ZOTAC unveils its Magnus One RTX 3070 mini PC

NVIDIA graphics card and mini PC maker ZOTAC has just released its latest small form factor (SFF) PC, the Magnus One, featuring an RTX 3070 and a 10th gen Intel i7 processor.

ZOTAC has been creating small PCs for some time now, and this new Magnus One looks to be of the same quality we have become used to. On the front, it features USB-A and USB-C ports, an SD card reader, a combo headphone and microphone jack, along with power, HDD, and WIFI indicator LEDs.

The case comes in at just 8.3 L, 265.5 x 126 x 249mm in size, and comes in two configurations, a ready-to-go one and a barebones one that requires storage drives RAM to be added by the user. It can accommodate a single 2.5″ drive and two M.2 PCIe SSDs.

Whether you get the complete or barebones system, both come with the Intel Core i7-10700 eight-core processor and a ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 3070 8GB. The images show that the GPU and CPU use the standard connectors and can be replaced with compatible components in the future.

The completed system comes with 16 GB of SO-DIMM memory, upgradable to 64 GB, a 1TB 2.5″ HDD, and a 512GB M.2 SSD, allowing you to add a third drive to the system if needed. The case comes with Intel’s Killer WiFi, 2.5Gbps Ethernet, and 500 W 80+ Platinum power supply, which looks to be standard FLEX ATX.

As the case focuses on upgradability, it uses a simple two-screw system on the rear that releases the top and two side panels to allow you easy access into the case. There are two fans on the top panel to help with cooling that might be upgradable.

Until the case begins to be used by people, we won’t know how it performs in tests. Until then, on paper, this case looks to be a great option for people not wanting to build their own small form factor PC but still want the option of upgrading parts in the future.

The pricing and availability of the new Magnus One are currently unknown. I will share both with you once we get our hands on the information. Great job from the ZOTAC team on this one! I would like to see an AM4 version as well in the future.

Image: ZOTAC

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By Josh Spires

Josh has been a senior editor for the last few years, focusing on drones and related technologies. During this time, he grew interested in small form factor PCs and decided to launch SFF GEEK – a website focused on the topic.

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