Looking for a PC ready for virtual reality? If you’re not looking to build a Virtual Reality Computer, Zotac may have what you’re looking for with the upcoming launch of its MAGNUS EN980. It’s actually a ZBOX mini-PC that not only packs a VR punch, but presumably saves space on your desktop or living room tabletop. It also sports a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 GPU (mobile version?) and a sixth-generation Intel Skylake processor, making this unit a possible candidate for the upcoming Oculus Rift or HTC Vive VR headset. The company says the MAGNUS EN980 is its most powerful ZBOX unit to date that “goes beyond
Zotac’s GTX 970 AMP! Omega Core Edition lowers the barrier for entry to 4K gaming considerably, coming close to the flagship GTX 980 in many regards.
Zotac brings high performance gaming to the living room with their own Steam Machine mini-PC
Indian users with the GTX 970 are left without any options as Nvidia’s partners fail to acknowledge issues with the card.
Nvidia has announced the GeForce GTX 960. With the GTX 980 and GTX 970 targeting high-end and mid-tier segments, it is time for Nvidia to go after the entry-level.
The mini-PC segment has been on the rise for the past two years, and Zotac is one of the better known brands in the sector. The push by both AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) and Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) to make their respective processors smaller and more power efficient has pushed the sector upwards. It’s no surprise that Zotac brought a number of new and refreshed Zbox models to the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show. Zotac is trying to cater the needs of both gamers and those who only need their machines for more lightweight use with the lineup it brought to CES. The most interesting addition to Zotac’s
Zotac’s GeForce GTX 980 AMP! Extreme and GTX 980 AMP! Edition were some of the highlights at its suite at CES 2015.
This past Thursday (September 18th), Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA) hosted its GAME24 event from Hangar 8 at the Santa Monica Airport in Los Angeles. The event was billed as a “celebration of PC gaming”, and it certainly was. However, the main event was no secret to those in the press – the release of the new top end Maxwell GPUs: GTX 980 and GTX 970. Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang soon took the stage to welcome the attendees and to present Maxwell and the new technologies that come with it. Maxwell has a variety of improvements over the previous generation of GPU technology. Memory consumption has been drastically reduced,
This past Thursday (September 18th), Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA) hosted its GAME24 event from Hangar 8 at the Santa Monica Airport in Los Angeles. The event was billed as a “celebration of PC gaming”, and it certainly was. However, the main event was no secret to those in the press – the release of the new top end Maxwell GPUs: GTX 980 and GTX 970. This announcement was made in conjunction with the NDA expiry of the GTX 980 reviews, including our very own review of the GeForce GTX 980. Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang soon took the stage to welcome the attendees and to present Maxwell and the
After months of rumors, the GeForce GTX 980 is official, and now hardware vendors are launching their own versions of the card. The rumors indicated that while GTX 970 would come in overclocked variants, the GTX 980 would be available only as a reference card, at least initially. This, thankfully, is not the case, as Zotac has three variants of the card: a standard reference variant, an overcooking edition and an extreme edition that is catered to the enthusiast gamer segment. All cards feature Zotac’s FireStorm customization utility, although the overclocked editions get more bells and whistles in the form of a custom cooler, more
Now that the Maxwell-based Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA) 9xx series is official, hardware vendors are starting to offer their custom variants. Zotac, known for its overclocked video cards, is catering to all segments of gamers by offering three video cards based on the GeForce GTX 970 — a reference design, an enthusiast overclocked model that features higher clocks, and an extreme edition that features three cooling fans. Zotac GeForce GTX 970 The reference GTX 970, which Zotac is referring to as the Zotac GeForce GTX 970, has dimensions of 204 mm, which should allow it to fit in most mid-tower enclosures with ease. The rumors surrounding the
Form factors for PCs are getting smaller and smaller, but Zotac’s new Zbox PI320 Pico pushes the form factor even further. Pico is generally a term that is associated with a certain size of a PC, like the Zbox PI 320, and the truth is that this is one of the smallest ‘PC’ formfactors you can technically build a PC into, even though this thing is bordering on really being a nano PC. It also has the specs behind it to still technically be considered a PC. Coming in at 4.54 x 2.6 x 0.75 inches, Zotac’s new Zbox is silent and small enough to
First leaked news about GeForce cards with the upcoming 55nm GPU.
Since DisplayPort will be the “Flavor of the year” in 2009, and start to replace DVI and analog D-SUB, more and more companies are joining in with their products that feature this connector. Zotac decided to launch the most affordable cards so far – based on GeForce 9400GT and 9500GT, these boards are targeting those entry-level systems that will be inside those “Christmas special” systems that will be equipped with “displays for 2009”. All in all, interesting parts.
As you might already know, I am a bit enthusiastic when it comes to distributed computing. I’ve been looking for aliens through SETI@home, later with BOINC… but then, Folding@Home showed up and I became an enthusiast for this valuable project from Stanford University. My family had some share of dealings with Alzheimer’s (aka AD) and Parkinson’s diseases (aka PD) and I won’t go here into what psychological and ultimately financial stress that families around the world, including my own – have to endure. Folding@Home is also a project that pioneered the use of GPUs for distributed computing (if I am wrong on this one, feel
I saw first motherboards based on MCP7-series chipset back on Computex 2007. Yup, after a year and half nVIDIA is finally releasing MCP7 series to market, featuring GeForce 8-class GPU for Intel processors. It is hard to understand what kind of problems delayed this part for over a year, but one of theories could be that nVIDIA didn’t want to cannibalize the sales of GeForce 8400 and 8500 series, which is give-or-take the performance that you’re going to get with GeForce 9300/9400 chipset. Zotac is well known manufacturer of nVIDIA graphics cards, and also known as the company that produced highest clocked 8800Ultra, 8800GT and