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This board features 5 phases VRM with 60 Amp power stages along with a large heatsink that offers solid cooling. And that’s what’s really important if you go with a Mini ITX board.
Other features are excellent for a board of this size. It supports DDR4 up to 4500 and a total of 32GB of RAM. You get two DIMM slots, but that’s the case with every Mini ITX board. There’s also 4 x SATA3 6.0Gb/s connectors and two M.2 slots, which is great news for everyone wanting lots of fast SSD storage.
You have one PCIe 3.0 x16 slot and on the back, there are 4 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A Ports, 2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Ports, and one Thunderbolt 3 port. You also get an excellent audio unit with a full 7.1 channel support and optical audio connector.