DFI Launches a Cost-Effective Mini-ITX that Supports Graphics-Rich and Power-Saving Features

DFI brings the most cost-effective Mini-ITX motherboard, CR101-D, to its 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor-based product line. It is DFI's first Mini-ITX board supporting the new mobile Intel® HM76 Express chipset. This low power board supports a range of mobile-based 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors built on 22-nanometer process technology and boasts a 15% CPU performance increase over the previous generation.

The mobile-based processors supported include the quad-core Intel® Core™ i7-3610QE, the dual-core Intel® Core™ i5-3610ME and i3-3120ME processors. These 3rd generation processors offer higher performance at lower power consumption than the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processors which are also supported on this embedded board.

The integrated Intel® HD Graphics 4000 engine delivers up to 50% 3D graphics performance improvement and up to 1.8x HD to HD transcode performance increase. The HDMI, DVI-I, and LVDS graphics interfaces can simultaneously display high definition images in 2 independent displays. HDMI delivers uncompressed HD video and uncompressed multi-channel audio in a single cable, supporting all HD formats including 720p, 1080i, and 1080p. Both HDMI and DVI support display resolution up to 1920x1200. The 18/24-bit single channel and 36/48-bit dual channel LVDS support up to2048x1536 resolution making it suitable for the larger 22" and 32" LCD panels.

The Intel® Clear Video HD Technology provides advanced imaging capability for Blu-Ray and other high definition video processing. Graphics APIs include DirectX 11, OCL1.1, and OGL 3.1. All these built-in graphics design provide faster HD video processing and streaming without the need of a discrete graphics card.

This new mobile platform supports DDR3/DDR3L SODIMM up to 16GB memory for faster communication between components. It also supports 5.1-channel HD audio with S/PDIF input/output interface and 2 Gigabit LAN with increased transmission speed for network-intensive applications.

Not only does the board run faster, it is also packed with high performance I/O via the mobile Intel® HM76 Express chipset. The 4 USB 3.0 allows your system to process more data load. The board also provides 4 USB 2.0, 2 SATA 3.0 ports with speed up to 6Gb/s for applications that need fast storage speed, and 2 Serial ATA 2.0 ports with speed up to 3Gb/s. The board also supports 2 RS232/422/485 Serial COM ports with hardware auto flow control to fulfill the demand of industrial application.

The Mini-ITX board offers additional expansion capability via 1 PCIe x16 slot for videocapture card. 1 Mini PCIe slot with USB and PCIe signals provides you the flexibility touse a variety of Mini PCIe modules such as Wi-Fi, TV Tuner, and video capture.

All these combined high performance features and low power consumption make the CR101-D an ideal choice for digital signage, kiosk, gaming and medical applications.


  • Mini-ITX form factor (170mm x 170mm)
  • Supports Intel® Core™ i7-3610QE, i5-3610ME, i3-3120ME processors
  • Mobile Intel® HM76 Express chipset
  • Up to 16GB DDR3/DDR3L 1066/1333/1600MHz dual-channel memory
  • 1 HDMI, 1 DVI, and 1 LVDS interfaces support 2 independent displays
  • 2 Gigabit LAN controllers
  • 2 RS232/422/485 COM ports
  • 4 USB 3.0 ports
  • 4 USB 2.0 ports
  • 2 SATA 3.0 interfaces (6Gb/s)
  • 2 SATA 2.0 interfaces (3Gb/s)
  • 1 LPC
  • 5.1-channel HD audio
  • 1 PCIe x16 slot
  • 1 Mini PCIe slot
  • 12V DC-in

All product specifications are subject to change without notice.

Intel® and Core™ are registered trademarks of the Intel Corporation in the U.S. andother countries.

For more information, please call DFI sales or send us an email: sales@dfi-itox.com

For more information on the CR101-D motherboards, please visit: www.dfi-itox.com

About DFI®
Established in 1981, DFI® is a leading supplier of high-performance computing technology worldwide. With more than 30 years of experience, DFI® focuses on innovative design and manufacture of leading-edge board and system level products for embedded applications requiring strict revision control and long life availability. DFI® uses the latest technology platforms and manufacturing techniques to produce cost-effective products for use in medical diagnostic & imaging, ATM/POS, industrial control, kiosk, security & surveillance, digital signage, gaming, and other embedded applications. As an Associate member of the Intel® Intelligent Systems Alliance, DFI® works closely with Intel® on development of next-generation standards-based building blocks, platforms and solutions for the communications and embedded market segments.

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