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Thin Mini-ITX Motherboard Overview at December 2017

Background:
The Intel Q series motherboard chipsets support the Intel vPro/AMT remote management with KVM over IP functionality built into the CPU/Chipset combination.  Which is very nice.  You can watch a full reboot and manage the BIOS, install a new OS all remotely.

The Thin Mini-ITX motherboards are targeted at embedded systems, digital signage and the like as well as the business All-in-One (AIO) market.  They typically have LCD panel drivers built in also and have slightly higher pricing because.

Cases can be got on Amazon from the USA as they were cheaper around $85(inc shipping) than local, and are Silverstone PT13 with a SilverStone Nitrogen Series NT07-115X cooler.


You can use either of these coolers and perhaps other brands also.
Be very careful of the height I think max thickness is 27mm from memory.  I wasted money on some others that were close but no good.

An alternative case with more space for additional cards or whatever.  http://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Cases/Mini_ITX/47964-PT12B?gclid=CMm3mNuZ58kCFVgkvQodKsIKmA ALSO useful for an HTPC.

These motherboards can use any of the Intel Series 2 and 3 CPU's listed below.  However only some of which have the vPro functionality built-in (check them on Intel ark the web site)

LGA1155 2nd Series
#i5 & i7 4 Core & 4 or 8 Thread
(i7-2600S,i5-2400S,i5-2500T,i5-2500S)   < 65W TDP All VPro
i5-2400S $150 65W TDP $237 ao3.com.au NEW

LGA1155 3rd Series
#E3 XEON 4 Core & 8 Thread (Like i7 but SOME HAVE NO ONBOARD GRAPHICS)
(E3-1265Lv2,E3-1265L,E3-1260L) $558/$573
#i7 4 Core & 8 Thread
(i7-3770S,i7-3770T,i5-3570S,i5-3550S,i5-3570T,i5-3470S,i5-3475S) All VPro <65W TDP
#i5 4 Core & 4 Thread
i5-3470S $350 65W TDP $263 ao3.com.au NEW
i5-3475S $200 65W TDP $243 ao3.com.au NEW (same as 3470s but better on-board video)
i5-3570T $400 45W TDP $442 ao3.com.au NEW
i7-3770S $350 65W TDP $418 ao3.com.au NEW
#i5 2 Core & 4 Thread
i5-3470T $200 35W TDP (2core/4threads)

Intel Socket 1150 and the Series 4 CPU's
These two are the only motherboards I am aware of that do everything the older Intel vPro one does.

And then there are these:
Asus, Gigabyte, ECS, MSI and Wibtek also do NONE-vPro H81, H87 & H97 chipset thin-Mini-ITX boards like:
Other onboard CPU (SoC) options here:
Some other options from mainly Jetway can be seen here: http://www.mini-itx.com/store/?c=89

LGA1150 4th Series
#E3 XEON 4 Core & 8 Thread (SOME WITH NO ONBOARD GRAPHICS)
(E3-1230Lv3,E3-1230L,E3-1240Lv3,E3-1240L,E3-1265Lv3,E3-1265L,E3-1275Lv3,E3-1275L)
(E3-1265Lv4,E3-1265L,E3-1285Lv4,E3-1285L)
#i7 4 Core & 8 Thread
(i7-4790S,i7-4770S)  All VPro <65W TDP
i7-4770S New $395 AUD NewEgg
(i7-4790T,i7-4785T,i7-4770T,i7-4765T)  All VPro <35-45W TDP
#i5 4 Core & 4 Thread
(i5-4690S,i5-4670S,i5-4570S,)  All VPro <65W TDP
i5-4590S New $265 AUD NewEgg
(i5-4690T,i5-4670T,i5-4590T,)  All VPro <35-45W TDP
#i5 2 Core & 4 Thread
(i5-4570T,i5-4570TE) All VPro 35W TDP

