Brazos 2.0 powered ZBOX AD06 Plus

Subject: Systems | March 4, 2013 - 04:19 PM |
Tagged: SFF, htpc, zotac, zbox ad06 plus, E2-1800

Zotac's ZBOX AD06 plus puts some graphical zip into a tiny package using an AMD E2-1800 1.7GHz and 2GB MHz DDR3-1333 with 320GB of local storage on a 5400RPM HDD.  They've included a VESA mount so it is quite possible to attach this device to the back of a display and control most functions with the included remote control.  Heat should not be an issue, when displaying 1080P clips it only pulls 16.8W, 27.7W when under full loads such as transcoding.  The benchmark results that TechPowerUp saw might not measure up to a full desktop system but they are certainly at the top of the pile when it comes to similar systems.  You can expect to pay just under $300 for the full system when it becomes available, or about $200 without RAM or HDD if you happen to have some handy.

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"The Zotac ZBOX AD06 utilizes the newest generation of AMD APUs, while the Plus model comes fully configured with a 320 GB hard drive and pre-installed memory."

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Source: TechPowerUp
March 4, 2013 | 08:44 PM - Posted by mAxius

i will buy the quad core jaguar version of this

March 5, 2013 | 12:46 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

TL;DR of the review:
Performance is slightly worse than the older and smaller Zotac Zbox Nano AD11. And the performance of that one is barely good enough to play back HD video on Youtube.
I bought one to use as an HTPC, but Netflix didn't run good at all, had to turn down quality settings, even with GPU accelleration on. Locally stored Full HD video works fine though.

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