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Happy Kepler Day, Internet! If you haven’t read our reviews on the new Kepler-based GeForce GTX 680 and the Acer Timeline Ultra M3 running the GeForce GT 640M (yeah, desktop and mobile versions released at the same time), go ahead and do that now. We’ll wait. Ok, welcome back. Now that you know what the new Kepler architecture from NVIDIA is all about, we wanted to round up a pile of Kepler-related product announcements for you. NVIDIA itself has announced the GeForce GTX 680 and GeForce 600M family, with a stream of partner-branded products following. PNY announced its XLR8 GeForce GTX 680 2048MB GDDR5 graphics card, which includes a 16-foot HDMI cable, a 3-month subscription to... Read more...
Zotac has rolled out the green carpet for NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 560 SE graphics card, and as far as we're aware of, is the first company to officially do so. The GeForce GTX 560 SE is the newest member of NVIDIA's GeForce 560 Series, which now includes six GPUs. It's built around the same GF114 core as other GeForce 500 cards, but there are some key differences to be aware of. NVIDIA disabled two SMs in the GeForce GTX 560 SE and gave it just 288 stream processors and 48 texture units. By comparison, the GeForce GTX 560 Ti sports 384 stream processors and 64 texture units. "The new Zotac GeForce GTX 560 SE gives gamers a taste of stunning 1080p gaming on a budget," Zotac stated in a press... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks webcast, Marco, Iyaz and Dave discuss Dell's XPS 13 Ultrabook, AMD's brand new Radeon HD 7870 and 7850 graphics cards based on the Pitcairn GPU, Samsung's oversized Galaxy Note Smartphone, Zotac's ZBOX ID80 Plus Cedar Trail-based Mini PC and we drop some hints regarding our next contest in which a lucky reader could win a hot new Android tablet... Show Notes: 01:28 - Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook 06:38 - AMD Radeon HD 7870 and 7850 GPU Previews 11:57 - Samsung Galaxy Note Smartphone Review 17:40 - Zotac ZBOX ID80 Plus Mini PC Review 22:10 - HotHardware Contest Hints... Read more...
Is there any company more invested in the mini PC market than Zotac? Maybe there is and maybe there isn't, but either way, no one would argue that Zotac is one of the busiest bodies in the industry when it comes to Small Form Factor (SFF) PCs destined to find a place in your living room, whether its displayed prominently in your A/V rack or hidden out of sight behind your swank HDTV (or PC monitor, as it were). Adding to an already crowded lineup are three new models Zotac unveiled at CeBIT 2012. Zotac ZBOX ID82 Plus First up is the ZBOX ID82 Series. This is a standard ZBOX system with an Intel Core i3 2330M processor (2.2GHz, dual-core, 3MB cache), Intel HD Graphics 3000, HDMI & DVI-I outputs,... Read more...
Zotac is emerging as a major player in the mini PC market and you'll find a boatload of ZBOX units if you visit the company's website. The one we have with us today is the ZBOX ID80 Plus, one of the newer units built around Intel's recently released Atom "Cedar Trail" refresh. It comes equipped with an Intel Atom D2700 processor, 2GB of DDR3-1066 RAM, 320GB hard drive, and an NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M GPU. There's also onboard Wi-Fi, Gigabit LAN, HDMI output, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 support, and an IR receiver with a media remote bundled in. All this and quite a bit more comes packed in a diminutive box that measures 7.40 inches x 7.40 inches x 1.73 inches that you can plop inconspicuously into your... Read more...
A new era of home entertainment is upon us. If you think about how you watch TV today versus 10 or even five years ago, it's probably a completely different experience. Nearly everything is served up in high definition, digital video recorders (DVRs) are now the norm and not the exception, and streaming services are making a big push to be the primary way in which you view content traditionally served up by cable and satellite TV. Unless you live way out in the boonies, you're probably rocking a broadband Internet connection, which is your gateway to any number of streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go, VUDU, Pandora, and so forth. With so much online content to choose from, you could... Read more...
Our coverage of the latest technology on display as CES continues today, with some goodies from Zotac. In addition to offering some hot graphics cars, Zotac has also been innovating in the small form factor and mini-ITX motherboard markets, especially over the last couple of years. As such, it should come as no surprise that Zotac had a number of their diminutive ZBOX systems on display, along with a handful of new / upcoming mini-ITX motherboards. Zotac ZBOX Nano ID61 Plus Two new ZBOXes were on display in Zotac’s suite, more specifically, the ZBOX Nano ID82 Plus and the ZBOX ID61 Plus, both of which are based on Intel platforms. The ZBOX Nano ID61 is a Sandy Bridge-based machine... Read more...
