The Computex trade show in Taiwan never disappoints – major manufacturers show up in full force for the event, dragging hot new gear and gargantuan announcements behind them. For Asus, the PadFone garnered the most attention, but they were also showing off other pieces of cool new tech – like the F1A75-I Deluxe motherboard. Even though Computex was months ago, the F1A75-1 only became official yesterday, as Asus issued a press release announcing the F1A75 line, including the F1A75-I Deluxe, the itty-bitty motherboard with big-time connection options.
The mini-ITX-based FM1 mobo is built around AMD's A75 fusion controller hub chipset, making it perfect for use with AMD's new APUs. It includes DIP2 with DIGI+ VRM, built-in Wi-Fi, UEFI BIOS, a PCIe X16 slot and dual DIMM slots capable of rocking 16GB DDR3 1866 memory.
But the big thing about this little mobo is its connection options. The F1A75-I Deluxe rocks ports for HDMI 1.4a, DVI-D, DisplayPort, PS/2, 5.1-channel surround-enabled optical S/PDIF, Ethernet and Bluetooth connections, along with two USB 3.0 and four USB 2.0 ports and four 6Gbps SATA3 ports (although only one is external). The F1A75-I Deluxe packs in plenty of other stuff, too – you can check out the press release and
the full spec list at Hexus
if you're interested.
Pricing and availability? Your guess is as good as ours. Asus didn't go into details. With options like those, don't expect it to be cheap. Other mobos in the line offer different configurations.