Zotac Unveils The ZBOX QX Series Featuring NVIDIA Quadro and Intel Xeon Hardware
Who said who can't cram impeccable hardware into a small package? Well ZOTAC is known for producing small form factor PC's that is on the level of being a powerful workstation. The company has just announced a pair of two new ZBOX PCs that includes an Intel Xeon processors along with NVIDIA Quadro graphics into a tiny compact chassis, measuring only 8.86-inch x 7.99 x 5.04.
First up we have the QX3P5000 model featuring an NVIDIA Quadro P5000 graphics with 16 GDDR55 video memory and a Intel Xeon E-2136 6-core processor. Then we have the other model, the QX3P3000 features the very same processor, but the graphics specs are scaled down a bit, the PC will have a Quadro P3000 with 6GB of GDDR5 video memory. Both models support memory up to an astounding 64GB of DDR4 2666/2400 (ECC or non-ECC).
Here's where things get pretty impressive, when it comes to storage the ZBOX PC's will support a single 2.5-inch SATA 6 GPS HDD/SSD storage right along with two M.2 slots. Firstly, you have M.2 slot that supports both NVMe or SATA modules that measures up to 110mm in length while the second M.2 slot is constructed for Intel Optane Memory support handling up to an 80mm module. Potential consumers can connect up to four 4K @ 60Hz displays with a quad HDMI 2.0b ports.
There are loads of connectivity options to choose from, USB 3.1 (5Gps) ports type-A and Type-C, in the back of the device you have four more USB 3.1 ports, a Thunderbolt 3 port. Networking is made possible by a pair of Killer devices ( Killer is the actual branded name of the networking hardware inside the PC), WiFi 6 Killer AX1650 and a Killer Ethernet 2.5 Gigabit-capable NC. Cooling these QX series components are an active heat-sink and fan solution.
As this moment, pricing availability is not mentioned nor an exact launch date. From my perspective these two PC's will likely land in consumers hands next month. I will certainly post an update via social media.