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ZOTAC announce Ultimate LGA1156 mini-ITX Platform

ZOTAC International has just unveiled their upcoming ultimate LGA1156 mini-ITX high performance platform, ZOTAC H55-ITX WiFi, for users that demand big system performance in small form factor package.

ZOTAC International, leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards and mini-PCs, has just unveiled its next generation of socket LGA-1156 high performance mini-ITX plaform, the ZOTAC H55-ITX WiFi. The board is made for users who demand big system performance in a small form factor package.

The ZOTAC H55-ITX Wifi is compatible with the latest generation of Intel® Core™ i3, Core™ i5 and Core™ i7 processors, allowing the board to achieve the performance level previously unattainable by mini-ITX form factor. The board also supports Intel® QuickPath technology for lightning-fast communications to high-speed dual-channel DDR3 memory for superior bandwidth and quicker memory access.

Onboard, the ZOTAC H55-ITX WiFi also supports the powerful Intel® HD Graphics processor integrated in the latest generation of Intel® Core™ processors. When paired with the latest generation of Intel® processors with Intel® HD Graphics, the board becomes a powerful HTPC, with premium blu-ray playback capability thanks to the Intel® Clear Video HD technology.

Topping off the features and capabilities, the ZOTAC H55-ITX WiFi has SATA 3.0Gb/s ports, one eSATA 3.0Gb/s, digital optical S/PDIF output, plenty of USB 2.0 ports and integrated 802.11n WiFi which features dual-stream technology for wireless network transfers at speeds up to 300Mb/s.

General details
• New ZOTAC H55-ITX WiFi
• Intel® H55 Express chipset
• Intel® Core™ i3, Core™ i5, Core™ i7 compatible
• LGA1156 socket
• Intel® QuickPath bus
• Intel® Clear Video HD technology
• HDMI x.v.Color, xvYCC Color & Deep Color technologies
• Video de-interlacing, sharpness detail and noise reduction technologies
• Hardware MPEG2, VC-1 & H.264/AVC decode
• Dual-video decode for Blu-ray picture-in-picture
• High-quality 8×8 polyphase DVD upscaling
• PCI Express 2.0 x16 expansion
• Dual-link DVI output (up to 2560×1600)
• HDMI output
• HDCP compliant
• 6 SATA 3.0 Gb/s + 1 eSATA
• Gigabit Ethernet
• Onboard 802.11n (300Mb/s) WiFi
• Microsoft® DirectX® 10 with Shader Model 4.0 compatible
• OpenGL® 2.1 compatible
• Mini-ITX form factor

 Product Name  ZOTAC H55-ITX WiFi
 Chipset  Intel® H55 Express

 South Bridge

 NA (single-chip solution)


 Display Options

 HDCP Compliant  Yes
 HDMI Audio  Premium Audio (Dolby® TrueHD & DTS®-HD Master Audio bitstream)
 Processor Support  Intel® Core™ i3, Core™ i5, Core™ i7
LGA1156 socket
 System Bus  Intel® QuickPath
 Memory Support  DDR3-1066/1333
 Memory Capacity  2 DIMMs, up to 8GB
 Expansion  1 PCI Express 2.0 x16
1 Mini PCI Express (occupied by WiFi module)
 SATA  6 SATA 3.0 Gb/s
1 eSATA (3.0Gb/s)
 WiFi  802.11n (300Mb/s)
 Ethernet  10/100/1000Mbps
 Firewire  NA
 USB 2.0  10 on back panel, 4 via pin header
 Audio  Onboard 7.1-channel high-definition audio
Optical S/PDIF output
 DirectX® Support  DirectX® 10 with Shader Model 4.0
 Other Hardware Features  OpenGL 2.1 compatible, Intel® Clear Video HD technology, DVD upscaling, noise reduction, HDMI x.v.Color, xvYCC Color, Deep Color
 Windows® 7 Capability  Certified for Windows® 7 premium®

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