|Intel BOXD945GCLF2D Atom 330 mITX Motherboard|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Motherboards|
|Written by Hank Tolman - Edited by Olin Coles|
|Wednesday, 15 July 2009|
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Intel D945GCLF2D Motherboard
For years, the focus on computers has been on faster, better performing systems. Recently, however, with rising energy costs and more environmentally conscious consumers, computer manufacturers have turned to designing machines that use less energy, cost less, and still have many of the advantages of modern computer systems. In the realm of mobile and energy efficient computing, two real competitors have recently emerged. Via, with their Nano chipsets named after biblical references, has dominated the field until recently; at least as far as pure statistic performance is concerned. Intel is the other name, and with that name they have competed quite fiercely for the lion's share of the mobile and ultra-economic computing market. But name is all they had to go on, since their products, the Atom series, have fallen short of the standard set by Via. With the release of Intel's newest Atom, though, that has all changed. Benchmark Reviews is bringing you the down and dirty on the first ever dual core processor made specifically to combine improved performance with low energy consumption as we test the Intel BOXD945GCLF2D Atom 330 Intel 945GC Mini-ITX Motherboard/CPU combo kit.
Here at Benchmark Reviews, we got our hands on the new Intel 945GC Mini ITX Motherboard with Intel Atom 330 dual core processor. Reviews are abound comparing this new processor to the latest and greatest quad core, core i7, and even core 2 duo machines, which isn't fair. Knowing that this new Atom is focused on environmentally conscious and mobility computing tells us immediately that the Atom 330 will not come close to the performance of any of those other processors. Why waste time proving that a processor made to cost less and use less power doesn't play high end games or render at high frame rates? What Intel has done with the Atom 330 is provide everyone who has been looking for an inexpensive upgrade an opportunity to turn in their ancient Pentium or Athalon computers. The purpose of this review will be to show a comparison to those consumers debating the economic feasibility of upgrading to a new dual core machine.
Even if you are not one of the millions of consumers still waiting until the price is just right to upgrade your computer, you may have been contemplating building a home theater PC for storing all your media. You may want to build a machine to stream video to your TV from Hulu, Netflix, Fancast, or any number of sites. You may be like me, and enjoy the idea of putting an inexpensive computer in your car, rather than spend the same amount of money on a simple GPS only system. But whether you are upgrading the family homework and internet computer or making yet another addition to your network of cubicle desktops for your company, this review will help you see a new, cheap, and fast alternative to supplement your plan.
The introduction of the new dual core Atom chipset has catapulted Intel into the clear lead in the economic computing market. We aim today to answer a few questions you are sure to have regarding this new chipset. We will explore every option to ensure you have all the ammunition you need to make a choice for your computing needs. Going for just $79.99, the Intel D945GCLF2D motherboard/cpu combo is destined to move the market. Is it headed in your direction? Read more to find out.
About Intel Corporation
Intel Corporation is the world's largest semiconductor company founded by semiconductor pioneers Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore, and widely associated with the executive leadership and vision of Andrew Grove. Intel combines advanced chip design capability with leading-edge manufacturing capability. Originally known primarily to engineers and technologists, Intel's successful "Intel Inside" advertising campaign of the 1990s made it and its Pentium processor household names.
Intel pushes the boundairies of innovation so our work can make people's lives more exciting, fulfilling and manageable. And our work never stops. We never stop looking for the next leap ahead - in technology, education, culture, manufacturing, and social responsibility. And we never stop striving to deliver solutions with greater benefits for everyone. Intel is making PCs more accessible and affordable through innovative PC purchase programs. Through public and private collaboration, Intel has worked closely with government and industry leaders to develop more than 200 programs in 60 countries. With the onslaught of wireless broadband communication technologies like WiMAX, Wi-Fi, and 3G and wireline ADSL and cable, Intel, in collaboration with local governments, is connecting more people in more places than ever before - no matter how remote.
Intel is committed to improving education on a global scale. With an ongoing focus on students and teachers, we're making an impact with technology solutions that support the development of 21st Century skills, including digital literacy, problem solving, and critical thinking. As citizens use the internet, the need to create localized content is the key. Intel-sponsored programs provide localized content and services to connect technologies to villages, suburbs, and cities around the world to deliver access to community information, education, and healthcare.