I was looking for a fast small (read: mini-ITX) mobo that had enough power to drive 1080P monitor/panel and I came across Zotac IonITX-A-U board. According to manufacturer’s website:
The mini-ITX form factor ZOTAC® ION combines a high-performance NVIDIA® ION graphics processor with a power-efficient Intel® Atom processor for the ultimate eco-friendly platform that has no troubles handling regular web browsing, e-mail, & productivity and HD video playback tasks.
NVIDIA® PureVideo HD technology harnesses the power of the ION’s 16 high-speed stream processors for high-definition Blu-ray playback capabilities. PureVideo HD technology decodes HD video formats and enhances standard-definition videos with the ION GPU for flawless HD and superior SD video playback.
Sounds and looks very nice and capable. I guess I’d have to pick one up and give it a whirl. Here are the quick tech specs:
- Onboard Video: GeForce 9400M
- Onboard Audio: 5.1
- Model: IONITX-A
- CPU Socket: 441-ball
- FSB: 533 MHz
- Dimensions: 6.7″ x 6.7″
- Chipset: MCP7A-ION
- Memory Type: DDR2 667/800
- Package Contents: 3 SATA cable 1 SATA power cable 1 WiFi antenna 1 WiFi bracket
- Memory Slots: 2×240pin
- SATA: 3 + 1 eSATA
- PCI Express x1: 1 (mini)
- Form Factor: Mini ITX
- Video Ports: D-Sub + DVI + HDMI
- USB: 10 (6 on back panel, 4 via pin header)
- Power Connector: 24 Pin – 90 Watt PSU included
- PS/2: 1
- RAID: 0/1/0+1
mini-itx.com has a nice review and sells the board aswell.
4 responses to “ZOTAC IONITX-A-U Atom N330 1.6GHz Dual-Core Mini ITX Intel Motherboard”
A lot of people are dis'n on the Atom but I have found that it works great for me. Haven't got an A-U yet but until I do(and I will get one), the D945GCLF2 will have to suffice.
A question, what are the power brick inputs? just 110v? or universal 220 also?
100-240v 50-60 Hz
Great, I am going to get myself one of these. Perfect for portable file server/HTPC combo.