How do you know that Asrock board has i225V B3 and not older revisions? I don't see that information in datasheet or manual.Has anyone here looked at either of these motherboards?
Seems like a great board to build a multi-function NAS/Router/Plex Host with.
Any reason to prefer one over the other. They look pretty comparable, but the GigaIPC one is $50 cheaper.
Differences I can see:
I worry a little about the i225v3, since I've read it was plagued with problems which caused Intel to create the i226? Is that truly the case?
- The GigaIPC one has 1 2.5G ethernet (i226V) and one 1G ethernet port (i219LM), with vPro on the 1G port.
- The ASRock IMB-1231 has to 2.5G ethernet ports, but both at i225 based.
The ASRock website has a listing for the IMB-1238, which claims to support PCIE 5.0, and DDR5 RAM, and is based on the i226 ethernet chipset. Swaps one 2.5G port to a 1G port
Haven't seen any listings for it though, and my inquiry to ASRock seems to have gone into a black hole.
Btw, IMB-1230 with H610 is substantially cheaper than 1231. But PCI-e slot in IMB-1231 'Support riser card x8/x8', i don't know what x8/x8 mean. Is that bifurcation?