Zotac Showcases Mini GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Video Cards
Zotac, well known for its small form factor PCs, motherboards, and graphics cards, is showcasing a pair GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards at Computex. What's so special about a couple of GTX 1080 Ti GPUs? The company claimed that, at just 8.3 inches (4.5 inches shorter than the company's GTX 1080 Ti AMP Extreme), these are the world's smallest GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards. Not only is the GTX 1080 Ti ArcticStorm one of the world's smallest, but it’s also one of the lightest water-cooled video cards as well.
Zotac did not offer information pertaining to clock speeds, however it's interesting to note that both cards feature dual 8-pin power connectors, which is more than a reference-clocked 250W card would need. So it's not outside the ream of possibility that Zotac ships these cards with a factory overclock of some kind, despite their small stature.
|Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Mini Cards|
|GTX 1080 Ti Mini||GTX 1080 Ti ArcticStorm Mini|
|Width||Double Slot||Double Slot|
|Cooler Type||Open Air||Open Loop Liquid|
In terms of design the GTX 1080 Ti Mini is outfitted with a custom dual fan cooler with aluminum fins and copper heatpipes for increased cooling capacity. The GTX 1080 Ti ArcticStorm Mini features a full cover water block that is compatible with an open-loop water cooling system that uses standard G1/4 type fittings. Both cards include a solid metal backplate that adds structural strength to prevent the card from bending and twisting.
Finally, pricing and availability have not yet been announced.
Steven Lynch contributed to this report