The next generation of ZOTAC’s ZBOX mini-PC platform is here in the form of three new models--the ZBOX ID81, ID80 and AD04. New enhancements include an external WiFi antenna and integrated Bluetooth 3.0 for connectivity as well as a Media Remote designed to work with the likes of Windows Media Center. The barebones systems require just memory and hard drives, although some even come with those components on board. You’ll also need an OS, whether that’s Windows 7 or OpenELEC media center OS. ID81 & ID81 mounted on a monitor The ID81 model sports a dual-core, 1.2GHz Sandy Bridge Intel Celeron 857 processor and relies on integrated Intel HD graphics. The standard ID81 has two... Read more...
Just in time for the holiday buying season, NVIDIA is at the ready with a brand new graphics card. Sort of. Today, NVIDIA is announcing the GeForce GTX 560 Ti with 448 cores. Some of you may be thinking, “Hey! GeForce GTX 560 Ti cards use the GF114 GPU which offers a maximum of 384 cores!” And you’d be right. This new GeForce GTX 560 Ti with 448 cores, however, isn’t built around the GF114 GPU. Rather, the GeForce GTX 560 Ti with 448 cores is outfitted with the same GF110 GPU powering the high-end GeForce GTX 570 and GTX 580, but with a couple of its SMs fused off... NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448-Core GPU Review... Read more...
Just in time for the holiday buying season, NVIDIA is at the ready with a brand new graphics card. Sort of. Today, NVIDIA is announcing the GeForce GTX 560 Ti with 448 cores. Some of you may be thinking, “Hey! GeForce GTX 560 Ti cards use the GF114 GPU which offers a maximum of 384 cores!” And you’d be right. This new GeForce GTX 560 Ti with 448 cores, however, isn’t built around the GF114 GPU. Rather, the GeForce GTX 560 Ti with 448 cores is outfitted with the same GF110 GPU powering the high-end GeForce GTX 570 and GTX 580, but with a couple of its SMs fused off. There are some other factors that differentiate the GeForce GTX 560 Ti with 448 cores from other... Read more...
ZOTAC introduced the silent GeForce GTS 450 ZONE Edition graphics card. This card was designed for users that demand Microsoft DirectX 11 visuals and noise-free cooling. The ZOTAC GeForce GTS 450 ZONE Edition combines the GeForce GTS 450 graphics processor with a dual-slot fan-less cooling system that features copper heat-pipes and aluminum fins. When paired with compatible audio equipment and software, the ZOTAC GeForce GTS 450 ZONE Edition can stream Dolby Digital TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio codecs over the card's 1080p ready HDMI output. DVI and DisplayPort outputs are also available. ZOTAC® Debuts Silent GeForce® GTS 450 ZONE® Edition New ZOTAC® GeForce® GTS 450 ZONE®... Read more...
Zotac is one of a select few companies that have fully embraced the ultra-small form factor and home theater PC markets. Although they’re also known for producing custom, high-end graphics cards, and an array of motherboards, which include a smorgasbord or mini-ITX options, Zotac’s Zbox and Mag lines of mini PCs are quite diverse. A quick jaunt to their website reveals over 30 ultra small form factor designs that leverage technology from Intel, AMD, NVIDIA, and even VIA. What’s also interesting about Zotac’s mini-PCs are their extensive feature sets. Zotac seemingly crams as many features into a small space as physically possible. If you need proof, look no further than... Read more...
Zotac is one of a select few companies that have fully embraced the ultra-small form factor and home theater PC markets. Although they’re also known for producing custom, high-end graphics cards, and an array of motherboards, which include a smorgasbord or mini-ITX options, Zotac’s Zbox and Mag lines of mini PCs are quite diverse. A quick jaunt to their website reveals over 30 ultra small form factor designs that leverage technology from Intel, AMD, NVIDIA, and even VIA. What’s also interesting about Zotac’s mini-PCs are their extensive feature sets. Zotac seemingly crams as many features into a small space as physically possible. If you need proof, look no further than... Read more...
Until Intel's next-gen, high-end Sandy Bridge-E and its companion X79 chipset launches sometime this quarter, Sandy Bridge-based family of second generation Core processors and the Z68 Express chipset remain Intel’s premiere desktop platform. It is with that in mind that we've just taken a look at several different motherboard offerings from manufacturers that cover a range of form factors, feature sets, and price points. If you’re on the market for a Z68 board for a new build, odds are one of the products in this round-up will meet your needs... Z68 Motherboard Roundup: ASUS, EVGA, ASRock, Gigabyte, MSI, ZOTAC... Read more...
Until Intel's next-gen, high-end Sandy Bridge-E and its companion X79 chipset, launch sometime this quarter, Sandy Bridge, Intel's second generation Core family of processors and the Z68 Express chipset remain Intel's current premiere desktop platform. It is with that in mind that we've just taken a look at several different motherboard offerings from manufacturers that cover a range of form factors, feature sets, and price points. If you’re on the market for a Z68 board for a new build, odds are one of the products in this round-up will meet your needs. We’ve already covered the Z68 chipset in depth here, so we won’t get too heavy on the details again in this roundup,... Read more...