Note: 5th Generation only in a few in mobile BGA

Intel Socket 1151 and the 6th and 7th Generation CPU's (DDR3+DDR3L+DDR4)
These two are the only motherboards I am aware of that do everything the older Intel vPro one does.
Gigabyte GA-Q170TN https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-Q170TN-rev-10#ov
Asus Q170T/CSM https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Q170T/  Note: Has no PCI-e slot

MSI does not appear to have any new Socket 1151 Thin Mini-ITX motherboards at all

And then there are these:
ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte, ECS, Fujitsu and Wibtek also do NONE-vPro H110 & H170 chipset thin-Mini-ITX boards like
Gigabyte GA-H170TN https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-H170TN-rev-10#ov
ECS H110T-SI01 http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Product/Product_Overview.aspx?DetailID=1714&CategoryID=1&DetailName=Feature&MenuID=143&LanID=0
ECS H110-SF100 http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Product/Product_Overview.aspx?DetailID=1652&CategoryID=1&DetailName=Feature&MenuID=143&LanID=0
ECS H1104-SF100 http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Product/Product_Overview.aspx?DetailID=1653&CategoryID=1&DetailName=Feature&MenuID=143&LanID=0
Fujitsu D3474-B http://www.fujitsu.com/fts/products/computing/peripheral/mainboards/extended-lifecycle-main/d3474b.html
Wibtek TH170-SA http://www.wibtek.com/en/motherboard/54
Wibtek TH110-SA http://www.wibtek.com/en/motherboard/55

Note: No H270 or Q270 Thin Mini-ITX motherboards are known at Dec 2017.

Other onboard CPU (SoC) options here:
http://www.asrockrack.com/general/productdetail.asp?Model=J1900D2Y#Specifications
http://www.asrockrack.com/general/productdetail.asp?Model=C236%20WSI4-85L#Specifications
https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/N3050T/
https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/J1800TI
http://www.wibtek.com/en/motherboard/formfactor/4#motherboard
Some other options from mainly Jetway can be seen here: http://www.mini-itx.com/store/?c=89

Note: Intel as of the LGA1151 does not allow the XEON to also run with the desktop chipset (even without ECC).
You must use a XEON chipset motherboard.
I.E. XEON's E3-1286Lv5,E3-1260Lv5,E3-1240Lv5,E3-1235Lv5 cannot be used unless on a server chipset motherboard.
LGA1151 6th Generation (Sky Lake)
#i7 4 Core & 8 Thread
i7-6700                             VPro 65W TDP
(i7-6700T,i7-6700TE)  All VPro <35W TDP

#i5 4 Core & 4 Thread
(i5-6500,i5-6600)                        All VPro <65W TDP
(i5-6500T,i5-6500TE,i5-6600T)  All VPro <35-45W TDP

LGA1151 7th Genertation (Kaby Lake)
#i7 4 Core & 8 Thread
i7-7700    VPro 65W TDP
i7-7700T  VPro 35W TDP (25W Configurable)

#i5 4 Core & 4 Thread
(i5-7500,i5-7600)     All VPro <65W TDP
(i5-7500T,i5-7600T) All VPro <35W TDP

Intel Socket 1151-Coffee Lake* (LGA1151-CL) 8th Generation CPU's (DDR4 only)
*Note: Same physical socket but different pinout to support larger number of cores

No known Thin Mini-ITX Boards available at December 2017
WARNING: DO NOT TRY TO FIT THE FOLLOWING CPUs TO OLDER LGA1151 Motherboards.
Or any other >=8th Generation CPUs

#i7 6 Core & 12 Thread
i7-8700    VPro 65W TDP

Another thing you need to consider is that many of these motherboards run on 19V and you need an HP/DELL connector style 90-150W external power brick with the proper connector on the end.

SYSTEM DESIGN GUIDE
Odd Balls
Intel are now doing other specialty motherboards like these:

Socket LGA 2011 R3 Intel Xeon processor E5-1600/2600 v3 /v4 series
http://www.asrockrack.com/general/productdetail.asp?Model=EPC612D4I#Specifications


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