This computer received a "5 Star" award from 01net.com.
Excellent Expert Reviews
This personal computer received an expert rating of 100 out of 100 from 01net.com. The expert review sites think this desktop computer is one of the very best computers of this spec and age.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many personal computers that are a similar age to it.
Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 2,048 gigabytes, the ZBOX ID45 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory capacities amongst similar spec PCs of this age. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ZBOX ID45 is 1.3TB.
We calculated the average ratings for all Zotac computers and also specifically for Zotac few processor core computers and found that in both cases Zotac had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.
Two Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
Most of the other personal computers of a comparable spec and age to the ZBOX ID45 only have one Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) port, however the ZBOX ID45 has two Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports.
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Four Processor Threads
The ZBOX ID45 is a four processor thread personal computer. Most of the other few processor core computers that are a similar age to the ZBOX ID45 only have between one and three processor threads.
Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the Zotac ZBOX ID45 is more than most few processor core computers that are a similar age to it. The most frequently found memory slot is 2x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this personal computer. The memory slots 2x SO-DIMM are also found on this desktop computer.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This PC supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly supported discrete graphics memory type on desktop computers of this type and age.
With a depth of only 51 millimeters, the ZBOX ID45 is one of the shallower personal computers of this spec and age amongst desktop computers of this age. The depths of similar spec computers that were released more than two years ago range from 27mm to 460mm, and the average depth is 290mm.
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Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The ZBOX ID45 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port PC. Most of the other computers of a comparable spec and age to the ZBOX ID45 have between one and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Very Slow Processor Clock Speed
The processor clock speeds of PCs of this age and spec range from 1GHz to 3.9GHz. The Zotac ZBOX ID45 has a fairly slow processor clock speed (only 1.9 gigahertz) compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable age and type to the ZBOX ID45.
Only Two USB 2.0 Ports
Most computers of a similar type and age to the ZBOX ID45 have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports, including the Zotac ZBOX ID45 which has two USB 2.0 ports.
Only Two USB 3.0 Ports
Most personal computers of a comparable age and type to the ZBOX ID45 have between one and five USB 3.0 ports, including the ZBOX ID45 which has two USB 3.0 ports.
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1 Other reason to consider the Zotac ZBOX ID45
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when this desktop computer was released.
Intel Core i3, Intel Core i3-3xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR3L
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Memory Clock Speed
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Compatible Memory Card
MMC+, SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 400
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
DisplayPort, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)
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
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Horizontal, Vertical, Horizontal/Vertical
Water Cooling System
Intel HM77 Express
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
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel Dual Display Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Processor ARK ID
Weight & Dimensions
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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