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News Zotac Mini-ITX Ion boards appear

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 20 Apr 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    pimlicosound New Member

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    Is the dual-core Atom fast enough to play Flash videos properly? Lack of GPU offload on my single-core Atom netbook really kills Flash video. I'd hate to have a desktop that couldn't handle such a basic task.

    I'm not too impressed by the tiny, tiny, surely whiny fan, though. They could have easily put something better on there.
     
  3. tank_rider

    tank_rider New Member

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    whack a very slow spinning 80mm fan on that heatsink instead of the 60mm and it'll be lovely and pretty much silent :)

    on 2nd looking you could probably squeeze a 92mm fan on there, even better!
     
  4. s3v3n

    s3v3n MMO Cold Turkey -fail

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    Does anyone know if the 9000 chipsets (which is what ion is right?) have the same problems of the ones reported on half year ago? I would think being passively cooled, these chips go through a wide range of temperature, even if they are low power.
     
  5. Sir Digby

    Sir Digby The Supprising Adventures

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    They look nice, but £138 for one?

    Considering that I could get a full powered motherboard and processor for that I don't think so...
     
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  6. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    well I wanted to build a kickass but vry small system for my car, this might be the board for it ^_^ but Im still confused does this mean the whole nVidia Intel lawsuit/argument about Ion and what not is over? I kinda fell out of the loop on that?
     
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    Spec me a comparative mini-ITX! ;)
     
  8. Sir Digby

    Sir Digby The Supprising Adventures

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    :) It is at least getting far too close to the £150 combination of the J&W 780g and AMD x2 4850e that you yourself recommended.
     
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    At what power consumption ;) if you only want it for light CPU load and HD video playback? (Sempron?)

    Plus it has WiFi, but no PCI-Express slot.
     
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  10. Sir Digby

    Sir Digby The Supprising Adventures

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    :rolleyes: Ah, well there you've got me...:)

    I still stand by the idea that £138 is massively overpriced though :)
     
  11. TTmodder

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    looks like the fan is only a 40mm. But with a little use of your imagination, and some handy tools you could easely fit a slow and silent 80mm fan :)
     
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    I agree I'm just playing devils advocate.
     
  13. Fruitloaf

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    Wow those prices are surely too expensive. An Acer Revo is only £175 and for that price you also get the full PC. Also £70 for a second atom core? You can buy whole Atom ITX motherboards for less than that. If those are the prices then why would you buy one over a Core 2 ITX board from Zotac that you could simply downclock if you were going for low noise/power?
     
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    dual gigabit LAN please! 'hawk needs a new router/firewall/microserver!
     
  15. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    awesome it the retailprice drops and then put it into this
     
  16. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    Interesting.... I wonder if these should be on water or not. ;)
     
  17. Puzzu

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    I think it's a bit expensive considering the price of the Acer unit.
     
  18. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    I want one but ~£138 is a little too much for such tech, £100 and i would almost be sold on the idea.
     
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    9 series GeForce makes this a very tempting prospect for XBMC systems - shame about the price tag for the dual core though.
     
  20. Guest-16

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    Welcome!

    Is XMBC now GPU accelerated?
     
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