Jetway NC63-330-LF Mini ITX Motherboard

Recently I reviewed the Jetway NC96FL-510-LF mini ITX motherboard, with a dual core Atom processor and Intel chipset. I must say I was impressed by that little motherboards performance, however I wanted to find out just how much difference the Nvidia ION setup would make in basically the same board. So, as luck would have it, today we will be taking a look at the Jetway NC63-330-LF Mini ITX motherboard, which utilizes the Dual core Atom processor and the Nvidia ION chipset.

Sponsor: Jetway

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First Impression

  As stated in my last review of the Jetway NC96FL, Mini ITX boards have become quite popular with uses varying from HTPC (Home Theater Personal Computers) systems, vehicle on board PC’s, and in computer modding as well. The addition of the dual core CPU’s are however also making them even more desirable, even for basic home computers. The one drawback that continues to haunt the boards is the low-end video graphics. However, as I stated in the NC96FL review, things are getting much better, in fact with the addition of the Nvidia ION chipset, it seems things are looking up in the video department of the mini ITX boards. 

   

  As with most of the Jetway mini ITX boxes I have seen, there isn’t a lot of pictures of the board or information about the board printed on the box. Mainly a bit of artwork, a few logos and of course a sticker on the end of the box giving the board name/model number and a quick list of general details about the board. However, it’s what is inside the box we are interested in, and as far as specifications and details I will list those below. 

Features: 

1. NVIDIA MCP7A-ION Chipset
2. Support Intel Atom 230 / 330 Processors
3. Solid Polymer, long life capacitors
4. Support 4 Serial ATA2 3Gb/s Connectors
5. Support RAID 0, 1, 5, 0+1, JBOD
6. Support 1080i, 1080p, and HDCP
7. Support Microsoft DirectX 10
8. Support DVI-D and HDMI ports
9. Support one Gigabit LAN
10. Integrated 6CH HD Audio CODEC with SPDIF out
11. Support 8bit Watch Dog Technology
12. Support WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (optional)
13. 2560 * 1600 Max. Resolution
14. Standard ATX Power Connector
15. Mini ITX Form Factor (17cm x 17cm)

Specifications:

  • CPU
  • Support Intel Atom N230(Single core) / N330(Dual core) Processors
  • Clock: 1.6GHz
  • Front Side Bus: 533MHz
  • Chipset
  • NVIDIA MCP7A-ION single chipset
  • Memory
  • 2*240-pin DIMM Sockets for un-buffered Dual Channel DDR2 800/667 up to 8 GB
  • Storage
  • 4 * Serial ATA2 3Gb/s connectors
  • Supports HDDs with RAID 0, 1, 5, 0+1, JBOD functions
  • Audio
  • Realtek 6-Channel HD Audio CODEC w/ SPIF out
  • Ethernet LAN
  • 1 * Realtek RTL8111DL PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet LAN
  • USB
  • Embedded 10 * USB 2.0
  • Special Features
  • Advanced Power Design that supports the latest Atom N/230(Single core) / N330(Dual core) Processors
  • Support 8bit Watch Dog Technology
  • Support CPU Smart Fan & DC Fan & ACPI S3
  • Premium DirectX 10 graphics with advanced digital display connectivity
  • PureVideo™ Full 1080p HD video and Blu-ray playback
  • NVIDIA® CUDA™ technology to accelerate the most demanding applications
  • Premium Windows experience with Windows Vista and Windows 7
  • Rear Panel I / O
  • 6 * USB 2.0 ports
  • 1 * PS/2 Mouse & Keyboard Combined connector
  • 1 * RJ-45 ports
  • 1 * Audio I / O connector W/SPDIF out
  • 1 * VGA port, 1 * DVI-D port, 1 * HDMI port
  • Internal I / O
  • 2 * USB 2.0 headers for 4 USB 2.0 ports
  • CPU / Chassis Fan connectors
  • CD / AUX Audio in & 1 * Serial Port header
  • 1 * 8bit GPIO header
  • 1 * Mini PCI-E Socket
  • 1 * 24-pin Standard ATX Power connector
  • BIOS
  • AMI 8MB Flash ROM
  • Form Factor
  • Mini ITX Form Factor(17cmx17cm)

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