Between the HTC Vive, the PlayStation VR and the Oculus Rift, you've probably noticed by now that virtual reality has become the new name of the new game. And despite what you may have heard to the contrary, you don't actually need to have a giant rig in order to be VR-ready. The folks at Zotac are continuing with their compact ZBOX ways, expanding the lineup with the new MAGNUS EN980. It's a mini-PC that's totally ready to handle your virtual reality needs.
Despite its relatively diminutive stature, the MAGNUS EN980 is actually bigger on the inside in terms of performance. It's like a TARDIS, except totally not like a TARDIS. Under the heat dissipation-optimized housing, you'll find a sixth-generation Intel Skylake Core i5 processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 graphics, and a specially-designed liquid-cooling system. Video output comes by way of HDMI or DisplayPort with support for up to four displays.
ZOTAC is saying that this is the most powerful ZBOX gaming mini PC to date, delivering the "full power of a premium desktop gaming solution" in a fraction of the size. It surpasses the recommended specifications for a great VR experience. Other highlights include a USB 3.1 type-C port and dual gigabit LAN.
No word on pricing just yet, but ZOTAC will be showing off the MAGNUS EN980 AT CeBIT and GDC next week.