Iwill Akihabara Event
Posted on: 09/18/2004 05:00 AM

The ZPC64 is the first of Iwill's very compact ZPC series to support the Athlon 64 processor.

The small size, quiet cooling and plethora of A/V connectors, together with support for AGP graphics cards, indicates that the target market is the gaming and home theatre component crowd. Unfortunately in the loud cafe environment, it was impossible to tell just how much noise it produced.

A key feature of the ZPC64, which distinguishes it from the others in the ZPC line, is the AGP 8x slot. I was told that the machine was specifically designed to be used with high-end graphics cards, so presumably the associated power and heat is well accounted for. There is a Mini-PCI slot, too!

The only possible negative would be that it is socket 754 based, which may limit its effective lifetime.

Specifications, taken from the flyer:

Athlon 64 Socket 754, up to 3400+
2 slots, DDR400/333 unbuffered
Max 2GB
nVIDIA nForce3 150
TI IEEE1394 controller
Realtek RTL8201BL PHY
1 x AGP 8x
1 x Mini-PCI
Rear-panel ports
4 x USB 2.0
1 x IEEE1394a
2 x serial
1 x PS/2 mouse, 1 x PS/2 keyboard
1 x Ethernet (RJ45)
1 x microphone, 1 x line-in, 1 x speaker
1 x SPDIF optical out
Front-panel ports
2 x USB 2.0
1 x IEEE1394a
1 x microphone, 1 x line-in, 1 x headphone
1 x SPDIF optical in
Drive bays
1 x 3.5" or 2 x 2.5" internal
1 x slim optical
Power supply
220W ATX
245mm (H) x 75mm (W) x 355mm (D)
Net weight 6.12kg

Printed from 2CPU.com (http://www.2cpu.com/contentteller.php?ct=articles&action=pages&page=iwill_akihabara_event,3.html)