So, the primary and more noticeable part of the Zotac H67-ITX WiFi based cooling system is going to be the CPU cooler, which the users will select themselves. For example, we decided to use Intel’s standard boxed cooler for our Core i3-2100T tests, because the model bundled with Sandy Bridge processors is of appropriate size for a mini-system.
Zotac H67-ITX WiFi offers truly impressive expansion functionality. It not only has everything Intel H67 Express chipset and reference mainboards based on it have to offer, but is also significantly expanded by additional controllers and slots. And even though at first glance Zotac H67-ITX WiFi may seem like a typical Mini-ITX mainboard for LGA1155 processors with one PCI Express x16 slot and two DIMMs for dual-channel DDR3 memory, in reality it isn’t quite the case. There is also a Mini PCIe slot, which may be used for additional external controllers. By default this slot is occupied by Azurewave RT2700E Wi-Fi card based on Ralink chip supporting all major contemporary standards, namely 802.11b/g/n. Besides, there is also a VIA Labs VL800 controller supporting four high-speed USB 3.0 ports and an additional JMicron JMB360 controller providing support for eSATA interface.
As a result, besides numerous slots, we also find a lot of ports on this mainboard: six chipset SATA ports (two of which support 6 Gbps SATA), two pin-connectors for USB 2.0 ports and a similar connector for USB 3.0 ports.
The mainboard back panel has a ton of ports and connectors, too. Here we find six USB ports, two of which support USB 3.0, an eSATA port, a Gigabit network connector, five analogue audio-jacks, an optical SPDIF out, two antenna connectors from the WiFi controller and a PS/2 connector for keyboard or mouse. The monitor outs are all digital: HDMI, DisplayPort and Dual-Link DVI. However, you can use an adapter to connect analogue monitors to the DVI interface. Also note that HDMI port in this case is a 1.4a, and not 1.3a like on AMD Brazos mainboards.
Now let’s check out the complete specification list:
Zotac H67-ITX WiFi uses AMI UEFI BIOS, which configuration interface is very similar to the traditional BIOS Setup:
The settings are pretty typical for an Intel H67 Express based mainboard, which is known not to support any processor overclocking. Nevertheless, different Setup sections may contain options dealing with memory latencies, processor technologies, chipset and memory voltage, maximum processor current and even graphics core frequency. However, many of these parameters are carefully camouflages behind sophisticated names with unusual value choices, so it might be tricky to figure them out. Most likely it is implied that regular users won’t mess with these settings and will only use options for enabling/disabling integrated controllers and intellectually managing the processor fan rotation speed.