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Asus Unveils the GeForce GTX 760 Direct CU Mini 2 GB

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The Asus GTX 760 DirectCU Mini 2 GB features a 170 mm full-height PCB that should be well suited for use in small form factor enclosures.

Asus has launched the GTX 760 DirectCU Mini 2 GB which features reference clock speeds of 980 / 1033 MHz and has the identical design and construction as the GTX 670 DirectCU Mini that was launched in April.

The graphics card features a 170 mm full-height PCB with a 5-phase VRM that draws power from a single 8-pin PCIe connector, a vapor-chamber plate with a donut-shaped aluminum fin array that is "ventilated by a unique fan that combines top and lateral flow blades into a single impeller."

The Asus GTX 760 DirectCU Mini 2 GB will initially be launched in the U.S. market at a retail price of $299, a $50 increase over the standard GTX 760.

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    ingtar33 , September 19, 2013 8:09 AM
    cute. of course this is an enthusiest website so i gotta ask. how does it overclock?
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    whiteodian , September 19, 2013 9:18 AM
    Cute little bugger. Yay, they finally moved the x60 from 192 to 256-bit.
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    merikafyeah , September 19, 2013 9:42 AM
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    Cute little bugger. Yay, they finally moved the x60 from 192 to 256-bit.


    What do you mean "finally"?

    - The GTX 460 and 460 SE had 256-bit width. (Not the v2 or 768MB versions)
    - The GTX 560 had 256-bit width. (Not the SE version)
    - The GTX 560 Ti had 256-bit width. (The 448 cores limited edition had 320-bit width.)
    - The GTX 260 had 448-bit width. (Crazy right?)

    It seems the only x60 generation that didn't have 256-bit standard was the 660 and 660 Ti.
    What's up with that Nvidia?
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    ceh4702 , September 19, 2013 11:16 AM
    The smaller the case the more heat builds up faster, the harder it is to get rid of the heat. A water cooling video card might be nice. Try packing into a single slot if you really want it smaller. Still need a bigger power supply to power it? Did they put power connectors on the end? Size is one thing but for MITX routing cables is crucial.
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    Tuishimi , September 19, 2013 11:17 AM
    Nice little card.
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    WithoutWeakness , September 19, 2013 1:16 PM
    Quote:
    Quote:
    Cute little bugger. Yay, they finally moved the x60 from 192 to 256-bit.


    What do you mean "finally"?

    - The GTX 460 and 460 SE had 256-bit width. (Not the v2 or 768MB versions)
    - The GTX 560 had 256-bit width. (Not the SE version)
    - The GTX 560 Ti had 256-bit width. (The 448 cores limited edition had 320-bit width.)
    - The GTX 260 had 448-bit width. (Crazy right?)

    It seems the only x60 generation that didn't have 256-bit standard was the 660 and 660 Ti.
    What's up with that Nvidia?

    Nvidia held back in the 600 series. They used their mid-range GK-104 chip with its 256-bit memory bus on their highest-end GTX 680 because they knew it could keep up with AMD's Radeon HD 7970. That left the smaller GK-106 with it's 192-bit memory bus to power the GTX 660 and below. On the GTX 660 Ti they used GK-104 and intentionally cut down memory bandwith to 192 bits to differentiate it from the GTX 670 which had the same number of CUDA cores.

    Nvidia used the flagship Kepler GK-110 GPU in their Tesla K20x and GTX Titan cards. They used cut-down versions in their GTX 780. All three of those cards have 384-bit memory buses. They re-used their GK-104 chips for the rest of the 700-series so far. They upped the clock and memory speeds on GTX 680 and made it the GTX 770. They did the same with GTX 670 and made it into GTX 760. It leaves an odd gap and a lot of speculation about if they will release a GTX 760 Ti and how they will fit it into the product stack.
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    cmi86 , September 19, 2013 3:49 PM
    Mini itx power house ??
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    rostrow416 , September 20, 2013 2:36 AM
    And the 670 mini is 304 on newegg. Why would anyone pick the 760 mini for a $5 difference?
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    rostrow416 , September 20, 2013 11:19 AM
    And the 670 mini is 304 on newegg. Why would anyone pick the 760 mini for a $5 difference?
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    iam2thecrowe , October 12, 2013 5:35 PM
    Quote:
    Quote:
    Cute little bugger. Yay, they finally moved the x60 from 192 to 256-bit.


    What do you mean "finally"?

    - The GTX 460 and 460 SE had 256-bit width. (Not the v2 or 768MB versions)
    - The GTX 560 had 256-bit width. (Not the SE version)
    - The GTX 560 Ti had 256-bit width. (The 448 cores limited edition had 320-bit width.)
    - The GTX 260 had 448-bit width. (Crazy right?)

    It seems the only x60 generation that didn't have 256-bit standard was the 660 and 660 Ti.
    What's up with that Nvidia?


    whats up is you should stop whinging about bits, and look at the actual performance.
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    supermazenizo , November 24, 2013 9:35 AM
    Anyone know where I can pick one of these up?