Zotac has quietly added a new mainstream gaming barebones system into its lineup of ultra-compact systems. With its quad-core Intel processor and NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card, the new Zbox Magnus EN52060V promises the performance of a mid-range mobile PC for gamers, but at a lower price and with all advantages that a desktop can offer.

The new barebones system comes in ZOTAC’s regular 2.65-liter Zbox Magnus EN chassis, which is just 62.2 mm (2.45 inches) tall. The Zbox Magnus EN52060V UCFF PC barebones is based on Intel’s quad-core Core i5-9300H processor (4C/8T, 2.40 GHz – 4.10 GHz, 45 W) accompanied by NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 2600 discrete GPU with 6 GB of GDDR6 memory. The system can be equipped with up to 32 GB of DDR4-2600 memory, an M.2-2280 SSD with a PCIe 3.0 x4 or SATA interface, and a 2.5-inch storage device.

The barebones system uses a mobile processor in an FCBGA1440 packaging, so it cannot be upgraded. Meanwhile, it is unclear whether the system uses a soldered-down discrete GPU, or an MXM module that could theoretically be upgraded.

When it comes to connectivity, the Zbox Magnus EN52060V supports a Wi-Fi 6 + Bluetooth 5 adapter, two RJ-45 connectors (2.5 GbE + GbE), two USB 3.1 Type-C connectors, four USB 3.0 Type-A ports, four display outputs (a DP 1.4, two HDMI 2.0b, one USB-C), an SD card reader, and two 3.5-mm audio jacks for headphones and a microphone.

ZOTAC's Zbox Magnus EN-Series GeForce RTX Barebones
  Magnus EN52060V
CPU Intel Core i5-9300H
2.4 GHz - 4.1 GHz
8 MB
45 W
Memory 2 × DDR4 SO-DIMM slots
up to 32 GB of DDR4-2600 memory
Storage M.2 M.2 2280 slot for PCIe/SATA SSD
DFF 1 × 2.5" SSD/HDD
Card Reader SD
Wireless Killer 1650 802.11ax Wi-Fi + BT 5
Ethernet 1 × Gigabit Ethernet with RJ45
1 × 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet with RJ45
Display Outputs 1 × DisplayPort 1.4
2 × HDMI 2.0b
1 × USB-C
Audio 3.5 mm audio-in
3.5 mm audio-out
USB 5 x USB 3.1 Type-A
1 x USB 3.1 Type-C
Thunderbolt 3 -
PSU External
OS ?
Additional Details Link

ZOTAC already lists its Zbox Magnus EN52060V on its website, so it is reasonable to expect it to become available shortly. As for pricing, while Zotac has not announced anything at this time, based on its specifications we expect that this should end up the cheapest of Zotac's GeForce RTX-equipped Magnus EN-series PCs.

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Source: ZOTAC (via Hermitage Akihabara)

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  • flyingpants265 - Thursday, February 27, 2020 - link

    RTX 2600!
  • mischlep - Thursday, February 27, 2020 - link

    There is also an RTX2080 version available.
  • ingwe - Thursday, February 27, 2020 - link

    I think the poster was just commenting on a typo. It should be 2060 not 2600.
  • Slash3 - Thursday, February 27, 2020 - link

    And forever "GeForce RTX 2600" it shall remain.
  • PeachNCream - Thursday, February 27, 2020 - link

    Pity about the wireless adapter, but it can probably be swapped out with something else so there is that.
  • timecop1818 - Thursday, February 27, 2020 - link

    I never understood why desktops need wireless at all. I have never bought a motherboard with wireless and don't plan to but it seems all GaMeR shit comes with some kinda WiFi these days.
  • nonig - Friday, February 28, 2020 - link

    Can't answer on behalf of everybody - obviously - but for me, it has proven to be quite practical in the living room when playing VR. My desktop is connected via ethernet in the office where it usually lives. But when I move it to the living room I don't have to drag a LAN cable across the house.
    For streaming, authenticating, logging into Steam/Origin it's sufficient. For other people, I guess it's just the convenience of not having to bother with another cable when WiFi is good enough for their needs or when looks/clean-ness matters more.
  • damianrobertjones - Friday, February 28, 2020 - link

    My Nuc is next to the TV in my living room. Wireless is required.
  • sweenish - Friday, February 28, 2020 - link

    How narrow your worldview must be that you can't conceive of any possible reasons for something as simple as a WiFi connected computer.
  • nonig - Monday, March 2, 2020 - link

    Now now there, sweenish. That's why we try to educate.

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