Normally I am always in a fight with myself on how to end a review. Normally there’s some obscure thing that can make me go either way as far as recommending a product.
As far as I am concerned if you are looking at jumping into a RTX 2070 as your next card I would be insane not to recommend the Zotac RTX 2070 Mini.
I am normally used to seeing a much smaller card when seeing a mini or ITX variant, this is not necessarily the case with this Zotac model.
The value is good as it enters the market at $539.99 MSRP and that steadily beats the $599.99 of the founders edition model.
The performance is great and thanks to the way Nvidia’s boost algorithm works, the cooler on the Zotac RTX 2070 Mini flies past the reference Nvidia model.
Overclocking as you can see has plenty of headroom and also I can only imagine what can be soen with a proper liquid cooler affixed.
One thing to note is that Nvidias strict power limits will still be a thorn in the side as even with better cooling you will only get so much before you bounce off the imposed redline of power limit. There are mods to bypass this limit but that’s another story for another non official article/review.
Also one omission that stuck out to me was the Virtualink connector. I have not seen the tech in use yet but thats not to say it wont be soon. Will this be a misstep by Zotac? only time will tell.
Zotac made a plenty capable “sort of” mini card in the Zotac RTX 2070 Mini. It should fit in pretty much any modern enclosure without fault and can make up for some less than stellar cooling scenarios thanks to the cooler performance we observed today.
So, I know i’ve said it already, but, final word. The Zotac RTX 2070 Mini is a kickass card at a great price point for a 2070 and can be tweaked for even more performance. For this Im goimng to do somerthing I dont do very often and give it a dual award. Its a great value and performer and deserves the accreditation. “The little Zotac that could”