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Test Zotac ZBOX Magnus EK71080 (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1080) Mini-PC

Größer und schneller, aber auch ein Mehrwert? Der Zotac ZBOX gehört zu den leistungsstärksten Mini-PCs auf dem Markt. Im Vergleich zu traditionellen Desktop-PCs ist das Gerät sehr kompakt, allerdings auch doppelt so groß wie andere ZBOX-Systeme von Zotac. Der Hersteller verschwendet aber keinen Platz und verbaut eine vollwertige Desktop Nvidia GTX 1080.
Sam Medley (übersetzt von Andreas Osthoff),

Wir haben den kleineren Magnus EN51050 Mini-PC letzten September getestet, und es war ein kompakter sowie fähiger Low-End Gaming-PC. CPU- und GPU-Performance waren im Vergleich mit anderen Geräten, die mit vergleichbaren Komponenten ausgestattet sind, allerdings ein wenig enttäuschend. Das lag jedoch an dem begrenzten Platz. Unser heutiges Testgerät, der Magnus EK7180 (in Deutschland EN, bietet jedoch mehr Raum für die Kühlung und die Stromversorgung. In dem größeren Gehäuse befinden sich ein schneller Intel Core i7-7700HQ in Kombination mit der vollwertigen Desktop-GPU Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 (eine von Zotacs eigenen Modellen). Der Hersteller bietet noch ein weiteres Modell mit der identischen GTX-1080-GPU, aber einem Desktop Intel Core i7-7700 samt einer All-in-One Wasserkühlung an (gegenüber der traditionelleren Luftkühlung unseres Modells). In Deutschland trägt dieses Modell die Bezeichnung EN1080K und kostet 1.849 Euro.

Wie bei allen anderen Zotac ZBOX-Maschinen bekommt man nur einen Barebone-PC. Für rund 1.500 US-Dollar erhält der potenzielle Käufer ein Gehäuse, Netzteil, WLAN-Modul, GPU sowie die CPU. Den Arbeitsspeicher (SODIMM), die Festplatte (entweder M.2-SSD oder 2,5-Zoll-Laufwerk), das Betriebssystem, einen Monitor und Eingabegeräte muss man selbst kaufen. Das sind durchaus Faktoren, die man bei der Preisberechnung der ZBOX beachten sollte. Wir haben das Testgerät mit 16 GB (2x 8 GB) DDR4-2666-RAM (Kingston), eine 256 GB große NVMe-SSD von Samsung (PM961) sowie einer 1 TB großen HDD von HGST (7.200 U/Min) ausgerüstet. Diese Teile haben wir dem Omen X 17 entnommen, der uns von Computer Upgrade King zur Verfügung gestellt wurde. Der EK7180 bietet zudem einen Steckplatz für Intels neuen Optane-Speicher.

Für diesen Test werden wir den Magnus EK7180 mit ähnlich ausgestatteten Gaming-Laptops vergleichen, inklusive dem HP Omen X 17, dem Asus ROG Strix GL702VI, dem Eurocom Tornado F5 Killer Edition, dem Eurocom Sky X4C, dem Schenker XMG U727 (2017) und dem MSI GT75VR. Da man seine eigenen Eingabegeräte und Bildschirme nutzen muss, werden wir diese Testsektionen nicht behandeln.

Zotac ZBOX Magnus EK71080
Prozessor
Intel Core i7-7700HQ 4 x 2.8 - 3.8 GHz, Kaby Lake
Grafikkarte
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) - 8192 MB, Kerntakt: 1620 MHz, Speichertakt: 1251 MHz, GDDR5X, NVIDIA GeForce Game Ready Driver 391.01
Hauptspeicher
16384 MB 
, 2x8 GB, DDR4-2666 / PC4-21300, 1333.3 MHz, Kingston
Mainboard
Intel HM175 (Skylake PCH-H)
Massenspeicher
Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP, 256 GB 
, 256 GB PCIe NVMe SSD + 1 TB SATA III HDD, 1157 GB verfügbar
Soundkarte
Intel Skylake PCH-H High Definition Audio Controller
Anschlüsse
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, (Dual Link)1 HDMI, 3 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Anschlüsse: 1x audio out / 1x audio in, Card Reader: SD/SDHC/SDXC Card reader (half-sized)
Netzwerk
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2
Abmessungen
Höhe x Breite x Tiefe (in mm): 128 x 225 x 203
Betriebssystem
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Sonstiges
24 Monate Garantie
Gewicht
3.349 kg, Netzteil: 1.43 kg
Preis
1500 USD
Hinweis: Der Hersteller kann abweichende Bauteile wie Bildschirme, Laufwerke und Speicherriegel mit ähnlichen Spezifikationen unter dem gleichen Modellnamen einsetzen.

 

Gehäuse

Die Seitenwände des EK7180 sind aus Aluminium gefertigt. Die Oberflächen sind matt-schwarz und unempfindlich gegen Fingerabdrücke (obwohl man das System nach dem Zusammenbau wohl nicht oft berühren wird). Sowohl auf der linken als auch der rechten Seite gibt es Belüftungsöffnungen, die einem Wabengitter ähneln. Die kleine Box kann man zwar auch irgendwo verstauen, doch auch auf dem Schreibtisch hinterlässt das System eine gute Figur. Eine einzelne gelbe LED am Power-Button bringt etwas Farbe ins Spiel. Alles in allem also eine dezente schwarze Box mit einem netten Design.

Aufgrund der Größe gibt es keine VESA-Befestigung, allerdings wäre die Box für die meisten Systeme auch zu schwer. Trotz des hohen Gewichts liegt der Schwerpunkt ziemlich tief, was der Stabilität hilft. Die Spaltmaße sind gering und gleichmäßig, und alle Seiten (auch mit den Lüftungsöffnungen) lassen sich auch unter Druck nur minimal eindrücken. Knarzgeräusche gibt es aber nicht.

Im Vergleich zu anderen Mini-PCs ist der EK71080 deutlich größer und schwerer. Intels NUC-Systeme sind dagegen unglaublich kompakt und auch die meisten anderen ZBOX-Modelle von Zotac, die ein ähnliches Gehäuse wie das EN51050 nutzen, sind nur etwa halb so schwer und groß. Allerdings bieten diese Geräte auch nicht die Leistung des EK71080. Als Desktop-PC ist der EK71080 sehr klein und lässt sich fast überall aufstellen.

225 mm 203 mm 128 mm 3.3 kg225 mm 203 mm 128 mm 3.9 kg210 mm 203 mm 62.2 mm 1.7 kg211.1 mm 116.1 mm 27.9 mm 623 g115 mm 111 mm 48 mm 640 g

Ausstattung

Als vollwertiger Desktop-PC mangelt es dem EK71080 nicht an Anschlüssen. Auf der Vorderseite gibt es einen SD-Kartenleser (der die Karte nur halb aufnimmt), die beiden Audioanschlüsse und zwei USB-3.1-Stecker (Gen2, 1x USB-C). An der Rückseite befinden sich 4 USB-3.0-Anschlüsse, zwei LAN-Buchsen und ausreichend Videoausgänge (3x DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0b, Dual-Link DVI). Der EK71080 kann bis zu 4 Monitore ansteuern.

