ZOTAC IONITX-A-U Atom N330 1.6GHz Dual-Core Mini ITX Intel Motherboard

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I was looking for a fast small (read: mini-ITX) mobo that had enough power to drive 1080P monitor/panel and I came across Zotac IonITX-A-U board. According to manufacturer’s website:

The mini-ITX form factor ZOTAC® ION combines a high-performance NVIDIA® ION graphics processor with a power-efficient Intel® Atom processor for the ultimate eco-friendly platform that has no troubles handling regular web browsing, e-mail, & productivity and HD video playback tasks.

NVIDIA® PureVideo HD technology harnesses the power of the ION’s 16 high-speed stream processors for high-definition Blu-ray playback capabilities. PureVideo HD technology decodes HD video formats and enhances standard-definition videos with the ION GPU for flawless HD and superior SD video playback.

Sounds and looks very nice and capable. I guess I’d have to pick one up and give it a whirl. Here are the quick tech specs:

  • Onboard Video: GeForce 9400M
  • Onboard Audio: 5.1
  • Model: IONITX-A
  • CPU Socket: 441-ball
  • FSB: 533 MHz
  • Dimensions: 6.7″ x 6.7″
  • Chipset: MCP7A-ION
  • Memory Type: DDR2 667/800
  • Package Contents: 3 SATA cable 1 SATA power cable 1 WiFi antenna 1 WiFi bracket
  • Memory Slots: 2×240pin
  • SATA: 3 + 1 eSATA
  • PCI Express x1: 1 (mini)
  • Form Factor: Mini ITX
  • Video Ports: D-Sub + DVI + HDMI
  • USB: 10 (6 on back panel, 4 via pin header)
  • Power Connector: 24 Pin – 90 Watt PSU included
  • PS/2: 1
  • RAID: 0/1/0+1

mini-itx.com has a nice review and sells the board aswell.

4 Comments

  • Anonymous

    A lot of people are dis'n on the Atom but I have found that it works great for me. Haven't got an A-U yet but until I do(and I will get one), the D945GCLF2 will have to suffice.

  • Enrique

    A question, what are the power brick inputs? just 110v? or universal 220 also?

    Thanks

  • Lord Metroid

    Great, I am going to get myself one of these. Perfect for portable file server/HTPC combo.

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