CES 2021 news Compact gaming PC and RTX 3060 from Zotac
At this year’s virtual CES, Zotac will be presenting the powerful Zbox Magnus One mini PC with Intel Core i7-10700 and Geforce RTX desktop graphics as well as three new graphics cards. The latter are based on the Nvidia Geforce RTX 3060, which was also presented at CES.
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The graphics card is a Zotac Gaming Geforce RTX 3070 in the compact housing. In principle, there is space for dual-slot cards with a maximum length of 230 millimeters. Two SO-DIMM slots are available for DDR4 RAM modules with a total size of up to 64 GB, and two M.2 slots for SSDs. Optane memories are supported.
The re is also a Killer AX1650 chipset for WiFi 6 on the mainboard. Gigabit Ethernet and a Killer E3000 controller for 2.5 GbE are also available. In its compact and, according to Zotac, easy-to-assemble housing, the barebone offers space for a 2.5-inch drive.
The integrated 80+ platinum power supply has an output of 500 watts.
Three Geforce RTX 3060 cards
Among other things, Nvidia unveiled the Geforce RTX 3060 at CES, the smallest and cheapest ampere graphics card with hardware ray tracing and DLSS to date. According to the chip manufacturer, its GA106 GPU should deliver twice the performance of a Geforce GTX 1060 for games without RTX support. The re are 3,584 cuda cores on the chip.
The RXT 3060 Ti comes with a GA104 GPU with 4,864 Cuda cores activated. In addition, because of their 192-bit memory interface, RTX 3060 cards are equipped with 12 GB GDDR6 and thus even offer more graphics memory than all other RTX cards with the exception of the top model RTX 3090.
Zotac announces three cards with the new Nvidia chip: AMP White Edition, Twin Edge OC and Twin Edge. All three are two-slot cards with two fans. With a length of 23.2 centimeters, the AMP White Edition needs a little more space in the housing than the other two models with a length of 22.4 centimeters, but offers a more powerful cooling solution.
The re is no information about the clock rates yet. Zotac names the second half of February as the date for the market launch, the price should start at 329 euros.