Sadly, there is no Thunderbolt 3 connection anywhere on the machine, but as it has a plethora of other ports, a powerful desktop GPU, and easily swappable storage, there is less need for Thunderbolt 3 here than on a laptop. The ports are well spaced and leave plenty of room for multiple adjacent connections.

Vorne: Power-Button, SD-Leser, USB 3.1 (Gen2) Type-A, Mikrofon, Kopfhörer, USB 3.1 (Gen2) Type-C
Vorne: Power-Button, SD-Leser, USB 3.1 (Gen2) Type-A, Mikrofon, Kopfhörer, USB 3.1 (Gen2) Type-C
Hinten: WLAN-Antenne, 4x USB 3.0 (Gen1) Type-A, 2x Gigabit-Ethernet, Strom, WLAN-Antenne, 3x DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0b, Dual-Link DVI-D
Hinten: WLAN-Antenne, 4x USB 3.0 (Gen1) Type-A, 2x Gigabit-Ethernet, Strom, WLAN-Antenne, 3x DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0b, Dual-Link DVI-D

SD-Kartenleser

The performance of the card reader is disappointing. While most gaming laptops manage to hit a minimum of 70 MB/s in our JPG copy test, the EK71080 is barely able to break 40 MB/s (using our Toshiba Exceria USH-II reference card). This is line with the Magnus EN51050 but pales in comparison to even mid-tier gaming notebooks.

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Eurocom Sky X4C
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
193.6 MB/s ∼100% +371%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
166 MB/s ∼86% +304%
Eurocom Tornado F5 Killer Edition
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
162.5 MB/s ∼84% +295%
Durchschnitt der Klasse Gaming
  (11.7 - 212, n=278)
92.8 MB/s ∼48% +126%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
83 MB/s ∼43% +102%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
73.04 MB/s ∼38% +78%
Asus ROG Strix GL702VI-WB74
 
71.2 MB/s ∼37% +73%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN51050
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
43.3 MB/s ∼22% +5%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EK71080
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
41.11 MB/s ∼21%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Eurocom Tornado F5 Killer Edition
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
256.7 MB/s ∼100% +505%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
207 MB/s ∼81% +388%
Eurocom Sky X4C
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
206.3 MB/s ∼80% +386%
Durchschnitt der Klasse Gaming
  (13.4 - 257, n=276)
110 MB/s ∼43% +159%
Asus ROG Strix GL702VI-WB74
 
90.1 MB/s ∼35% +112%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
88 MB/s ∼34% +107%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
87.35 MB/s ∼34% +106%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EK71080
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
42.45 MB/s ∼17%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN51050
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
41.68 MB/s ∼16% -2%

Kommunikation

Wifi speeds follow suit with the SD card reader. While connections are stable, they are comparatively slow at 321 Mbit/s and 213 receiving and sending, respectively. This should be adequate for online gaming, but users in need of faster speeds should hardline into one of the two available Ethernet jacks. Keep in mind that these speeds are in line with the Intel 3165 dual-band WiFi card used in the EK71080. Most gaming laptops opt for faster wireless cards and subsequently beat the EK71080 by a country mile; average speeds for gaming laptops land in the mid-500 MBit/s range. We would like to see Zotac use a higher-end wireless NIC in future revisions.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1535 Wireless Network Adapter
700 MBit/s ∼100% +118%
Durchschnitt der Klasse Gaming
  (141 - 1670, n=318)
677 MBit/s ∼97% +111%
Eurocom Sky X4C
Intel Wireless-AC 9260
662 MBit/s ∼95% +106%
Eurocom Tornado F5 Killer Edition
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
594 MBit/s ∼85% +85%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
Realtek 8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
593 MBit/s ∼85% +85%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN51050
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
327 MBit/s ∼47% +2%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EK71080
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
321 MBit/s ∼46%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Durchschnitt der Klasse Gaming
  (144 - 1645, n=318)
628 MBit/s ∼100% +195%
Eurocom Sky X4C
Intel Wireless-AC 9260
611 MBit/s ∼97% +187%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
Realtek 8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
604 MBit/s ∼96% +184%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1535 Wireless Network Adapter
558 MBit/s ∼89% +162%
Eurocom Tornado F5 Killer Edition
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
505 MBit/s ∼80% +137%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN51050
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
219 MBit/s ∼35% +3%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EK71080
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
213 MBit/s ∼34%

Wartung & Garantie

As a barebones desktop, maintenance is incredibly easy compared to most laptops (and some prebuilt desktops). Four thumbscrews that double as feet are all that hold the bottom panel on, and these don't require a tool to unscrew. Once these screws are out, the bottom panel lifts off to show clearly labeled slots for 2 RAM SODIMMS, an M.2 SSD, a 2.5-inch SATA drive, and a dedicated slot for Intel Optane memory. Sadly, the CPU and GPU are a fair bit more difficult to reach. Accessing them will void the warranty. The GPU can be swapped out but the CPU is soldered to the mainboard and cannot be upgraded.

The Zotac ZBOX Magnus EK71080 comes with a standard 2-year warranty.

Ordentliche Erweiterungsmöglichkeiten, inklusive einem Steckplatz für Intels neuen Optane-Speicher
Ordentliche Erweiterungsmöglichkeiten, inklusive einem Steckplatz für Intels neuen Optane-Speicher

Leistung

The ZBOX Magnus EK71080 packs some powerful components in such a small body. The star of the show is the desktop-class Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080. The card is one of Zotac's Mini GPUs and is, as of the time of publication, one of only two small-form-factor GTX 1080s (the other being an ITX card from Gigabyte). While we've seen the GTX 1080 in gaming laptops over the past year, the desktop 1080 in our review unit today should boast a slight bump in performance due to better cooling and a subsequent higher thermal limit. The integrated Intel HD Graphics 630 GPU is disabled out of the box, so Optimus is not available.

While the Intel Core i7-7700HQ CPU is also a powerful piece of silicon, the 45 W CPU is designed for use in notebooks. Zotac does offer a SKU with the 65 W Core i7-7700 desktop CPU. Those in need of a high processing punch may want to opt for this model, but the 7700HQ should be more than adequate for gaming and shouldn't present a significant bottleneck for the GTX 1080. 

 

Prozessor

It's interesting that Zotac opted for a CPU designed for laptops. The Intel Core i7-7700HQ is a powerful processor in its own right, but in the world of gaming desktop PCs, the 45 W CPU looks limiting on paper. Indeed, benchmarks reflect this sentiment; the EK71080 falls behind the desktop-class Core i7-7700K and i7-8700K CPUs in Cinebench R15's multi-threaded test by a fair margin. Compared to other 7700HQ-powered devices, however, the EK71080 performs admirably, hitting just under 740 CB in the test (compared to the notebook average of 726 CB for the 7700HQ). There are more powerful CPUs available on the market, but the 7700HQ fares well enough and has the added benefit of improved thermal management, which keeps noise and heat output low. In addition, the CPU outpaces the slower Core i5 CPUs used in the last generation of Magnus gaming mini PCs.

