Zotac's Atom-based M-ITX Mobos For Ion Platform in The Works

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  1. DiGiTaL MoNkEY

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    Still looking a bit pricey, but it does have a very small footprint which does increase the cost of innovation :lol:

    http://en.expreview.com/2009/04/20/zotacs-atom-based-m-itx-mobos-for-ion-platform-in-the-works.html

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    Bit-tech have a first on the Zotac Nvidia Ion Mini-ITX...

    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/motherboards/2009/05/02/first-look-zotac-nvidia-ion-mini-itx/1

    No benchmarks, but a variety of hardware shots.

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    What a master peice:thumbup: Zotac is alot better than people give it credit
     
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    awesome for a HTPC
     
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    Man, if they had a PCI-E x1 or x4 slot so you could put a SATA RAID card in that thing, would make for a tricked out mini-ITX server. :D
     
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    TOTAL quietness ?

    Do I infer that it won't require any form of fan - ie no case fan and no CPU fan ??

    If so, I'm getting very excited about an xbmc on linux (or windows) box here.

    Does the acer aspire revo have a fan ?
     
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    There's so much crap on there that isn't useful for a server. Onboard audio? DVI/HDMI and graphics accelleration?

    I wish there was a motherboard (non-industrial) with just a pair of gigabit (Marvell/Intel) network interfaces, a plain-jane VGA 4mb onboard graphics card, 4-8 onboard SATA, a few USB for good measure, running a dual-core Atom.

    It's surprisingly difficult to find.
     
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    The Nvidia reference design had a smaller heatsink and a tiny fan. This version has a bigger heatsink which should compensate not having a fan.

    Haven't seen anyone take it apart yet.
     
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    That's a ripper. The Atom is not all that fast but the 9400M is!

    I have never hear of Zotac, do they have an Australian distributor?

    - Ernie.
     
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    Server/HTPC/Torrent box. With a PCI or PCI-E slot you could use that mobo in a box that could do a lot of things. :Pirate:
     
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    WooooooHoooooo

    Just what i've been waiting for!

    /me starts to gather mod parts in ready.
     
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    I want.............errr no I NEED one of these ASAP


    I'm addicted to mobo's :(

    Damn..........a hundred bucks US for the extra core is pushing it :thumbdn:
     
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    God damn ION's when are they comming to market.

    I need a few extra Mythtv frontends and these will be perfect.
     
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    What does "onboard DC-DC power supply" mean?
     
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    I think it means it'd use an external laptop style power brick as opposed to AC input to an internal PSU. Can't say for sure without higher res pics or proper specs though.
     
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    That dual core is way too expensive.

    I can get close to a full mini-itx system for that price:
    • Zotac GF9300-D-E MINI-ITX
    • Intel Pentium Dual Core E5200
    • Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X4096-6400C5 4GB
    • Inwin BM639.AD120SL mITX Slim Tower Case

    Total: $313USD
     
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    True, but while it isn't the cheapest, its most certainly is a good balance of size, performance and feature set.
     
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    omg, that is sweet.

    very nice for a basic all-in-one mobo.

    now for them to build it all in the asus eeebox chassis and i'd buy em like hot cakes :p
     
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    That power-brick explains the $100US increase from the singe->dual core versions. Its also a brilliant idea, you could squeeze this into tiny area's.

    I wish bit-tech took some temperature readings with and without the fan, would like to know if you can run it fanless
     

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