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ZOTAC ZBOX Nano XS AD11 Plus Mini PC Review

ZOTAC ZBOX Nano XS AD11 Plus Mini PC Review

ZOTAC ZBOX Nano XS AD11 Plus Mini PC Review

Main Specifications / Test Software

AMD Dual Core E-450
AMD Radeon HD 6320
2GB DDR3-1333
Kingston 64GB mSATA SSD
65w PSU

Windows 7 64bit – SP1
DirectX 9.0c/DirectX 10/DirectX11 June 2010
Catalyst 12.3
Sisoft Sandra
PowerDVD 11
Prime 95
Atto Disk Benchmark
Google Chrome
Arcsoft Media Convertor 7
Star Wars: The Old Republic
Flash 11

After receiving and configuring the ZOTAC Mini PC the hard drive was formatted to ensure a clean build was in place. All Windows updates were then installed as were the latest builds of the benchmarking tools. Finally, the hard drive was de-fragmented. For each test, the video drivers were set to default quality/optimizations (unless otherwise stated).

Good Benchmarking Practice
Where possible, each benchmark was performed three times and the median result for each resolution/setting is shown in the tables that will follow. All applications had their latest patches applied and all hardware features the latest BIOS/Firmware.

Hardware Heaven does not use benchmark scripts. We play the games for long periods of time on various levels and report any unusual findings we see. Then we record with FRAPS across several in game levels recording the averages. This is real world testing and is just how you guys will experience the game.  Occasionally we might throw in a time demo as a further comparison, but we will note it.

About Author

Stuart Davidson

Stuart Davidson is Senior Editor at HardwareHeaven having joined the site in 2002.