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Zotac Unveils its Next-Generation Energy Efficient Platforms

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The new ZOTAC NM10 series delivers class-leading energy-efficiency from a new Intel Atom D510 dual-core processor and NM10 Express chipset with Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 integrated graphics for the perfect blend of performance and energy-efficiency. Paired with DDR2 memory, the ZOTAC NM10 series platforms have plenty of memory bandwidth and lightning-fast access latency for that extra performance punch for computing demands.

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Finally a DTX motherboard?! I remember AMD touting this new form factor years ago but never actually saw anything make it to the retail channel in motherboards or cases. Here is a picture of the Zotac DTX board. I think it's worth the few extra millimeters for the expanded connectivity options (PCI-Express x16 and more SATA ports) over mini-ITX.
 
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Nice boards. Too bad I'm already Atom'ed out.
 
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Looks great!
And even better power consumption (compared to ION)
 
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hmmmm, that isnt half bad
 
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I see higher up model numbers but no higher up clocks with speedstep :laugh: Oh well i can dream right?
 
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Finally a DTX motherboard?! I remember AMD touting this new form factor years ago but never actually saw anything make it to the retail channel in motherboards or cases. Here is a picture of the Zotac DTX board. I think it's worth the few extra millimeters for the expanded connectivity options (PCI-Express x16 and more SATA ports) over mini-ITX.
I agree, the problem with new format standard i.e. BTX and DTX, and why they rarely take off, is it's hard to make a new lay out and keep the bracketing the same for the cases, as current standards, your average person isn't going to support a new format standard just because "it's better" when it means that shelling out yet even more money for a case that will support the new standard.
 
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I agree, the problem with new format standard i.e. BTX and DTX, and why they rarely take off, is it's hard to make a new lay out and keep the bracketing the same for the cases, as current standards, your average person isn't going to support a new format standard just because "it's better" when it means that shelling out yet even more money for a case that will support the new standard.
Very true, but DTX really isn't too much of a deviation from the typical ATX setup. BTX was a strange duck for sure, but it seems you should be able to install a DTX board in any ATX, mATX or mini-ITX case with at least two expansion slots. The Silverstone SG05 / SG06.
 
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Very true, but DTX really isn't too much of a deviation from the typical ATX setup. BTX was a strange duck for sure, but it seems you should be able to install a DTX board in any ATX, mATX or mini-ITX case with at least two expansion slots. The Silverstone SG05 / SG06.
I hope so, I would very much like one of these for my Garage PC ( use it to stream Sirus / Pandora while I do my honey-do's ), and I have Mini-ITX case that currently seats an atom but I do like ZOTAC very much, and although I could modify it to fit with my tap set, I'm as lazy as the day is long:wtf:.
 

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1280x720p max? surprised no ones commenting on that
 
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1280x720p max? surprised no ones commenting on that
Agreed. Might be OK for a laptop, but as soon as you use this as a desktop replacement, or whathaveyou, then the SILLY RESTRICTION on screen size makes problems.

I guess we need to wait a few months for a revision that comes out that can drive a higher resolution screen... after all the flak and kickback from users.

I dont need it to drive 1080p HD content. But I need it to drive a 1600x1200 or 1920x1200 desktop. :banghead:
 

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Agreed. Might be OK for a laptop, but as soon as you use this as a desktop replacement, or whathaveyou, then the SILLY RESTRICTION on screen size makes problems.

I guess we need to wait a few months for a revision that comes out that can drive a higher resolution screen... after all the flak and kickback from users.

I dont need it to drive 1080p HD content. But I need it to drive a 1600x1200 or 1920x1200 desktop. :banghead:
the lowest resolution laptops use these days is 1360x768p
 
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Agreed. Might be OK for a laptop, but as soon as you use this as a desktop replacement, or whathaveyou, then the SILLY RESTRICTION on screen size makes problems.

I guess we need to wait a few months for a revision that comes out that can drive a higher resolution screen... after all the flak and kickback from users.

I dont need it to drive 1080p HD content. But I need it to drive a 1600x1200 or 1920x1200 desktop. :banghead:
If you need that, why would you be looking at this? This thing seems to be limited to use for low end net surfing, which is why I want one for my garage PC, but really though you are kinda right that's a strange resolution to be stuck at.
 
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If you need that, why would you be looking at this?
Are you aware that the Atom 330 is as fast as a P4 2.4 Northwood, except a bit slower in the FPU math since it doesnt have the "x87" piece.

While a P4 is no good for many TPU members who live gaming, encoding, video etc. it is still more than sufficient for email clients, web surfing and MS Office use. In fact, with todays faster HDDs, SSDs and large RAM footprints, it is a lot snappier than a P4. And it is SILENT and low power consumption.

So 1600x1200, 1920x1200 or 1680x1050 are resolutions that should be expected. I run three Atom 330's at 1600x1200 so I see no reason why the "upgraded" Atom D510 should have a "downgraded" screen ability.

I also have a SONY W11 netbook for work. Email, office, and linking up to a projector for powerpoint presentations. It's a Atom 280N. I really cant believe that the new CPU/chipset combination would prohibit me from doing something that I do today. (Projector is 1600x1200).

Silly silly marketing restriction. It isnt the technology capability, they are worried about cannabalisation of CULV and Celeron systems.