Zotac debuts two new Mini-ITX ION motherboards

Posted on Thursday, Oct 15 2009 @ 19:56 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Zotac has added two new ION ITX Synergy Edition mini-ITX motherboards to its lineup, there's one model with the single-core Intel Atom 230 and another one with the dual-core Intel Atom 330.

These miniature NVIDIA ION based motherboards support up to 4GB DDR2-800 memory, HDMI, DVI and VGA (with adapter) outputs, one PCI Express slot, Mini PCI Express, four SATA II ports, Gigabit Ethernet, ten USB 2.0 ports, onboard 6-channel HD audio, and 8-channel LPCM digital audio (HDMI). According to Zotac, systems based on this motherboard will be capable of running Windows 7 Premium with Aero user interface.
The new ZOTAC ION ITX Synergy Editions bring a full high-performance experience and features that has won the ZOTAC ION ITX platforms many awards, including the NVIDIA® ION™ graphics processor with NVIDIA® PureVideo™ HD technology for full HD 1080p Blu-ray video playback and high-performance video processing and editing capabilities with NVIDIA® CUDA technology.

Energy-efficiency is where the ZOTAC ION ITX Synergy Editions shine thanks to a choice of Intel® Atom™ 230 or 330 processors. ZOTAC ION ITX-E Series receives the single-core Intel® Atom™ 230 while the ION ITX-G Series receives the dual-core Intel® Atom™ 330 processor – both clocked at 1.6 GHz and deliver plenty of power for day-to-day tasks such as web browsing, e-mail, social networking, office productivity and other tasks.

The ZOTAC ION ITX Synergy Editions pack plenty of display connectivity options with integrated HDMI with digital 8-channel LPCM audio and DVI-I for compatibility for digital monitors, high-definition television sets and digital home theater receivers. The ZOTAC ION ITX Synergy Editions can also connect to analog displays using the included DVI-to-VGA adapter as well.

“Our ZOTAC ION ITX Synergy Edition motherboards follow the same philosophy as our GeForce® Synergy Edition graphics cards by delivering award-winning performance and features to lower price points,” Mr. Berger said.

Expansion options is where the ZOTAC ION ITX Synergy Editions deliver with PCI Express x1, mini PCI Express, 4 SATA 3.0 Gbp/s with RAID 0, 1 and 0 + 1 support, and 10 USB 2.0 ports. No matter what your expansion needs are the ZOTAC ION ITX Synergy Editions have it all.

The ZOTAC ION ITX Synergy Editions are ready for Microsoft®’s upcoming Windows® 7 operating system. When Windows® 7 installed on the ZOTAC ION Synergy Edition powered systems, users receive a premium Windows® experience with full support for new visual features such as Aero peak, Aero shake and many more.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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