Asus Unveils Two Motherboards Supporting AMD's AM1 Platform

Paul Lilly

The first AM1-socket based SoC motherboards from Asus

AMD said there were several planned motherboard releases based on its recently announced AM1 platform, and true to form, they're starting to trickle out. Some of the first are from Asus, which just announced the AM1M-A and AM1I-A , a pair of small form factor (SFF) motherboards built to take advantage of AMD's AM1-socketed System-on-Chip (SoC) Athlon and Sempron series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs).

The AM1M-A is a micro ATX board with two DDR3 DIMM slots supporting up to 32GB of single-channel RAM; a single PCI-E 2.0 x16 slot (at x4 speed); HDMI, DVI-D, and D-Sub (VGA) outputs; GbE LAN; 8-channel onboard audio; two SATA 6Gbps ports; four USB 3.0 ports (two front, two rear); eight USB 2.0 ports (four front, four rear); TPM header; LPT; and COM port.

Asus's other board -- AM1I-A -- is a mini ITX board that also has two DDR3 DIMM slots with support for up to 32GB of single-channel RAM. It features similar specs, but has a PCI-E 2.0 x4 slot, half as many USB 3.0 ports, and two COM ports.

Both boards sport a UEFI BIOS and are slated to arrive in early April. No word yet on price.

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