Looping Cinebench R15 sees steady, if reduced, performance. Scores average between 710-720 CB during the benchmark, which is about 4-5% less than a single run. We will examine prolonged performance on the CPU in the Stress Test section below.

For more information on the Intel Core i7-7700HQ, please see our dedicated CPU page here.

Cinebench R15 64 Bit
Cinebench R15 64 Bit
Cinebench R11.5 64 Bit
Cinebench R11.5 64 Bit
Cinebench R10 32 Bit
Cinebench R10 32 Bit
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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Schenker XMG U727 2017
Intel Core i7-7700K
193 Points ∼86% +20%
Eurocom Sky X4C
Intel Core i7-8700K
192 Points ∼86% +19%
Eurocom Tornado F5 Killer Edition
Intel Core i5-7600K
168 Points ∼75% +4%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
Intel Core i7-7820HK
162 Points ∼72% +1%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EK71080
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
161 Points ∼72%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
Intel Core i7-7820HK
160 Points ∼71% -1%
Durchschnitt der Klasse Gaming
  (77 - 215, n=577)
159 Points ∼71% -1%
Durchschnittliche Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  (120 - 162, n=110)
155 Points ∼69% -4%
Asus ROG Strix GL702VI-WB74
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
142 Points ∼63% -12%
Intel Skull Canyon NUC6i7KYK
Intel Core i7-6770HQ
139 Points ∼62% -14%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN51050
Intel Core i5-7500T
129 Points ∼58% -20%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Eurocom Sky X4C
Intel Core i7-8700K
1359 Points ∼31% +84%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
Intel Core i7-7700K
958 Points ∼22% +30%
Durchschnitt der Klasse Gaming
  (196 - 2804, n=581)
884 Points ∼20% +20%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
Intel Core i7-7820HK
770 Points ∼18% +4%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
Intel Core i7-7820HK
758 Points ∼17% +3%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EK71080
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
738 Points ∼17%
Durchschnittliche Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  (603 - 747, n=111)
727 Points ∼17% -1%
Asus ROG Strix GL702VI-WB74
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
723 Points ∼17% -2%
Intel Skull Canyon NUC6i7KYK
Intel Core i7-6770HQ
711 Points ∼16% -4%
Eurocom Tornado F5 Killer Edition
Intel Core i5-7600K
660 Points ∼15% -11%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN51050
Intel Core i5-7500T
512 Points ∼12% -31%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
Schenker XMG U727 2017
Intel Core i7-7700K
2.18 Points ∼85% +18%
Eurocom Sky X4C
Intel Core i7-8700K
2.16 Points ∼84% +17%
Eurocom Tornado F5 Killer Edition
Intel Core i5-7600K
1.98 Points ∼77% +8%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
Intel Core i7-7820HK
1.84 Points ∼72% 0%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EK71080
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
1.84 Points ∼72%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
Intel Core i7-7820HK
1.81 Points ∼71% -2%
Durchschnittliche Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  (1.36 - 1.84, n=80)
1.766 Points ∼69% -4%
Durchschnitt der Klasse Gaming
  (0.71 - 2.43, n=433)
1.703 Points ∼67% -7%
Intel Skull Canyon NUC6i7KYK
Intel Core i7-6770HQ
1.66 Points ∼65% -10%
Asus ROG Strix GL702VI-WB74
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
1.62 Points ∼63% -12%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN51050
Intel Core i5-7500T
1.48 Points ∼58% -20%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Eurocom Sky X4C
Intel Core i7-8700K
14.98 Points ∼34% +84%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
Intel Core i7-7700K
10.59 Points ∼24% +30%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
Intel Core i7-7820HK
8.47 Points ∼19% +4%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
Intel Core i7-7820HK
8.34 Points ∼19% +3%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EK71080
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
8.13 Points ∼18%
Asus ROG Strix GL702VI-WB74
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
8.03 Points ∼18% -1%
Durchschnittliche Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  (6.67 - 8.23, n=81)
8 Points ∼18% -2%
Intel Skull Canyon NUC6i7KYK
Intel Core i7-6770HQ
7.76 Points ∼18% -5%
Eurocom Tornado F5 Killer Edition
Intel Core i5-7600K
7.67 Points ∼17% -6%
Durchschnitt der Klasse Gaming
  (1.13 - 31, n=534)
7.64 Points ∼17% -6%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN51050
Intel Core i5-7500T
5.86 Points ∼13% -28%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Eurocom Sky X4C
Intel Core i7-8700K
38810 Points ∼59% +77%
Eurocom Tornado F5 Killer Edition
Intel Core i5-7600K
23585 Points ∼36% +7%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
Intel Core i7-7820HK
23052 Points ∼35% +5%
Durchschnittliche Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  (19409 - 29209, n=51)
22507 Points ∼34% +3%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EK71080
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
21943 Points ∼34%
Asus ROG Strix GL702VI-WB74
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
21883 Points ∼33% 0%
Intel Skull Canyon NUC6i7KYK
Intel Core i7-6770HQ
21075 Points ∼32% -4%
Durchschnitt der Klasse Gaming
  (3026 - 50462, n=441)
18875 Points ∼29% -14%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN51050
Intel Core i5-7500T
13614 Points ∼21% -38%
Rendering Single 32Bit
Eurocom Sky X4C
Intel Core i7-8700K
7243 Points ∼67% +22%
Eurocom Tornado F5 Killer Edition
Intel Core i5-7600K
6730 Points ∼62% +13%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
Intel Core i7-7820HK
6062 Points ∼56% +2%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EK71080
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
5940 Points ∼55%
Durchschnittliche Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  (5426 - 7647, n=50)
5918 Points ∼55% 0%
Intel Skull Canyon NUC6i7KYK
Intel Core i7-6770HQ
5536 Points ∼51% -7%
Asus ROG Strix GL702VI-WB74
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
5454 Points ∼50% -8%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN51050
Intel Core i5-7500T
5002 Points ∼46% -16%
Durchschnitt der Klasse Gaming
  (1645 - 8872, n=441)
4905 Points ∼45% -17%
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m
Asus ROG Strix GL702VI-WB74
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
357.5 s * ∼4% -59%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN51050
Intel Core i5-7500T
333.206 s * ∼4% -48%
Durchschnitt der Klasse Gaming
  (88.2 - 2331, n=212)
318 s * ∼4% -42%
Durchschnittliche Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  (210 - 379, n=48)
257 s * ∼3% -15%
Eurocom Tornado F5 Killer Edition
Intel Core i5-7600K
253.57 s * ∼3% -13%
Intel Skull Canyon NUC6i7KYK
Intel Core i7-6770HQ
225.673 s * ∼3% -1%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EK71080
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
224.4 s * ∼3%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
Intel Core i7-7820HK
215.4 s * ∼3% +4%
Eurocom Sky X4C
Intel Core i7-8700K
120.923 s * ∼1% +46%

* ... kleinere Werte sind besser

Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
6787
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
21943
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
5940
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
8.13 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
70.83 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.84 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
161 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
121.77 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
738 Points
Hilfe

System Performance

System performance is going to vary widely based on the installed components (RAM, hard drive, etc.) chosen by the end user. Our machine, which has 16 GB of DDR4 RAM and a 256 NVMe SSD, performs well. PCMark 10 scores are in line with other GTX 1080-equipped laptops. The Eurocom Sky X4C is far and away better in almost every category, likely due to its more powerful CPU and higher capacity SSD. Nonetheless, the Magnus EK71080 is a responsive machine; we were never left waiting on the system.

