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Asus Has Launched Its Mini GeForce GTX 670 Early

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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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    ananke , April 2, 2013 4:03 PM
    I like this
  • 12 Hide
    Devoteicon , April 2, 2013 4:21 PM
    Big things DO come in small packages.
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    TheBigTroll , April 2, 2013 6:04 PM
    A Bad DayTry Fermi.Hehe...


    ahh, the gtx 480 days. where 85c at full load is rather normal
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    athulajp , April 2, 2013 4:03 PM
    This would be awesome when used in tandem with a PCI riser, you could probably fit it in an extremely small HTPC case with some good CPU cooler like the axp-100 and a blower fan.
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    ananke , April 2, 2013 4:03 PM
    I like this
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    Novuake , April 2, 2013 4:20 PM
    If it wern't for Kepler using less power, this would not be possible. Try getting an HD7970/7950 so small. LOL not a chance.
  • 12 Hide
    Devoteicon , April 2, 2013 4:21 PM
    Big things DO come in small packages.
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    A Bad Day , April 2, 2013 4:34 PM
    NovuakeIf it wern't for Kepler using less power, this would not be possible. Try getting an HD7970/7950 so small. LOL not a chance.


    Try Fermi.

    Hehe...
  • 0 Hide
    DarkSable , April 2, 2013 4:39 PM
    Dawwwwwwwww.

    Wait, why does it have a radial cooler? In a small form factor, blower / reference style coolers are by FAR the better option...
  • 7 Hide
    nukemaster , April 2, 2013 5:00 PM
    Look in the center of the fan, Its got both :) 
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    voiidwulf , April 2, 2013 5:06 PM
    Hmm. This might be a good upgrade to my 7870 in the near future. I have a pretty small case.
  • 2 Hide
    DanteIsOnFire , April 2, 2013 6:04 PM
    That was so adorable :3..

    Dammit. Now I have to punch something to gain my masculinity back.
  • 11 Hide
    TheBigTroll , April 2, 2013 6:04 PM
    A Bad DayTry Fermi.Hehe...


    ahh, the gtx 480 days. where 85c at full load is rather normal
  • 7 Hide
    azathoth , April 2, 2013 6:10 PM
    TheBigTrollahh, the gtx 480 days. where 85c at full load is rather normal

    85 is rather conservative, my GTX 480 has allowed me to turn my thermostat down more in the winter!
    (Seriously.)
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    Novuake , April 2, 2013 6:15 PM
    Quote:
    NovuakeIf it wern't for Kepler using less power, this would not be possible. Try getting an HD7970/7950 so small. LOL not a chance.


    6 pin = 75w
    8 pin = 150w

    geforce uses 6 pin x2 the only amd problem is the TDP not the power.


    Power consumption was my point. Thus TDP. NObody likes a smartarse.
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    Novuake , April 2, 2013 6:16 PM
    Quote:
    NovuakeIf it wern't for Kepler using less power, this would not be possible. Try getting an HD7970/7950 so small. LOL not a chance.


    Try Fermi.

    Hehe...


    LOL EXACTLY! :D 
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    Novuake , April 2, 2013 6:23 PM
    Quote:
    TheBigTrollahh, the gtx 480 days. where 85c at full load is rather normal

    85 is rather conservative, my GTX 480 has allowed me to turn my thermostat down more in the winter!
    (Seriously.)


    Oh no I believe you. THe HD4870x2 was just as bad, but a lightning fast card.
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    joytech22 , April 2, 2013 7:02 PM
    It's so cute.
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    babernet_1 , April 2, 2013 7:21 PM
    " It should hit shops anytime now, although we know LITTLE about its price."

    Har Har. Didn't anyone notice this?
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    Onyx2291 , April 2, 2013 7:44 PM
    I need this! My case can't hold something bigger than maybe 8.5 inches.
  • 8 Hide
    kiksdomo , April 2, 2013 8:06 PM
    that's what she said
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    Onyx2291 , April 2, 2013 8:25 PM
    I also hope they make this cooler available on lower tier cards.
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    renz496 , April 2, 2013 8:25 PM
    to me most important is how well those small cooler going to handle the heat. i already like the compact look. hope to see the card got bench soon. btw they mention this card was launched earlier than expected. does something new coming our way?
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