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Zotac comes up with AMD based Mini PC

by on29 May 2015

Not everyone wants ARM or Intel

It seems that mini-PCs are popping up everywhere, but Zotac has done something a little unusual and stuck an AMD chip under the bonnet.

It has released a new Zbox, the MA760 and it is based on the AMD's Kaveri-based AMD's FX-7600P APU.

The quad cores chip is clocked up to 3.6GHz and has Radeon R7 graphics with 512 shader cores running at up to 686MHz. It also can manage DisplayPort outputs, which is not to be sniffed at.

Given that most people don't need four screens, this particular configuration means that the Zbox is going to be used for Digital Signage and it wants to run as many screens as possible.

It also has a serial port which might hint at the fact that the Zbox might also have a life for dumb terminal use for businesses.
Other features include 802.11ac wireless connectivity, a space for a 2.5" drive and two DDR3 SO-DIMMs, two USB 3.0 ports at the back plus one on the side, and a card reader with an integrated USB port.

The Zbox is a little on the large size for a NUC. It is 18.8 x 18.8 x 5.1 cm so smaller than bread box but bigger than a lot of the rivals. NUC. Zotac includes a VESA monitor mount.

It is another barebones configuration and it can come with a 500GB mechanical hard drive and single 4GB SO-DIMM.

If you don't want an AMD version the company has added two new E Series models for gamers: the EN970 and the EN960.

Both have an Intel Core i5-5200U processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX GPUs. However, the EN970 is more robust in its hardware offerings, whereas the EN960 plays as the successor to the EN760 and EN860 mini PCs.

We have not word on pricing yet but we are expecting that next month.

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