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Zotac Reveals World's Smallest GeForce GTX 1080 Ti's, and one is Liquid Cooled
By Jon Sutton on May 26th, 2017 at 03:30pm - original article from game-debate

Zotac has managed to make a big of a name for itself in the small form factor PC market, but it's really gone above and beyond with its latest GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards. The first of these, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti ArcticStorm, is an 8.3” (211mm) version of Nvidia’s most powerful gaming graphics card, a full 4.5” (114mm) shorter than Zotac’s own full-sized model. That’s just 64% of the size, and Zotac has also managed to cram water-cooling onto its diminutive beast.

The Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Ti ArcticStorm features SPECTRA lighting, is extremely light, and thanks to liquid cooling should also be a fantastic overclocker considering its tiny size. Zotac hasn’t released the specs for the ArcticStorm, however, being based on the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, it’s almost assuredly got the full complement of 3584 CUDA Cores, 11GB GDDR5X memory on a 352-bit memory bus, and will require two times 8-pin power connectors. 

Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Ti ArcticStorm

Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Ti ArcticStorm Water Cooling

Along with this is the Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Mini, also 8.3” long. This is essentially the same graphics card minus the waterblock, cooled instead by a dual fan solution. You can expect the Zotac GTX 1080 Ti Mini to retail for a slightly cheaper price because of this, as it’s unlikely to be able to stand quite as intense overclocking.

Zotac GTX 1080 Ti Mini

Zotac GTX 1080 Mini Dual-Fan Cooling

Both of Zotac’s Mini GeForce GTX 1080 Ti’s come equipped with a metal back plate to prevent damage.

Pricing isn’t available for either of Zotac’s Mini 1080 Ti’s, but pricing and availability should be revealed during Computex sometime next week.

For those after an incredible powerful small form factor PC or HTPC, Zotac’s graphics cards could be the ultimate solution. While likely not quite as fast as some of the more extreme full-sized models, they’ll still be capable of offering formidable 4K performance.