Zotac ION ITX D - Placa base (Intel, NA (CPU integrada), Mini iTX, WLAN, Gigabit Ethernet, 0, 1, 0+1, Windows Vista)
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Descripción del producto
Ancho: 17 cm
Audio digital, salida optica: 1
Canales de salida de audio: 7.1
Cantidad de puertos DVI-D: 1
Cantidad de puertos USB 2.0: 6
Cantidad de puertos VGA (D-Sub): 1
Cantidad de puertos eSATA: 1
Características de red: WLAN, Gigabit Ethernet
Conector de audio en panel frontal: Si
Conector para antena WiFi-AP: 1
Controladores incluidos: Si
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) cantidad de puertos: 1
Familia de procesador: Intel
Memoria interna máxima: 4 GB
Micrófono, jack de entrada: Si
Modelo del procesador: 330
Niveles RAID: 0, 1, 0+1
Número de conectores SATA: 3
Número de puertos HDMI: 1
Número de ranuras de memoria: 2
Profundidad: 17 cm
Puerto de ratón PS/2: 1
Puerto de salida S/PDIF: Si
Puerto serial: 1
Ranuras x1 PCI Express: 1
Salidas para auriculares: 3
Sistemas operativos compatibles: Windows Vista
Socket de procesador: NA (CPU integrada)
Tarjeta madre, factor de forma: Mini iTX
USB 2.0, conectores: 4
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Mythbuntu 9.10 is now in Beta, and includes VDPAU out of the box, so it will be a no-brainer in a few weeks. (or get the Beta test distro now) Mythbuntu recognizes all hardware devices, including the onboard NVidia video and Gigabit NIC. I didn't check the WiFi, but I expect that to be functional as well. These boards run very cool, with the stock CPU cooler fan being enough and it's relatively quiet, although audible in a really, really quiet room.
Never tried these boards on Windoze, so I can't speak to that.
I went the XBMC and Ubuntu w/ VDPAU route. I'm running 9.10, the latest XBMC from the SVN PPA, and the latest nVidia 190 drivers. HD playback is smooth (including 1080p) with very minimal CPU usage; and, once I'm done, a press of the power button on my MCE remote puts the box to sleep. (Another press of the power button on the remote wakes it up.) Speaking of which, I wanted to outline a few "big" issues I had initially that I was able to figure out after extensive Googling:
-HDMI audio only worked for me after enabling the "Internal Codec Only" option under the BIOS' Southbridge options
-Use the latest XBMC SVN PPA, and the latest nVidia 190 PPA; the "stable" XBMC is buggier, and the latest nVidia drivers provide better VDPAU playback
-If you run into the problem where the box suspends, then immediately unsuspends without any user input, see the bottom of this thread (ignore the instructions in the initial post): [...]
-You'll also need to manually echo your USB 1.1 devices to an "enabled" state in /proc/acpi/wakeup under Ubuntu 9.10 if you want to be able to wake your machine with an MCE remote/other USB device
The box is now up and running, and I'm extremely happy with the performance. Highly recommended for HTPC builds, and I highly recommend the Antec ISK 300-65 as well; it's a great case!
This is a good and complete mini-itx board for a HTPC assembly.
Has Wifi-N, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI with Audio, S/PDIF Optical Audio out.
The latest revision has Wake-on-USB bug fixed, so you can turn on with your MCE remote or keyboard.
The stock fan is silent.
Never exceeded 38 degrees C.
Easy to OC upto a stable 2 Ghz; [...]
Win 7 easily found all relevant drivers, hassle free installation, up and running within an hour.
1) USB ports are not powered (or less powered), so if you want to use a portable HDD, better use with an external power.
2) Atom 330 is good only for a single application at a time. When multi-tasking, you may find movies occasionally choppy or MCE remote/keyboard non-responsive for few seconds, even if it is OC'd at 2 Ghz.
3) NVidia hasn't resolved a serious issue on HDMI Audio for Windows 7. I am not sure of other OS. So, for now I am using Optical out to receiver, and HDMI Video to LCD TV.
4) HDMI is not CEC compliant, guess I got that right. So, your TV will not turn off when HTPC enters standby or vice-versa. This is actually a minor minor con.
Config & Thoughts:
Case - Athenatech's Mini Itx White Mini Itx. A good case, but has only 1 SATA power but two MOLEX.
RAM - OCZ OCZ2F8004GK PC2-6400 DDR2 800MHz 4 GB Fatal1ty Edition Dual Channel Kit
MCE Keyboard - 2.4GHZ Wrls Multimedia Media Center Keyb with optical Trackball; returned for refund. Haven't found a great keyboard yet
OS - Windows 7 64 bit RC; great nice OS for HTPC or any other apps.
TV Tuner - Haven't seen an USB dongle with hardware engine, so no good use for Atom processor.
Flash - Adobe will soon release flash plugin which will offload to GPU instead of CPU. Advantage Atom.
Wait for Zotac's IONITX-F-E, has a PCI x16 expansion slot for TV Tuner, a must for HTPC (IMO)
Or get Zotac's GE9300-G-E, and the only major con that I can think of for this is Wireless G only adapter.
A couple notes:
- The system will only recognize 3.5 Gb of memory and by default takes 256 for the GPU (you can increase this to 512 in the BIOS) - after changing to 512 Windows shows only 3 Gb usable (should have just gone with 32 bit, but oh well - it runs fine!)
- You can overclock the Atom - it's hidden in the BIOS - Chipset -> Northbridge -> Performance Options - set the FSB to 667 instead of the default 533 and you've got yourself a 2 Ghz CPU. This also increases the memory speed assuming you put in 667 or faster memory.
- You can overclock the GPU also, but I didn't mess with it.
Windows Experience Score before and after overclocking is listed below:
Category, Before, After
CPU 3.3, 3.7
Memory 4.4, 4.7
Aero 4.2, 4.5
Gaming 5.3, 5.3
HD 5.9, 5.9
3D Mark 2006 score before 1412, after 1560.
I generally use this as a HTPC and Windows Media Player 12 can handle DVD and MP4 out of the box. 720p content runs about 20% CPU on average. I installed Media Player Classic Home Cinema which plays 720p MKV files with subtitles very nicely at about the same CPU as Windows Media Player. I also installed the CoreAVC trial and that got me down to 10-15% CPU, but wasn't as smooth (or as free) as MPC, so I'll stick with that.
While users who have digital cable can use the HDHomeRun: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0010Y414Q?tag=a52-20&ie=UTF8
We, on the other hand, only have analog cable. Therefore, it needed to work with my current TV card: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001E2T6Y4?tag=a52-20&ie=UTF8
There's still hope! A few months after releasing the D-E, Zotac released the F-E (not too much pricier) which now has support for the PCI-E cards: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002TKVK1M?ie=tag=a52-20&UTF8
So get that board, if you get anything from Zotac.
I also use mine with this case, which works quite well: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000WCQYU6?tag=a52-20&ie=UTF8
Hope this helps! :)