Zotac GTX 1080Ti ArcticStorm Mini Review
Zotac have consistently used yellow as their colour scheme and that commitment has paid off as it is one of the most recognisable colour schemes around. Should you prefer a fuller sized card it is available in regular size too, but we like the idea of the mini one and so that is what we have in for review today.
If you're a regular reader of OC3D you'll be aware of how quickly we can forget how small an iTX motherboard is when we're so used to seeing ATX ones. Their small size always comes as a bit of a shock. The graphics card world is more about lengthy cards to ensure that the air-cooling can get the job done, and with a waterblock the ArcticStorm has no such need for overly large PCBs which makes the Mini nature of the Zotac even more of a surprise when we took it out the box. It's tiny.
We have to confess we like the clear top to the cooler instead of the more common all-black delrin versions. Who doesn't enjoy a chance to see their coolant working its magic? The reverse of the card is a little more standard, although there is still plenty of vents to help dissipate what little heat does build up and the stripe provides just enough design to catch the eye.
Elsewhere the ArcticStorm Mini ticks the regular GTX 1080Ti boxes with 8+8pin PCIe power input and all three output options catered for.
The Zotac barely makes it past the CPU socket, let alone matching up to the end of an ATX motherboard as we normally see with the air-cooled offerings. We said it was compact.