Zotac is not a name that we have come across very often. In fact, I would have to say that until this review, I have never had anything on the bench that was made by them.
A trip to their website can tell a lot about a company. When you visit Zotac’s web site, you notice a modern, up to date and quality site. You also have the opportunity to see a variety of nVidia based motherboards and graphic cards Zotac produces. The web site also gives us an idea of who they are as a company. Here is a little history from their website:
“ZOTAC International (MCO) Limited was established in 2006 with a mission to deliver superb quality of NVIDIA graphic solutions to the industry. It has strong backup from parent group, PC Partner Ltd. Headquartered in Hong Kong, factory in Mainland China and regional sales offices in Europe, Asia Pacific and North America. The support ZOTAC provides is currently the largest of its kind around the world.”
Today, we have the opportunity to look at one of their mini-ITX boards, the Zotac GeForce 8200-ITX WiFi. This board sports the nvidia MCP78 series chipset, and it a mere 6.69 inches x 6.69 inches in size. This certainly makes it an attractive board for using in an HTPC setup!
One important thing to notice in the specs is that this board only AMD CPUs that are 65-watt TDP are recommended. In fact, let’s take a look at the rest of the specs…