CES 2020: ZOTAC’s Inspire Studio SFF PCs for Creators w/ 8-Core CPU & GeForce RTXby Anton Shilov on January 17, 2020 2:00 PM EST
Being one of the leading suppliers of small form-factor gaming PCs, ZOTAC recently started to offer SFF workstations powered by Intel’s Xeon CPUs as well as NVIDIA’s Quadro graphics cards. Meanwhile, there are a lot of creators that do not necessarily need professional-grade hardware for their work (or just cannot afford it), so for that market ZOTAC is putting together its Inspire Studio desktops.
ZOTAC’s Inspire Studio machines are based on Intel’s Core i7-9700 CPU with eight cores (and a 65 W TDP) and a full-fledged GeForce RTX 2060 Super graphics card. The system can be equipped with 32 GB of DDR4 memory, a 512 GB NVMe/PCIe SSD (or an Intel Optane Memory caching SSD), and a 2 TB hard drive. As for connectivity, the Inspire Studio has a Wi-Fi 6 + Bluetooth 5 adapter (the Killer AX1650), two GbE ports (controlled by a Killer controller), USB Type-A and Type-C connectors, four display outputs (three DisplayPort 1.4, one HDMI 2.0b), an SD card reader, and a 3.5-mm audio jack for headsets.
All Inspire Studio SFF desktop PCs come with Windows 10 Pro and NVIDIA Studio drivers pre-installed, so the machines are ready for a variety of professional applications right out of the box.
Since the ZOTAC Inspire Studio is aimed at creators who naturally value style, it comes in a rather unique white chassis. The latter also differentiates the PCs from ZOTAC's Q-series workstations that come in black.
ZOTAC’s Inspire Studio SFF desktops will be available later this year from the company’s partners as well as directly. The manufacturer yet has to announce pricing of the new system.
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Tomatotech - Saturday, January 18, 2020 - linkNot bad, 5.8 litres size against the 40 litre size of the ITX case that was here recently.
Looks like a white makeover of their Magnus case.
damianrobertjones - Saturday, January 18, 2020 - linkNothing at all... absolutely NOTHING makes this computer a 'creator's' computer... when compared to anything else out there (within reason).
I could just walk into PC World and buy a random computer and then, oddly enough, create stuff. Absolute bull marketing and it's annoying me. Does that mean I'm triggered? Oh no, that's not woke.
AshlayW - Sunday, January 19, 2020 - linkStop complaining. Jeese you people always have something to complain about. It's just a name, settle down.
29a - Sunday, January 19, 2020 - linkYou’re an example of a hater not a creator.
shabby - Monday, January 20, 2020 - linkStop picking on people who identify as creators...
AshlayW - Sunday, January 19, 2020 - linkWould have been interested if not for the poor choice of CPU.
3700X would have been faster in almost all content creation tasks, more efficient and cheaper. The inclusion of the RTX card and its NVENC functionality removes any need for the iGPU on the 9700.
patel21 - Sunday, January 19, 2020 - linkThey missed being creative at selection of CPU. I would have preferred AMD CPU too.
And that tag line is a recipe of being totally uncreative.
Megafauna - Thursday, January 23, 2020 - linkAs THE actual Creator... I mean as AN actual creator (You are SO welcome! I pour myself into each corporate advertisement!) 32GB RAM is insufficient. If the MB supports 32GB DIMMS then you'd better spec that, because what's the point of an SFF if it isn't better than a laptop, many of which support 64GB RAM. Of course, then they're stealing market share from their more expensive workstation, so there's your reason.
umano - Sunday, January 26, 2020 - linkI am afraid it cannot be a "creator" pc without a thunderbolt