We believe it is based on the Intel H67 chipset, but we are not completely sure. The box had a strange “H61” scrawled across the cover, so is this a lower power, lower feature chipset from Intel which supports Sandy Bridge? Most likely it is not, but who knows? The board does not feature a full PCI-E 16x slot, but instead only has a PCI-E 1x slot. 4 SATA ports and a pretty polished looking layout finish the board.
If there is anything that Sandy Bridge might excel at, it is as the basis for a HTPC machine. The fast and power efficient CPU combined with a pretty robust graphics with good media features is an easy fit for this particular market. The Mini-ITX form factor will be much appreciated as well in more consumer centric media players.