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MS-C71 - Micro-ATX Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium QM57 Motherboard

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The MS-C71 MicroATX motherboard is based around the  Intel 32nm Mobile Core i7/i5/i3 processor and QM57 chipset and provides up to 8GB of DDR3 800/1066MHz data transfer rate dual-channel system memory with 1GB and 2GB DDR3 DRAM technologies supported for x8 and x16 devices. The board provides the Intel HD graphics function with Dynamic Video memory Technology, MPG2/WMV9/VC1/AVC hardware acceleration, advanced pixel adaptive De-Interlacing and High Quality Scaling. Additional display features include 24-bit dual channel LVDS or DVI interface option.

The MS-C71 comes with connections for: PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse; 5 x RS232C and 1 x RS232/422/485; networking which is provided by Intel 2 x 82574L Giga LAN; 12 x USB2.0 ports. It offers support for Intel High Definition Audio enables increased bandwidth for high quality audio.  The board also supports eSATA which enables the full SATA interface speed up to 3GB/s, supports  RAID 0, 1 ,5, and 10 enabling high reliablity for personal data, or maximum storage performance for intensive applications. Mini PCI, Mini PCIe , PCI and PCIE slots allowing easy use for other add-on cards.

Key Features

  • CPU: Intel® Core™ i7/ i5/ i3/ Mobile in the rPGA988A socket

  • Memory: Two DDR3 800/1066 MHz up to 8GB

  • Chipset: Mobile Intel® QM57 Express chipset

  • Display Interface: Integrated Intel HD graphics Controller (depends on CPU)

  • LVDS Interface: 24-bit dual channel LVDS interface 

  • DVI Interface: Optional DVI interface (MS-C71XD)

  • LAN Interface: 2 x Intel® 82574L Giga LAN

  • Serial ATA: Support 6 x SATAII up to 300MB/s with RAID 0,1,5,10. 2 x SATAI

  • SSD: 1 x CompactFlash socket

  • Audio: Intel® QM57 integrated with Realtek ALC888 High Definition Audio

  • I/O ports: 5 x RS232 and 1 x RS232/422/485 Serial Ports, 12 x USB2.0 ports, 1 x DB15 VGA port, 1 x PS/2 keyboard and mouse ports, LPT, IrDA, SPDIF

  • Extended interfacePCI-Express X16 & X4 , 2 x PCI , Mini-PCIe & Mini-PCI socket

  • GPIO interfaceOnboard programmable 8-bit Digital I/O interface

  • Power requirement: Standard ATX P/S


Form Factor

MicroATX Motherboard


Intel® Core i7 / i5 / i3 Mobile processor

Package Type: rPGA988


2 x DDR3 800/1066 SO-DIMM up to 8GB


Mobile Intel® QM57 Express chipset

Real Time Clock  

Chipset integrated RTC with onboard lithium battery  

Watchdog Timer

Generates a system reset with internal timer for 1min/s ~ 255min/s

Power Management

ACPI 2.0 compliant

Serial ATA Interface

6 x Serial ATA II interface up to 300MB/s. Support RAID 0/1/5/10 

6 x Serial ATA I interface up to 150MB/s

VGA Interface

Integrated Intel® HD graphics Controller (depends on CPU)

LVDS Interface

24-bit dual channel LVDS interface

 DVI Interface  Optional DVI interface (MS-C71XD)
 Audio Interface  Intel® integrated QM57 with Realtek ALC888 HD Audio

LAN Interface

2 x Intel® 82574L Gigabit Ethernet Controller

 SSD Interface  1 x Compactflash socket

GPIO Interface

Onboard programmable 8-bit digital I/O interface

Extended Interface 

PCI-Express X16 & X4 slot, 2 x PCI , Mini-PCIe & Mini-PCI socket

Internal I/O Port

3 x RS232, 1 x GPIO, 1 x CDIN, 1 x SMBus, 1 x LPT, 1 x LVDS

1 x Audio, 1 x IrDA, 8 x USB2.0, 1 x DVI ( optional )

External I/O Port

1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse, 2 x RJ45 LAN, 1 x VGA, 4 x USB2.0,

1 x Audio, 3 x COM, 1 x SPDIF

Power Requirement

Standard 24-pin ATX power supply

Board Dimension

244mm x 244 mm (L x W)


Operating within 0 ~ 60°C

Storage within -20 ~ 85°C


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MS-C71 with 1xVGA, 1x24-bit LVDS & 1xDVI
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