Zotac H55-ITX WiFi Mini-ITX board features USB 3.0

Posted on Tuesday, Aug 10 2010 @ 19:54 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Zotac rolls out the H55-ITX WiFi (H55ITX-C-E), a new Mini ITX mainboard with two USB 3.0 ports. Pricing is unknown, but it's likely to be a bit more expensive than its predecessor, the H55ITX-A-E, which is currently selling for around $129.99.
ZOTAC® International, a leading innovator and the world’s largest channel manufacturer of graphics cards, mini-PCs and small form factor platforms, today announces the latest enhancements to the award-winning ZOTAC H55-ITX WiFi (H55ITX-A-E) for improved performance and added features – the new ZOTAC H55-ITX WiFi (H55ITX-C-E). New to the ZOTAC® H55-ITX WiFi (H55ITX-C-E) is enhanced power delivery and USB 3.0 technology.

The ZOTAC® H55-ITX WiFi (H55ITX-C-E) improves upon the previous H55ITX-A-E with an enhanced power delivery system that supports high-performance Intel® Core™ i7 800 series processors. The new power deliver system features passive heatsinks to maintain optimal operating temperatures for improved long-term reliability for the motherboard and demanding installed components.

“We see a trend where gamers are moving towards small form factor systems but want high-end CPUs and graphics cards. With the updated ZOTAC® H55-ITX WiFi (H55ITX-C-E, gamers can build a complete small form factor system with a high-end Intel® Core™ i7 800 series processor and a ZOTAC® GeForce® GTX 400-series graphics card,” said Carsten Berger, marketing director, ZOTAC International.

Two USB 3.0 ports enable the ZOTAC® H55-ITX WiFi (H55ITX-C-E) to support the latest SuperSpeed USB devices. USB 3.0 is capable of speeds up to 5 Gbps for 10x the performance of USB 2.0 for external expansion that matches the performance of internal devices.

The ZOTAC® H55-ITX WiFi (H55ITX-C-E) supports Intel® Core™ processors with Intel® HD graphics for a premium integrated graphics experience complete with DirectX 10 support, high-definition video decode and advanced audio output capabilities. Intel® TurboBoost technology is supported by the ZOTAC® H55-ITX WiFi (H55-C-E) for maximum performance when paired with Intel® Core™ i5 and i7 (800 series) processors.

General details

* New ZOTAC H55-ITX WiFi (H55ITX-C-E)
* Intel® H55 Express chipset
* Intel® Core™ i3, Core™ i5, Core™ i7 ready
* Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics ready
* LGA1156 socket
* Intel® QuickPath bus
* PCI Express 2.0 x16 expansion
* USB 3.0 technology
* HDMI & DVI outputs (HDCP compliant)
* 6 SATA 3.0 Gb/s + 1 eSATA
* Gigabit Ethernet
* Onboard 802.11n WiFi (300Mb/s)
* Mini-ITX form factor

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Thomas De Maesschalck

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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