Zotac, well known for its small form factor PCs, motherboards, and graphics cards, is showcasing a pair GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards at Computex. What's so special about a couple of GTX 1080 Ti GPUs? The company claimed that, at just 8.3 inches (4.5 inches shorter than the company's GTX 1080 Ti AMP Extreme), these are the world's smallest GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards. Not only is the GTX 1080 Ti ArcticStorm one of the world's smallest, but it’s also one of the lightest water-cooled video cards as well.

Zotac did not offer information pertaining to clock speeds, however it's interesting to note that both cards feature dual 8-pin power connectors, which is more than a reference-clocked 250W card would need. So it's not outside the ream of possibility that Zotac ships these cards with a factory overclock of some kind, despite their small stature.

Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Mini Cards
  GTX 1080 Ti Mini GTX 1080 Ti ArcticStorm Mini
Boost Clock N/A N/A
Memory Clock N/A N/A
TDP >250W? >250W?
Length 8.3" 8.3"
Width Double Slot Double Slot
Cooler Type Open Air Open Loop Liquid

In terms of design the GTX 1080 Ti Mini is outfitted with a custom dual fan cooler with aluminum fins and copper heatpipes for increased cooling capacity. The GTX 1080 Ti ArcticStorm Mini features a full cover water block that is compatible with an open-loop water cooling system that uses standard G1/4 type fittings. Both cards include a solid metal backplate that adds structural strength to prevent the card from bending and twisting.

Finally, pricing and availability have not yet been announced.

Steven Lynch contributed to this report

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  • Eden-K121D - Friday, June 2, 2017 - link

    I wonder about the cooling performance if it is good enough ill put it in the Ncase M1
  • JoeyJoJo123 - Friday, June 2, 2017 - link

    Low volume cases would probably prefer blower-style cards, just so you can remove the heat from the small enclosure instead of spreading it around, increasing the ambient temperature inside the case, which then diminishes the cooling performance of the components contained therein.

    I do believe founder edition GTX 1080 Ti cards fit, too.

    But before you decide, you should read some testimonials and experiences of Ncase M1 users using open air GPUs vs Ncase M1 users using blower style GPUs.
  • gfody - Friday, June 2, 2017 - link

    so small but still double slot?
  • meacupla - Friday, June 2, 2017 - link

    and it's not even half height!
    The Audacity!

    but no, seriously, none of the recent high end cards have been single slot, so why are you even asking?
  • Guspaz - Saturday, June 3, 2017 - link

    Many cases have room for full size cards, but a single slot card gives another back panel slot for a header for something like a 10gig network card connected to a sata-express slot or something.
  • Death666Angel - Friday, June 2, 2017 - link

    200 - 250W has to be dissipated somehow. If you shorten the x axis, it's quite difficult to also reduce the z axis. Hence why there are half hight cards with dual slot coolers, shorter card with dual slot full hight coolers and then single slot full sized cards. If you want performance, you need cooling in at least and that means size in at least one axis can't be small. If you want single slot, you can always get a water cooled card.
  • DanNeely - Friday, June 2, 2017 - link

    In most cases water cooled won't get you single slot because like with this one the IO takes the 2nd slots bracket anyway. Single slot either means only 3 outputs instead of the standard 5 on high end cards or no DVI and 5x mini DP/HDMI ports on the back and a few dongles to convert them back up to the larger size.

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