Zotac ZBOX Nano AD10 Plus U Mini SFF PC Review

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Test Systems and Vantage

Test System Configuration Notes: We compared the Zotac ZBox HD AD10 Plus to an array of systems in a similar class. Because we used a standard 2.5" HD (that was included in the Zotac machine) for this round of E-350 testing, we compared the Zotac machine to a number of mobile platforms that used a similar storage configuration. For the remainder of our testing, however, we compared the Zotac Zbox Nano's performance to the reference platforms used in our AMD Zacate E-350 Processor Performance Preview. The comparisons will show relative performance versus similar, low-power power platforms and the performance progression AMD has made with the Zacate platform since we first tested the E-350-based engineering platform at AMD's HQ.

HotHardware's Test Systems
Intel and AMD - Head To Head

System 1:
Zotac Zbox Nano AD10+
AMD E-350 Zacate Processor
(1.6GHz - Dual-Core)
2GB DDR3-1066
On-Board Ethernet
On-board Audio
2.5" Samsung HD
Windows 7 x64

System 2:
AMD E-350 Zacate Processor
(1.6GHz - Dual-Core)
AMD Engineer Sample
(AMD Hudson IO Hub)
2x2GB DDR3-1066
On-Board Ethernet
On-board Audio
Windows 7 x64

System 3:
AMD Turion II Neo K625
(1.5GHz - Dual-Core)
Acer Aspire 1551 Notebook
2x2GB DDR3-1066
Mobility Radeon HD 4225
On-Board Ethernet
On-board Audio
2.5" Seagate HD
Windows 7 x64

System 4:
Intel Atom D525
(1.8GHz - Dual-Core)
Asus Eee PC1215N
2x2GB DDR3-1066
NVIDIA Ion 2
On-Board Ethernet
On-board Audio
2.5" Seagate HD
Windows 7 x64

Preliminary Testing with PCMark Vantage
Synthetic Benchmarks

First up, we ran our test systems through Futuremark’s latest system performance evaluation tool, PCMark Vantage. PCMark Vantage runs through a host of different usage scenarios to simulate different types of workloads including High Definition TV and movie playback and manipulation, gaming, image editing and manipulation, music compression, communications, and productivity. Most of the tests are multi-threaded as well, so the tests can exploit the additional resources offered by a multi-core CPU.

The Zotac ZBOX Nano AD10 Plus was every bit as fast as the other AMD E-350 based systems we tested and had no trouble smoking the Atom and Neo-based systems as well.

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