Zotac ION A-Series ITX Motherboard Review


No surprises from the other ION reviews you’ve read I’m sure, these things are great HTPC motherboards for those interested. Can easily handle HD content and is low power.


For 1080P testing we’ll be using a clip from ‘Taxi 3’ which was also a clip downloaded from Microsoft’s website. The Asus EeeBox struggled to play this clip. The Zotac on-the-other-hand played it with ease. There was no obvious lag and the sound was synchronised perfectly. Checking the CPU utilization showed 22% – this didn’t peak any higher than 26%; nor did it drop below 17%.