Zotac is quickly earning its black belt in pint-sized PCs that pack a performance punch. The master of mini PCs just added a new series to its lineup, the ZBOX nano VD01 Series, which are small enough to rest in the palm of your hand yet loaded with HTPC-friendly features. The ZBOX nano VD01 is built around VIA's Nano X2 dual-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz. It sits nestled in VIA's VX900H chipset with Chrome9 graphics and ChromotionHD technology. Other specs at a glance include: 1 x DDR3-1066 SODIMM slot SATA 3Gbps port 2 x SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports; 2 x USB 2.0 ports HDMI and DisplayPort GbE LAN; 802.11n Wi-Fi Bluetooth 3.0 Bundled MCE-compatible remote Integrated IR receiver Bundled USB IR... Read more...
ZOTAC announced a pair of graphics cards in its GeForce GT 520 line, one each in the PCI and PCI-E x1 form factors. The cards are designed to offer an easy performance boost for older systems and pre-built systems that otherwise don’t have many expandability options. “Upgrading your graphics card is the easiest way to boost your system performance and gain new capabilities. The new ZOTAC GeForce GT 520 PCI and PCI Express x1 graphics cards shows that you can experience good graphics without upgrading the rest of your system,” said Carsten Berger, marketing director, ZOTAC International in a press release. ZT-50610-10L Features include a low profile; dual simultaneous independent... Read more...
ZOTAC announced a new mini-ITX motherboard today called the A75-ITX WiFi, which is designed for gaming and HTPC applications. The company tried to pack in as many features as possible in the small form factor, and all things considered it did a pretty good job of it. Running on the AMD A75 chipset, the A75-ITX WiFi has an FM1 socket that supports AMD’s A8, A6, A4, and E2 APUs and Radeon HD 6000-series graphics. The board has two memory slots and can handle up to 8GB of DDR3-1866MHz. For expandability, the A75-ITX WiFi has a single PCI-E x16 slot as well as eight USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, and four SATA 6Gbps ports. In terms of connectivity, ZOTAC did not disappoint, with dual Gigabit LAN ports,... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Dave, Iyaz and Marco discuss the Asus G74SX 17-inch gaming notebook, our round-up of 3 Terabyte hard drives from Seagate, Western Digital and Hitachi, AMD's upcoming Bulldozer-based Interlagos 16-core server-class processor, the Zotac Zbox Nano AD10 Small Form-Factor PC and details of our Labor System Giveaway contest! Show Notes: 1:01 - ASUS G74-SX-A1 Gaming Notebook Review 5:01 - AMD Begins Revenue Shipments Of Bulldozer-Based 16-Core "Interlagos" Processors 7:47 - 3TB Hard Drive Round-up: Hitachi, Seagate, WD 12:27 - Zotac Zbox Nano AD10 Small Form-Factor PC Sneak Peek 17:00 - HotHardware's Labor Gaming System Giveaway Sweepstakes... Read more...
Small just keeps getting smaller. Zotac's ZBOX line has been around for a few years now, and we've been rather impressed with every iteration that we have played with. But the "palm-sized" ZBOX Nano AD10 makes those prior models look like giants. The new AD10 series shrinks the form factor even more, and inside it's packed with an AMD Brazos E-350 APU. The box itself measures 127mm x 127mm x 45mm, and it comes bundled with a Windows Media Center compatible remote control – a USB IR receiver is also included. Within, you'll be able to install your own DDR3 SO-DIMM (1 slot) and a 2.5" SATA 6Gbps drive, or you can buy a kit model that ships with 2GB of memory and a 320GB HDD. Other specs include... Read more...
Zotac's Zbox line has been evolving rather quickly over the past year or so. We've tested a few of them along the way, and they just seem to be getting better and better, and at rapid speed. In fact, we aren't so sure that buying one today is the best idea; by the time tomorrow comes, it'll probably be out of date! Kidding aside, the company has teamed up with VIA to showcase a totally new Zbox at Computex 2011. The Zbox Mini-PC offers up a very compact form factor, VIA's Nano X2 dual-core CPU, and a "palm-sized" chassis that measures 13x13x5cm. This type of machine is obviously ideal for use as a home theater PC, or in cramped spaces where there's no room for a huge tower. The Nano X2 is available... Read more...
New GPU? Yes, please! NVIDIA's been on a roll here lately, pushing out one GPU after another in rapid succession. The company's latest is the GeForce GT 520, using one of NVIDIA's newest low/mid-range cores to provide a boost in power to those who aren't willing to pay for any of the hardcore cards that are tempting enthusiasts today. The new card has an 810MHz engine clock, 48 unified shaders, a 1620MHz shader clock, 1GB of DDR3 memory, a 64-bit memory interface and a trio of outputs: dual-link DVI, HDMI, and VGA. It's a PCIe 2.0 card, and of course, supports of NVIDIA's fancy protocols (CUDA, PhysX, etc.). ZOTAC's Boost Premium software bundle is included, and while no price has been established... Read more...
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