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ZOTAC Unleashes New GeForce 9300 Platform

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ZOTAC International, a leading manufacturer of NVIDIA based motherboards and graphics cards, today injects the power of NVIDIA’s GeForce 9 graphics architecture into the latest platform for Intel socket LGA775-based processors – the ZOTAC GeForce 9300. The new ZOTAC GeForce 9300 platform is a graphics powerhouse with its GeForce 9 series graphics processor, NVIDIA CUDA, Hybrid SLI, PhysX and PureVideo HD technologies. A new NVIDIA GeForce 9300 integrated graphics processor forms the heart of the new ZOTAC GeForce 9300 platform. The NVIDIA GeForce 9300 iGPU features NVIDIA’s Unified Architecture with 16 blazing-fast stream processors for high-performance in Microsoft DirectX 10, OpenGL 2.1 and CUDA-based 3D games and software applications.

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hmmm, can i use that onboard videocard to use as physix card?
 
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hmmm, can i use that onboard videocard to use as physix card?
Negatory - PhysX requires a minimum of 256MB dedicated video memory.

Slick looking board though. AMD has done a great job with the 780G/GX, as well as nVidia with their own 8200/8300 series, so it's nice to finally see a good integrated media platform on the Intel end of things. I just hope it doesn't have as many issues as some of their old Intel chipsets did...

[edit] Not in the official press release, but from reading around price is estimated at ~$120, putting it in a pretty decent range for the unique features you're getting. Unfortunately though, no CPU voltage adjustment on this model =/
 
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HDMI + coax SPDIF out = win!

Its quite silly how many boards forget digital audio in the HTPC segment. (HDMI audio doesnt count, as lots of people have seperate audio from their TV)
 

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Looks good, especially like the coloring of the sata slots, sexy. First time I see ATX power socket on top (kinda like it there) and clean component placement overall.

Negatory - PhysX requires a minimum of 256MB dedicated video memory.
But does the software know if it's 256MB on board or 256MB from memory? Would be kinda funny for them to boast about PhysX in their press release, if they haven't tested it to work.

Still at the moment it will be too weak for a PPU who knows when the drivers mature and first games come out. This would be perfect for the job though if you want m-ATX and physics with ATI card.