Zotac Unveils First ION Upgrade Kits

Paul Lilly

Zotac has put an interesting spin on Nvidia's ION graphics by being the first company to offer a user-upgradeable solution. In doing so, Zotac's ION Upgrade Kits consist of a small form factor motherboard and ION graphics card.

"Zotac believes performance and compatibility should never be sacrificed for value. With the Zotac ION Upgrade Kits, you can have a premium computing experience complete with high-definition video playback, image editing, and video processing in a value package," said Carsten Berger, marketing director, Zotac International.

Available in mini-ITX and mini-DTX flavors, the Upgrade Kits' graphics cards slip into a PCI-E x1 slot, serving up 16 unified shaders and 512MB of DDR3 memory. The graphics card boasts support for Cuda, PureVidoe HD technologies, DirectX 10.1, DirectCompute, OpenGL, and OpenCL. Other specs include a 589MHz engine clock, 790MHz memory clockspeed, 1402MHz shader clock, and a 64-bit memory interface.

No word yet on price or availability.

Image Credit: Zotac

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