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Zotac Readies NVIDIA Ion Mini-ITX Motherboards

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After several technical hurdles and some controversy with Intel, NVIDIA was able to go ahead with its Ion platform initiative, where partners are allowed to use Intel Atom processors (both single and dual-core variants) with NVIDIA MCP79-class chipsets. The most distinct feature on offer is the powerful integrated GPU in the form of GeForce 9400M. NVIDIA partner Zotac is ready with two ULPC-friendly mini-ITX motherboards based on the platform, that promise features filled to their brims.

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that is a huge heatsink:twitch:
 
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Very nice.

The only thing I could possibly want that this board doesn't have is two DVI ports.
 
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Seems somewhat overpriced for what they are. Hopefully more competition will bring them down.
 

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Very nice.

The only thing I could possibly want that this board doesn't have is two DVI ports.
I'm sure you can use an HDMI->DVI adaptor to get two DVI ports.

Seems somewhat overpriced for what they are. Hopefully more competition will bring them down.
I agree, though mini-ITX stuff isn't usually cheap, especially for boards as feature rich as these. Especially since the high end model seems to have a built in power supply.
 
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Maybe, some boards make you choose one of the other. <crosses fingers>

Not that it's a big need. At where I work, IT are the only ones with dual 22's. Everyone else has a single 22". They could get their previous analog 17's back as a secondary display.
 
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Woah, thats pretty cool. There's much potential in the mini-itx factor, and Zotac are finally bringing out itx boards thats worthwhile.

And a dual-core atom? Fucking finally!

(yes i know the dual core atom is just as old as the ordinary atom, but havent seen a single computer with that cpu).
 
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That's a super little mainboard. Very powerful, and perfect desktop replacement for any "producivity" computer (ie Office). Nice to see DVI AND two sticks of DDR2 and HDMI. Perfect HTPC too.

Low power, less lag compared to P4 systems it replaces, (due to dual core), low (zero) noise.

If only Intel would do a Atom 380 version (improved specs, just like they have improved the 230 to 270 then 280).
 

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needs to be $100 less