Asus Has Launched Its Mini GeForce GTX 670 Early

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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Niels Broekhuijsen

Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He reviews cases, water cooling and pc builds.

  • 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.
  • ananke
    I like this
  • Novuake
    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.
  • Devoteicon
    Big things DO come in small packages.
  • A Bad Day
    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.

  • DarkSable

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

    Dammit. Now I have to punch something to gain my masculinity back.
  • TheBigTroll
    A Bad DayTry Fermi.Hehe...
    ahh, the gtx 480 days. where 85c at full load is rather normal