FOXCONN today launched the
second motherboard in its expanding GREEN Series, with the G45MG based on the
Intel® G45 chipset.
First demonstrated at CeBIT 2008, the new GREEN Series range allows system
builders, resellers and end users the capability to configure highly energy
efficient computing solutions for business and home use. Innovative power
management technologies combine to reward users with a significantly lower TCO
(total cost of ownership) without adversely affecting system performance.
Completed by the GREEN Series power supply GPS300AB, the new motherboard and
power supply in combination deliver incredible reductions in energy consumption
for home and business users.
The G45MG launched today includes the integrated Intel® X4500HD graphics core
and support for the latest Intel® Core™2 Quad and Core™2 Duo processors up to
95W power rating and up to 1600(o.c)/1333MHz FSB. Up to 8GB of Dual Channel DDR3
1333MHz memory can be installed, bringing improved memory performance to
business and mainstream home computers.
Ready for high-definition video
The G45MG is a highly capable integrated
HD graphics platform, ready to play Blu-Ray™ and HD DVD content without
upgrading the onboard graphics. The integrated Intel® GMA 4500HD graphics
processor not only includes encoding/decoding technologies for HD video, but
also provides DirectX 10 graphics for the latest games titles. With 3.0X the 3D
performance of the Intel® G33 chipset and and 1.7X the 3D performance of the
Intel® G35 Express chipset graphics, the list of playable games has grown
significantly, saving many home users the additional cost of installing a
dedicated graphics card.
The onboard HDMI output means users can easily user their system as a home
media centre running with a HD-ready television or monitor.
The new motherboard includes FOXCONN's proprietary 3G
technologies which are designed to reduce power consumption, typically by around
3G technologies comprise of GPS (Green Power Saving), GoD (Green on Demand)
and GSM (Green System Mode).
GPS reduces power consumption in standby or 'power off' mode by around 99.4%
by combining with the GREEN Series GPS300AB power supply, which significantly
reduces the power draw from the computer.
GPS300AB can achieve at least minimum 80% efficiency under any
,and also delivers power savings by operating with higher
efficiency under heavy and low loading, and can deliver up to 300W of power when
required. When in GPS mode,GPS300AB is very small input power(less than 1W),and
have good performance in ripple and noise.
GoD technology intelligently manages the multi-phase power distribution on
the motherboard, reducing the number of power phases in operation during
low-loading periods, and increasing the number of phases when the computer is
under heavy loading. This technique improves energy efficiency when the computer
is operational, especially during light usage, where energy savings from
single-phase power distribution are significant.
Finally GSM (Green System Mode) combines a number of BIOS and system settings
to further enhance energy efficiency in all usage states.
Tests conducted in FOXCONN laboratories and demonstrated at Computex 2008
have shown typical energy savings of around 69%* for an office PC scenario,
where the system may be powered off or in standby mode for a large part of any
24hr period, and running under light loading for much of the day, with
intermittent heavier loading. A family 'home PC' usage scenario has demonstrated
even greater savings - around 85.1%, with the PC in standby or 'power off' mode
for most of the day.
A large business with 200 PCs would make significant financial savings from
GREEN Series technology. Based on an energy cost of US$0.30 per kWh and a 24hr
usage profile of 15hrs standby/power off, 7hrs idle and 2hrs heavy loading
(averaged), the annual financial saving would total around
Commenting on today's launch, Eric Chu, Product Manager
for GREEN Series motherboards said; "G45MG combines the latest high-definition
video technologies with energy-efficient management systems to deliver great
performance and value for business and mainstream home users. GREEN Series
motherboards are the only solution to deliver energy savings in all power and
G45MG also includes FOX Energy Management, which controls system and CPU
power management technologies from a simple Windows application and also enables
In addition to the power-saving technologies, FOXCONN have bundled FOCUS
(advanced audio calibration software) and FoxOne technology, for easy system
monitoring(temperatures, fans speeds, voltages
) and automatic
G45MG also use 100% SOLID Capacitor design to improve component reliability,
by replacing electrolytic capacitors with solid versions; this removes the risk
of capacitor failure damaging the PCB and surrounding components, whilst
improving overall system performance and stability. Solid capacitors are much
more durable than standard electrolytic versions, typically lasting around 6
times longer and withstanding higher operating temperatures.
Other features include integrated 7.1 channel HD audio, Gigabit LAN, 6*
SATAII connectors with Intel® Matrix Storage Technology and RAID, 1* IEEE1394a
(FireWire), 12* USB2.0,1* HDMI, 1*TPM Header and a graphics upgrade path via the
PCIe2.0 x16 slot.
G45MG, Intel® G45 & ICH10R
CPU Support Supports Intel® 45nm
processors, Core™2 Quad, Core™2 Duo, Pentium® Dual-Core, Celeron® processors ,up
to 95W power
Graphics Integrated Intel®
X4500HD graphics engine
Memory Dual DDR3 1600(o.c)/1333/1066/800MHz, 4*
Expansion 1* PCIe2.0 x16, 2* PCIe2.0 x1, 1* PCI
Connectivity RAID, 6* SATAII, 1* IEEE1394a, 12* USB2.0, 1*HDMI,
1*TPM Header, 1*ATA133
Audio 7.1 channel HD
Networking Gigabit LAN
Form Factor mATX
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