Zotac H55-ITX Review

Integrated Graphics Performance

Integrated Graphics Performance

3DMark06

Futuremark's 3DMark06 is a means of testing a system's capability as a gaming machine. It has aged a little, however remains to be an excellent benchmark for all round 3D testing.

Flash HD - Youtube.com


Watching Flash based High Definition video is often more tasking on a system than you'd be led to believe. Without Flash Player 10.1 which enables GPU acceleration, many systems would have otherwise grinded to a halt. Let's see how our test setup performs here.

Microsoft's HD Suite contains a variety of 720p and 1080p video clips. We selected one 1080p Video Clip and gauged performance on the basis of CPU utilisation and fluidity.

Left 4 Dead is a very popular hit and as such was a game that we wanted to throw at our Core i3 530's Integrated GPU. Let's see how well it performs.


Intel's Integrated Graphics have come a long way since previous generations. With high definition performance such as this, you should have little trouble using your Core i3/i5's GPU for Home Theater purposes. This could free up the PCI-E slot for a TV Tuner perhaps?

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07-04-2010, 05:11:13

Diablo
Really nice looking board. I love the mini itx form factor, but am always stumped by fitting a graphics chip as the powersuplies aren't built to take them. This one looks very good for a media PC, or for a mini gaming box.

With the GMAHD from the CPU, will it handle basic media duties like bluray as its 9300 predessecor would?Quote

07-04-2010, 05:39:27

Santa-san
Looks pretty good! Quote

07-04-2010, 08:10:34

Athan
Nice review. However you didn't mention anything about board's limitations like the confirmed by Zotac incompatibility with any PCI-E device except a graphics card. So useful add-ons like TV-tuners cannot be used with this motherboard.

Other known issues are lack of turbo boost support on first production batch and waking from S3 problems with most PCI-E video cards. So far all these issues remain unfixed.Quote

07-04-2010, 09:34:10

Mul.
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Originally Posted by name='Diablo'
Really nice looking board. I love the mini itx form factor, but am always stumped by fitting a graphics chip as the powersuplies aren't built to take them. This one looks very good for a media PC, or for a mini gaming box.

With the GMAHD from the CPU, will it handle basic media duties like bluray as its 9300 predessecor would?
Hi Diablo!

I've found the Core i3/i5's Integrated GMA to be a considerable step up from predecessors such as the GMA950. Performance wise, it is most certainly up there with the GeForce 9300 and Radeon HD 4200 and should not really struggle with HD Video.Quote

07-04-2010, 10:31:28

Diablo
That's good to know. It would certainly make life easier not having to find a suibtable, low power GPU, finding a way to power it and cool it etc.

If I were going to do an HTPC build (not on the cards right now thanks to my debit cards just melting) that's certainly good news.Quote
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