Zotac ZBOX ID89 Plus Mini PC Review

Performance: Gaming

For our next set of tests, we moved on to some in-game benchmarking with Left 4 Dead 2 and Enemy Territory: Quake Wars. When testing low-power platforms with L4D2 or ET:QW, we dialed the image quality settings down to medium quality settings and tested at various resolutions. Since these are more entry-level game tests running on relatively low-power platforms or platforms equipped with mobile parts, we left anti-aliasing turned off and image quality settings set from moderate to high levels where possible.

3D Gaming: ET: Quake Wars and Left 4 Dead 2
Testing Zacate's GPU

Let's not sugarcoat the fact that Intel wasn't aiming for high-end gaming with its HD 2500 Graphics core, and that's not what this SFF is designed for, either. At the same time, if you're willing to experiment with lower resolutions and visual quality settings, you can coax playable frame rates out of certain titles, especially Source games like Left 4 Dead 2.

Tags:  SFF, Zotac, HTPC, Core i5, ZBox, ID89

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