Owners of Mini-ITX PCs should be happy to hear that ZOTAC recently launched a new graphic processing unit which is build around NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1070 GPU and it’ compatible with Mini-ITX PCs. This isn’t the first of its kind, in fact GIGABYTE unveiled their own GeForce GTX 1070 Mini-ITX GPU during the first quarter of 2016.
In terms of performance, ZOTAC did a great job with their GeForce GTX 1070 Mini because it runs at 1518 MHz frequencies that can be overclocked up to 1708 MHz. The GPU is paired 8GB of GDDR5 memory function that runs at a rate of 8GB/s and has a large bandwidth of 256GB/s.
Regarding connectivity options, ZOTCAC’s GPU features three DisplayPort 1.4 connectors, one dual-link DVI port and one HDMI 2.0b port.
Even though it ships in a small size, the cooling system is rather complex and it requires a big amount of space. The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1070 Mini uses two thick heat pipes, a copper base, two 90-mm fans and an aluminum radiator that’s coupled with thin fins. The manufacturers were able to make so much room for the cooling system because the graphic card requires only one 8-pin auxiliary PCle power connector.
While we know almost everything there is to know about the Mini-ITX graphics card, ZOTAC has yet to unveil what VRM design it uses for its board. We can expect it to resemble the same board design NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1070 uses, meaning that it will have a 4+1 phase VRM.
No onto the price, ZOTAC is known for creating great products that are also affordable, and the new GPU is no exception because it’s priced at $395.