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New mini PC board 5×5 from Intel

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It’s not over revelations about Intel. Intel is not slowing down and more highlights its position in the market for mini PCs. After a successful success Intel Compute Stick and NUC Intel sets the trends and introduces the mini PC board  called 5×5.

5x5 intel boardNew 5×5 platform for tiny PCs from Intel has a socket that lets you choose your own CPU or upgrade to a new processor down the road. Intel’s been showing off a prototype of the new board (5×5) since the start of the year.

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5x5 intel boardThe board measures 5.5″ x 5.8″ inches and its a bit bigger than an NUC motherboard (which measures about 4″ x 4″, it’s smaller than a Mini ITX board, which measures about 6.7″ x 6.7″. The 5×5 board supports LGA-based processors including Intel Celeron to Intel Core i7 series chips. The company says it can support processors with up to 65 watt TDP.

The 5×5 board supports LGA-based processors including Intel Celeron to Intel Core i7 series chips. The company says it can support processors with up to 65 watt TDP.

The 5×5 board also include Ethernet and wireless networking, 2 SODIMM slots for memory and support for M.2 storage or 2.5 inch SATA drives. Like the Intel NUC, it’s likely that we’ll see 5×5 systems in different sizes: models with 2.5 inch drives will need to be a little taller than versions that use M.2 solid state storage.

It’s clear that Intel sees the value of micro devices based on projects like the Compute Stick, but a component like the 5×5 demonstrates that the company expects the industry to move in that direction also.

Source: Liliputing

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