Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) is the latest manufacturer to launch an HTPC motherboard armed with AMD's new Brazos platform. The company's The HDC-I cools AMD's latest hardware with a passive heatsink and features two DIMM slots, one PCIe x16 slot (electrically x4), one Mini PCIe slot that's presumably meant for a Wi-Fi adapter, and four SATA 6Gb/s ports. The rear I/O panel includes six USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, DVI and VGA-out, one eSATA, Gigabit Ethernet, a Bluetooth dongle, and 7.1-channel audio outputs with optical S/PDIF. No word on pricing or availability.