ASUS AM1I-A Review & Specifications

ASUS AM1I-A Socket AM1 DDR3 SATA3 USB 3.0 Mini-ITX

- ASUS

Price Alert

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Power-efficient AMD AM1 socket-based Mini-ITX SoC motherboard for compact and entry-level HTPCs, featuring fast USB 3.0 transfer speed

New UEFI BIOS and EZ Mode: Friendlier, easier, and more intuitive with helpful info added
USB 3.0 BOOST (UASP Support): 170% faster transfer speeds than traditional USB 3.0
Network iControl: Real-time network bandwidth management
CrashFree BIOS 3: Restore corrupted BIOS data from USB storage
AI Suite 3: One-stop access to innovative ASUS features

Specs Overview

Model AM1I-A
Socket AM1
Form factor Mini ITX
Chipset AMD AM1
Supported Memory DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Onboard USB 3.0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 2
SATA Express Ports 0
M.2 Ports 0
mSATA Slots 0
RAM Slots 2
Maximum Supported RAM 32GB

Pros

  • Cheap
  • 4x USB 2.0 + 2x USB 3.0 ports

Cons

  • 2x SATA ports only

Score Pangoly

77

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  • CPU

    AMD Socket AM1 Athlon™/Sempron™ Processors
    Supports CPU up to 4 cores
    * Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list

  • Chipset

    Build in AMD Sempron & Athlon-Series APUs

  • Memory

    2 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 1600/1333/1066 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
    Single Channel Memory Architecture
    Support AMD Memory Profile (AMP) memory
    * The Max. 32GB memory capacity can be supported with DIMMs of 16GB (or above). ASUS will update QVL once the DIMMs are available on the market.
    * Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs. 
    * Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
    * Due to OS limitation, when installing total memory of 4GB capacity or more, Windows® 32-bit operation system may only recognize less than 3GB. Install a 64-bit Windows® OS when you want to install 4GB or more memory on the motherboard.

  • Graphic

    Integrated AMD Radeon™ R Series Graphics in the APU
    Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DVI-D/RGB ports
    - Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz*1
    - Supports DVI-D with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
    - Supports RGB with max. resolution 2048 x 1536 @ 60 Hz
    Maximum shared memory of 2048 MB

  • Expansion Slots

    1 x PCIe 2.0 x4

  • Storage

    AMD® Sempron & Athlon-Series APUs :
    2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), yellow

  • LAN

    Realtek® 8111GR, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)

  • Audio

    Realtek® ALC887-VD 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC *2
    - Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking

  • USB Ports

    AMD® Sempron & Athlon-Series APUs :
    2 x USB 3.0/2.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue)
    AMD® Sempron & Athlon-Series APUs :
    8 x USB 2.0/1.1 port(s) (4 at back panel, black, 4 at mid-board)

  • Special Features

    ASUS Exclusive Features :
    - AI Suite 3
    - Ai Charger
    - Anti-Surge
    - ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface
    - Network iControl
    - USB 3.0 Boost
    ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
    - ASUS Fan Xpert
    ASUS EZ DIY :
    - ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
    - ASUS EZ Flash 2
    - ASUS MyLogo 2

  • Operating System Support

    Windows® 8.1 , 32bit/64bit
    Windows® 8 , 32bit/64bit
    Windows® 7 , 32bit/64bit
    Windows® XP , 32bit

  • Back I/O Ports

    1 x PS/2 keyboard (purple)
    1 x PS/2 mouse (green)
    1 x DVI-D
    1 x D-Sub
    1 x HDMI
    1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
    2 x USB 3.0 (blue)
    4 x USB 2.0
    1 x COM port(s)
    3 x Audio jack(s)

  • Internal I/O Ports

    2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
    1 x TPM header
    1 x LPT header
    1 x COM port(s) connector(s)
    2 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
    1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
    1 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
    1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
    1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
    1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
    1 x Internal speaker connector(s)
    1 x System panel(s)

  • Accessories

    User's manual
    I/O Shield
    2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)

  • BIOS

    64 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.5, ACPI 2.0a, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3, My Favorites, Quick Note, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen, F3 Shortcut functions and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information

  • Support Disc

    Drivers
    ASUS utilities
    ASUS Update
    Anti-virus software (OEM version)

  • Form Factor

    Mini ITX Form Factor
    6.7 inch x 6.7 inch ( 17 cm x 17 cm )

  • Note

    *1: Please check the specifications of your AMD APU for capabilities. Video playback at 4096 x 2160 pixels may not be guaranteed.
    *2: Use a chassis with HD audio module in the front panel to support an 8-channel audio output.

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