Zotac H67-ITX Wi-Fi review

  • £120

Teeny-tiny and packed full of Sandy Bridge goodness

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Our Verdict

Superb mini-motherboard that shows how far the concept of the ITX board has come in the last ten years

For

  • Tiny
  • Feature-rich

Against

  • Powerful
  • Rather pricey

Overview

A tiny motherboard capable of keeping pace with the big boys? That'll be the Zotac H67-ITX Wi-Fi then.

Back in the mists of time (well, October 2001) when VIA released its first ITX EPIA motherboards, my how people laughed.

"A tiny little motherboard?" They all said, "why it's but a toy!"

But a few people understood the concept and could see the possibilities. And from time to time the format would peek above the parapet to see if anybody was still interested.

Firstly through AOpen, but even Mr Jobs couldn't make that much of an impact with the mini Mac, and others released their own mini PCs but still they can't be said to have set the world alight.

Fast forward to today and just maybe Intel's H67 chipset could be the making of the concept and if Zotac's H67-ITX WiFi is any indication of where were heading, then we're in for some interesting times ahead.

Zotac isn't the only company releasing ITX boards based around the H67, most of the big players (such as Foxconn's H67S) in the motherboard business have one listed for the coming year.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeDesktop Motherboard
Chipset ManufacturerIntel
Chipset ModelH67 Express
Onboard VideoCPU Dependent Video
Number of PCI Express x16 Slots1
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Processor SocketSocket H2 LGA-1155
Brand NameZotac
Form FactorMini ITX
Processor SupportedCore i5, Core i7, Core i3
Total Processor Supported1
Maximum Memory16 GB
64-bit ProcessingYes
Number of Memory Slots2
Graphics Controller ManufacturerIntel
Audio Channels7.1
EthernetYes
Wireless LANYes
Number of SATA Interfaces7
RAID SupportedYes
Number of Total Expansion Slots2
eSATAYes
HDMIYes
DVIYes
Total Number of USB Ports6
Number of USB 3.0 Ports2
PS/2 PortYes
Number of PS/2 Ports1
Total Number of Onboard USB Ports6
Number of Onboard USB 2.0 Ports4
Total Number of PCI Express Slots1
Processor TechnologyHyper-Threading Technology
Height170.2 mm
Width170.2 mm
ManufacturerZOTAC International
Product ModelH67ITX-A-E
Product NameH67ITX-A-E Desktop Motherboard
Controller TypeSerial ATA/600, Serial ATA/300
Manufacturer Part NumberH67ITX-A-E
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.zotac.com
Marketing Information

Assemble the perfect small system for all your computing demands with the flexible ZOTAC H67-ITX WiFi Mini-ITX platform. The ZOTAC H67-ITX WiFi supports socket LGA1155 2nd generation Intel Core family processors with turbocharged Intel HD Graphics to let users select the perfect amount of processing power for their needs - whether it is dual or quad-core, with or without Intel HyperThreading technology.

Demanding gamers can install a standard PCI Express x16 ZOTAC graphics card in the H67-ITX WiFi to form a perfect miniature gaming PC that delivers big system power in a miniature. A mix of seven total SATA 6.0 Gb/s, SATA 3.0 Gb/s and eSATA ports with RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10 support on the ZOTAC H67-ITX WiFi enable users to maximize storage connectivity and complete the ultimate home theatre PC or home file server.

Package Contents
  • H67ITX-A-E Desktop Motherboard
  • 4 x SATA Cables
  • 1 x DVI-to-VGA Adapter
  • 1 x I/O Back Plate
  • 2 x WiFi Antennas
  • 1 x 4-pin Power Extension Cable
  • 1 x USB 3.0 Header (full-size bracket)
  • 1 x USB 3.0 Low-profile Bracket