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ZOTAC Announces the New FUSION-ITX WiFi A-series Motherboards

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  1. btarunr

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    ZOTAC International, a leading innovator and the world’s largest channel manufacturer of graphics cards, motherboards and mini-PCs, today introduces the new FUSION-ITX WiFi A-series – a world-class mainboard that combines the power of AMD Radeon HD graphics processing with class-leading energy-efficiency for the ultimate flexible mini-ITX form factor.

    The ZOTAC FUSION-ITX WiFi A-series features the AMD E-350 APU platform that incorporates a dual-core 1.6 GHz processor with Microsoft DirectX 11 compatible AMD Radeon HD 6310 graphics for the ultimate synergy of CPU and GPU performance. The combination enables flawless high-definition Blu-ray and streaming Internet video playback capabilities for a visually rich computing experience in a mini-ITX platform.

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    “We carefully designed our ZOTAC FUSION-ITX WiFi A-series to integrate as many user-requested features as possible. The result is a mini-ITX platform that offers best-in-class performance, energy-efficiency, features and expansion while only relying on passive-cooling for a silent computing experience,” said Carsten Berger, marketing director, ZOTAC® International.

    DisplayPort, DVI and HDMI video outputs enables the ZOTAC FUSION-ITX WiFi A-series to connect to the latest digital monitors and television sets with ease while an included DVI-to-VGA adapter retains compatibility with analogue monitors. HDMI audio bitstreaming, Optical S/PDIF and 8-channel high-definition audio capabilities deliver maximum audio fidelity to all digital and analogue audio sources with the ZOTAC FUSION-ITX WiFi A-series.

    Expansion options are vast with the ZOTAC FUSION-ITX WiFi A-series and include a physical PCI Express x4 slot, eSATA, four SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports, up to six USB 2.0 and 4 USB 3.0. The PCI Express x4 slot features and open-end that enables physical compatibility with PCI Express x16 devices on the ZOTAC FUSION-ITX WiFi A-series.

    The ZOTAC FUSION-ITX WiFi A-series integrates 802.11n WiFi technology for high-speed wireless network transfers while Gigabit Ethernet is available for lightning-fast wired networking.

    It’s time to play with the ZOTAC FUSION-ITX WiFi A-series mini-ITX platform.

    General details
    • New ZOTAC FUSION-ITX WiFi A-series platform
    • AMD E-350 APU Platform (dual-core, 1.6 GHz)
    • AMD Radeon HD 6310 graphics processor
    • 2 x DDR3-1066 SO-DIMM slots
    • Support up to 8GB memory
    • DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI-I & VGA (with included adapter) outputs
    • PCI Express x4 (open-end) expansion
    • 4 SATA 6.0 Gb/s
    • 1 eSATA
    • 4 USB 3.0 ports (2 on back panel, 2 via pin header)
    • 6 USB 2.0 ports (4 on back panel, 2 via pin headers)
    • Hardware accelerated Blu-ray playback ready
    • Dolby TrueHD & DTS-HD Master Audio bitstream capable
    • Digital S/PDIF output (optical)
    • 8-channel high-definition audio
    • Microsoft DirectX 11 compliant
    • Onboard 802.11n WiFi
    • Gigabit Ethernet
    • Mini-ITX form factor
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    wow itx based. it looks cool, you know since we born we watch most boards in atx or matx. itx would give us different experience, full features, small size, low power consumption and thats pretty great
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    I think these are perfect for cheap gaming systems. For those who demand a bit more from integrated graphics but not enough to justify buying a discrete graphic card. Small and silent package. If the price will be good, these thingies will be a total success.
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    great looking boards. probably be my next htpc if they're priced well by the time they get to market. i don't know about the perfect budget gaming board tho, how can you upgrade the graphics if, and by if, i mean when it no longer plays games smoothly at 1080p? or if it turns out the potential user is pickier than first expected, you're basically SOL for the entire system. great htpc with benefits is how i see this thing. the will probably power the ps4 in 3 years.
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    Seems like the perfect board to use inside the case that was reviewed here on TPU today. The Asus ISK-100 I think. No caps near corner to break off during installation.

    I don't know what board they used in the review but with a Serial port, parallel printer port, and only VGA it had to be like 5 years old. This board looks like the perfect mate for it, even if you can't use the PCIe X4 slot.
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    Antec. Just be sure to supply the fan with 12V constant power. The one I have I used the CPU header and PWM control at low levels makes the fan grumble;)
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    I like their socket versions better, like the ones with the P55 and 880GX chipset. Those have PCI-e x16, for starters. :)
    Yeah, too bad they usually cost around €100. ITX cases have about the same cost. I can get better deals with m-ATX.
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    Pure hardware pr0n.
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    That's not too expensive really. Add RAM, HDD and case and you're at around 200 all together. Consoles cost way more than this these days...
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    OMG! this would make the nicest portable lan pc for me :D
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    Has Techpowerup ever reviewed the Zacate yet? I'd like to see something like that eventually. I think this would make a good HTPC, the IGP is great on the Fusion mobos but I'm still unsure about the CPU though, from what I've read it actually keeps the Radeon IGP from performing better.
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    Ok, compared to consoles, it isn't, but I've found m-ATX boards that cost less than this. True they haven't got WiFi and such, but it's not like you can't add it too. And this one takes SO-DIMM RAMs, the ones I mentioned take desktop DIMMs, so it's comes cheaper in that.
    But what I said was merely expressing my preferences. Other opinions are valid too.
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    not the cpu itself but they share the same memory bandwidth and the CPU is set up to get priority
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    I wish more companies did nanoITX boards.
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    This looks very promising. I'd buy one for a nice, inexpensive htpc for sure.

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