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Zotac H55-ITX WiFi: Now With USB 3.0

Zotac was the first manufacturer out of the gate with a mini-ITX platform based on the Intel® H55 Express chipset. Zotac is not as well know in mainstream computer gaming circles as brands like ASUS and Gigabyte but they have been manufacturing ITX motherboards since 2006. Their website lists 32 different models of ITX motherboards. They’ve taken all of that design experience and put it into developing the first ITX motherboard with ATX capabilities.

The specs for the Zotac H55-ITX-A-E WiFi look like this:

  • Manufacturer: Zotac
  • Model: H55-ITX-A-E WiFi
  • Retail Price: $115 USD (NewEgg)
  • Chipset: Intel® H55 Express
  • Southbridge: N/A
  • Processor: LGA 1156 – Intel® Core™ i3, Core™ i5, Core™ i7
  • System Bus: Intel® QuickPath
  • Memory: DDR3 1333/1066
  • Memory Capacity: 8 GB – 2 DIMMs
  • Integrated Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics (On Die)
  • Display Options: 1 DVI-D, 1 HDMI (HDCP)
  • Expansion Slots: 1 PCI Express 2.0 x16, 1 Mini PCI Express (occupied by WiFi)
  • SATA: 6 SATA 3Gbps, 1 eSATA 3Gbps
  • Ethernet: 10/100/1000Mbps
  • WiFi: 802.11n
  • Firewire: N/A
  • USB 2.0: 10 on Rear Panel, 4 Internal Headers
  • Audio: 7.1 Channel HD Audio, SPDIF Out
  • DirectX® Support: DirectX® 10 w/Shader Model 4.0

Source: Zotac


Zotac is now offering a newer version of this board. The Zotac H55-ITX-C-E adds support for USB 3.0 devices via two ports on the rear i/o panel. NewEgg is retailing the new version for $140 USD.