Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN1070 Gaming Mini PC Review

Thanks to ZOTAC, we’ll be taking a look at the Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN1070 Gaming Mini PC. This mini PC is powered by an Intel Core i5-6400T running at 2.2GHz, and comes with an amazing array of features including an onboard GeForce GTX 1070 with 8GB of GDDR5 ram, as well as support for M.2 PCIEx4 SSD/NVMe, USB 3.1 (Type-C) and dual Gigabit LAN.

Zotac are one of the pioneers and original makers of performance mini PCs. They’ve been pushing the limit of small form factor computing to provide users with more and more functionality and features. But why doe people want mini PCs? Well, they’re small, compact and there are ton of uses … including normal day to day use, office work, web browsing, streaming, video walls, servers, and gaming.

 

 

The ZBOX Magnus EN1070 is a barebones unit, but for our review Zotac was kind enough to install 16GB ADATA XPG DDR4-2400 SO-DIMMS (2 x 8GB), and their very own Zotac 256GB SSD Premium Edition.

There’s also built-in SD Card reader, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, 2 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0 and 2 x USB 3.1 (one Type-A and the other Type-C). For display output, there 2 x HDMI 2.0 and 2 x Displayport 1.3.

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For those who don’t know who Zotac is, here’s a little blurb taken from their website

BRAND STORY

ZOTAC, the creator of the Original Mini PC, derives its name from the words “zone” and “tact”, aptly referencing our skill & expertise in the zones of PC components, systems, and manufacturing. Combining both function and design, ZOTAC strives to create the latest technological products that epitomize form, utility, and style.

 

Innovation, Quality and responsibility

ZOTAC believes being at the forefront of innovation is the key to the future. Our dedication to produce quality products us the backbone of our business model, and we work round-the-clock to ensure all our products are up to then our rigorous standards.

After all the hype during Zotac’s 10th Anniversary event, I’ve got some really high expectations for this little unit. With a GeForce GTX 1070 onboard and powered by an Intel Core i5-6400T, I’m hoping to see some really good results from our benchmarks.

We’ll be running 3DMark Time Spy (DX12), Heavensward (DX11), Unigine Valley (DX11) and DOOM (Vulcan)… all set at Ultra settings @ 1920×1080.

Ok, let’s dive straight in and start by looking at the specifications of Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN1070 Gaming Mini PC in our next page.

 

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  • Colin

    Thanks for the review. What is the fan noise like when the system is under load?

    • Surprisingly, the fan noise is quite low under full load.

  • Ricardo

    Great Review!

    A quick question!

    I want to buy one, but just to change his MXM Graphics Card, I have an Alienware 17 R5 eDP, and Im wondering if this card is going to work with it.

    Before I buy the Zotac 1070, any change you can give us a hand and try it on a MXM Laptop with eDP?

    Thanks!!!

    • You need to double check with the manufacturers to make sure these mxm cards work

  • kalvdans

    6434 GFlops from the AIDA64 benchmark sounds a bit too much. I get only half of that with GPUburn on Linux. Can someone try GPUburn on windows and see what they get?

  • sakafm

    does that mxm gtx 1070 need a power cable{like clevo and Aetina mxm gtx 1070…….they need a power cable } ????????????
    i have a plan to use it in a dell precision 7710 laptop
    but if it needs a power cable then i think i have to forget my plan
    if there is anyone also have same plan as me please contact me in
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    if there is anyone have dell 7710 u can help me with your valuable suggestion

    • No power cable needed… well, I didn’t see one for the MXM card