This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many PCs of a similar age and spec to it.
Four SATA Connectorss
Most of the other PCs that came out more than two years ago only have between two and three SATA connectorss, however the Zotac MI520 has four SATA connectorss.
Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Few processor core computers that were launched more than two years ago have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.6GB. When compared to other few processor core computers that are a similar age to the MI520, the maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of the Zotac MI520 of 2 gigabytes is one of the biggest.
Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The Zotac MI520 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port personal computer. Most of the other desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the MI520 have between one and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Zotac Has Good PC Reviews
Zotac has good average ratings for its few processor core computers as well as across its entire computer range compared to other brands.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many desktop computers that came out more than two years ago.
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DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type
The Zotac MI520 has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than the DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type found on most computers of a similar type and age to it.
A DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type is in fact the best internal memory type across all computers that came out around the same time as the MI520.
Across comparable types of desktop computer the worst internal memory type is DDR3-SDRAM.
Four USB 3.0 Ports
The Zotac MI520 is a four USB 3.0 port desktop computer. Most of the other computers of a similar age and type to the MI520 have between one and five USB 3.0 ports.
7.1 Audio Output Channel
The Zotac MI520 has a 7.1 audio output channel which is better than most personal computers of a similar age and spec to it. Most comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to it have a 5.1 audio output channel.
This computer's audio output (7.1) is actually the best audio output across all few processor core computers that are a similar age to the MI520.
The worst audio output across similar types of computer is 5.1.
Has One Cable Included
The number of included cables found on the Zotac MI520 is more than most PCs of this age and type. This computer has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on comparable spec personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the MI520.
Has One Memory Slot
The Zotac MI520 has a greater number of memory slots than most computers of this age and type. The most commonly found memory slot is 2x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this computer. The memory slots 2x SO-DIMM are also found on this personal computer.
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Quite Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
When compared to other comparable spec PCs that have been around for around the same time as the MI520, the Zotac MI520's max internal memory supported processor of only 16 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The average max internal memory supported processor of computers of a similar age and spec to the MI520 is 29GB.
Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Zotac MI520 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other few processor core computers that were released around the same time as the MI520. Personal computers of this age and type have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 800MHz.
Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The Zotac MI520 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 1,000 megahertz) compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable age and spec to the MI520. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of few processor core computers that were released more than two years ago is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,200MHz.
Very Slow Processor Clock Speed
At only 1.7 gigahertz, the Zotac MI520 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other PCs of this age and type. Across all the few processor core computers that were launched around the same time as the MI520 the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 3.9GHz.
If this few processor core PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Zoostorm Intel Celeron 1037U[plb_2784636_price] (1.8GHz and higher rated).
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Only Supports Six Compatible Memory Cards
The Zotac MI520 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most personal computers that were released more than two years ago. This computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by few processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as the MI520. The compatible memory cards "Memory Stick (MS)", "MMC", "MS PRO", "SDHC" and "xD" are also supported by this PC.
1 Other reason to consider the Zotac MI520
Released Over Two Years Ago
This personal computer has been on the market for over two years.
Intel Core i3, Intel Core i3-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Memory Clock Speed
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Compatible Memory Card
Memory Stick (MS), MMC+, MS PRO, SD, SD, SDHC, XD
Hard Drive Size
Memory Stick (MS), MMC+, MS PRO, SD, SD, SDHC, XD
Hard Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Integrated Card Reader
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Water Cooling System
Audio Output Channel
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
Intel HD Audio Technology
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Processor Package Size
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Software Driver Included
Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video