Zotac ION-ITX Atom Mini-ITX Board Unboxing and Salivating
May 04, 2009

Zotac have hit the ground running with their recent entries into the Mini-ITX world, and have now built what could be the perfect Media PC motherboard with their new range of nVidia ION powered products. We'll be reviewing this one shortly, but in the meantime here are some unboxing photos as we're rather excited about it all. Click to biggify.

The review board we received was the ION-ITX-A, which is a dual core Atom N330 powered unit with NVidia ION chipset. The biggest difference we expect to see versus a standard Atom is the graphics, which are Geforce 9400M powered supporting PureVideo HD, PhysX, DirectX 10 and CUDA H264 acceleration...

..which means 1080p HD playback from an embedded Mini-ITX board with a fanless 1.6GHz processor whilst consuming 21W.

The ION-ITX-A has its own DC converter onboard, and is supplied with a 90W AC Adapter. This makes it the ideal companion to the M350 Universal Mini-ITX Cases which just arrived at the store. But more about that later.

There's also a more traditional ION-ITX-B which is a fanless 1.6GHz single core N230 with everything the A has bar the Wi-Fi and DC converter. We expect we'll see C and D versions too, but not just yet.

Brief specification: nVidia ION Chipset; Single or Dual Core 1.6GHz Atom CPU; 21W-25W power consumption; VGA, DVI, HDMI, S/PDIF Coax & Optical; 3x SATA; eSATA; 6x USB (+4 headers); Serial header; PS/2 Keyboard; 802.11/n Wi-Fi and DC power input on the 'A' version.

Plenty more information, photos and pre-ordering on the store page:

Zotac ION boards at the Mini-ITX Store

m Permalink | mini-link

Recent Stories

AMD announce Ryzen 4000 "G " Series with Integrated Graphics 21 Jul 20
ASRock built a Mini-ITX sized RX 570 with Thunderbolt 3 11 Jun 19
ASRock fills out range of 8th Gen Core Intel 'Coffee Lake' Mini-ITX boards 26 Apr 18
Intel Atom C3958 gets benchmarked on GIGABYTE's MA10 motherboard 09 Oct 17
Intels next generation NUCs 29 Sep 17
ZOTAC introduces two new ZBOX Mini PCs 14 Sep 17
pfSense to require AES-NI from 2.5: how it affects you 08 Sep 17
Gigabyte's GTX 1080 Mini ITX OC 8G Graphics Card 06 Sep 17
ASRock launches DeskMini GTX/RX mini PC with GTX 1080 05 Sep 17
Gigabyte's Denverton MA10 Mini-ITX motherboards 05 Sep 17

News Archives

July 2020
Full Archive

* Back to Mini-ITX.com *

/div>