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Old 07-04-10, 08:10 AM
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OC3D Review: Zotac H55 ITX Motherboard

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Old 07-04-10, 10:11 AM
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Really nice looking board. I love the mini itx form factor, but am always stumped by fitting a graphics chip as the powersuplies aren't built to take them. This one looks very good for a media PC, or for a mini gaming box.

With the GMAHD from the CPU, will it handle basic media duties like bluray as its 9300 predessecor would?
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Old 07-04-10, 10:39 AM
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Looks pretty good!
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Old 07-04-10, 01:10 PM
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Nice review. However you didn't mention anything about board's limitations like the confirmed by Zotac incompatibility with any PCI-E device except a graphics card. So useful add-ons like TV-tuners cannot be used with this motherboard.

Other known issues are lack of turbo boost support on first production batch and waking from S3 problems with most PCI-E video cards. So far all these issues remain unfixed.
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Old 07-04-10, 02:34 PM
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Really nice looking board. I love the mini itx form factor, but am always stumped by fitting a graphics chip as the powersuplies aren't built to take them. This one looks very good for a media PC, or for a mini gaming box.

With the GMAHD from the CPU, will it handle basic media duties like bluray as its 9300 predessecor would?
Hi Diablo!

I've found the Core i3/i5's Integrated GMA to be a considerable step up from predecessors such as the GMA950. Performance wise, it is most certainly up there with the GeForce 9300 and Radeon HD 4200 and should not really struggle with HD Video.
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Old 07-04-10, 03:31 PM
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That's good to know. It would certainly make life easier not having to find a suibtable, low power GPU, finding a way to power it and cool it etc.

If I were going to do an HTPC build (not on the cards right now thanks to my debit cards just melting) that's certainly good news.
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Old 07-04-10, 06:30 PM
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Nice review. But I fail to see the point in comparing 2.93 to 3.3ghz throughout the test. Surely the comparison should be between other H55 or P55 motherboards with the same cpu and clock speed?
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The review comparisons i agree with clocked. you cannot compare the same chip weather over clocked or not. U should be comparing it with another system. The review is quite flawed in that sense.

How ever saying that alone the MB looks like another winner for zotac and could be a future purchase for my self. (once i have some money ROTFLMAO)

The review how ever doesn't realy float my boat and just looks like bloat ware in words.
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Old 08-04-10, 12:05 AM
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Feature packed board for sure, but a terrible layout!

I had no idea that the onboard GPU was so good for L4D, i was expecting like 10fps when I seen it at first. What cooler were you using, stock?
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