After the early release of the Intel Pine Trail platform and Pineview processors, many Intel partners are following suit this week by announcing updated netbooks, nettops and at least one SFF-ready motherboard using the latest iteration of the Atom platform.

The ECS TIGT-I motherboard is based on the NM10 Express chipset and integrates a 1.66 GHz dual-core Atom D510 processor as well.  You can see in the image below that the motherboard is easily cooled WITHOUT a fan:

ECS releases motherboard with new Atom Pine Trail platform - Processors 2

The lower power consumption of the Pine Trail platform is impressive so you should be able to build a completely silent PC using this motherboard as the core.  Of course with the new Pineview processors the ECS TIGT-I motherboard includes an integrated DDR2 memory controller and the “new” Intel 3150 graphics solution directly on the CPU die. 

The motherboard form factor fits into the mini-ITX specifications measuring just 170x170mm.

No word on pricing or availability yet though; we’ll keep you posted.
ECS Unveils Brand New Earth Friendly Atom Motherboard Offers a Purpose-built and Low-power Solution to Fulfill Home Users’ Needs.

Smaller and Faster

Taipei, Taiwan, Dec. 21, 2009 – Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS), the world’s leading motherboard, barebone system, and notebook manufacturer, is pleased to introduce a brand new small and powerful motherboard, ECS TIGT-I, embedding the latest Intel® dual core AtomTM processor D510 integrated memory controller and Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3150(GMA3150) to deliver up to 20% higher performance than ever for home users. The ECS TIGT-I motherboard features fast Ethernet, high definition audio for various internet applications and leverages integrated GMA3150 graphics core supporting DirectX 9 for popular graphics requirements. In addition, the ultra low voltage and smallest size, Mini-ITX(170x170mm) make the ECS TIGT-I motherboard an ideal solution for fan-less embedded systems, small form factor PCs and portable devices.

More Powerful but Less Consumption

The ECS TIGT-I motherboard is based on NM 10 Express chipsets and has a 1.66 GHz Intel® dual core AtomTM 45nm processor directly mounted on the motherboard. With the brand new 2-chip solution, the ECS TIGT-I motherboard saves 50% power but increases up to 20% performance than previous generation motherboard, besides, this motherboard is capable to keep the system quiet and stable even without any cooling fans. The low-power architecture of the processor is targeting at portable battery-operated applications such as mobile internet devices (MID), low-cost laptop PCs.

In spite of the tiny dimension of the board, Mini_ITX 170x170mm, the ECS TIGT-I motherboard is well equipped Fast Ethernet port, high definition audio, 2 x SATA3.0 Gb/s, 1 x PATA, 4 x USB 2.0, 2 x DDR2 800, 1 x PCIe x1 expansion slot.
The ECS TIGT-I motherboard is an excellent choice that realizes the desire for a stylish computer.

For more information on ECS TIGT-I motherboard or any other ECS products, contact your local ECS sales agent today.

About ECS

The Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has been a pioneer in designing and manufacturing computer motherboards since 1987. Today, the motherboard maker also designs and manufactures desktop PCs, notebooks, servers, motherboards, video cards, wireless solutions and handheld devices for distributors worldwide. Headquartered in Taiwan with operations in North America, Europe and China, Korea and Japan, ECS also has ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified manufacturing facilities in China, Mexico and Czech Republic. For more information, please visit ECS at