PCMark 10 Standard
PCMark 10 Standard
PCMark 8 Home Accelerated
PCMark 8 Home Accelerated
PCMark 8 Creative Accelerated
PCMark 8 Creative Accelerated
PCMark 8 Work Accelerated
PCMark 8 Work Accelerated
PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Eurocom Sky X4C
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-8700K, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 1TB m.2 NVMe
8949 Points ∼69% +30%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7820HK, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
6992 Points ∼54% +2%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7820HK, 2x Samsung SM961 MZVPW256HEGL NVMe (RAID 0)
6983 Points ∼54% +1%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EK71080
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), i7-7700HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
6882 Points ∼53%
Durchschnittliche Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
 
6882 Points ∼53% 0%
Durchschnitt der Klasse Gaming
  (1764 - 11245, n=264)
6464 Points ∼50% -6%
Asus ROG Strix GL702VI-WB74
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7700HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
5787 Points ∼45% -16%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN51050
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i5-7500T, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 512 GB m.2
4243 Points ∼33% -38%
Productivity
Eurocom Sky X4C
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-8700K, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 1TB m.2 NVMe
8745 Points ∼84% +25%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7820HK, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
7513 Points ∼72% +7%
Durchschnitt der Klasse Gaming
  (4175 - 9077, n=265)
7257 Points ∼70% +3%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7820HK, 2x Samsung SM961 MZVPW256HEGL NVMe (RAID 0)
7064 Points ∼68% +1%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EK71080
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), i7-7700HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
7014 Points ∼67%
Durchschnittliche Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
 
7014 Points ∼67% 0%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN51050
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i5-7500T, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 512 GB m.2
6781 Points ∼65% -3%
Asus ROG Strix GL702VI-WB74
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7700HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
6287 Points ∼60% -10%
Essentials
Eurocom Sky X4C
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-8700K, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 1TB m.2 NVMe
10064 Points ∼88% +28%
Durchschnitt der Klasse Gaming
  (4892 - 11266, n=266)
8698 Points ∼76% +10%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EK71080
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), i7-7700HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
7892 Points ∼69%
Durchschnittliche Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
 
7892 Points ∼69% 0%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN51050
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i5-7500T, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 512 GB m.2
7791 Points ∼68% -1%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7820HK, 2x Samsung SM961 MZVPW256HEGL NVMe (RAID 0)
7785 Points ∼68% -1%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7820HK, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
7646 Points ∼67% -3%
Asus ROG Strix GL702VI-WB74
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7700HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
7416 Points ∼65% -6%
Score
Eurocom Sky X4C
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-8700K, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 1TB m.2 NVMe
6620 Points ∼82% +27%
Durchschnitt der Klasse Gaming
  (2603 - 7511, n=268)
5301 Points ∼65% +2%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7820HK, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
5290 Points ∼65% +2%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7820HK, 2x Samsung SM961 MZVPW256HEGL NVMe (RAID 0)
5211 Points ∼64% 0%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EK71080
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), i7-7700HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
5197 Points ∼64%
Durchschnittliche Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
 
5197 Points ∼64% 0%
Asus ROG Strix GL702VI-WB74
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7700HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
4632 Points ∼57% -11%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN51050
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i5-7500T, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 512 GB m.2
4355 Points ∼54% -16%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EK71080
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), i7-7700HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
5564 Points ∼84%
Durchschnittliche Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
 
5564 Points ∼84% 0%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7820HK, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
5450 Points ∼83% -2%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7820HK, 2x Samsung SM961 MZVPW256HEGL NVMe (RAID 0)
5444 Points ∼83% -2%
Asus ROG Strix GL702VI-WB74
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7700HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
5199 Points ∼79% -7%
Eurocom Sky X4C
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-8700K, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 1TB m.2 NVMe
5181 Points ∼79% -7%
Durchschnitt der Klasse Gaming
  (2484 - 6593, n=428)
5082 Points ∼77% -9%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN51050
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i5-7500T, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 512 GB m.2
5027 Points ∼76% -10%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7700K, Samsung SM961 MZVPW256 m.2 PCI-e
4972 Points ∼75% -11%
Intel Skull Canyon NUC6i7KYK
Iris Pro Graphics 580, 6770HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO m.2 120GB
4966 Points ∼75% -11%
Eurocom Tornado F5 Killer Edition
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i5-7600K, Samsung SSD 960 Evo 250GB m.2 NVMe
4831 Points ∼73% -13%
Creative Score Accelerated v2
Eurocom Sky X4C
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-8700K, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 1TB m.2 NVMe
9222 Points ∼85% +11%
Eurocom Tornado F5 Killer Edition
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i5-7600K, Samsung SSD 960 Evo 250GB m.2 NVMe
8420 Points ∼77% +1%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7820HK, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
8306 Points ∼76% 0%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EK71080
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), i7-7700HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
8302 Points ∼76%
Durchschnittliche Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
 
8302 Points ∼76% 0%
Asus ROG Strix GL702VI-WB74
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7700HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
7853 Points ∼72% -5%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN51050
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i5-7500T, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 512 GB m.2
6341 Points ∼58% -24%
Intel Skull Canyon NUC6i7KYK
Iris Pro Graphics 580, 6770HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO m.2 120GB
5581 Points ∼51% -33%
Durchschnitt der Klasse Gaming
  (2303 - 9529, n=265)
5491 Points ∼50% -34%
Home Score Accelerated v2
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7820HK, 2x Samsung SM961 MZVPW256HEGL NVMe (RAID 0)
5237 Points ∼86% +1%
Eurocom Sky X4C
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-8700K, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 1TB m.2 NVMe
5225 Points ∼86% +1%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7820HK, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
5221 Points ∼86% +1%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EK71080
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), i7-7700HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
5166 Points ∼85%
Durchschnittliche Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
 
