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.
* 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