Zotac D2700ITXS-A-E Wifi Supreme, Atom, Mini-ITX Mobo

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While looking for something completely unrelated I came across this great little motherboard.


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Zotac D2700ITXS-A-E Wifi Supreme (click for website)
Model
Model D2700ITXS-A-E
Chipset NM10 Express
Manufacturer Intel
GPU NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 520 w/512MB DDR3

CPU Compatibility
Name Intel® Atom™ D2700 (2.13 GHz dual-core)
Socket NA (integrated)
Front-side bus 1066 MHz

Memory
Memory Type DDR3
Memory Speed 1066 MHz
Slots 2 x 204-pin SO-DIMM
Capacity Up to 4GB
DirectX DirectX 11
OpenGL OpenGL 4.1

Expansion Slots
1 x PCI Express x16 (single-lane)
1 x mSATA
1 x mini-PCI Express (occupied by WiFi card)

Networking
Ethernet 10/100/1000Mbps
WiFi 802.11n & Bluetooth 3.0

Audio
Analog 8-ch HD
Digital S/PDIF

Ports
DVI 1
HDMI 1 (HDMI 1.4a)
DisplayPort 1
VGA With included adapter
SATA 2 (SATA 3.0 Gb/s)
eSATA 0
PS/2 1 (keyboard only)
USB Port 2 USB 3.0 (back panel) 6 USB 2.0 (4 on back panel 2 on pin header)
Serial Port Serial port header

Cooler Active (with fan)
Windows 7 capability Windows® Vista/7 premium ready

Packaging
Packaging Content 1 x D2700ITXS-A-E
2 x SATA cables
1 x I/O back plate
2 x WiFi antennas
1 x DVI-to-VGA adapter
Pros:
Intel Atom D2700 Dual Core running at 2.13Ghz
NVIDIA GT520 DX11, low end but better than Intel GMA
Display Port, very cool for a board this size.
MiniPCIe port with WLAN/Bluetooth card, great for placing this away from router
2x USB 3.0 ports (but only on back panel)
1x PCIe 16x mechanical, 1x electrical
Mini-ITX all this on a tiny board

Cons:
2x SATA II, NM10 chipset limitation is a bit naff really
mSATA port shares SATA2 port

I would have been really interested if it came with more SATA ports, it would have been an ideal little home server board.
The mSATA port being shared with SATA2 port means you can run a SSD but then SATA2 port is no longer available.

It would still make a great little board, add a SSD and you have a very low powered all round motherboard that does almost everything the bigger Mobo's can
Not readily available yet, but should start shipping very soon.
 
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Patrick

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That is similar to a lot of the HTPC boxes I have around. I actually want to look at FM1 APUs soon because there are a few cool versions of those and you get a lot more performance.
 

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Don't know about performance of the FM1 based APU's vs the Atom D2700 with nV GT520
But the functionality of the FM1 based board is miles ahead of the NM10 based boards
 

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The Atom D2700 should be around 15-18% faster than the D525, but still very slow since you are talking about a low-power core. On the other hand, the AMD APU's are built around desktop cores, albeit slower CPU architectures than things like the Core i3/ i5/ i7, but have better GPUs.