5166 Points ∼85% 0%
Asus ROG Strix GL702VI-WB74
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7700HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
4970 Points ∼82% -4%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7700K, Samsung SM961 MZVPW256 m.2 PCI-e
4902 Points ∼80% -5%
Eurocom Tornado F5 Killer Edition
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i5-7600K, Samsung SSD 960 Evo 250GB m.2 NVMe
4821 Points ∼79% -7%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN51050
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i5-7500T, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 512 GB m.2
4755 Points ∼78% -8%
Intel Skull Canyon NUC6i7KYK
Iris Pro Graphics 580, 6770HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO m.2 120GB
4323 Points ∼71% -16%
Durchschnitt der Klasse Gaming
  (2554 - 6093, n=445)
4277 Points ∼70% -17%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
5166 Punkte
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
8302 Punkte
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5564 Punkte
Hilfe

Massenspeicher

Again, hard drive performance is going to depend heavily on the drive installed by the user. The EK71080 has a slot for a 2.5-inch SATA drive and an M.2 slot that is PCIe NVMe 4x compatible. In other words, fast NVMe SSDs will be able to take advantage of all 4 PCIe lanes for extremely fast speeds. Sadly, there is no option for RAID setups as there is a single SATA slot and a lone M.2 connection. The EK71080 does have a dedicated slot for Intel Optane memory. We did not have any Optane sticks on hand, so we were not able to test these speeds. The Optane slot is not compatible with standard M.2 SSDs.

CrystalDiskMark (NVMe SSD)
CrystalDiskMark (NVMe SSD)
AS SSD
AS SSD
AS SSD Copy Benchmark
AS SSD Copy Benchmark
CrystalDiskMark (SATA HDD)
CrystalDiskMark (SATA HDD)
HD Tune (SATA HDD)
HD Tune (SATA HDD)
 
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EK71080
Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN51050
Samsung SSD 960 Pro 512 GB m.2
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
2x Samsung SM961 MZVPW256HEGL NVMe (RAID 0)
Eurocom Sky X4C
Samsung SSD 960 Pro 1TB m.2 NVMe
Asus ROG Strix GL702VI-WB74
Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
Durchschnittliche Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
28%
6%
66%
27%
-9%
-6%
Write 4K
132.7
164.8
24%
148.8
12%
165
24%
158.6
20%
129.7
-2%
128 (72.2 - 195, n=45)
-4%
Read 4K
44.48
54.79
23%
46.64
5%
55.87
26%
55.22
24%
42.7
-4%
42.4 (22.2 - 53.4, n=45)
-5%
Write Seq
1193
1956
64%
1216
2%
2612
119%
1568
31%
972.4
-18%
1099 (343 - 1412, n=44)
-8%
Read Seq
1371
1964
43%
1461
7%
3377
146%
1411
3%
1065
-22%
1373 (746 - 2000, n=43)
0%
Write 4K Q32T1
398.5
424.8
7%
444
11%
548.3
38%
545.3
37%
366.4
-8%
398 (101 - 747, n=45)
0%
Read 4K Q32T1
483.5
483.8
0%
535
11%
624.7
29%
661.1
37%
449.6
-7%
403 (134 - 633, n=45)
-17%
Write Seq Q32T1
1202
2042
70%
1210
1%
2944
145%
2054
71%
1113
-7%
1210 (344 - 1429, n=45)
1%
Read Seq Q32T1
3388
3157
-7%
3450
2%
3407
1%
3155
-7%
3308
-2%
2984 (875 - 3460, n=45)
-12%
Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
Minimale Transferrate: 66 MB/s
Maximale Transferrate: 141.7 MB/s
Durchschnittliche Transferrate: 106.8 MB/s
Zugriffszeit: 18.5 ms
Burst-Rate: 214.6 MB/s
CPU Benutzung: 4 %

Grafikkarte

The Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080 is one of the best GPUs currently on the market, bested only by the GTX 1080 Ti, Titan X, and Titan XP. As such, excellent gaming performance is a given. The Magnus EK71080 has the added benefit of using a desktop-class SKU of the GPU, Zotac's own Mini GTX 1080. The card boasts 2560 CUDA cores clocked at 1620 MHz (boost up to 1759 MHz) and a whopping 8 GB of GDDR5X VRAM on a 256-bit memory bus. The card can support up to 4 independent displays and supports G-Sync enabled monitors.

The EK71080 competes with the best gaming laptops on the market, tying the most powerful laptops in 3DMark Fire Strike. The card also sits about average for desktop versions of the GTX 1080, which should translate into an excellent gaming experience. It's hard to beat the GTX 1080 in the current market, and the EK71080 is proof of that.

For more information about the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080, please see our dedicated GPU page here.

Fire Strike (1920x1080)
Fire Strike (1920x1080)
Fire Strike Extreme (2560x1440)
Fire Strike Extreme (2560x1440)
Fire Strike Ultra (3840x2160)
Fire Strike Ultra (3840x2160)
Time Spy (2560x1440, DX12)
Time Spy (2560x1440, DX12)
Cloud Gate (1280x720)
Cloud Gate (1280x720)
Ice Storm Extreme (1920x1080)
Ice Storm Extreme (1920x1080)
3DMark
3840x2160 Fire Strike Ultra Graphics
Eurocom Sky X9C
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop), i7-8700K
9770 Points ∼97% +95%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EK71080
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), i7-7700HQ
5003 Points ∼49%
Eurocom Sky X4C
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-8700K
4938 Points ∼49% -1%
Eurocom Tornado F5 Killer Edition
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i5-7600K
4851 Points ∼48% -3%
Durchschnittliche NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
  (4647 - 5003, n=3)
4830 Points ∼48% -3%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7820HK
4712 Points ∼47% -6%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, i7-7820HK
4232 Points ∼42% -15%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, i7-7700HQ
4137 Points ∼41% -17%
Durchschnitt der Klasse Gaming
  (259 - 10111, n=216)
3344 Points ∼33% -33%
Gigabyte Aero 15X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, i7-7700HQ
3271 Points ∼32% -35%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN51050
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i5-7500T
728 Points ∼7% -85%
Fire Strike Extreme Graphics
Eurocom Sky X9C
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop), i7-8700K
19870 Points ∼100% +99%
Eurocom Sky X4C
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-8700K
9996 Points ∼50% 0%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EK71080
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), i7-7700HQ
9976 Points ∼50%
Eurocom Tornado F5 Killer Edition
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i5-7600K
9927 Points ∼50% 0%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7820HK
9660 Points ∼49% -3%
Durchschnittliche NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
  (8722 - 9994, n=3)
9564 Points ∼48% -4%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, i7-7820HK
8682 Points ∼44% -13%
Gigabyte Aero 15X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, i7-7700HQ
6780 Points ∼34% -32%
Durchschnitt der Klasse Gaming
  (534 - 19870, n=170)
5236 Points ∼26% -48%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN51050
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i5-7500T
2582 Points ∼13% -74%
Intel Skull Canyon NUC6i7KYK
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580, 6770HQ
822 Points ∼4% -92%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Eurocom Sky X9C
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop), i7-8700K
40582 Points ∼100% +91%
Aorus X9
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop), i7-7820HK
32640 Points ∼80% +53%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7700K
21534 Points ∼53% +1%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7820HK
21366 Points ∼53% 0%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EK71080
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), i7-7700HQ
21272 Points ∼52%
Eurocom Sky X4C
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-8700K
20909 Points ∼51% -2%
Durchschnittliche NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
  (15834 - 22887, n=6)
20727 Points ∼51% -3%
Eurocom Tornado F5 Killer Edition
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i5-7600K
20532 Points ∼51% -3%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7820HK
20307 Points ∼50% -5%
Asus ROG Strix GL702VI-WB74
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7700HQ
19487 Points ∼48% -8%
Schenker XMG Ultra 15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile, i5-8600K
18935 Points ∼47% -11%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, i7-7820HK
18505 Points ∼46% -13%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, i7-7700HQ
18498 Points ∼46% -13%
MSI GE63VR 7RF Raider
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile, i7-7700HQ
17793 Points ∼44% -16%
Gigabyte Aero 15X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, i7-7700HQ
14607 Points ∼36% -31%
Durchschnitt der Klasse Gaming
  (385 - 40636, n=600)
11913 Points ∼29% -44%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN51050
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i5-7500T
6066 Points ∼15% -71%
Intel Skull Canyon NUC6i7KYK
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580, 6770HQ
1903 Points ∼5% -91%
3DMark 11 Performance
18944 Punkte
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
132877 Punkte
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
28491 Punkte
3DMark Fire Strike Score
15651 Punkte
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme Score
9035 Punkte
3DMark Time Spy Score
6423 Punkte
Hilfe

