Connectivity and expansion options for the AIMB-270 Mini-ITX motherboard include one PCI Express x16 expansion slot, six serial ports, four SATA II 300-megabyte-per-second connectors, eight USB 2.0 ports, dual display output with VGA, DVI, and LVDS display output interface options. AIMB-270 is capable of SATA RAID 0, 1, 5 & 10.
The Intel Turbo Boost Monitor application is a Microsoft Windows sidebar gadget that displays processor frequency and enables processor cores to run at the highest possible frequencies within their thermal limitations. Intel Hybrid multi-monitor enables an integrated graphics processing unit (GPU) to work together with a discrete GPU, which enables use of more than two independently driven displays. Mini-ITX is a 6.7-by-6.7-inch low-power motherboard that often can be cooled passively because of its low power consumption, and is useful for fanless applications in embedded computingand other uses.
AIMB-270 comes with RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10 software support, as well as dual PCI Express-based Gigabit Ethernet ports that move data as fast as 1,000 megabits per second. Software drivers and APIs include GPIO, SMBus, watchdog timer, hardware monitor, panel backlight on/off, and brightness control. Supported operating systems include Windows 7, Windows XP, XPEmbedded, Windows CE, and Linux.
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