ION Comparison – ASRock and Zotac

 Not so much a head to head battle, as two reviews rolled into one…not surprisingly both are very comparable on performance, with flexibility going to the Zotac simply for all the added features the board has. But then again, it’s not a complete solution out of the box like the ASRock either.


Playback of MKV files requires a little more thought, the easiest option is to download CoreAVC then install it and tick the box for CUDA acceleration. This then allows the GPU to handle part of the video processing in applications such as Windows Media Player. As the results show, this is a very successful solution which results in playback which is high quality and completely smooth.