in: Direct Release | August 26, 2010 | by: Jagat Review

[PR] ZOTAC® Revolutionizes ION™ With World’s First Intel® CULV-Powered Mini-PC and Mini-ITX Platforms

New ZOTAC® ZBOX HD-ND22, HD-NS21, ION-ITX N and P series combine Intel® CULV processor with NVIDIA® ION™ graphics processor

HONG KONG – Aug. 26, 2010 – ZOTAC® International, a leading innovator and the world’s largest channel manufacturer of graphics cards, motherboards and mini-PCs, today revolutionizes the award-winning ION™ platform with the processing power of Intel® consumer low-voltage, or CULV, processors for new platforms with superior performance capabilities while maintaining class-leading energy-efficiency. The new ZOTAC® ION platforms powered by Intel® CULV processors include the new ZBOX HD-ND22, HD-NS21 mini-PCs, ION-ITX N series and ION-ITX P series mini-ITX platforms.

An Intel® Celeron® SU2300 processor powers the ZOTAC® ZBOX HD-ND22 and ION-ITX P series with dual-cores clocked at 1.3 GHz for multi-threaded processing power that delivers unprecedented performance levels in an energy-efficient mini-PC for demanding users. A Single-core Intel® Celeron® 743 processor powers ZOTAC® ZBOX HD-NS21 and ION-ITX N series platforms for outstanding single-threaded CPU performance.

“Intel® CULV processors have previously been exclusive to ultra-portable notebooks, but not anymore. We’ve taken the award-winning Intel® CULV processors and paired them with our award-winning ION™ platforms to produce the world’s first mini-PCs and mini-ITX platforms that combine the power of Intel® CULV processors with NVIDIA® ION™ graphics processing for the perfect combination of CPU and GPU performance with superior energy-efficiency,” said Carsten Berger, marketing director, ZOTAC® International.

NVIDIA® ION™ graphics empower the Intel® CULV-powered ZOTAC® ZBOX and ION-ITX platforms with outstanding 3D capabilities and support for Microsoft® DirectX® 10, DirectCompute and NVIDIA® CUDA™-enabled applications for energy-efficient GPU computing. NVIDIA® PureVideo™ HD technology delivers flawless GPU-accelerated high-definition video playback with breathtaking clarity and details.

ZOTAC® ZBOX HD-ND22 and HD-NS21 mini-PCs with Intel® CULV processors feature class-leading flexibility with an easily customizable tool-less chassis and room to accommodate a 2.5-inch SATA 3.0 Gb/s HDD or SSD, two DDR3 SO-DIMM memory slots, integrated 802.11n WiFi and four different placement positions – flat, on a stand, on the back of a monitor or on a wall with the included VESA75/100-compatible mount. External expansion options include plenty of USB 2.0 ports, a 6-in-1 memory card reader that supports SD, SDHC, MMC, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro and xD memory card formats, and an eSATA 3.0 Gb/s port for plug ‘n play expansion.

ZOTAC® ION-ITX N and P series are world-class platforms that combine the miniature size of mini-ITX with big-system expansion capabilities including a PCI Express x16 slot, two DDR3-1066 DIMM slots, three SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports, up to 10 USB 2.0 ports and an eSATA 3.0 Gb/s port. Onboard 802.11n WiFi and Gigabit Ethernet port enables lightning-fast network transfers for stutter-free high-definition video streaming.

It’s time to play with the new ZOTAC® ZBOX HD-ND22, HD-NS21 and ION-ITX N and P series.

General details

  • ZOTAC® Revolutionizes ION™ Platform with Intel® CULV processors
  • Unprecedented performance and energy-efficiency in mini-PC and mini-ITX platforms
  • ZBOX HD-ND22
    • Intel® Celeron® SU2300 (1.2 GHz, dual-core)
    • 2 x DDR3-1066 SO-DIMM slots
    • Support 1 x 2.5-inch SATA 3.0 Gb/s HDD/SSD
    • HDMI and DVI-I outputs
  • ZBOX HD-NS21
    • Intel® Celeron® 743 (1.3 GHz, single-core)
    • 2 x DDR3-1066 SO-DIMM slots
    • Support 1 x 2.5-inch SATA 3.0 Gb/s HDD/SSD
    • HDMI and DVI-I outputs
  • ION-ITX N series
    • Intel® Celeron® 743 (1.3 GHz, single-core)
    • PCI Express x16 expansion
    • 3 SATA 3.0 Gb/s + 1 eSATA 3.0 Gb/s
    • HDMI, DVI-D and VGA outputs
    • Mini-ITX form factor
  • ION-ITX P series
    • Intel® Celeron® SU2300 (1.2 GHz, dual-core)
    • PCI Express x16 expansion
    • 3 SATA 3.0 Gb/s + 1 eSATA 3.0 Gb/s
    • HDMI, DVI-D and VGA outputs
    • Mini-ITX form factor
  • NVIDIA® ION™ graphics processor
    • 16 unified shaders
  • NVIDIA® CUDA™ technology
  • NVIDIA® PureVideo™ HD technology
  • Onboard 802.11n WiFi

ZBOX Specifications:

Product Name ZBOX HD-NS21 ZBOX HD-ND22
CPU Intel® Celeron® SU2300 Intel® Celeron® 743
Video Memory Shared up to 512MB
Display Options HDMI (w/audio) and Dual-link DVI-I
Memory 2 x 204-pin DDR3-1066 SODIMM slots
Hard Disk 1 x 2.5-inch
Memory Card Reader 6-in-1 (SD/SDHC/MMC/MS/MS Pro/xD)
SATA eSATA 3.0Gb/s
Ethernet 10/100/1000Mbps
WiFi Onboard 802.11n WiFi
USB 2.0 6 (4 on back panel, 1 on front panel, 1 on top panel)
Audio Onboard analog stereo high-definition audio

7.1-Channel LPCM digital audio (HDMI)

Optical Digital S/PDIF audio output

DirectX® Support DirectX® 10 with Shader Model 4.0
Other Features OpenCL compliant, OpenGL® 3.2 compatible, NVIDIA® PhysX® ready, NVIDIA® CUDA™ ready, NVIDIA® PureVideo™ HD technology
Software Features nView® Multi-Display
Windows® 7 Capability Windows® 7 with Aero® user interface and DirectCompute compatible

ION-ITX Specifications:

Product Name ION-ITX N series ION-ITX P series
South Bridge NA (single-chip solution) NA (single-chip solution)
Display Options HDMI, DVI-D & VGA HDMI, DVI-D & VGA
HDCP Compliant Yes Yes
HDMI Audio 8-channel LPCM audio 8-channel LPCM audio
Onboard CPU Intel® Celeron® 743

1.3 GHz, single-core

Intel® Celeron® SU2300

1.2 GHz, dual-core

System Bus 800 MHz
Memory support DDR3-1066
Memory capacity 2 DIMMs, up to 8GB
Expansion 1 PCI Express 2.0 x16

1 Mini PCI Express (occupied by WiFi module)

SATA 3 SATA 3.0 Gb/s

1 eSATA (3.0Gb/s)

WiFi 802.11n
Ethernet 10/100/1000Mbps
Firewire NA
USB 10 USB 2.0 (6 on back panel, 4 via pin header)
Audio Onboard 5.1-channel high-definition audio

Optical S/PDIF output

DirectX® support DirectX® 10 with Shader Model 4.0
Other hardware features OpenGL® 3.2, OpenCL compatible,
Windows® 7 capability Certified for Windows® 7 premium®

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