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ZOTAC Expands Mini-ITX Lineup, Introduces New nForce 630i-ITX WiFi Mini-ITX Mainboard

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ZOTAC International, a leading manufacturer of NVIDIA-based graphics cards and motherboards, today unleashes its latest mini-ITX form factor motherboard -- the ZOTAC nForce 630i-ITX WiFi – a new high-performance platform that occupies minimal space. The new ZOTAC nForce 630i-ITX WiFi combines the power of NVIDIA GeForce 7 series graphics processing with Intel Core 2 processors and wireless network connectivity into a single 170mm2 package. New integrated 802.11b/g WiFi enables the ZOTAC nForce 630i-ITX WiFi to connect to wireless networks for wireless Internet connectivity. Integrated WiFi allows users to enjoy network connectivity without wires or the hassles of large and bulky external wireless cards.




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Intruiging design. truly does have every onboard feature needed for a miniature system.

Pity its not a GF 8/9 series onboard, for the HD media decoding... would have made this uber for media boxes.
 
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That looks good, quite specced up, but I'd much rather see them drop the WiFi adapter and trade the PCI-E x1 slot for a x16 slot. Whats the point of quad-core compatibility when you can't pair it up with something like a 9600 GT for a mini gaming box?
And I agree with Mussels, even if they had something like a 9300GS onboard GPU it would have been much better, for the simple fact that it can do rapid media encoding/decoding, as well as Folding and similar apps.
 

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I just hope they release a version based on the 730i. The 630i chipset was good, but it is time to move on to the much improved 730i. The improved onboard graphics would have been nice. Though, I'm pretty sure even the 7100 on this board should be able to handle Blu-Ray.

As for a x16 slot to make a mini gaming box, that isn't what ITX boards are for, if you want that go get a mATX motherboard. The board itself is only 7", it kind of defeats the size benefits if you want to stick a 9" graphics card in the board, doesn't it?
 

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Though, I'm pretty sure even the 7100 on this board should be able to handle Blu-Ray.
It has HDCP so it can pass it through, however it cant decode it to assist the CPU.