Thursday, October 19th 2017

Zotac Announces World's Smallest GeForce GTX 1080 Ti - ArcticStorm Mini

ZOTAC International, a Hong Kong based and a global manufacturer of innovation, is pleased to announce the launch of ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Ti ArcticStorm Mini. Get the best of both worlds with the most compact GeForce GTX 1080 Ti water blocked graphics card packing the ultimate gaming performance combined with fearless cooling.

The card combines the 212 mm (8.35-inch) long super compact design of the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Mini with a full-coverage water block utilizing a nickel plated direct copper contact with precision 0.3mm micro-channels for maximum heat extraction. The see-thru tinted acrylic top allows the cooling magic to be visible, supported by a metal backplate, the overall color neutral design adds the finishing touches with an all-white LED lit touch. Builders now have the option of making one of the most compact with extreme cooling PC gaming systems around and have it fit into any color scheme.
Make for the ultimate compact gaming system with an open-loop water cooling system that incorporates standard G 1/ 4 type fittings make ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Ti ArcticStorm Mini compatible with most third-party liquid cooling solutions. A pair of barbs supporting 10mm ID tubing are also included.
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18 Comments on Zotac Announces World's Smallest GeForce GTX 1080 Ti - ArcticStorm Mini

#1
aktpu
Looks cool, only if it were single slot. I mean come on, dvi still?
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#2
Ubersonic
aktpu said:
Looks cool, only if it were single slot. I mean come on, dvi still?
Not like it really makes a difference these days, motherboard PCI-E slots are spaced for double slot cards and tri/quad SLI/CF are dead.
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#3
Dammeron
Ubersonic said:
Not like it really makes a difference these days, motherboard PCI-E slots are spaced for double slot cards and tri/quad SLI/CF are dead.
Yeah, but between the 16x slots You got some 2-4x ones. With that card one of those is already unusable.

I'd rather complain about that waterblock's connector box - why no threads on the back?
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#4
silapakorn
Not sure if these are pictures of the actual product or 3D rendered model.
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#5
The Terrible Puddle
silapakorn said:
Not sure if these are pictures of the actual product or 3D rendered model.
Definitely rendered.
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#6
Valantar
So, this was pictured back in May (on TPU!). Why the five-month delay between leaks and release?

And I wholeheartedly agree with the complaints of this being dual slot. Who uses a 1080Ti with a DVI monitor, and can't afford an adapter? If the card itself is single slot, let the bracket be so too.
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#7
aktpu
Ubersonic said:
Not like it really makes a difference these days, motherboard PCI-E slots are spaced for double slot cards and tri/quad SLI/CF are dead.
Perhaps so regarding SLI/CF, but if you are doing something other than gaming, better density is a good thing.
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#8
CheapMeat
Why why why couldn't they have made this single slot!?! Damn DVI port. Yes, if I'm going ATX or E-TAX, I want to maximize to use of ALL my slots. What's the point of going Threadripper or similar when we FINALLY get more PCIe lanes, just to have the slots wasted or not being able to actually use them? The same trend is happening with ATX boards now with 2 or 3 M.2 slots in the PCIe slot area (anywhere else is fine), what a waste. Mini-ITX and mATX is different and that's acceptable but ATX & E-ATX should be all about I/O for those of us that still want that kind of platform.
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#9
huguberhart
great. my imaginary build just got a water cooling option. now i have to check compatibility on all the parts that i would buy..
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#10
GorbazTheDragon
5 quid they ruin it with some stupid sofware and bios locks like they did on the 980s :D
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#11
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
Valantar said:
And I wholeheartedly agree with the complaints of this being dual slot. Who uses a 1080Ti with a DVI monitor, and can't afford an adapter? If the card itself is single slot, let the bracket be so too.
Yep, ditch the DVI connector on the card and put a DP -> DVI adapter in the box.
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#12
noname00
There's always a way to make it single slot -
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#13
GhostRyder
aktpu said:
Looks cool, only if it were single slot. I mean come on, dvi still?
newtekie1 said:
Yep, ditch the DVI connector on the card and put a DP -> DVI adapter in the box.
I agree, I am sick of seeing DVI especially when nVidia and AMD bot hhave made their reference designs not include them and then they just shove them back on with these after market variants. This version would make alot of sense as a single slot for MITX builds (At least thats what I would want to use it for).

Maybe next round they will be gone completely. Other than that its a good looking card, wondering what the cost will be.
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#14
P4-630
The Way It's Meant to be Played
Pretty little beast! :D
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#16
thesmokingman
Interesting card but that block is another terrible design, smh.
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#17
slehmann
aktpu said:
Looks cool, only if it were single slot. I mean come on, dvi still?
Totally agree here! What a nonsense to spoil the really cool design that way.
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#18
Valantar
newtekie1 said:
Yep, ditch the DVI connector on the card and put a DP -> DVI adapter in the box.
Absolutely. AMD definitely did the right thing here starting with the Fury series, and I love that the EK block on my Fury X came with a single-slot bracket. Does it really matter? No, but it cleans up the build, makes the card easier to install and remove, and just plain makes sense. I mean, Nvidia did the same on the reference 1080Ti, but for some inane reason AIB partners insist on putting back this silly, outdated port. Do they have crazy amounts of left-over stock of the double-height DVI + HDMI sockets, or something? The price differential between adding the port + the requisite chips, electircal components and traces to the PCB and just bulk-ordering a few thousand DP-DVI adapters couldn't possibly be more than a few cents per card, no? Are AIB partner margins really that slim?
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