* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.
|Form factor||Mini ITX|
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1800Mhz 1866Mhz 2000Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2400Mhz 2500Mhz 2600Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 2933Mhz 3000Mhz* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** RAM support may also depend on the CPU memory controller
|ECC RAM Support|
|PCI-Express x16 Slots||1|
|PCI-Express x4 Slots||0|
|PCI-Express x1 Slots||0|
|SATA 6 Gbps Ports||5|
|SATA Express Ports||0|
|Maximum Supported RAM||16GB|
|Onboard USB 2.0||1|
|Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1||1|
|Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2||0|
|Onboard Graphics||Integrated Graphics Processor:
|Wireless Communication module||
|Internal I/O Connectors||
|Back Panel Connectors||
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