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ZOTAC® Unleashes Z68-ITX WiFi Series Platforms

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ZOTAC® Z68-ITX WiFi and Z68-ITX WiFi Supreme deliver features and capabilities desired by adventurous and demanding enthusiasts

HONG KONG - May 31, 2011 - ZOTAC® International, a leading innovator and the world's largest channel manufacturer of graphics cards, motherboards and mini-PCs, today unleashes the Z68-ITX WiFi and Z68-ITX WiFi Supreme - a pair of mini-ITX platforms designed for the most adventurous and demanding enthusiasts. The ZOTAC® Z68-ITX WiFi series enables users to take advantage of all features of 2nd Generation Intel® CoreTM family processors including integrated graphics, overclocking and Intel® Quick-Sync Video technology.

Powered by the latest Intel® Z68 Express chipset, the ZOTAC® Z68-ITX WiFi series enables adventurous enthusiasts to extract every ounce of performance available from 2nd Generation Intel® CoreTM while maintaining use of Intel® GMA HD 2000/3000 series integrated graphics processors. Support for Intel® Quick-Sync Video technology enables lightning-fast video transcoding for virtually instant video conversions to popular portable media players with the ZOTAC® Z68-ITX WiFi series.

Lucid Virtu software is bundled with the ZOTAC® Z68-ITX WiFi series to let users combine the high-speed transcoding capabilities of Intel® Quick-Sync Video and discrete ZOTAC® GeForce® series graphics cards for the ultimate high-performance combination.

"The ZOTAC® Z68-ITX WiFi series is our most ambitious mini-ITX offering to date - never before have we been able to match a full ATX board in features and overclocking capabilities." said Carsten Berger, marketing director, ZOTAC® International.

The ZOTAC® Z68-ITX WiFi series feature support for mSATA SSD drives for insanely-fast storage performance from a pint-size form factor. The ZOTAC® Z68-ITX WiFi features a switchable combo mSATA / mini-PCI Express slot, occupied by a WiFi card, while the ZOTAC® Z68-ITX WiFi Supreme has a dedicated mSATA slot on the backside of the board.

SATA 6.0 Gb/s and SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports are available on the ZOTAC® Z68-ITX WiFi series for connectivity with standard 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch hard drives and SSDs. Intel® Smart Response Technology, or SRT, enables users to pair smaller capacity SSD drives with large hard disk drives for superior performance and system-responsiveness without sacrificing storage capacity with the ZOTAC® Z68-ITX WiFi series.

"Storage performance is the greatest bottleneck for modern PCs. With the support for mSATA and Intel® SRT technology, our ZOTAC® Z68-ITX WiFi boards substantially improve storage performance when paired with the right hardware," Mr. Berger added.

The ZOTAC® Z68-ITX WiFi packs mini-DisplayPort and dual HDMI outputs for users that take advantage of the integrated Intel® GMA HD 2000 / 3000 graphics processors found on 2nd Generation Intel® Core family processors. A full-speed PCI Express x16 slot is available on the ZOTAC® Z68-ITX WiFi for users that demand greater 3D performance.

The ZOTAC® Z68-ITX WiFi Supreme improves 3D capabilities by integrating a GeForce® GT 430 graphics processor with 1GB of DDR3 memory to enable stunning DirectX® 11 visuals, NVIDIA® CUDATM technology and the ability to drive four simultaneous independent displays. An open-ended PCI Express x4 slot is available for additional expansion as well.

It's time to play with the ZOTAC® Z68-ITX WiFi series mini-ITX platforms.    

General details

  • New ZOTAC® Z68-ITX WiFi series mini-ITX platforms
  • Intel® Z68 Express chipset
  • 2nd Generation Intel® Core processor family compatible (i3, i5 & i7)
  • Integrated NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 430 GPU w/1GB DDR3
  • 2 x DDR3-1333 SO-DIMM slots
  • Support up to 16GB memory
  • Dual DVI, HDMI & DisplayPort outputs
  • PCI Express x4 (open-end) expansion
  • 1 mSATA slot
  • 2 SATA 6.0 Gb/s
  • 2 SATA 3.0 Gb/s
  • RAID 0, 1, 0+1 & 5 support
  • 1 eSATA 3.0 Gb/s
  • 4 USB 3.0 ports (2 on back panel, 2 via pin header)
  • 4 USB 2.0 ports (2 on back panel, 2 via pin headers)
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Hardware accelerated Blu-ray playback ready
  • Dolby® TrueHD & DTS-HDTM Master Audio bitstream capable
  • Digital S/PDIF output (optical)
  • 8-channel high-definition audio
  • Microsoft® DirectX® 11 compliant
  • Onboard 802.11n WiFi
  • Lucid Virtu software bundle
  • Mini-ITX form factor
  • Specifications:

    Product Name

    Z68-ITX WiFi

    Z68-ITX WiFi Supreme

    Chipset

    Intel® Z68 Express

    South Bridge

    N/A (single-chip)

    GPU

    Intel® GMA HD 2000 / 3000 ready

    Intel® GMA HD 2000 / 3000

    NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 430 w/1GB DDR3

    CPU Compatibility

    2nd Generation Intel® CoreTM family (i3, i5, i7)

    LGA1155 compatible

    System Bus

    Intel® QuickPath

    Memory support

    2 x DDR3-2133 DIMM

    2 x DDR3-1333 SO-DIMM

    Memory capacity

    Up to 16GB

    Expansion

    PCI Express x16

    PCI Express x4 (open-end)

    mSATA

    SATA

    2 SATA 6.0 Gb/s

    2 SATA 3.0 Gb/s

    RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5

    mSATA compatible

    2 SATA 6.0 Gb/s

    2 SATA 3.0 Gb/s

    1 eSATA 3.0 Gb/s

    RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5

    Display outputs

    Mini-DisplayPort & dual HDMI

    Dual DVI, HDMI & DisplayPort

    WiFi

    802.11n

    Ethernet

    2 x 10/100/1000Mbps

    10/100/1000Mbps

    USB

    4 USB 3.0 ports (2 on back panel, 2 via pin headers)

    8 USB 2.0 ports (4 on back panel, 4 via pin headers)

    4 USB 3.0 ports (2 on back panel, 2 via pin headers)

    4 USB 2.0 ports (2 on back panel, 2 via pin headers)

    Audio

    8-channel high-definition audio

    HDMI audio output (lossless bit stream ready)

    Digital S/PDIF (optical) output

    DirectX® support

    DirectX® 10.1

    DirectX® 11

    Other hardware features

    Intel® SRT technology, Intel® Quick-Sync Video technology, Lucid Virtu technology

    Windows® 7 capability

    Certified for Windows® 7 premium®

    About ZOTAC® International (MCO) Limited

    ZOTAC® International is a part of PC Partner Ltd. Group. ZOTAC® is also one of the largest NVIDIA® graphics cards and motherboard manufacturer in the world with over 10 years of quality manufacturing experience. The ZOTAC® philosophy is to deliver the latest products at competitive prices without sacrificing quality.

    For further information please visit www.zotac.com