Abit readies Core Duo board with HDMI
DailyTech received word about an upcoming Abit
that is claimed to be the world's first with an
HDMI connector. HDMI is an interface that allows the transmission of
High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection-encrypted multi-channel audio
and high-definition video through a single cable with a small, 19-pin
connector. Aside from HDMI, the IL-80MV reportedly sports an Intel 945GT
chipset, as well as a microATX form factor and an mPGA479 socket
designed to accommodate Intel's Core Duo mobile processor (and,
DailyTech claims, mobile Core 2 Duos once they ship).
Despite those features, the board offers neither a PCI-E x16 nor an AGP
slot, and it lacks a DVI output along with VGA and HDMI. Furthermore,
board photos only show two memory slots, two Serial ATA ports, and a
single IDE connector. The IL-80MV looks like an ideal candidate for home
theater PCs, and Abit seems to have tailored it for that purpose.
According to DailyTech, the board is expected to enter mass-production
in June and to hit shelves "that same month."