The VIA EPIA MS-12000 is one of VIA’s latest EPIA motherboards – for those of you who aren’t familiar with VIA EPIA motherboards, they are a low-power compact "all-in-one" motherboard with built in CPU, graphics, audio, network etc – the VIA EPIA is a mini-itx board meaning that it is very compact, at only 17cm by 17cm:
The EPIA MS-12000 offers the ability to produce a very custom solution, as it allows you to position the ports where-ever you want. The board is also available in a number of fanned and fanless solutions meaning you can choose whether you want the fastest system posible (at 1.2GHz), or whether you want the quietest system possible (at 1GHz or 800MHz). Unfortunately CPU speed and RAM performance is still not drastically improved – as the board does not have the new CN400 chipset, or quicker 1.3GHz CPU. And if you do choose the MS-12000 you may also find yourself dissapointed in the noise of the system – due to the 25dba cpu fan.
VIA EPIA MS12000 Review
Published in: Hardware on 2005-07-12