Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Mini 8 GB Review 15

Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Mini 8 GB Review

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The GeForce GTX 1080 is based on NVIDIA's "Pascal" architecture. This architecture sees the streaming multiprocessors (SMs), the indivisible subunits of an NVIDIA GPU, get even more dedicated components, which increases their performance. NVIDIA claims to have "meticulously" designed the GPU architecture to be as energy efficient as possible given the silicon fab node and is leveraging the 16 nm FinFET node at TSMC for "Pascal."

The GTX 1080 features more CUDA cores than its predecessor – 2560 vs. 2048. It features even more TMUs (160 vs. 128) and, at 8 GB, double the memory. Memory technology sees a major update with NVIDIA's adoption of the GDDR5X memory standard. The memory is clocked at a staggering 10 GHz effective, which gives the GPU 320 GB/s of memory bandwidth over a 256-bit wide memory interface.

Today, we are reviewing the Zotac GTX 1080 Mini, which is a compact custom-design GTX 1080 variant. It comes with a dual-fan, metal cooler and a small overclock out of the box. Zotac's GTX 1080 Mini is currently listed online for $515.

GeForce GTX 1080 Market Segment Analysis
GTX 1060
GTX 980 Ti
Radeon R9
Fury X
GTX 1070
GTX 1080
Zotac GTX
1080 Mini
GTX 1080 Ti
Titan X Pascal
Titan Xp
Shader Units128028164096192025602560358435843840
Graphics ProcessorGP106GM200FijiGP104GP104GP104GP102GP102GP102
Memory Size6 GB6 GB4 GB8 GB8 GB8 GB11 GB12 GB12 GB
Memory Bus Width192 bit384 bit4096 bit256 bit256 bit256 bit352 bit384 bit384 bit
Core Clock1506 MHz+1000 MHz+1050 MHz1506 MHz+1607 MHz+1620 MHz+1481 MHz+1418 MHz+1480 MHz+
Memory Clock2002 MHz1750 MHz500 MHz2002 MHz1251 MHz1251 MHz1376 MHz1251 MHz1426 MHz
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