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ZOTAC ZBOX Nano XS AD11 Plus Mini PC Review

ZOTAC ZBOX Nano XS AD11 Plus Mini PC Review

6. Integrated GPU Performance8. Media Playback

ZOTAC ZBOX Nano XS AD11 Plus Mini PC Review

Media Encoding

GPU Assisted Media Conversion
Our media encoding test takes a 4GB 1920×1080 file and converts it with Arcsoft Media Convertor 7 to iPad format. One run is completed with CPU only encoding, the second with AMD GPU.

Benchmark Results

Music Encoding
Our music conversion test takes an 18 track lossless album and converts it using dBpoweramp into 128Kbps Mp3 format. dBpoweramp is a multi-threaded application which allows us to convert a track on each core/thread, at any one time.

Benchmark Results

With the enhanced hard drive in the ZBOX Nano we see the performance when encoding start to edge ahead of the AD05 model with its mechanical disc. The biggest change is in video encoding but it is clear that the limiting factor here is CPU performance.

What the SSD does offer us is a much more responsive experience during OS use and when multitasking during the encode. Everything feels slicker and more responsive on the Nano model.

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