ZOTAC introduced the more capable ZBOX Q Series Mini Creator PC featuring the NVIDIA Quadro GPU and workstation focused Intel Xeon processor.
The new addition to the ZBOX Q Series leverages the ZBOX Mini PC’s minimal design without compromising the powerful hardware components inside. It can be used for industrial design and advanced special effects, scientific visualization and data modeling, or even for creating and editing images and videos.
The new ZBOX Q Series includes the ZBox QX3P5000 and QX3P3000 models. They both feature an Intel Xeon E-2136 6-core processor and a Quadro based professional graphics card inside with up to 16GB GDDR5 memory. The miniature PCs include either a Nvidia Quadro P5000 graphics card or Quadro P3000 with 6GB of VRAM, all inside of a 9 x 5 x 8-inch box.
Driving the new mini PCs is Intel’s Xeon E-2136 processor sporting six cores and 12 threads with a base clock of 3.3 GHz and boost speeds reaching 4.5 GHz. The E-2136 is the only CPU choice in any available SKU. Memory support is up to 64GB using two SODIMM slots with speeds up to DDR4-2666. Both ECC and non-ECC memory is supported due to the Xeon processor capable of using both.
The Quadro P5000 SKUs, any with P5000 in the name, include 16GB of GDDRX5 memory and fits within a 180W power envelope. The P3000 card comes with 6GB of GDDR5 memory and uses less power (75W total) with both capable out outputting up to four 4K UHD (3480x2160) monitors using four HDMI (2.0b) outputs found on either GPU model.
The ZBOX Q series takes up 50% less space compared to traditional tower workstations but remains cool featuring a powerful cooling hardware in conjuction with more designed ventilation.
The Q Series ZBOX Mini Creator PC also feature updated connectivity including dual LAN featuring 1x Gigabit and 1x 2.5Gbps Killer Ethernet, WIFI 6 Killer 1650AX, Bluetooth 5, 6x USB 3.1, 4x HDMI 2.0, up to 64 GB of DDR4 ECC/non-ECC memory compatibility, NVMe/SATA M.2 and 2.5” bay for HDD/SSD storage, and a Thunderbolt 3 data port.
Pricing nor availability was mentioned, but expect to see the new products on the market in the coming weeks.