Gaming Benchmarks

The gaming credentials of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 are quite impressive. It is a bonafide high-end desktop GPU in the NVIDIA Pascal series (GP204). The version in the MAGNUS EN1080K, like the one in the EN1080, is not crippled in any way despite the size of the unit. The GPU should easily be able to support 4K gaming and meet the requirements for VR headsets.

For the purpose of benchmarking, we chose four different games (Sleeping Dogs, Tomb Raider, Bioshock Infinite and DiRT Showdown) at three different quality levels. Note that the main aim here is not to show that the GTX 1080 can play the latest and greatest games (which it can do). Rather, it is to compare the ZBOX MAGNUS EN1080 against other gaming-focused mini-PCs that we have evaluated before.

Sleeping Dogs

Sleeping Dogs - Performance Score

Sleeping Dogs - Quality Score

Sleeping Dogs - Extreme Score

Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider - Performance Score

Tomb Raider - Quality Score

Tomb Raider - Extreme Score

Bioshock Infinite

Bioshock Infinite - Performance Score

Bioshock Infinite - Quality Score

Bioshock Infinite - Extreme Score

DiRT Showdown

DiRT Showdown - Performance Score

DiRT Showdown - Quality Score

DiRT Showdown - Extreme Score

The Talos Principle

The Talos Principle - 1080p High Score

The Talos Principle - 1080p Ultra Score

GRID Autosport

GRID Autosport - 1080p Extreme Score

As expected, the little bit extra grunt afforded by the faster clocks in the CPU helps in some of the games. Otherwise, almost all of the benchmark numbers of the EN1080 and EN1080K are within the permissible variations between different runs.

Performance Metrics - II Gaming Notebooks Compared
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  • PeachNCream - Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - link

    Zotac also has several other versions, each using one of the cards below the 1080 if the price or size of the EN1080K doesn't work with a what someone has in mind with respect to a small gaming PC. The lower end systems are also physically smaller so there are options for people with a taste for something different.
  • samer1970 - Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - link

    One Question :

    Can you try upgrading the CPU to 7700K and see if it works ?

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