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More Pictures on Asus GTX 670 with DirectCU Mini Cooler

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Another picture of Asus' smaller GTX 670 has been spotted.

Earlier, we got some camera shots of Asus's smaller model of its GTX 670, with a DirectCU Mini cooler. Sadly, the pictures only showed us the side when it was installed in a system, but we couldn't see much of the fan or design. What we do know is that the graphics card is 17 cm long and only uses two expansion slots instead of three as we're accustomed to seeing from most DirectCU II coolers.

Now the folks over at Sweclockers have managed to get another picture of the GTX 670 from Asus, and here it is.

It seems that the main heatsink is built from aluminum with a copper vapor chamber over the GPU. Asus said that it won't be playing with the 6.0 GHz memory clock, but it will clock the GPU's core speed 26 MHz higher than the reference speed. Display outputs include two DVI outputs, HDMI and a DisplayPort.

The card will launch in April, with no word on pricing yet.

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    badtaylorx , March 22, 2013 7:56 AM
    more pictures= plural.....more than one....many....multiple

    title should have been...."Another picture....."
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    de5_Roy , March 22, 2013 7:25 AM
    totally looks like a toy.
    powerful gaming toy.
    this''ll fit nicely to upper midrange small form factor gaming pcs.

    now imagine a radeon 7950 trying to do the same thing... :D 
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    de5_Roy , March 22, 2013 7:25 AM
    totally looks like a toy.
    powerful gaming toy.
    this''ll fit nicely to upper midrange small form factor gaming pcs.

    now imagine a radeon 7950 trying to do the same thing... :D 
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    nukemaster , March 22, 2013 7:29 AM
    Very interesting heatsink fan/blower combo.
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    hate machine , March 22, 2013 7:29 AM
    So this is getting slotted into my new Haswell MiniITX build this June. Unless a smaller 680 comes out :p 
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    voodoobunny , March 22, 2013 7:42 AM
    *thinks* (not knowing all that much about cooling):

    Could you build a case where the fan takes air from behind the case and blows straight through a side vent?

    You could make a *really small super-system with this...
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    badtaylorx , March 22, 2013 7:56 AM
    more pictures= plural.....more than one....many....multiple

    title should have been...."Another picture....."
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    kenyee , March 22, 2013 8:03 AM
    If this thing is quiet. I want one for my HTPC :-)
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    WithoutWeakness , March 22, 2013 8:27 AM
    voodoobunny*thinks* (not knowing all that much about cooling):Could you build a case where the fan takes air from behind the case and blows straight through a side vent?You could make a *really small super-system with this...

    Tons of small form factor cases have intake vents specifically for the graphics card on the side panel to feed cold air straight into the intake on the card and let it vent the hot air out of the back of the chassis. Take a closer look at Mini-ITX cases like the Bitfenix Prodigy or Silverstone's SG08 and you'll see that they're already designed with this sort of setup in mind.
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    unksol , March 22, 2013 8:46 AM
    kenyeeIf this thing is quiet. I want one for my HTPC :-)


    It's kinda small but it's not gonna fit in your HTC one....


    oh wait htpc... Why would you want this then? You can fit a real gpu in an htpc....
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    blazorthon , March 22, 2013 9:40 AM
    de5_Roytotally looks like a toy.powerful gaming toy.this''ll fit nicely to upper midrange small form factor gaming pcs.now imagine a radeon 7950 trying to do the same thing...


    Radeon 7950 has similar power consumption in gaming, so it should be capable of also using a small PCB and cooler, granted the extra memory chips compared to the GTX 670 may make it a little more difficult.
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    blazorthon , March 22, 2013 9:41 AM
    kenyeeIf this thing is quiet. I want one for my HTPC :-)


    It's more of a high-end gaming rig than an HTPC at that point, isn't it?
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    blazorthon , March 22, 2013 9:43 AM
    hate machineSo this is getting slotted into my new Haswell MiniITX build this June. Unless a smaller 680 comes out


    680 is more expensive and consumes more power for what is pretty much identical performance. The 680 would be an even more inferior choice compared to the 670 for a card of this form factor than it is even for the regular form factors.
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    aznguy0028 , March 22, 2013 9:47 AM
    I'm getting more and more stoked for my future mini-itx build with GPU's getting smaller/more innovative cooling like this here!
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    DarkSable , March 22, 2013 10:11 AM
    This thing is freaking adorable....
    That being said, I already have a 670 with a 680 PCB in my mini-itx build, so I'm happy.
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    balister , March 22, 2013 10:54 AM
    hate machineSo this is getting slotted into my new Haswell MiniITX build this June. Unless a smaller 680 comes out


    The reason this size of GPU could be made is due to how the 670 PCB was built. If you had ever seen a 670 without its heatsink, you'd see that about 1/3 of the PCB was basically unpopulated (only real population was from power connectors which could be moved easily). A 680 PCB uses the entire PCB, so you won't see a tiny 680 like you will the 670.

    I wouldn't be surprised if other makers follow Asus' lead on this with other 670s.
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    spentshells , March 22, 2013 11:20 AM
    Cheers nice work asus
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    spentshells , March 22, 2013 11:38 AM
    blazorthonRadeon 7950 has similar power consumption in gaming, so it should be capable of also using a small PCB and cooler, granted the extra memory chips compared to the GTX 670 may make it a little more difficult.


    this one has a lowered pwr requirement 1 8 pin in place of 2 6 pins I don't know that the 7950 is able tp pull that off.
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    blazorthon , March 22, 2013 11:40 AM
    Quote:
    blazorthonRadeon 7950 has similar power consumption in gaming, so it should be capable of also using a small PCB and cooler, granted the extra memory chips compared to the GTX 670 may make it a little more difficult.


    this one has a lowered pwr requirement 1 8 pin in place of 2 6 pins I don't know that the 7950 is able tp pull that off.


    Two six pins is 150W from PCIe connectors. One 8 pin is 150W from PCIe connectors. It makes no major difference. Furthermore, the Radeon 7950 and the GTX 670 have nearly identical power consumption at load.
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    spentshells , March 22, 2013 11:44 AM
    Quote:
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    blazorthonRadeon 7950 has similar power consumption in gaming, so it should be capable of also using a small PCB and cooler, granted the extra memory chips compared to the GTX 670 may make it a little more difficult.


    this one has a lowered pwr requirement 1 8 pin in place of 2 6 pins I don't know that the 7950 is able tp pull that off.




    Two six pins is 150W from PCIe connectors. One 8 pin is 150W from PCIe connectors. It makes no major difference. Furthermore, the Radeon 7950 and the GTX 670 have nearly identical power consumption at load.
    I guess I should have known that, but I suppose it would be the PCB that would require all the work.





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    sublime2k , March 22, 2013 3:59 PM
    That thing is CUTE!

    kenyeeIf this thing is quiet. I want one for my HTPC :-)

    What do you want for gaming PC if you want GTX 670 for HTPC?
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    Onihikage , March 23, 2013 4:09 AM
    Let me know when someone starts using the Sandia cooler design.
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