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Three Slim Atom/Ion 2-Based Nettop PCs Compared
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The Giada, Jetway, and Zotac nettops perform similarly because they’re all built on the same Ion 2 platform and have Intel Atom D500-series CPUs. To make things more interesting, we are adding ASRock’s Core 100HT-BD to the mix, a nettop that employs Intel’s Core i3-330M CPU and offers desktop-class performance. A key differentiator is that the Core 100HT-BD offers Intel-based HD Graphics, and we’re looking forward to seeing how it stands up against Nvidia’s Ion 2. The Core 100HT-BD can be purchased for $749.99 on Newegg, as tested, without an operating system.


ASRock Core100HT-BD
Giada Slim-N20Jetway Mini-TOP
Zotac ZBOX HD-ID34
CPU
Intel Core i3-330M (Arrandale), 2.13 GHz, QPI-2400 MHz, 3 MB L3 Cache
Intel Atom D510
1.6 GHz, 667 MHz FSB, 1 MB L3 Cache
Intel Atom D525
1.8 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, 1 MB L3 Cache
Intel Atom D525
1.8 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, 1 MB L3 Cache
Networking
Realtek RTL8111E Gigabit Network Adapter (LAN)
Atheros AR9287-BL1A wireless card
(WiFi)
Realtek RTL8111C Gigabit Network Adapter (LAN)
Atheros AR9285
(WiFi)
Atheros AR3011 (Bluetooth)
Realtek RTL8111DL Gigabit Network Adapter (LAN)
Atheros 802.11 b/g/n
PCIe card
(WiFi)
Realtek RTL8111DL Gigabit Network Adapter (LAN)
Atheros AR9285
(WiFi)
Memory
Nanya PC3-10700, 2 x 2048 MB, 533 MHz, CL 7-7-7-20-1T
(dual-channel)
Samsung PC2-6400
1 x 2048 MB, 332 MHz,
CL 5-5-5-15-1T
(single-channel)
Hyundai PC2-6400
1 x 2048 MB, 332 MHz,
CL 5-5-5-15-1T
(single-channel)
Samsung PC2-6400
1 x 2048 MB, 332 MHz,
CL 5-5-5-15-1T
(single-channel)
Graphics
Intel HD Graphics
(Integrated)
Nvidia Ion 2
(Integrated)
Nvidia Ion 2
(Integrated)
Nvidia Ion 2
(Integrated)
Sound
Via VT2020 8-channel HD audio codec
with THX TruStudio Pro
Analog & Optical:
Realtek ALC662
HDMI:
Nvidia LPCM digital audio
Analog:
C-Media CM108AH
HDMI:
Nvidia LPCM digital audio
Analog & Optical:
Realtek ALC888
HDMI:
Nvidia LPCM digital audio
Hard Drive
500 GB Seagate
Momentus 5400.6

500 GB, 5400 RPM, 8 MB cache, SATA 3Gb/s
320 GB Seagate Momentus 7200
320 GB, 7200 RPM, 16 MB cache, SATA 3Gb/s
250 GB Samsung
Spinpoint 5400

250 GB, 5400 RPM, 8 MB cache, SATA 3Gb/s
250 GB Samsung
Spinpoint 5400

250 GB, 5400 RPM, 8 MB cache, SATA 3Gb/s
Power
Delta Electronics
ADP-90CD DB

90 W, 19 V, External AC adapter
Great Wall
ADP65S-1903420

19 V, 3.42 A, External AC adapter
Channel Well Tech
KPA-060F

12 V, 5 A, External AC adapter
Delta Electronics
ADP-90CD

19 V, 4.74 A, External AC adapter
Software and Drivers
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
DirectX versionDirectX 11
Graphics Drivers
Intel Win7Vista_64_15177, Nvidia 260.99
Benchmark Configuration
PCMark Vantage x64
Version: Professional 64-bit edition 1.0.1.0, Total System Score, Memories, TV And Movies, Gaming, Music, Communications, Productivity, Hard Disk
SiSoft Sandra 2010
Version: 2010.1.16.11, Network Bandwidth benchmark, Network Latency benchmark
HD HQV Benchmark
Blu-ray, Version 1.0
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