Zotac Announces Nvidia GTX 1080 Mini For Smaller Form Factor PCs
Zotac has announced its latest Pascal based GPU, the Nvidia GTX 1080 Mini, designed for mini-ITX systems.
Regarded by many as one of the best company to choose from when buying Nvidia’s latest 10 Series GPUs, Zotac’s Nvidia GTX 1080 Mini runs at higher clock speeds compared to the reference GTX 1080 model while making sure the GPU size stays small enough to fit inside mini-ITX form factor casings.
The Nvidia GTX 1080 Mini also offers full range of connectivity with three DisplayPort 1.4 ports, one HDMI 2.0b port and one dual-link DVI port.
The GPU is rated to have a TDP of 180W and comes with an 8-pin connector for power connection so it is possible that despite a smaller form factor, the VRM design might not have changed for this specific GTX 1080 Mini.
To ensure the GPU stays as silent as possible without compromising on the cooling, the gpu is equipped with three copper heatpipes and two fans for excellent heat dissipation. Zotac has also thrown in a backplate for the GTX 1080 Mini to make sure the PCB doesn’t get damaged.
Built on the same GP104 gpu that powers the regular GTX 1080, the mini version includes 2560 CUDA cores and has a clock speed for 1620MHz while the Boost speed is at 1753MHz.
To round off the package, the GPU doesn’t shy out of memory and comes with the usual 8GB GDDR5X memory making sure that even a mini-ITX PC is capable of 4K gaming.
Zotac hasn’t released any details regarding the pricing or availability date of the GTX 1080 Mini but it will undoubtedly be priced higher than the reference design from Nvidia just because of the clock speeds if the smaller size isn’t factored in.
Hopefully, more details as well as some benchmarks will be available in the coming few weeks, possibly before an official announcement of the next Nvidia GPU.