Zotac introduces Zbox Pro Nano mini PC with embedded Ryzen CPUs plus a more expensive Quadro RTX 3000 version
Last month, Zotac was announcing the Zbox CA621 nano mini PCs with Ryzen 3 3200U APUs, and now the company is already expanding its AMD-based portfolio with the CA622 model that is powered by a Ryzen embedded CPU. Keep in mind that embedded chips cannot be upgraded as they are soldered to the motherboard.
The new CA622 nano barebones solution comes with a 15 W Ryzen R1505G dual-core / quad-thread processor that integrates a Vega 3 GPU. There is support for up to 32 GB of DDR4-2400 RAM via two SO-DIMMs, and users can add an M.2242 SSD along with a 2.5-inch SATA storage solution. As far as connector selection is concerned, the new CA622 includes fewer ports than the CA621 model, with 4X USB-A 3.0 on the back, 1X USB-A 3.0 on the front, and no USB-C 3.1 ports. Otherwise, the dual GbE jacks + Wi-Fi, HDMI + DP video outs, SD card reader and 7.1 audio out + mic in jacks are still there, with an additional COM port that is usually added for industrial solutions. Unlike the CA621 model, this one will only be shipped with a bulkier fanless case featuring heat dissipation fins.
Zotac also announced a more expensive Pro QC7T3000 professional graphics embedded solution powered by Intel’s Core i7-9750H hexa-core CPU and the Quadro RTX 3000 GPU from Nvidia. This variant features a longer case as it needs to accommodate active cooling and a 330 W power supply. Users may add up to 64 GB of DDR4-2666 via 2x SO-DIMMs and there is support for Intel’s Optane memory DIMMs through an M.2-2280 slot plus the M.2 + SATA storage combo. On the connectivity side, there are 4x HDMI 2.0 video outs, either a GbE NIC or a 2.5 Gbit Killer solution, Wi-Fi support, 5x USB-A 3.0 + 1x USB-C 3.1 ports, SD card reader, plus the COM port.
Zotac will be showcasing these two models at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2020 expo in Amsterdam this week, where it will also announce pricing and availability.