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Written by Hank Tolman - Edited by Olin Coles   
Wednesday, 15 July 2009
Table of Contents: Page Index
Intel BOXD945GCLF2D Atom 330 mITX Motherboard
Intel 945GC Atom 330 Features
BOXD945GCLF2D Specifications
Closer Look: Intel 945GC
BOXD945GCLF2D Details
Test Methodology
Performance Test Results
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Intel 945GC Atom 330 Features

The Intel Atom processor is Intel's smallest processor, built with the world's smallest transistors and manufactured on Intel's industry-leading 45nm Hi-k Metal Gate technology. The Intel Atom processor was purpose-built for simple, affordable, netbooks and nettops.

Intel Atom processor-based netbooks and nettops offer both an easy-to-use mobile device with simple interfaces and targeted performance for a good online experience. They are rugged and compact in design, and offer the freedom and flexibility of wireless connectivity.

Great for Internet, these devices are an affordable option for education, photo and video viewing, social networking, voice over IP, e-mail, messaging, browsing, and numerous other Internet activities and basic applications.

Features and benefits

Form factor

Mini-ITX /micro-ATX compatible (6.75 inches by 6.75 inches [171.45 millimeters by 171.45 millimeters])
Processor Integrated Intel Atom processor 330 with a 533 MHz system bus
  • One 240-pin DDR2 SDRAM Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM) sockets
  • Support for DDR2 533/667 MHz DIMMs
  • Support for up to 2 GBΣ of system memory
Chipset Intel 945GC Express Chipset (82945GC) and Intel I/O Controller Hub 82801GB (ICH7)
Audio Realtek* ALC662 audio codec (5.1 channel HD audio)
Video Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 and optional S-video output support (only available on D945GCLF2)
I/O Control SMSC* LPC47M997 based Legacy I/O controller for serial, parallel, and PS/2* ports
LAN Support 10/100/1000 Mbps LAN subsystem using the Realtek* LAN adapter device
Peripheral interfaces
  • Eight USB 2.0 ports
  • Two Serial SATA ports (3.0 GB/s)
  • One parallel ATA IDE interface with UDMA 33, ATA-66/100 support
  • One serial port
  • One parallel port
  • PS/2* keyboard and mouse ports
Expansion capabilities One PCI Conventional* bus connector

Power Management

  • Support for Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI)
  • Wake on USB, PCI, PS/2, LAN, and front panel

Supported Operating Systems

  • Microsoft Windows Vista* Home Basic Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit edition
  • Microsoft Windows* XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home


Low Thermal Design Power enables smaller internet-centric desktop computing devices due to the lower cooling requirements.

Power optimized front side bus

Minimizes power needed to transmit data to the processor, resulting in significant power savings and enabling longer battery life - all without impacting performance.

Enhanced data prefetcher & Enhanced Register Access Manager

Anticipates data the processor is likely to need and stores the information within the processor's L2 cache, resulting in improved performance since the processor doesn't have to wait as long for data.

Intel Advanced Smart Cache

Cache & bus design for efficient data sharing, providing enhanced performance, responsiveness and power savings.

Integrated DX9* graphics core

The Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 provides 3D graphics performance for a good visual computing experience.

Intel High Definition Audio 5.1

Integrated audio support enables quality home theater sound and delivers advanced features such as multiple audio streams and jack re-tasking.


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