Maximize CPU and GPU synergy with the AMD APU-compatible ZOTAC A55-ITX WiFi mini-ITX platform for a revolutionary system that combines multi-core processing with up to 384 AMD Radeon™ cores. The ZOTAC A55-ITX WiFi packs an AMD FM2 socket ready to accept AMD APUs with discrete-class AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 series graphics processors for outstanding Microsoft® DirectX® 11 visuals and world-class high-definition Blu-ray and streaming Internet video playback.
The AMD FM2 socket is accompanied by class-leading expansion capabilities with the ZOTAC A55-ITX WiFi including a PCI Express x16 slot, 4 SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports with RAID 0, 1, 0+1 support and up to eight USB 2.0 ports. The ZOTAC A55-ITX WiFi also packs superior networking capabilities including Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 for connectivity with your wired and wireless network, and wireless devices and peripherals.
So far So good
This review is from: Zotac A55ITX-B-E Desktop Motherboard - AMD A55 Chipset - Socket FM2
Pros: Booted right up with a A4-5300 Trinity. Has Intel Centrino wireless, has Bluetooth.Win7 pro loaded no problem and was up and running in 45 minutes after opening the box. No smoke or sparks which have been reported on other brands of FM2 mITX boards. This one runs cool. It also has 2 PWM fan headers instead of one like many others.
Cons: No internal USB 3.0 header, Support website has no CPU compatibility list.. 65watt max TDP. The manual states SATA 2, Websites claim SATA 3, AMD Overdrive Shows SATA 3 in sys info. Mine came with bios A262PA05 which does not support Richland APU's, which I was afraid of, so I purchased a trinity to go with it.
Other Thoughts: Neither a Pro or Con for me, but there is very little available in the bios for overclocking. Just Voltage adjustments. I purchased this to replace a E-350 mITX that just couldn't do things I needed it to. Obviously this system uses more power than the E-350 did, But it will play a 1080p, run office and gimp, or watch a youtube video without running at 100% load or locking up ar rebooting.
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