Zotac unloads three special edition products to celebrate 10 years of excellence

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To celebrate 10 years of “excellence,” Zotac revealed new products during a press conference on Tuesday in Hong Kong such as a new graphics card and a solid-state drive. The company also showcased an upgraded VR Go backpack, sporting a sleeker, lighter design than the one Zotac had on display in June at Computex 2016. This updated version is now more accessible and has better durability, the company said.

Here is a breakdown of the products revealed at the conference:

Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 ArcticStorm Thermal;take 10 Year Anniversary Edition

GeForce GTX 1080 ArcticStorm Thermaltake 10-Year Anniversary Edition
With this card, Zotac uses a completely new printed circuit board (PCB) that provides 16 power phases instead of the traditional 8+2 power phase. That essentially means the board can regulate power better when it is running at higher speeds. Also, notice in the specs that this card includes two BIOS installments. Users can activate either one by using the company’s Firestorm software. Here are the specs:

CUDA cores: 2,560
Video memory: 8GB GDDR5X
Memory bus: 256-bit
Memory clock: 10GHz
BIOS 1 base clock: 1,657MHz
BIOS 1 boost clock: 1,797MHz
BIOS 2 base clock: 1,632MHz
BIOS 2 boost clock: 1,771MHz
Cooling: Waterblock with G1/4 threads
Interface: PCI Express 3.0, dual slot
Power requirement: 180 watts, 2x 8-pin inputs
Recommended PC power supply: 500-watt minimum
Ports: 3x DisplayPort 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
SLI Support: Yes
Size: 300mm x 171mm
Zotac Magnus EN1080 10 Year Anniversary Edition

Magnus EN1080 10-Year Anniversary Edition
Here is a mini PC packing lots of punch for PC gaming and high-quality virtual reality experiences. You have everything here for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive if you go with the full-blown Windows 10 model. This mini PC is easily upgradable to an extent, allowing owners to increase the memory and storage capacities when needed. It is even liquid cooled, keeping those hefty components chilled under pressure while providing a “whisper quiet” desktop replacement. Check out these tasty specs:

Windows 10 Version Barebones Version
Processor: Intel Core i7-6700 (3.4GHz) Intel Core i7-6700 (3.4GHz)
Graphics: GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB) GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB)
Memory: 8GB DDR4 @ 2,133MHz None (supports up to 2x 16GB sticks)
Storage: 1TB 2.5-inch HDD
None (one HDD bay, one M.2 PCIe x4 / SATA SSD slot)
Connectivity: Wireless N, Bluetooth 4.2 Wireless N, Bluetooth 4.2
Audio: Stereo output, microphone Stereo output, microphone
Size: 8.85 x 8.00 x 5.03 inches 8.85 x 8.00 x 5.03 inches
Ports: 2x DisplayPort 1.3
3x HDMI 2.0
1x USB 3.1 Type-C
1x USB 3.1
4x USB 3.0
2x gigabit Ethernet
2x DisplayPort 1.3
3x HDMI 2.0
1x USB 3.1 Type-C
1x USB 3.1
4x USB 3.0
2x gigabit Ethernet
Zotac 10 Year Anniversary Sonix PCIe SSD

10-Year Anniversary Sonix PCIe SSD
This version on Zotac’s Sonix SSD includes a new LED-lit backplate to give those PC innards a little spunk. If you are looking to replace that clunky old hard drive, this Zotac product is the ideal solution given you just plug it right in, no annoying wires involved. It is also faster than a standard solid-state disk given it connects through the super-speedy PCI Express bus and not through the standard wired SATA connection. Here are the specs:

Form factor: PCI Express add-in card
Capacity: 480GB
Interface: NVME 1.2 PCIe Generation 3 x4
DRAM cache: 512MB DDR3
Flash type: MLC
Sequential read speed: Up to 2,800MB per second
Sequential write speed: Up to 1,500MB per second
Power consumption: Read – 5.57 watts
Write – 7.27 watts
Idle – 0.5 watts
MTBF (hours): 2,000,000
Low-profile bracket: Included
Compatible with: Windows, Linux

Unfortunately, Zotac did not provide any additional information regarding its VR Go backpack PC for tether-free VR gaming. However, the company is currently offering a 10-Year Appreciation Sweepstakes from now until March 1. Purchase any qualified Zotac product for a chance to instantly win one of the anniversary products listed above. There is also a chance to win other prizes like the Zotac Treasure Box.

Head here to enter!

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