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Zotac adds GTX 1060/1070 GPUs and Ryzen CPUs to its Magnus gaming mini PC lineup

Zotac's gaming mini PCs now integrate the AMD Ryzen 5 1400 CPUs. (Source: Zotac)
Zotac's gaming mini PCs now integrate the AMD Ryzen 5 1400 CPUs. (Source: Zotac)
The Magnus EK51060 and EK51070 are both powered by Intel’s quad-core i5-7300HQ CPU and integrate the GTX 1060/1070 GPUs, respectively. The ER51060 and ER51070 variants are powered by the 4-core/8-thread AMD Ryzen 5 1400 CPU and integrate the same GPUs. All new variants can integrate up to 32 GB RAM.

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Following ASRock’s feat of squeezing full-size desktop GPUs into mini ITX cases, Zotac is now expanding its gaming mini PC offer with models that integrate desktop GTX 1060 / 1070 cards together with Intel and AMD mid-range CPUs.

The Magnus EK mini PC series is dedicated to the Intel CPUs. There are two new models – the EK51060 and the EK51070 – both powered by Intel’s quad-core i5-7300HQ CPU, which comes with a 2.5 GHz default clock, and can go up to 3.5 GHz in Turbo mode. The CPU also features 6 MB L3 cache and a 45 W TDP. The EK51060 comes equipped with the GTX 1060 3GB GPU, while the EK51070 sports the GTX 1070 8GB card.

On the AMD side, Zotac presents the Magnus ER51060 and ER51070 variants that are powered by the 4-core/8-thread AMD Ryzen 5 1400. This CPU is clocked at 3.2 GHz by default, but can go up to 3.4 GHz in Turbo mode. It integrates 8 MB of L3 cache and comes with a 65 W TDP. As with the Intel versions, the ER51060 comes with the GTX 1060 GPU, and the ER51070 comes with the GTX 1070 GPU.

All variants can support up to 32 GB of DDR4-2400 RAM and come with the following features:
•    2x M.2 SATA SSD slots
•    1x SATA 6 Gbps HDD/SSD slot
•    1x DisplayPort 1.2 and 1x HDMI 2.0 connectors
•    1x USB 3.1 Type-C port on the front + 4x USB 3.0 ports on the back
•    1 Gbps LAN NIC with WiFi support and included antenna
•    SD card reader
•    Line-in (stereo) and Mic-in connectors
•    8.85 x 8 x 5 inches size

Pricing and availability information has not been disclosed for the time being.

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Bogdan Solca, 2017-09-15 (Update: 2017-09-15)
Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - News Editor
I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.