Axiomtek’s new ATX CPU board – IMB541

14 March 2024 Product News

Axiomtek announces the release of a new mainboard in the ATX form factor: IMB541.

The photo of IMB541

The new processor board is based on the 12th generation Intel Core i Alder Lake CPU. The main chipset used is Q670E. Thanks to the use of this chipset, IMB541 supports building storage drives into a RAID 0/1/5/10 array. For storage devices, the CPU board has 4xSATA connectors. It is also worth mentioning that there is an M.2 slot for the M 2280 key interface, for using ultra-fast NVMe flash drives using a PCIe x4 signal. To install memory modules, IMB541 has 4xDIMM slots with a maximum capacity of 128GB, i.e. 32GB per module. Maximum frequency 3200 MHz.

The photo of IMB541 from above

There are the following I/O ports on the new CPU board:

  • on the back side of the mainboard there are three video interfaces: VGA, DVI-D and HDMI. Accordingly, the motherboard supports simultaneous connection of three monitors
  • the total number of USB ports is 13: 6xUSB 3.2 Gen1 on the rear side, 2xUSB 3.2 Gen1 and 4xUSB 2.0 can be output using additional brackets, and another 1xUSB 2.0 type A is soldered on the board itself
  • the total number of COM ports is 6: 1xRS-232/422/485 is routed to the rear edge, the remaining 5xRS-232 can be routed through additional brackets;
  • network ports are classic for 12th generation Intel processors, i.e. 2x2.5 Gbit/s
  • audio ports Min In/Line In/Line Out
  • PS/2 connector for connecting a mouse or keyboard

A key feature of the new IMB541 are expansion slots. There are only six main slots, which is not standard for ATX form factor boards. The slots are as follows – 1xPCIe x16 Gen4, 4xPCIe x4 Gen4/Gen3 and PCI. Due to the number and distribution of signals between them, all slots are full-fledged and do not have any operating modes. Plus, there is an M.2 key B 2230 slot for installing additional PCIe x1 and USB modules.

The new CPU board IMB541 is the cost-effective model in the family of ATX boards with support for installing Intel Core i Alder Lake processors, after the board IMB540 built on the R680E server chipset. IMB541 equipped with all the basic advantages of the 12th generation and does not offer redundant functionality, which has a positive impact on its cost compared to the more powerful model IMB540. Very soon, the new product will be available for order in two variations - IMB541-Q670E-SP, which comes in a standard packaging and IMB541-Q670E-BP, which is an economical option, the package including only the board itself and a bracket for interfaces.

The photo of I/O ports of  IMB541

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