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GIGABYTE GA-GC330UD Mini-ITX - Dual Core Atom Tested - The Box and What's Inside

Ultra low power from Intel gets a boost. Atom is strong, but will a second core help? With the use of GIGABYTE's GA-GC330UD, let's find out.

| Editorials in Motherboards | Posted: Aug 31, 2009 7:16 am
TweakTown Rating: 85%      Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

Package and Contents


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When the first Atom based boards hit the market we were told that Intel put alot of restrictions on its partners in terms of what the boards could be packed with and what they could be packed in. The result for GIGABYTE is a very plain grey box that is just over 17cm in length and 17cm in width; the exact size of a Mini-ITX board. There is only the company logo printed in the middle of the box with the board model sticker on the bottom right of the box.


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Moving along, we come to the documentation and software. With the limitations Intel has placed on the Atom platforms there is also a limitation on software. Atom boards are designed to work with Windows XP only. Therefore, the software CD that is included only contains Windows XP drivers and software. The user manual included has setup instructions for the board including BIOS and software setups for Windows XP.


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The included accessories for this board are extremely light. There is a single SATA data cable along with an IDE cable that can support two standard IDE or ATAPI devices.


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