Zotac Reveals Zbox AD03 HTPC Series With AMD's E-350 APU
The new Zbox AD03 series is yet another slim, sleek HTPC line of machines that have Blu-ray capabilities. But the major change here is the use of AMD's E-350 APU platform. That's right, Fusion! Already we're seeing Fusion used in new, strange places, and we have to confess that we love it. There's a 1.6GHz APU (dual-core) at the heart of this new machine, as well as an AMD Radeon HD 6310 graphics processor, a pair of DDR3 RAM modules, a 250GB hard drive, USB 3.0 support, HDMI/DVI/VGA outputs, support for high-def audio formats, onboard 802.11n Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet.
Zotac isn't mentioning a price or ship date yet, but hopefully it'll be released just as soon as these Fusion APUs become good and ready for public consumption.
ZOTAC® Supercharges Energy-Efficient Computing
New ZOTAC® ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 series powered by the AMD E-350 APU platform deliver perfect CPU and GPU synergy
HONG KONG – Jan. 04, 2011 – ZOTAC® International, a leading innovator and the world’s largest channel manufacturer of graphics cards, motherboards and mini-PCs, today supercharges energy-efficient computing with the new ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 series powered by the AMD E-350 APU platform. The ZOTAC® ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 series combines discrete-class graphics processing with a dual processor cores for the perfect synergy of CPU and GPU that delivers a perfect digital media experience with unprecedented energy-efficiency.
AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 discrete-class graphics processing takes charge of all digital media processing tasks to enable the ZOTAC® ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 series to deliver stunning Blu-ray and smooth streaming high-definition video playback. The ZOTAC® ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 series is a potent casual gaming platform capable of rendering stunning 3D visuals with Microsoft® DirectX® 11 technology.
“The AMD E-350 APU platform combined with our ZBOX Blu-ray form factor is a phenomenal small form factor solution. The snappy day-to-day performance and superb high-definition video and DirectX® 11 3D capabilities makes the ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 perfect for users that crave energy-efficiency without sacrificing premium features and capabilities,” said Carsten Berger, marketing director, ZOTAC® International.
Enhanced audio output capabilities deliver superior audio quality and features with the ZOTAC® ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 series. The ZOTAC® ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 series can send raw lossless (bitstream) audio formats – Dolby® TrueHD™ and DTS-HD™ Master Audio – via HDMI to digital home theatre receivers for flawless high-definition audio that matches the high-definition video capabilities.
An integrated slot-load Blu-ray drive enables the ZOTAC® ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 series to read Blu-ray media, read and write DVD and CD media for compatibility with all available forms of optical media. Dual network connectivity options lets the ZOTAC® ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 connect to home networks at speeds up to 300 Mb/s wirelessly or up to 1000 Mb/s via Ethernet for lightning-fast transfer speeds with or without wires.
The ZOTAC® ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 packs class-leading expansion capabilities inside a slim chassis and provides support for a 2.5-inch SATA HDD or SSD, two DDR3 SO-DIMM slots, mini-PCI express, USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and eSATA expansion capabilities – ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 Plus models include 2GB of DDR3 memory and a 250GB HDD preinstalled.
It’s time to play with the ZOTAC® ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 series.
• ZOTAC® Supercharges Energy-Efficient Computing
• AMD E-350 APU platform
o 1.6 GHz, dual-core
• AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 graphics processor
o 80 unified shaders
o Engine clock: 500 MHz
• ZBOX Blu-ray AD03
o 2 x DDR3-1066 SO-DIMM slots
o Support 1 x 2.5-inch SATA 6.0 Gb/s HDD/SSD
• ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 Plus
o 2GB DDR3
o 250GB 5400RPM HDD
• SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology
• 1 Mini-PCI Express expansion slot
• Slot-load Blu-ray drive
o 4x Blu-ray read
o 8x DVD / 24x CD read/write
• HDMI, DVI-I and VGA (with included adapter) outputs
• AMD UVD technology(hardware accelerated H.264, VC-1, decode)
• Dolby® TrueHD™ & DTS-HD™: Master Audio bitstream ready
• Cyberlink PowerDVD w/ Blu-ray playback
• Gigabit Ethernet
• Onboard 802.11n WiFi (300Mb/s)