Gigabyte displays a handful of Clarkdale mobos

— 3:22 PM on December 16, 2009

The closer Intel's 32-nm Clarkdale processors draw on the horizon, the more images and specifications of matching motherboards are finding their way onto the web. This time, Gigabyte has posted shots of four upcoming H55 and H57 motherboards on its Facebook page.

The photos, which you'll also find in our image gallery below, depict three microATX boards—the GA-H55M-S2H, GA-H55M-UD2H, and GA-H57M-USB3—as well as one full-sized model, the GA-H55-UD3H. All four mobos have DVI and HDMI outputs presumably driven by the graphics core on the Clarkdale processor package, and a couple of them (the UD2H and USB3) also chuck in a DisplayPort output for good measure.

Otherwise, Gigabyte has outfitted all four motherboards with LGA1156 processor sockets, a pair of physical PCI Express x16 slots sitting on either side of the 32-bit PCI slots, and varying numbers of Serial ATA and DIMM slots. The GA-H57M-USB3 breaks the mold somewhat by including two USB 3.0 ports and what looks like a pair of 6Gbps Serial ATA ports, too. The H57M-UD2H looks to have roughly the same features and layout, minus the next-gen I/O.

Both the GA-H57M-USB3 and GA-H57M-UD2H feature FireWire, external Serial ATA, DisplayPort, and a full assortment of four DIMM slots, one IDE connector, and one floppy connector, for folks who absolutely must cling on to their old 3.5" floppy drives.

In recent weeks, we also caught a gander at Clarkdale motherboards from ASRock, Asus, and MSI. (Thanks to SemiAccurate for the link.)

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