ZOTAC Rolls Out the AMD E-350 ‘APU’ Toting ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 HTPC

ZOTAC is announcing a new AMD-powered version of their popular ZBOX HTPC. The ADO3 features AMD’s latest dual-core 1.6Ghz + 500Mhz Radeon HD 6310 graphics “APU” SoC processor, which supports DirectX 11 3D, 1080p video, Blu-ray playback, and Dolby TrueHD / DTS-HD Master Audio over HDMI. As you can see it’s no slouch. Like the previous model, the ADO3 will be available for purchase without a hard drive or memory or with a 250GB 2.5-inch SATA drive and 2GB of DDR3 memory pre-installed. Both models include USB 3.0, 1 Mini-PCI Express expansion slot, memory card reader, a slot-loading Blu-ray drive, Gigabit Ethernet, and 802.11n Wi-Fi.

ZOTAC® Supercharges Energy-Efficient Computing

New ZOTAC® ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 series powered by the AMD E-350 APU platform deliver perfect CPU and GPU synergy

HONG KONG – Jan. 04, 2011 – ZOTAC® International, a leading innovator and the world’s largest channel manufacturer of graphics cards, motherboards and mini-PCs, today supercharges energy-efficient computing with the new ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 series powered by the AMD E-350 APU platform. The ZOTAC® ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 series combines discrete-class graphics processing with a dual processor cores for the perfect synergy of CPU and GPU that delivers a perfect digital media experience with unprecedented energy-efficiency.

AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 discrete-class graphics processing takes charge of all digital media processing tasks to enable the ZOTAC® ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 series to deliver stunning Blu-ray and smooth streaming high-definition video playback. The ZOTAC® ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 series is a potent casual gaming platform capable of rendering stunning 3D visuals with Microsoft® DirectX® 11 technology.

“The AMD E-350 APU platform combined with our ZBOX Blu-ray form factor is a phenomenal small form factor solution. The snappy day-to-day performance and superb high-definition video and DirectX® 11 3D capabilities makes the ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 perfect for users that crave energy-efficiency without sacrificing premium features and capabilities,” said Carsten Berger, marketing director, ZOTAC® International.

Enhanced audio output capabilities deliver superior audio quality and features with the ZOTAC® ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 series. The ZOTAC® ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 series can send raw lossless (bitstream) audio formats – Dolby® TrueHD™ and DTS-HD™ Master Audio – via HDMI to digital home theatre receivers for flawless high-definition audio that matches the high-definition video capabilities.

An integrated slot-load Blu-ray drive enables the ZOTAC® ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 series to read Blu-ray media, read and write DVD and CD media for compatibility with all available forms of optical media. Dual network connectivity options lets the ZOTAC® ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 connect to home networks at speeds up to 300 Mb/s wirelessly or up to 1000 Mb/s via Ethernet for lightning-fast transfer speeds with or without wires.

The ZOTAC® ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 packs class-leading expansion capabilities inside a slim chassis and provides support for a 2.5-inch SATA HDD or SSD, two DDR3 SO-DIMM slots, mini-PCI express, USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and eSATA expansion capabilities – ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 Plus models include 2GB of DDR3 memory and a 250GB HDD preinstalled.

It’s time to play with the ZOTAC® ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 series.

General details

  • ZOTAC® Supercharges Energy-Efficient Computing
  • AMD E-350 APU platform
    • o 1.6 GHz, dual-core
  • AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 graphics processor
    • o 80 unified shaders

      o Engine clock: 500 MHz

  • ZBOX Blu-ray AD03
    • o   2 x DDR3-1066 SO-DIMM slots

      o   Support 1 x 2.5-inch SATA 6.0 Gb/s HDD/SSD

  • ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 Plus
    • o   2GB DDR3

      o   250GB 5400RPM HDD

  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology
  • 1 Mini-PCI Express expansion slot
  • Slot-load Blu-ray drive
    • o   4x Blu-ray read

      o   8x DVD / 24x CD read/write

  • HDMI, DVI-I and VGA (with included adapter) outputs
  • AMD UVD technology(hardware accelerated H.264, VC-1, decode)
  • Dolby® TrueHD™ & DTS-HD™: Master Audio bitstream ready
  • Cyberlink PowerDVD w/ Blu-ray playback
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Onboard 802.11n WiFi (300Mb/s)
  • Product Name ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 Plus
    Memory 2 x 204-pin DDR3-1066 SODIMM slots 2GB DDR3
    Hard Disk 1 x 2.5-inch 250GB 5400RPM
    CPU AMD E-350 APU Platform (1.6 GHz, dual-core)
    GPU AMD Radeon™ HD 6310
    Video Memory Unified Memory Architecture
    Display Options HDMI (w/audio), DVI-I, VGA (with included adapter)
    Memory Card Reader 6-in-1 (SD/SDHC/MMC/MS/MS Pro/xD)
    SATA Combo eSATA / USB 2.0 port
    Ethernet 10/100/1000Mbps
    WiFi Onboard 802.11n WiFi (300Mb/s)
    USB Ports 2 USB 2.0 (one Combo eSATA / USB 2.0 port, one on front panel)

    2 USB 3.0 ports (one on front panel, one on rear panel)

    Audio Onboard analog stereo high-definition audio

    7.1-Channel digital audio (LPCM and Bistream capable via HDMI)

    Optical Digital S/PDIF audio output

    DirectX® Support DirectX® 11 with Shader Model 5
    Other Features OpenCL compliant, OpenGL® 4.1 compatible, AMD UVD technology
    HDCP: Yes
    Software Features
    Windows® 7 Capability Windows® 7 with Aero® user interface and DirectCompute compatible

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