Gaming Performance

It should go without saying that the GTX 1080 provides one of the best gaming experiences currently available. The card chews through any title at FHD and Ultra settings, often churning out over 100 fps in well-optimized titles. Even more difficult games, like Ark: Survival Evolved, run fairly smoothly. Gaming at 4K is also a possibility, although gamers will need to turn settings down to medium/high. The Magnus EK71080 is one of the fastest desktop gaming PCs we've reviewed and should satiate enthusiast gamers for the foreseeable future. A high refresh rate monitor (or two) would be an excellent compliment to the EK71080.

Rise of the Tomb Raider - 1920x1080 Very High Preset AA:FX AF:16x (nach Ergebnis sortieren)
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EK71080
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), i7-7700HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
110 fps ∼55%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN51050
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i5-7500T, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 512 GB m.2
33.3 fps ∼17% -70%
Intel Skull Canyon NUC6i7KYK
Iris Pro Graphics 580, 6770HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO m.2 120GB
8.9 fps ∼4% -92%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7820HK, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
109 fps ∼54% -1%
Eurocom Sky X4C
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-8700K, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 1TB m.2 NVMe
111.7 fps ∼56% +2%
Eurocom Tornado F5 Killer Edition
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i5-7600K, Samsung SSD 960 Evo 250GB m.2 NVMe
112.2 fps ∼56% +2%
Asus ROG Strix GL702VI-WB74
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7700HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
100.5 fps ∼50% -9%
Durchschnittliche NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
  (76.8 - 125, n=6)
108 fps ∼54% -2%
Durchschnitt der Klasse Gaming
  (8.9 - 159, n=171)
69 fps ∼34% -37%
Middle-earth: Shadow of War - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T (nach Ergebnis sortieren)
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EK71080
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), i7-7700HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
92 fps ∼60%
Eurocom Sky X4C
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-8700K, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 1TB m.2 NVMe
94 fps ∼61% +2%
Asus ROG Strix GL702VI-WB74
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7700HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
85 fps ∼56% -8%
Durchschnittliche NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
  (69 - 102, n=3)
87.7 fps ∼57% -5%
Durchschnitt der Klasse Gaming
  (23 - 99, n=31)
66.4 fps ∼43% -28%
F1 2017 - 1920x1080 Ultra High Preset AA:T AF:16x (nach Ergebnis sortieren)
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EK71080
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), i7-7700HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
110 fps ∼76%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN51050
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i5-7500T, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 512 GB m.2
36 fps ∼25% -67%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7820HK, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
108 (min: 82, max: 118) fps ∼75% -2%
Durchschnittliche NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
  (62 - 120, n=3)
97.3 fps ∼68% -12%
Durchschnitt der Klasse Gaming
  (20 - 115, n=27)
77.4 fps ∼54% -30%
Rocket League - 1920x1080 High Quality AA:High FX (nach Ergebnis sortieren)
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EK71080
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), i7-7700HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
221 fps ∼88%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7820HK, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
233 fps ∼93% +5%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7820HK, 2x Samsung SM961 MZVPW256HEGL NVMe (RAID 0)
240 fps ∼96% +9%
Durchschnittliche NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
  (221 - 246, n=2)
234 fps ∼94% +6%
Durchschnitt der Klasse Gaming
  (21.9 - 248, n=52)
179 fps ∼72% -19%
Fallout 4 - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T AF:16x (nach Ergebnis sortieren)
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EK71080
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), i7-7700HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
127 fps ∼76%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN51050
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i5-7500T, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 512 GB m.2
35.4 fps ∼21% -72%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7820HK, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
136 fps ∼81% +7%
Eurocom Sky X4C
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-8700K, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 1TB m.2 NVMe
123.4 fps ∼74% -3%
Durchschnittliche NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
  (86.9 - 129, n=3)
114 fps ∼68% -10%
Durchschnitt der Klasse Gaming
  (19.8 - 168, n=80)
71 fps ∼42% -44%
The Witcher 3 - 1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+) (nach Ergebnis sortieren)
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EK71080
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), i7-7700HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
94 fps ∼67%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN51050
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i5-7500T, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 512 GB m.2
21.6 fps ∼15% -77%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7820HK, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
65 fps ∼46% -31%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7820HK, 2x Samsung SM961 MZVPW256HEGL NVMe (RAID 0)
75.9 fps ∼54% -19%
Eurocom Sky X4C
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-8700K, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 1TB m.2 NVMe
75.3 fps ∼54% -20%
Eurocom Tornado F5 Killer Edition
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i5-7600K, Samsung SSD 960 Evo 250GB m.2 NVMe
74.2 fps ∼53% -21%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7700K, Samsung SM961 MZVPW256 m.2 PCI-e
74.9 fps ∼54% -20%
Asus ROG Strix GL702VI-WB74
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7700HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
72 fps ∼51% -23%
Durchschnittliche NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
  (40.7 - 94, n=5)
74.8 fps ∼53% -20%
Durchschnitt der Klasse Gaming
  (12.6 - 115, n=368)
51.9 fps ∼37% -45%
Prey - 1920x1080 Very High Preset AA:2TX SM AF:16x (nach Ergebnis sortieren)
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EK71080
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), i7-7700HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
140 fps ∼97%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7820HK, 2x Samsung SM961 MZVPW256HEGL NVMe (RAID 0)
136 fps ∼94% -3%
Eurocom Sky X4C
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-8700K, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 1TB m.2 NVMe
143 fps ∼99% +2%
Durchschnittliche NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
  (123 - 141, n=3)
135 fps ∼94% -4%
Durchschnitt der Klasse Gaming
  (30.3 - 143, n=38)
111 fps ∼77% -21%
Ark Survival Evolved - 1920x1080 Epic Preset (100 % Resolution Scale) (nach Ergebnis sortieren)
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EK71080
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), i7-7700HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
48 fps ∼75%
Asus ROG Strix GL702VI-WB74
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7700HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
45.1 fps ∼71% -6%
Durchschnittliche NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
  (47.2 - 48, n=2)
47.6 fps ∼75% -1%
Durchschnitt der Klasse Gaming
  (9.7 - 53, n=16)
33.9 fps ∼53% -29%
min. mittel hoch max.
Thief (2014) 111 fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 94 fps
Batman: Arkham Knight (2015) 97 fps
Metal Gear Solid V (2015) 60 fps
Fallout 4 (2015) 127 fps
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 110 fps
Hitman 2016 (2016) 75 fps
Ashes of the Singularity (2016) 78 fps
Doom (2016) 130 fps
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016) 55 fps
Civilization VI (2016) 66 fps
Farming Simulator 17 (2016) 60 fps
Prey (2017) 140 fps
Rocket League (2017) 221 fps
Dirt 4 (2017) 88 fps
F1 2017 (2017) 110 fps
Ark Survival Evolved (2017) 48 fps
Middle-earth: Shadow of War (2017) 92 fps

