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Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN970 Plus and Magnus EN970 Mini PC Announced

Zotac recently announced their latest gaming desktop mini PC, the Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN970 Plus and EN970. It is powered by a 5th Gen Intel Broadwell Core processor paired with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 graphics card. I’m quite confused with the naming scheme the company used. When I saw the product name “Magnus EN970”, I thought that its discrete graphics processor would be a GeForce GTX 970. However, the GPU is actually only a GTX 960. I’m not sure why they didn’t name it “Magnus EN960” instead. Anyway, more details about their new gaming mini PC from the official news below.

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Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN970 Mini Pc Unleashed

ZOTAC International, a global innovator and manufacturer of graphics card and ZBOX Mini PCs, ramps up the gaming power with the MAGNUS EN970 series. Minimalism, portability, and an all new design thinly mask the power density lurking beneath.

Superior Gaming Experience
Powered by a 5th gen Intel Core i5 CPU and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 with 3GB GDDR5 VRAM at the heart of the MAGNUS EN970, there is plenty of firepower for intense gaming and graphical work. Immerse deeper and work wider with quad-display support via NVIDIA Surround, and react faster with dual gigabit LAN or 802.11ac WiFi.

The MAGNUS EN970 features a RAID-ready storage setup that provides either blazing access speeds or the power of real-time mirroring protection.

The MAGNUS EN970 is Windows 10 ready and can take full advantage of Direct X 12, so you can get even more juice from the already powerful hardware.

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Game Anywhere
An all new designed housing in the same portable form factor means the MAGNUS EN970 is ready to game beyond the desk. Matte-black finishing on a minimal design thinly veil the powerful hardware. Whether it’s for the living room, desk, or for a LAN party, the MAGNUS EN970 has both looks and strength to power your play.

More with PLUS
The MAGNUS EN970 also comes with a PLUS version, pre-installed with 8GB memory and 120GB M.2 SSD. The Mini PC is easily upgradable with an easily accessible SO-DIMM ram slots and 2.5” HDD/SSD slots for further customization. Coupled with 4 USB 3.0 and 2 USB 2.0 slots, you have plenty expansion possibilities even after connecting your peripherals.

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Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN970 Specifications

Memory 2 x DDR3L-1600 slots (up to 16GB) 8GB DDR3L (up to 16GB)
one slot free
Storage 1 x M.2 SATA slot
2 x 2.5″ SATA HDD/SSD slots
120GB M.2 SSD
2 x 2.5″ SATA HDD/SSD slots
CPU Intel Core i5-5200U dual core 2.2GHz (up to 2.7 GHz)
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 (3GB GDDR5, 192-bit)
Display Options 4 x HDMI 2.0
Card Reader 3-in-1 (SD/SDHC/SDXC)
Ethernet Dual 10/100/1000Mbps
Wi-Fi 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.0
USB Ports 4 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0
Audio HDMI Audio
DirectX Support 12
RAID 0/1
Windows Windows 7 / 8 /10 ready

Price and Availability

The Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN970 is now available at Newegg here. Currently comes with a retail price of $799 USD.

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