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ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Mini is the World's Smallest GTX 1080

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With a TDP of 180W, it was only a matter of time before we started to see ever more compact GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards, since it is after all based on the third largest implementation of the "Pascal" architecture (after GP100 and GP102). The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Mini is the smallest GTX 1080 implementation to date, with its length of 8.3" inches (just about 21cm), and its PCB even shorter than that. ZOTAC used the difference in lengths of the cooler and PCB to cram in the longer and wider portions of the aluminium fin-stacks.

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What a cutie :D
 
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imo the size of the heatsink puts it out of the mini category
 
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I want to see it in R9 Nano format...
 
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Nice! I want one.
With 180W TDP it is very doable (a 145W GTX970 had quite a few single-fan ITX versions).

First I wanted to get a 1060, so I saved up $200... then an ITX version of 1070 came along, so I bumped my budget to $400.
I guess now I need even more money for a dream build. :banghead:

imo the size of the heatsink puts it out of the mini category
200mm is still considered ITX-friendly. Even my congested Lian Li Q11B can accommodate anything up to 220mm (though I have to remove a front panel USB 3.0 connector to do it).
 
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A little water cooled version would be interesting. Like the Fury X
 
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imo the size of the heatsink puts it out of the mini category
Nice! I want one.
With 180W TDP it is very doable (a 145W GTX970 had quite a few single-fan ITX versions).

First I wanted to get a 1060, so I saved up $200... then an ITX version of 1070 came along, so I bumped my budget to $400.
I guess now I need even more money for a dream build. :banghead:


200mm is still considered ITX-friendly. Even my congested Lian Li Q11B can accommodate anything up to 220mm (though I have to remove a front panel USB 3.0 connector to do it).
Yes, even the Elite 110 which is so small btw can accept 210mm cards.

This is perfect with a full water block, if available.
 

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I want it just for the cuteness factor!

I wonder how it performs compared to a fullsize one in terms of noise and overclocking.
 
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I want it just for the cuteness factor!

I wonder how it performs compared to a fullsize one in terms of noise and overclocking.
Performance should be the same, but I'm not sure about noise.
I've only used an older GTX660Ti with similar Zotac cooling, but it had a pair of 80mm fans and narrower radiator. It worked much better than I expected (~65-68C at full load w/ MX-4), but the noise level was noticeably higher than, let's say, HerculeZ 2000 or TwinFrozr.
 

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Performance should be the same, but I'm not sure about noise.
I've only used an older GTX660Ti with similar Zotac cooling, but it had a pair of 80mm fans and narrower radiator. It worked much better than I expected (~65-68C at full load w/ MX-4), but the noise level was noticeably higher than, let's say, HerculeZ 2000 or TwinFrozr.
That high speed rear fan suggests to me that the card will be noisier.

Sounds like that 660 was optimized more for low temperatures than noise. I'd have let it get a little warmer for a quieter card. Do you know what the fan revs were?
 
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Love these tiny cards, only wish the cooler was a bit smaller. Would be interesting to do a Micro ITX build in a tiny case and some water cooling on one of these!
 
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Do you know what the fan revs were?
Not sure. That was almost 1.5 years ago and only for a 1-week test-drive, while I was waiting on my low-profile GTX750Ti.

Before that I had an MSI GTX750Ti Gaming. That was even more ridiculous... a >200W cooling solution on a friggin' slot-powered card. Very quiet, but not "fit" enough to crawl into ITX case.
 
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I like it.
 
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If you go liquid on this one it becomes even shorter. Nice. So the long BCPs are just a marketing thing. Longer = Faster = More Expensive.

Is all clear now.
 
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i guess i know what im buying with my start of the year bonus, yeah my job is weird we get all out perks and bonus in the beginning of the year o_O.
 
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I can't wait to see prices in my country to see if we will be overpriced compared to the rest of the GTX 1080 gang.
 
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How will HBM cards allow that? Isn't HBM memory?
I think he's referring to HBM cards being smaller in size and allowing one to work around
them without pulling them out.
 

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Small card, butt hurting price :(
 
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#24
The Zotac GTX 1080 Mini is great!

If they can put (2) desktop GTX 1080's in a slap top. Then they can make a smaller standard GTX 1080.

Lian Like makes a Mini ITX case that is,
10 x 9.5 x 6.5. It's a tiny thing

Before, you had to go low end, or mid range graphics power to accommodate this case.

Now you can go high end graphics, in such a small case! And for $599.00 it has better cooling than a reference GTX 1080, all for less money too.

I have a GTX 1080 Founders Edition. While it does overclock great, I can squeeze 27,200 graphics score with it in fire strike.
It handles 4K at 42-60+ fps easily at the maximum settings without ever dipping below 30, EVER!

You can easily squeeze 25% more performance from this Zotac GTX 1080 Mini, getting close to a Titan X Pascal.

If I didn't already have one I'd buy this!