Zotac MAGNUS ONE Gaming mini-PC Flagship Fees Up Espresso Lake with Ampere

Zotac’s mini-PC lineup acquired a brand new flagship as a part of its CES 2021 bulletins – the MAGNUS ONE. It incorporates a Espresso Lake CPU (Core i7-10700) together with NVIDIA’s RTX 3070 GPU. The brand new mannequin is a pure evolution of options from the earlier MAGNUS PCs just like the EK71080 and the EN1080K earlier than it, with a heavy dose of inspiration from Intel’s Ghost Canyon NUC. The EK71080 moved to a discrete GPU from a MXM-type one within the EN1080K. The brand new MAGNUS ONE continues that development with the inclusion of a user-replaceable Zotac RTX 3070 Twin Edge within the system. Gone, nevertheless, is the humongous exterior energy brick – As a substitute, we have now a 500W 80+ Platinum inside PSU. The brand new 8.3L mannequin can be meant to be oriented vertically. The final two elements present a definite ‘Ghost Canyon NUC’ really feel to the brand new MAGNUS ONE.

The motherboard within the MAGNUS ONE makes use of a H470 PCH. The CPU’s built-in GPU show output (HDMI 1.4a) can be accessible within the rear panel. The RTX 3070 Twin Edge options 4 show outputs, and both set will be lively for as much as 4 simultaneous show streams. The PC additionally contains Killer AX1650 Wi-Fi and twin LAN ports (1x 1Gbps + 1×2.5Gbps)

ZOTAC’s ZBOX MAGNUS ONE with Espresso Lake
  ZBOX MAGNUS ONE with tenth Era Core i7 CPU
CPU Intel Core i7-10700


2.9 – 4.8 GHz

16 MB

65 W
GPU Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge

5888 CUDA Cores

Reminiscence 2 × DDR4 SO-DIMM slots,

as much as 64 GB of reminiscence
Storage M.2 1x M.2 2280 slot for PCIe 3.0 x4/SATA SSD

1x M.2 2280 slot for PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD (incl. Optane)
DFF 1 × 2.5″ SSD/HDD
Card Reader 1x SDXC Slot
Wi-fi Killer Wi-fi AX1650 2×2 Wi-Fi 6 + Bluetooth 5 controller
Ethernet 1 × Gigabit Ethernet

1 × Killer Ethernet E3000 2.5Gbps controller
Show Outputs 3 × DisplayPort 1.4a (dGPU)

1 × HDMI 2.1 (dGPU)

1 × HDMI 1.4a (iGPU)
Audio 3.5 mm audio-in

3.5 mm audio-out
USB 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Sort-A (Entrance)

1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Sort-C (Entrance)

2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Sort-A (Rear)

4 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Sort-A (Rear)
PSU Inner 500W 80+ Platinum
OS Microsoft Home windows 10 or none (barebones)
Pricing $1899

(16GB DDR4 DRAM + 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD + 1TB 2.5″ HDD + Home windows 10 House)

A key distinction between the brand new MAGNUS ONE and the earlier flagships from an upgradability viewpoint is the user-replaceable discrete GPU. So long as the GPU to be put in consumes 220W on the most and isn’t longer than 230mm (9.06 in.) and takes up solely two slots on the most, it’s for finish customers to improve the pre-installed RTX 3070 a 12 months or two into the system’s service lifetime.

At 8.3L, the system just isn’t as compact because the 5L Ghost Canyon NUC. Nonetheless, the bigger measurement and the honeycomb chassis ought to enable for extra airflow and simpler entry to parts. The MAGNUS ONE may also accommodate bigger GPUs (the Ghost Canyon NUC tops out at 8in.)

The pricing for the MAGNUS ONE ECM73070C with Home windows 10 (the ‘PLUS’ mannequin in Zotac’s earlier terminology) is on par with the flagship MAGNUS pricing of earlier years. Given the usage of the H470 PCH, it seems that Zotac has made optimum use of all of the accessible I/O to ship a compelling platform for customers a compact different to pre-built PCs from boutique distributors.

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