This article is an update to "Build your own PC with KVM Remote Control Support". Now that the new core CPUs are out, along with AMT version 7, I wanted to share what is needed to build your own desktop PC with these new technologies. First, you need a motherboard with an Intel Q67 Express Chipset. For KVM Remote Control, also be sure the motherboard supports Intel Integrated Graphics. The Intel DQ67OW, DQ67SW, and DQ67EP are three such boards. Asus also has the P8Q67-M DO and Foxconn has the Q67M.

 

Next, you need a 2nd generation Intel® Core™ vPro Proccessor. Further, if you want KVM Remote Control support, you also need a CPU with Intel Integrated Graphics. An Intel Core vPro processor without Intel Integrated Graphics will still give you AMT 7.x, but you won't be able to use KVM Remote Contol. This document has an up to date list. All CPUs with numbers in the 1000's are from the 2nd generation Intel Core vPro Processor Family.

 

Now onto wireless. Yes, wireless. With AMT 7.x, vPro now supports wireless on desktop. This, of course, is optional, but if you'd like to use AMT over wireless on your new system, there are extra requirements. First, your motherboard needs support for AMT wireless. This means a mini-PCI express connector with wiring for AMT communications. The only one I know for sure to support it is the DQ67EP. If I find more I will add them to this list. Next, you need to find an Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205 Wireless NIC. Lastly, you'll need a wireless antenna.

 

So go out and build your systems. Then post your system specs and your favorite vPro feature or use case.