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Everyone knew this was only a matter of time. Very low energy requirements made GTX 970 very competitive solution. GeForce GTX 970 has great performance to price and performance to power consumption ratios. Making Mini-ITX version was inevitable, what we didn’t know is which company would be the first to release it.

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Aren't most 970s tiny as can be?



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it is nice that they use single 8 pin instead dual 6 pins. 1 cable > 2 cables.
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Aren't most 970s tiny as can be?

In a way. But this is a bit shorter and uses a single 8 pin for its 150w instead of two 6 pin.
It has a bit of a small redesign to the PCB in order to fit the 170mm standard of the mini-itx size, as well as the cooler, as the rest have a bigger cooler.
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mini card = win

now i can progress with my build.

hunt down a decent DTX board and sandwitch 2 of these together into a 970x2 with watercooling
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mini card = win

now i can progress with my build.

hunt down a decent DTX board and sandwitch 2 of these together into a 970x2 with watercooling

Wouldn't the PNY 970 make more sense for that? Its single slot, so you don't have to cut off the top DVI connector, its already confirmed to get an EK waterblock and you won't be wasting money on the more expensive gigabyte cooler.
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i like my gtx fat
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Now we're getting somewhere! I see a near future where we'll have all of the 1080p gaming power necessary running in a tiny console sized space using 100w max at load. The fact that this powerful GPU can be shrunk down to this size means we're on our way.

I suspect that by the time this real, 1080p will be the resolution used by the OCN minority and many will be at 1440p - 4K.

I'm very good with this as long as the larger GPU's and platforms are not abandoned.
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In a way. But this is a bit shorter and uses a single 8 pin for its 150w instead of two 6 pin.
It has a bit of a small redesign to the PCB in order to fit the 170mm standard of the mini-itx size, as well as the cooler, as the rest have a bigger cooler.
It's just a pity the zotac 970's shroud extends out a bit (Yes the PCB is 170mm) but then again most ITX cases are longer than the motherboard anyway and will fit a front rad with space to spare.
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WANT

Do these SLI?
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