A small form factor PC does not mean you have to give up on high performance. ZOTAC, the same guys who brought us the awesome Zbox mini PC, now wants to help squeeze the power of Intel's new Haswell processors (check out our review) into a smaller foot print with their new ZOTAC H87-ITX WiFi motherboard.
The H87-ITX WiFi is a mini-ITX motherboard with a LGA 1150 socket and the Intel H87 chipset. The main difference between the H87 and Z87 is of course the overclocking functions (although we have heard that some companies have defeated the limitation). This is similar to the difference between the previous Z77 and H77 chipsets.
The board comes well equipped with two USB 3.0 ports on the back, four SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports, two DDR3 memory slots, an internal USB 3.0 header, Wireless 802.11n (300 Mbps), Bluetooth 4.0, dual Gigabyte Ethernet ports, and one full x16 PCIe slot. This is everything you could hope to find on a mini-ITX board and then some.
This board will be a great core to a home media server, or portable workstation. It could even be a great LAN party rig if you don't plan on overclocking. It goes to show that the mini-ITX form does not limit possibilities or features.
Unfortunately, no pricing or availability was announced as of this posting.
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ZOTAC Announces H87-ITX WiFi
New ZOTAC H87-ITX WiFi delivers feature-rich compact platform for 4th Generation Intel Core processors
Jun. 27, 2013 – ZOTAC International, a global innovator and manufacturer of graphics cards, mainboards, mini-PCs and accessories, today announces a new mini-ITX platform for 4 th Generation Intel Core processors for small form factor users that demand a compact PC without sacrificing performance or features. The new ZOTAC H87-ITX WiFi delivers a compact computing experience that rivals and can exceed traditional full-tower PC systems.
“ZOTAC is always on the forefront of mini-ITX platform development. Our latest ZOTAC H87-ITX WiFi provides users with an excellent starting point for a compact high-performance system that can accommodate the latest 4 th Generation Intel Core processors,” says Carsten Berger, senior director, ZOTAC International.
Plenty of internal and external expansion capabilities enables the ZOTAC H87-ITX WiFi to accommodate high-end graphics cards, storage devices and peripherals with a full-size PCI Express x 16, mSATA slots, SATA 6.0 Gb/s and USB 3.0 ports. Class-leading network connectivity readies the ZOTAC H87-ITX WiFi for all your networking needs with dual Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11n (300 Mbps) WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 technology for high-speed connectivity via wires and wireless.
It’s time to play with the ZOTAC H87-ITX WiFi.
- LGA1150 socket
- Intel H87 Express chipset
- 2 x DDR3 DIMM slots (up to 16 GB) (speed varies by APU)
- 1 x HDMI, 1 x DVI, 1 x DisplayPort & VGA (with included adapter) outputs
- 4 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s w/ RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5 support
- 6 x USB 3.0 (4 on back panel, 2 via pin header)
- 6 x USB 2.0 (2 on back panel, 4 via pin header)
- Dual Gigabit Ethernet
- 1 PCI Express x 16
- Onboard 802.11n (300 Mbps) WiFi & Bluetooth 4.0
- Mini-ITX form factor