Again, despite all the noise around the updated Atom processors and platforms, ASRock has announced a new motherboard using the previous (current) generation of Atom processor and the NVIDIA ION platform.  The ASRock A330ION combines a solid mix of great features for advanced users in an incredibly small package.

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The A330ION takes the dual-core Atom 330 processor running at 1.6 GHz and combines it with the NVIDIA ION chipset and a dual-channel memory bus to create probably the fastest Atom-based system you can find today.  The motherboard also includes a full-size PCIe x16 slot should you want a better graphics card (debatable value to that though) or another accessory in the system as well as a pair of powered eSATA connections on the back panel. 

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The system has support for VGA, HDMI and DVI displays even has some BIOS features for modest overclocking if you are into that kind of thing.  Four standard SATA 3.0 Gbps ports and Gigabit Ethernet and 7.1 channel audio round out the feature set for the board.  It will be available right after CES thought I don’t know the pricing on it.