ASRock A330ION ITX Motherboard - Specifications and More

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A330ION Specs:

Below are some of the features of the A330ION from ASRock as taken from the product page here. 

  • Intel®  Dual-Core Atom™ Processor 330 (1.6 GHz)
  • ASRock DuraCap (2.5 x longer life time), 100% Japan-made high-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors
  • NVIDIA® MCP7A-ION Chipset
  • Supports FSB533 MHz
  • Supports Dual Channel DDR3 1066/800 non-ECC, un-buffered memory, 2 x DIMM slots, Max. capacity up to 4GB
  • Integrated NVIDIA® GeForce 9 Series, DirectX 10 VGA, Pixel Shader 4.0, Max. shared memory 512MB
  • Multi VGA Output options: D-Sub, DVI-D and HDMI
  • Supports HDCP function
  • Supports Full HD 1080p Blu-ray (BD) / HD-DVD playback
  • 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot
  • 4 x SATAII 3.0 Gb/s connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1), NCQ, AHCI and "Hot Plug" functions
  • 2 x Powered eSATAII/USB Connectors
  • Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
  • Supports ASRock Instant Boot, Instant Flash, ASRock OC Tuner, OC DNA, Good Night LED
  • EuP Ready
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio (VIA® VT2020 Audio Codec)
  • Windows® 7 Logo Ready
  • Free Bundle : CyberLink DVD Suite - OEM and Trial; Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi MB - Trial
  • I/O Panel: 1 x VGA/D-Sub Port, 1 x VGA/DVI-D Port, 1 x HDMI Port, 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port, 4 x Ready-to-Use USB 2.0 Ports, 2 x Powered eSATAII/USB Connectors, 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED

 

 General
CPU - Intel® Dual-Core Atom™ Processor 330 (1.6 GHz)
- Supports FSB533 MHz
- Supports Hyper-Threading Technology
- Supports Untied Overclocking Technology
- Supports EM64T
Chipset - NVIDIA® MCP7A-ION
Memory - Dual Channel DDR3 memory technology
- 2 x DDR3 DIMM slots
- Supports DDR3 1066/800 non-ECC, un-buffered memory
- Max. capacity of system memory: 4GB
*

*Due to the CPU limitation, the actual memory size may be less than 4GB for the reservation for system usage under Windows® OS.
BIOS - 8Mb AMI Legal BIOS
- Supports "Plug and Play"
- ACPI 1.1 Compliance Wake Up Events
- Supports jumperfree
- SMBIOS 2.3.1 Support
- VCCM Voltage Multi-adjustment
- Supports Smart BIOS
 Audio, Video and Networking
Graphics - Integrated NVIDIA® GeForce 9 Series
- DX10 VGA, Pixel Shader 4.0
- Max. shared memory 512MB
- Three VGA Output options: D-Sub, DVI-D and HDMI
- Supports HDMI Technology with max. resolution up to 1920x1200 (1080P)
- Supports Dual-link DVI with max. resolution up to 2560x1600 @ 75Hz
- Supports D-Sub with max. resolution up to 1920x1440 @ 75Hz
- Supports HDCP function
- Supports Full HD 1080p Blu-ray (BD) / HD-DVD playback
Audio - 7.1 CH HD Audio (VIA® VT2020 Audio Codec)
LAN - Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
- Giga PHY RTL8211CL
- Supports Wake-On-LAN
 Expansion / Connectivity
Slots - 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot
Connector - 4 x SATAII 3.0 Gb/s connectors, support RAID (RAID 0 and RAID 1), NCQ, AHCI and "Hot Plug" functions*
- 1 x IR header
- 1 x COM port header
- 1 x HDMI_SPDIF header
- CPU/Chassis FAN connector
- 24 pin ATX power connector
- Front panel audio connector
- 2 x USB 2.0 headers (support 4 USB 2.0 ports)

*Please noted that AHCI/RAID mode is not supported under Windows® XP/XP 64bit OS.
Rear Panel I/O I/O Panel
- 1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port
- 1 x VGA/D-Sub Port
- 1 x VGA/DVI-D Port
- 1 x HDMI Port
- 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
- 4 x Ready-to-Use USB 2.0 Ports
- 2 x Powered eSATAII/USB Connectors
- 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
- HD Audio Jack: Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone
 Other Features / Miscellaneous
Unique Feature - ASRock OC Tuner
- Instant Boot
- ASRock Instant Flash
- ASRock OC DNA
- Hybrid Booster:
- CPU Frequency Stepless Control
- ASRock U-COP
- Boot Failure Guard (B.F.G.)
- Good Night LED
Support CD - Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version), ASRock Software Suite (CyberLink DVD Suite and Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi MB) (OEM and Trial Version)
Accessories - Quick Installation Guide, Support CD, I/O Shield
- 1 x Bundled Intel® Dual-Core Atom™ Processor 330
- 2 x SATA Data Cables (optional)
- 1 x SATA 1 to 1 Power Cable (optional)
Hardware Monitor - CPU Temperature Sensing
- Chassis Temperature Sensing
- CPU Fan Tachometer
- Chassis Fan Tachometer
- Voltage Monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, CPU Vcore
Form Factor - Mini-ITX Form Factor: 6.7-in x 6.7-in, 17.0 cm x 17.0 cm
- All Solid Capacitor design (100% Japan-made high-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors)
OS - Microsoft® Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / Vista™ / Vista™ 64-bit / XP / XP 64-bit compliant
Certifications - FCC, CE, WHQL
- EuP Ready (EuP ready power supply is required)

 

NVIDIA ION Specifications:

  NVIDIA® ION™ graphics processor
Intended Operating System Windows 7, Windows Vista,
Windows XP
Memory Interface DDR3-1066
DDR2-800
DirectX 10 Support Yes
Graphics Cores 16
Core/Shader Clocks 450/1100 MHz
Texture Fill Rate 3.6 Billion/second
Max. Anti-Aliasing (AA) Sample Rate 16x
RAMDACs 300MHz
Max. High-Dynamic Range (HDR) Precision 128-bit
Max. Analog Resolution 2048 x 1536
Max Digital Resolution 2560 x 1600
NVIDIA PureVideo® HD Yes
With Full HD decode (1080i/p)
Display options HDMI, dual-link DVI,
DP, or VGA (any 2)
PCI-Express 2.0 20 lanes
1 x16
4 x1
SATA drives 6
SATA speed 3Gb/s
RAID 0,1
Networking 10/100/1000
USB ports 12 / 2C
PCI Slots 5
Audio HDA (Azalia)

 

Intel Atom 330 Specifications:

sSpec Number: SLG9Y
CPU Speed: 1.60 GHz
Bus Speed: 533 MHz
Bus/Core Ratio: 12.0
L2 Cache Size: 1 MB
L2 Cache Speed: 1.6 GHz

 Package Type: Micro-FCBGA
Manufacturing Technology: 45 nm
Core Stepping: C0
CPUID String: 106C2h
Thermal Design Power: 8W
Thermal Specification: 85.2°C
VID Voltage Range: .90V-1.162V