Friday, December 30th 2016

Experience 10 Years of ZOTAC Design and Engineering Excellence at CES 2017

ZOTAC International, a global manufacturer of innovation, is pleased to bring 10 years of design excellence to CES 2017 and showcase innovative VR and
commercial solutions. A strong lineup including ZOTAC's first Thunderbolt 3 Mini PC, External VGA box, and what's being touted as "the world's smallest GeForce GTX 1080" will be on show at One-Story Sky Villa, Palms Casino Resort.

"We believe the future of computing should be flexible," says Tony Wong, CEO, ZOTAC International. "Our next generation of computing products enables users to get the best of mobile and stationary experience."
New Productivity Levels with new Mini PCs
The next generation of high speed and versatile connection has arrived on ZOTAC Mini PCs with next generation Intel Kaby Lake processors and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. Thunderbolt 3 delivers more transfer speed, more charging power and more compatible protocols. Richer display colors, lightning data transfer speed and a wide range of expansions become available with this new protocol.

The new ZBOX Mini PCs also introduce greater productive functionality with Intel vPRO and UNITE features. UNITE is introduced for the first time in ZOTAC Mini PCs, enabling it to become a platform for secure conference connections. Furthermore, it retains the functions of Intel vPRO and AMT, providing the convenience of deep repairs and maintenance through a remote connection. Intel Kaby Lake processors and GeForce GTX graphics are paired for the first time to make gaming Mini PCs more powerful and even more power efficient.

Unlock Potential Performance with External Graphics Dock

The external graphics dock enables a device equipped with Thunderbolt 3 port to greatly enhance its graphical processing capabilities and expand its functionalities. The ZOTAC external graphics dock (tentative) comes with a PCIE 3.0 slot , 3 standard USB 3.0 ports and 1 Quick Charge 3.0 enabled USB 3.0 port. This enables users to take advantage of the latest in battery technology in their supported devices such as smartphones and tablets.

"Our goal is to turn low power and ultra-portable Windows devices such as notebooks and mini PCs into performance racecars," says Danny Wong, Director of Product Management, ZOTAC International. "The external graphics dock enables any device equipped with Thunderbolt 3 ports to take full advantage of the transfer speed and bandwidth, potentially becoming exponentially more powerful." The external graphics dock also serves as a power source with a 400W power supply, meaning it can directly power a connected mini PC or supported system. Only a single Thunderbolt 3 type-C cable connection is needed for both power and data transfer on supported devices. All these features allow the dock to become a literal powerhouse for any notebooks or mini PCs. See it in action at ZOTAC's suite.
Regarding the GeForce GTX 1080 Mini, arguably the most interesting part of the lot, not much was said. Revealed were only the run-of-the-mill specifications: a base clock of 1620 MHz with a 1759 MHz Boost clock, and the customary 8GB GDDR5X memory @ 10 GHz over a 256-bit interface.
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5 Comments on Experience 10 Years of ZOTAC Design and Engineering Excellence at CES 2017

#1
hojnikb
I hope they release kaby lake minipcs soon :D
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#2
IceScreamer
I really like ZOTAC's overall designs. Usually clean, maybe a bit of an industrial look on some of their products
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#3
silentbogo
I want Kaby Lake ZBox and a eGPU in the same stackable/dockable enclosures!
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#4
Fluffmeister
I like Zotac, nice products.

And that's by far the best looking graphics card dock I've seen, very svelte.
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#5
Blueberries
I thought that was a nice looking case until I realized it's just a boring thunderbolt dock :(
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