Zotac Announces Pascal Based Zbox Magnus Mini Gaming PCs
Zotac has announced world’s first Pascal based Mini PC. The PC will be part of Zotac’s renowned Zbox Magnus Gaming Mini PC series and will come equipped with Nvidia’s latest Pascal architecture based GPU lineup.
Tony Wong, CEO of Zotac International said:
The new MAGNUS models inherit the small but powerful spirit of our ZBOX, with lower power output and higher performance, we can deliver a new level of gaming and VR for enthusiasts without expanding the footprint.
Designed as sort of an all-rounder machine, the new Zbox Magnus is well suited for both high-end gaming and entertainment needs. Since the Pascal architecture is powerful enough to easily support VR, this is easily the world’s first VR ready mini PC.
Not a whole lot is known about these models yet or their launch date and pricing. However, it is known that they will be powered by an Intel 6th generation Skylake CPU and two models, EN1060 and EN1070 will be featuring the GTX 1060 and GTX 1070 GPUs respectively.
It isn’t known at this point whether there will be a model for GTX 1080 or not but considering there was one for GTX 980, it is highly possible that Zotac will not just stick to the slower cards.
Zotac says that all of the Magnus mini-PCs will be available as barebones systems (missing memory and storage), hardware-complete systems lacking only the OS, and complete systems including Windows 10. So those interested in buying these have a choice which package to go for depending on their budget.
Zotac is well known for its innovation when it comes to gaming related PC hardware. Not only are there AMP Extreme edition GPUs some of the fastest ones available in the market but all their products have a sense of finesse and power to them. The company has also mastered the art of mini PCs and even created VR backpacks so gamers can enjoy the VR experience while on the move.