Monday, January 11th 2021

ZOTAC Announces the MAGNUS One Gaming Mini-PC

ZOTAC Technology, a global manufacturer of innovation, today announces an all-new ZBOX Mini PC of the E Series line, MAGNUS ONE. It boasts a high-performance, versatile design made to empower all end-user computing needs. MAGNUS ONE packs the most capable high-end hardware within the 8.3-liter compact chassis to deliver a powerful experience for daily tasks, gaming, entertainment, demanding workloads, and creative workflows.

MAGNUS ONE makes its debut with the opening of CES 2021, introducing an all-new vertically-positioned design that supports a desktop ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 30 Series GPU for the ultimate performance. It is the first ZBOX Mini PC equipped with a GeForce RTX 30 Series desktop graphics card, built with 2nd Gen raytracing Cores and Tensor Cores for high-fidelity gaming. The new system also houses an Intel Core i7 processor, upgradable memory and storage support, and robust connectivity options.
The Most Powerful Magnus
"MAGNUS ONE is our most powerful and future-proof Mini PC. It leverages enthusiast-level hardware including the most advanced GPU to offer a big leap in performance over previous generations of MAGNUS. The easy upgradability ZBOX Mini PCs are well known for continues on in the MAGNUS ONE," says Jacky Huang, Product Director of ZOTAC Technology. "It is a powerful, compact, and capable system designed to fulfill all computing needs."

Outstanding Compact Versatility
MAGNUS ONE embodies a minimal chic design featured on a variety of ZBOX models with a compact size of 8.3 liters, which includes an internal 500 W 80+ Platinum power supply. With a compact footprint, users can tackle more productivity, and enjoy the zen of having more desk space. MAGNUS ONE also features a convenient design for easy upgradability. Unlock two screws at the rear, and simply remove the top lid and side panels for quick access to the internals to upgrade the SO-DIMM memory, Optane Memory, M.2 SSD, or 2.5" HDD/SSD.

Power Inspired
The new MAGNUS ONE takes advantage of a 10th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, featuring 8 cores with Hyper-threading for fast multithreaded workloads, faster creation, and faster gaming performance.

Next-Gen Graphics Prowess
MAGNUS ONE is equipped with the ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 3070 desktop graphics card powered by the NVIDIA Ampere architecture, the 2nd generation of NVIDIA GeForce RTX. It brings GPU acceleration and more powerful performance in a wide range of supported creative applications and supports the latest technologies including 2nd gen real-time raytracing and DLSS for AI-accelerated performance for incredible gaming.

Comprehensive Connectivity
MAGNUS ONE is outfitted with premium connectivity and a wide array of expandability, including one HDMI 2.1 and three DisplayPort 1.4a for a multi-display setup of up to 4 displays. It also features four USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, four USB 3.0 ports (one Type-C), plus the latest Bluetooth 5, Wi-Fi 6 connectivity with the Killer AX1650 chipset, and support for dual LANs featuring one Gigabit LAN and one 2.5 Gbps Killer E3000 port for more bandwidth intensive tasks.

Available in Barebones for DIY enthusiasts, and a ready-to-go Windows configuration complete with 16 GB DDR4 memory, 512 GB M.2 SSD, 1 TB 2.5-inch HDD, and Windows 10 Home 64-bit pre-installed.
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9 Comments on ZOTAC Announces the MAGNUS One Gaming Mini-PC

So this is where all of the 3xx series cards have been hiding...whodathunkit, hehehe :)

j/k !
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bonehead123So this is where all of the 3xx series cards have been hiding
"In the middle of a pandemic" is a really bad time to launch a new graphics card architecture.
This was to be expected.
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The bare bones kits should have an AMD option, and ideally there should be a matching e-GPU with it's own PSU built in so heat is distributed and case size can be minimalized.
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bonehead123So this is where all of the 3xx series cards have been hiding...whodathunkit, hehehe :)

j/k !
Actually, it is where a lot of them went. My local Micro Center had dozens of prebuilt PowerSpec computers that had some kind of 10700k or maybe was 10900k or and AMD CPU such as the 3700X paired up with RTX 3070 and RTX 3080. They used to have 6-12 of the Intel CPU builds and 25+ of the AMD....right now it looks like they're down to their last 3700x + RTX 3070 pre-built (according to online numbers).

On a side note....there is something you rarely see in the wilds at my local Micro Center....but who's to say how long it will survive!
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Reminds me of EVGA`s hadron, but this one looks way better.
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Zotac should offer this case, standalone, with whatever mITX, mATX support it offers, without the other hardware. I personally kind of like the case aesthetics and seems it likely doesn't have major thermal problems with the amount of perforations it has. Would make a worthy HTPC or ITX gaming system.
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bonehead123So this is where all of the 3xx series cards have been hiding
This has been an open secret, Nvidia prioritized OEM/ODM supplies over DIY for this launch. They probably also got better margins over there!
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I like the SFF concept, but I'd prefer to have the CPU and GPU share a common heatsink and go with a large fan and chimney design which can be super quiet (similar to XBox Series X or Apple "garbage can" Mac Pro). The CPU fan in this case probably gets pretty noisy.
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