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Zotac Gaming RTX 2070 OC Mini 8GB Review

Rating: 8.0.

Zotac is well known for producing monster-sized graphics cards within its AMP! Extreme line up, but then it has also had success at the opposite end of the spectrum with its Mini series. The card we are looking at today is definitely Mini, measuring in at just 211mm long. It’s an RTX 2070, too, with a factory overclocked core – so we are definitely still hoping for solid performance despite this card’s diminutive nature. Have any trade-offs been made to get an RTX 2070 to this size? Let’s find out.

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Interestingly, Zotac has released two versions of its RTX 2070 Mini card – one ‘OC’ model with a 1650MHz boost clock, and one reference-clocked model with a 1620MHz boost clock. The former retails for £539 while the latter is currently a fair bit cheaper at £459. We have the OC model in for review, so let’s see how it stacks up against the competition.

GPU RTX 2080 Ti (FE)  GTX 1080 Ti RTX 2080 (FE)  GTX 1080 RTX 2070 (FE)  GTX 1070 
SMs  68 28  46  20 36 15
CUDA Cores   4352  3584 2944 2560 2304 1920
Tensor Cores   544  N/A 368 N/A 288 N/A
Tensor FLOPS  114  N/A  85 N/A 63 N/A
RT Cores  68  N/A 46 N/A 36 N/A
Texture Units 272  224 184 N/A 144 120
ROPs  88  88 64 64 64 64
Rays Cast   10 Giga Rays/sec  1.1 Giga Rays/sec 8 Giga Rays/sec 0.877 Giga Rays/sec 6 Giga Rays/sec 0.65 Giga Rays/sec
RTX Performance   87 Trillion RTX-OPS  11.3 Trillion RTX-OPS 60 Trillion RTX-OPS  8.9 Trillion RTX-OPS 45 Trillion RTX-OPS 6.5 Trillion RTX-OPS
GPU Boost Clock   1635 MHz  1582 MHz 1800 MHz  1733 MHz 1710 MHz 1683 MHz
Memory Clock  14 Gbps  11 Gbps 14 Gbps 10 Gbps 14 Gbps 8 Gbps
Total Video Memory  11GB GDDR6  11GB GDDR5X  8GB GDDR6  8GB GDDR5X 8GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR5
Memory Interface   352-bit  352-bit  256-bit  256-bit 256-bit 256-bit
Memory Bandwidth  616 GB/sec  484 GB/sec  448 GB/sec  320 GB/sec  448 GB/sec 256 GB/sec
TDP  260W  250W  225W  180W 185W 150W

As mentioned, this is the OC Mini we are taking a look at today, so it ships with a 1650MHz boost clock – just 30MHz faster than reference, this is probably the smallest factory overclock I have ever seen. Memory has been left at stock, though, meaning we are left with the default 14Gbps speed.

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