What’s this? A new high-end internal sound-card launch? From EVGA? We must be dreaming! The NU-Audio internal sound card is the most unexpected product from our visit to EVGA’s suite on Monday. Developed in partnership with British audiophile hardware maker Audio Note and sold under the EVGA badge, the NU-Audio is a full-height internal sound card with PCI-Express 2.0 x1 bus interface. At its heart is an XMOS xCORE 200 PCIe audio processor with an Azalia-like pipeline. The main DAC is an Asahi Kasei AK4493, fronted by an Analog Devices OP275 OPAMP for the main headphones channel, and AD8056 for the line-out channel. The card has as serious input chops as output, with the main line-in powered by an Asahi Kasei AK5572, and a Cirrus Logic CS53456 for the microphone-in channel. As an analog sound card, you only get 2 channels. You’ll need optical TOSLINK for 5.1 channels. A combination of WIMA and Audio Note electrolytic capacitors are used across the card. The electrical area is ground-layer isolated, draws power from a SATA power input, and uses a Texas Instruments TPS7A47 voltage regulator. All connections between the electrical and audio areas are filtered, and copper EMI shielding covers vital audio components, in addition to the outer shroud. The PCB itself is chunky (possibly 4-layer with 2 oz copper layers). ZOTAC Technology, a global manufacturer of innovation, is excited to present exclusive unveiling of the newest innovation from ZOTAC and ZOTAC GAMING at CES 2019. Awaiting in ZOTAC’s suite at Caesars Palace will be live demonstrations of the latest gaming and computing hardware, including the very first ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX liquid-cooling ready graphics card, a line-up of next-gen ZBOX Mini PCs, the MEK MINI Gaming PC, and much more. THE SMALL AND STRONG GAMING PC In the limelight at CES will be MEK MINI, the diminutive addition to the ZOTAC GAMING MEK Gaming PC series that challenges to be one of the world’s smallest desktop gaming system with desktop-class performance. Alongside will be unique editions of MEK MINI with a splash of color that will debut exclusive to CES. Designed to game strong everywhere it goes, MEK MINI boasts an ultra-compact and well ventilated design in just a mere 9.18L. It comes packing a six-core Intel Core i7 processor and a discrete ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 20-series mini graphics card to power through the most demanding games today while supporting games featuring ray-tracing and DLSS. MEK MINI is optimized for speed with an NVMe M.2 SSD as the primary drive and is backed up by 16GB of fast DDR4 memory. While blazing fast performance is guaranteed, there is also more headroom for gamers to install a wider selections of games to the 2TB large capacity hard drive. Armed with Killer Gigabit Ethernet and Killer Wireless technology, MEK MINI also delivers the fastest and most reliable connection on both wires and wireless in which online game, video, and audio take priority. “The small-but-mighty MEK MINI is the ideal compact gaming PC that transforms your next destination into another gaming station. Its light weight and travel-friendly design allows it to be used in incredibly diverse environments – in LAN parties, eSports competitions, public demonstrations, at work or at home – perfect for gamers who want to enjoy high-end gaming no matter where they are,” said Jacky Huang, Product Director of ZOTAC Technology. THE ULTIMATE LIQUID-COOLED GEFORCE RTX GRAPHICS CARD ZOTAC also incorporates future technologies into the new ZBOX Mini PCs, giving them more capabilities and power. First up will be an exclusive look at the new model from MAGNUS EC Series. MAGNUS pairs up with the latest GeForce RTX desktop graphics performance for the first time. Equipped with an 8th gen Intel Core i5 processing power, the compact powerhouse can offer smooth and fast performance every enthusiast craves. Plus, the small footprints is capable of delivering super-fast speeds with the Killer Wireless and Killer LAN connectivity. The new ZBOX Q series Mini PC also introduces faster productivity performance with the workstation-class Xeon processor, the NVIDIA Quadro P5000 enterprise desktop graphics card and 2.5Gps Killer Ethernet, making it the most powerful mini workstation in the ZBOX Mini PC lineup. And, meet the most powerful P series Mini PC making its debut featuring an Intel Core i7 processor for the first time, and the first ZBOX Mini PC dedicated for live-streaming. Powered by Intel Core i5 processor and preloaded with Streamlabs OBS, the streaming Mini PC comes integrated with an Avermedia capture card capable of 4K @ 30Hz.