Zotac Z68-ITX WiFi Supreme Motherboard Review

Final Thoughts
After spending a couple of weeks with this board I was rather impressed.  The board has so many features you will just not find on other Mini-ITX motherboards.  The fact that this board allows you to install up to an Intel Core i7 means you can built quite the powerful system, not to mention a tiny powerful system!

The built in graphics were more than good enough to play older games like Counter-Strike: Source and anything based off the source engine really.  I would not expect these graphics to play newer games, but for those looking to do some light gaming you don’t need to worry with this board.  For those who still want some of the same features of this board, but want to install a discrete graphics card you should look at the Z68-ITX WiFi board, which has a PCI-E x16 slot instead of the x4 slot that is on this board.

For a media center Zotac really has you covered.  This board was dual DVI ports, HDMI and DisplayPort.  So you can actually drive 2 displays at once without having to add a graphics card.  Also you do have the 7.1 channel audio with optical out so you shouldn’t have any issue connecting this system to your home audio setup.

A thing I keep on bringing up about this board is the size, this is a Mini-ITX board not a Mini-ATX board.  It is extremely small!  A thing I think that is looked over on this board is the mSATA connection on the bottom of the board.  This allows you to plug in a solid state drive right into the bottom of the board.  This saves space in your system and is just awesome.

This board has so many features the one thing that I found lacking was the BIOS.  While it is a UEFI BIOS it is designed much like older BIOS’s and is very hard to navigate and find things.  If this was fixed in a BIOS update I don’t think I could find anything wrong with this board.

Right now you can pickup this board for $219 at my favorite online retailer.  Overall ThinkComputers gives the Zotac Z68-ITX WiFi Supreme Motherboard a 9 out of 10 score.

Pros:
– Small form factor
– Integrated graphics are pretty good
– Lots of connectivity options
– USB 3.0 and SATA 6GB/s

Cons:
– The BIOS could use some work

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