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ZOTAC's new mini PC packs full-sized GeForce GTX 1080

ZOTAC's new Magnus EN1080 should be the new mini PC speed king
By: Anthony Garreffa | Computer Systems News | Posted: Oct 26, 2016 3:55 am

ZOTAC held its 10-year anniversary event in Hong Kong over the last 24 hours, where it unveiled a new graphics card that it collaborated with Thermaltake on: the new ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 ArcticStorm Thermaltake 10 Year Anniversary Edition graphics card. It comes watercooled with Thermaltake powering the cooling side, and ZOTAC's custom PCB and high overclock goodness we've come to love about their cards.

 

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Well, the exciting new 10-year anniversary celebration included the new ZOTAC Magnus EN1080 10 Year Anniversary Edition mini-PC, which features NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1080 inside - not bad for something the size of a BRIX or NUC, huh? The rest of the specifications are just as good, delivering desktop gaming PC power inside of something much smaller. The entire system will draw up to 180W, which means this is a portable gaming and productivity powerhouse.

 

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The entire Magnus EN1080 10 Year Anniversary Edition is completely liquid cooled, with ZOTAC's engineers pulling off some magic on the Magnus EN1080 with a "specially designed liquid cooling thermal system" that cools both the CPU and the GPU.

 

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ZOTAC has made the Magnus EN1080 an easy to upgrade system, with easily accessible DDR4 SO-DIMM, M.2 SSD and 2.5-inch HDD/SSD bays all within easy reach.

 

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You can personalize your Magnus EN1080 with Spectra, which includes different LED lit zones, personalization with up to 8 color options, 6 different lighting modes, and brightness that can be tweaked to your liking.

 

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ZOTAC's new mini-PC gaming beast is also fully VR-ready, thanks to the full NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card and included HDMI 2.0 connectivity.

 

ZOTAC Magnus EN1080:

 

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  • Intel Core i7-6700 (quad-core/Turbo up to 4GHz)
  • 2 x DDR4 SO-DIMM slots (supports up to 32GB)
  • 1 x 2.5-inch HDD/SSD
  • 1 x M.2 socket (full PCIe 3.0 x4)

 

There's masses of connectivity, with ZOTAC's Magnus EN1080 featuring:

 

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  • 2 x DisplayPort 1.3
  • 3 x HDMI 2.0
  • Stereo output
  • Microphone
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C
  • 1 x USB 3.1
  • 4 x USB 3.0
  • 2 x GbE Ethernet
  • 2 x WiFI SMA
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.2

 

ZOTAC hasn't detailed the price on the Magnus EN1080 just yet, but now that I've looked at these specs - this will be my new desktop gaming/workstation PC. My precciiioouuussss.

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