Erying, a popular DIY brand for the Asian markets who are responsible for making Mobile-On-Desktop motherboards has released its new Mini-ITX offerings featuring Intel’s 13th Gen CPUs.
Intel 13th Gen Mobile CPUs Now Available In Erying’s Mini-ITX MoDT Motherboards
The MoDT “Mobile on Desktop” ecosystem is very popular in China and Asian markets where cheaper mobile CPUs can be leveraged for desktop audiences by offering them in DIY boards. Erying has specialized in this category for years and we have also seen other brands catching up within the segment.
Recently, Erying introduced its 13th Gen mATX motherboards featuring the latest Raptor Lake mobile CPUs from Intel at sub $300 US prices, making them enticing options for mainstream & budget gamers. Now, Erying is expanding its 13th Gen CPU options with the new “SKYLINE” series which features a Mini-ITX design.
The Erying SKYLINE MoDT ITX motherboards feature support for Core i5-13420H, Core i5-13500H, Core i7-13600H, Core i7-13700H, Core i7-13800H and up to the 14-Core Core i9-13900H CPU. The motherboard features dual UDIMM DDR5 memory slots which can support up to 5600 MT/s DRAM speeds and up to 96 GB capacities, making them great for upgradability. The motherboard adopts a 6+1 phase VRM delivery which is powered by a single 8-pin connector and a standard 24-pin ATX connector.
For cooling, the motherboard equips a large pure copper baseplate which acts as a CPU IHS and comes with a brushed metal design. The socket can support any modern CPU cooler with a fairly standard LGA 115x retention bracket design. The company also offers high-end vapor chamber cooling in its higher-end B760M designs which were revealed last month.
For I/O, the motherboard comes with 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (5 Gbps) 4 USB 2.0 ports, a single USB4 Type-C interface, WIFI6 (module), dual Ethernet ports (2.5 GbE + 1.0 GbE), a 3-channel audio-jack, & a single DP/HDMI output. The motherboard also comes with two M.2 Gen 4 (1 x4 / 1 x2) slots, two SATA III ports, and a single PCIe Gen 4.0 x8 slot. A CMOS switch is also added to the motherboard for easy diagnostics. The addition of USB4 Type-C also opens the room for external dGPU modules to be connected to the motherboard and the company provides a small demo over here.
In terms of design and features, the Erying Skyline series looks to be one of the stronger Mini-ITX MoDT options at the moment but we can expect even more competition in the market soon. The prices are expected to be very competitive in the $200-$300 US range.