Most probably by now you have seen or heard about Zotac’s mini version of the GTX 1080 Ti. The company has revealed this graphics card before and showcased it at Computex 2017 earlier this month. Today, the company officially announced the world’s smallest 1080 Ti following the footsteps of their GTX 1080 Mini – the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Mini. This graphics card looks (almost) exactly the same as the 1080 Mini; features the same design and cooling solution, and has white LED lighting. But the GTX 1080 Ti Mini is faster, the PCB is slightly longer and uses two 8-pin PCIe power connectors. We previously reviewed the Zotac GTX 1080 Ti AMP featuring a true 2-slot design, and was quite impressed with its performance. Now, I’m very curious to see as to how this compact version of 1080 Ti will compete against the full sized and even 3-slot 1080 Ti on the market. More details, including its full specs, from the official press news below.
ZOTAC Introduces the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Mini
ZOTAC International, a global manufacturer of innovation, is thrilled to announce the launch of the the world’s smallest GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti – the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Mini – which strives for the excellence in smaller builds, with zero compromise on performance.
As a constant pioneer in developing small form factor graphics cards, ZOTAC has made another unprecedented paradigm, the new ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Mini, which only measure a miniscule 211mm (8.3 inch) in length harnessing the power of NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GPU simultaneously. The smallest GeForce GTX 1080 Ti within the NVIDIA Pascal™ architecture, it fits in 99% of systems on the market and gives you superior performance and power efficiency.
Featuring dual 8-pin power connectors, the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Mini is outfitted with a custom dual fan cooling system, IceStorm, enabling brute force cooling with a wide-stack aluminum fins and 5x 6mm copper heatpipes for increased cooling capacity. The card still packs the same 11GB of GDDR5X graphics memory, with a boost clock speed of 1,620MHz despite its small stature. Get the same desktop 1080 Ti performance as larger counterparts in a much more compact form factor.
Optimize and or tweak performance with the new FireStorm utility is redesigned from the ground up. Tweaking and tuning is quick and easy with a user-friendly interface that presents users with clock speed adjustments, fan control, GPU monitoring functions, and much more.
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Mini Specifications
|Specifications||Zotac GTX 1080 Ti Mini||Zotac GTX 1080 Ti AMP||Zotac GTX 1080 Ti AMP Extreme||NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition|
|GPU||GeForce GTX 1080 Ti||GeForce GTX 1080 Ti||GeForce GTX 1080 Ti||GeForce GTX 1080 Ti|
|Video Memory||11GB GDDR5X||11GB GDDR5X||11GB GDDR5X||11GB GDDR5X|
|Engine Clock||Base: 1506 MHz|
|Base: 1569 MHz|
Boost: 1683 MHz
|Base: 1645 MHz|
Boost: 1759 MHz
|Base: 1481 MHz
Boost: 1582 MHz
|Memory Clock||11 GHz (effective)||11 GHz (effective)||11.2 GHz (effective)||11 Gbps|
|Display Outputs||3 x DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0b, DL-DVI-D||3 x DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0b, DL-DVI-D||3 x DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0b, DL-DVI-D||3x DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0b|
|Power Input||Dual 8-pin||Dual 8-pin||Dual 8-pin||6-pin + 8-pin|
|Cooling||Dual Fan||Dual Fan||Triple fan||Blower|
|Slot Size||2 slots||2 slots||2.5 slots||2 slots|
|SLI||Yes, SLI HB Bridge Supported||Yes, SLI HB Bridge Supported||Yes, SLI HB Bridge Supported||Yes, SLI HB Bridge Supported|
|Card Size||8.31" x 4.92"||11.81" x 5.83"||12.8" x 5.83"||10.5" x 4.38"|
Price and Availability
ZOTAC hasn’t disclosed its manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the GTX 1080 Ti Mini. But if I have to guess it may be priced just below the GTX 1080 Ti AMP Extreme, which currently retails for $729-$739 USD. Probably the GTX 1080 Ti Mini would be priced at around $700 to $725, just a rough estimate.