Sometimes, Maximum PCs can be minimum PCs. Bigger isn’t always better. Gigabyte is giving love to the little guys with their new mini-ITX HTPC motherboard, gracefully named the A75N-USB3. As you may have guessed from the name, it’s based around AMD’s A75 Fusion chipset and packs in four speedy USB 3.0 slots, but that’s not all.
The FM1 socket-rocking mobo supports AMD’s A and E2 series accelerated processors, which include Radeon-based integrated graphics. Audio capabilities include Dolby Home Theater, high definition audio and 2.1, 5.1 and 7.1-channel surround sound support, while HDMI, S/PDIF and DVI-D ports handle sending out those spiffy HD signals. Upgrade abilities are limited with a single PCIe x16 slot, 4 internal 6Gb/s SATA connections, and just two full-sized DDR3 DIMM slots, although those two slots support up to a whopping 32 GB of RAM, a bit of future-proofing that just seems like overkill for this pint-sized mobo.
For a full list of specs, check out the A75N-USB3’s product page over at the Gigabyte website.