From PC Mag: Intel may be preparing to release its Frost Canyon 10th-gen NUCs, but Zotac just announced its latest, tiny ZBOX desktop PC and it packs quite a punch due to the use of a 65W processor.
As Liliputing reports, the new Zotac ZBOX MI574 is larger than Intel's NUC, measuring 7.3-by-7.3-by-2.7 inches, but many will forgive the larger footprint when they find out what processor is inside. Typically, NUC-like mini PCs use a 15W or 25W processor to offer decent performance without getting too hot. Zotac is focusing on performance, though, and has somehow managed to squeeze a 65W Core i7-9700 chip into this tiny case.
The i7-9700 offers eight cores running at 3GHz boosting to 4.7GHz when required, combined with an Intel UHD Graphics 630 GPU. The MI574 supports up to 64GB of DDR4-2666 across two RAM slots and includes room for both a 2.5-inch SATA drive and a M.2 PCIe x4 SSD. There's also a 3-in-1 SD card slot, two HDMI 2.0 ports, a DisplayPort 1.2, two Gigabit Ethernet, one USB 3.1 Type-C port, and six USB 3.0 Type-A ports.
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