Small Wonder - Zotac GeForce 9300-ITX WiFi

The Zotac GeForce 9300-ITX WiFi

The Zotac GeForce 9300-ITX WiFi

As we've mentioned earlier, the Zotac 9300-ITX comes in mini-ITX form and as such is really small, but that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice on usability as the board comes with a decent amount of options (as the technical specifications of the board would attest). It has six USB ports on the rear I/O bracket, and an additional six more can be enabled through onboard USB headers. If there's anything we could use more of, it's definitely SATA ports. The Zotac 9300-ITX only has two, and with one most likely already reserved by your, presumably, Blu-ray drive, that means you only have another for your hard drive. Clearly, an additional SATA port would have been very useful.

However, the Zotac 9300-ITX does redeem itself somewhat when we took a look at its generous video output options. With VGA, DVI and HDMI outputs, the board does seem to have all bases covered, and users should find it a breeze to hook it up to their existing living room systems.

Here's the Zotac GeForce 9300-ITX WiFi motherboard again as we scrutinize its features and layout.

You can't have your cake and eat it, so the super small Zotac GeForce 9300-ITX WiFi gets only a single PCIe x16 slot and two SATA ports.

Again, because of space constraints, this board gets only two DIMM slots, but thankfully, it'll support up to 8GB of DDR2 memory.

Despite its small size, the Zotac GeForce 9300-ITX WiFi manages to pack almost all the possible ports you need. No FireWire, however, but you do get six USB 2.0 ports, a PS/2 port for keyboards, a RJ-45 Gigabit LAN port, an all-important eSATA port and various video ports: DVI, HDMI and VGA.

As its name suggest, the board comes with an optional wireless module, enabling WiFi connection and is made possible by a single VIA VT6656 Wireless LAN controller chip.

To clear the CMOS, short the jumper as seen here.