview Atom based Motherboards

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"The market for low power draw (below 20 Watts), passively cooled, small form factor motherboards was until recently dominated by rather expensive VIA boards and to a smaller extent AMD (with the Geode). Even last years' first generation Atom did not fit into this category as first generation Atom motherboards (with the commonly used power-hungry Intel 945GC chipset or even with the Nvidia ION) typically consumed 20-30 Watts and therefore usually needed a fan on the chipset.

"The new Pineview Atom combined with the new NM10 Express single-chip-chipset on the other hand, makes Atom based motherboards that only draw 12-15 Watts a reality, which means they can be passively cooled and used for purposes where they need to be running 24/7, while minimizing the impact on the electricity bill.

"Apart from industrial uses, these new Pineview Atom motherboards are ideal in combination with Linux to make small, low power consumption, 24/7 home mail or web servers, BT-clients, file servers, home surveillance appliances, routers, firewalls or even small PCs for web browsing and email."

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