At Hardware.Info we keep wondering why so many ATX motherboards are still being sold. So much functionality has been integrated on modern motherboards, that the only reason you still need a motherboard that large is if you plan on using three or four graphics cards.
The smaller microATX format has been gaining in popularity, but if you know for sure that you will only need a single expansion slot, you can go with an even more compact format, Mini-ITX. The number of these small motherboards have steadily increased over the past few years.
In a series of three articles we will look at a total of 20 models. We will soon publish reviews of Mini-ITX boards with AMD Socket FM1 and Intel Socket 1155 processor sockets. Today we will take a closer look at nine Mini-ITX motherboards with integrated CPUs.