Zotac ZBOX CI321 Fanless Nano PC

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Zotac ZBOX CI321 Fanless Nano PC

Post by Lawrence Lee » Mon Apr 27, 2015 2:54 pm

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Re: Zotac ZBOX CI321 Fanless Nano PC

Post by CA_Steve » Wed Apr 29, 2015 6:12 am

Thanks for the review. I've been using the CI320 for a while as a browser based streaming box. I'm quite happy with the draw from the wall, but the streaming performance has been a little hit/miss under Win7. Takes a while to buffer up compared to my desktop. Don't know if it's due to the Baytrail CPU, having only 1 slot of RAM, or something else. So, paying a bit more for the CI321's dual channel RAM, a Haswell CPU with known good video capability (as well as audio bit streaming) with similar power use for streaming, would be the better way to go.
1080p Gaming build: i5-4670K, Mugen 4, Asrock Z97 Anniversary, MSI GTX 1660 Gaming X, 8GB 1866 RAM, Samsung 860 Evo 500GB, Crucial MX100 256GB, WD Red 2TB, Samsung DVD burner, Fractal Define R4, Antec True Quiet 140 (2 front + rear) case fans, Seasonic SSR-550FX. 35W idle, 45-55W video streaming, 170-200W WoW, 318W stress test (Prime95 + Furmark)

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