Hidden underneath the mass of news is a new small Pico-ITX based SoC motherboard from GIGABYTE, the GA-PICO3350. Smaller than the latest iPhone 11 smartphone, the GIGABYTE GA-PICO3350 is 100 x 72 mm and includes an Intel Celeron N3350 Apollo Lake SoC processor, with a single SO-DIMM DDR3L slot, and a Realtek ALC887 HD audio codec.
Slightly larger than a Raspberry Pi 3 B+, the new Pico-ITX sized GIGABYTE GA-PICO3350 is based on Intel’s Apollo Lake SoC with an Intel Celeron N3350 dual-core processor which has a base core frequency of 1.1 GHz, with a burst frequency of 2.4 GHz with a TDP of just 6 W. Users can install up to 8 GB of DDR3L-1866 memory into the single SO-DIMM slot, with a single SATA port and single MSATA PCIe connector. The Realtek ALC887 HD audio codec offers two-channels over the front panel header. It also includes plenty of other connectors including a serial port header, an LCDVVC/MON, an LVDS, GPIO, SMBus, and battery cable header.
On the rear panel are a single DC power input, an HDMI port, two USB 3.0 Type-A ports, and a single Ethernet port powered by an unknown Realtek Gigabit Ethernet controller. The GIGABYTE GA-PICO3350 does include a single M.2 slot on the PCB for users wishing to install a wireless interface which does share bandwidth with the MSATA PCIe connector.
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