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Review: Zotac Zbox Nano ID69 Plus

by Parm Mann on 23 January 2014, 14:00


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Test Methodology

Comparison Systems

System Name Zotac Zbox Nano ID69 Plus Zotac Zbox ID89 Plus Intel NUC D54250 Intel NUC DC3217IYE
Processor Intel Core i7-4500U @ up to 3.0GHz Intel Core i5-3470T @ up to 3.6GHz Intel Core i5-4250U @ up to 2.6GHz Intel Core i3-3217U @ up to 1.80GHz
Cooler Zotac Zbox Nano reference Zotac Zbox reference Intel NUC reference Intel NUC reference
Motherboard Zotac reference Zbox H61 reference NUC reference NUC QS77 reference
Memory Crucial 4GB DDR3 (1x4GB) Samsung 4GB DDR3 (1x4GB) Corsair 8GB DDR (2x4GB) (added) Nanya 4GB DDR3 (2x2GB) (added)
Memory Speed 11-11-11-28-1T @ 1,600MHz 11-11-11-28-1T @ 1,600MHz 11-13-13-30-2T @ 1,600MHz 9-9-9-24-1T @ 1,333MHz
Graphics Intel HD 4400 Intel HD 2500 Intel HD 5000 Intel HD 4000
Sound Card Onboard audio Onboard audio Onboard audio Onboard audio
Primary Storage Samsung ST500LM012 500GB HDD Toshiba MQ01ABD050 500GB HDD 180GB Intel mSATA SSD (added) 80GB Intel mSATA SSD (addedl)
PSU Delta Electronics 65W Zotac Zbox 90W Intel NUC 65W Intel NUC 60W
Chassis Zotac Zbox Nano Zotac Zbox NUC reference NUC reference
Operating System Windows 8.1 (added) Windows 7 Home Premium (added) Windows 8.1 (added) Windows 7 Home Premium (added)
MSRP £520 £450 £290 (barebones) £230 (barebones)


HEXUS PiFast Our number-crunching PiFast test is used to benchmark the computational power of each system's CPU.
Cinebench Using Cinebench's multi-CPU render, this cross-platform benchmark stresses as many cores as possible.
PCMark 7 PCMark 7 combines various single- and multi-threaded CPU, Graphics and HDD tests to score overall system performance.
3DMark 11 Run using the 'entry' preset.
Temperature Noted for CPU idling and under Prime95 all-core load.
Power Consumption Noted for system idling and under Prime95 all-core load.