This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many personal computers of this spec and age.
Few processor core PCs manufactured by Zotac have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all personal computers (not just few processor core PCs) and found that Zotac also has good ratings across its entire range.
Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The Zotac MI520 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port desktop computer. Most of the other few processor core PCs that have been around for around the same time as the MI520 have between one and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Has One Cable Included
The number of included cables found on the Zotac MI520 is more than most computers of this age and type. This computer has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on computers of a similar type and age to the MI520.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many desktop computers of this type and age.
Four USB 3.0 Ports
Most personal computers of a comparable type and age to the MI520 have between one and five USB 3.0 ports, including the Zotac MI520 which has four USB 3.0 ports.
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DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type
The Zotac MI520 has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than the DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type found on most few processor core PCs that are a similar age to it.
This personal computer's internal memory type (DDR3L-SDRAM) is actually the best internal memory type across all computers of a comparable age and type to the MI520.
Across similar types of personal computer the worst internal memory type is DDR3-SDRAM.
7.1 Audio Output Channel
The Zotac MI520 has a better audio output than most personal computers of this age and spec. This Zotac desktop computer has a 7.1 audio output channel, whereas most few processor core PCs that were released more than two years ago have a 5.1 audio output channel.
A 7.1 audio output channel is actually the best audio output amongst all PCs of this age and type.
A 5.1 audio output channel is the worst audio output across similar types of desktop computer.
Supports Six Compatible Memory Cards
The Zotac MI520 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most few processor core PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the MI520. The compatible memory cards "Memory Stick (MS)", "MMC", "MS PRO", "SDHC" and "xD" are also supported by this personal computer.
Has One Memory Slot
The Zotac MI520 has a greater number of memory slots than most PCs of this age and type. The most commonly found memory slot is 2x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this Zotac desktop computer. The memory slots 2x SO-DIMM are also found on this desktop computer.
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Quite Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
With a max internal memory supported processor of only 16 gigabytes, the Zotac MI520 has one of the smaller max internal memory supported processors amongst few processor core PCs of this age. Across all the desktop computers of this age and spec the max internal memory supported processors range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 28GB.
Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 200MHz to 800MHz. The Zotac MI520 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (only 200 megahertz) amongst few processor core PCs of this age.
Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of few processor core PCs that were released more than two years ago is 790MHz and the fastest is 1,200MHz. The Zotac MI520 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 1,000 megahertz) compared to most of the other desktop computers of this age and spec.
Very Slow Processor Clock Speed
At only 1.7 gigahertz, the Zotac MI520 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other computers of a comparable age and type to the MI520. The processor clock speeds of desktop computers that came out around the same time as the MI520 range from 1GHz to 3.9GHz.
If you are looking for a personal computer with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Zoostorm Intel Celeron 1037U (1.8GHz) which also has a higher rating.
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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports
The Zotac MI520 is a two USB 2.0 port personal computer.
1 Other reason to consider the Zotac MI520
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when this personal computer was released.
Intel Core i3, Intel Core i3-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Memory Clock Speed
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Compatible Memory Card
Memory Stick (MS), MMC+, MS PRO, SD, SD, SDHC, XD
Hard Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Integrated Card Reader
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Water Cooling System
Audio Output Channel
PC, Mini PC, Mini PC (<= 3L)
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Processor Package Size
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Software Driver Included
Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video