Stresstest

One of the biggest benefits of the Magnus EK71080's taller chassis lies in heat management. Both the CPU and GPU perform very well under stress. The CPU is able to boost to 3.3-3.4 GHz across all four cores when running Prime95 or FurMark individually and keeps reasonably warm at 80-85° C on average. The GPU also does well when stressed by FurMark, averaging about 1507 MHz at 81° C. Even running Prime95 and FurMark concurrently, which puts the system under an unrealistic amount of stress, doesn't do much to slow the EK71080. The CPU only boosts up to 3.4 GHz, which is about 10% below it's rated boost clock of 3.8 GHz. The machine may be intentionally throttling the CPU to keep temperatures managed.

Real world stress testing, as evidenced by playing The Witcher 3 for an hour, shows how well-tuned the Magnus EK71080 is. The CPU boosts as needed to 3.8 GHz and averages about 3.5 GHz at 80° C. The GPU holds steady at 1772 MHz and keeps (relatively) cool at 81° C. Compared to larger desktop towers, these numbers aren't terribly impressive. Compared to gaming laptops, however, these are excellent results. Some gaming laptops (like the Aorus X9 or Asus GL702VS) struggle to keep their components under 90° C during stress testing and extended gameplay.

During our hour-long test of The Witcher 3, we see an interesting result. Framerates dive from about 100 to 86 before climbing back up to 100. While this follows the day/night progression of the game, we typically do not see dips this drastic. Anecdotally, the dip was not visually noticeable during the test and didn't detract from the experience in any way.

Prime95
Prime95
FurMark
FurMark
Prime95 + FurMark
Prime95 + FurMark
The Witcher 3
The Witcher 3
CPU-Takt (GHz) GPU-Takt (MHz) durchschnittliche CPU-Temperatur (°C) durchschnittliche GPU-Temperatur (°C)
Last Prime95 3,3 84 - -
Last FurMark 3,4 80 1.507 81
Last Prime95 + FurMark 3,0 87 1.694 71
Last Witcher 3 3,5 80 1.772 81
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The Witcher 3 ultra

Emissionen

Geräuschemissionen

Lüftercharakeristik
Lüftercharakeristik

The Magnus EK71080 is a quiet machine. System fans are always active but spin slowly. The resultant noise stays well below 40 dB(A). The low pitch of the fans also blends into background noise well; even though the fans are active, their large size allows for a lower tone that users will have a hard time noticing. Under load, the fans spin up to 47 dB(A) under synthetic load but stay in the low 40s while gaming. Again, their low pitch makes them seem much quieter than the metrics show.

Overall system noise is perceptible only as a low, even hum that can easily be ignored. It should be noted that the EK71080 is much quieter than similar laptops; high-end gaming notebooks typically hit 50-60 dB(A) under full load. Max-Q gaming notebooks hover between 40-50 dB(A), but their fans are typically high-pitched and cut through ambient noise. If users wish to change the fan profile, they will need to jump into the system BIOS to do so; there is no software to control the fans via Windows at present.

There is no audible coil whine.

Lautstärkediagramm

Idle
38.6 / 38.6 / 39 dB(A)
Last
40.6 / 47 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
leise
40 dB(A)
deutlich hörbar
50 dB(A)
störend
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   BK Precision 732A (aus 15 cm gemessen)   Umgebungsgeräusche: 29.9 dB(A)
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EK71080
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), i7-7700HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN51050
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i5-7500T, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 512 GB m.2
Intel Skull Canyon NUC6i7KYK
Iris Pro Graphics 580, 6770HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO m.2 120GB
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7820HK, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7820HK, 2x Samsung SM961 MZVPW256HEGL NVMe (RAID 0)
Eurocom Sky X4C
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-8700K, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 1TB m.2 NVMe
Eurocom Tornado F5 Killer Edition
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i5-7600K, Samsung SSD 960 Evo 250GB m.2 NVMe
Schenker XMG U727 2017
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7700K, Samsung SM961 MZVPW256 m.2 PCI-e
Asus ROG Strix GL702VI-WB74
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7700HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
Geräuschentwicklung
3%
9%
6%
-6%
5%
1%
-1%
4%
aus / Umgebung *
29.9
30.7
-3%
29.5
1%
28.3
5%
30
-0%
28.6
4%
28.8
4%
30
-0%
28.2
6%
Idle min *
38.6
37.6
3%
31.6
18%
31.5
18%
33
15%
28.6
26%
36.1
6%
31
20%
30.6
21%
Idle avg *
38.6
37.6
3%
32.2
17%
31.6
18%
34
12%
28.6
26%
36.1
6%
34
12%
30.6
21%
Idle max *
39
37.7
3%
32.3
17%
31.6
19%
38
3%
31.1
20%
36.1
7%
37
5%
30.6
22%
Last avg *
40.6
39.3
3%
43
-6%
36.8
9%
44
-8%
42.2
-4%
44.3
-9%
44
-8%
38.5
5%
Witcher 3 ultra *
41.7
40.6
3%
48.2
-16%
56
-34%
53.8
-29%
51
-22%
52
-25%
Last max *
47
44
6%
43.2
8%
52.1
-11%
62
-32%
50
-6%
51.7
-10%
52
-11%
57
-21%

* ... kleinere Werte sind besser

Temperatur

As the Magnus EK71080 is a desktop PC, users shouldn't need to worry too much about exterior temperatures. Still, the Magnus remains fairly cool when under load. The hottest spots lie along the top mesh and rear exhaust vents. So long as users do not place anything on top of or directly behind the unit, heat will be adequately exhausted. The vents along the side act as intakes and should not be blocked either. As such, the unit should be set in its standard orientation (Zotac logo on top) only.

