Zotac Crams AMD Radeon RX 480 VR Power Into MAGNUS ERX480 Mini PC

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Manufacturers are increasingly putting incredibly potent GPUs into smaller enclosures, as witnessed by gaming notebooks from Razer and Alienware. But that trend is also extending to small form-factor PCs as well, with Zotac announcing the first mini gaming PC with AMD Polaris courtesy of an AMD Radeon RX 480 graphics card with 4GB GDDR5 memory: the MAGNUS ERX480.

In addition to the virtual reality prowess made possible by the Radeon RX 480, the machine of course supports native 4K display output and can handle up to four displays at once. The processor at center stage is a quad-core Intel Skylake-based Core i5-6400T which operates at 2.2GHz and can Turbo Boost up to 2.8GHz.

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The MAGNUS ERX480 measures just 8.27” x 7.99” x 2.45” (L x W x H), but still manages to pack in a ton of ports to handle all of your connectivity needs. Inside, you’ll find a single M.2 SATA SSD slot, one 2.5-inch SATA HDD/SDD bay, and two DDR4 SO-DIMM slots. When it comes to external connectivity, there are two USB 2.0, two USB 3.0, one USB 3.1, one USB 3.1 Type-C, a GbE port, two HDMI 2.0, two DisplayPort 1.3, along with 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2.

Zotac will offer the MAGNUS ERX480 in three different variants for customers. The basic MAGNUS ERX480 is just the barebones machine without memory or storage. The MAGNUS ERX480 Plus adds 8GB of DDR4-2133 memory, a 120GB M.2 SATA SSD and a 1TB 2.5-inch SATA HDD. The MAGNUS ERX480 with Windows 10 takes all the features of the “Plus” and comes preinstalled with Microsoft’s latest operating system.

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We have reached out Zotac for pricing and availability for the MAGNUS ERX480 and will update this article when we are made privy to those details.