AMD's Socket 939 was dead as a doornail, but believe it or
not ASRock has just launched a brand new 939 board based on AMD's 785G
The board features 4 DDR slots, 1 PCIe x16, 1x PCIe x1, 2x PCI slots,
Gigabit LAN, 7.1 audio, 6 USBs, 5 SATA II connectors and even serial
and parallel ports, to go with the retro theme. Thanks to ATI's HD 4200
graphics with 128MB of SidePort memory, the ASRock 939A785GMH/128M
features HDMI, DVI and VGA connectors.
Of course, we're not suggesting you go out and buy one for the sake of
reliving the good old times. However, thanks to the 785G chipset and
HDMI out, this dinosaur could be a rather interesting catch for anyone
with old hardware laying about. Even an old K8 coupled with HD 4200
graphics could make for a quite nice HTPC and beat any Atom senseless, especially if you factor in
the rather affordable price.
You can get it here
, for just over €55.