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An In Depth Review of the ZOTAC 1080 Mini

We would like to thank ZOTAC for providing us with a review sample of their ZOTAC 1080 Mini. Without their generosity, this graphics card review would not be possible. Originally announced back in December of 2016, showcased at CES, and then released in January, the ZOTAC 1080 Mini is the veritable King of graphics cards among SFF enthusiasts. At present, there doesn’t exist a single more powerful GPU capable of fitting into the some of the smallest chassis around. Below are a few resources that ZOTAC was kind enough to provide for use in creating this review: ZOTAC 1080 Mini Landing Page ZOTAC 1080 Mini Product Page ZOTAC …
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Spotted: Zotac GTX 1050 Mini and GTX 1050 TI Mini

Keeping a low profile is important for keeping the people watching me from seeing everything… No wait, we’re talking about low profile graphics here. Sent in through our tipline, one of our observant readers has spotted that Zotac is readying two new LP ‘Mini’ cards – a GTX 1050 and a GTX 1050 TI. Both cards are bus powered, are rated at 75w, and feature the same dual-40mm cooling design, based on an extruded aluminium heatsink. The Zotac GTX 1050 TI Mini features a base clock of 1290MHz, with boost to 1392MHz. 4GB GDDR5 is specified, on a 128 bit …
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Zotac GTX 1080 Mini now in stock!

Zotac announced the first short GTX 1080 video card at the end of last year and it’s been one of the most discussed video cards on the forum since then, but now it’s here! Amazon has it listed for $720, and shows in stock, with 2 left as of this writing. The price is a bit high, but presumably there’s a bit of price gouging going on since stock is so limited, and it’s being sold via a third-party seller and not Amazon themselves. But that’s the price you pay for having the latest and greatest, right this minute. Hopefully the price will come down …
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ZOTAC announces the Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Mini

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 …
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Zotac Launches 10th Anniversary Products

10 years is a big number – not many companies, let alone tech companies, make it that far. ZOTAC is celebrating this birthday, however, and has launched a small range of products. These range from an updated VR Go backpack, to a watercooled GTX1080, all the way to a PCIe SSD. The products are; ZOTAC GTX 1080 ArcticStorm Thermaltake 10 Year Anniversary Edition. A revised PCB delivers 16 power phases, dual BIOS, with BIOS 1 offering a base frequency of 1,657 MHz and BIOS 2 being set at a slightly more conservative 1,632 MHz base clock (with Boost clocks set …
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Zotac Launches PCIe SSD

CES 2016: ZOTAC unveiled its upcoming premium PCIe SSD. Designed for high performance, with sequential transfer rates around 2 GB/s, the drive is based on a Phison processor, combined with Toshiba 10 nm MLC NAND flash memory. The half-height add-on card features an integrated heatspreader, with a back-plate. The PCIe x4 Gen 3 card is bootable.   Thoughts? Discuss them in the forum.
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ZOTAC Announces the ZBOX BI323 and CI323 Mini PCs

PRESS RELEASE*: ZOTAC International, a global innovator and leading manufacturer of graphics cards, original manufacturer of Mini PCs, introduces a more capable and more energy efficient ZBOX Mini PC with Intel Braswell processors. ZOTAC ZBOX Mini PCs are getting more capable, adding more value than ever before. Both ZBOX BI323 and CI323 nano are powered by an Intel Braswell quad-core processor utilizing a 14 nanometer low-power process with tri-gate transistors, vastly improving energy efficiency without compromising computing power. ZOTAC is also introducing a USB 3.0 Type-C port on the front for hassle free expansion or connectivity on both models. Connect …