Friday, August 6th 2010

Zotac Adds USB 3.0 to its ITX LGA1156 Feature-Rich Motherboard

Over half an year after its introduction, Zotac's feature-rich H55-ITX WiFi motherboard got a minor (or major, depending on your application) specification update, with the company dropping in USB 3.0 support. Making use of the common NEC controller, the board features two USB 3.0 ports on its rear-panel. The new model is thus named H55U3 WiFi. Sticking strictly to the mini-ITX specs, the H55U3 is a socket LGA1156 motherboard supporting processors with TDP of up to 95W, which translates to all dual-core Core i3, i5 processors with room for light overclocking, and quad-core Core i5, i7 with no overclocking.

Being based on the Intel H55 chipset, it supports Intel FDI, connecting processors with Intel HD graphics to display connectors that include DVI and HDMI. The socket is wired to two DDR3 DIMM slots for dual-channel memory, and one PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slot. Connectivity includes six SATA 3 Gb/s from the H55 PCH, 8-channel HD audio with optical SPDIF, WiFi b/g/n, gigabit Ethernet, eSATA, USB 2.0, and USB 3.0. The board uses ATX 24+4 pin power input. Zotac's H55U3 WiFi has started selling in China for US $118.


Source: TechConnect Magazine
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11 Comments on Zotac Adds USB 3.0 to its ITX LGA1156 Feature-Rich Motherboard

#1
Ipatinga
Bug free?

Nice... just wondering if Zotac fixed the "bricked :banghead: bios" from the model without USB3.0 and if this new model will NOT have a "brick me :nutkick: bios" version.

Zotac is nice (built in WiFi :rockout:), but the bios / mobo revisions and it´s lack of information / slow support throws me to Intel and Gigabyte on the Mini ITX area.
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#2
mlee49
Why is it that Zotac is the leader of ITX boards but cant make a single low profile gpu?
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#3
Mussels
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by: mlee49
Why is it that Zotac is the leader of ITX boards but cant make a single low profile gpu?
i think you're onto something there.
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#4
TheLostSwede
I thought they had one...
ION 2 on a stick :D
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#5
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
God damnit I just bought my ecs
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#6
hat
Maximum Overclocker
I like this!
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#7
tkpenalty
this + one of those galaxy cards = win
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#8
n-ster
I might actually sell my curent rig and make a mini-ITX i5 750 or i7 860 + 5750 or 5770 build... or just go with shevanels laptop lol
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#9
vagxtr
by: TheLostSwede
I thought they had one...
ION 2 on a stick :D
You dont need anything that XTREEM on that board beacause it has fully featured pcie x16 slot that can carry somwhat more powerful but cheaper and better solution definitely like this ZOTAC ZT-20301-10L GeForce 210 512MB 64bit rather than 50% expensive xtr solution ZOTAC ION-GPU-A-E ION GPU 512MB DDR3 pci-e x1 :D

And somebody mentioned Galaxy, they really had damn nice looking cards and interesting solutions. To bad they're only for North American market.
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#11
RejZoR
I'd place something like Radeon HD5770 or HD5750 on it.
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