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ZOTAC ZBOX ID83 Plus Mini-PC Review

ZOTAC ZBOX ID83 Plus Mini-PC Review

2. The ZBOX4. Platform Performance

ZOTAC ZBOX ID83 Plus Mini-PC Review

Specification and Methodology

Intel Core i3-3120M
1x 4GB DDR3-1600
Western Digital AV-25 500GB SATA Drive

Sapphire Edge VS8:
AMD A8-4555M with Radeon GPU
2x2GB DDR3-1333
Western Digital Blue 500GB SATA Drive

Sony Optiarc BC-5000S Blu-Ray Drive VIA USB
Patriot Gauntlet Node inc. SSD (USB 3.0 Testing)
Razer BlackWidow Ultimate
Roccat Kone+ Mouse

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
DirectX 9.0c/DirectX 10/DirectX 11

Hitman: Absolution
F1 2012
3DMark 11
PowerDVD 12 Ultra
Google Chrome
Cyberlink MediaExpresso 6.7
Flash Player 11

The test system was built from scratch, a format of the hard drive was performed (NTFS) and then Windows 8 was installed. Following the completion of the installation, the video drivers were installed. All windows updates were then installed as were the latest builds of the benchmarking tools. Finally, the hard drives were 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.

About Author


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