Budget Zotac Micro-ATX motherboard pictured
Ryan Martin / 5 years ago
It’s been a while since we’ve seen something bigger than a mini-ITX motherboard from Zotac. Zotac is putting its design ideas into something that appeals to the budget user rather than the performance enthusiast. The ZT-H67D3 motherboard, as the name suggests, features the H67 from Intel which supports LGA 1155 Sandy Bridge processors. The CPU is powered by a 6 phase VRM which should be more than enough to support any Sandy Bridge CPU on the market currently. You also get a standard set of four DIMM slots supporting two pairs of dual channel memory.
The VRM uses basic DPAK MOSFETs, but doesn’t skimp out on the capacitors. Expansion slots include one each of PCI-Express 2.0 x16, legacy PCI, and two PCIe x1 slots. SATA ports include two SATA 6 Gb/s (blue), three SATA 3 Gb/s (yellow), and one eSATA 3 Gb/s. Display connectivity includes one each of DVI, DisplayPort, and HDMI (surprisingly, no D-Sub). Other connectivity features include 8-channel HD audio and gigabit Ethernet. There are no USB 3.0 ports. This board is targeting a price point of 399 RMB (US $63).