The Asus Professional H610T D4-CSM motherboard is ready for launch within the US on Friday. This H610-based motherboard mixes a desktop Alder Lake socket (LGA1700) with twin compact SO-DIMM slots and is powered by an exterior 19V DC energy brick by way of a barrel jack on the rear I/O panel. By all accounts, it could be a good selection for a compact construct or an AiO improve.
Asus ITX motherboards usually characteristic a chipset + ‘I’ suffix, however this one is a ‘T’ as it’s categorised as a Mini ITX Skinny design. To maintain any system you construct utilizing this motherboard suitably skinny, positively go for a low-profile CPU cooler. Like in a laptop computer, the SO-DIMM slots are populated by including the reminiscence modules at an angle and clicking them into place as you lay them down flat. Thus you possibly can add as much as the max 64GB of DDR4-3200 reminiscence with none vertical protrusions. There are not any growth slots to populate with add-in-cards. Asus says this ITX board is the usual 6.7-inches (17cm) sq. however does not present any data concerning the peak.
That is an Alder Lake board with a six-phase digital VRM, and you’re restricted to desktop processors with a max TDP of 65W, which appears smart given the design and envisioned objective by Asus.
We have now talked about the processor, reminiscence, and (lack of) growth slots, and as a diminutive motherboard, there aren’t many different onboard growth choices. The Asus Professional H610T ITX solely gives two SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports and one M.2 slot (kind 2260/2280, supporting PCIe 4.0 x4 & SATA modes). Nonetheless, the again panel is a bit higher, with its two USB 3.2 Gen2 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, DisplayPort, HDMI port, 1Gb Ethernet jack, twin audio jacks, and the 19V barrel jack. You even have headers to connect as much as seven different USB ports, two of which could be USB 3.2 Gen1.
One other characteristic we’ve not talked about above however is worthy of observe is the onboard Realtek 7.1 Encompass Sound Excessive Definition Audio CODEC. Moreover, an additional M.2 2230 slot is out there, which could possibly be helpful for one thing like a Wi-Fi module.
Lastly, a few of the specs of this motherboard recommend it was developed from a design typically used for AiO methods or can be utilized to improve some AiOs utilizing customary elements. There are a number of AiO system-related and flat panel-related headers on this motherboard, in addition to an LVDS header which is an choice used to attach laptop computer or AiO shows.
On its product web page, Asus talks about how the Professional H610T ITX motherboard is sweet for companies with its safety, administration and serviceability options.
US on-line retailer Newegg at the moment has these motherboards up for pre-order, priced at $112.99.