Did Mick do a powerWatts/performance thing yet? He seems hell bent on benchmarking eveything about these CPU's, so logically, why not how much power it consumes. Hopefully I didn't miss it =P
I'm also puzzled by the slow PCI Express port, you would think that they would support 8X at a minimal. I mean if the intention is to support a faster video card it would seem like making sure that card runs fast would be important.
On the AM1H-ITX motherboard there is also a DC connector...
..I'm not sure if it is possible to plug a GPU on the PCIe socket while powering the system with a 19V adapter instead of a dedicated PSU. On the specs (url above), it says in the "slots" section:
- 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 Slot (PCIE1 @ x4 mode)
- 1 x mini-PCI Express Slot
*Due to the power limitation and PCIe bandwidth (x4), the VGA card is not supported.
..where is the mini-PCI Express Slot?
..what does VGA card is not supported exactly mean?
Zostac has pcie 1x NVIDIA gt610 that conforms to power limits of that pcie so that ought to work. Thin mini itx has a specs limit on power it can provide via it PCIe slot and that limits using any stronger GPU.