Wednesday, July 16th 2008

Zotac Readies nForce 610i ITX

And just when you thought the AMD 780G based ITX solution by J&W Technology slated for next week was one of a kind, (covered here), there already is competition for it, this time from the opposite front. Zotac has innovated an Intel + NVIDIA ITX board based on the nForce 610i chipset called Zotac nForce 610i ITX. This LGA 775 board comes features a single chip core-logic, supports the latest Intel processors including FSB 1333 MHz, the 45nm Wolfdale chip is supported, older quad-core chips are as well. Unlike the 780G ITX solution this features two full-size (240-pin) DDR2 slots, two SATA II ports and an IDE port. A single PCI-E x1 slot is present. The board in the picture only has one D-Sub display output driven by the GeForce 7050 IGP, and a 6-channel audio. This board isn't as feature-rich as the AMD 780G solution, but it's a nifty solution for internet shacks and cybercafe use. With even a cheap Pentium Dual Core E2000 series processor, it provides sufficient power for everyday tasks.

Source: Expreview
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19 Comments on Zotac Readies nForce 610i ITX

#1
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
780G sounds like a much better board
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#2
W1zzard
i got the board here, nice little toy.

its like 50 usd. more featured versions will be available as well with gige and dvi for more $$
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#3
ShadowFold
Zotac rocks.. My friend has a Zotac 780i and 9800GTX. They offer lifetime warranties on everything too I think.
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#4
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: W1zzard
i got the board here, nice little toy.

its like 50 usd. more featured versions will be available as well with gige and dvi for more $$
for $50 it sounds nice :D
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#5
AnnCore
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by: W1zzard
i got the board here, nice little toy.

its like 50 usd. more featured versions will be available as well with gige and dvi for more $$
Review! Review!

Please? Purdy please? With cream and a cherry on top?

Those AMD ITX boards look fascinating.
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#6
[I.R.A]_FBi
can you check out the power consuption?
kthxbai!
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#7
Urbklr
What I like about this board compared to the 780G, is it use's full size DIMM's and supports LGA775. Would like it more if they included a PCI-e x16 slot, gives user more choices for expansion.
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#8
$ReaPeR$
the 780G motherboard has much better specs IMO.a pci-e is crucial if you are thinking of gaming or even if you want a decent HTPC IMO always
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#9
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
can onboard 7025 run HD video @1080P?
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#10
ShadowFold
by: cdawall
can onboard 7025 run HD video @1080P?
Probably.. slowly tho. My HD 2100 runs 1080p VERY nicely and plays videos very nice as well.
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#11
tkpenalty
610i is no match whatsoever compared to the 780G. The 610i even though it can use full side DIMMs, it can't really use anything high-end due to the age of the chipset. 780G, on the otherhand should be able to use better notebook DIMMS.

However the 780G; I'd ONLY put at the most a 4850e in it considering how compact the power phases are. This Zotac could take a Q6600 without any issues.

I'd be questioning what you'd do with a good CPU good RAM and a crippling IGP though :rolleyes:

If zotac used notebook DIMMs instead of the full sized DIMM slots, then I would think that the PCI-E 16x would be a possible option.

Oh well.

HD Playback.... well in terms of IGP 780G just.... mows the 610i. Gaming, 780G can at least play HL2 a bit faster than my old 9550.
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#12
ktr
yea, you can play modern games with the 780g (an amazing feat for an igp).
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#13
Mussels
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by: cdawall
can onboard 7025 run HD video @1080P?
no. you cant get video acceleration on files, only from DVD/HD/BD media.

the onboard video here only has VGA output which means no HDCP, so the legit disks would look like crap anyway.

this is NOT a media board.
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#14
Baum
i want it with pci-e x16 :cry:
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#15
Mussels
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by: Baum
i want it with pci-e x16 :cry:
then you'll want to click HERE
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#16
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: tkpenalty
610i is no match whatsoever compared to the 780G. The 610i even though it can use full side DIMMs, it can't really use anything high-end due to the age of the chipset. 780G, on the otherhand should be able to use better notebook DIMMS.

However the 780G; I'd ONLY put at the most a 4850e in it considering how compact the power phases are. This Zotac could take a Q6600 without any issues.

I'd be questioning what you'd do with a good CPU good RAM and a crippling IGP though :rolleyes:

If zotac used notebook DIMMs instead of the full sized DIMM slots, then I would think that the PCI-E 16x would be a possible option.

Oh well.

HD Playback.... well in terms of IGP 780G just.... mows the 610i. Gaming, 780G can at least play HL2 a bit faster than my old 9550.
you can run a phenom 9750 in the 780G just fine its rated to run 95w phenoms. hell i'm running my phenom 9500 @2.8ghz a 3 phase biostar (rated again for 95w) and this thing is pulling ~150w at this setting

and 780G is just as fast as a X1600
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#17
Pinchy
Well this might just happen to be a cheap upgrade for my file / print server lol.

Not every small computer has to be a media box :p....



I just wish these new ITX's had an AC out instead of having to use a normal PSU. (or DC-DC converter)
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#18
Mussels
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by: Pinchy
Well this might just happen to be a cheap upgrade for my file / print server lol.

Not every small computer has to be a media box :p....



I just wish these new ITX's had an AC out instead of having to use a normal PSU. (or DC-DC converter)
most mini ITX stores sell PSU power packs for these systems that are very similar to laptop power bricks.

http://www.auspcmarket.com.au/

^ if you go there and look under cases->mini ITX, several cases come with 50-90W PSU bricks.
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#19
Pinchy
by: Mussels
most mini ITX stores sell PSU power packs for these systems that are very similar to laptop power bricks.

http://www.auspcmarket.com.au/

^ if you go there and look under cases->mini ITX, several cases come with 50-90W PSU bricks.
Yeah but look at how much they cost lol.

I would much rather just get a laptop power block and plug it into the back of the PC (like my current server :D). The AC adapter (actualy a 60W LCD one) powers the system beautifully, and it costed $20 on ebay.

Plus being a home built case, I could make the case really small (as the PSU is external to the case, like laptops).
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