Zotac's Mini-ITX motherboard platform, based on Intel Atom's low-power cpu and Nvidia's ION graphics platform, packs a full feature set in a tiny package. With built-on wireless internet, HDMI, high-def audio, and the ability to playback Blu-Ray content with ease, the IONITX-A-U motherboard stands to push HTPCs to a new realm of capabilities.
Zotac's IONITX-A-U Mini-ITX motherboard stood up to a battery of tests and proved itself fully capable of all it promised, from its HDMI output and high definition audio to its built-in 802.11n wireless card and low-power. In almost all benchmarks, the Intel ATOM N330 and NVIDIA ION based motherboard stood head and shoulders above mobile variations of similar configurations. Provided with two sticks of RAM, I think the motherboard would continue to show improvements in all benchmarks, and the ability to overclock the motherboard offers an even more substantial boost in performance. Costing around $179.99, this motherboard is well priced to serve as the ultimate core of a versatile and efficient HTPC.
Article Title: Zotac IONITX-A-U Mini-ITX Ion Motherboard Review
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Pricing At Time of Print: $179.99 plus shipping