Zotac shows off its custom GTX 1060 tiny terrors

To say that Nvidia expects to throw some shade on the RX 480 launch with the GeForce GTX 1060 might be quite the understatement. The battle for the $200-$250 price point is as hot as it's ever been, and Zotac has now decided to join in with its custom takes on the GTX 1060. Meet the company's GeForce GTX 1060 Mini and GTX 1060 Amp cards.

Source: VideoCardz

Let's start with the smaller of the two brothers. The GTX 1060 Mini is a dual-slot card, but it measures in at a mere 6.9" (17.4 cm) long. A single 90-mm fan handles cooling duties, sitting atop a direct-contact aluminum heatsink. The card gets additional juice from a single 6-pin PCIe power connector. The GTX 1060 Mini should prove a boon for space-constrained systems like Mini-ITX gaming lunchboxes. VideoCardz has leaked images and specs for this card, but we've contacted Zotac for additional information and official images.

Source: VideoCardz

Zotac's GTX 1060 Amp steps up the game a little bit. The cooler looks like a decent upgrade from its Mini brother, packing 8-mm copper heatpipes and a copper plate to distribute heat from the GPU. A pair of 90-mm fans should move plenty of air to cool the GP106 chip underneath. VideoCardz says this Amp-ed up card's clock speeds are 1557 MHz base and 1771 MHz boost (up 51 and 63 MHz from defaults, respectively). This card should be fitted with 6GB of GDDR5 RAM.

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    • smilingcrow
    • 4 years ago

    £239 – [url<]http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/zotac-geforce-gtx-1060-mini-zt-p10600a-10l/version.asp[/url<]

    • ronch
    • 4 years ago

    Should be called Zotac GTX 1060 Nano.

    • south side sammy
    • 4 years ago

    let’s get it over with……….. does that 6pin connector supply enough power so no extra power gets sucked through the pci-e buss frying imaginary peoples motherboards…………?? just sayin’

    got to edit this……… no way would i pay $200 for one of these cards. the magic number quoted a while back was $149……… that’s enough. want to sell me a 3gig model.. $129.

      • the
      • 4 years ago

      The 3 GB card is not official, though I suspect that it’ll eventually surface in select markets (think China).

    • unclesharkey
    • 4 years ago

    I am curious what the real price will be. Seems like we get this “it’s gonna be 200-250” and then they are sold out and the price jumps to 300+ The RX 480 is sold out just about everywhere unless you want to pay over 300 dollars for one on Amazon.

      • Chrispy_
      • 4 years ago

      Patience, young grasshopper; this is the milking period where the impatient get scalped. It is not yet our time.

    • Bensam123
    • 4 years ago

    Hopefully better then their 1070 Amp edition cooler. It sucks absolute balls. Like it’s made well, engineered great, the card itself seems to be well built, then they closed off all the exhaust ports on it and it runs 10-15c higher then other cards.

    • vargis14
    • 4 years ago

    I think the little one is just a 3GB card compared to the dual fan AMP.

      • Freon
      • 4 years ago

      Citation needed.

        • sleepygeepy
        • 4 years ago

        In the Videocardz website, they are showing two pictures of the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1060 Mini.

        On the first picture the box is labeled as 6GB, while on the second picture the box is labeled as 3GB.

        [url<]http://videocardz.com/62073/zotac-geforce-gtx-1060-amp-and-mini-detailed[/url<] I cannot confirm though if the pictures are authentic but hopefully Zotac will make this clear soon 🙂

          • jessterman21
          • 4 years ago

          Cool – crossing my fingers for a $199 GTX 1060 3GB

    • sweatshopking
    • 4 years ago

    JUST LAUNCH ALREADY.

      • trackerben
      • 4 years ago

      Vertol FTW!

      • UberGerbil
      • 4 years ago

      Said so many parents to their millennial offspring…

    • PrincipalSkinner
    • 4 years ago

    AMD might want to lift the NDA on custom cards.

      • chuckula
      • 4 years ago

      I don’t see how AMD lifting the NDA on Nvidia’s custom cards is helpful, but OK.

        • TwistedKestrel
        • 4 years ago

        Ah, the old GPU-aroo

        • Srsly_Bro
        • 4 years ago

        He didn’t mention AMD or nvidia, only you did, dummy.

        AMD probably doesn’t have control over nvidia stuff.

          • Shobai
          • 4 years ago

          “He who laughs last thinks slowest.”

    • trackerben
    • 4 years ago

    The Mini will be nice in a small mATX PC for a little hardcore gaming.

      • DPete27
      • 4 years ago

      Most mATX cases have room for dual fan GPUs. If you’ve got the space, always go with dual fans over a single fan. More heatsink area, heatpipes, 2 fans spin at lower RPM than one, etc etc.

      • geniekid
      • 4 years ago

      The problem with most mini-GPUs is if you actually need the card to be that small, you’re most likely space constrained which makes an open-air cooler undesirable. If you have fine control over the airflow within case it’s not a problem but usually smaller cases are designed with a specific fan setup in mind.

      I wonder how feasible it would be for AIB partners to produce mini-GPUs with AIO watercoolers.

        • trackerben
        • 4 years ago

        I’m thinking more of a mATX micro-tower and not an ITX or other specialized SFF, mainly for the easier cable layout and extra space for additional drives.

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