When the GeForce GTX Titan X was released NVIDIA did not allow its AIC (add-in card) partners from coming up with custom-designed versions. It seems that Zotac has found a way around this either by using a loophole that allows partners to use “factory fitted water blocks” or NVIDIA could be loosening its custom-design policy with the launch of the GTX 980 Ti coming next week. In any case this bring us to Zotac’s GeForce GTX Titan X ArcticStorm Edition.
ZOTAC International, a global innovator and manufacturer of graphics card and mini PCs, today puts the limelight on the brand new R Series, the new member of the ZBOX mini PC family. This is the small form factor solution that is more than a personal PC with its storage solution and functionalities while providing the same power efficiency and space saving features that users expect from ZBOX.
In an attempt to bring more attention to the mid-range Zotac tends to over-package some of their products. This is true with their new GTX 960 Gamer Force TOP-X graphics card, which has a large triple fan cooling solution complete with a metal backplate that holds two 60 mm fans as well.
Looks like Zotac is showing up to the GTX 960 4 GB party with not one but two different graphics cards. The first card is their normal GTX 960 4 GB model (ZT-90308-10M), which does feature a minor overclock of 1177 MHz core with 1240 MHz boost (vs. reference clocks of 1126/1178 MHz).
ZOTAC was among many different companies showing off Steam Machines at GDC this year. Although weirdly named the SN970 this Steam Machine is no joke featuring an unspecified 6th-generation Intel Skylake CPU and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 GPU.
As we get closer to the official launch of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 more cards have been appearing. We have already seen Gigabyte’s G1 Gaming card, now cards from ASUS, EVGA and Zotac have been revealed!
Even after receiving some very positive feedback on their launch version of the GTX 970, Zotac has decided to make some changes to the cooler and release a couple of more options for their customers.
Another GeForce GTX 970 graphics card has been revealed, this one is from Zotac. Philippine store called PCHUB leaked the photo you see below on their Facebook page showing the Zotac GeForce GTX 970. They are calling this a “sneak peak”, but we are sure Zotac is not very happy about it.
The guys over at French publication 01net found something a little odd about their Zotac ZBOX CI540 review unit. While the unit does have a completely fan-less design the Intel Core i5-4210Y dual-core chip inside was idling at around 80°C. Noticing this high temperature the reviewer opened the ZBOX up to reveal that Zotac had left the protective film on the thermal pad, which conducts heat from the CPU to the chassis of the unit. Once the film was removed the temperatures of the CPU dropped, but reaching for that thermal pad actually voids your warranty!
Zotac’s series of ZBOX mini PCs has been around for quite sometime and it seems like each year Zotac does something a little different with them. At Computex 2014 Zotac is launching a new range of ZBOX PCs called the C-Series which are all entirely passively called without any moving parts.
May 29, 2015 0