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|
|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 Bandwidth||616 GB/sec||484 GB/sec||448 GB/sec||320 GB/sec||448 GB/sec||256 GB/sec|
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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