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{Tomshardware}Asus Has Launched Its Mini GeForce GTX 670 Early

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Originally Posted by Tomshardware 
Asus has released its smaller GTX 670 DirectCU Mini.

Last month we first heard of Asus' Mini GTX 670. Back then, Asus was probing the market to see if there would be any demand, after which it first announced the card, later showed more pictures, and now it has officially been launched.

The GTX 670 DirectCU Mini is a high-end card that has a much smaller PCB, at just 17 cm long. The reference design of the GTX 670, including its cooler, is just over 24 cm. This makes the card very appropriate for mini-ITX systems, as Asus has demonstrated. The card measures just 17 cm x 12 cm x 4 cm.

Its DirectCU Mini cooler is one that blows air in all directions with an 80 mm fan. It has a vapor chamber directly between the GPU and the heatsink, as was predicted earlier.



Base Clock speed runs at 928 MHz, and the boost frequency is 1,006 MHz. Comparing this to the reference 915 MHz and 980 MHz boost, it might not seem impressive, but it is an overclock nonetheless. Included in the package is 2 GB of GDDR5 memory that runs over a 256-bit memory interface, as well as a single eight-pin PCIe power connector. Display outputs are taken care of by two dual-link DVI ports, an HDMI port and a DisplayPort.

The expectation earlier was that the card would launch at the end of April. However, we've just seen the card show up on Asus' website, and it has been launched today. It should hit shops anytime now, although we know little about its price.

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man this is awesome news for small size rig builder like the ITX and mini ATX builders cheers.gif

*EDIT*
Here are some more pics




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Originally Posted by Acefire View Post

Got those triple x rated naked gpu pics?

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Originally Posted by nagle3092 View Post

I want pics without the heatsink.
some striptease of that baby as demanded tongue.gif

not perfect but thats the best i could find redface.gif
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Originally Posted by XiCynx View Post

Does this mini 670 equal the performance for the full sized 670?
So Here are some benchmarks



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Originally Posted by Tbreak.com 
The GTX 670 is usually a massive card, with the Nvidia GTX 670 reference card measuring just over 24 centimeters. To bring down the size by almost 40% ASUS used two key features to make this feat possible. First is the usage of Direct Power, which combines power delivery components, resulting in a single 8-pin power plug required instead of the regular two 6-pins. Secondly the PCB board itself, being custom in design, has a massive heatsink sitting directly on top of the GPU and memory modules, with a a CoolTech fan that's a crossover between a blower and axial design. This supposedly results in a wider-angle air flow that provides up to 20% lower temperature readings than stock GTX 670.
Apart from these two major changes, you have a pure GTX 670 heart beating underneath clocking in 928MHz (1006MHz boost), a minor increase from the 915MHz on the reference GTX 670, while the 2GB GDDR5 256-bit memory runs at a standard 1502MHz (6008MHz effective). 3-way SLI is also supported, although I don't see how that's possible in a small case. I guess it's there just because Nvidia requires it.
Hope that helped thumb.gif
Edited by Tarun - 4/3/13 at 1:23pm
post #2 of 71
Making computer gaming possible inside a smaller case is always a good thing
post #3 of 71
Nice job. Loving this, though I don't think all that Asus direct contact branding is warranted for such a tiny heatsink.
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Big thing in a small package indeed!
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This is excellent. Usually low profile cards are necessarily very weak cards where power consumption and heat can be kept down such as a 650 or something. A 670 provides a LOT of graphical muscle in such a tiny package.

Kepler really is an amazing architecture. So power efficient....
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HOLY cow... this is EXACTLY what I need for my new case. My graphics card can't be longer then 12inches in length or I have to remove the top hardive rack for it to fit. This packs exactly the amount of power i need in my pc games, without being too big. Great job, I'll most likely pick this up on release date smile.gif
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it's so cute tongue.gif
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you could fit this into a tiny enclosure and vesa mount it to a nice sized monitor...
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Now make a 7970 version! biggrin.gif
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Now make a 7970 version! biggrin.gif

With GCN's ravenous appetite for power and thus heat output, don't hold your breath. Nothing from Tahiti anyway, and probably not even Pitcairn....
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