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Review: Can EQS's RS690IKM-AB6S best VIA's ITX-sized motherboards?

by James Thorburn on 25 October 2007, 13:11

Tags: RS690IKM-AB6S, AMD (NYSE:AMD), VIA Technologies (TPE:2388), EQS

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Specifications

 

CPU All AMD AM2 CPUs
Northbridge AMD 690G
Southbridge ATI SB600
Memory 1 x DIMM - single-channel, DDR2-800/667/533, ECC and non-ECC, un-buffered memory (2GiB max)
VGA

Integrated ATI Radeon X1250-based graphics
Supports HDMI technology with HDCP compliance - max resolution 1280 x 720p

Dual VGA output support - D-SUB & HDMI

PCI Express None
PCI conventional 1 x PCI
ATA 1 x Ultra DMA 133/100
SATA 2 x SATA 3Gb/s
LAN PCIe Gigabit LAN
Audio ALC883 High Definition Audio 6-channel CODEC
Floppy 1 x Floppy disk drive connector
FireWire None
USB Supports 8x USB 2.0 ports (4 rear, 4 via headers)
Back panel I/O ports 1 x PS/2 mouse
1 x PS/2 keyboard
1 x HDMI
1 x VGA
1 x RJ45
4 x USB 2.0/1.1
6-channel audio I/O
Internal I/O connectors 2 x USB 2.0 - supports additional four USB 2.0 ports
Front-panel connector for High Definition Audio
CD audio-in
Fan-power headers for CPU and chassis
24-pin EATX power
4-pin ATX 12V power
Form factor ITX form factor, (170mm x 170mm)
Expected street price £67 (inc VAT)

By modern standards, the EQS RS690IKM-AB6S is somewhat modestly spec'd. But, compared to other ITX offerings, it fares quite well.