The guys over at French publication 01net found something a little odd about their Zotac ZBOX CI540 review unit. While the unit does have a completely fan-less design the Intel Core i5-4210Y dual-core chip inside was idling at around 80°C. Noticing this high temperature the reviewer opened the ZBOX up to reveal that Zotac had left the protective film on the thermal pad, which conducts heat from the CPU to the chassis of the unit. Once the film was removed the temperatures of the CPU dropped, but reaching for that thermal pad actually voids your warranty!
Zotac’s series of ZBOX mini PCs has been around for quite sometime and it seems like each year Zotac does something a little different with them. At Computex 2014 Zotac is launching a new range of ZBOX PCs called the C-Series which are all entirely passively called without any moving parts.
ZOTAC has just announced their top tier GeForce GTX 780 graphics card. The card in question is the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 780 AMP! Edition. As many of you know ZOTAC’s AMP! Editions serve as the flagship of their series. This card will have a base clock of 1006 MHz with a GPU boost of 1059 MHz and the 3 GB of GDDR5 memory will be running at 6208 MHz (effective).
When it comes to value-oriented products they way they are presented really does go a long way. ZOTAC knows this and has unveiled the GeForce GTX 650 Ti Destroyer TSI graphics card. This card may look like a top-tier card, but is very cost efficient. It features a nice large aluminum heatsink that’s densely ridged, although it looks like a fin-stack.
Many people may think that Zotac’s AMP! cards are their highest offerings, but their Extreme Edition’s are actually the best. They have just launched their GeForce GTX 770 Extreme Edition graphics card in the greater China region. This card features a strong VRM, an updated Gamer Force cooler with higher aluminum fin desnsity for the GPU, a larger metal heatsink for the VRM and a back-plate to cool components on the other side of the card.
Zotac has announced a new mini-ITX motherboard for Intel 4th Generation Core processors in their H87-ITX WiFi motherboard. Of course as you can guess from the name the H87-ITX WiFi is based on Intel’s H87 Express chipset. ASRock says this board was designed for small form factor users that demand a compact PC without sacrificing performance or features.
NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 760 is set to launch tomorrow, but ahead of launch many non-reference models have been leaked. These models come from MSI, ASUS, Inno3D, Colorful, Zotac and Gigabyte! Many people are excited for these cards as they are targeted at users who want great gaming performance without breaking their wallet.
Zotac is prepping a new GeForce GTX Titan from their AMP! Series. Like most GTX Titan cards this one will still feature a pure reference design. As we write this we have not confirmed clocks of the card, which is only the second Titan in Zotac’s lineup. Many other companies have 3-4 Titan’s in their lineup. Since this is a reference card it is based on the GK110 silicon and has 2688 CUDA cores and 6GB of GDDR5.
Zotac has released two devices that make sharing and viewing your media very easy. The Zotac StreamBox is a media player that will allow you to wirelessly transmit you photos, audio and video to the device for easy viewing on your television. The RAIDbox on the other hand is a USB 3.0 enclosure that supports two mSATA solid state drives. This is the first RAID mSATA enclosure that we have seen.