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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  • Sane Indian - Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - link

    Why Mini PCs cost more than a Laptop or proper desktops?
  • TheinsanegamerN - Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - link

    Because it is even MORE tech, more power hungry, with more cooling then any laptop, in a smaller space, with a smaller market?
  • DanNeely - Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - link

    Even lower production volumes than laptops, meaning each sale has to cover a larger chunk of the total R&D budget.
  • nerd1 - Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - link

    It does NOT cost more than equivalent laptop (7700 and GTX 1080)
  • Rookierookie - Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - link

    On Newegg, a Clevo laptop with i7-8700K, GTX 1080, 32GB RAM, 512GB SSD+1TB HDD goes for $2449. So pretty darn close.
  • JoeyJoJo123 - Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - link

    "free" keyboard, mouse, display included with the Clevo, as well. And the thinner profile more easily fits into a backpack or carrying bag, as opposed to a cube-like shape.
  • cosmotic - Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - link

    At least the zotac doesn't look like a tragedy like the Clevo.
  • Death666Angel - Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - link

    The Zotac EN1080K goes for 1910€ in Germany. Cheapest 1080 laptop is and ASUS ROG with a 6700HQ, 512GB SSD and 16GB RAM. 6-core 8700 based Schenker Laptop (Clevo rebrand) goes for 2820€. The Zotac with 512GB SSD and 16GB RAM is 2200€, plus OS, so maybe 2250. But for that I would bet you get better cooling and much better IO options. Sure, you lose the built in display and peripherals, but they serve different use cases. If you want a luggable, portable solution, why look at this thing. If you want a stationary thing that is out of the way, why look for a laptop with a large footprint.
  • Flunk - Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - link

    It's mostly because the Clevo is enormous. You pay for the engineering to get something this small.
  • Flunk - Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - link

    This is also a bit of boutique system, they're not going to sell many of these.

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