Vorne (Leerlauf)
Vorne (Leerlauf)
Hinten (Leerlauf)
Hinten (Leerlauf)
Vorne (Last)
Vorne (Last)
Hinten (Last)
Hinten (Last)

Energieverwaltung

Energieaufnahme

Despite the powerful GPU, the Magnus EK71080 is fairly power efficient. Under synthetic load, the unit draws a maximum of 186 Watts. Even when pushed to its limit during intense gameplay, the unit never pulls more than 260 Watts, which is well under the 330 W rating of the included power supply. The 45 Watt Core i7-7700HQ may have a hand to play in the comparatively frugal power consumption.

It should be noted that while running Prime95 and FurMark together, power draw is erratic and spikes at 292 Watts. While this is still within acceptable limits, these levels are a bit concerning. However, we were only able to achieve this while stressing the machine; during normal use, the unit shouldn't be subjected to loads similar to this, even while gaming.

FurMark
FurMark
Prime95
Prime95
The Witcher 3
The Witcher 3
Prime95 + FurMark mit ungewöhnlichen Ausschlägen beim Verbrauch
Prime95 + FurMark mit ungewöhnlichen Ausschlägen beim Verbrauch
Prime95 + FurMark
Prime95 + FurMark
 
Stromverbrauch
Aus / Standbydarklight 1.21 / 1.49 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 27.1 / 27.4 / 28.8 Watt
Last midlight 100.4 / 186.7 Watt
 color bar
Legende: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EK71080
i7-7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP, , x, 0
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN51050
i5-7500T, GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 512 GB m.2, , x,
Intel Skull Canyon NUC6i7KYK
6770HQ, Iris Pro Graphics 580, Samsung SSD 850 EVO m.2 120GB, , x, 0
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
i7-7820HK, GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.3
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
i7-7820HK, GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, 2x Samsung SM961 MZVPW256HEGL NVMe (RAID 0), TN LED, 1920x1080, 17.3
Eurocom Sky X4C
i7-8700K, GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 1TB m.2 NVMe, IPS, 3840x2160, 15.6
Eurocom Tornado F5 Killer Edition
i5-7600K, GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, Samsung SSD 960 Evo 250GB m.2 NVMe, IPS, 3840x2160, 15.6
Schenker XMG U727 2017
i7-7700K, GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, Samsung SM961 MZVPW256 m.2 PCI-e, AHVA, 3840x2160, 17.3
Asus ROG Strix GL702VI-WB74
i7-7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.3
Stromverbrauch
28%
49%
7%
-39%
-15%
-33%
-49%
15%
Idle min *
27.1
21.1
22%
14.8
45%
21.6
20%
34
-25%
30.2
-11%
28.4
-5%
32
-18%
19.8
27%
Idle avg *
27.4
22.1
19%
15.7
43%
26.4
4%
41
-50%
34.7
-27%
32
-17%
43
-57%
25.2
8%
Idle max *
28.8
26.6
8%
15.8
45%
26.6
8%
50
-74%
37.8
-31%
33.5
-16%
51
-77%
25.9
10%
Last avg *
100.4
77.5
23%
62.7
38%
95.6
5%
106
-6%
130.3
-30%
190.9
-90%
138
-37%
84.1
16%
Witcher 3 ultra *
243.1
92.4
62%
221.7
9%
257
-6%
172.2
29%
279
-15%
198.6
18%
Last max *
186.7
121.7
35%
48.5
74%
199.6
-7%
320
-71%
217.7
-17%
259.4
-39%
350
-87%
171.1
8%

* ... kleinere Werte sind besser

Pro

+ einfacher Zugang ohne Werkzeuge
+ exzellente Gaming-Leistung auch für 4K
+ NVMe-Steckplatz mit PCIe-x4-Anbindung
+ Unterstützung für Intel Optane
+ stabile CPU-Leistung
+ kompakter Formafaktor
+ gute CPU/GPU-Kühlung
+ leise Lüfter (nicht hochfrequent)
+ viele Anschlüsse
+ Unterstützung von bis zu 4 Display via DP 1.4 oder HDMI 2.0b
+ Unterstützung für G-Sync-Monitore

Contra

- Preis
- RAM, Festplatte, Tastatur, Maus und Display sind nicht enthalten
- kein Thunderbolt 3
- nutzt eine 45-Watt Laptop-CPU
- Lüfterprofil lässt sich nur über BIOS anpassen
- keine VESA-Befestigung und keine andere Positionierung möglich
- langsamer SD-Leser
- mittelmäßige WLAN-Leistung
- kein Infrarot

Fazit

Im Test: Zotac ZBOX Magnus EK71080. Testgerät zur Verfügung gestellt von Zotac.
Im Test: Zotac ZBOX Magnus EK71080. Testgerät zur Verfügung gestellt von Zotac.

Any way you cut it, the Zotac ZBOX Magnus EK71080 is a marvel of engineering. Compared to high-end gaming notebooks, the Magnus EK71080 is just as powerful (if not more so) while remaining cooler and quieter. Maintenance and port selection is also inherently superior to notebooks, and the additional support for Intel Optane memory is icing on the cake. Considering the small size, the gaming performance of the EK71080 is impressive, as is the low fan noise.

Of course, the EK71080 is much larger than other ZBOX desktops and lacks the portability of a gaming laptop. The Magnus EK71080 is also fairly expensive; in addition to the $1500 price tag of the base unit, users will need to provide their own RAM, storage, OS, and peripherals. All of these are included with a laptop. Further, $1500 is a lot to ask for a gaming desktop that uses a lower-powered laptop CPU. Potential buyers will have to shell out $400 more to get a desktop-class processor and liquid cooling, and even then, the processor is locked. On top of all this, it is cheaper to sacrifice the specialized chassis and build a custom desktop.

At least, it was cheaper to build a desktop from scratch. Current GPU prices make the EK71080 much more attractive. Due to the current cryptocurrency mining craze, prices for high-end GPUs like the GTX 1080 have skyrocketed. At the time of this writing, the average price for the GTX 1080 is about USD $850-900, which is 60% of the price of the Magnus EK71080. Even if you can afford the exorbitant price, finding a GTX 1080 is almost impossible; retailers have constantly been sold out.

Given the bizarre pricing of GPUs at present, purchasing the EK71080 is a more compelling option. The compact form factor is more of a nicety and less of a selling point in that regard.

A year ago, the Magnus EK71080 would have been a hard sell due to its high price point. Building a desktop from scratch would have cost significantly less. However, due to the scarcity and inflated pricing of high-end GPUs, the Magnus EK71080 may be a good buy for enthusiasts that want one of the most powerful graphics cards now. Considering that gaming laptops with similar components run about $2500-3000 compared to the EK71080's $1500 tag, users may find more value in giving up the portability and buying the necessary components.

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Autor: Sam Medley, 17.03.2018 (Update: 19.05.2020)
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