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Zotac unveils RX 480 powered Magnus mini-PC

by on04 November 2016


With Core i5 Skylake CPU and Radeon RX 480 

Zotac has unveiled yet another VR Ready Magnus mini-PC that will be powered by Intel's Skylake Core i5 CPU and AMD Radeon RX 480 graphics card, all packed in a compact mini-PC chassis, the Zotac Magnus ERX480.

Unlike the earlier unveiled Magnus EN1080 with Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080, which was both larger and liquid cooled, the new Zotac Magnus ERX480 mini-PC is air cooled and a bit smaller, mostly due to the lower TDP of the Radeon RX 480 graphics card. As noted, the Zotac Magnus ERX480 is based on Intel's 6th generation Skylake Core i5-6400T quad-core CPU, clocked at 2.2/2.8GHz and Radeon RX 480 with 4GB of GDDR5 VRAM. The Radeon RX 480 was alone enough for the new Magnus ERX480 to get a VR Ready badge but also gave it access to both AMD Freesync and AMD Eyefinity technologies.

The Magnus ERX480 measures 210x203x62.2mm and Zotac managed to cram quite a few features inside such a small chassis. It comes with support for up to 32GB of DDR4-2133 memory in two SODIMM slots, M.2 SATA 6Gbps SSD slot, 2.5-inch SATA 6Gbps port, dual Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2, two USB 3.1 ports (one Type-C), two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports, SD card reader as well as two HDMI 2.0 and two DisplayPort 1.3 outputs, capable of powering up to four displays. 

As was the case with earlier mini-PCs from Zotac, the Magnus ERX480 will also be available as a barebone, Plus and Plus with Windows 10 version, with latter one packing a 120GB M.2 SATA SSD, a 1TB 2.5-inch SATA HDD and 8GB of DDR4-2133 memory in a single slot, as well as a Windows 10 OS. 

Unfortunately, Zotac did not give out any details regarding the price or the availability date but we will surely keep an eye out for it in retail/e-tail.

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Last modified on 04 November 2016
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