Many people don't have enough room for a full-size PC and crave more performance than you can squeeze from a reasonably-priced laptop. For these people, a mini-ITX system is very appropriate, compromising a few features for a much more compact system.
Today we are going to look at the Intel DH57JG Mini-ITX Motherboard in conjunction with a Core i5 660 CPU. These should provide the perfect core for a compact everyday PC or even a HTPC and we shall see how well the perform in our tests.
Intel Core i5 660 Specification
|# of Cores
|# of Threads
|Max Turbo Frequency
|Intel® Smart Cache
|Instruction Set Extensions
|VID Voltage Range
Intel DH57JG Specification
|At product launch, this desktop board supports:
|Intel® H57 Express Chipset
|Intel® High Definition Audio subsystem in the following configuration:
|Gigabit (10/100/1000 Mbits/sec) LAN subsystem using the Intel® 82578DC Gigabit Ethernet Controller
|One PCI Express* 2.0 x 16 bus add-in card connector