ZOTAC Z68-ITX WiFi LGA1155

ZOTAC Z68-ITX WiFi LGA1155

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Introduction


After five years in the market, ZOTAC has set itself apart from others in the industry, slowly building itself up as THE company to go to for mini-ITX motherboards and mini-PC kit, with the "AMP!" series of videocards making their presence felt in that segment of the market as well. With the Intel Z68 chipset launch well under way, ZOTAC sent us their take on the Intel Z68 in mini-ITX format, the Z68-ITX WiFi, one of two Z68-based mini-ITX motherboards from ZOTAC that will hit store shelves very soon. The two are differentiated by expansion possibilities, with the "Supreme" version using laptop-part expansion slots and a laptop-grade GPU onboard, while the "Standard" version, the product we are looking at today, uses standard desktop parts. We put the Z68-ITX WiFi on the testbench, and give the miniscule Z68-ITX WiFi a run for its money.

Specifications

Specifications
CPU SUPPORT:Intel Socket 1155 2nd Gen Core Family/Unlock Processor
POWER DESIGN:CPU Power: 8+1 phase
Memory Power: 1 Phase
CHIPSET:Intel Z68 Express
INTEGRATED GRAPHICS:Intel HD2000(via installed CPU)
MEMORY:2 x DIMM, Max. 16 GB, DDR3 1066 to DDR3 2133
BIOS:Zotac UEFI BIOS with 32 Mb Flash ROM
SLOTS:1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slot
1 x miniPCIe 2.0 x1 slot
HDD CONNECTIVITY:2 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s (Intel Z68)
2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s (Intel Z68)
NETWORKING:2 x Realtek 8111E PCIe Gigabit Lan
PORTS:8 x USB 2.0 ports (4 at back panel, 4 at front panel)
4 x USB 3.0 ports (2 at back panel, 2 at front panel)
1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Combo connector
2 x HDMI port
1 x mini DisplayPort
2 x RJ45 LAN connectors
6 x Audio port with 5 analogue audio jacks + 1 Digital
AUDIO:Realtek ALC892 HD CODEC
FORM FACTOR:mini-ITX Form Factor( 170 mm x 170 mm )
ZOTAC FEATURES:
  • Hardware accelerated Blu-ray playback ready
  • Dolby® TrueHD & DTS-HD™ Master Audio bitstream capable
  • Digital S/PDIF output (optical)
  • 8-channel high-definition audio
  • Onboard 802.11n WiFi
  • Lucid Virtu software bundle
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