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Technical Specs

  • flex-ATX form factor (21.6 x 17 cm)
  • 8 layers PCB
  • Applied Micro PPC460ex SoC – upto 1.10 Ghz
  • max 2 GB DDR2 Ram – 200-pin SODIMM
  • PCI-express 4x lanes slot (16x mechanical connector)
  • PCI-express 1x lane slot
  • PCI slot, 32 bit, 33 Mhz, 3.3V
  • 6x USB2 EHCI/OHCI ports + 1 USB 1.1 port
  • 1x 10/100/1000 Ethernet port (another 10/100/1000 Ethernet is optional)
  • Lattice XP2 FPGA with 80 I/O pins expansion connector (connector is optional)
  • integrated SD card reader
  • RTC clock
  • Serial port, 8-wires
  • I2C and SPI/I2C buses
  • U-Boot 2015.b


The packaging includes:

  • one Sam460cr board with a metallic heatsink and fan on the CPU
  • 1 backplate
  • printed user manual

Sam460cr is a PowerPC modular motherboard engineered and produced by ACube Systems and it is totally made in Italy.

The core of the board is the PowerPC 460EX, a System On Chip (SoC) from Applied Micro which allowed us to build a PowerPC motherboard running at 1.10 Ghz,  and very low power consumption!

The Sam460cr supports 3 expansion slots: PCI, PCIe 1x and PCIe 4x.

This board is the fastest of our products. We also wanted to add more features to it. You can have the following on your Sam460:

  • 7 USB ports
  • Gigabit ethernet
  • 4 boot media
  • and more...

Availability: Available now.

Note: this board replaces the Sam460ex board.


Available as:

  • version with 1.10 Ghz CPU + AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition
  • version with 1 Ghz CPU + AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition
  • industrial version: prices may vary depending on volumes, please contact us.

You can order complete systems ready to plug and switch on or you can order every item and build a full system yourself. As an example we have on our store:

  • 1 GB Memory module
  • 2 GB Memory module
  • RadeonHD cards or Silicon Image SATA card, please see the accessories page.

For complete systems please check the system page on our shop.

For the motherboard only please check our online shop.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the difference between the Sam460cr and the Sam460ex?

    The Sam460cr is cheaper than the 460ex because the following components are removed: SM502 audio/video chip and onboard SATA.
    The number of expansion slots (PCI, PCIe) remains the same as for the regular Sam460.


Media & other resources

 MorphOS MorphOS

 Win95 on Sam460ex xourtesy of DOSBox Sam460 on ATI RADEON X1550 PCIe with compositing enabled

Unboxing and real life use, courtesy of Roman Kargin (kas1e)