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ZOTAC ZBOX ID83 Plus Mini-PC Review


by Stuart Davidson - 29th January 2013
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ZOTAC ZBOX ID83 Plus Mini-PC Review

Specification and Methodology


ZOTAC ZBOX ID83-Plus
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
DOTA 2
3DMark 11
PowerDVD 12 Ultra
AIDA64
Google Chrome
dBpoweramp
Cyberlink MediaExpresso 6.7
Flash Player 11
Fraps
GPUz

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.
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