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MSI introduces mini PC motherboard with soldered Intel Tiger Lake-H mobile processor

This motherboard model seems to be targeting budget-oriented DIY consumers. (Image Source: MSI)
This motherboard model seems to be targeting budget-oriented DIY consumers. (Image Source: MSI)
The MSI PRO HM570TI-B I526 appears to be a laptop mainboard converted to desktop PC mini-ITX format. No pricing info, but the inclusion of a soldered Intel Core i5-11260H processor without too many bells and whistles suggests this is a budget-friendly product.

In order to get a mobile-grade Intel processor in a desktop format, one would need to buy custom mini PCs or a custom motherboard. These types of motherboards are usually sold directly to system integrators, but mobo makers like MSI also sell DIY consumer products like the new PRO HM570TI-B I526 model that includes a soldered Tiger Lake-H processor.

MSI’s latest Tiger Lake-H motherboard is essentially a laptop Intel HM570 mainboard converted to 6.7 in. x 6.7 in. (17 cm x 17 cm) mini-ITX desktop format. Unfortunately, the Core i5-11260H processor cannot be upgraded since it is soldered, but users can add up to 64 GB of DDR4-3200 RAM and the storage solution includes 2x SATA III connectors and an M.2 slot for NVMe solutions. There is no 16x PCIe slot either, although one can attach an x16 adapter to the X4 M.2 slot and thus connect a full-fledged GPU.

Connectivity is ensured via a Realtek RTL8111H GbE LAN NIC, and the audio side is handled via the Realtek ALC897 codec. Port selection is missing the USB-C connector, but includes an HDMI output, mic and speaker audio jacks, GbE jack, serial connector and 4x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 + 5x USB 2.0 (via header). As it is essentially a laptop mobo, this model does not support desktop PSUs and comes with its own DC power jack and separate brick.

No info on pricing and availability for the time being.

 

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Bogdan Solca, 2022-08-23 (Update: 2022-08-24)