A new king has been crowned! All hail the Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Mini (ZT-P10800H-10P), based on the GP104 (Pascal) architecture. Complete with 8GB of GDDR5X and 2560 CUDA cores, this fully configured card packs a wallop!
The dual-slot Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Mini consumes up to 180watts, just 30 Watts more than a GTX 1070. The 8-pin PCIe power plug is located on the top and is not recessed so be sure to account for that additional clearance when planning your next build.
To help dissipate this increased heat while keeping the board incredibly small, this card will be equipped with 3 thick copper heatpipes (the 1070 Mini also had 3) and a sexy looking backplate that appears to be made out of aluminum. It’s worth mentioning that the ZOTAC 1070 Mini review samples also had a backplate but it was removed in the final retail version so only time will tell if the backplate will be included at retail.
As forum member ||| noticed, ZOTAC has chosen to use two differently-sized fans (the right fan is slightly larger) on the Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Mini, each with what appears to have a different fan blade profile. The ZOTAC 1070 Mini uses two 90mm fans so perhaps they have gone with a 90mm and a 110mm fan configuration this time around.
The rear panel offers three DisplayPort 1.4 connectors, an HDMI 2.0b port, and a single dual-link DVI. So not single-slot IO unfortunately.
Quick to notice that the heatsink sticks out further on the Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Mini than the Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 Mini, I put together a few MS Paint scale mockups. These are never perfect so take these extremely precise measurements with a grain of salt. It’s worth noting that ZOTAC’s 1070 Mini was 210mm in length so you can expect the 1080 Mini to be roughly the same size or perhaps just a little longer. Zotac disclosed that this board required an entirely new circuit board design so it’s definitely not a copy and paste of the 1070’s PCB.
The following two press release photos were taken at a slightly different angle so the portrayed difference in length is not accurate. Nevertheless it provides a general idea of how close in size these two cards will be. What a time to be SFF enthusiast!
According to the specifications, the Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Mini will operate at a higher frequency than Nvidia’s 1080 Founders Edition.
ZOTAC hasn’t disclosed pricing or availability, but you can probably expect to pay a slight premium for this custom length design.
We’ll be sure to visit ZOTAC’s suite at CES to see what their SFF plans are for 2017.
Please feel free to continue the discussion on the forums here.